Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my dear friends a very Happy New Year filled with good health and lots of laughter. Peace and happiness to all of you. Cheers!

Here are a few Christmas projects and some photos of the season I'd like to share with you...

I made these fun little treats with the Stampin' Up mini cello bags and my SU Deer Friends stamp set. I found the perfect little chocolate covered rice crispy treats at Purdys.
I made this little wall hanging for my mother-in-law.
This was one of my Christmas cards that I made this year and mailed to friends and family.

Some super simple but cute cards I made using some of my Elzybells stamps. I gave each my mother-in-law and sister-in-law an embellished accordion file box filled with some of my handmade cards. Each year at Christmas my plan is to re-fill them for them with some new cards.
 Our Christmas tree this year. Our first artificial tree. Dad didn't feel like decorating and having a tree
this year without mom so we gave their tree a new home. I just love it! No watering, no needles, no mess and the decorations never droop!
 Loving my new Canon SLR camera and the beautiful photos I'm now able to capture. Especially in low light.
DH made these madeleines using mom's special madeleine pan in honour of her this year. We've decided to make this an annual tradition and serve them with each Christmas dinner from now on.
Finally remembered to get one of the three of us! Trying to get Emily to pose and quit goofing around is not an easy task!
Me and Dad. I'm glad I have this shot of the two of us.
 Celebrating Christmas with my scrapbooking buddies.
Visiting the Capilano Suspension Bridge, just me and my girl.
A fun, beautiful winter day at the beach.
Celebrating with my wonderful friends over at Sue F's.
What a fun night! My stomach still hurts from laughing so much!
  Gawd did we laugh!!
Ringing in the New Year

Me and my new camera. I looked like this a lot over the holidays lol. I'm excited to start my Project 365 or as some call in now, Project Life starting January 1st. I've started a new blog and hope you'll come by and visit. The link is on the right side of my blog and here. Thanks for visiting and wishing you all a prosperous and healthy new year ahead.Take time for yourselves, be happy and laugh lots! Hugs

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

First Christmas Card of the Season

Today I received my first Christmas card from my dear friend Jo. Jo's work is just simply gorgeous! I love the unconventional soft pretty colours of this Christmas card. Isn't it simply stunning?! Thanks so much Jo!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Celebrating My Birthday

I celebrated my birthday this weekend and had a lovely time with both family and friends. On Saturday, my girlfriend Whitney took me out for a Sushi lunch and we hit another Christmas craft fair at the Heritage Hall. On Sunday, my girlfriends Izzy and Diane took me out for a super fun day at the Christmas Market and then out for a lovely dinner. I highly recommend the Christmas Market; the gorgeous decorations are to die for and the Feuerzangenbowle (a traditional warm German drink) is too yummy for words! I loved being able to walk around the market with our little ceramic mugs lol. Thanks again for making my birthday special and for such a wonderful weekend you guys! Here are a few photos from the Market.