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Growing in Unity - Day 1 {Mon Chapeau Chaud}

Here we are the very last day of 2012.  How was it for you? For me, a wonderful year...too much work, but wonderful all the same.

My highlights were:

(1) Visiting the west coast to see my daughter and her grandfather
(2) Lots of arts and crafts
(3) Many long walks with my lil babes in the woods
(4) Visiting with my sister at Thanksgiving
(5) Spending time with my husband

What were your highlights?

While you're thinking that over, let me tell you a little about my project above.  I am delighted to be ending this year and starting next year as part of Growing in Unity!

Such fun, oui?
Be sure to stop in and comment on my posts each day this week to qualify for awesome winnings!
At the end of the week I'll pick a random winner from all the comments.  The fabulous lucky winner will receive two itty bitty stamps.


YAY for Unity Rubber!
Over the holidays while I was relaxing and enjoying some time with the family, I made a few knitted items.  The above I made for Caitlin, who requested …

Snowman Greetings to You!

Just a super quick, happy, snowy hello to you!
Today, I've whipped up one of my all time seasonal favorites - a happy snowman.  With less than a week before the big day (and MORE than a week of preparation to do), I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed.
So, what does that mean?  It means, sit down, ignore the to do lists, grab a goblet of wine, and make something beautiful that makes me happy.
Hope you share my sentiment in the fun of this card!  I added a bit of the variegated ribbon on my sentiment from the Seasons Bundle.  Do you love the little roses as much as I do?
Other elements include watercoloring, sponging, linen thread and button from Stampin Up!, and stamps as follows:

Snowman and Stocking are fromPurple Onion Designs
Snowflake background and sentiment from Unity Stamp Company.

What Do I Stand For?

Most Nights....I don't know.  But I think my daughter knows.  And I am f'ing happy that there are people like her with the passion to hope for better.




Bravo You. Sweet. Daughter. of. Mine.

You kick some ass when the time comes!

In the meantime....Happy 27th Birthday.

May you have 100 more in a world you are thrilled to be a part of.

Love,
Your Mamma

Vintage Family Photos and Scrapbook Pages

If you remember, when my sister was here for Thanksgiving, she helped rekindle my energy for working on my Mum's scrapbook.  My lack of focus for this project wasn't on a lack of follow-through but rather a fear of failing to produce something beautiful.  It was so much easier and quicker to complete my Dad's...I think MAYBE because he wasn't going to scrutinize it (he was already gone.)  But my Mum, she's still here, and that VOICE in my head that always challenged me to do better, be better, be perfect, etc...just still chimes on EVEN though I'm almost 50.!  I guess the convictions of a mother never fade.

Yikes.  I'm a mum.  I wonder what damage I've done.

Well. Enough of that.

Now that I've shared much too much information, above is another page in her scrapbook...for which I am quite happy and satisfied.  Let's just hope, for the sake of my psyche, she does too!

Lots of little elements on this page, but let's just start with the ribbon.…

Ho Ho Ho - Let it Snow!

Hi!  Today I'm participating in a fun blog hop featuring projects and inspiration from two awesome companies, 3GirlJam and Pinque Peacock!  If you are already participating in the hop, then you came here after visiting Jessica.  Aren't her creations just lovely?
However, if were unaware, then you'll want start at the beginning, over on the3GirlJamblog.  Why, you ask?  Because there are some really nice prizes for those who participate!  Be sure to leave comments on all the participating blogs so that you'll be eligible to win.  You don't want to miss out on this one!  Prizes include a $15.00 gift certificate for the 3GJam blog and a $15.00 gift certificate to Pinque Peacock.

The hop is open for comments until Sunday Dec 9. So if you don't have time to do it THIS SECOND, then you have some time to hop and take in all the creative goodness!  All weekend long.
Winners will be announced on Wed Dec 12th.  Be sure to check the 3GirlJamblog to see if you won!

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