Finding the Holiday Joy

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sick for Thanksgiving!

I got sick with some kind of headache/sinus thing on the Monday before Thanksgiving and spent the holiday in bed, my first day up and out of my bedroom was Friday after. I am starting to feel better now but it was a rough week. I did manage to make to Bass Pro Shop to Santa's Wonderland and there I was able to take pictures of my g-babies meeting Santa this year :) Loved that.
I also missed the first day of my class with Kelly Willette Finding the Holiday Joy, I am trying to get caught up on 7 days of pictures, should be fun though because I love, love the things we're asked to photograph!! I hope to post some pictures from my class as I start rolling along with the pictures. If it were daylight I'd go do them all right now!!
This time of year I start thinking about candles and this year is no different, I find myself wanting to smell baking cookies in my livingroom or hazelnut coffee in the kitchen (not because I'm making some though :) I've become a fan of Scentsy, I have to get a few more warmers for the house!! Mochadoodle sounds deeelish!!
Today it was 38 degrees, with a wind chill of 29, I was so in my element!! I wore a coat and was snug as a bug in the car going to work this morning!! Makes it feel all the more like Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Florabella Actions

Kyleigh- Allure

                                              Kyleigh- Allure/Ambrosia/CL

                                                                       Kyleigh- Allure

I have used some of the Florabella actions recently, here are a couple of my favorites :) I like to combine them, Allure, Ambrosia, Musette and sometimes Mademoselle are my favs so far. I will be happy when I learn a few more things about the actions though.

Little Punkin Productions Logo

I'm having a logo made and it is looking so good so far, very excited about it :) I have always thought that I am more of a simple and clean design gal, but it turns out that I like a whirl and swirl too :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Friday, November 19, 2010

Christmas 2010

Sweet Cinnamon Collage Christmas 5x7 folded card
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Get Free Holiday Cards

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I am here to say that I absolutely, positively can't stand all the passwords I have to keep up with, today I was locked out of my own UHC policy online for trying too many times to login :( I can't remember my bank password, that one you can't mess up on or they make you call...........please don't make me call I'll do anything!! I have a password to my work email, timeclock and to get into the scheduling manager.....that's ok right? No I have to change those passwords all the time, gotta have a capital letter, a number, a symbol, a lock of my hair and the social security to my first born! Then I have all the passwords to the fun stuff I do, fortunately I have streamed lined those, they are all the same..........something exotic rhymes with hippopotamus :) PayPal!!! geez, I have a paypal acct, can't remember the password, it's harder to get in there than in my own bank. Then there's the username, login name, profile name, user ID......did I give this a name or is it my email address or just the first part of my email address or did I use ElleSnaps?? I'm suffering from password fatigue, please I would call for help but I can't remember the password!!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Grandkids for the weekend :)


I love fall, maybe these will make my holiday cards this year :)

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

My first post to my blog, and fittingly it is about Shutterfly Holiday Cards. I have been using Shutterfly for my Christmas cards since 2008, I can hardly wait to pick out the one for this year. I have delighted in using my granddaughter on the card, but this year I have a new granddaughter, sooooo two grandbabies for the card. Shutterfly has the most wonderful cardstock, they print up beautifully, it makes me proud to send them out. Every year I have heard back from many of my family and friends on how much they love, love the cards 'where did you get those done?'. I helped several of my family members make their Christmas cards last year too, they were very pleased with the results :)
I love Christmas, the decorations, the baking, the presents, and the mail! Making my card on Shutterfly is a tradition now. Here are some links to some of my favorite photocard products thru Shutterfly:
Holiday cards:
Christmas cards:
New Years Cards:

I have a share site thru Shutterfly as well, go to the link, it will take you to my Photobooks page, on that page you'll see all the occassions I have used photocards for. I truly do love the service that Shutterfly provides. I hope that you give them a look, you will not regret it and you too could be the gal that everyones calling this year wondering where you got such great Christmas cards!!
Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

New Years 2010