Saturday, December 20, 2008

It's the Holiday Season...

And a whoop-di-do!
Sorry, for some reason that song is stuck in my brain today, LOL. I've been meaning to blog for the past couple of weeks, but kept putting it off. Not for lack of having something to blog about. I've got lots of news and projects to share. It's just that I was afraid it would turn into a monster post!

So let's see... my birthday came and went with the big ice storm on the 12th. We spent the day without power. Since our well and oil burner don't work without power, that meant we had no heat or running water. We spent most of the day bundled up in the living room around the fireplace. The kids had fun playing with legos and action figures. They were almost disappointed when the lights came back on. Ahh, to be young! For those of you that don't get to see ice storms, well they really can wreak destruction. Here's a young tree in my yard that was bent with the added weight:

But, the ice can make trees look like art too:

Let's see, I do have some scrappy stuff to share...
First, a toot! I was asked to join the Design Team at Scrap for a Cure. I've known for a while and have been patiently waitin to share! Diana and Patti put together an amazing mix of papers and embellies, always with beautiful trims and a fun vintage find. This month's kit is gorgeous - grab one to scrap all those holiday photos you'll be taking!

Here is my layout for the latest Dreamgirls challenge:

This challenge features a sketch by the talented Liz Qualman. The twists are to use a holidy song as your title and to add some glitter. I used Stickles on the holly berries and outlined my chipboard title with some Pink Paislee Pixie Sticks. Love how this turned out! Hope you'll get a moment to scrap a bit and play along with us.

Okay, so this post is getting a bit lengthy - still have tons to share, but tomorrow's another day, right? Until then...


~Kennie~ said...

Happy Holidays Debbie! And congrats on the design team!!!

Those pictures you got of your tree are gorgeous! Ice storms can definitely wreak a lot of havoc, but sure leave something pretty to look at! We were without power last week Friday night from 6:30-11pm and for us, it was like "hmmm..." because everything we wanted to do involved power. Amazing how much we rely on it!

I just adore your Dreamgirls layout! It's so pretty! If I'd had your background paper, I never would have been able to come up with something, yet, you turned it into this most gorgeous layout! Definitely true talent :)

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Diana said...

Oh, I love the pictures of your ice tree- they are beautiful. I'm sure it was a crazy time though-

Love the dreamgirls challenge- I'm gonna try this one

Lauren said...

YAY!!! I can't wait to work with you! I love your stuff!

Did you loose power with the ice storm!? Those are sooo scarey! I hope all is safe! Happy holidays girl!

Elizabeth said...

Great photos you've got there! I love your layout that you did as well!

I've got a blog award for you on my blog girl go check it out!

Happy holidays!

I AM A Scrapaholic said...

Happy belated Birthday Debbie! I hope you were able to celebrate!

Wasn't that ice storm a pain! Our trees looked the same way in our backyard.


Mary Jo said...

Love your pink and green color combo on that layout, it's adorable!