Friday, December 30, 2011

My Top 11 (or 12) of 2011

These are my twelve favorite layouts of the past year.
I could not pick just eleven.
So...I narrowed it down to twelve.
In no particular order, here they are.

1.) Christmas pj's
This layout was for a 'cardstock only' challenge I hosted over at Let's Scrap earlier this year.
I had a lot of fun with this one!
2.) i-rock

I love these cool pics of B with his paper jamz guitar.
This layout was created for a challenge over at 'The Scrappiest' site.
 3.) Vintage Santa

This layout was done for a challenge over at the Jenni Bowlin blog.
I love this pic of Bryant:
 4.) Adam Vinatieri

Another layout done for a Lets Scrap challenge. I met Adam Vinatierri a few times, all those years ago. Oh, how I loved him. This pick was taken when I was about 7 months pregnant with Bryant and before the Superbowl wins.
 5.) Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

This layout was for a challenge over at the Memory makers blog. This tree is outside the cafeteria at my work. It really caught everyones eye with its Fall beauty. I decided to document it for a year. Loved the result.
 6.) epic

This is another layout done for a Let's Scrap challenge. I loved Cheri's sketch and this pic was priceless. I had to scrap it. I had too.
 7.) Viisi

This layout I made for a co-worker friend. Just for fun. Look how cute her dog is?
 8.) such a handsome young stud

This layout was done as another Let's Scrap challenge. This is a pic of Bryant with some of the Pats cheerleaders. he really does look like a handsome young stud,  doesn't he?
 9.) Summ..ahh

I had so much fun with this layout. The pic was soooo summ...ahh.
I even won a challenge over at Let's Scrap with this one.
woo hoo!
 10.) Red Sox vs. Yankees

A hi-lite of my Summer was seeing Josh Beckett & the Red Sox kick the Yankees butts at Yankees stadium.
Loved it!
 11.) Doc-u-ment-ed

I had the best time at the Bruins victory parade with B and my friends Heather & Nicole.
We had a great day in the city!
Go B's!
 12.) Today

This is a pic of me taken at Loudon this Summer.
My first live Nascar race in a couple of years.
Loved it!
Go Tony!
I have had so much fun creating this past year.
More projects to come in the new year.
It is never ending...
Happy Scrappin'
Go Pats!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

A little more Christmas

I am a huge Harry Potter fan (geek!)
 I really enjoyed the books and the movies,
and was kind of sad when the end came.
But...there is a new attaction at Universal Studios in Orlando,
where you can enjoy the Harry Potter expirience.
I have not been there yet, but Steve's mother has.
She got me this shirt:
Can you believe that she held onto it for almost a year, so that she could give it to me
for Christmas?
This is a view of the back of the shirt:
I also recieved this handmade beautiful scarf from Steve's sister-in-law:
Here is one that she made me last year. So pretty!
I got this handmade one from Steve's mother as well.. I am getting quite a collection.
We, as a family, from my family, also got a ton of gift cards for the places we go the most (movies, dunkin donuts, the grocery store, gas stations, Michaels and a couple of restaurants). Awesome!
B wanted me to take his pic while he was holding them all:
So... our adorable little Theo has been so good around the tree, all this time.
 That was until yesterday....
He was climbing it, biting it and playing with the ornaments.
 He was all wound up.
Do not know what brought that on, but it only lasted a little while and then that was it.
 Now he is back to 'normal'.
Does't he look cute here?
Even though he was driving me coo-coo at the time? 
Time to get more housework done.
Hopefully, I get to be creative today.
Happy Scrappin'!
Go Pats!!!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


The countdown to Christmas has come..
and gone.
Lots of presents for Bryant at home...
and at Grammy & Grampies house.
The kitty was all excited.
Some of B's favorites were Tech Deck stuff ...
and a new Nerf gun for the collection.
Theo enjoyed the empty boxes and wrapping paper.
B got this years Hess truck from Grampy. He now has quite a collection.
Anything to do with Transformers is always a hit.
Steve & I (& Bryant) love our new Keurig coffee maker! favorite gift was this. A Patriot bag from my sister.
Oh and my Mom got one too, Love it! Woo Hoo!
We had a great Christmas.
Kind of glad it is over.
I am so tired.
Home this week.
Planning to get a ton of stuff done at home.
I will be scrapping too.

Happy Scrappin'!
Go Pats!!!!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Day

Started our day with what has become our annual tradition.
A movie at Jordans I-Max theatre.
This year, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protacol.
It was a cool movie.
what was even cooler?
They showed a pre-view for the Dark Knight Rises.
The newest batman movie, that comes out this Summer.
It looks awesome.
I'm just sayin'...

Then went home to watch the Pats...squish the fish.
Thanks God!

Speaking of the Pats...
Made this fun layout recently.
This is a pic of my friend Deb and I at a late December night game, from a few years ago.
It was so cold, but it was awesome!!
Good times indeed!
Bryant gets to open his Christmas Eve gift early.
Lucky kid!
Now I finish wrapping, drink a little wine and relax.
In preperation for the long day tomorrow.
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

From Cards to Kitty

Here are a few cards I made with a bit of  a Winter feel:
I only made a few.
They unfortunately were mailed out late.
But, they did go out.
To a few friends that are far away...

 I made some with beautiful Bazzill 'Holiday Style' paper:
I also made some with Teresa Collins 'Noel' line:
We had our secret Santa swap (at work) yesterday.
Ho Ho Ho!
Who doesn't love a cute snowman...AND Dunkin Donuts?
(Insert smile here!)
My day would not be complete without this little guy.
So glad he is part of our family!
Happy Scrappin'!
Go Pats!!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mini Clay Christmas Ornaments

Just a quick post.
I wanted to share some more Christmas crafting
These cute little clay ornaments were so fun to make:
So tiny.
So cute.
Here is a close up of one:
Oh and one more boyfriend celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday.
 Looking good!
Happy Scrappin'!
Go Pats!!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

White Christmas Tags II

The beautiful tags from the second White Christmas tag swap I was in have arrived:
and they are exquisit...
and unique...
and more beautiful than ever...
So happy that I get to be a part of this.

Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Mini Felt ornaments

This little cute-y is another ornament creation from the 12 Artsy Ornaments class:
So is this one:
They really are tiny:
They were very easy to make. Felt, ribbon, paper, prima flowers, bling and just a bit of quick hand stitching and...voila! So cute and festive! I added them to the garland I have hanging in my office:
Here is a glimpse of one strand, just to show you how small they are. I love how they look:
So excited for This Class that starts today!
Happy Scrappin'!!
Go Pats!!!