Monday, December 22, 2014

Something unexpected

A baby congratulations card.  I bet you weren't expecting that so close to Christmas, but my oldest ds is expecting his first child and being a true grandma I rushed right out and purchased gifts for the little one.

No idea if it's a boy or girl so the card is gender neutral.

And I honestly can say I don't have much in the way of baby dies or stamps so I found some old sizzix dies and dug through my scrap paper because I really didn't have any paper that portrayed a babyish theme. I choose grey and yellow.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Taming the Chaos

Well I feel bad I am not able to post yet another day of my DD. Alas I took one look at my room and made a conscious effort that I needed to get it in some sort of order, however that meant first thing I needed to start with is wrapping the mound of gifts that was occupying my floor.

As you can see here, this is what I have been working with for the past 2-3 weeks for desk space.

And here is the mound of gifts occupying my floor space

It took me 3.5 hours including a dinner break but I am done. No more gifts to wrap except for 2 that I am planning on buying my husband. So this is the reason why I don't have any DD up yet again.

And just wanted to share a picture from the Kurios show from Cirque du Soleil. Loved the show and this was one part of the show where there was a dinner party which was being mimicked up on the ceiling of the tent. The one diner began building chairs and odds and ends from the table up and then it was also mirrored from the ceiling. This is the point they actually met.


Well I am heading back up to San Francisco today to see Kinky boots with my mother and she wanted to spend the night since she has a doctors app't up there so afterwards I am sure we will be doing some window shopping. I have to tell you I have been up to the city more times this month than I make in a year.

Friday, December 12, 2014

More December Daily

I have to admit I feel like I am barely keeping up with my DD. I am going away this weekend which is really going to put a damper on getting anything done for this week. I am trying to take pictures so I have those but given Christmas is fast approaching with so much left to do I am feeling a little overwhelmed.

Today is say 6, 7 and 8.

I was creating these pages last night listening quietly to the rain outside my window, it was such a peaceful sound I didn't feel the need to turn on any music and just enjoyed the moment.

Day 6 is documenting that we bought our tree and that I always buy cedar bunches that I use to fill plastic cups which sit in these beaded candle holders which I bought years ago from Pottery barn. I mounted them to my wall around a mirror (3 on either side) in my entry way. And together between the tree and the cedar bunches our house smells wonderful.

Day 7 - Today documents our new lights. We bought new colorful LED lights to replace some blue ones that my husband bought a few years ago. Mistakenly thinking they would resemble the feel of snow. My ds called us the Hanukkah House. BTW I took the photos using a circle of chipboard that I cut out using my Spellbinders dies and then a small heart was cut out in the middle again using a Spellbinders die. I then used painters tape to affix the circle on top of the lens and you get these nice little hearts. The circle was the same size or diameter as my lens in case anyone was interested in repeating this.

Day 8 - Just noting the fact that I took some yummy cranberry muffins to work.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Elf Antics Continue

More Elf pictures to show today. My ds and I are keeping Enzo very busy this holiday season. I am still waiting for my son to either leave his phone or laptop out so I can take a selfie or email to Santa.

Today he is being kind and leaving a gift card to Starbucks for my son. I woke up this am and I guess Enzo was telling me I needed to decorate the tree as there were a few ornaments hanging on it along with Enzo and I haven't had time to actually decorate it yet.

Wanted to share more of my son's creativity.
Came home last night to find a bit of a poker game in progress.

The other morning I had to unwrap my car.

I guess Enzo got carried away and wrapped himself as well which was a good thing because the car was pretty wet.

Another day I came home to find yarn strung through my entire house only to see the Elf using it as a high wire.

Monday, December 8, 2014

December Daily Continues

I can honestly tell you, my craft room is still in a disarray. I just didn't get enough time and energy to clean it so my work space is definitely in chaos.

Today I am sharing days 3, 4 and 5.

Day 3 isn't anything very significant. I just had purchased another Christmas Cactus last year and ironically I am noting how this one bloomed early while the other one just now has buds.

Day 4 - This was a big day for my son, this is the day he purchased a new car (with his parents help of course) so it had to be noted. Funny I just noticed you can't seem the snowflakes I stamped on the circle. 

Day 5 - This was a fun day. My mother and I went to San Francisco for some shopping and to have afternoon tea at a place called Lovejoys. It's really a very charming place and the food was really very tasty. Definitely worth going back to.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Elf Mischief

Well I was hoping to have more DD to post today, or at least that was the plan until I got home and realized I had too much going on this weekend in addition to buying my ds a new car . I casually suggested we go tonight and of course he was nothing less than thrilled. So if you have ever bought a new car you know that it easily takes two to three hours before you make it our of  there which is pretty much how it went. So after finalizing all the pesky details like insurance, getting dinner on the table and all the excitement died down my time just ran out.

So in lieu of DD I am sharing some elf mischief. I have been posing the elf every day for my ds when he gets up but I have to share with you the fact that when I get home, Enzo (the elf) has been up to even more mischief, i.e my son relocates the elf for me (gotta love a kid who plays right back).

These are the last two days my son relocated the elf. I didn't take a picture the first day but that little guy TP'd my bathroom.

I came home the other day and he was hanging from the light in the kitchen.

Today when I came home he was in my craft room writing a letter to Santa. (As you can see my desk is very very messy.) 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

And so it begins - December Daily

I have just started and I already feel overwhelmed and behind. Yes I have my pages done but my desk is a disaster that I am literally scrapping in a 2 ft by 2 ft space. I literally can not find anything and am digging through piles trying to find my supplies, tools ,etc. I hope to remedy that over the weekend.

Funny it felt like I had plenty of time to prepare and then the next thing I knew it was December 1st, no idea how that happened.

So here are my first two days. Not much going on so just doing half pages and of course my title page which I am not entirely happy with but heck it's done, right?