Monday, December 11, 2006

And the countdown begins........

Well its only fourteen days till christmas - my gosh hasn't the time just flown. This also means that its only thirteen days until steven flies home - the kids are just sooooo excited, they are counting down the days till his home and it has really kept them distracted from christmas. They keep asking when he'll be home instead of all the things they want for christmas.
Am nearly done with all the chrissie shopping i need to do, just have to get a couple of little gifts for my sister and brothers and then i'm done - oops nearly forgot, still have to make up a couple of teacher gifts as well. Maddy has made up her gift for her teacher and was so excited that she took it in for her today. I remember seeing in SM last year a little ribbon tree made up by the talented Kim Archer - hopefully i'm right, appologies to the original creator if i'm not. So when i came across this little metal spiral tree i thought it would be perfect for Maddy to make up for her teacher. Had to help her a little to start with - she wasn't double knotting so they were falling off, but she eventually got the hang of it. Here's a pic of it:

Here's a layout i was gonna share last post but blogger decided not to upload so will share this time. Its for this months Design Team challenge at Embellished - to use hinges - and this was my example. Love this layout and its one of my current favs.Also recieved my SS gift at the end of last week - was run through the forum at Embellished. And its just gorgeous. Don't have either of these HS products so can't wait to get playing with it. There was also a tiny altered mint tin filled with smarties - no longer full now lol. My gift was from Cat, and though i thanked her on the forum i will also thank her here as well.

Thanks Cat, loved the pressie and i LOVED the little altered tin, its just gorgeous!!

Have also done a couple of handmade gifts this year. The first one is a lunch pail tin that i altered for Nicholas and i'm gonna fill it with matchbox cars for him. Will be good for him to have something specific to store his cars in when he's finished playing with them. First time i've altered one of these lunch pails and must admit i found the handle and clasp aread tricky to cover around. But am happy with the end result. The other item is a mini clipboard that i made up as part of my sisters gift. She's pretty forgetful so thought would be handy to have somewhere to put her notes or to do lists. Here's a pic of them both:

So i've been keeping busy with my scrapping, unfortunatly this means that i haven't been so productive packing wise, really gonna have to step it up this week. Nick's face is healing well, he's home today but the sore has almost cleared up so hopefully he'll be back at kinder either tomorrow or thursday.Well thats about everything for now, thanks for dropping by and will chat again soon.

Take care......................


At 10:46 AM, Blogger Joanne Bain said...

Hi Julie
I so hope the next 13 days flies by so fast for you guys. You are a tower of strength I could not have lasted this long with out seeing Matthew in the flesh. So love your layout it is just beautiful I can see why you love it. Nick is going to love his altered lunch pail I am sure.
Best wishes

At 1:31 PM, Blogger Julie said...

Love the projects J1 and Maddi's tree looks awesome. I love the hinge page. I did mine the other day.

Hoping the next 13 days goes so fast. I bet you I will hear your three squealing with delight all the way over here. LOL

At 5:58 PM, Blogger Micaela said...

You're on fire chicky! I wish I could say I've been that productive! Love all your latest creations, especially the the hinged layout (still blown away by that one!)
Wow, time has flown, hasn't it! I'm sure the next 13 days will go quicker than you can turn around.

Have a great week,
Mickey xx

At 11:46 AM, Blogger Michelle Roberts said...

Good to see you've got your scrappin' mojo back - you've been doing some AWESOME work! Can't wait to see you in a couple of weeks - we will have to plan a girls day out!

At 8:22 PM, Blogger francineA said...

oh gee i love that tin and i have a Nick too...looks like a cool idea!
hope the time flies for you between now and xmas..i personally dont want the time to fly,,still have soo much to do..
Looks like youve been on a mojo whirlwind with all your gorgeous work you have done this last week!!!..well done!

At 3:14 PM, Blogger Carole Janson said...

Hi Julie, you must be so very busy, but it is so lovely to hear that you DH will be home very soon. Love that chrissy tree what a lovely idea, and your layout with the hinges is just gorgeous.

Ilove the idea of the tin with cars, I would love to do that for Chaise, and the clip board is just gorgeous, you have made some lovely things, and so has you DD.

Best Wishes

At 9:23 AM, Blogger Mardi said...

Hi Julie.... before I was so wonderful to open my SC this month and see you as the 'Artist in the Spotlight' ...your layouts look gorgeous..... the Luna Park layout is WOW!
Im hoping the days fly past quickly for you...and you will have your man home...sounds as though you are ready for your handmade gifts....just gorgeous....and the ribbon tree is awesome.
Take care...have a very Merry Christmas...Mardi x

At 1:04 PM, Blogger Rach said...

Everythings looking awesome as usual chick!

Not long till Steve gets home now, hang in there, just think how special it'll be when he's there :)

Hope you, him and the kids have a fabulous special Christmas, you all deserve it.

At 9:10 AM, Blogger petamb said...

Hi Julie,
Not long now until your a complete family again..You must have so much strength, i don't know how you did it...Christmas is going to be a very special time for you all as one again..
Love the layout and all the crissy gifts..
Take Care


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