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Thursday, December 31, 2009

I hope that 2010 brings you

health and happiness!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Greetings!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Santa came early.....

Santa must've had a hard day, cuz I found him asleep under the tree.Oh wait, that's not "Santa", it's. . . . . . . .li'l Bailey dressed up like Santa! :-)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Some more decorations....

Another one of hubby's Santas......

I love the "12 days of Christmas"; hence, some ornaments depicting the theme....
My singing Christmas tree, in my craft/sewing room. It literally scares the beegibees out of me everytime I put on the light, cuz it activates the cute li'l guy. :-)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Outside pic...

Not sure whether you can see this pic, or not, but it was taken at night (so one could see the automated lighted "Mr. Snowman", tipping his hat to passers-by). This was our first skiff of snow.



Sunday, December 13, 2009

Our tree is up! Yeah!!

Hubby is the "puter-upper" of the tree. ;-) He's been "under the weather" for a couple of weeks but he finally got the energy to do his yearly duty. :-) (I'm the one that takes everything down.) It looks really pretty with all of the lights twinkling.

For whatever reason, the colour is "off" in this pic. --- the background is not "pink". LOL


Here's a couple of closeups of some of the ornaments. When our daughter was at home, the tree always had hand-made ornaments. (first, made by me and then our daughter added her creations). Now, we just have store-bought.


Hubby is a collector of "Santa's". This is one he got last Christmas for 70% off the reg. price. Can't beat that ;-)


I'm a collector of "angels". Here is one of them......

Santa has a new li'l reindeer.....


It was only $10.00 for a CD of 10 pix. Each one was cuter than the last one but I might be a li'l bias. LOL All of the proceeds went towards an "animal rescue" group, which made it all the better. :-)

I don't think Rudolph has anything over Bailey!
Don't you agree? ;-)

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Hurrah! I now know how to make my pictures larger.

You can now see these pix "LARGER", by clicking on each picture.



Thanks, Lorrie!! I would never have been able to figure out how to make pix larger, if it hadn't been for you! Be sure to check out Lorrie's blog here. She has some awesome creations!! ;-)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

More pix and instructions for my entry....

Cover: (Angel Magic) – Created using Lyrical Letters, using the Loop Dee Loo font, cut at 2” for each letter. Used halo for dotting “i”, using “angel-s” (Shift/Headwear) from Paper Doll Dress Up (p.75), cut at 5” (even though it doesn’t look like it).

First Page:- (computer-generated)
"Angels have magical powers. When you have an angel by your side, you’re never alone. I discovered this when I was going through some difficult medical problems. I would look at my “angel wall” where “angels gather” and I would gain strength, comfort, and know that things were going to get better. In my case, though, my angels had to “work overtime” on me. LOL

We all have angels -- if we would all only believe in them! They come in all shapes and sizes, as depicted by my book. I would like to dedicate this book to “my angels”."


Last Page:-
Angel Quotes (title computer-generated)

Amazing how we can
light tomorrow with today.
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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You’ll meet more angels on a
winding path, than on a straight one.
~Daisey Verlaef
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Angels are messengers, but sometimes
we misunderstand their language.
~Linda Solegato
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We're all kissed by angels, but
some of us never think to pucker.
~Amethyst Snow-Rivers
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An angel can illuminate the thought
and mind of man by strengthening
the power of vision.
~St Thomas Aquinas
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If you can't hear the angels,
try quieting the static of worry.
~Valentine Sterling
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If one looks closely enough, one can
see angels in every piece of art.
~Adeline Cullen Ray

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Snow Angel (title computer-generated)

Created the following from Winter Woodland:- snowwoman using “snwoman” (p.47), cut at 5”; hat, scarf and heart using “snwomn-s” (p.47), cut at 5”; wings using “branch” from Stamping, cut at 1 ¼” (used ‘Snow Writer on the wing leaves); snowflakes from Winter Woodland using “snwfl 1, 2, 3, and 4” (pgs. 32, 33, 34, 35) with Layers, cut at 1”; other snowflakes using “snwflk” from Christmas Cheer (p.106), cut at 1 ¼”; used Martha Stewart glitter on hat and heart.

Created “Snow Magic” title:- for “Snow” using “snowDay” (p. 70) from Winter Woodland, cut at 2 ¼” (just used “snow”, not “day”); for “magic” (p. 68) using “MgcWntr” from Winter Woodland, cut at 3” (just used “magic”, not “of Winter”); snowflake for inside “O”, used “snowDay”/layers.

Border was trimmed using Martha Stewart border punch.
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Cricut Angel (title computer-generated)

Created the “one and only” Cricut angel using “body” from Storefront, cut at 4”; wings using “rghtWing” x 2 from Indie Art, cut at 1 ¾”.

Created Ms. Ladybug (me!) using “ldybg 1-s” (Flip/Blackout feature) from Walk in My Garden (p.118), cut at 1”.

Sentiments were computer-generated, with inked edges. Hard to see them in the pix, tho.
Cricut: "has helped me many a time forget my worries, through crafting"
Ladybug: "ME; My "username" is Ladybug, but I'm no angel! :-) "
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Earth Angel (title computer-generated)

Created my girlfriend, using the following:- body using “tree2” (Shift/shadow) from Christmas Cheer (p.91), cut at 4”; head using “pumpkn” from Doodlecharms (p.120), cut at 2”; hat using “dresup-s” (Shift/Headwear) from Paper Doll Dress Up (p.38), cut at 4”; hair using “cnftti-s” (Shift/Shadow) from Celebrations (p.109), cut at 2” and 2 ½”; wings using “prsnt2-s” x 2 (but flipping second image) from Christmas Cheer (p.114), cut at 2”; legs using “elf-s” (Shift/Accessories 1) from Paper Doll Dress Up (p. 74), cut at 2”; shoes using “promgl” (Accessories 1) from Paper Doll Dress Up (p.33), cut at 3” (even though it doesn’t look like it); hands using “hand” x 2 (flip) (Shift/Under Pressure) from Don Juan (p.47), cut at ¾”; “Friends for Life” using “frnds4Lf” (shadow) from Stamping, cut at 1 ½”.

Sentiments were computer-generated, with inked edges. Used flower and brad on hat.


Angel Wall (title computer-generated)

Photographs of my “angel wall” in bedroom; framed using “Fanci♥Folds picture frames, laminated using “YourStory laminating and binding machine”.

Sentiment was computer-generated, with inked edges.
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Garden Angel (title computer-generated)

Created angel using “angel 1” from Christmas Noel, cut at 5”; wings using “holly” x 2 (flip feature) from Christmas Noel, cut at 3”; flower pot using “flwrpt” and “flwrpt-s” from Walk in My Garden (p. 91), cut at 1 ¼”; rose using “rose2” from Walk in My Garden (p.98), cut at 2”.

Sentiment was computer-generated. Border was trimmed using Martha Stewart border punch.

Pet Angel (title computer-generated)

Created pawprint using “Pluto3” and “Pluto 3-s” from Mickey and Friends (p.87), using Icon and Shift Icon, cut at 1 ½”; wings using “angel 1-s” from Christmas Noel, cut at 4” (cut down to size); halo using “angel-s” (Shift/Accessories 2) from Paper Doll Dress Up (p.75), cut at 5” (even though it doesn’t look like it).

Created “pet title” using pawprint “Pluto3-s” x 3, from Mickey and Friends (p.87) using Shadow:Base/Icon, cut at ¾”; using letters from Winter Woodland: all on “Shift/font shadow”:- “skate-s” (p. 51); “bldg3” (p.44); “snowman” (p.46), cut at ½”, on low speed.

Created wings for Bailey using “angel 1-s” from Christmas Noel, cut at 4”.

Sentiments were computer-generated, with inked edges.

Bailey was a photograph.
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Christmas Angel (title computer-generated)
– not shown in “images” because of limit of only 3 images.

Created angel using “angel 2” (Flip) from Christmas Noel, cut at 5”; wings were glittered with Martha Stewart glitter.

Sentiments:-

The best and most
beautiful things in the
world cannot be seen or
even touched. They must
be felt with the heart.
~Hellen Keller
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If trouble hearing Angels song with thine ears, try listening with thy heart.
~Meriel Stelliger
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Music is well said to be the speech
of angels.
~Thomas Carlyle

Each computer-generated and inked edges.
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Teddy Bear Angel (title computer-generated)
– not shown in “images” because of limit of only 3 images.

Created teddy bear using “bear” from Christmas Noel, cut at 4”; wings using “wings” from Pink Journey, cut at 2”.

Sentiment:-

"Everyone loves teddy bears,
as I did when my sweet
husband would give me one
for different occasions.
When I became ill, he gave
me a “teddy bear angel”,
which became extra special!
(a teddy bear to cuddle,
with the touch of an “angel”)"



My entry in the YourStory/Cricut contest

Well, I didn't win but I was very happy w/ how my abum turned out. It was more how "meaningful" it was to me, instead of how it actually looked.

Soooo, here are the pix I submitted. I'll take pix of the entire album and post later.
Make sure you check out the winners' projects here
You'll also see all of the entrants and some wonderful, creative projects.
I wish I knew HOW to show the pictures LARGER, when clicked on them. If someone knows, please describe how to do this in the "comment section". Thanks! :-)


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