Sunday, December 14, 2014

'Tis The Season To Be Jolly ...

Hey Ya's!  Are you ready for Christmas?!!!  OooH it's right around the corner!  ;)

My little Bodhi said something the other night that made my heart skip a beat and almost sink .. he asked me, "Mommy, do you believe in Santa?"  I quickly responded, "Why yes!!!!! Of course Bodhi!  Why do you ask?"  

He told me that one of his classmates said that Santa is not real .. and that Santa is Mom's and Dad's .. sigh .. I almost had tears in my eyes.  Time has flown by .. wayyyy too quick .. this isn't happening already.

I asked him, "What did you say? Do you still believe in Santa?" .. and he said, "Mommy, I told him that Santa IS real!  And I do believe in Santa!"

My heart felt relieved .. but as I looked at Bodhi .. I thought .. "How is it that this innocence ends just way too quickly?  Why can't it last forever?"

So this Christmas .. I believe he will receive a most SPECIAL letter from Santa.  ;)

Well, it's time for the last Lovely Lili Challenge of the year from the Ribbon Girl ... and this one is soooo easy .. "Anything Goes"!  

I've used some beautiful goodies from the Ribbon Girl Store such as:

And instead of colouring an image, I've used a lovely Lili of the Valley Sentiment from "Set 75 Christmas Wishes"






As always, generous prizes to be won from LOTV and The Ribbon Girl ...




Thank you so much for visiting me and I'd love to hear from you!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, December 8, 2014

2 Christmas Cards ...

Hey Ya's!  Did you all have a beautiful weekend?  I hope you did!

The weeks are flying by .. and Christmas will be here before you know it.  I don't think I really realized just how near Christmas is .. and have turned into a slight bit of a "OMG!!!!!!" mode as it's just 2 1/2 weeks away!  :(   Every year, I keep reminding myself to get better prepared, but ... hmmmm .. unfortunately it just doesn't happen.  lol!

In the meantime, here are a couple cards that I've made ...



The beautiful checkered green/cream ribbon is from the lovely Live and Love Crafts!  :)



I wish you all a most beautiful day and thank you so much for visiting me!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Friday, December 5, 2014

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful week and ready for the weekend!

Christmas is fast approaching, and wow wow wow .. can you believe the craft stores are already moving out of the Christmas decorations?!  Wait .. whaaaaat?!  I'm just beginning to play my Christmas songs .. and they're getting ready for the next season .. hahahaha!

I've been enjoying making Christmas cards and tags .. here's another one with a fluffy bird from Michaels ...





 I've also used some yummy goods from the beautiful Ribbon Girl Store such as:

I hope you all are enjoying your days and having a very safe holiday season!

Thank you so very much for visiting me .. I'd love to hear from you!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, December 1, 2014

Holiday Love ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a beautiful weekend!

The days toward Christmas is swiftly approaching and I can't help but sit back and think, "Wow.  Really?!"  Yup .. in one month .. we shall start a new year.  sigh ... sheeeeeesh!

A lot of times, I look at Bodhi and am reminded of how special each day really is.  Yes, sometimes he drives me completely bonkers ;) .. but there are SO many times when he's doing something and I watch him quietly .. and think to myself, "Gosh .. isn't time so precious?"  Even when he holds my hand .. I look at his fingers and think, "One day, these fingers will be so much bigger than mine." .. and it sometimes brings tears to my eyes!  accccck!  lol!

Well, here's another Christmas card I've made, and this lil' reindeer I had bought from Hobby Lobby a couple years ago and found it tucked away .. I Love when I find surprises in my stash!  hahahaha!



The wooden heart was given to me by a dear friend years ago and I re-painted it and added some crackle paste to it.  




I wish you all a most beautiful week and thank you so much for stopping by to visit me!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Kisses ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all doing beautifully!!!

I've been trying to get Christmas cards and tags done, and I think I'm making a little progress?  hahahaha!  This time of year is quite fun isn't it?  Bodhi has another 4 day weekend .. and I'm hoping we can go see that Big Hero 6 movie ... I keep hearing how cute it is.  :)

Well, here's one of the cards I've finished:
When I think of Christmas, it also makes me think of wonderful times in the kitchen making all kinds of delicious meals and yummy desserts!  The sight and thought of cooking and baking makes me feel warm & cozy inside.  I don't do a fabulous job in the kitchen (I'm just mediocre!) .. hahaha .. but I know a dear friend of mine who absolutely DOES .. and this is for her ..  :)

For the recipe, I handwrote "Christmas Kisses" then signed my name at the bottom ... 




Wishing you all a SAFE & HAPPY Thanksgiving!  Thank you so very much for visiting me and I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Let It Snow ...

 Hey Ya's!  Hope you're all having a beautiful week!

I've made another Christmas card .. this time using Tim Holtz Ice Skates die which I bought last year.  I love this die so much .. and since it was too big to fit on a card with a coloured image .. it was a great opportunity to put it smack dab in the center!  hehe!  :)

Gosh, can you believe that December is less than 2 weeks away?!  My goodness!  Are you all ready for the upcoming holidays?  :)





Well, I wish you all a most beautiful day and thank you so much for stopping by to visit me!  I really appreciate it!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter Wonderland Tags ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

We finally had some cold weather on Sunday and I absolutely LOVED it!  I really enjoy the cold months .. I love cozy-ing up and cuddling while watching movies with Bodhi.  :)  He's getting bigger by the day .. so I have to enjoy every single moment right?  Soon he may not want to cuddle .. omgosh .. *breathe in breathe out* .. hope that will never happen!  lol!

Well, the past couple of years, I've seen so many people do cards/tags with Christmas trees made out of buttons!  And this year I thought, "I want to give it a try because I love it!"

On the first red tag, I stamped one of LOTV's Christmas sentiments from "Set 75 - Christmas Wishes" on the side.






Are you all working on some Christmas projects as well?  :)

I hope you all have a beautiful week and thank you SO much for visiting me!  I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Winter Wishes ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you are all having a beautiful week so far!

My little Bodhi is having a lot of days off this month of November .. and it gives me a chance to hear more of the funny things he says.  :)  I'll share one with you and hopefully give you a giggle ...

One evening before dinner, my husband tells me, "Man, I still have a headache!  I don't know what it is."  
Bodhi chimes in, "Did you have a headache from yesterday?"
Hubby says, "No, from this morning."
Bodhi says, "Whew that's a good sign."
Hubby, "Why?"
Bodhi says, "Well if you had it from yesterday, then that would mean you might have a concession."

omg .. hahhahahahahahahah!  They learned the word CONCUSSION at school .. and Bodhi kinda got the word slightly twisted.  ;)  hehehe!  But I love how he's so serious when he says it you know?  lol!  :)

Well, I've had a play at another Christmas card and I've used some goodies from the Ribbon Girl store such as:

Then for my wooden banner I stamped Lili of the Valley's sentiment stamp from "Set 75 - Christmas Wishes".







Well, I wish you all a most wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting me!  Can you believe it's almost the weekend again?!  Sheeesh!  hehe!

I'll see you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Sunday, November 9, 2014

May the Joy of Christmas Keep You Warm ...

Hey Ya's!  Hope you all are having a lovely weekend!

It is time for another fun Lovely Lili Challenge over at the Ribbon Girl and this time the theme is "Christmas"!!!  How can you resist?!  :)

I have been lucky enough to use some beautiful goodies from the Ribbon Girl store such as:
Edwina Lace, Cheesecloth, Jute Mesh Ribbon, Tiny White Rosebuds, Baby Satin Organza Flower

And for my image ... Lili of the Valley's darling "Special Treats" along with some beautiful "Set 75 Christmas Icons" on the sides of her.





Here is the prize for the challenge:
A stamp of your choice from the Lili of the Valley store and also a £10 voucher to spend in the Ribbon Girl store!!  Wow!

I do hope you'll come and join in on the fun!  And please stop by to see my teammates GORGEOUS creations!!!  :)

Wishing you a wonderful day and thank you so much for visiting me!  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas ...


Hey Ya's!  Hope you all are having a beautiful week so far!

My little Bodhi is having a little break from school .. so it's been nice having him at home with me.  :)  He's getting into such an interesting phase .. where he has facial and verbal expressions that I don't expect to pop out at the spur of the moment .. and has me in fits of laughter!  I can honestly say that he's a pretty cool kid to hang out with.  ;)  hehe! ;)

Oh and yes!  As for our Halloween out together .. we had a lot of fun!  We brought along our silly dog Max (who didn't have a costume BUT wore a glowstick necklace like the rest of us).   A lot of people said how much they loved Star Wars and loved Bodhi's costume .. so it made him smile from ear to ear.  :)  Max was awesome .. never took his eyes off of Bodhi every time that Bodhi walked up to a door even if people were petting him.  Then we came home and passed out candy so we could see other people's costumes.  :)  All in all .. a great night!

Anyway ... here's a Christmas card I've made.  And I've used Lili of the Valley's gorgeous "Set 75 Christmas Sentiments" at the bottom of this card (I looooove their sentiments and think it's a "must have")!








Well, I wish you all a most wonderful day!  Thank you so much for stopping by to visit me .. I'd love to hear from you!  :)  See you again soon!

Hugs,
Elise