Thursday, November 25, 2010

New pictures and some may have even made the Christmas cards…

So, since I received my promo code for the 50 free shutterfly cards, I needed new pictures to showcase us all.  The past 3 years, it was always all about Skylar on the cards and don’t get me wrong, he’s definitely the best looking of us 3, but I feel like we should be in our cards too, ah!

So, we went to the new Botanical Gardens a mile from our house and we started to snap away.  Even Terry took some pictures.  Smile We had several good shots, but not to bore you all, here are the few several pictures that I liked a lot. 

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My sweet good looking Boys!

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Skylar was jumping up and down here.

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This is not the kind of poses I like usually and well…when he did it, it melted my heart. Terry came up with this pose for Skylar. 

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Heartbreaker in the making. 

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Skylar looks a little creepy here huh?  haha…or that he just set my shoes on fire… and I don’t know yet.

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Terry took these picturessky and i sepia

Love my Skylar!



Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Marker the Elf is on the loose…

And watching over Skylar to make sure he’s good. 

Recently we received a package from the North Pole and Skylar was eager to open it, I mean… it did come from Santa himself and all. 

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This package travelled all over the world before it was delivered to us. santas message (1 of 1)

Santa even left Skylar a message.

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Santa’s official seal

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Inside was a book and Santa’s elf that will be watching Skylar through out the day and who will report to Santa at the North Pole at night.  Skylar named him Marker Laughing out loud, but appropriately so.  Marker will be “marking” him naughty or nice.  (actually I think there was a marker or pen that was nearby and that’s how he came up with that original name, ha) 

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Skylar knows that everyday when Marker returns he will be in a new spot in the house.  So Skylar has to be aware that Marker is always watching.

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Hey Marker!!

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Are you a “Merry Christmas” or a “Happy Holidays” kind of person?

I’m a Happy Holidays kind of girl, but that’s me. Whichever you are, you can choose from all sorts of cards from shutterfly with your favorite expressions. Smile  I noticed from another blogger friend that you can receive 50 FREE Holiday cards by doing just that on your blog.  Click here to find out how. 

Last year I made my own Holiday cards….from scratch… might I add, but I can’t pass up the free part.  I’m excited to send out “free” cards this year.  Well…minus the millions of dollars used to buy the stamps.  Smile

The cards that are my favorites are all printed on card stock.  You can see all the flat stationary cards here.

Below are a few of my favorites.





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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Making cakes during my birthday weekend…

But not for me.  Smile 

Below is a cake I made for my college friend’s son’s Baptism Cake. Let me tell you, I normally don’t have a hard time working with fondant, but dang…. It took me a while to work on this.

I made the bear as a present to her son.  She didn’t ask for it, but I thought it was cute.  It’s made out of gumpaste. 

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Baby blocks with his initials.

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Jennifers cake (1 of 1)