Before I get going on all the preparations I have to do today for our family dinner, I wanted to jump on here real quick to wish everyone a very happy and blessed Thanksgiving!!! I also want to express my gratitude and thanks to all of our military members- and to my son in law, John, who serves in the armed forces and to my daughter's dear friend Michael- thank you for protecting our freedoms and our nation. John is back in the U.S. after serving in Iraq and Michael is currently deployed. Love and deep appreciation to you both!
Since time is scare around my house, I was so happy to see some new digital downloads this morning for My Digital Studio! I made a quick card with my new additions :D.
I hope this card shows up against the background of my blog. I used Very Vanilla for the snow and a paper from the new Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper download. I also used some images from the new Holly and Jolly Embellishments. I did this card in less than one minute- how is that for fast?! :D
I have some projects that I need to photograph and as soon as I get that done I will be posting to my blog. Sigh- I really miss posting here and I really miss working in my stamping room. Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!
My Digital Studio- 118108
Holly Jolly Embellisments download-123954
Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper download-123953
All right, I'm trying to be a good little blogger by actually getting something posted :D. There are new digital downloads available for My Digital Studio and I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Christmas Cheer kit!! I've used the Simply Scrappin' Christmas Cheer kit in real life and I LOVE the Designer Series Papers and the colors used in this kit. I was so happy to see it available as a digital download! Now, I never have to worry about running out of the papers that I love so much :). I love the papers so much that I couldn't wait to play with them in My Digital Studio, so I used one of the November 2010 Page Maps sketches to create a digital scrapbook page this morning :). I am so behind on scrapping Christmas photos it isn't even funny! I think I'm just going to start scrapping them in My Digital Studio and then have books printed out for us and a copy for each of our children. We have four girls and two boys so it will be so much easier to just scrap one book and make copies, lol! Ya' gotta love the digital age :D.
I started work yesterday on the projects for my stampers to do at our next stampin' night, so you probably won't see that stuff for a while ;-). My scrap room is a tea total wreck from all the sewing I did in there getting ready for my daughter's Meet, so I have to get it straightened up today so I can really get down to work. I had to take time out to play with the new Christmas Cheer digital kit first though ;-). I know you understand, lol!!! Hopefully, I can get my mess cleaned up pretty quickly today so I have some time to do some creating this afternoon. My daughter and I are having 'girl's night out' with a friend of ours this evening, so it will be late before we get back! Have a great day today!!!
October was a really busy month for us!!! My daughter was given a beautiful horse (Shiloh- see post below for a photo of him) and they have become the best of friends. She works with him everyday on his training and he is doing well. He is very eager to please once he knows what it is you want him to do. And he is soooooo sweet in personality! I don't believe I've ever known a horse as sweet as Shiloh. He is a very social boy, loves to visit with anyone, and when his training is done for the day, he follows my daughter around like a big puppy. If she stops, he stops. If she walks, he walks. That is a good thing because that means he has accepted her as the herd leader :).
Then she had the first Meet of the new skate year (starts in September) and I had to sew a skate dress for her specifically for the Glide Waltz and the Tango- both done on skates :). I hand glued on just over 300 rhinestones on that puppy! Whenever it gets close to a Meet, there is a lot more hours of practice, so most of my month went to helping with Shiloh and getting ready for the Meet on October 22-24. After we got back from the Meet, both my daughter and I got sick. I got sick three hours after she did and we were sick for an entire week. We both just started feeling better on Monday.
I wanted to share some photos I took of Shiloh on the morning of our first frost. When I went out that morning to let the chickens out for the day, there was a thick blanket of frost on the ground- it almost looked like snow. I have a couple of frost photos at the end of my post, but here is Shiloh resting his head on a wood post. Lol! He cracked me up! Silly boy, he just rested his head on the post and looked out at the pasture for a few minutes.
Shiloh is a gentle boy and he is starting to get used to being around our kitties. He wasn't too sure he liked them at first, but I think he has decided they aren't so bad. Our kitty, Lucky, thinks Shiloh should be petting him (rolling eyes ).
And here is what happens after you spend a few minutes talking to Shiloh and rubbing his head and neck.... he stands at the back fence for a looooong time waiting for you to come back and visit with him more.
How pitiful is this?!! He waited at the back fence like this for 30 minutes! I felt so bad for not going back out, but I had to get stuff done!
All right, here are a couple of the photos I took that morning before visiting with Shiloh, of our first frost. The frost is like little needles, but you really can't tell that unless you get up CLOSE.
Who knew frost was so stinkin' cool?!!! Not me! Today is our busy day. It's our long day at the rink, so maybe I can get some projects done to post on my poor neglected blog while I'm there. I should be able to get back soon though! Have a wonderful day today!!!