Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Frosty Friends...

Here is a scrapbook page I did today, while I watched my soaps. I had this 8x8 inch photo printed at the same time I had the Christmas card photos printed. Patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye, cardstock is SU! Snowflakes are My Mind's Eye and letters are Basic Grey and QK.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The Sweetest Gift....

I got such a surprise in the mail today! The Lord gave me a very special friend several years ago-and we are truly two of a kind in most ways! She surprised me with a Christmas gift that has to be the SWEETEST gift ever! You know, one of those presents where you don't know what to expect, and you start choking back the tears, then you realize there isn't any way they are gonna stay choked back?? Yep, I balled my ever lovin' eyes out in the middle of my kitchen floor!
Judy sent me this lovely wall hanging from clear across the state. She lives out in Central NY, and she is also my Stampin' Up! demo. She told me she had loved this photo ever since I posted it back last summer. Unfortunately, shortly after this photo was taken, we lost our old girl. We were and still are heartbroken. The holidays had us feeling a bit lost-Harley loved her presents and wrapping paper! Judy said she was a bit apprehensive about making and sending this gift, but in the end decided she would. Am I ever glad she did! What a heartwarming and special is something I will cherish forever!! The frame is just as beautiful!
Here is a pic of the card that accompanied my gift--and let me say that I would not want to make more than a few of these!!
Just beautiful, and so tedious and complicated! WOW!! I love the colors, too!!
So, even though I have already spoken to the creator and expressed my thanks, I thank you again, JUDY, for the wonderful, and thoughtful gift!! They were happy tears!!
Have a great night, and stay warm!

Sunday, December 27, 2009


You are not gonna believe your eyes, my friends! I completed a scrapbook page last night! This page was originally started at camp, yes, CAMP back the first week of August!! I had about half of it done, but just couldn't figure out exactly what to do next, so I kept coming back to it, then it would get shoved aside for something else (STARS). I finally got that pit I call a craft room cleaned last night, so I thought this would be my opportunity...I got this really cute pic of Cody and Bea last summer, and I knew it would be a perfect match for this paper I had laying around...I mean there is only so much you can do with bicycle paper...and it is so hard to keep the pages -not so- feminine sometimes! here it is!!
The flowers are layered die cuts, with large brads in the centers. The letters are that funky Tim Holtz grungeboard. Kind of feels like really thick suede. I painted them, and added rub ons over the paint. The photo was printed at
Let me know what you think!!
Have a happy Sunday!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Trees AGAIN!

Here are the last two trees..I ran out of time yesterday! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas today! We are very tired tonight, after opening presents here this morning, we spent the first part of our day at Mom and Daddy's. Then the second part of our day was spent in Churubusco at Peter's Mom's house! I am glad to be home..
Tree number 5 is our family tree in the livingroom. It is 7.5 feet tall. It holds all of my handmade ornaments, Cody's ornaments, etc. I call it the mish mash tree. I put colored lights on this tree, and the topper is a Boyd's Bear santa-hugging the tree top.

This is tree number 6! This tree is in Peter's trophy room. It is 9 feet tall and I have white lights on it. This tree has all sorts of rusty ornaments on it. Snowflakes, stars, jingle long as it is rusty, it will fit in! It also has a LOT of pinecones, berries, and of course, my german stars! It fits in very well with the rest of the room! I always hate to take this one down!!
Have a great night!! Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Trees 2, 3, and 4!

Good morning! Would you believe I had this window open all day yesterday, and never got the post up? Things are slowly coming together at the LaClair house-my elves started wrapping gifts last night...that was a great relief-plus, it kept the elves out of my hair while I was baking!
I was very productive yesterday, got a LOT of baking done, as well as many other loose ends...including getting photos taken of my other trees!
Here is tree number 2--this one is up in our bedroom, in the dormer. I have always liked these white trees, they seem kind of retro to me, and it goes in our bedroom perfectly with all the blue and is blindingly bright at night, with white lights ON the white tree...I have strictly blue and white decorations on it--I found some great snowflakes at Michaels this year to add.
Here is tree number 3. This is a new addition this year--I got it for Cody to put in his room. He barely has any decorations on it--if you look closely you can see Homer Simpson hanging on for dear life as the topper!! He has M&M lights of different colors on his tree.
This is tree number 4. This is also a new addition this year. I have accumulated MANY John Deere ornaments over the years. Mom let me use this extra smaller tree she had, and I added solid green, and solid yellow strands of lights. I also made some green and yellow star ornaments, and some baling twine wreaths. Topped it off with the hat! It looks really cool in the dark!!

So that is it! I will try to get trees 5 and 6 posted later today, or tomorrow! Have a great day!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Tree Number ONE!

Here is a pic of tree number one. It is the "Grandma" Tree. I put it up in our kitchen. It is a 4 foot tree, and I decorate it using vintage ornaments that belonged to my Grandmothers, as well as Peter's Grandmother. They are very old, very breakable, and above all else, very beautiful! I finish it off with old fashioned lights, and tinsel like Omi used to use...adding one strand at a time!

Here are a couple of ornamnets I added to the tree, that are my favorites from childhood that Mom gave to me. The cheesy retro santa and elf from the 60's!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be adding more of our trees in the coming days!!
Have a good night!