Sunday, December 13, 2009

She did it and some scrapping too

Just what did she do you ask?
Well while I was out enjoying my work Xmas windup breakie yesterday Craig had the honour of taking Missy to her swimming lessons. She goes every school term and has been now since she was about 2 1/2. She has had issues with water for ages now and the big one was jumping into it. Well now that is a thing of the past as she jumped with no tanty, no bribery not once but 12 times and seeing as I wasn't there to see it I took her back to the pools today so she could show me and I managed a few pics.
I tried to get a front on pic but couldn't seeing as I didn't want to move to far away from where she was jumping from. Next week she told me she was going to jump from the end rather than the side so I may have a better chance then.

I played around with the challenge pack that we got for the Christmas carol comp over at Enchanted for the final challenge. We all had similar packs that we had to use a little of every thing on our layout. This time the theme was Christmas traditions and you had to be in the photo. There aren't many pics of me at Christmas time as I tend to be behind the camera so I had to go way back to get a photo. Back to the very early 70's that is. That is me in the sunnies with my sister and brother.
I pretty much took the words a little of everything to heart. The three papers were all 6 by 12 sheets. The trees and music you can see but the third is a small strip that is poking out from under the ribbon. There was a chipboard swirly tree with a start on top in the pack and it so wasn't going to fit in with the layout so I chopped the star of and added it along with a small green gem to my flower spray.

I also joined in on a cyber crop over at Mystical. I only managed to get a card done. I would of liked to have gotten to another challenge but I had some stuff for Lime Tart that I needed to sort out first.
The challenge was to create a Christmas card with a non traditional scrapping item. My item was the red background. It's a piece of wall paper that I got in one of my vintage kits a while back.
When Rach posted me over the extra images of Lily and Milo I needed to finish of the set of cards that are going to be in an issue of Stamping and papercraft magazine she sent me some of the Mistletoe mice as well. I am so going to have to grab me one of them they are so cute. I also used one of the Racheal ann miller sentiment stamps as well as a spray from my red Prima flutter vine that is a part of this months product picks.
I also played around with making up some photo Christmas cards and seeing as the latest challenge over at the Stampavie blog is a bow one I added twine bows to my cards and used another of the Racheal ann miller sentiment stamps that I got in the latest A la tart kit.
Well it has been a busy weekend here and I am beat. I'm going to hit the shower and have an early night.
As always thanks for popping in, any comments and happy scrapping.


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Missy A!!! That is AWESOME!!!! Good for HER! :):):):):):):):):) LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that lo and the cards J1!!!! U amaze me! :):)):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

paula said...

Congratulations to Missy on her achievement!!! :D

I love your projects that you have shared as well. They are all so yummy. Have a wonderful time over Christmas & the New Year.

Jeanet said...

Gorgeous layouts Julie!Beautiful cards!
And way to go for jumping in the water for Missy!
You made some gorgeous stuff recently!

mandysea said...

I just LOVE that pic of Asher jumping in the water!!! What a fabulous shot you got Julie!!! awesome are your layouts...I love the vintage one of you..the embellies are just perfect!!!!
gorgeous-smorgeous gf!

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Yah on Missy A. xx

Love your layouts & cards. xx

Irritantsmurfje said...

Love that jumping photo! :-)

Deb said...

YAY! to your missy for jumping in. Great photo and I'm sure there will be many more taken at the pool now that she's got her confidence. Gorgeous stuff you've been creating Julie. Have a great Xmas with your family.

certifiedpaperfreak said...

WooHoo! way to go Missy.
i LOvE all the projects.
Merry Christmas!