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Farewell, 2011

Greetings! I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas...we certainly did.  I finished putting up the last of the holiday wares this morning...the house looks sooo bare. It's nice to have everything organized once again, although I still have a couple of closets to tackle...I see some major destashing in my future :)
MY SCRAPBOOK NOOK January is my design month at My Scrapbook Nook.  I adore the "Head Over Heals" kit by Lily Bee...the colors are right up my alley.  Have you seen it?
The kit includes sweet chipboard pieces from Maya Road, adorable layered flowers by Petaloo, ribbon and Thickers.  In addition to the Lily Bee patterned papers, the cardstock stickers and file journal tags are also included. Can't wait to share the cards that I've all ready created with this fabulous kit...get yours today before they're g.o.n.e.
I HEART IPPITY I'm delighted to announce that I've been invited to stay on with the I Heart {Ippity} Creative Team for the foreseea…
Good Friday! I wanted to share my newest news.  Thank goodness I only had TWO days to keep this quiet LOL...I've borrowed this from the Imaginisce Blog:
2012 Imaginisce Design Team Announcement!
Well, today is the DAY for the BIG reveal!!! We want to thank ALL of you that sent in an application for this call. We were overwhelmed by the talent and this made our decision both time consuming & very difficult as we sifted through over 120 submissions! It is with great pleasure that we introduce to you the 2012 Imaginisce Design Team
Abby Laubenstein (Illinois, US) Adora Concepcion (Washington, US) Cari Locken, DT Co-ordinator (British Columbia, Canada) Diana Fisher (New York, US) Guiseppa Gubler (Utah, US) Heather Leopard (Texas, US) Ilene Tell (Delaware, US) Mary Ann Jenkins (California, US) Shellye McDaniel (Texas, US) <-----yours truly *big grins* Tiffany Hood (Utah, US) Rebecca Keppel (Arizona, US) Rosangela Philippsen (Curitiba, Brazil) Regina Mangum (California, US) Rhonda Van Ginkel (Minn…

An Owl & True Friends

I have the little cork-board hanging up in my scrap room that I created as my last project for Your Scrapbook Stash.  Sydnee saw it and wanted one for herself.  I picked up some 50% off zebra papers from Hobby Lobby and went to work!  With my project for I Heart Ippity coming due, I decided to incorporate a few of the fun flower stamps from the Flowers+Friends=Priceless set. Matches the new comforter perfectly...I can't wait until she sees it :)
DOT & WHIMSY I've listed a new paper bag scrapbook album at my Etsy shop today.  Here are all of the photos for those of you who are visiting from there. A total of 10 pages for photos and an additional 5 tags for jotting down those sweet memories.  I've used the So Sophie papers from My Mind's Eye

I'm taking photos everyday for December Daily...I still need to print them, but that can be saved for a little later.  It actually S*N*O*W*E*D here on Tuesday morning and I was able to capture a few of the flak…

A Griswald at Heart

So, we've come to find out that if we have the Christmas tree fully lit (that's approximately 1,800 tiny, twinkling lights), the microwave microwaving and the big screen TV blaring, we throw a breaker.  Reminds me of a Griswald Family Christmas, so I can't help but feel as though I'm falling into the footsteps of my much beloved Clark W. Griswald ♥  What a big Christmas dork, just like me! "My twee...Louis (and you'll notice he doesn't call him UNCLE Louis at this point), what have you done to my twee?"  (it sounds like he's saying TWEE instead of tree, so I've since adapted this vernacular.  Can't help myself.) This is it...the 2011 McDaniel Family Christmas Tree
I'm adding these photos to my very own December Daily album :)  I will share more photos as I take them.
Here is the latest album that I've created for Dot & Whimsy The only scheduled Design Team projects that I have for the remainder of the month is for I Heart-Ippity, so…

Two Days in a Row!

YES!  I'm actually blogging two days in a row...what is the world coming to? Ah, don't answer that LOL As I eluded to in yesterday's blog post, I have finished the DECEMBER DAILY album for Etsy. It is such a little fatty and chocked full of sweet stuff from the Peppermint Collection by Crate.  The front of the album is an actual 1950's vintage Christmas card of an adorable Snow Couple ♥ So, without further ado These are just a few close-ups of the 28 page book :)  I'm listing this at my Etsy shop Dot & Whimsy just as soon as I'm done blogging, so hop on over a take a peek at it.

Attention All Santas! (Including the ones who fill their own stockings!)
We love this special time of year and we want to share the Christmas cheer by offering 3 great specials!  Give yourself and your loved ones the gift of memories that last through time with a Kit subscription from My Scrapbook Nook Kits!  Each month a perfectly coordinated set of sc…

One Day 'Til...

...December Daily starts :) I have the base for my album finished and am now working on one to sell on Etsy.  I'm using the Peppermint Collection from Crate...also the December My Scrapbook Nook Kit. I dug way back in my stash and brought out some old Daisy D's papers...all inspired by vintage prints. I created the assorted pages using my Cricut. I love how each page peeks out from one another...adds fun and interest!
YOUR SCRAPBOOK STASH Aw!  My very last projects for  Your Scrapbook Stash.  If you hadn't heard, Erica will be closing down the online store on December 31st.  Tons of great deals can be found there, so go by and visit soon. I created this sweet mini cork-board hanger using materials by Bella Blvd's FINALLY FALL and Amy Tangerine's PATCHES.  I will be giving a tutorial at the YSS blog next month. And a layout that I scrapped for my mom's 2012 calendar!

I HEART IPPITY Here's another card featuring the cute bird (or penguin?  I'm not sure!) from the …

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving

...and boy am I tuckered out. Over the last three days I have fought the Christmas tree and won, cleaned the house from top to bottom, thrown up the Christmas decorations and have all of my Thanksgiving dishes prepared.  Everything looks beautiful and smells delicious, but I look as though I've just returned from a battle zone: numerous scratches on the hands and arms via the tree tussle, bruises on my shins, a puncture wound on my left thumb (I didn't know you could actually STAB yourself with a ornament hook) and my sciatic is acting up.  And don't get me started on my aching shoulders :-/ But THANK YOU, Lord...I have so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Eve! I received my adorable December Daily tags from Chic Tags today.  I'm looking forward to getting my album completed before December 1st :)  I have several ideas for photos, so hopefully I can keep up on the documentation without falling too far behind.  
I created a couple of cute cards f…

Getting Done

Yes, it is November 15th and I have the majority of my Christmas buying done.  I'm in the midst of compiling photos for my mother's annual calendar.  When I mentioned that I might not have time to pull a calendar out of the hat this year, I swear that I saw a tear...well, and the whining pretty much gave away her dislike of that idea LOL.  You know, she's my dear mom and she doesn't ask much of me at one way or the other, I will have her gift done by December 25th (in years past some of the pages are still wet with glue...nothing like a little procrastination).
Tyler will be 18 shortly after Christmas.  I think this is the first year that he's only asked for ONE video game.  *sniff* he actually requested 'grown up' gifts this year like a Fossil watch, Oakley sunglasses, cologne, a pair of blue jeans, lounge pants, socks and underwear :)
Zachry; not much on his list either.  The generic blanket term "clothes", two XBOX games, one PSP game, …

He's So Jolly♥

-- HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY-- First off, I want to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to our military men and women serving today and in days past.  Thank you for keeping us safe and God Bless you all! ----------------------------------- I went to pick the kids up today from school and was flipping through radio stations while waiting.  Our local 'light rock' station is now officially playing ♫Christmas Music♫  So, I'm assuming that I'm not alone in being excited about this...after-all, they must do some sort of research before launching into Holly Jolly Christmas on 11-11-11 don't you think? One of my favorite new found Christmas songs (and it's an oldie) is Christmas Waltz...I've heard Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole both sing it and they're equally beautiful!  I also love the old Coventry songs like The Holly & The Ivy and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring...I can honestly say that they've grown on me a lot over the years...maybe …