Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!




Wishing you the beauty and joy of Christmas shared with family and friends!

Along with blessings for a creative and prosperous New Year 2012!

Sandra

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Preparing for Christmas Craft Nite



In the spirit of excitement getting ready for my friends to come over for a Christmas crafty nite, I dressed up these lanterns with cedar, painted pine cones, ribbon and sparkly glitter for my front entrance. Then I realized that maybe they might be a fire hazard? Oh well, they look really pretty even if the candles aren't lit!



We had fun, laughter, and were surrounded by the twinkling Christmas lights, glowing candles, Christmas music, while working on a few last minute cards, and other surprises. I am so grateful for the friendship of these beautiful ladies! All creative and passionate in their own areas of expertise!

Visit Violette's blog for tons and tons of colourful inspiration! Lucky me to live just a hop, skip and a jump from Violette's magic cottage!

And my friend Paula the writer, and Brenda, the music teacher! I hope to have another relaxed evening like this very, very soon! I am truly in the Christmas spirit after our very festive and fun crafty evening.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Preparing for Homecoming



Only two more days before my daughter arrives home! It's been a long year without her here and we are so excited she will be home for the holidays. It will be a merry Christmas indeed!

Happy creating,
Sandra

Friday, December 2, 2011

First Week of December

I can hardly believe it is the first week of December! Today was so mild and sunny, that I took my camera and went for a wonderful walk in the sunshine. The sun kept playing in and out of the clouds with me, making great shadows and high contrasts. I took a lot of nature photos which I had hoped to upload, but for some reason, I cannot upload any photos right now.

I woke up so early, excited for the day, and wanting to take full advantage of the light while it is here. The days do seem to short right now, I look forward to the Solstice already.

Slowly, slowly, I am gearing up for the Christmas season. Only a few more days until my daughter arrives home from Norway. She has been in Europe now for almost a full year! I want to make sure her room is nice and welcoming for her when she arrives!

Can Christmas be coming in just over three weeks??????

Lots to do and create between now and then.

Happy creating!

Sandra