Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Blueprints etc...

Happy Christmas Eve!! It's one of my favorite days of the year. I hope that you and your families have very Happy Holidays. I'm looking forward to spending tonight with my friends and their 3 year old son Reece, if you've been following me a while, you've seen him before. He's my "adopted" child and my parent's "adopted" grandson. We have so many presents under the tree for  him it will probably take him an hour to open all of them. I love being with kids at Christmas and it's the first year he really gets what's  going on so it should be really fun.

Reece with my mom & Dusty helping me unpack my Santa collection
My brother is not coming home because he came last week for my uncle's funeral. It was a sad occasion, but on a positive note, I got to see most of my mother's family who I would not normally have seen and I was able to share my homemade cookies and bread with them. My dad's family got together a few weeks ago so I've seen most of my family this month.

While I'm writing all these personal things, I wanted to post some pictures of me with my best friend Liliana in NYC last month. We took a long girls weekend for my birthday to NYC. Besides, a very scary landing in a blizzard - we were the last plane they allowed to land at LaGuardia that night, we had a great time. We visited with several friends from college and I got to meet my good blog friend and fellow PDC designer Rachel Kleinman. She took a train from Connecticut and met us there one day. We had a fun adventure to Mood, the fabric store where the Project Runway designers shop. We are both huge Project Runway fans and frequently Tweet about it!!

Liliana & me

Liliana with our friend Kip from NYC

Me with my friend Ron from NJ

Rachel & me
Finally, I just got these Christmas Blueprint stamps by Tim Holtz a few days ago. Not in time for cards for this year, but I wanted to try them out. So I just stamped them on Kraft paper and colored them with Distress Markers and added some Stickles. I really love these images - especially the snowman. And now I'm 4 ahead for next year. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!


  1. donna! these pictures are so great, i love reece with your little dusty! and such fabulous cards... it's still not too late to send some! merry christmas!

  2. awesome cards!! have a wonderful christmas girl :)

  3. Wow, what a fun birthday trip you had! I also love Project Runway, and have seen the designers running through Mood many times. Love those amazing tim Holtz blueprint stamps and the way you colored them! Have a great Christmas!

  4. Thanks for sharing your new stamps and your friends and family too! A very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours too!!!


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