Saturday, December 31, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
13 Goals For The Year 2012
1. walk for at least 30 min three times per week
2. research healthy eating and make healthier food choices for the girls & I
3. budget more realistically and make every effort possible to try and stick to it
4. pay off some debt
5. learn how to Art Journal
6. Capture Your 365 - take photos daily
7. 52 Weeks to an Organized Home
8. Blog daily and share more of what's in my heart & mind
9. do my dishes every day after supper
10. quit smoking
11. get more than 15 bookings for Sandra Collins Photography for the year
12. 365 (or more) scrapbook pages completed over the year
13. When the kids are here spend less time on the computer
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Sunday, December 25, 2011
"I think I am beginning to understand."
"that's why I come," said Santa. "you're an adult. If you don;t teach the children these things who will?"
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Santa brought out a beautiful wreath made of fresh , fragrant greenery tied with a bright red bow. "The bow reminds us of the bond of perfection which is love. The wreath embodies all the good things about Christmas for those with eyes to see and hearts to understand. It contains the colors of red and green and the heaven-turned needles of the evergreen. The bow tells the story of good will to all and it's color reminds us of Christ's sacrifice. Even it's very shape is symbolic, representing eternity and the eternal nature of Christ's love. It is a circle, without beginning and without end. These are the things you must teach the children."
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
I worked on this project two Christmases ago. Found the challenge listed on the Faith Sisters website. Loved how the whole album turned out and love the message in the story so I thought I'd share it with you all in the days leading up to Christmas. Enjoy. Today I have posted the title page I made and the story for Day One.
I don't know how long I slept but all of a sudden I knew that I wasn't alone. I opened my eyes and you can guess my surprise when I saw Santa Claus himself standing next to my Christmas tree. He was dressed in fur from his head to his foot just as the poem described him, but he was not the "jolly old elf" of Christmas legend. The man who stood before me looked sad and disappointed, and there were tears in his eyes.
"Santa what's wrong?" I asked "Why are you crying?"
"It's the children" Santa replied sadly.
"But Santa the children love you" I said
"Oh I know they love me and they love the gifts I bring them," Santa said, "but the children of today seem to have missed out on the true spirit of Christmas. It's not their faults, it's just that the adults, many of them not being taught themselves, have forgotten to teach the children."
"Teach them what?" I asked.
Santa's kind old face became soft, more gentle. His eyes began to shine with something more than tears. He spoke softly. "Teach the children the true meaning of Christmas. Teach them that the part of Christmas we can see, hear and touch is more than meets the eye. Teach them the symbolism behind the customs and traditions of Christmas which we now observe. Teach them what it is that they truly represent."
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
In the past few weeks both my beautiful girls have celebrated birthdays. Emily just turned 10 and Amber 12. I just can't believe how big they are getting and how fast they are growing up. I love them so much and they are absolutely the centre of my universe. I am so proud of the little women they are becoming. They really are great kids, so polite, so nice, so well behaved, so smart. I just love them to bits and pieces. I really am the luckiest mom in the world ...
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Thursday, December 08, 2011
You can learn all about the Before & After blog hop on the Pixel Perfect Blog.
For this edit I used the action Sugar Cookies from the Sweet Treats Collection from Paint the Moon and then Starburst Vignette from Artistic Actions V2.