On The Nineth Day of Christmas...

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Good Morning!!

I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas Day and you got to enjoy some time with your families and loved ones. We had a great Christmas - Syd has the best reactions when she opens presents and that was the only gift I wanted that day. Her face lit up every time she opened a gift and she kept saying thank you and giving us hugs all morning....*sigh*. It was such a great morning!

We spent Christmas evening, as we usually do, with Scott's aunts, uncles and cousins. For the past few years we've done a Yankee swap thing between everyone and one year Scott's crazy Uncle Rick decided to disguise a wooden box that used to house the ashes of their father's dog. Now it's become a tradition that whomever opens that gift with Suzy the Dog in it, has to bring it back the following year to be swapped out again. Well, last year we got stuck with Suzy, so we thought we were being clever this year and bought an el cheapo DVD player and hid Suzy's box inside that box all covered up with the proper wrapping. We figured everyone would be trading it all night so they could get their hands on the DVD player and then in the end, they'd find out that they were trading Suzy all night! The plan would have worked too except for the fact that Uncle Rick picked that present early on and our precious little girl blurted out "My daddy wrapped that present!" The room roared with laughter and they eventually found Suzy's box. Mental note for future years: Never wrap anything for anyone with your little ones in the room! LOL

The Greeting Farm is celebrating the Ninth day of Christmas today and the sketch is perfect for just about any TGF stamp!


I used the absolutely adorable Miss Anya from the Miss Anya Love set for my card. She sits perfectly inside an oval nestie. Since the whole card was so blue, I jazzed it up by putting Miss Anya in a red hot little number! Hehe

If you haven't heard the news yet, there are three new Farmers sowing some seeds of love over at The Greeting Farm and I couldn't be more happier for them! I can't wait to see what they've all done with the new Sproutlets being released this Friday! I know I'll be lining up for them - I LOVE my Sprouts!

I'm looking forward to taking the Christmas Tree down so I can have my big picture window back. I have missed the natural light...and so have my photos! LOL Here's a before and after picture of Syd opening one of her presents (and wearing one of them) on Christmas Day. Is that not the best reaction?! :) Gotta love that kid!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

EDIT: I've added a bunch of new cards to my store today! And if you ever see a card on my blog you just HAVE TO HAVE, just send me an email! :)


Supplies
Stamps: The Greeting Farm 'Miss Anya Love'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Cranberry Crisp, Pretty In Pink, Cool Caribbean, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PP = Prima Marketing 'Aurora Collection'
Access: Buttons, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Machine Stitching, Spellbinders Small Oval and Scalloped Oval Nestibilities, Sponges, Dimensionals

14 Comments:

Marley said...

Such a great photo!! and your card; I love it! Great papers and you have coloured the girl so nice!! hugs Marley

~amy~ said...

sooo cute...love your card and your girl is adorable!

Personally I can't wait to take my tree down too...there are needles everywhere...grrr...hey, you'll have to check my blog post for sunday:)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

gorgeous card! Those photos are just priceless - what a great expression!! Love it!

Gabriela said...

Sandra, I love the expressions you captured on Syd's face. She looks absolutely precious in her Snow White outfit too. That sure was funny when she blurted out that her Daddy had wrapped THAT present!

kadie said...

Your card today is absolutely gorgeous! The coloring is awesome! And I just got some similar papers with my Michael's coupon and now I have the inspiration for how to use them!

That story about your gift exchange is priceless!! Oh my goodness! We had an ugly doll that was going around in our family for years but Suzy takes the cake! And it was pretty genius to put her in the dvd box. :)

Love the pics of Syd! Such delight. Your tree looks beautiful!

Theresa said...

Fabulous card! I wish I were half as talented.

Thanks for sharing the photos!

Happy New Year!

Stampin Mindy said...

Great card, I love that stamp. Her pigtails are adorable. Beautiful coloring. Happy New Year!

Christi said...

This is gorgeous and I LOVE those pics!!

Amy said...

Oh Sandra, those photos of your DD are absolutely precious! Sounds like you had a pretty perfect Christmas this year!
And this card is beyond gorgeous... it totally caught my eye over at the TGF blog!

Danni said...

What fun holiday memories! Great photos of Syd! She's precious!
Love your card, so sweet!

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! Glad you all had a great holiday.

WickedPixie said...

Your coloring is so gorgeous!!
Those are fabulous pictures of your little sweety!! That excitement is so precious and great to get captured on film! :-)Traci

karen said...

gorgeous card! as ususal.
and the pix of Syd are adorable!

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

Gorgeous card Sandra and absolutely soooo pretty!

Lov ethe story and the reaction on Syd's face are just too cute and priceless. These are the best years aren't they?

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