Monday, 30 November 2009

First Advent

What a weekend! Well actually the fun started on Thursday evening with a girl's night out to watch the New Moon movie. There were 9 of us (Claudia M, Krystyna C, Renée B, Tini L, Monique M, Jeanine M, Halinka R, Jasmine W and myself) and we had a good time. I had just re-read the book and knew the dialogue pretty well - much to Tini's surprise when I would finish the sentences of the characters!! It was fun. So much so, that Jordan and I went to see it again on Saturday evening. It was much better the second time around! :)

On Saturday the hubster went to visit his parents and they went to a classical concert in the KKL in Luzern. Melissa had to work and Aaron wasn't feeling well - hopefully not the swine flu! :(
I spent a lot of the day creating journal cards and "Week of:" cards for my Project 365 and my craft table looked like a bomb had hit it! I have to make 365 journal cards and 52 week cards - I have a lot of work ahead of me! Here a few that I made:

I can hardly believe that the 1st Advent Sunday is here - that means there are only three Sundays left until Christmas! My Christmas wreath is now display and Daniel proudly lit the first candle.By the time this Sunday rolls around I have usually baked all of my Christmas goodies but this year I am behind schedule. I have decided to wait until my sister, Barbara arrives and we'll do some baking then. It's always much more fun doing things together. Barb will come on the 12th and stay one week. I am looking forward to seeing her. Mum is on her way to New Zealand to stay with Keith & Sue for 6 weeks. I hope she has a good flight and enjoys herself. I am soooo envious!!! One day........

Hugs all,

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Photoshop Elements and more

I've been playing around with PSE and wanted to do a word art poster for the 2010 mutual theme ""Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest" (Joshua 1:9)
I saw something similar online but it was in English and I needed to have it in German so I played around with Photoshop and came up with this. I really had fun!

For the last half year I hadn't any desire to do anything crafty and then all of a sudden "bam", I couldn't stop! I've been making some cards using my new Cricut Storybook cartridge and some new stamps from Hero Arts. Now I have to keep everything in balance and not forget everything around me (like housework!!). Here are some of the cards I made. Enjoy!

Starting up

I still can't believe that I am starting up my own blog! Why would anybody be interested in what I have to say or what we as a family are doing?
BUT then I thought it would be good for me; to write and share what is going on in MY LIFE even if it were just for the sake of writing it down. Life is passing me by far too quickly and I want to be able to document some of it and the computer is my medium, so here I am.
Today is Thanksgiving in the US and even though we don't celebrate it here I am still thinking of the many things that I am grateful for. What are you grateful for?

Hugs all,