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"Life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it." ~ John C. Maxwell

Friday, January 1, 2010

My First for 2010

I am itching to play with paper and so is my hubby but don't tell his manly buddies... Jay enjoys sitting down and running my Cricut and Sizzlet machines (the silhouette frustrates us both most days) and he loves that I am making cards for Operation Write Home.

Today though we are going to sit down and make some thank you cards for personal use and maybe get a layout done. I say maybe as I have a vision - I know exactly what photos I want to use and what paper I need for them. I just am unsure if I have the paper on hand. So while dinner is on I'll be digging though the stack of yet to be filed paper I have on hand and getting everything else we will need ready.

Here are the photos I'm using for my first layout of 2010...

In my group of friends I am lucky enough to have some with boys just older and just younger than Reece so he gets awesome clothes from Sam and Max and when we are done they go to DJ. The first 2 shots are the 'new' robe and jammies we got just before Christmas. Reece now insists on having the robe ready when his bath is done - towels are not good enough for him any more...

In this shot he is reclining on the soft and gorgeous pillows made for him by Nej (Mom to Sam & Max). Her talent and generosity spoils all who have the pleasure of knowing her - thanks friend.

So what will your first layout of 2010 be? How do you decide or are you like me this time and had photos screaming at you to get them done?


  1. Betty,
    1st of all I CANNOT believe how grown up he looks!! Geeze...stop the clock!! 2nd, I am deciding tomorrow on my 1st layout, but I have already started a project for Valentine's Day because you know those papers are my FAVE and I want to use Shimmerz too. BUT...Thank you cards are what I guess should be first...you are TOTALLY right on that, so I will start those tonight...after i eat my ham & beans... ;)

  2. The first thing I'm going to do is finish all the unfinished ones on my desk! That has to get done before I do anything else.

    One of my goals this year is to spend less time on the computer and more time playing with paper. :)

  3. This is wonderful!! The papers you selected are perfect, but it really will be these fabulous pictures that "make" the layout!!!