Merry Christmas from the Sibleys

December 25th, 2011

Merry Christmas!



The Rocket Scientist and I are both under the weather, but happy to have been able to celebrate Christmas the past two days with friends and family as well as this morning with our church family.  We are joyful as we reflect on the birth of Jesus and His transformation of our lives.

Wishing you and yours a Joyous Christmas!


And special wishes from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

(outfits courtesy of Auntie Taylor.)


Goodness!  Is it really Wednesday already?  Last week we went to Austin TX to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary.  The first 3 days of the trip were great and we had a wonderful anniversary, but things started to go downhill the next day, Thursday, when I woke up not feeling very well.  I caught some sort of stomach flu bug or perhaps it was a mild food poisoning.  By Friday I was feeling really miserable as we had to check out of our beautiful hotel toom at noon and didn’t have a flight out until 5:00.  I was so thankful for the Lord’s grace to allow me to sleep pretty much the entire 3 hours home on the plane.  I spent the next 3 days on the couch and only yeterday beagn to feel like myself again.  So you see, I really can’t believe it’s Wednesday already!

We had a wonderful friend house sit for us while we were gone.  He took great care of the pups and the birds and he even sent us daily videos!  🙂  Here’s the card I left for him.  Made this card when I should have been packing and doing a million other things, but just wanted to stamp – so it’s a quick and easy one.  🙂

From Taylored Expressions, I combined Thankful (apple basket and sentiment) with some of Taylor’s brand new little flags and banners – Fly Your Flag 1 (stamps and dies).  I also used the Picket Fence Taylored Die, Take Note 1 Taylored Die, and Bronze Viva Pearl Pen.  Paper is Echo Park.

Now it’s time to start catching up on a few things around here.  I think laundry might be first on the list.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great day!

TE Release Day!

  • All of the new products are now available for purchase! Check out the Fresh Out of the Oven Department to see everything in one place!
  • More projects from the Baker’s Dozen to inspire you.  Just follow the link list below.
  • PETITE-A-PALOOZA SPECIALPurchase any 6 Petite Stamp Sets (new or old) through Friday December 9th and receive a Petite Storage Case absolutely FREE!

YES!  It’s Release Day!  I wasn’t able to play along in the peeks this week, but I do hope you followed along with all the fabulous projects by the Baker’s Dozen!  I just had to squeeze in a card for today using the Snowflake Wreath because the idea for this particular wreath is actually what started the whole series!  I’m so excited that this one is finally here!  I wanted to do something simple and just a little bold with it.  Here’s the 4.25″ square card I came up with.

I just love the combo of red and aqua, especially when paired with lots of white! The little bird is from the Birds and Branch Taylored Die Set and the little white pearls were created with the Viva Decor Ice White Pearl Pen.  I just love how this turned out and it was so easy (no coloring!) that I think I might make a batch of 10 or 12 more.  It’s almost time to get those Christmas cards in the mail!

Now let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up.  I know there will be at least one new sample from every set in the new release!  Check it out!

Enjoy some TE shopping!  While you’re there, be sure to pick up a few gifts for your crafty friends as well as the artistic kids in your life.  All of these Petite sets and new card kits are perfect little gifts!  Can you beleive that it’s December and Christmas is just a little over 3 weeks away.  Wow!  Time to kick the Christmas card making and the shopping into high gear!

Thanks for stopping by.