Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Count down to New Years!!

Wow can you believe this year is almost over. 9 hours and 30 minutes to be exact it will be 2009. I haven't had much time to scrap this last week but I did manage to get a page done. My girls are making flowers out of paper and it turned out amazing :0) My oldest daughter Veronica is visiting us for the holidays. The girls are so happy to get to spend some time with their big sister. Who better to teach them how to make paper flowers. What a cute moment. I love capturing these moments. I am so honored that my page was featured at Genuine Praise today!!! Another great moment to end the year off. So today I will be spending time with my girls and my honey. It is great to have a house full of family. We will be joining my mother later this evening to attend midnight mass. The whole family will be there. My baby brother and his family are in town for the holidays also. Should be a great get together. Here are some photos of my week with my family.

My little ones got to sing in the childrens chorus at church. I did not get a great shot but it was precious to me. It brought tears to my eyes I was so proud. All of the kids were so adorable. They sang Rudolf the red nose reindeer and We wish you a Merry Christmas. It was so cute. I was a proud mommy along with all of the other proud mommies.

Veronica, Melea and Tori sitting in Santas sleigh in the lobby of our church.

Veronica meeting her niece Cameron for the first time. She is so great with babies. Another great moment to capture. I am so happy I was blessed with my beautiful girls.

Here is my little princess Melea. Santa brought her Cinderella dress and accessories. She was so delighted and wasted no time getting all dressed up. What a little cutie. She is such a little princess :0)

Okay now the grand finale. Guitar Hero Rock Band!!! My girls had so much fun. Tori was on the guitar, Veronica & Melea was on the bass, Becca on drums and I was the singer. The best chic band It was a blast and I enjoyed this time with my girls very much. All year long we are on the go but this time of the year is totally devoted to my family. It is truly my favorite time of the year. Have a safe and Happy New Years every one. See you next year :0)

hugs, Flora

Friday, December 19, 2008

Yay its Friday!!

Okay this week has been crazy!! I'm still not done Christmas shopping. I finally got the girls shopping done but still have to get the rest of the family done. Good news my layout that I made of my honeys grandma was picked for layout of the week at nuts4digi . I am so excited!! I made this page using Lost Kit and Glitter and Glass Kit by Southern Creek available at Isyndra and Friends . I was so happy to stumble upon this photo. I just love the heritage look to it and it was the natural color of the photo that grabbed my attention. The kit and photo just matched perfectly. My honeys family loves the way it turned out too :0)

We finally got the girls photo done with Santa Claus. They were so excited waiting in line. There was a whole Santa's work shop with Santa's little helpers working very hard on toys. Then as you get closer to Santa we walked into a little room where the children can watch Christmas cartoons. Finally it was the girls turn with Santa. Tori asked Santa for a cell phone and Melea asked him for a new bike. They were both very excited to get to tell Santa what was on their Christmas list. It's a good thing Santa has allot of little helpers to help get these pricey items ;0) Here is a couple pages I made with the girls photo visiting Santa.

I used Merry Christmas Kit By The Digishop available at
The next page is using Yuletide Swing Kit by Sweet Genevieve Designs and Leah Riordan available at Oscraps

We had snow in Texas. Can you believe it. It has not snowed in over 4 years. It was not much snow but it was enough to make the girls happy for a day and me too ;0) I capture as much of the moment I could. Here is a page with Sweet Genevieve Designs Chillin' Kit and Sweet Starts 12 x 12 Template no. 3 also available at Oscraps

Here is a page I did with a one kit call I received from Chriscrap and Mimilou. Few Years Ago Kit was available on Dec.18th you can find it at Digital-Crea . Thank you for letting me scrap with this gorgeous kit:)

Here is another page I made with my baby girl Melea. I used Frosty Sensation kit by Monica Larsen is available at ScrapScandiStyle . Their shop seems to be out of order so I will link it up when it is back up and running. Also used in this page is Playing with wordart kit vol. 2 by Natali Designs.

Here is my newest page I created using Woodland Doodles and Wild Thing Papers by Dawn Inskip available at Natural Designs In Scrapbooking This is a special page I made of my honeys families dog Mafio. He past away two months ago and is very missed by every one :0(

Oh here is a quick page that was created with Donna Duncombe Designs Shine Kit by Donna herself. She is still having her daily Christmas give away at her blog . You should definitely have a look at here blog for some fantastic freebies :0)

So as you can see I have been very busy this week and could use a vacation. But the girls are out of school for their winter break and that is most likely not going to happen .. lol Okay I have to get back to getting the house clean and finishing up my left over Christmas list of things to do. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Years. Hugs ,Flora

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

N4D December Challenges

It's that time again over at N4D. We have started our December challenges. Our challenge hosts have come up with some really great challenges this month. Along with our designers. Look at the amazing challenge prize. Green Cookie and Pink tree kit is wonderful and full of glittery goodness. Each challenge host will post a challenge . By the end of the month you will need to post your page in the Challenge Gallery . What a wonderful way to get this gorgeous kit! My challenges for this month is Brag Book Challenge and All About Me Challenge

My Brag Book Challenge for this month is very simple. Do two pages with some sort of christmas elements in both of your pages. After you have fininshed your pages post them in the Brag Book Challenge Gallery and then post a link in the Brag Book Challenge Thread to get some praise. Here are my pages for this challenge.

At the end of the month everyone who played along will get the challenge prize to the challenges they have completed. This is your posting prize for my Brag Book Challenge. Wow what a gorgeous piece of the kit.

Here is the challenge prize for my About Me Challenge. So what a great start with these two challenges to get a couple of pieces to this great kit. Enjoy and I hope to see some new faces :)

Be sure to join in all of the challenges to get the full kit. Here are the links to the rest of the challenges.
December Sketch Challenge hosted by Julia
December Inspired by Arts Challenge hosted by Caroline
December Scraplift hosted by Donna
December Quote Challenge hosted by Donna aka mouse
December Color Challenge hosted by Marg
December Photography Challenge by Donna aka mouse
December Font Challenge hosted by Tamara

Here is Donna Duncombe Designs Joyful Season Kit available at nuts4digi. My brag book pages was made with this gorgeous kit. Donna is still going strong with her a freebie a day until christmas. She is on her tenth day of christmas freebie. You can go to Donna's Blog to grab it. You never know you might get some of my QP's too ;)

Happy Holidays and have a great day scrapping your precious memories :)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Party

I had an amazing time at VIA Groups Christmas party. My honey Andrew's work party was a big hit. It was held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriot. Absolutely gorgeous hotel. We had a very nice dinner at the Ristorante Tuscany. The night continued with great company and dancing the night away.It was so romantic dancing to Salsa and a great varity of music. I even learned how to Jitter Bug. That was so much fun!

Here is Andrew and Myself as we arrived to the party. I spent most of the day getting my hair done and it was well worth it. It turned out so nice. Look how handsome my honey looks too;) The hotel was decorated so beautifully with Christmas trees all over inside and out. The Marriot was full of people with many different parties going at the same time.

Awww this is our niece Cameron in her little santa outfit. Her very first Christmas party. She is just so adorable.David Jr. , Rebbeca, Cameron and Andrew. My honeys big brother and sister.

Rebbeca and baby Cameron. Just absolutely breath taking gorgeous photo of them both. I cant wait to scrap with it.

Okay now to the party:) Karl,David Jr, Rob and Andrew. Sexy and mysterious guys.

Now the girls. Jill, Christie, Rebbeca and Me. Sexy girls:)

Strong girls. Show me your muscles. lol . Yes we had a few drinks :)

Now the fellows turn. Strong guys. Aren't they just too cute :)
This was the after party .We decided go across the street to a bar called Bakers Street. Such a beautiful Bar. The decor was great and so fun. It had hidden passage ways behind book shelves to get to the ladies room. Everyone had such an amazing time. I cant wait to see what next year will bring. Thanks Via for a great party!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mad Monday $2 by Donna DuncombeDesigns

What a great way to start off the week with a great deal. Donna has some great picks for today. You can pick up these great kits for only $2 each at nuts4digi . If you head over to Donna's Blog you can pick a great freebie made by muah ;)

Be sure to head over to Donna's Blog everyday for a wonderful freebie. There will be a great freebie everday until christmas. Now thats a great present :) Here is a look at another freebie:

Here is her new mini kit Shine available at nuts4digi for $4 AU and $2.62 US.

Have a great and wonderful start to your holiday month :)