Thursday, December 31, 2009

{ Goodbye to 2009 }

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas...but can someone please tell me where in the heck 2009 went???!!!

Wow! 2010 is around the corner...literally. I hope everyone has a fun and safe New Years. It will be a VERY quiet one in our household. Hubby has to work tomorrow and we are all still tired from Christmas. We had 3 family dinners at our house this year. We had a good time, but it is a tiring thing...especially boxing day having to squish 15 people into our house!! ;0) But like I said it was a great holiday.

I was lucky enough to get lots of yummy stampin' supplies. I got a swack of new stamps, some new Martha Stewart punches from my hubby, some nesties and a punch of paper and embellishments. I think the biggest hits in our household have to be the girls new DS's...which Mommy plays as soon as they go to bed! I am thinking I might *need* one for myself soon...or some extra batteries! ;0) And of course the new Band Hero for the Wii!! I was not too sure if Hubby would REALLY love it...oh ya!! Lets see...the day after boxing day we played from 10am until 9:30pm!! Yup! So a very good Christmas in the Houghton household.

Before I sign off for 2009, I will share with you a gift I made for my Aunt for Christmas. I sooooo wish I had decided to try on of these sooner. I have definitely decided to make more of these for next year though...

I was surprised at how easy these really are to make. And not at all that time consuming. Once you have done one...just pick the papers cut out all the pieces and boom! It goes together really quickly. I just need to get me some more cardboard. I like the cardboard you get with the SU designer paper packs. Works great! If you have not tried one already...THIS is the template I used. You can alter it to make it the size you want...mine is 6 X 6.

Oh and a little extra note for ya. I have been downloading some tunes the past few's been awhile since I got some new music. Anyway...thought I would share my newest FAV! Shiloh. She is another 16 year old up and coming star, but she is Canadian. Canadian Girls Rock! I had seen her video
Alright on The Family Channel , so I decided to take a listen to the album. Love her! Great vocals, great lyrics and music. I like her...can you tell? Take a listen...her ballads are awesome! I promise you will like it...I hope!

And another awesome my hubby...was Orianthi. Awesome! She was Michael Jackson's find for his final tour before his death. Amazing guitar player!

I was also downloading some tunes for the girls and Demi Lovato is actually quite good. I was a little surprised...worth another listen too. to organize my new stampin' goodies and get my room back together...had to use my table for Christmas dinner!


Michelle U said...

Tracy this is so awesome! I need to try and make one of these, they look so cool! Yes I agree with you on 2009, it just flew by! I can't believe it myself! Have a wonderful New Year!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Really cool!!! Your art always amazes!!!


Corie said...

this is so beautiful -- love it!!

Have a great 2010!!

Allison said...

Super fab!

Kirsten Aune said...

Hi Tracy, and happy new year!
Your box is so beautiful! I love the colours and the easel card on top! I guess your aunt love it too.
I'm glad you wanted to try my tutorial, and thanks again for letting me see the result.
I wish you all the best for 2010.
Hugs, Kirsten