Monday, December 31, 2012

CHEERS! Happy New Year's Eve and Happy New Year!!!!

CHEERS! Happy New Year's Eve and
Happy New Year!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog, and all the lovely comments the past year!
Staan de oliebollen en appelflappen al op tafel en staat de champagne koud? Prettige jaarwisseling en een Gelukkig Nieuwjaar! Bedankt voor de bezoekjes aan mijn blog en al jullie leuke reacties het afgelopen jaar!
Hugs, Laura  
White and Basic Gray cardstock, ribbon and ink: Stampin' Up!,
Stamp set: "Happy Hour" Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Holy Night

Hi there! Merry Christmas! I hope you all had a very special Christmas Eve, and are enjoying a wonderful Christmas with family and friends. Did Santa bring the gifts you wanted? Yesterday morning, our son was busy wrapping gifts, and he asked me if I had a Christmas card for him. I looked at the colors of the wrapping paper and the gift bags, and I created this card. This morning, I made this non-bake strawberry cheesecake, and also some Oreo snowballs. I hope our guests will like it!
Take care!
Hugs, Laura

Monday, December 24, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Holiday Wishes, a post card ... and the snow is here ...

One of my last christmas cards for this year ... I just wanted to try the blue/gray color combination.
Winter Wonderland @Woodfield Shopping Mall, Schaumburg, the place to meet Santa Claus!
The snow covered bird house in our backyard ...
It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!
Have a wonderful weekend! 
Hugs, Laura  

Thursday, December 20, 2012

JOY AT CHRISTMAS TAG ... and a Cookie Exchange Party

I am entering this Magnolia Christmas Tag in the following challenge:
Tilda's Town Challenge #32: Something Christmas -
We saw this Jeep in Chicago last Friday ...
 and don't you like this one ...

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Wishes

Hello again! Welcome to my blog! Today, I'd like to share another Tilda christmas card. I chose the Tilda in the Mountains again (yes, we are expecting some snow tomorrow!), and this time I also used the Tim Holtz Snow Flurries On the Edge Die and the Creative Memories Cricut Cartridge for the other snowflakes. 
This morning, I went to Joann's to look for some nice boxes for the Cookie Exchange Party later this week, and I noticed that the Tim Holtz Dies were on sale ... yes, I know that is NOT in the "baking supply department", but to get to that particular department ... oh well, you know what I mean!  One more thing, I am so glad you are not able to see my kitchen right now, lol! It is a mess, I am so busy baking cookies, but on the other hand it smells so good in our house. Just getting ready for Christmas ... good luck you all!
Thanks for visiting and take care!
Hugs, Laura
Thinking of you at this time of the year,
and though we are miles apart,
may the special love
that's sent your way
keep us close at heart.


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Merry Christmas with Tilda and Rudolph ...

... I told you, another one ready ...   absolutely LOVE this Magnolia stamp ... and right now it's snowing ...
Take care and stay warm! Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Laura

Monday, December 17, 2012

Just waiting for some snow ...

Hi there! Welcome to my blog! Yes, I am getting there ... I have another Magnolia Christmas card to share with you today and this time I chose "Tilda in the mountains"! Gotta go now, I have to finish another one, lol!
Take care and thanks for visiting and I hope to see you tomorrow!
Hugs, Laura

Stamps: Magnolia "Tilda in the mountains" and Stampin' Up! (text)
Paper, ink and scallop circle punch: Stampin' Up! Bravo Burgundy and Action Christmas paper pad
Pencils: Derwent Colorstoft Pencils
Snowflake: Cricut Cartridge Creative Memories "Holiday Frames & Tags"
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #177 Christmas -
You, Me and Magnolia Challenge #4: Kerst/Christmas -

Sunday, December 16, 2012


The beautiful christmas tree and the decoration outside @Macy's (Marshall Field and Company) on State Street in Chicago.
The christmas tree @the Willis Tower, Chicago.

@Union Station, Chicago
Last Friday, I was so lucky to visit the Christkindl Market in Chicago, and took these photos. Chicago looks just awesome in December, even without the snow!
And yes, I am still working on my Christmas cards ...  
Take care and have a wonderful day!
Hugs, Laura