Wednesday, December 3, 2008

In The Holiday Mood...

Sing with me now.... "Dashing through the snow.... in a one horse open sleigh... o'er the fields we go.... laughing all the way... HA HA HA.... bells on bobtails ring... making spirits bright.... what fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight.... OH --- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way...."

Ok, ok, ok... I'm stopping now! LOL! Couldn't help myself. My kids have been throwing 'Christmas parties' (just for each other) and have been playing holiday music extremely LOUD the whole time. I've resisted singing along for the first 100 times they played 'Here Comes Santa Clause' and 'Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer'... but I just couldn't help joining in after that! hee hee hee...

Anyway... this past weekend my girls had the fun experience of performing in the dance production of 'The Nutcracker!' They have been putting in lots of hours on Saturdays practicing for their performances.... and they did such a great job! They had four shows, and I was very impressed by the quality of all the dancing, the costumes, the acting.... etc etc etc.... it really put me in the Christmas mood! Here are a couple of pictures of my girls waiting backstage:

My older daughter is a Soldier... she got to dance with a rifle (wooden... not real... lol) and fight with an army of mice! And my younger daughter is a snow angel. Her scene was a lot of fun.... they had snow falling for the entire scene, a snow queen and king, a sleigh... and GORGEOUS dancing with everyone dressed in white! I'm so proud of my little dancers!

I also wanted to let you guys know that Kim B has extended the time to buy her FANTASTIC new CU grab bag....


It's FULL FULL FULL of great gear! And since I've been brimming over with 'Christmas on the brain', I put together a small Christmas themed freebie for ya. I used LOTS of ribbons from Kim's new grab bag (and a few from past ones), some buttons from her new bag, some overlays from her new bag (and a couple from past ones) and stitched the 'ribbon tree' all together. Hope you can find a use for it... it was fun to put together.


Here is the download link:
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Hope you're havin' a great day.... now go sing some Christmas carols! Ha ha ha!

**update**
Let me know if you're having problems with the link above.... 4shared is being weird for me today... and it's not recording the number of downloads either. (never had THAT happen before...) So I hope you're able to get the file! Sorry if you're having trouble!

40 comments:

LouCeeCreations said...

What a great ribbon tree, I think it is really adorable, you made fantastic use out of Kim's grab bag here!
Guess what I'm gonna do with it!........ can ya guess lol! yeah a card hehe!

The Nielsen Family said...

that tree is so stinkin cute! Thanks

JanMary said...

Gorgeous freebie, and your kids look wonderful in their costumes.

Andrea (Creative Junkie) said...

Your children look beautiful in their nutcracker costumes!

Judy said...

The girls look gorgeous in their dance costumes.....no trouble downloading the fabulous tree....thankyou!

Fran98765 said...

what cute pics! TFS.

Mousey said...

aaawww your DD's are so cute!
Gorgeous freebie, thanks!

J said...

adorable tree-- thank you so much

Sherrie said...

Thanks for that adorable tree! I downloaded it with no problems.

Leia said...

The kiddos look *fabulous*! What great costumes. :D

Love love the ribbon tree. :)

Pam said...

Love this ribbon tree!! Very creative!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Crops said...

ohhh Beth your kids look soooo cute! And that tree is AWESOME!!! Thanks sooo much for sharing it, I just LOVE it!!!!!!
mwaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

grannymike said...

Thanks so much for the cute ribbon tree. Your kids are precious, and I can understand why you are so proud of them.

Melissa said...

What a wonderful ribbon tree, great job. Your girls looked adorable all dressed up in their costumes.

Vana63 said...

Thanx Beth!!! and no problem tonight with 4shared for me :-)

xashee's corner said...

Your singing was WONDERFUL!! Your children are BEAUTIES!! Thank you for sharing this freebie! Your papers are very COOL and the tree FANTASTIC!! Have a GREAT day!! :D

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 03 Dec [LA 09:00pm] - 04 Dec [NY 12:00am, UK 05:00am, OZ 04:00pm] ).

tawyn said...

So cute - thank you

Jacki said...

Thanks! It's all very cute! I can't wait to use it- creative idea!! The Nutcracker sounds really good- wish I had gone! Now I have to get my Christams music going!!

Pattycakes said...

Love this.....Thank you!! :)

Gayle said...

Wonderful! Thanks :)

Deatles said...

This tree is just wonderful! Thank you so much for your generosity.. More importantly, the girls look just darling!!! I'm off to sing now (I have to do that with the doors and windows closed, or the neighbors complain LOL )

Sharon aka Scrapcat4914 said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the tree!!!!!!!!!
TY so very much for this & the GRAND BBpages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tree - very nicely done :) ~Leanne

Anonymous said...

Love the tree, thank you!

Elaine said...

That tree is so cool. Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

love this......many thanks

Misha said...

thank you so much !!!

Evelyn/Ev/Evee said...

Thanks for your great tree freebie! It's fab! Great pics of the kids too!
xxoo

Shyla said...

Thank you! This is perfect! My best friend growing up was Beth Long!

Simply Sarah said...

what a beautiful ribbon tree - it looks so real. Great job and thank you for sharing

BTW - the nutcracker is my fav and your little girls look adorable.

leslie said...

tfs your darling Chrismas mini kit! If I had to pick a favorite piece it would be the snowflake paper! Can't wait to dig in!!!

Marianna said...

Thank you so much!!

Kathy said...

I got the tree to download just fine. Thanks so much for it. I love it.

TerriM said...

Thanks for this sweet little kit. Hugs -- xoxo! (terri - hawaii)

thescrappywife said...

This is so cute! Thank you!

Andrea said...

Your girls are darling! Beth, your ribbon tree is STUNNING!!! I love it! Thanks for sharing!!! Oh and I didn't have any probs with 4shared. Worked fine!

Kirsten said...

Thank you so much :-)).

Tina Janelle said...

Beth, Thank you so much for the adorable stitched ribbon tree!! I just posted a layout using it on my blog:
www.janellefam.blogspot.com
Happy New Year!!!

Tina Janelle said...

Beth, Thank you SO much for your wonderful comments!! I would feel privileged for you to use my layout on your blog :-) Thanks also for the heads up on your gallery - I'm going over there right now to check it out!!