Saturday, January 15, 2011

Happenings of the Heart: Christmas Photos and RAKs

I've been wanting to share our Christmas with you for a while but I was waiting for all my RAKs to arrive. This way I could post them all at once since "spare days" on this blog are few and far between. One of the Christmas gifts I received from my husband were three Color Cubbies. I used to keep my Copic markers in a giant ziplock freezer bag. Shhh, don't tell anyone that! LOL That bag was full and I remember replacing it at one point. Now that my Copics are distributed nicely on the cubbies, it doesn't look like I have very many. Hmmm. At least they're organized and I don't have to dig through the bag to find the coordinating colours!

Here are some cute (and funny) photos of my son on Christmas morning:

Peering into his stocking which is almost as big as he is. He couldn't get his arms in far enough to pull things out so I had to take over.


Here he is anticipating the next surprise.


Playing with some of his new super duper trains.


I got winter liners for my Hunter wellies and he did not like them at all. He's waving them away in protest. Isn't that hilarious?

And now, what you've all been waiting for! LOL I'm listing these wonderful RAKs in the order I received them:

Lexy used her Cricut to make the lovely wreath on this door card. You can find all the details in her post HERE.


Lindsey used an adorable Amuse stamp and masking to create this sweet skating scene. You can find all the details in her post HERE.

My loving husband made me this card using a Sunshine Designs polar bear, various punches and Cosmo Cricket paper. He knows I really appreciate handmade cards so he sneaks into my stash, looks at other cards I've made for inspiration and makes his own without any guidance from me because it wouldn't be a surprise otherwise, right? You can see other cards he made for me HERE.


Angela sent me this awesome card made with Papertrey Ink stamps and dies.

Sunghee made me a sweet tag calendar using her own template and Stampin' Up images. She also sent me buttons and my favourite rhinestones. You can find all the details in her post HERE.


Last, but not least, Meg made me this joyous card and included the cutest photo of her corgi plus three background stamps from Unity. You can find all the details in her post HERE.

My blogland friends (and my husband, of course) are the best!!! Thanks for sticking around to the end of this post. ;) I hope you all have a relaxing weekend with time to craft!

21 comments:

Cookie said...

Emily!
Your son is so beautiful! LOVED looking at the pics! That copic holder is perfect! You like the same colors I do...I hope to someday get some more of those babies they are awesome to color with! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

Ujjwal said...

Your son is such a sweetheart, Emily!! The copic holder looks great!! And how sweet of your husband to make you a card and buy you those cubes...I hope my husband is reading this :D

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That copics organizer/case is the neatest thing!
Your son is so darling, thanks for sharing some lovely pictures. : )

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Emily!

Lovely photos! And your son is soo cute! He has a wonderful expressional face! I'm not sure what RAK's are, but they are wonderful cards and wow, even your hubby makes you cards!! That's amazing and he does a fabulous job too! Your christmas looks and sounds like fun, happy to hear you had a wonderful time!
Hope you'll enjoy the weekend - all the best!

Hugs, Wendy

Karin said...

Fun post Emily...Your child is beautiful and that hubby seems pretty super too ;) Making you a card....How sweet is that?! Have a great Saturday!

Vicky Hayes said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas pics Emily - looks like you had a great time on Christmas morning (even if you did wear those beastly welly liners)! Such beautiful RAK cards and lovely to hear about your husband sneaking into your craft room too!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that color cubbies are the cutest!

Angela said...

Oh, what a cutie that little D is -- he looks like he had a blast on Christmas (except for the wellie liners, of course)!
And the cubbies are a very nifty idea, and a big step up from a ziploc for sure!
Thanks for making my card look so good :)
(PS: I forgot to take pics of my own, so double score!)

Jen W. said...

I think it's so adorable that your hubby makes cards for you! What a sweetie!
Your little man looks like he had a great time on the big day. Has he gotten over his dislike of your boot liners?? :)

Julie Hoffman said...

Awww your Son is a total sweetie pie! I love the card your husband made! So pretty! Fabulous RAK too! You might find a gallon sized ziplock bag with markers in my craft room too! Love your new storage!

Lynn said...

Love all the pictures of your sweet little one from Christmas! And I love that your hubby makes you cards!!!

Anne said...

Love the color cubbies! I have one that I love to use. Your son is absolutely adorable:) What a fun time it looks like you had on Christmas. And how GREAT is it that your husband MAKES your cards?!?! Love that!!

Meg said...

Wow! Those copic cubbies are a righteous upgrade! Way to score!

Your son is, as always, completely adorable! Glad he got his train fix on Christmas!

Hope you enjoy your backgrounders!

lynn said...

adorable little boy, emily:) loved seeing all the pics and cards, esp. your husband's card-awesome that he'd do that for you!

Lindsey said...

The Copics storage is amazing... although I notice you need more purples! :D That stocking is HUGE! No wonder D. needed help -- it might have swallowed him! And I showed my husb the card your husb made you, but I still don't think I'll be getting one from him any time soon (read never)!

Gwen said...

I just had to laugh. My Copics are in two quart-size Ziplocs right now! Thanks for sharing the pics of your cutie boy. Great card from your dh!

Gina said...

Cute Christmas pictures. I love the picture of your son peeking into the stocking, that is just priceless. Great RAK cards too. Your hubby is great for doing that for you. My hubby does the same and they really mean so much to me.

Carisa said...

wow! how fun - you got a lot of amazing RAKs - I love that your hubby makes you handmade cards. mine does that for my birthday with our girls. it's the sweetest.

i love those copic holders - i won one recently from wee memories and seeing as i already have more markers than what one cubbie holds, i'm hoping i can talk hubbie into buying me two more. *Fingers crossed!*

Alice Wertz said...

hee.. your boy is so adorable!! love those holiday photos! and wow! lucky girl! thanks for sharing your RAKs, too. your husband is very talented at making cards, too!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I love that your husband makes you cards, ahh....

Sunghee said...

How nice of your hubby! And your son is soooo cute!
Thanks for posting my gift, hehe.