Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Eve {plus a couple cards}

Hi there, I thought I'd share a few photos from Christmas Eve at my mum and Hank's home.  We go to Christmas mass and then head back to their house for ribs for dinner.  At mass, Marcel was thrilled to be one of the children that got to ring the bells with the processional.  After dinner, we had our crackers again and we all had to show our hats.  We then exchanged gifts with one another.  Ryan, Madeleine, Elizabeth and my mum all got new hats so they had to model. That's the rule:  you get something new...you must model!  Don't they look adorable?  Of course, look at the picture to the right and you'll see Pat modeling my mum's hat too...with his wine glass that he is holding very femininely :)!

I love to get a picture of all the cousins together to watch how they are growing.  Olivia gave us a big giggle, when Ryan walked in the room, "Oh Ryan, you smell really good.  I like your man perfume."  He has found Hollister cologne.  We're sure to remind him that a little goes a long way!  Overall, a great night blessed with lots of family.  I have more pictures to share from Christmas day and our day after Christmas brunch too.
A couple more things today too:  It's Hank's 75th birthday today and I wanted to share his birthday card. This card was published in the September issue of CARDS.  Happy Birthday Hank! 

And I have a challenge card for the new Runway Inspired Challenge. I was inspired by the stripes and the colors on the model in the background.  The stripes are done with a WPlus9 set and the sentiment is from Hero Arts.  The touch of ribbon is inspired by Maile Belles :).  Hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday!
 

16 comments:

  1. You must have the best of times at your family gatherings! And your cards are fabulous as well! Love the simplicity of the second one!

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  2. Great photos of Christmas Eve, Lynn! Your cards are both fabulous, too! :)

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  3. Your Christmas Eve looks like you guys had so much fun! Now where were Pat's novelty straw glasses when you needed 'em?! LOL!
    Fab guy card too - I love that layout and your gorgeous stitching.
    Oooh and your Runway Inspired card is pure CAS fabulous-ness!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  4. LOL, I love your family pics! And it looks like you all know how to dress for a winter trip to Canada one day :) Everyone looks so joyful :) What a beautiful pic of Hank and Mum. Please send him birthday wishes from me :) He'll love that card and cool that is was published! Extra special. We have a quiet day here, hoping to stamp a bit and go to the gym. hugs!

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  5. Gorgeous CAS card. Love the stamped pattern repeated in colors. Great family pics.

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  6. Great pictures, Lynn! The holiday seem like a lot of fun in your family :)
    Great cards too, I love that first one!

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  7. Oh my! It looks like your Christmas celebration was fabulous! I always adore seeing your family photos as well as your elegant cards! Here is hoping your 2012 is just as prosperous!

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  8. I love your take on the Runway Inspired photo - fabulous card! Congrats on the pub too - hope you told Hank what a special card that is! Thanks for sharing the family pics too, Lynn. Looks like such fun! Looking forward to more! :)

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  9. fab photos Lynn. And those stripes are really funky plus congrats on Hank's card x

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  10. Happy New Year, Lynn! Great photos and cards! :)

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  11. LOVE to see all those smiles! And congrats on that GORGEOUS publication! And LOVIN' those fabulous stripes ;)!

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  12. Such a pretty take on the inspiration photo! I love the stripes along the side, and your button placement is just perfect! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  13. what a great birthday card and LOVE the runway challenge card. Too fab!

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  14. Awesome! I love that birthday card! So perfect for a man & I love the colors and the stitching. Awesome pics and I love the above post, too! My Collin likes to cook, too, he loves being in the kitchen! Your boys are adorable! I have to laugh at the Nerf gun thing, I have a pic of me, at a birthday party, after I had confiscated every Nerf gun so the boys would calm down, we have like 6 or 7 of them, so I had an armful! ;) Happy New year, Lynn! :)

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  15. ooooh-la-la!! I love your take of the challenge, Lynn! The little lines/ribbons make me all happy!

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  16. Love your card for the challenge, Lynn! Maile's inspiration was the perfect touch! Glad you played along!

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