I grew up with Christmas traditions from both my mom and dad's houses, spending every other Christmas with each of them while growing up. When I married Dan we brought our family traditions together and created a few of our own too! One of our favorites is opening up our new "Christmas PJ's" (which have all been pre-washed and ready to wear) on Christmas Eve. We put them on and then watch a pre-picked Christmas movie and drink hot cocoa! We love doing this every year!
Here is our Christmas Eve PJ picture from last year in front of the tree before we watch our holiday movie...
|As soon as we set up the camera timer, Savannah our Lab-Mix turned to look at us like "what are we doing next"! Love this picture of my family and I!|
First up is Julie Tucker-Wolek. Most of you know her as "bmwgirl" and the "smiley face gal", but she is also one of my design team divas! Julie has now become my blog and project coordinator as well. We'd all be lost if Julie wasn't scheduling who blogs when and putting up with my "oh Julie I forgot I have to blog the first 14 days of December" emergencies, where she then has to redo the entire blog schedule. I certainly don't make her life easy, that's for sure! Julie is also the gal that shows all the "non-design team ladies" work on my blog, which is actually one of my most favortie blog posts. I love seeing all the ladies that have bought and designed a layout, card and or altered project using my papers! It truly warms my heart!
I met Julie through another social media site prior to starting my business and we became fast friends due to our mutual love of Sandra Bullock and her movies! Especially Hope Floats! I've always been a fan of Julie's unique scrapbooking style and her sweet disposition, so when she applied for my design team from my first call... she was a "shoo-in"! I was and still am so happy to have her on my team! Thanks, Julie, for all you do for me, the DT and my company! You rock!
Here is Julie's Christmas Tradition:
I am a HUGE Christmas FANATIC!!!! My friends call me Mrs. Griswold (As in Clark Griswold from "Christmas Vacation"!) I go overboard every year, usually decorating a week or two BEFORE Thanksgiving!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I am VERY lucky for my kids and my husband are into Christmas too...and they start asking soon after Halloween when we can decorate for Christmas! (LOL! I am raising them right you know! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) My husband is also Polish, so every Christmas Eve, the entire family gets together for Perogies!!! YUM!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here are some family pictures Julie is sharing with us...
Be sure and check out Julie's blog; it's a hoot and if you don't know Julie you'll soon fall in love with her too! (Julie is also offering a "Nikki Sivils" giveaway too!)
For today's giveaway I've decided to give away my Journaling Tags (all 4 sheets) and my complete paper line "Something For Everyone" of which every sheet in this paper line is named after a few of my design team girls and ladies that work for me.
Leave me a comment and I'll pick one lucky winner to win all of this:
This paper line "Something For Everyone" I made all the front sides of the papers not distressed and the backs are distressed so that you can pick what you like best.
Here is a layout that my DT Diva, Mimi Leinbach, created using this collection! I just love it!
Leave me a comment and you could be the lucky winner!
Oh and I almost forgot, many of you have asked where you can buy my "Happy Holly-Day's" collection, as it's sold out at most stores (which is actually exciting for us!), and also where you can find some of my other embellishments. Lanie (who works for us) put a list together and posted the list on Facebook (the Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker page) last night! So here is the link for you: Retail Stores