Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!!!!....



I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Christmas Day!!!!!  The boys have been up since 3 and we are tired, but happy:)  Merry Christmas to you all and I thank each and every one of you who make this little square of internet feel like home to me. 
Love, Jamie

Monday, December 21, 2009




"Rock-A-Bye"
Digital collage by Jamie Miller
(image from the FIT images and texture from PlayingwithBrushes)

Bare with me!  I am messing around with the new image settings on Blogger.  I hope you are all taking some time for YOU during this busy, crazy season!!  Love, Jamie


Quotes for Today:


"Stress is not what happens to us. It's our response TO what happens. And RESPONSE is something we can choose."
~Maureen Killoran



“If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.”
~Marcus Aurelius


"Don't sweat the small stuff... and it's all small stuff."
~Richard Carlson, PH.D.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Merry Christmas FIT...Cancelled Surgery and Gingerbread Cookies...



Victorian Scrap from my collection
(This is a .jpeg image)

(This is a .PNG image and if you open it in Photoshop I have erased the background for you:)


Happy Holidays everyone!!  We are all hanging in here.  James and David have both had strep and bronchitis.  It was really dicey with James for about a week, but no hospital trip this time!  And no pneumonia!!!  When the asthma is bad like that it is like having a newborn again.  Up every 3-4 hours for treatments.  I just sleep with him to make it easier.  I have to say that this year has been wonderful for James in terms of the asthma.  We got his eczema under control and it has made a HUGE difference in his symptoms.  He has been healthier this year more than any other year since he was born.  I have to credit his asthma specialist Dr. June Zhang.  She really listens to and loves James.  Thanks Dr. June!!!!

Unfortunately, we had to cancel David's Tymplanoplasty until he clears up and is better.  You can't cough or sneeze during your recovery time and David's cough is terrible right now.  Poor Bunny!  The doctor is thinking maybe the 29th.  At least he won't be in pain on Christmas day so that is a real blessing.  Today I am attempting to make and decorate gingerbread cookies from scratch.  I have never baked a cookie from scratch in my entire life.  The boys will be my helpers and my Mom is here to help too.  So, I will take photos of the mayhem for you:)

EDITED TO ADD:  I made gingerbread cookies!!!  From scratch!!!  I have NEVER baked anything from scratch.  The boys and Mom helped with the mixing and rolling and cutting.  Then after they were all baked we sat down at the table with tons of sprinkles and icing.  SO MUCH FUN!  But, boy am I tired!!  My husband said I only did it so I could decorate them.  He knows me so well;)


The rest of this grouping are postcards from my collection. You know how I can never pass by a bird with out grabbing it! LOL!! I hope you love them! Love, Jamie














Sunday, December 13, 2009

Three Muses Challenge...Bottles and Jars...



Digital collage, "ROYGBIV" for The Three Muses by Jamie Miller

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!!!  Love, Jamie

Friday, December 11, 2009

Girl...


Digital Collage by Jamie Miller


My husband asked me when I was going to add the Teletubbies to this piece.  Yes.  He is still breathing:)  So I toned it down with some texture and really like the finished one better.   The first one really was too bright.  Just don't tell him that!  LOL!!!



Wednesday, December 09, 2009

FIW....And The Saddest Little Gingerbread Houses in the World....LOL!!!...

I know it's Wednesday, but James and I have strep throat!!  Yucky!!  We got antibiotics yesterday.  The doctor was nice enough to give me a script for David too.  Just in case!!!  His surgery is next Tuesday and he can not be sick or they will cancel it.  He is finally getting his eardrum repaired.  Poor Sweetie.  He has really been through it with that for almost a year.  Hopefully this graft will stay put and we can move on with fun things like recess and sports:)

Here are what's left of the gingerbread houses!  Notice the teeth marks.  LOL!!  I am being pretty lax about the boys eating them because I know David is not going to feel like eating it next week.  I think David's would make a good manger scene!!  LOL!!!!!



The FITs for this week are two more of my Seeborn egg prints.  I love them so:)

 


I hope everyone is staying sane over the holiday hoopla and enjoying the good cheer:)  Love, Jamie


Quotes for the Day:

"Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit." 
~Anonymous

"What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus? Claustrophobic."

~Anonymous

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Fun and Games


Fun and Games, originally uploaded by art-e-ology.
Very late entry to last week's Three Muses Challenge. Thank you Ladies!! Love, Jamie

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Three By A Tree FIT...and a Christmas Collage Sheet for You...




I LOVE this image so much.  The children are beautifully decked out in their winter wear and gloves.  The studio background and props are wonderful.  This is the only cabinet card I have that has an entire tree in the studio.  Awesomeness:)

I hope everyone is well and happy.  We are gearing up for the holidays and getting things decorated.  The boys decorated the Christmas tree on Monday.  All the decorations on the tree stop at about the five foot mark because that's how high they could reach.  SOOOOO cute:)   I will add some today while they are at school.  We assembled our gingerbread houses yesterday and they are ready for decorating this afternoon.  I will take pictures, but I have a great tip for making it easier to assemble.  Assemble it on top of a lazy Susan!!! You can get to every side and not disturb the sides you have already put together.  When we were putting the sides of the first house together I asked David to get a soup can from the pantry to help support the side until it dried.  He asked if I wanted chicken noodle or vegetable beef!  LOL!!!!  They keep me on my toes for sure:)

                                                                                     
Edited to Add:  Here are the finished houses:)  They are climbing on the ceiling from all the sugar.  Help!!



"Alexandra"
Digital Piece by Jamie Miller

These are some older FIT images, but since they are Christmas themed I wanted to re-post them for those who are new:)  They make great gift tags!!
Collage Sheet for You:)

Original Images


Quote For Today:
"Christmas - that magic blanket that wraps itself about us, that something so intangible that it is like a fragrance. It may weave a spell of nostalgia. Christmas may be a day of feasting, or of prayer, but always it will be a day of remembrance - -a day in which we think of everything we have ever loved." 
~ Augusta E. Rundel

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