A Hopeful Diva Dare

Hi friends!  Happy Christmas Eve!  This holiday season has flown by for me.  Not a minute to spare any day of the week.  The boys are climbing the walls, scaling the furniture and generally showing me just how old I am every waking moment (and that's a lot of moments).  A 30 second bathroom break usually means that every pot in the house is pulled out of the cupboards, while someone has scaled the baby gate and lined up all the snacks in front of it so they can "hide" on the second pantry shelf.  Never a dull moment!  But they're pretty cute, and it's pretty hard to stay upset with these adorable little grins, don't ya think?

Photo credit: Memory Lane Photography
Anyhow, that's what I've been up to.  Raising little people is hard work.  Speaking of work, I'm over on the Verve Blog today with my take on this month's Playing Favorites Diva Dare. Head on over there for my write-up about this card and a question & answer session about my crafting faves.

Supply List
Stamps: Hope BloomsBloom & Grow (Verve Stamps)
Paper: Bundle of Joy Girl (Echo Park), soft sky (SU!), white
Ink: strawberry slush, soft sky (SU!), white pencil (prismacolor)
Accessories: Elegant Leaves Die (A Cut Above by VERVE), sponge, pink pearls


  1. Merry Christmas. Your boys are adorable! And the card is beautiful also.

  2. You are one busy, loving mom! Your boys sound like fun and though times may be exhausting, think of the memories you're making and the joy they bring! You're amazing! Merry Christmas!

  3. Love your CAS design...gorgeous! Your boys look sooo happy and I can only imagine the energy it must take to keep up with them! Have a blessed CHRISTmas!

  4. Oh, the life of a busy Mom. Glad you get some crafting time though... Merry Christmas!

  5. Those are some pretty cute little grins. What a joyful {yet tiring} time. Enjoy every minute. They grow so fast. {mine is 24}
    Just think of it as your own little fitness program. lol.
    Have a wonderful Christmas filled with love and happiness.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Love the colour combo and the pic of the boys is just too cute!! Wishing you a blessed Christmas and enjoy seeing it through the eyes of the boys :) Christmas hugs to all there!

  7. Julee, I hope you and your beautiful boys have a very Merry Christmas! xx

  8. how much fun - your boys do have sweet smiles. Merry Christmas

  9. Your boys sound like fun and exhausting...they are super cute! Thanks for your inspiration and keeping things real with life and being creative!

  10. Too precious! Love how big those smiles are! Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas! So funny you mentioned feeling your age because I am feeling mine and then some; nieces and nephews were over for a week and keeping up with those 6 teenagers totally wore me out more than my own boys do...but it was totally worth it. Happy New Year to you!


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