Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday!
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!!! I hope that you are all having a wonderful holiday!
Friday, December 21, 2007
To Jayne and Robin I most definitly have not forgotten about you - your baskets will be sent out around the 1st of the year! Thanks for being patient!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
So my new friend Becca was so SUPER kind to invite me to a Cookie Exchange last night. So in Stacey fashion - I wait til last minute to put everything together - I really wanted to put the fudge and Chex mix I made in treat boxes that I made. I was running out of time so I made Connor come help me put them together. He put the adhesive tabs on all the little squares and triangles and we worked like mad to get the 14 boxes done. Well - not so much!!! I had two treat boxes already put together so I put the hosts - Kelly treats in one and called it good. :( Now I have about 8 finished boxes - I just need to put the string through them and then I have 4 or so that need the squares and triangles glues on and then eyelets and string. Oh well - I will have some fun creative packaging for gifts this year. But let me tell you when I told Connor that I ran out of time and wouldn't be able to give the treat boxes out - boy was he mad about all that time he put into them. :)
On a really really postitive note - and really the most important thing about the cookie exchange - I met some very very nice people. I had a great time. It was so nice to get out and socialize. And I got some amazing goodies. Can't wait to dig in. So a HUGE thanks to my new friend Becca - you are so sweet for inviting me and a big thank you to all your friends for making me feel so welcome!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
So I have two winners - be happy I have two boys who got into a fight trying to decide who got to draw the winning name. So we have 2 winners - Robin and Jayne! Yea!!!! So girlies please email me your addresses and I will get your goodie baskets sent out to you.
Thank you for reading and posting on my blog!!!
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
So no school for the kids today - which means no work for me today. I have to say I work with some awesomely understanding people. I am not sure that there is enough snow to warrant a snow day. I am soooo not complaining though - I enjoy being at home with the boys. Driving in these conditions when people drive as fast as they do around here - makes my head hurt - so I am totally enjoying my day home without driving.
Macey spent the night at a friends - which is of couse exactly what a young teenage girl should do on a snow day, right? I wouldn't know - I never had a snow day! :) But she was excited.
The boys and I actually SLEPT IN until 10:00 am - can you believe that??? We haven't slept in like that for a while. It felt good - all cozy under those covers. I can say it is so nice being home today. I haven't been feeling well since Friday night so the rest and relaxation is wonderful. I feel sorry for Steve that he too didn't get a snow day - he isn't feeling well either - and I am sure he could have used the rest and relaxation.
Ummmm....I made pancakes upon request - which I can honestly say - were the most horrible looking pancakes I have ever made. I enjoy cooking/baking - but me and pancakes - yeah we just have a troubled relationship. I just can't make good ones. The boys didn't complain - and they did taste good. Only complaint - we had enough maple for firsts but then we ran out so seconds had to be covered in corn syrup - Connor didn't think that tasted so good. Sorry boys - mom tried.
So now I am updating my blog and reading other peoples blogs. Thinking about scrapbooking - still in my pj's - it's a good day! And even better - my awesome neighbor Tom - snowblowed(sp?) my sidewalks and driveways - AGAIN! Can you believe that??? How flippin' cool is that???? I need to bake them some goodies or a dinner or something. Again - it's a good day! To all those out there in this winter wonderland - drive safely and be warm.
So my little Xanderman - my baby - turned 7 this past week. Makes me a bit sad. SO NOT ready for my baby to be 7. But he was so excited to be 7 - now he is the only one in his class to be 7 and he thinks that is pretty cool beans.
So I am a bad mommy and knew I didn't want to do a big party where we have to chase tons of kids around some big pizza arcade so I suggested a video game party with pizza and cake - with just a few friends for a couple of hours at our home. The other option was - take a few friends to the movie and then out for sit down pizza at a non-arcade type of place. He was way excited about the video game party at home. So we rented 4 video games for the XBox and Wii and they had a blast. He is now $45.00 richer and got some very cool gifts. Lots of legos, a Star Wars Transformer, a Journal, the softest blanket ever, a cool Play Costume book (which I have to admit I though was a little advanced for him - but he is such an artist - that he has already started making his play props based on the books ideas. Boy Nanny Suzy knows this boy well). He is one lucky 7 year old!!!
On a very funny side note - we picked up his cake, paid for it, brought it home - never once opening it to make sure it was right - just assumming. Then Steve went to serve it after dinner - and he says who the heck is Sander - we of course all laugh and say yeah right. He adds - no really this cakes says Sander!!! WHAT????? I spelled it for the lady at the bakery. Oh well...we all got a good laugh - and I am sure he will always remember that cake! :) They did a great job otherwise and it tasted yummy!!!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
This bracelet Josie is up for auction right now - low low starting bid of $29.99. Beautiful faceted green crystal briolettes with Bali sterling silver. You gotta check it out.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
OK I have got a bit of my own challenge......to find our if anybody reads my blog and to get some more crafty ideas. Post a hello in the comments section of this post with a link to a picture of something cleverly crafty that you have made to get ready for Christmas, by December 12th. If I get a minimum of 10 posts by December 12th I will then add everyone's name in a drawing for one of my treat boxes filled with something yummy - I know a lot of people are afraid to eat homemade treats from strangers - so I will buy some candy or put some Star Hitched Wagon goodies in it. :) So tell your friends about this super cool blog you found called Curry Chaos - 'cause if I don't get 10 posts - no drawing. I know I am mean!!! :) I just really want some company on here! :) Merry Christmas!!!
There were a bunch of really cool challenges at the Jingle Bell crop at Feeling Scrappy - these are some my completed challenges.
Crop Challenge #10 Wrapping Paper
Use four different patterns of paper (must be from at least two different manufacturers) on a layout (single or double page is fine). You can use anything else on your layout in addition to the papers.
Mine: I used My Minds Eye, Basic Grey and Fancy Pants Designs Papers
The challenge - Crop Challenge #6 Wrap it up!
Alter a box!! (ie Priority mailing box, small cardboard box, a metal box, an old jewelry box…be creative.)
Use at least five things from this list on your box (you can use as much of these as you want and other items, too):
Paper, ribbon, paint, ink, stamped images, buttons, chipboard, brads, flowers, eyelets. One last thing-Tell us what you plan to do with it. These might make great gift boxes for the holidays. The possibilities are endless.
Mine: Plain brown hat box from Target. Think I will use mine for a gift.
My five things besides the patterned paper were:
2 chipboard circles
This is the top:
Challenge #12--Holiday Dazzle - Final challenge for the Jingle Bell Crop!!! This challenge will be to make your page sparkle, shine, and shimmer using glitter, bling, jewels, or anything else sparkly.
Mine - I used rhinestone brads in the corners.
Challenge #5 - Santa's Blueprint
It is sketch time! Create a layout using the sketch below. This is a quick and easy one!
The sketch by Feeling Scrappy's talented Jayne Jones:
Then another one of these fun treat boxes that I learned how to make from Split Coast Stampers.
For those who live in Omaha you heard about this horrible snow storm that was coming. Well it wasn't that bad although we sure didn't want to venture out much. But we didn't have to go without power or heat so all was good. We just stayed indoors ALL day. Here are some pictures - it did look pretty - although very very slick!
So I knew I wanted to scrapbook this weekend with the Jingle Bell crop going on at Feeling Scrappy so I bought the kids craft projects so they too would be busy. They did such an awesome job. Macey painted the Santa, Connor painted the snowman and Xander painted a car (which I don't have a picture of). They did that Friday after school. Then yesterday Xander bugged Steve until he gave in and helped him do the fun penguins ornaments. Funny thing is because everything had to be hot glued Steve ended up doing it all and Xander got bored in a hurry. But Steve continued on until all 4 were finished. Didn't he do such a great job.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
November 30th at Feeling Scrappy
Runs from 10 am ending at 9 pm (central time) and you will have til midnight (cst) Sunday December 2nd to complete the challenges. Prize winners will be announced on Monday December 3rd
How to win Prizes:
There will be a challenge posted every hour during the crop! For each challenge that you complete by midnight (cst) on Sunday you will receive a entry into the prize drawing. The more you complete the more chances to win!
Please note: All layouts submitted must be NEW and made on Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the crop. (no previously finished layout please!) Layouts may only be used for one challenge each (for prize purposes there will be no combining challenges into one layout.)
There will also be lots of chances to win prizes throughout the day during games and random "roll calls" and "sign ins" See the individual threads for details!
Over $200.00 worth of prizes will be given away. The ladies on this board are terrific - it will be a blast I am sure and of course you will get a lot done. So come on over and join us all. Looking forward to "seeing" you!!!
The buzz is all about Advent Calenders on scrappy internet boards and blogs and I of course have caught the bug. I found this great advent calender at Starbucks (thanks to the million heads up on the internet)
So I altered it and came up with something that is pretty darn cute. What do you think:
Found this great idea at Split Coast Stampers - so I followed the great tutorial which can be found here:
I think I will fill mine with Chex mix and give it to my neighbors and maybe co-workers - these are really fun!
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
How beautiful is this. My Xander man made it in school - I think it is awesome. It is hanging on our front door for all to see.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season. Be safe and be blessed!
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Ok - so I won't be sending these out cause that would be horrible to not include the whole family - but I do love this pic of Steve and I and I love these little frames that come with the free digi kit by Kate Teague at Two Peas in a Bucket called - Berry Days. Kins of fun - I hope we can get a good family picture done this year - I would love to be able to send something like this out.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
An exciting invitation in my inbox this evening!!!! Want to invite you all too!!! This place is fun and we would love to "meet" some new scrappy friends!!!
You are invited to
join us for Feeling Scrappy's
JINGLE BELL CROP
Friday, November 30th!
One more big cropping party before the Holiday rush. The crop will run from 10 am until 9 pm with challenges, games and fun posted every hour! Busy or work on Friday? No worries - all challenges will be due on Sunday night with winners being announced on Monday.We are giving away well over $200 retail value worth of scrappy prizes! Check out these prizes - you can see a sneak peak of all the prizes on the message board! Plus a one day only class special! You don't want to miss this crop! Join us on November 30th to get your share of the goodies! To play just join our message board at www.feelingscrappy.com!
Checkout some of the prizes:
Thursday, November 15, 2007
So....if you like message boards for scrapbookers you really gotta check out Feelin' Scrappy. Everyone is so nice and encouraging. Fun challenges! And there are prizes galore.....:)for things like bingo, monthly contests, etc.....the best part is the fun girlies there! Just check it out! You'll love it!!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
OK I have been a bad blogger lately! Sorry!
So you gotta check this out:
This beautiful Star Hitched Wagon bracelet "Envy" is being auctioned off on ebay to help raise money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - it is a great cause - and the starting bid is much lower that retail price so get there and get your bids in.
There is also some really cool scrapbooking goods on there - great prices and a great cause! Just click on view sellers other items
And even more - the person behind these auctions Becca - is pretty darn inspiring!!! Read all about what she's doing:
I had the pleasure of meeting Becca at an all day crop that she put on to raise money for this cause. She is a pretty cool gal!!! And her friends were awesome too - the crop was very fun - man did I come home with a ton of prizes!!!