Sunday, November 29, 2009

A video, a movie & a reminder :o)

Hope everyone survived Thanksgiving without gaining too many unwanted pounds...ha, ha! The joke around the family most of the weekend was that if we weren't constantly grazing, then we were definitely eating! SERIOUSLY!???! But it was wonderful! My family wasn't able to all be home, but my DH had his entire family least 40+...what an awesome gift!!!

So for the video that I am brother's son, Drake, age 3, was enjoying some coloring pages on Thanksgiving day; well, he completed one and he went over to Grandma and said, "I want another Cornucopia". Just like that. It was plain as day. I thought this was rather impressive for a 3 year old (considering that I just had to search online to figure out the correct spelling!) So, I decided to video him right quick...he got just a little irritated with his Aunt Stacy :o)

Cute, huh???

Now for the sons are avid sports fans. So, when a new sports movie comes out, we just have to see it. We hadn't been to the theater together as a family in quite some time as it is considered a treat for us, so we thought it would be great to see a movie today, before the work/school week got started.

So we went to see THE BLIND SIDE. What an awesome movie! We all loved it...& if I were guessing, we all shed a few tears too. Just a great movie with a wonderful message about looking past what you see, following your heart, opening yourself up to a whole new world...& the movie had a great Christian message as well. Just can't say enough good about it. On top of that, Sandra Bullock was terrific as usual, & Tim McGraw (be still my heart) was great too :o) Definitely recommend!

Finally, a reminder: Be sure to stop back by on December 1st! It's the first ever Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop! & there will be a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle AND a chance to win a blog prize from me :o)

Well, that's it for now! Thanks for stopping by!

Take care,


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!! & the December Kit reveal :o)

I received this great FREE Thanksgiving garland "printable" from HP via email I decided to print it, have my family write in what they are thankful for & ta-da! This super cute & festive garland! Love it!

After you have stuffed yourself with turkey & all of the fixin's, be sure & check in over @ Scrapbook Circle...the full reveal for the December Kit "Reindeer Games" is up and there is a HUGE sale going on! You MUST go check it out! Plus, on December 1st, Scrapbook Circle is hosting it's first ever BLOG HOP! A chance for prizes along the hop, PLUS a chance @ winning a December kit!

Remember, be sure to join in on the fun on Dec. 1st for the Scrapbook Circle Blog Hop, starting at Scrapbook Circle's blog!

Happy Thanksgiving! Take care & thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scrapbook Circle Design Team Call !!!

Here's your chance to work with a wonderful monthly scrapbook kit designer! Lisa @ Scrapbook Circle has announced a design team call on the Scrapbook Circle blog. Be sure & go check it out! The monthly kits are AMAZING & Lisa is wonderful to work for! Good luck!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Go checkout this GIVEAWAY :o) & some NEWS!!!

One of my favorite blogger buddies, DIANA, is having a giveaway! Go check out her blog & show her some LOVE :o) She's giving away Unity Stamps to 3 lucky sure & tell her I sent ya!

& some scrappy news to share...I was chosen to be a Scrapjazz Contributor, writing articles for their website!!! Scrapjazz was my very first home in the online scrapbooking excited to be honored with this opportunity!

We are supposed to be getting snow here in SW Kansas...where the heck is it??? I WANT A SNOW DAY!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blessed with another blog award :o)

Thrilled to receive a blog award from one of my FAVE blog buddies...she is just such a cheerleader for ME :o) Thanks a ton, Diana! You are the best!

This award is bestowed onto blogs that are exceedingly charming. These bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes cut, even more friendships are propagated.

So I'd like to pass this award along to: Lisa W & Claude. Both of these blog buddies have styles that I just love...


Just realized that I never shared a card that I created using the November kit from Scrapbook Circle! I can't imagine how that slipped thru the cracks...yeah right! Let's I coming...or am I going??? (he, he, he) That is nervous laughter. Seriously, something has GOT TO GIVE!!!

So, back to the card...

The November kit is simply AMAZING...thank you Lisa, AGAIN, for putting together such wonderful products every month! & for the opportunity you have given me to get to PLAY with them each month! I have loved every single minute!

give THANKS:

One of my favorite things in the November kit are those Jillibean Soup corrugated alphas! So much FUN!!!

This card went together so easily! To give the white Bazzill scalloped cardstock some texture, I ran it thru my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The ribbon was not included in the November kit, but rather, I "recycled" it from a previous Stampin' Up project :o)

Supplies from the November kit:

Bazzill 6x12 Scalloped-white
Crate Paper-Season Collection-Friendly
Lily Bee-Audrey-Delightful
Jillibean Soup-Corrugated Kraft Alpha
Crate Paper-Season Collection-Journal Stickers

My stash:

Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
Spellbinders Nestabilities Classic Scallop Circle, Large
The Paper Studio-Kraft card base
Stampin' Up-Orange stripe ribbon

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

{ Operation Christmas Child }

Just popping in for a quick post tonight! Hope your week is going great...mine is off to a FAST start...but that is becoming the norm around here! LOL!

Have you ever filled a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child? Want to know more? Here's a link to their website:

I just love doing this each year and have been involved for a few years now. This year, our church youth group is also filling shoeboxes...can't wait to see how many we collect!

For the first time, I took my boys shopping with me for gifts for the shoeboxes this year. Why had I not done this before??? They really enjoyed picking out items & they had some great ideas!

Here are a few pictures taken the night we packed our just makes you feel so good to know that you are making a difference for a child :o)

Joel tries to concentrate on his homework in the background while Jeremy gets organized...

Leave it to Joel to clown around...

Joel is very proud of his box of gifts...color coordinated in green :o)

So if you are looking for a fun family project, Operation Christmas Child is perfect! The kids will love it!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Friday, November 6, 2009

SPCC #22 & an award :o)

TGIF! I'm definitely ready for the weekend...only to be super busy doing stuff! LOL! You know the time during the week to get much done around the house 'cause I'm working for the boss man, then all I do all weekend is laundry, cleaning (usually a feeble attempt) & more laundry! Guess what I forgot to get @ the store...laundry soap! How am I supposed to get thru all of these piles of dirty clothes??? Looks like I will be making a "special" trip to the store...

Enough about my household chores that I so easily ignore :o) I came home tonight from work & decided it was WAY past time for me to be doing a SPCC Color Combo! I have missed them so much!

As soon as I saw this combo, I knew that the Cosmo Cricket Earth Love pp that was in the Nov. kit @ Scrapbook Circle would be PERFECT! I had recently purchased some fun scrappy fall goodies for my MOM but have yet to give them to I found an empty checkbook box & it was just the right size!

season for JOY:

The Nov. kit @ Scrapbook Circle also has Rubons and Journaling stickers by Crate Paper Season Collection that couldn't have worked better for this project! The tiny circle alphas are by Pink Paislee and were part of the Oct it when that happens :o)

Supplies from Scrapbook Circle: PP-Cosmo Cricket Earth Love-Remember, PP-Crate Paper Season Collection-Friendly, Crate Paper Season Collection-Rubons & Journal Stickers, Pink Paislee Expressions Cardstock Alphas in Chocolate.

My stash: Cardstock by Paper Temptress, machine stitching, ribbon, metal button, staples & foam adhesive.


Now for my blog award...a HUGE thank you to Lisa H.! She is the sweetest blogger buddy a girl could have! I just love her! & her blog makes me smile :o) She is super talented too! Go check her out!

Here's the rule: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word. Here's goes:

1. Where is your cell phone? charging

2. Your hair? spiky

3. Your mother? strong

4. Your father? hard worker

5. Your favorite food? sweet

6. Your dream last night? NONE

7. Your favorite drink? DietPepsi

8. Your dream/goal? peace

9. What room are you in? office

10. Your hobby? scrapbooking

11. Your fear? cancer

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? retired :o)

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren't? high maintenance

15.Muffins? blueberry

16. Wish list item? health

17. Where did you grow up? Fowler

18. Last thing you did? created ;o)

19. What are you wearing? sweatpants

20. Your TV? dusty

21. Your Pets? kitties

22. Friends? sweet

23. Your life? BUSY

24. Your mood? content

25. Missing Someone? nope

26. Vehicle? minivan

27. Something your not wearing? socks

28. Your favorite store? HobbyLobby

29. Your favorite color? blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? tonight

31. Last time you cried? Hmmm....

32. Your best friend? DH

33. One place that I go to over and over? church

34. Facebook? weekly

35. Favorite place to eat? Jalisco's

Ok...that was hard! & only a couple couldn't be answered with ONE word! LOL! So, now I get to pass this along to 5 fabulous ladies....

Diana - Love you girl! Love her scrappy projects & ideas!

Lisa - super talented & generous!

Jen - so real! Love her clean style!

Jennifer - amazing scrapbook artist! She will WOW you :o)

Danielle - such a GOOD her Shimmerz projects!

Well, that is it for now...hope everyone has a great weekend...I will hopefully post again this weekend about Operation Christmas of my all time favorite charities!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Take care!


Monday, November 2, 2009

PageMaps blog contest :o)

I have once again created a layout using the latest sketch for the contest over on the PageMaps blog...I love these sketches :o) & there is always a fabulous prize up for grabs!!!

So here's the wonderful PageMap sketch:

And the wonderful prize up for grabs from Kit Creations:

I decided to scrap one of my MANY kitty pictures...this one is of KitKat...she is just a doll & was taken about a year ago...isn't she just the sweetest thing???

GIRL kitty:

I used the brand new November kit from Scrapbook is just wonderful!!! The patterned papers included are from Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket & Lily Bee!

Here's a close up of the title I created using Crate Paper Season Collection Rubons & the ever popular Jillibean Soup Corrugated Kraft Alphas :o) They are amazing!!!

And a close up of the journaling:

LOVE all of the journaling spots/notes included in this kit! The Shabby Chic Vintage Artisan Notes are great & the Elle's Studio Kraft Black journaling cards & way cool!!! The Making Memories tiny alpha I used were from the SOLD OUT August kit @ Scrapbook of my fave products for sure!

And there are also journaling stickers by Crate Paper Season Collection! & one more closeup showing the Crate Paper Season Collection Rubons & Journal Stickers along with the fun Basic Grey Opalines Designer Half Pearls in blue!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope everyone's week is going well! I get a little bit of a reprieve from sports with a break from football before the boys start up basketball practice in a few weeks...I LOVE basketball!!!

Take care, Stacy