The winner of "What do you have for Christmas dinner" is Michele. Michele, you were picked by my grandson. Please pm me and some happy mail will be on it's way to you.
Christmas is over. People came for breakfast and then my husband's family came for a turkey dinner, with all the fixings. It is a lot of people, but then I think that I am blessed to have all of both of our families so close that we can celebrate together. I am exhausted, but happy. Just spending time with the grandsons all day was a treat.
I must admit that I have decided that I am addicted to Fiskateers. I guess as far as addictions go, that one is pretty good. I stayed up and chatted with fiskateers from all over the world until Christmas was official on the east coast. I found time to check the computer several times on Christmas, just to make sure I didn't miss anything.
I not only enjoy my Fiskars tools, I love my fiska-friends. Unfortunely, Santa didn't bring any scalloped punches. Maybe I was on the naughty list.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
We cropped last night and we were exchanging gifts. These ladies are a support group like no other. There are very few times in my life that I am speechless, but last night was one of those times. As you know, I own a small independent scrapbook shop. My friends, collectively, gave me a certificate for $200. for an advertisment in our local paper. If that was not enough, one of my friends knows that Gone With The Wind has always and still remains my favorite movie ever. She gave me a very old edition of the book. These items among others. What a blessed person I am to have friends and customers like these.
Friday, December 19, 2008
This Christmas season seems to be flying by. I have shopped, worked, went to look at the lights, made cookies, decorated the tree and am starting to get ready for Christmas Day. That day is so busy, but I love having all our family over to share in the dinner we fix with love. Turkey, mashed potatoes, baked beans, green beans, gravy, rolls, deviled eggs, sweet potatoes, cranberry salad and a lot of dessert. I always think is fun to find out what other families have to celebrate the day. I have a friend that make macaroni salad to go with the turkey. We will have around 30 for the the evening meal. I know that I will be busy, but that just shows how blessed we are.
We have a large family nearby.
We have a warm home to which we invite them
We are blessed to have food to eat.
I feel particularly blessed to have my daughter, son, daugther in law and the 2 grandsons will spend the day with us.
Leave a comment on what you have to eat on Christmas and some one could get some happy mail.
The winner of the RAK for leaving a comment on my doll layout is Claudeen. I loved meeting you at Nashville. When your name was picked I was so excited. I let my grandson point to the winner. Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a blessed New year. Claudeen, pm me with your address and your gift will be on the way.
Monday, December 15, 2008
I did a layout this weekend that I absolutely love. I love the paper, but most of all I love the subject matter. The paper is Graphic 45. I cut the tree, teapot, girl and dollhouse from one paper and attached to the other. I have my mom's doll. My mom was killed in a 1970 car accident. My grandmother still had her bisque doll and gave it to me. When I was a kid, we were probably poor, but I didn't know it because everyone around us probably was too. All of our dads worked at Carbide and so all the kids had about the same. I really wanted a REAL barbie. ( thankfully, I have gotten over that obsession). I got a doll that my mom made homemade clothes for. she has a homemade Pollyanna outfit. My daughter's doll is a Cabbage Patch. She had several, but I like this one because it has a sleeper on that she wore as a child.
Leave a comment about your favorite toy and someone will randomly be picked for some happy mail.
This weekend I did a lot of cropping on the Fiskateer online crop. Had a blast!! Did a layout about our favorite cookies. So, I HAD to make them.
Hope your Christmas season is going well!!!
Thursday, December 11, 2008
The winner of my challenge to make new friends is .............drumroll.........................Mardi. I think that all of us were winners for making new friends. Fiskateers is a great place to talk to addicted ( I mean crafty) people like ourselves. I never fail to find a great project on the gallery. The chats are crazy, but fun. Have a great weekend, although here in West Virginia we are supposed to have some wintry weather. If you can't go out and shop or have some fun- stay in , keep warm and scrapbook!
I did this layout to showcase our love for Ben, our oldest grandson. It was taken on his 4th birthday. He is such a Thomas lover, so that was the party theme. I also caught a great shot of him with my husband, Ronnie. He was making faces in the shine of the bumper of my car and thought he was so funny. He and Sam are the sweetest little boys in the world.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I just finished doing a layout with my grandparents. I am trying to go back and do some heritage pages. Many people believe that they should be done on dark papers. I think the black and whites look good on pastel and rich colors. We would have family reunions each year at my great grandparents, who lived in a wooden log house ( no running water or inside plumbing). We still loved it. All the families would gather and make tables out of sawhorses and wood. It would last all day. Those were the good old days (probably 1950's). That's me peeking out beside my mama on page 1.
Friday, December 5, 2008
If you are looking for some outstanding tags to scraplift-run quickly to Tim Holtz's blog. He is making 12 days of tags. They are outstanding and beautiful, but the best thing -besides that- is that if you leave a comment, you might win great prizes. He picks 4 or 5 each day. Out of 2400+ comments -I won. Then I got a personal email from Tim. I'm going to scrapbook that. I will post a picture of my winnings when they come.
The winner of the Fiskars products for your random thoughts is Sandy, fiskateer 4165. I really enjoyed learning about others random thoughts. It is so funny to find we have things in common with others. so many of the things written , I could relate to. Thanks for participating !