Saturday, December 27, 2008

ATC's for Swap

I just finished my winter atc's for the AMR Four Seasons Swap. I am actually early on getting these finished!

A Layout to Share

I just finished this layout for the sketch challenge at 52 sketches. These are pictures of the family from Christmas Eve. Yes, this year! I got some great embellishments from my AMR secret santa, obxpatti. All of the embellishments on this layout except for the ribbon came from her!!!

Materials used: brown cardstock - Basic Grey; music paper - October Afternoon; red swirl paper - BoBunny; ribbon - Hobby Lobby; snowflakes, trees, ribbon slide, holly, joy, photo anchor - Sandy Lion

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Almost Christmas!

My shopping is not quite finished yet. I still need a couple of gift cards. I also need to wrap some gifts. I'll probably get Dan to do that since he likes to wrap. I did finish my mom's photo canvas project. I found the idea here. Here's the photo canvas for my mom.

I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!! I pray for you all to have a joyous and safe holiday!

God Bless.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Counting Down

Last night we (my family, my sister's family, and my parents) went to Beef & Boards for their Christmas show. It was wonderful. They danced and sang a variety of Christmas songs. Of course we weren't allowed to take photos during the show. We all enjoyed it even though it was a whole whopping 1 degree outside when the show was over.

Today I did some more Christmas shopping and am almost finished with my list - just need a couple of gift cards. Dan wanted me to make some white chocolate chex mix for his work so I made that today. I'll still have more to make tomorrow or Wednesday for his family. I love this recipe. I don't drizzle the chocolate on top. I tried it once and it didn't work very well. You can make this colored by buying the colored candy melts.

We also had our class at church. Dan and I are taking the Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University class. We've gained a lot of information from this class and are starting to change our financial habits. I highly suggest this class if you have one in your area. It is well worth the money!

I did make a layout today. I did this for a challenge at PageMaps. I just love their sketches!!
Materials used: green cardstock - Hobby Lobby; tree & red paper - Basic Grey; buttons - unknown; white ribbon - unknown; red ribbon - BoBunny; "Cherish" - MAMBI; holly border - Fiskars border punch; holly leaves - Cricut "Christmas Cheer"
Tomorrow is supposed to bring us some icy weather. That just means more time indoors to scrap!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Winter Layout

I did this layout for a challenge at AMR. I used sketch 50 from 52 sketches...52 weeks for this layout.
Materials used: white cardstock - Bazzill; pink, blue, brown papers - Basic Grey; pink tag & letters - Basic Grey; skittles; snowflake stamps - Provo Craft; ink - Whispers; ribbon - Offray; journal box - Creative Memories

AMR is celebrating it's one year anniversary with a crop on January 9-10. Head on over to AMR and get registered before the 9th. It's a wonderful message board with a friendly atmosphere. Everyone is welcome. Come join us for some challenges and a lot of fun!

Speaking of winter and AMR. Stacey has the new BoBunny Winter Whisper papers in the store. These papers just look so yummy! Can't wait to get my hands on them!!

Have a great day!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Sunday

Well we've been busy this past week. I did go shopping with my mom and sister. We spent 2 1/2 hours in Hobby Lobby! I picked out a few scrappy things for Christmas. My mom is getting me a Bind-it-all so I needed a few accessories. Most of my shopping is finished. I do need to pick up some gift cards and something else for the boys.
I did some scrapping Friday night and Saturday. I completed a couple of surprise projects that are going on at AMR. I also completed another project that will be going to several AMR members. I can't post pictures just yet.I was sooooo excited to wake up Saturday to SNOW!!!!! We had enough to cover the ground. Of course my pear tree still has its leaves, so that was a bit odd. Caleb was doing some shoveling for us before we left to go shopping.

We decorated our Christmas tree tonight. We put it up last weekend but never got around to doing anything with it until now. The boys are getting older now and don't find it as exciting to put ornaments on the tree, but they obliged with the family tradition.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

My First Post

Yeah my first post to my new blog. I was going to start one before but never got around to it. It was a Sunday evening and didn't think there would be much time. Here I've been off work for 4 days, and I'm just getting around to trying this on a Sunday evening.