Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
It seems that I can't remember anything anymore unless I write it down. Finding myself surrounded by post-it notes and list pads, I've come to realize that my sanity depends on the art of good list keeping. In an effort to keep a list of gifts that I'm considering and/or already purchased for family and friends, I altered this little notebook. I found the notebook at Dollar General for just $1 and used scraps from my Christmas cards and a few embellishments to turn it into a "Gift Lists" book. It's the perfect size to keep in my purse. I love how it turned out.
On a completely unrelated note, this will be the last picture on my blog to include that ugly time/date stamp! I finally figured out how to take it off tonight.
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Supplies Include: Assorted Offray Ribbon, Making Memories Leather Flower, Button, and Rub Ons, Darice Bling, K&Company Paper (Red), and American Crafts Paper (White with Green dots)
Monday, December 29, 2008
My mom and dad got me a MIMI Rolling Scrapbook Tote in pink and chocolate. I've been wanting this item FOREVER. So excited! You can see a picture of the tote here.
I also got a new stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps. It is different from any other hunting themed set I've ever seen. Usually, a hunting set only features a deer, a tree, and maybe a gun toting hunter. This set is perfect for making cards for the men in my life because it has a bow and arrow, tree stand, hunting blind, and really cute sentiments. You can see the set here.
Of course, Christmas isn't about gifts. It's about spending time with family and friends and being thankful for all that we have. Brian and I had a very blessed Christmas and hope that all of you did, too!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Finally, a card! I was inspired by the sketch over at Friday's Sketchers (you can find the link on the right). I used a Boyd's Bear Stamp Set that I bought, MIB, at a yard sale this summer. The sentiment on the inside of the card says, "Not a creature was stirring, not even a moose." The papers and ribbon are Big Lots finds.
I know this post is short, but I need to start dinner. We are having breakfast for dinner, tonight. Hashbrowns, Sausage, and Eggs. YUM!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Do you miss getting together and crafting together? I sure do! However, the holidays are a time filled with family events so we took a break during the months of November and December.
Happy Scrappers will be celebrating it's FOURTH anniversary in January 2009. It's hard to believe we've been scrappin' together for that long. I always look forward to our meetings and I'm blessed by the time we spend together. In honor of our HappyScrapper birthday, our theme for our next meeting will be "Birthday Bash" as that has been our theme every January. Details are included below about our January meeting. PLEASE RSVP.
Meeting Date: Saturday, January 10, 2008 (10:00 - ??)
Where: Becky's House, of course
Why: Because we love to scrap/stamp/make cards and we're going to celebrate four years of HappyScrappers!
Theme: Birthday Bash
What to Bring: Your supplies and something to share for lunch. I plan to make a huge pot of yummy chili. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BRING A DOOR PRIZE. We have leftover prizes from our last meeting, and I'd like to clean out my prize stash.
I've had time to think up some NEW games and work on new projects to share.Would you like to demo a project, card, page, technique, or layout? Just let me know. It's great fun to learn from each other.
Please RSVP no later than January 3, 2008. You are receiving this invitation because you are considered a "seated member" of HappyScrappers. We currently have more than 15 people on a secondary list. If fewer than 9 seated members are able to attend, I am able to extend an invitation to someone on the secondary list. By RSVPing by the required date (Jan.3), I am able to give others plenty of notice.
The following members have already RSVPed:
YES: Dawn, Jessica, Bethany, OtherBecky, Shannon, Meme, Myself, Bethany's Mom
NO: Ms.Joyce, Michele, Courtney
WAITING TO HEAR FROM: Carrie, Veronica
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
The Strawberry Shortcake Tree
The HUGE tree in the living room.
..... Then there is work. For anyone who is reading and doesn't know, I'm a middle school teacher. I have been staying after school until 4 or 5 p.m. every night just to get everything finished. I'm teaching a new program this year, and although I love it, it's kickin' my booty. So, by the time I come home, change clothes, make dinner, do a load of laundry, wash the dishes, read the mail, and return my phone messages, it's time to go to bed.
This week, my church held an indoor rummage sale to benefit missions. It was a great success and I volunteered to help all three evenings (4:30-8:30 p.m.). Although I had a great time, I think I over extended myself just a bit *hee hee*
I haven't made a card or scrapbook page in over a month.
Now, I'm not whining about it. My life has just been full of other things lately. There are times when I have to put papercrafting to the side and focus on other aspects of my life wholeheartedly. My cardstock and ribbon will be waiting for me when I'm willing and able. :)
In fact, I've spent a lot of time reading The Bible, memorizing scriptures, praying, writing in my prayer journal, and generally growing in my relationship with The Lord. I've seen many prayers answered in this past month for family and friends.
Tonight, before I slumber, I hope to make two cards for friends that are going through rough times right now. Although my blog has been a total snore fest for the past few weeks, I hope that you'll check back for pictures of those cards.
May you simplify the season and remember that JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.
Love to all!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Eyelets, Snaps, and Brads (3/$5) Sun-tues only
Prima flowers (25% off)
8 1/2 by 11 inch cardstock Value Packs ($1.99)
Scrapbook Storage (40% off)
K & Company (40% off ALL!!!)
Cricut Cartridges ($39.99)
Making Memories Embellishments (40% off)
ALL CUTTLEBUG 40% off!!!!
Keep checking back.... I'll post more steals and deals later today.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday morning, I had an Apples of Gold meeting. These ladies are part of our group. They are all awesome.
I made Brian an upside down pineapple cake. I make it in an iron skillet. That gives it a really great top. Brian said it was "really, really great." :)
Dawn dishwashing liquid (99 cents) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Cascade Dishwasher Gel or Powder (2 for $5) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Candy Canes (77 cents) *I love to stir coffee with these*
Clairol Nice N Easy Hair Color ($4.95) *plus our paper has a coupon*
Bounty Basic 8 pack of PaperTowels ($5.99) *plus our paper has a coupon*
5 Piece Window Curtains Set ($7.49)
90 Sq.Ft. Gift Wrap (That's a lot of wrap!) ($1.99)
18 inch Pine Wreath (for crafting) ($1.99)
Embossing Powders (2 for $5.00)
All Packaged and Open Scrapbooking Paper (40% off)
20 oz. Jar Candles (2 for $6.00)
Whipped Topping (79 cents)
Brown Sugar (99 cents)
Apples ($2.29 for bag)
Bratz Dolls ($6.99)
V05 Shampoo or Conditioner (79 cents)
Cough Drops (99 cents)
Holiday M & Ms ($1.88)
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Me, bored out of my mind, at the hotel.
Breathtaking West Virginia hillside.
HAPPYSCRAPPERS - OCTOBER 1008
Last week, I headed to Charleston for an education conference. The fall foliage on the way there was breathtaking! The highlight of my trip was hanging out with my friend, Tracy, at the mall. We had a really nice dinner, and then we shopped around. I don't think we stopped laughing the entire time. Oh, how I wish we lived closer together. My HappyScrappers scrapbooking group also had thier October crop last week, so I posted some pictures from that as well. Enjoy the photos!
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
My friend Claire inspired this layout:
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I also went to the grocery store today. The weather is just way too perfect to stay inside. I stocked up on fruits, veggies, yogurt, and so on. Now I think I'm going to sweep the front porch and play in my flower beds.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
1. Xyron 500 Refill
2. SU Oval Punch
3. Any peg stamp set from Rubber Stamp Tapestry
4. Chalk Inks
5. Turtle Stamps and coordinating sentiments
6. K&Company new papers and kits
7. Prima Sprites in any color but peach
8. Diamond and Stardust stickles
9. SU set with the silouhetted deer
10. Sympathy sentiment stamps
11. Any SU Scrappin Kits
12. Chipboard alphabets
13. Bags, Tags, and Boxes Cricut Cartridge
14. Textile Cuttlebug Folder
16. Both SU square punches
17. Red and White Gigham ribbon
18. Polka Dotted Organza Ribbon
19. Pink and Chocolate Mimi Bag
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Adorable page of Courtney wearing big glasses.
Page of my cousin Jesse's Big Buck
Carolyn awards Joyce with HappyScrapper Champion Cup
Bethany and Shannon Making Cards
Carolyn checks out Jessica's "Hot Men In Nashville" Pics
Adorable Gift Card Holders
Saturday's HappyScrapper Meeting was a lot of fun. It felt like the first official day of the Fall season as I scrapped all day in my jammies and sipped yummy apple cider that Bethany brought along. I didn't get a lot finished that day, but I had a great day relaxing and laughing and I really needed that kind of day. Our theme was "Pajama party" and Bethany taught us how to make very simple and adorable gift card holders. I'm going to make a ton of them for Christmas this year because I plan to give several gift cards. The best thing about these gift card holders is that they are quick, easy, and the perfect way to use up scrapbooking scraps! Carolyn passed on the Happy Scrappers Champion Cup to Ms. Joyce in honor of her delicious Corn and Doritoes salad recipe. I'm looking forward to our next meeting.