Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another great blog give away...

Can you say Cosmo Cricket?

We have winners...

to this post. See below:
List Randomizer
There were 13 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
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I brought back two prizes, so the top two on the list are the winners!!!
Maxine and JBarb I need your addy's to send your presents to you. Here is a sneak peek of what you will be receiving! Congrats!

We made it safely home! It was a wonderful trip and thank you all for visiting my piece of the world.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

We are returning on a jet plane...

tomorrow. I am kind of sad, because it has been such a nice relaxing vacation. I do miss our home, family, friends, and our furry kids. Our condo was approximately 500 ft from the beach on the Sea of Cortez. We spent tons of time on the beach and playing in the ocean. We would spend most of our day there, pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the sunshine. We even did this on Christmas day because we have never spent a Christmas like this one before. I would do it in a heartbeat again. I love being around family, but you have to admit that sometimes that can be stressful and needless to say, there was no stress on Christmas for us this year. One of the days a sea turtle washed up to shore and it was an itty bitty tiny thing. Of course I thought of a friend of mine who calls herself the "Turtelady," aka Sandy. You guessed correctly, she loves turtles! Wow, this is a first for me, blogging in Mexico, how cool is that!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Yummy blog candy..

Click here

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Leaving on a jet plane...

doesn't that sound like a song!?!?! I am getting so excited, we are leaving for Cabo San Lucas tomorrow! We are going to Detroit today, to stay at the hotel since our plane leaves at 6:30 am tomorrow morning! We have had this trip planned for almost a year and it seems like it took forever to get here. Wow this is the first time my husband and I will be away from family at Christmas. I feel kinda of bad that we have to leave our kids behind. Wait, our kids are of the furry kind with four legs, so not feeling so bad now. Seriously, earlier this week I was feeling a little guilty about not being around our extended families for Christmas, but it was one of my weak moments and that was for a split second. My blog will be kinda of lonely when I am away, so feel free to make some extra comments on any of my post. If I get a chance I will blog from Mexico, wow that would be a first for me and I will also try and upload some pictures! I will miss you all! Merry, merry Christmas to you and your families! Do you want me to bring something back for you? If you would like a chance to win a little something from Mexico, please become one of my blog followers, see over on the top left hand side of my blog, click on "Follow this blog" and post a comment here! I might bring an ornament, a T-shirt, a purse, who knows what stuff may find it's way in my luggage, but there are lots of goodies to buy! Here are a few pictures of our trip in 2006 to Cabo San Lucas. We went with a group of 13 family and friends. Ooooh the memories! Update, please be patient, your comments will not show up unless I can get to a computer to display them!

Edited on 12/27/2008 Look at all that silver, yummy!

Friday, December 19, 2008

We made the news....

the Red Cross news and I was told local News Channels in Virginia. Click here to see the Red Cross article.

I am sitting here...

debating on whether to attempt going into work today. We have had freezing rain and snow that began sometime in the middle of the night and it is still dark out and I am suppose to be at work within the next five minutes. It is a 1/2 hour drive and I definitely know if I am going I will be late. I work in the Trauma Department and really do not want to be a patient, so I decided that I will wait until it is at least light out before I decide. Another reason not go in is that my husband and I are leaving for Cabo San Lucas on Sunday and we have had this trip planned for almost a year and I would really hate not to be able to go. Wouldn't it be a great day to just scrap? Ohhh that little voice inside my head may be getting my self in trouble! So.......do you think I have talked myself out of going yet, why didn't I bring my laptop home with me yesterday so I could just work from home, silly me!!! Stay safe!

UPDATE...Didn't take me long to decide to stay home after my husband left for work, he said it was like driving on a sheet of ice and that there were many, many vehicles in the ditches!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Quiz Answers....

Remember this quiz?
We have a winner, BishopsMommy! Congrats!
1.”White Christmas”
3. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
4. Dasher, Donder, Dancer
5. New York
6. By the chimney
7. Green
8. Tim Allen
9. Eggnog
10. Hershey’s Kisses
11. Rudolph
12. Comet and Cupid
13. “Deck the Halls”
14. Tinsel
15. “I’ll be back again someday”
17. Nine
18. Reindeer games
19. Alvin, Theodore, and Simon
20. The youngest child
21. It’s a Wonderful Life
22. A button
23. Italy
24. Blitzen
25. Sugarplums
26. None
27. Angel
28. Cookies
29. Coca-Cola
30. Norelco Electric Shaver
31. Bells
32. Silver and gold
33. To, From
34. Underneath the mistletoe
35. Upon the roof
36. Dasher

Monday, December 15, 2008

I kinda of used someone this weekend...

my Sister-in-law Becky. Here was the challenge:
"Simply make a layout all about cookies!
Now you don’t have to bake a batch of cookies right now to get the layout done. Get creative! The possibilities are endless. If your totally drawing a blank in how to pull this off in just a short amount of time, here are some fun ideas:
You can do a layout that includes a photo of a bag of flour and your favorite cookie recipe.
A layout that includes a favorite photo of your Grandmother and a journal that includes a favorite memory about baking cookies with her while you were a child.
Memories of putting milk and cookies out for Santa.
Take the easy way out and run to the kitchen and snap a photo of those Oreos that are in your kitchen cabinet. After all, they just may be your favorite cookies.
Now remember, you are not limited to these ideas. This is your layout. Make it your own. Post your layout (one made specifically for this challenge and not previously posted anywhere before now) right here in the Fiskateer gallery and leave a link to your layout here in your comments. Although it’s not a requirement, be sure to leave a list of Fiskars tools you used in making your layout too!
Now I’m going to be totally honest with you. I just thought up this challenge within the last hour and created my cookie example to kick things off. And since this is a on-line Fiskateer Holiday Party, I’m going to take on the challenge too! I’m going to create my layout this weekend and post it tomorrow, Sunday 12/14 at 9:00 pm Eastern time along with the name of the random winner of this fun and yummy challenge."

So you ask how did I use my Sister-in-law, well do you see the chef in the layout below? Well I didn't have any pictures of myself, so what the heck, we kind of look-a-like, NOT, so I decided to use her picture on my favorite receipe cookie layout! How fun was this challenge! Yes I did spend almost all weekend on this computer playing with other crafters!
One of my friends use a vanilla cake mix, 1/3 cup of oil, 2 eggs and plenty of chocolate chips and she thought she was cheating!!!! LOL!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Ok, it's a new day...

and I wanted to show you what I worked on today! It was another challenge that I did. The challenge rules are below:
"Any model will tell you how important it is to have a Glossy. They seem to vary in size but they all contain the model's vital statistics and **GASP** a photo of her. Some Glossy's even have two pictures, a headshot and a body shot. As for their statistics.... they are generally, age, height, eye and hair color, measurements, clothing size. It also has a general resume as well.So, your mini challenge for this week is to create your own Glossy. It can be any size BUT it must contain at least one picture of you and some vital statistics. Be creative and have fun!"

Creative Imaginations pattern paper, Fancy pants Christmas Felt, Creative Imaginations overlays, Prima flowers, vellum pen, xmas red Stickles by Ranger, miscs lettering and number beads and brads.

Do you think I would do I recent picture and use "today's" measurements? Instead, I aimed for the creative part of the challenge!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Had a great day...

met my brother and his wife for lunch at Texas Roadhouse! They were car shopping and got an excellent deal on a 2008! If anyone is in the market for a car, it is definitely a great time to buy, that is of course anyone has any money left!
The rest of the day I played online at the Fisk-a-teer blog, they are having a Christmas party crop, goodies given away all day! You know me, I love getting those scrapbook goodies! I have been pretty darn lucky this past week on winning different scrapbook goodies. I just know I should have bought a lottery ticket and just never did. Gosh and Monday I could of called in "rich" to work!
Ok keeping with the spirit of Christmas, how many can you get correct?
First person to email me with all the correct answers at mardid56@yahoo.com will win a surprise! Yes you can try as many times as you like, please post that you sent me an email. Have fun!
1. What is the biggest selling Christmas single of all time?
2. What was Scrooge’s first name?
3. What carol contains the line “O tidings of comfort and joy”?
4. Name the three reindeer whose names begin with a “D”?
5. In what city did Miracle on 34th Street take place?
6. In The Night Before Christmas, where were the stockings hung?
7. What color is the Grinch?
8. In the movie The Santa Clause, who starred as the substitute Santa Claus?
9. What holiday drink contains sugar, milk, and eggs?
10. What popular bite-sized chocolate candy comes wrapped in red and green foil at Christmas?11. What one reindeer is never mentioned in “The Night Before Christmas”?
12. Name the two reindeer whose name begins with a “C”?
13. What carol contains the word “Fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la”?
14. What glittery bits of metal are hung on a Christmas tree?
15. What were Frosty’s last words?
16. On what street did a Santa Claus miracle occur?
17. Counting Rudolph, how many reindeer are there?
18. What did Rudolph never get to join in?
19. What three characters sing “The Chipmunk Song”?
20. Traditionally, does the oldest or youngest family member open the first present?
21. What holiday film annually appears on television more than 300 times?
22. What is Frosty’s nose made of?
23. What country started the tradition of exchanging gifts?
24. Name the reindeer whose name begins with a “B”?
25. Visions of what dance in children’s heads?
26. How many times is the name of Santa Claus used in “The Night Before Christmas”?
27. What is the most popular tree topper?
28. What snack is often left out for Santa?
29. What cola company was known for its ads featuring a big, smiling Santa?
30. What men’s grooming appliance became a sled for Santa in commercials of the sixties?
31. What do most elves wear on the tips of their shoes?
32. After red and green, what are the two most popular Christmas colors?
33. What two words are normally pre-printed on gift tags?
34. Where was Mommy when she was kissing Santa Claus?
35. Where did Santa land his sleigh in “The Night Before Christmas”?
36. What is the name of the first reindeer Santa calls in The Night Before Christmas?

Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh Scrappy Rat, the elf...

don't you just love that name! Scrappy Rat is the winner of a USX, she is Fisk-a-teer #1135, see Pinky's video if you are not familiar with a USX! Congratulations! It will go postal on Monday, December 15th. Thank you everyone for playing! See the results below:

21 Eleves
17 Rudolphs
7 Santas
5 Mrs. Claus'
4 Scrooges
and one who did not post their results.



A very dear friend of mine ask for volunteers to create bundles of 10 Holiday cards to give to the VA Hospital for the wounded Vets to send to their family and friends for the Holidays. I am always ready to put a smile on someones face and I thought this would be a great way to put smiles on so many faces! Oh yes, I started this post out with "Plans!" I realize there are so many VA Hospitals around and would love to make some "thinking of you" cards to send to the VA Hospitals so the wounded Vets can send a card out whenever they would like to. Are you up for it? I ask my very dear friend, Sharon to send me some pictures of when the cards were delivered and I have to warn you, these pictures brought tears streaming down my face! I also want to thank some special family members, who helped me send those smiles around the world! Valerie, Megan, Hailey, Heather, Dave, and Ruthie I can't thank you enough for joining in and creating some wonderful cards! Sharon is the one on the left in the 2nd photo! See what Sharon had to say at the bottom of the last photo!

"Here we are delivering the cards at the hospital to a representative of American Red Cross with reps from the military who plan on taking the cards room to room to see who wants and needs them to send out. What a great feeling and it could not have happened without all the help from my talented and giving friends and Fiskafriends."

Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wanna win a prize...

well take this quiz and tell me which Christmas character you are? Click here.

I am Rudolph
OK, so maybe you won't go down in history for having a glowing nose or being heckled by the reindeer gang (thank goodness), but like your Christmas counterpart, you're a good friend who'll stick with the people you love through thick and thin.

Who are you???

Please make sure I know how to get ahold of you if you win so I can send your prize to you! It will go in the mail on Monday, December 15th!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Friday, December 5, 2008

Three Great Nieces...

Did you ever pick up a photo and took a look at it and knew exactly how you were going to do the layout? Not sure why, this all came together for me fairly quickly. I did this as a challenge. The challenege was to choose 4 numbers out of fifteen and the hostess would email you back with a description of what needed to be included in your layout. I chose the following:

11. Ink or paint the edges of your paper
12. Use chipboard and either paint it, chalk it or cover it
13. Use patterned papers from different manufacturers
14. Add bling to your layout

I think I will plan more layouts by doing this. Write down a bunch of different techniques on pieces of paper along with coresponding numbers, drop them in a container, and only choose 4 or 5 of them and proceed with designing my layouts. How fun is that?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

"My Confession:

I am a Jew, and every single one of my ancestors was Jewish. And it does not bother me even a little bit when people call those beautiful lit up, bejeweled trees, Christmas trees.. I don't feel threatened. I don't feel discriminated against. That's what they are: Christmas trees. It doesn't bother me a bit when people say, 'Merry Christmas' to me. I don't think they are slighting me or getting ready to put me in a ghetto. In fact, I kind of like it. It shows that we are all brothers and sisters celebrating this happy time of year. It doesn't bother me at all that there is a manger scene on display at a key intersection near my beach house in Malibu . If people want a creche, it's just as fine with me as is the Menorah a few hundred yards away. I don't like getting pushed around for being a Jew, and I don't think Christians like getting pushed around for being Christians. I think people who believe in God are sick and tired of getting pushed around, period. I have no idea where the concept came from that America is an explicitly atheist country. I can't find it in the Constitution and I don't like it being shoved down my throat. Or maybe I can put it another way: where did the idea come from that we should worship celebrities and we aren't allowed to worship God as we understand Him? I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old, too. But there are a lot of us who are wondering where these celebrities came from and where the America we knew went to. In light of the many jokes we send to one another for a laugh, this is a little different: This is not intended to be a joke; it's not funny, it's intended to get you thinking. Billy Graham's daughter was interviewed on the Early Show and Jane Clayson asked her 'How could God let something like this happen?' (regarding Katrina) Anne Graham gave an extremely profound and insightful response. She said, 'I believe God is deeply saddened by this, just as we are, but for years we've been telling God to get out of our schools, to get out of our government and to get out of our lives. And being the gentleman He is, I believe He has calmly backed out. How can we expect God to give us His blessing and His protection if we demand He leave us alone?' In light of recent events... terrorists attack, school shootings, etc. I think it started when Madeleine Murray O'Hare (she was murdered, her body found a few years ago) complained she didn't want prayer in our schools, and we said OK. Then someone said you better not read the Bible in school. The Bible says thou shalt not kill, thou shalt not steal, and love your neighbor as yourself. And we said OK. Then Dr. Benjamin Spock said we shouldn't spank our children when they misbehave because their little personalities would be warped and we might damage their self-esteem (Dr Spock's son committed suicide). We said an expert should know what he's talking about. And we said OK.Now we're asking ourselves why our children have no conscience, why they don't know right from wrong, and why it doesn't bother them to kill strangers, their classmates, and themselves.Probably, if we think about it long and hard enough, we can figure it out. I think it has a great deal to do with 'WE REAP WHAT WE SOW.' Funny how simple it is for people to trash God and then wonder why the world's going to hell Funny how we believe what the newspapers say, but question what the Bible says. Funny how you can send 'jokes' through e-mail and they spread like wildfire but when you start sending messages regarding the Lord, people think twice about sharing. Funny how lewd, crude, vulgar and obscene articles pass freely through cyberspace, but public discussion of God is suppressed in the school and workplace. Are you laughing yet? Funny how when you forward this message, you will not send it to many on your address list because you're not sure what they believe, or what they will think of you for sending it. Funny how we can be more worried about what other people think of us than what God thinks of us. Pass it on if you think it has merit. If not then just discard it... no one will know you did. But, if you discard this thought process, don't sit back and complain about what bad shape the world is in. My Best Regards, Honestly and respectfully, Ben Stein"
Wow, how powerful is this?
Have a great one!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Want a chance to win some stamps...

click here Good luck everyone, if you win they are mine! LOL!

Monday, December 1, 2008

This is what the VA Hospital in Virginia...

will be receiving. My friend, Sharon ask if anyone would like to make cards for the wounded Vets to send out to their family and friends. Well you might remember that I posted earlier on my blog about asking my family to help me, click here if you don't. I sent the 180 cards off in the mail on Saturday and Sharon received them today and this is what she had to say, "OMG.......Mardi, you are the best. I received your card sets today and I have to say that you went above and beyond the call of help. I can't thank you so so so much for all the beautiful cards you sent. I think my jaw dropped when the postman delivered your package. You are the best!!! Keep a look out on the boards for a post about my experience delivering them. Thanks again, Mardi. Sharon" They were enough cards there to pass out to 18 wounded Vets. We had fun doing those Sharon, thanks for asking me to part of this wonderful idea! Let's send some "thinking of you" cards to them so they have some to send out all through the year! Thanks to my family for their help! Want to have some more quality bonding time with me? Love ya!

Friday, November 28, 2008

How was your Turkey Day?

Ours was great. My sister, Ruthie and her husband Steve invited us for Thanksgiving. I am so glad we went, not only for the wonderful food, (that reminds me, I need to get the recipe for the corn dish!) but got to spend some time with our nieces, nephews and Steve's family! Alice brought a board game to play called Apples to Apples and it was so much fun that we played for hours. Thank you Browns for a wonderful fun filled day!

Yummy Dinner!
Jason & Hailey
Dave & Heather

Steve & where is your wife?

Apples to Apples!

The Anniversary Couple! Mike & Taunya

Megan, whatcha thinking about?


Maggie, one of our great nieces!

Hailey, Dusten, & Grandma Alice

Grandma Alice

Me & Sweetie! Notice that beautiful "Family" sign!

Heather & her baby, Maggie! Do you think Maggie had a big day?

Hope you all had a wonderful Turkey Day!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

What I know for sure...

The economy is in flux, and so are we. For years I've noticed that the universe speaks to us in whispers. If we still don't pay attention, we get bricks of problems, and if we're really hardheaded, eventually the entire brick wall comes crashing down. This is a pattern I've seen repeated so often in every area of life that I know for sure when you don't pay attention to the pebbles, it's just a matter of time before the bricks show up.

Our nation's financial crisis is the brick wall that's going to force us to deal with the reality of what truly matters. And to face the spiritual crisis of figuring out who we are and who we choose to be.

Our spending and greed for material things that we think will define us have been forcibly put in check. We have a wake-up-call opportunity to get real and be real with others by finding ways to show love, give love, be love without spending a lot of money. It's a chance for us to look beneath the surface, into the culture of excessive more, more, more-ness that got us into this mess.

It will take more than a bailout to get us on the right track. We need a shift in the way we think about our lives. We may have to search deeply to recognize what matters. Sometimes when I ask people what it would take to make them happy, they don't know what to say. They forge an answer about family and friends, and yet their lives are about everything else.

Everything in life has meaning. The bigger the fall, the greater the lesson.

Written by "my" girl Oprah!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Some of my girls...

I don't know why, maybe because Thursday is Thanksgiving and I have been thinking about what I am grateful for, so I thought it would be an approriate topic this week! These are just a few of the woman I respect and love in my life that I wanted to share with you!

Mom is my number one girl! Why, because she gave so much of herself to each one of her eight children. There were so many times that she sacrificed what she needed or wanted for one of us and for that reason she is my number one girl! We lost Mom over 28 years ago! I miss you so much!
My sister, Ruthie is also a Mom who has sacrificed so much for her kids. She is also one of my best friends. No matter what we go through we are still friends. There have been many times I have disagreed with her and of course she has disagreed with me, but we still remain the best of friends. Why do I call her a best friend, because I know that I can confide in her and she will give me her honest opinion. She is also a woman that has had some obstacles in her life and she always seems to "dust herself off, pick herself up, and start again!" Love you Ruthie!
Here are a few other girls in my life that I will post about later!
Wendy Jo
Kathleen Reid
Heidi Grace
Aunt Brenda
Have a great week and believe me when I say there are a long list of woman that I respect! A lot of those woman are in our family! Will try to share at different times who they are and why I am so thankful to have them in my life!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Oooooooooh Honey...

I got together with my Sister-in-law Becky to scrap yesterday. It was such a nice and relaxing day. We have such a great time in her wonderful craft room!
Look at the two who created me!


This is the Ooooooooooh Honey part, do you see those awesome shelves, wish I had some in my room! hint, hint! Not sure if "Honey" reads my blog.

Becky even made dinner, wow was it yummy, thanks Becky!

It was all about making cards for me, which is usually done on the fly for me, here is a sample of one of the cards I made! The other ones are for the Holidays, which I need to finish!

Thanks again Becky, I had a wonderful day!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Ole' Green Eyes...

I was looking through a magazine today and saw this ad, don't ask me what it was regarding but I immediately thought about designing a scrapbook page like the ad. Do you remember learning about neurons in school, that is what the ad reminded me of? So this is what I came up with, yes you can scrap your furry kids, cuz I say so!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

What I Have Learned....

What I Have Learned
-- By Andy Rooney

I Have Learned that...

... the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an elderly person.

... when you're in love, it shows.

... just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!" makes my day.

... having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the most peaceful feelings in the world.

... being kind is more important than being right.

... you should never say no to a gift from a child.

... I can always pray for someone when I don't have the strength to help him in some other way.

... no matter how serious your life requires you to be, everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

... sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a heart to understand.

... simple walks with my father around the block on summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

... life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes.

... we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we ask for.

... money doesn't buy class.

... it's those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular.

... under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to be appreciated and loved.

... the Lord didn't do it all in one day. What makes me think I can?

... to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

... when you plan to get even with someone, you are only letting that person continue to hurt you.

... love, not time, heals all wounds.

... the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to surround myself with people smarter than I am.

... everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a smile.

... there's nothing sweeter than sleeping with your babies and feeling their breath on your cheeks.

... no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

... life is tough, but I'm tougher.

... opportunities are never lost; someone will take the ones you miss.

... when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock elsewhere.

... I wish I could have told my Dad that I love him one more time before he passed away.

... one should keep his words both soft and tender, because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

... a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

... I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do about it.

... when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

... everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

... it is best to give advice in only two circumstances; when it is requested and when it is a life threatening situation.

... the less time I have to work with, the more things I get done.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Butterfly project...

I was visiting another blog tonight and not only did I come across an amazing blog, but I became aware of the following project. Won't you help?

"Children were neither just the mute and traumatized witnesses to this war, nor merely its innocent victims; the war invaded their imaginations and the war raged inside them." — Nicholas Stargardt in "Witnesses of War: Children's Lives Under the Nazis"

In an effort to remember them, Holocaust Museum Houston is collecting 1.5 million handmade butterflies. The butterflies will eventually comprise a breath-taking exhibition, currently scheduled for Spring 2012, for all to remember.
As of Summer 2008, we have already collected an estimated 400,000 butterflies.

Please facilitate the “I Never Saw Another Butterfly” activity and create as many handmade arts-and-crafts butterflies as possible. This project may be completed by all ages as individuals or groups.
Butterflies should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches.
Butterflies may be of any medium the artist chooses, but two-dimensional submissions are preferred.
Glitter should not be used.
Food products (cereal, macaroni, candy, marshmallows or other perishables) also should not be used.
If possible, e-mail a photograph of your butterflies, to butterflyproject@hmh.org.
Please send or bring your butterflies to the Museum by June 30, 2011, with the following information included:
Your name,
Your organization or school,
Your address,
Your e-mail address, and
The total number of butterflies sent.
Mail or bring your butterflies to:
Holocaust Museum HoustonButterfly ProjectEducation Department 5401 Caroline St.Houston, TX 77004 USA
For questions or additional information, please e-mail butterflyproject@hmh.org.
Please click here for a butterfly template.
UPDATE. If you have a Quickutz, click here

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Found this free workshop...

on another blog! Photobucket

Friday, November 14, 2008

I finally did some scrappin'...

today. I received this cute picture of one of my many great nephews and wanted to scrap it instead of putting it on my frig. Jalen is two years old in the picture. This was one of the projects I did today.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Well that didn't take long...

to receive my "Enveloper!" I haven't tried it yet, but when I do I will post a critique. I have been looking forward to today all week. I have a four day weekend and I am so excited. I think I will scrap the entire four days off. Not...I need to do laundry, clean the house, etc. But I am going to a crop on Saturday and I am so looking forward to it. The crop is at a friend's church and the money will go towards their vacation bible school next summer. They have around 35 people signed up. I wish there was a LSS store going to the event. The only vendor that I am aware of is a Creative Memories person, it is just not my style, which believe it or not is a positive! I won't spend so much $$$. I am taking Jessica Sprague's class, click here and I plan on putting the album together and also working on making more Christmas cards for the wounded Vets @ the VA Hospital to send to their loved ones. Which means that I shouldn't need to tote too much there. I plan on working on the album first and if I have time working on the Christmas cards. Will return tomorrow to post what I created on my first day off! Ahhhhhhhh time for myself!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Busy, busy...

weekend! First I want to share with you a new addition to our family. My Goddaughter, Beth gave birth to her third son! He is such a cutie pie! Take a peek:

Owen was born October 31, 2008
My sister invited us out to her home on Saturday night to help celebrate her husband, Steve's birthday and also my Godson's birthday, Zack. When I sat down at the table I swore it was a Thanksgiving feast, tons and tons of food. Rumor has it her birthday boy helped cook a few things.

Steve & Zack, I think they both turned 17, not sure!

I posted earlier last week about a project that I am doing for the Holidays. I am making Holiday cards for the VA in Virginia so the wounded Vets have cards to send to their loved ones. Click here. Well I decided it would be a fun project to share with my loved ones. We made 100 cards in just a couple of hours! Valerie, Heather, Hailey, Megan, and Ruthie, thank you so much for helping me give smiles to our Vets and their families! It was so much fun, as you can see by the pictures below!

Hailey, Heather, Megan, and Valerie

Megan, Valerie, and Ruthie Sunday was the baby shower for my niece, Josie. She is having a boy!

I did have a few minutes to get a little crafty this weekend. Made this Christmas ornament. Remember me telling you that I was going to make a project with my pinking shears. I used felt, stickles, prima flowers, misc. cord, brads, and heart embellishment.

Have a great week!