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Showing posts from November, 2011

One Day 'Til...

...December Daily starts :) I have the base for my album finished and am now working on one to sell on Etsy.  I'm using the Peppermint Collection from Crate...also the December My Scrapbook Nook Kit. I dug way back in my stash and brought out some old Daisy D's papers...all inspired by vintage prints. I created the assorted pages using my Cricut. I love how each page peeks out from one another...adds fun and interest!
YOUR SCRAPBOOK STASH Aw!  My very last projects for  Your Scrapbook Stash.  If you hadn't heard, Erica will be closing down the online store on December 31st.  Tons of great deals can be found there, so go by and visit soon. I created this sweet mini cork-board hanger using materials by Bella Blvd's FINALLY FALL and Amy Tangerine's PATCHES.  I will be giving a tutorial at the YSS blog next month. And a layout that I scrapped for my mom's 2012 calendar!

I HEART IPPITY Here's another card featuring the cute bird (or penguin?  I'm not sure!) from the …

'Twas the night before Thanksgiving

...and boy am I tuckered out. Over the last three days I have fought the Christmas tree and won, cleaned the house from top to bottom, thrown up the Christmas decorations and have all of my Thanksgiving dishes prepared.  Everything looks beautiful and smells delicious, but I look as though I've just returned from a battle zone: numerous scratches on the hands and arms via the tree tussle, bruises on my shins, a puncture wound on my left thumb (I didn't know you could actually STAB yourself with a ornament hook) and my sciatic is acting up.  And don't get me started on my aching shoulders :-/ But THANK YOU, Lord...I have so much to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving Eve! I received my adorable December Daily tags from Chic Tags today.  I'm looking forward to getting my album completed before December 1st :)  I have several ideas for photos, so hopefully I can keep up on the documentation without falling too far behind.  
I created a couple of cute cards f…

Getting Done

Yes, it is November 15th and I have the majority of my Christmas buying done.  I'm in the midst of compiling photos for my mother's annual calendar.  When I mentioned that I might not have time to pull a calendar out of the hat this year, I swear that I saw a tear...well, and the whining pretty much gave away her dislike of that idea LOL.  You know, she's my dear mom and she doesn't ask much of me at one way or the other, I will have her gift done by December 25th (in years past some of the pages are still wet with glue...nothing like a little procrastination).
Tyler will be 18 shortly after Christmas.  I think this is the first year that he's only asked for ONE video game.  *sniff* he actually requested 'grown up' gifts this year like a Fossil watch, Oakley sunglasses, cologne, a pair of blue jeans, lounge pants, socks and underwear :)
Zachry; not much on his list either.  The generic blanket term "clothes", two XBOX games, one PSP game, …

He's So Jolly♥

-- HAPPY VETERAN'S DAY-- First off, I want to extend my deepest gratitude and thanks to our military men and women serving today and in days past.  Thank you for keeping us safe and God Bless you all! ----------------------------------- I went to pick the kids up today from school and was flipping through radio stations while waiting.  Our local 'light rock' station is now officially playing ♫Christmas Music♫  So, I'm assuming that I'm not alone in being excited about this...after-all, they must do some sort of research before launching into Holly Jolly Christmas on 11-11-11 don't you think? One of my favorite new found Christmas songs (and it's an oldie) is Christmas Waltz...I've heard Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole both sing it and they're equally beautiful!  I also love the old Coventry songs like The Holly & The Ivy and Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring...I can honestly say that they've grown on me a lot over the years...maybe …

CARD SHARKS Weekly Challenge--Week One

PHASE 10 CHALLENGE (From My Scrapbook Nook Blog...check us out!) Ready to lay down your cards? Welcome to week one of the Cards Sharks Contest...complete the challenge below and link up your entry to this post by midnight, PST on November 17th. the challenge will earn you 5 points and three special mentions (chosen by the design team) will earn an extra 5 points. play along to win as many points as possible!! Here we go:
Challenge: Phase 10
Phase 10 is a fun rummy-style card game by Fundex. The object of the game is to play each hand, building off of that hand according to that Phase's requirements, until you have completed all 10 Phases in the game.
Since we do not have weeks for this challenge (smile) we will complete 3 Phases for our 'Card' game.
Phase One: create your card base
your base MUST include the following (everyone will be dealt the same hand to begin the game)
ONE pp background
ONE smaller block of pp or cardstock
ONE strip of pp, trim, chipboard or sticker across the…

Time for a WINNER!

It is time to announce the My Scrapbook Nook Blog Hopwinner from my blog!  My daughter, Sydnee, chose the number and the winner is . . KariAnnS said... I love your layering technique! November 2, 2011 12:39 PM Kari Ann, just email me at with your mailing address and choices of THREE different fringe assortments.  You can view them all here Congratulations, Kari Ann! Thank you, everyone for the sweet comments...I cherish them all :)
The official winner of the MSN prize will be announced very soon! -----------------------------------------------------
MY SCRAPBOOK NOOK Well, if you frequent the forum at The Nook, then you know we've been without power for a week now...I'm happy to announce that it's back up and running!  While the board was disabled, a blog was set up so that we could continue to share challenges and news with all of you. My latest CARDS Challenge will go live at the blog tomorrow, but to keep with my &qu…

A Birthday Greeting...

It's time to say  A VERY
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to  Leah Killian! ♫♪Happy Birthday to you, dear Leah♪♫ I hope that you have a fantastic birthday! Papers and tags are from this month's Nook Kit, Times & Seasons! Just as soon as we have the Nook blog winners announced, I'll select a winner from my blog :) See you soon!

It's a Nook Blog Hop!

Welcome to the hop from My Scrapbook Nook
We're offering one lucky lady a 3 month subscription to these gorgeous kits and several smaller prizes for other hoppers!
We have hidden 7 birds among the design team hop around, find the birds and keep track of who's got em'. Once you've found all seven, email those names to:
One random winner from those that find all the birds will be drawn to receive a 3 month subscription to the Nook
As for the rest of the prizes, they will be drawn from the designers blogs at random. So comments are optional, but the more you leave the better your chances are of winning a prize, which include kits. For an extra bonus drawing for a $50 prize pack- leave a comment at Danni Reid's link including a link where you have facebooked, blogged or tweeted about this hop- you can leave up to three comments for a shot at that $50 prize pack!

The Nook kits are filled each month with the latest paper collections an…