Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Traditional Thank You Cards

Thank you cards with a Traditional theme:

Supplies: Piggy Tales- Jack & Jill Theme Set, Colorbox Frost White ink, Heidi Swapp Thank You acrylic stamp, Autumn Leaves- Super Star & Rhonna's Christmas buttons, white cardstock.

Winter Wonderland Thank You Cards

Finally!!!! I finally have a chance to sit down and do some crafting for the first time to a month! I made this card for a SWAP I'm participating in on the MemoryWorks message board. For the SWAP each of us were assigned 2 different themes. Mine are Winter Wonderland and Traditional. I will create 2 Thank You cards with the themes in mind. Since there are 5 people in the SWAP we will make 5 of each of the cards and send them to the SWAP hostess. In the end I will have 10 different homemade thank you cards! Since sending more cards is one of my New Years resolutions--this is great!

Here is my take on the theme--Winter Wonderland:

Supplies used: Basic Grey Figgy Pudding theme set, Heidi Swapp Jewels, White Cardstock (?), and my new Cricut!

Traditional card to come later today!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Presents Galore!

Well, Christmas is over.....whew! It is always a whirlwind 2 days. I think everyone enjoyed themselves (although I ate WAY too much food--especially cookies and candy!). I can't believe how many presents we all received! Santa spoiled us this year!

Favorite Christmas presents from 2007:


Panini Press sandwich maker (still need to return 2 others he received--I guess I need to make better notes next year!), luggage set, some brewing contraption, a Grateful Dead t-shirt, and a toaster. His real Christmas present came a week ago--a "super sweet" laptop with 17" screen. He's been in computer heaven for a week....


Cricut!!!!! I have been waiting for a month to play with it and now I finally can! I also received a bag from a daycare parent--yea!! Jenny gave me a couple things to put on my walls (they are in desperate need!!!!), jewelry from my mom, Fiestaware butter dish and gusto bowls, a UNI sweatshirt (wearing it right now!), and alphabet acrylic stamps. I can't wait to play!


Adam was super excited to find a Nintendo DS under the tree this year. He also received Heelies from Aunt Jen-Jen, a Pokedex and a Pokeball, lots of games--Battleship, Operation, Pokemon- Champion Island, and lots of DS games. I've challenged him to a game of Battleship later today....

Dylan too was super excited to find his very own Nintendo DS from Santa. Aunt Jen-Jen also surprised him with a REAL snowboard he can color on! He also received a couple paint sets, Nerf Dart Tag, a couple books, his very own Pierce Panthers t-shirt, and of coarse--an alarm clock (one of the ONLY things he asked Santa for--funny kid....).

Can't forget about Jack! He got a stuffed squirrel, a Kong bone, and a plastic "thing".

We took today off to relax and clean up the crazy mess that is scattered around the house. Hopefully tonight I can make some thank you cards with my new scrapin' stuff! I'll post pictures!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I thought I'd take a moment out of my crazy day to say "Merry Christmas" to everyone! Have a safe and merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Cookies!

I love Christmas baking! A great excuse to make yummy treats!

Winter Frost

January 2008 MemoryWorks Express Kit--Winter Frost! Lots of sparkle and shine to scrap all your winter photos. Also includes a very cool layered altered chipboard memory book. Contact me for more information on how you can join this scrapbook kit club!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Place to Grow Christmas Party!

Monday we celebrated the holidays at the daycare with a PARTY! The kids had fun decorating a paper tree and stockings. Lots of moms came for the party--yea! The kids loved showing them what we do here. We had our usual circle time and sang lots of songs! A Christmas party wouldn't be complete without PRESENTS!!! We exchanged names and everyone got 2 gifts (one from me and one from another child). A good time was had by all. I think this was the best one yet!

MW Secret Santa Gift

Monday the MemoryWorks consultant message board had a holiday party! Earlier in the month we exchanged Secret Santa gifts. Monday we opened them up. The pictures above are what I got from Renee. Thank you so much Renee! Now I just need things to slow down so I can start scrapin' again!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Cards, cards, and more cards!

I am almost done with my Christmas cards!!!! After telling my husband in September "I'm going to hand-make all our Christmas cards this year!". To his reply---"hmmmmm, how many? 60? Good luck with that"--in his most sarcastic voice. I was on a mission. I HAD to make them, just to prove to him I could do it! So, here we are a week into December and I have 43 finished! Thanks to a much needed crop session at the local scrapbooking store last night.

The basic design of the card is pretty much the same--same cardstock dimensions w/ pocket inside for a letter and/or photo. Although I had intensions to do every card the same--which would have been soooooo much easier--I got carried away and now they are all different! I just couldn't waste a scrap! Even though it became somewhat of a chore, I still had fun with it. Next year I'll start in July!

Only 12 more to go.......

Thursday, December 6, 2007


I just had to take a picture of these beautiful roses! One of my daycare kids gave them to me for my birthday. I just love having these fresh flowers on my table everyday. Even if it is in the midst of the kids stuff.