Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Years

Happy New Years!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas to my dear friends!

I hope that each of you have a very Merry Christmas and that God pours his rich blessings down on each of you! Let's celebrate the birth of our mighty king. He is the greatest gift I have ever received.



Valerie Salmon asked me to do a page for her sketch blog. She does great sketches that I have watched for some time. Well the page is posted today. Here is the link. http://gotsketch.blogspot.com/ Another great honor for me! I figured it was an appropriate page as there is lots of cooking going on this time of year. I have 2 pumpkin pies in the oven now and am getting ready to make some more pb cookies and cut the fudge I made last night. Yummy! Look out YMCA I am going to need your equipment severely in a couple of days. Here is the page I did.



Enjoy the holidays! Celebrate the Saviors birth! Hope Santa is good to all!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Lots of goodies

Well I hope all of you are ready for Christmas! Ready to celebrate our Saviors birth!!! Ready for Santa! It still confounds me the amount of love that God had for us that he gave his Son to us! To come in the form of a newborn baby! It leaves me speechless! WOW!!! Thank you Abba!





Well I have a few more things to wrap! It doesn't seem like I have bought much this year but my wallet indicates otherwise! I am really disappointed that I didn't get to go to church this morning. I had to work over this morning. So I am now watching Thomas Road Baptist Church service on TV. Well before I run I want to share with you some projects I have completed and my Christmas cards for this year. My Christmas card I mailed out is now my header. It is a lift from the Luxe Designs blog. Here are my others:




This is the card I made for my dh! Used some BG, American Craft rub-ons, and Bazzill brad.
This is the mini chipboard album I made for Emmas assistant cheerleading coach! Used MM acrylic paint, Dymo label maker, felt cheerleader from AC Moore, CM sticker letters, American Crafts rub-ons, and BG paper.
Just a picture of inside of mini album. Very simple because can't get to dimensional on them or they won't shut. LOL That was hard for me.
And this is the album I made for the head coach. It is a SEI Preservation album. DCWV rub-ons, felt cheerleader from AC Moore, BG patterned paper, Bazzill cardstock, index cards, American Crafts rub-ons.

I just had each of the cheerleaders write a sentiment to the coach for next to their pictures. I had 2 mothers not return my calls because I never got back their index card. So I couldn't finish those 2 pages however after at least 4 attempts it was time to give up! What do you do?!



And this final project is something that was a make and take at one of Shannons crops at the Scrapbook Bungalow. We just made the album with ribbon. I embellished and placed pictures in it of Emmas cheerleading friends and am going to put this in her stocking. Something simple. Used Doodlebug frill, MM sticker letters, and American Crafts ribbon, rub-ons, and patterned paper.

I may get to post a page later on today! More to come soon! Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Me procrastinate?........never

I finally got my Christmas tree finished today! I made dh put the tree up before he went to a class out of town the first of the month however he didn't put the lights on the tree. I am horrible at putting on lights so I had to wait on that. Well he finished that yesterday. Emma and I loaded the ornaments on it today! Since dh is working today he will have to come fine tune it in the am. He is much better at it than I! Here is a pic of what dd and I did.





I had to add the photo of my star and snowman! I am not sure that is how I am going to use it! I am a "less is more" person but feel like if I have stuff I have to put it out.

Emma was in her Christmas program at church last night. I will post pictures soon! I took those on my smaller camera. She and the children's choir did such a good job. Well I am off to bed. Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

More good news

God continues to pour his rich blessings down on me! I don't deserve them! However Scrapstreet is going to publish one of my cards in thier January issue.

Also I forgot to mention last week that I received the MM 601 Great Scrapbook Ideas book. My first layout published in it on page 148. I can't believe I am published in the same book as some great artists such as Crystal Reiger. I love her stuff!

Well I am working a 24 hour shift today! We had one call. And we were on scene for awhile as a truck went down a 100 foot enbankment and they had to use ropes to get to him and remove him. It was very cold! It was a very well coordinated call! Well I am going to rest before we get the next call. Did anyone watch Greys Anatomy tonight? I love the show but am getting tired of the infidelity on there. Just when I think it is getting better it sparks back up! I really need to tune that show out.

On a different note, I have been nauseated for several days now. Missed work one day from it!! I think it is my nerves but am not sure. I so wish I was pregnant but I don't see that happening.

Have a great week my friends! All my northern friends please blow that snowstorm down here. I really need some good snow pictures.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Some good news!

Please forgive me for not posting this sooner but I have 2 great pieces of news. First I made the Design Team for Faith Based Pages (www.faithbasedpages.com). I am so excited to represent Judy's business using my passion for scrapbooking and my love of the Lord. I can't wait to work with the other ladies on the DT. I get to meet Judy at the ScrapBowl next February! That will be exciting.
Second we got a puppy! Emma has been wanting a puppy for quite a while. The only dog my dh wants is a Rottweiler. So as a compromise I agreed the only way to get a Rottweiler was to get one as a puppy that we could rear ourselves. Well we got him last Sunday and he is now 9 weeks old. He is so handsome. I think Emma picked the biggest puppy in the lot however. His paws are humungous and he is already 16 lbs. Here are some pictures.

His name is Ansel. Which is German for "Gods protection". DH picked that name. When he told me the meaning I knew that was it! Isn't my little man handsome?

I have been working on my Christmas cards and some Christmas presents. I won't share those yet. Also waiting on some parents to call me back to get the cheerleading coaches album. I have called 3 times and no response. That is getting a little frustrating. I don't want to give the coach the album unfinished.
Well I continue to need your prayers on a personal front. Actually for my family and friends! I won't get into details but I have been nauseated for several days now with my nerves. I have prayed over my concerns and actually been reading and studying Psalm 18 today. The Lord pointed out to me vs. 19 "He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me." I know I have said I have given my concerns to the Lord but somehow I still worry! I welcome any suggestions on how to deal with that! Thanks for your feedback! Well I am going to sleep. The puppy slept through the night last night I am hoping tonight brings the same.