Sunday, November 28, 2010

Twelve Days of Christmas Bazaar

Where has this month gone?! I can’t believe Thanksgiving is over and that we’re moving into the Christmas season . . . and so many exciting things coming up! One of them being . . .

Are you looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a friend or family member? It’s never to early or to late to work on handmade gifts for all those special people on your list. If you’re looking for or planning on making gifts be sure to check out Croppin Paradise for the Twelve Days Of Christmas Bazaar. Each day starting on December 1st through the 12th a CP Design Team Member will post a unique gift idea that you can make using your scrappy supplies.

Here’s a sneak peek for day one -

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


"Two sounds of autumn are unmistakable, the hurrying rustle of crisp leaves blown
along the street or road by a gusty wind, and the gabble of a flock of migrating geese.
Both are warnings of chill days ahead, fireside and topcoat weather."
- Hal Borland

November has not been to bad weather wise with it’s cold mornings and higher than normal temperatures in the afternoons. The skies have been blue and there has been an abundance on sunshine . . . I wonder how long that will last?!

Between work, family and the class I’m taking I haven’t had a lot of extra time . . . just enough time for some scrappy projects and some card making.

I can't believe we took the boys Trick or Treating in 86 degree weather . . . my kind of weather!  Poor Joshua was sweating to death in his little dragon costume lol!

Oh the joy of going swimming on a hot October day.  Moving to FL is looking better and better.

Christmas Cards I made using the Basic Grey Jovial Collection for the card swap at Croppin Paradise.

Thursday, November 4, 2010



Do you know someone who is sincere, honest, loyal, truthful, trustworthy and dependable? If you do have a good friend, hang on to them. A good friend knows when to listen, when to correct, when to encourage, when to protect and when to slap you (so to speak). Someone that knows how you feel and knows when they need to be right there . . . but also knows when to step back. Someone who loves you for you and does not judge you for the times when you’re not living up to even your own standards. When thinking of my dearest friend I can’t help but to think of this quote by Sharita Gadison - “Some friends come and go like a season. Others are arranged in our lives for good reason.”

After attending my 40th class reunion and via Face Book I have come in contact with friends I have not connected with in years. Friends are like shoes - both my friends and my perfect pair of boots can bring me intense joy. Just as my favorite pair of flip-flops aren’t perfect for every occasion, neither is every friend I have. I think it’s necessary to have a variety of friends - from comfy to professional. I really feel blessed to know so many people who I can call friends who are encouraging, loving, caring and honest and have a sense of humor.

Scrappy Projects:

I've made so many cute fall cards . . . now I just need to get them in the mail to family instead of hoarding them lol!