Monday, September 29, 2008

Yellow Caterpillar

Jessica found this interesting caterpillar in the trees near our house. We tried searching online to see if we could come up with its name, but were out of luck. So, we'll just call it a Yellow Caterpillar :-)

It is kind cute-looking, dontcha think!

The Queen of Hearts.....

made some tarts!

I made some pies this weekend and Jessica wanted to try her hand at it as well. I gave her the left-over dough and she made some of Grandma's jam tarts.

She did some with strawberry jam and the rest with partridgeberry jam. They turned out delicious!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Blog Candy for an awesome cause!

Yesterday, September 21st, was World Alzheimer’s Day. We have recently been dealing with this awful disease. Devin's grandfather has it. It is heartbreaking to see how it has changed his grandfather so much.

When we visited Ontario this summer, we were able to visit with Grandpa. The first day, he just cried and prayed. We don't know if he recognized us at all, but we think he might have known Devin. He and Devin would spend lots of time praying together, so seeing Devin might have brought on the praying during our visit.

The next day, he spoke a bit to us, but would often seem to be "with us" one minute and then gone the next. On the third day we had a much better visit. Grandpa was joking around with us (his usual self) and spoke quite a bit directly to us. It was a really great time and we got lots of video and photos. Wonderful memories that will hold us until (if) we see Grandpa again.

Carolyn King recently released a stamp set through Gina K Designs called Whimsical Autumn, which benefits the Alzheimer's Association. She is offering an awesome prize through her blog for all the caregivers of Alzheimer patients.

This is from her blog, "In celebration of World Alzheimer’s Day, we are reaching out to some amazing people who deserve to be thanked. ….the caregivers. Caring for an Alzheimer’s patient is HARD work and an often thankless job. There are so many people who help and so—I am asking you to make a card for a caretaker of a person affected with Alzheimer’s. "

So, make a card and send it out. In sending a card, you can enter your name for a prize worth over $1000!! You only have until Friday at 8pm.

If you don't know someone personally to send your card to, mail or drop it off it at a local seniors' home. My card is going to Aunt Peggy, who spends hours and hours of her time helping to care for Grandpa, her dad.

Here is a pic of my card. It's from a Basic Grey Card Class. I love the papers and the colors!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Scrapbook Classes

This week the first ONLINE CLASS KIT will be revealed at Scrapbook Heaven! Designed by-Design Team member Jennifer.

Class size is limited to 8 participants. When you purchase the kit, you'll be automatically given access to the classroom. Jennifer will provide step-by-step instructions (with photos) to create an awesome project!

As a is your first sneak (Kits will go on sale later this week)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sketch reveal at .....

A Scrap Addict's Sketches blog! Go see what the dt created!
Here's my layout:

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Blogger Friend School

I'm going back to school -- Blogger Friend School’s Class of 2008-2009!!

I found this site from Jacqueline's blog and thought it would be neat to sign up.

From the blog:
"DESCRIPTION: A full year of online fun with other homeschooling moms with blog assignments to answer on your blog! We will share our special posts related to our daily activities, spiritual growth and our blessings!"

Looks like they have some prize give-aways and lots of thought-provoking challenges. Sounds like something I could use!

"Summer Camp" crop at Scrapbook Heaven!


ATTENTION ALL CAMPERS!!! ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FUN, ADVENTURE, ARTS, CRAFTS, SING-A-LONGS AND AN OVERALL GREAT TIME??!!! Join us September 14th-27th for two weeks filled with summer camp fun. Re-live the excitement and memories you experienced as a child as we say "Good-bye, Summer Camp"! Each day of camp gives you the chance to complete badge requirements and earn a new cyber patch.

Earn the most patches and you could be named "Best Overall Camper" and win the grand prize -- a fabulous Scrapbook Heaven KIT!! Additional surPRIZES to be awarded thru-out the camp. If you are a SUPER camper and earn all the patches available you will receive the GRAND Prize!!!! All ties will be compiled and a winner will be drawn!

Come on over and get in on the fun!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

great quote

I read this somewhere today and thought it was a wonderful quote! I pray I can be more content!

"Contentment is not the fulfillment of what you want, but the realization of how much you already have." --Unknown

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Scrapbook Layouts.....

I'm finally back from holidays. Almost 2 1/2 weeks without a computer, and no scrapping! :-) That was a bit tough, let e tell you! LOL!

While I was away, Scrapbook Heaven revealed their new kit - Leap Into Fall. Check it out! If you purchase one, let them know I sent you :-)

Here's what I created with the kit:

Deanne, at Am I A Srap-Addict? , also revealed her dt sketch layouts. Click the link to see what we did :-) Here is my layout:

.... and, I was featured on Just Your Average Scrapbook! Thanks, Annette!!