Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's Thursday!

While visiting in Ontario last summer, we went to see Devin's grandfather, who had Alzheimer's. He didn't seem to respond much to us, and slept a lot -- even while sitting up. Benjamin had such an attachment to his Great-Grandpa Greene, though. It broke Benjamin's heart to see him like this.

Grandpa Green passed away just before Christmas last year. I am so glad I have photos of him and also videos.

Cheaper Than Therapy

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

One-Hour sketch contest

Don't forget, it's happening this weekend!

Awesome prizes to be won!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Water for Christmas

"Every day 4,500 mothers bury their children due to contaminated water. They are forced to sustain the lives of their family with a diabolical liquid that contains both life and death. This lack of access to clean water is recognized as the leading cause of death in underdeveloped nations. And it just doesn't have to be.

For a fraction of what Americans spend during the holidays, the whole world could be equipped with life-saving, clean water. So we are coming together to trade consumerism for compassion and buy Water For Christmas. And we are starting in West Africa.

We are united simply by a desire to keep our eyes open and hearts soft. We believe that indeed a small group of committed individuals can change the world and in the process we watch our own lives transformed."

Friday, November 13, 2009

SNR Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's A Faith Perspective Thankful for Friends Faith Blog Hop.

Today, we're out in force on the internet -- showing our faith and giving the glory to God. United, we stand as Christian paper crafters and blow owners to make a presence on the internet for all to see. We're celebrating the theme of friends and we're happy to share our projects with based on the verse:

"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. " Ecc4:9-10a

If you're just joining in on the fun, you can find the start of the train here!

First, we would like to take a moment to thank our generous co-sponsors:
Layers of Colors Stamps
Gina K Designs Stamps
Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps

Together with Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, these companies have donated some wonderful prizes for today’s blog hop.

Prizes? Oh, yeah! There will be three lucky grand prize winners for today’s event.

To enter, simply hop to the blogs of all of the participating staff members of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, take note of the staff member’s name, and leave a comment on their posts.

Then send us an email at listing each of the staff members who participated in today’s hop. It’s that easy. All entries must be received by Monday, November 16, 2009 at 12 noon, EST and three winners will be randomly chosen to win.
What are the prizes?

One $100 gift certificate from Layers of Colors Stamps AND a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One basket of goodies -- four stamp sets from Gina K Designs and a 6 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

One set of digital stamps from Sweet ‘n ‘Sassy Stamps and a 3 month subscription to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine.

In addition, every participating staff member of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine will offer a free one-month subscription to the magazine to one of their lucky visitors by simply for leaving a comment on their blog. That's a lot of chances to win, so let’s get to the Hop!


My project is a card I made emphasizing the need to "being there" for someone. It's so important to be an encourager and to be compassionate -- something that is lacking in most of us these day, I think.

I used Basic Grey's "Indian Summer" for my card.

Thanks for participating in this blog hop. Now, hop over to Ann House's blog!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

Welcome to the Adornit Blog Hop -- part of the "Make It Merry" Blog Party. This blog hop is all about handmade holiday -- including scrapbooking, cardmaking, ornaments/decorations and of course, challenges and prizes :-)

If you haven't started at the beginning, click HERE. You'll see a list of the blogs included in this hop.


For my holiday project, I wanted to share a few cards I made and taught at a recent scrapbook retreat. I used Basic Grey "Figgy Pudding".

scallop bottom edge of cs
sew cs and pp
adhere to card back
stamp HAPPY and emboss with red
stamp HOLIDAYS in black
attach 3 brads

scallop bottom edge of cs
adhere pp to cs
stamp reindeer in black
add glue and glitter to reindeer
attach ribbon bow

sew around pp
adhere to card back
scallop bottom and top of plain pp
adhere square pieces together
stamp NOEL
Adhere square with pop dots
tie ribbon bow and adhere

scallop bottom edge of green cs
adhere pp to cs
doodle around edge of card and small pp
add NOEL stickers
tie ribbon and stick to card

sew pp to green cs
adhere to card back
scallop top edge of red cs
adhere white sentiment to red cs
tie bow with twine in button
adhere to card

Hope you enjoyed these cards!

Next, hop over to Laura's blog!

Monday, November 9, 2009

FABULOUS things going on at Sisterhood of Scrap..

this month! Pop by and see what's up :-)

Helen is running a "One Hour Sketch" challenge on November 21st, with 2 yummy prizes! Make sure get your name in the drawing for them!

Don't forget to join in on the November Monday challenges, too, for a chance to win a kit from STUDIO CALICO! Another challenge will be posted today.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thousand Words Thursday - Nov 5th

August 2005 - We were at a local pond. Got these pictures of our youngest trying to juggle. I love that I was able to catch it in such great detail and no blur :-)

Cheaper Than Therapy

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Studio Calico prize!!

Studio Calico has donated this awesome kit for this month at Sisterhood of Scrap!

This kit is called Lollipop Guild and it is one of their add-ons.

It could be YOURS!!
All you have to do to be entered into the draw is complete at least one of our Monday challenges during the month of November!! The more challenges you do, the more chances you have.

The first challenge is posted HERE on the blog or at the forum HERE!!