Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving.

I just want to share pictures of how generous you all have been over the last couple months.These bags hold cards that I have sent overseas to a National Guard Unit in Afghanistan.  Our friend, Carstin, receives the cards and lets members of her unit (or everyone on the facility?) "shop" for the cards they would like. They don't pay for these cards.  And according to Carstin, ours are much better than anything they can get at the BX!  =)   I really feel like we are doing some 'giving back ' by keeping this program going.  I would just like to remind you to bring cards to ANY of our club meetings.  They can be any theme, they will get used sooner or later.  I send a box every month that I have enough cards.

 I guess what I am trying to say, is THANK YOU, for being in our scrap booking club, for supporting my causes, and most of all for being my friends.  I am truly blessed to have you in my life.
 Can you guess what this is??  Well, it is the sides for one of our chipboard cubes.  This one was made by one of the girls who to the class to learn to decorate that cube.  These "pages" are laid out in the same form they will be added to the cube.  Isn't it beautiful?  It is going to look great on some one's desk for Christmas.  I would show you the one I am working on but .......
Well, you know, it's the time of year I can't share everything!!  ;-)     See you next week. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Well, it's Wednesday morning already.  How does that happen?  I really planned on getting on here and updating on Monday, but, life.  You know.  
My son is home from college for 2 weeks.  I am excited and dreading.  It is weird to have that extra person in the house when we have established routines without him.  And, of course, he is on vacation.  So he is running on way different hours than the rest of the family.  On the other hand, he makes me laugh so much and I love just being able to hug him at will.  It's all good.  

Can you guess what this is?  I used some really old CTMH paper and my Cricut (which I LOVE!!) to make the pages of a cute little Toilet paper roll mini album.  This is a school theme, like a BoM for a kid.  I bound these pages with my Bind it All machine and it is an adorable little album.  I am thinking we should do a class on this next year.  You will have to let me know.
I am off to Michaels to get a new Cricut mat (and something else, I'm sure!)  So I will update you again next week.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Winner South Dakota

 OK, so I know you are all wondering why I titled this post Winner, SD.  Well, I was wondering why all my fun friends from Sturgis would get up at 5AM, and drive 4 hours to go to Winner SD.  I went with them to find out, and this is the result!
We SHOPPED!  There is the best little hobby store there called - ha ha - The Hobby Shoppe!  Go figure!  And she has a great supply of paper, stickers, kits, flowers, inks and well scrap booking stuff.  We showed up on a day that she was hosting a weekend crop, so the store was filled with crazy women (and one young man!) who totally understood why we would do something crazy like this. We shopped for a couple hours, every time we walked through again, we saw something we had missed. And then, those crazy scrappers there for the crop invited us to share their lunch.  We had such a great time and we were welcomed with open arms!  We are already planning on going again - after our checkbooks recover! 
Ruth, the owner, even set up a little make and take for us.  Isn't this Halloween hanger adorable?  I ended up finishing mine up at home (I'm a bit slow you know!) but, I love it! 

I picked up some great Bo Bunny Press papers, perfect for the 20 yr. old boys around my house.  And I even got the paper to make my oldest son's graduation announcements for college.  She had paper with mechanics' tools, and then that textured chrome looking paper.  I'm sure I can work that into an announcement for graduation from mechanics school. 

I'll post a bit of my work later this week. The project I am focused on today I can't show, it's a Christmas gift.  But, later this week, something will show up.  Have a great one!  and I'll talk to you later.