Sunday, January 27, 2013

January Insanity!

What a crazy month!  I can't believe it's almost over already, and yet, I am not sad to be moving on to spring.  I have been in the throws of planning for the new year, trying to start my taxes so they aren't such a last minute thing this year (my tax man will be proud!) and trying to teach more classes and get ready for the retreat.  No wonder I feel like I need a day off.

Today I am going to play with a bunch of my friends and make the Whooo's Your Valentine Workshop from Close to my Heart.  It is such a cute kit and is still available for a few more days.  These little treat boxes are SO CUTE!  I can't wait to share them with the girls at work.  My kiddos aren't home to enjoy them anymore, but can you imagine giving these to your kiddos and their friends?  They would flip!

I am also in the process of trying to update my BLOG.  I have discovered that I have a lot to learn!  I want to add a calendar, so everyone can see the classes I am teaching , where, when and who my hostesses are. I am hoping to add a rummage sale page.  I am cleaning out my scrap room and have a TON of used stamps that are so pretty, and good, but I just can't keep everything.  (Or so my mother tells me!)

So, look for these improvements in the near future!  Oh!  I have also figured out how to blog on the go, so maybe you will hear from me more often and I will get more current pictures up here.

For today, I have got to go play now .... Look for pictures from the CLEMENTINE paper pack soon!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

And so it Begins

I know I'm a bit late in getting around to wishing you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR,  but I do wish it just the same.  We had a bit of challenge right after the holidays, and I had no clothes dryer for about 3 weeks.  If that won't make a woman grumpy, I don't know what will.  But, I took the bull by the horns this weekend and got it fixed.  Gary was sick, and I was out of patience, so I just did it.  I know more about dryers now than I ever wanted to know.  But, my laundry is caught up today and I am feeling much better about my world.

We had such an amazing holiday , I want to share some of it with you.  Unfortunately, I don't have the pictures scrapped yet, but soon.

I was lucky enough to have Jolene be my swap partner in the Rapid City club.  Look at this beautiful calender she made me!  All done on the CRICUT!  I know she had a great learning experience with that! And I have a great calender for the new year!

These are the banners I made for my swap partners.  One says PEACE and one said JOY. I confess, I didn't use CTMH paper.  I had a MME paper pack that I just loved and couldn't wait to use.  It turned out just the way I envisioned. (I did see this idea in a magazine, so I can't take all the credit.)

My good friend Sharon, showing off her tree that we made for the club meeting with CTMH paper and CRICUTs. They all turned out so cute!  

 Remember this young man?  He kept coming back into the meeting room and thanking us for the treats.  They love it when we have a party because we share!!
 Marie opening her gift (which I eventually stole!  ha ha )
 Janet and her gift.  And look!  a camera!
 Cindy trying to find the perfect one!  
 Glenda got the great organizer!  I think it got 'stolen' too!  
 And we made the trees.  These girls LOVED to bling them up!  

I love Christmas.  and I love being able to share the season with these girls that have come to mean so much in my life.  I am so looking forward to another year of fun, laughter, and scrapping with my friends.