Monday, September 29, 2008

Grandma Babysits!

I learned several things this past weekend (I babysat for my 9 year old and 2 year old grandkids for the past 4 days!).

  1. God had good reason for NOT letting older women have kids.
  2. Older women may be wiser, but have WAY less patience.
  3. 2 year olds are completely capable of kicking your butt.
  4. No one talks more but than a 2 year old (and what language is that?).
  5. There are no sweeter hugs and kisses than from grandkids.
  6. I am NOT smarter than a 3rd grader (much less a 5th grader!)
  7. There is no way to keep a house picked up with 2 kids in it.
  8. You cannot keep enough milk in the refridgerator with kids in the house.
  9. You better have a vehicle with a DVD player in it.
  10. When you get any of those dang Chipmunk songs in your head, they do NOT leave.
  11. I need to exercise more.
  12. There is nothing more peaceful than 9:30 at night when everyone is asleep!
  13. When they say "I can do it", they MEAN IT!
It was a great time! Really, it was! And don't they look like little angels!!!!

Don't let the one in pink fool you!!!!

Oh, and one last thing.... Dorothy, you were so right... "There's NO place like home!" Both theirs and mine!!!!

I love you Brenden and Trella!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Christmas Card Workshops

Here's what I'm doing this year for my Christmas Card Workshops. This is my blue set using the new Close to My Heart Aspen papers. Attendees will be making 2 each of 5 cards for $10.00. So far, I have 3 workshops that are filling fast!

And these are the more traditional red and green set made from the new Close to My Heart Evensong papers. I can't decide which ones I like better. I have a feeling I'll be making a bunch of both for myself!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

News from My Open House... But First!

Did you all see those adorable little girl invitations I was going to do for my daughter's upcoming baby shower? Well, she had her 2nd level ultrasound last Wednesday and guess what... here are the NEW shower invitations!That's right! They are NOT pink! Shelly and JR are having a boy! Devin James. I know... Devin is spelled wrong on this one, but this is just a sample. All of the ones we made last night have the correct spelling!

Shelly told me Friday morning she is so glad it's a boy because she was already sick of PINK! She is such a "NOT PINK" girl! Yeah! We are so excited!!!

I'm working on finishing up my Open House stuff and I'll post soon! I promise!!!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Memory Box

This is my take on the Memory Keeper, a new Close to My Heart product. I had been uninspired until I saw the one in Keynotes, our bi-annual newsletter we consultants get from Corp. I lifted the idea and changed is just a hair. I love it now! This is my mom, Trella and my granddaughter, Trella, who, obviously, was named after her. I put the My Pages Talk inside and told Baby Trella about who she was named after. Very cool!
It's for my open house Saturday and then, I'll put some stuff in it and give it to Baby Trella for Christmas. My mom has been gone for 10 years. They never knew each other.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Holiday Bows

Check out these bows made out of a 6 x 12" piece of paper! I love them. Here is what you need:

6" x 12" piece Double Sided Patterned Paper (which we now have!)
Paper Cutter
Pop-Up Glue Dots
1/16" Circle Punch

And here is the link to the directions... SUPER simple! Enjoy and let me know if you try them!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I've been busy, busy, busy getting ready for my Close to My Heart Open House this coming Saturday. I always like to have as much new product to show along with examples of projects made of as much of the new stuff as I can.

I hope to have a good crowd. So far, the RSVP's are looking good!

I am going to be doing this cute flip top recipe album as a workshop in November. It has 12 pages and is just adorable. We learned to make this at our retreat last weekend.

I am also going to be holding a Christmas Card Workshop in October. Such cute ideas! I just might even make some for myself!

I've also been trying to organize my stamps sets. Whew! Now that's been a chore! I have over 150 and after about 80, I felt like I was completely out of control. At least now, I know what I have, now finding it is another story!!

We are planning a shower for Shelly and baby Devan the first weekend in October. I am doing the invitations. What a great excuse to get my newest toy... a CUTTLEBUG! Check out the embossing on this sweet little dress. It is much prettier in person, but I think you get the idea.

Oh, yeah, I started another newsletter this past week. It all about Cricuting! How much fun is that! If you'd like to join, just send me an email and I'll add you on.

Well, I'd better go. Today is the last full day I have to finishing preparing for my Open House. I'm getting pretty close, so it will just be adding finishing touches.

So, until next time... HAPPY SCRAPPING!