Saturday, December 26, 2009

Random Togetherness

It was so fun to scrapbook today.  This is a layout I've had on my table for a couple of weeks, but have only worked on it a little at a time.  Since Christmas is over, maybe now I'll have a little more time to get into the scrapbook room.

These were a bunch of random "couple" pictures I took last year when we went to Daytona Beach to celebrate Whitney's graduation.  So, I decided to put them all together and gave it this title.  Hope you like it!

If I make the picture any bigger, only half of it shows up.  Therefore, double click on it to see a bigger version.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

If you stop by my blog today, please know that even though lots of you stop by, and don't leave comments, I appreciate the fact that you want to stop by.  (And if you decide to leave a comment, that would make my day!) 

I pray that God will bless you on this Christmas day.  It is a special day to me, and I hope it is to you as well.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Want Some Blog Candy?

Veronica, one of my talented fellow designers over at Pocket Full of Papers, is giving away some blog candy.  Click here to check it out!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Want Some Christmas Candy?

I made this cute candy gift and put it on eBay. It would be great for a co-worker or teacher!

Hopefully, someone will think it's cute!

On your birthday . . .

I made this card for one of my best friends for her birthday. She loves bright colors, so I made this one bright just for her. I love the Spellbinders Shapeabilities fleur de lis die, but it sure was hard to get it to cut and get it out of the die. Then I remembered reading somewhere that the secret was to use wax paper between your paper and the die. It worked like a charm!


Friday, December 4, 2009

Your Birthday is Something to Crow About

I made this birthday card for my cousin who is in prison. (He's never hurt anyone. He is in there because he's struggled with drug addiction since he was a teenager -- kept getting caught, violating probation, etc., and the Judge ended up sending him to prison for 12 years -- toooooooo long!!!). I haven't seen him in years, but after he was sent to prison, I felt the need to reconnect with him. I'm so glad I did. He seems thrilled to have someone care about him and take the time to write a letter. And I have sent him pictures of our grandparents that he says he treasures. He and I have been writing back and forth for the past few years. His letters are amazing. And he truly hopes that when he gets out in 3 years, he will be able to repay his family for the heartache he's put them through. I pray he will be able to avoid the temptations of drugs again! I HATE drugs!!!

Anyway, I cannot put a brad or anything hard on the cards I make for him, or the prison will reject them. And, the card can't weigh over an ounce, or they will reject it. After finishing this card last night, I realized it is square, which will add extra postage, and I'm afraid they won't let him have it! Duh! Why didn't I think of that? So, shortly after taking this picture, I cut it down in size and made it sort of like a postcard and put white cardstock on the back and wrote his message on there. I'll remember "no square cards" the next time!