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I love to share what I have learned in the art of scrapbooking and paper crafts.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Singing Hills

This month I had the opportunity to join two of my Close To My Heart team members  and my greatest cheerleader at a Scrapbooking Retreat in northern New Hampshire.  This was our first opportunity to be vendors at such a large event and I had an absolutely fabulous time.  It was a little nervewracking for all of us since we didn't know what to expect.  But I must say I think we did pretty well with the product that we chose to bring to this wonderful event. 

We had a wonderful area to set up.  I loved being able to see the beautiful landscape from these windows!

Some of these ladies had a wonderful system of setting up their work areas!  I was so impressed.
The ladies had lots of opportunities to attend classes.
And we all had so much fun!!  I didn't realize how tired I would be after all this since I had a blast.  That is why I've been MIA for most of this month.  Can't wait until next Spring when we get to do it all over again! 


Sunday, November 25, 2012

What Can You Do With One Little Stamp?

If you had told me five years ago that I would love stamps as much as I do or that I would have as many stamps as I have, I would have laughed.  I had no idea how wonderful it is to use stamps in my scapbooking and card projects.  Here is a video that shows another one of the many techniques available to us when stamping:

I love to watch these videos for ideas that I can use in my own projects.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

So Thankful

Every year the students at our school dress up for Thanksgiving.  I love going in and seeing all the Pilgrims and Indians.  Though I have to say that it seems there are more and more Indians every year.  Every year I also get a picture or two of my grandchildren all dressed up.  This may be the last year they all dress up as my grandson is getting to be too "cool" to do some things.  LOL
See, the Indians even outnumber the Pilgrims in my family!  I love taking this picture every year because I did get a picture of my three children in their Thanksgiving costumes one year and I'm sorry now that I didn't do it more often.  
I have to say that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  This year my mom visited and we had a wonderful time.  When your mom is 90, you never know how many more holidays you will have.  I'm so thankful that we had this time to share with her.  My grandchildren were so excited to have her visit.  

As you can see, that is my son-in-law doing the dishes in the background.  He's such a good guy.  Does the dishes every year.  
We had so much wonderful food and I enjoyed every last bite.   
Yesterday it was off to Black Friday for seven hours of shopping!  I have to admit I got myself some goodies. Joann's had lots of great deals.  You should have seen the checkout line!  I know some people think I'm crazy, but I think I enjoy spending the day with my daughter more than anything.
Today I stayed with my grandchildren while my daughter and son-in-law went to a Trans Siberian Orchestra concert.  It was back to the mall with my husband (you would never see him there on Black Friday) and grandchildren with a stop at the candy store so the kids could pick out their very own candy, a walk around the mall, and a stop at the coffee shop to pick up hot chocolates.   Yes, lots of sugar. What are grandparents for?    Well, that seemed to backfire as I still have the kids and they seem to have so much more energy!
Hope your holiday was as special as mine was.  The next few weeks will be full of fun and festivities!