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Sunday, December 19, 2010


I'm just taking a few minutes to post an update as to why I haven't updated my blog in a while. On Monday December 6 my DH was in a very serious car accident and I have basically been by his bedside at the hospital every since. This means no scrappin' for me in a while, even after he is released from the hospital it will be long recovery journey. I have cried and wondered why so much over the last two weeks but I'm still counting my blessings. I'm grateful to my heavenly father for not taking my DH away from me and our family. I'm thankful for family and friends that have prayed, visited, sent flowers, cards and have offered to help us. Please know that if I don't return calls promptly, remember a special day or engagement it is because I'm doing all I can to keep my family in tact during this junction in our life. I'm wishing you and yours a healthy and happy holiday as I've already received the best gift, my DH's survival.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments during our recent blog hop. The winner of the Sistas Scrap Too Christmas and Countdowm to the New Year Blog Hop is Nedine aka Hi. Please email me your mailing information so I can get your package in the mail. Thanks again and stay tuned for the next blog hop.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Sistas Scrap Too Christmas & Countdown to the New Year Blog Hop

Christmas is coming and so is the New Year! To get you in the spirit of the season, the divas of SST have come together for a Christmas and Countdown to the New Year blog hop! There are 17 blogs in the hop, so make sure you use the links below this post to hop to all of the participating blogs. No worries if you miss one, you can always go back! These 17 divas have a lot in store for you. From exquisite creations to offers of blog candy, you will enjoy hopping your way to all of the blogs involved! Don't forget to leave some blog love for the creators -- they love getting feedback on their designs!

Christmas Gift Bags
I made these simple holiday gift bags using plain brown lunch bags. Inspiration for this project was found on www.okieladybugsscrapnmore.blogspot.com, she also included a video tutorial. I just used miscellaneous sheets of paper, paper scraps, along with other embellishments. Since I used pattern paper I decided not to use a lot of other embellishments. I did use ribbon, bling, buttons, stickles, floss and the cuttlebug on one of the bags along with punches for the handle holes. This is a quick and economical ways to personalize your gift bags not just for Christmas but anytime!

Gift Tag
My original intent was to make individual gift tags for the bags but I decided instead to just create one large holiday gift tag. I cut the tag using TBBM using the cricut and acetate (packaging from cricut cartridges). I colored the tag with alcohol ink and embellished it and added some ribbon.

Blog Candy
*Making Memories 81/2 x 11 Embellishment Paper Pack
*Making Memories 5 x 7 Mat Stack
*Making Memories Pastel Flowers
*Creative Café Card/Envelope Pack
*Tsukineko 4-Pack Versa Magic Dew Drop Chalk Ink
To be entered into the drawing for this candy all you need to do is leave a comment on this post by Sunday, December 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM est. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be posted and notified by noon on Monday, December 6, 2010

Thank you for participating in the Sistas Scrap Too first ever blog hop! Remember to visit all of the blogs and leave blog love -- you never know where you'll find candy!! Here is a linked list of all the participating blogs:

1. Treva's Craft Corner
2. Stampin' Dymonz Creative Space
3. Nubian Crafter NC
4. My {Life}, My {Blog}
5. Step Into Nita's World
6. Sweet Lil Scrapper
7. P-Kaysunshine Creations
8. Sharing My Stuff
9. Yaya Philly Craft World
10. Cassie's Crop Corner
11. M. M. DeZigns
12. Made By Dee
13. Riley's Custom Creations
14. It's A Family Affair!
15. Cuttin' Up
16. Stamping On The Road
17. In Shelly's World

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Bounty

This is a LO of a sampling of our Thanksgiving dinner, we had 13 family members in attendance and we had an abundance of food, fellowship and fun. My daughter had fun helping her grandmother prepare the family meal which will be scrapped separately. Shame on me because I didn't take alot of pictures of anything but the food!

Practice Makes Perfect

In case you hadn't heard, our daughter decided she wanted to be in the band this year. We're not totally convinced about her commitment to this new venture but we're supporting her. This is a LO of her practicing her clarinet one evening for her school's upcoming holiday concert.