Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
Our family has participated in the OCC shoe box ministry for several years. When we were living in Lynchburg, VA is where we first hear about this ministry. Mike was a full time college student and we both worked to make ends meet. We certainly did not have extra $ to buy extra gifts, but I felt it was very important to teach Ashley and Josh about the true meaning of Christmas, so we decided to fill a box for a girl and a boy. That way Ashley and Josh could pick out gifts for their shoe box. We had so much fun trying to figure out what we would like to include in the shoe boxes, and we talked about the kids who might be receiving them. When you look at the videos of the children getting their packages, it is so awesome! It really makes you realize how lucky we are.
If you are interested in filling a shoe box for a needy child you definitely will be blessed! There is less than 60 days until Christmas, why not start the giving now.
check out the video link I posted to the left of my blog.
It is always better to give than receive!
Friday, October 26, 2007
brown and pink
then decided to bring out my au chocolate designer paper (love that stuff). after stamping the bloom in pink, I cut it out and popped it up on a pop dot to give it some dimension.
I hope my friend likes it.
Enjoy your day!
Supplies: (stampin up! unless noted) big blooms stamp set, Papertrey (word set), chocolate chip cs, very vanilla cs, au chocolate dp, pretty in pink ink, chocolate chip ink, pink grosgrain ribbon.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
supplies used (all SU!): Artfully Asian stamp set, chocolate chip cs, certainly celery cs, whisper white cs, black ink, celery grosgrain ribbon, white gel pet, spring designer paper (retired)
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
This is a really simple recipe...
1 sm can packed pumpkin
1 box spice cake
Mix the pumpkin and eggs together well with mixer; add spice cake and mix until blended; pour into desired greased cake pan; bake at 350 for 40-50 min (this is for a large bundt pan) for a 13x9 bake approx 30 min and mini bundt cakes 20-25 min.
Frost as desired (Cool Whip is a good choice, and super easy). I used a cream cheese glaze for the mini bundts (sorry I don't have a recipe. 1/2 pkg cream cheese, about 1-2 cups confectioner's sugar, tsp vanilla, milk. I mixed the cream cheese and sugar together; then added the vanilla and milk until I got the desired consistency to drizzle over the cake: I shaved some chocolate over the top for a garnish (use potato peeler)--Enjoy!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I decided to wrap some Hershey's chocolate nuggets with matching paper. I like how they turned out. It makes me happy that everything matches...another OCD issue I have*wink*
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Ashley and I are driving to Scottsdale this morning, so she can look at a mattress and box spring for her new condo (she is moving in with a friend on Nov 1), then I am off to Sam's Club to pick up some church supplies, then clean the church, and then after all that I have to do my grocery shopping (YUCK! I really dislike grocery shopping, but we gotta eat)...not much time for stamping today, or anything else for that matter.
Enjoy your Saturday!
Friday, October 12, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
I guess I will have to start getting ready for the holidays
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Monday, October 8, 2007
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
Now here comes the character building part...with all this craziness going on:
While I was at work yesterday I got a call from Ashley around 1pm...it went something like this: "mom, you are not going to be happy!" What? All the shelves in your craft room completely separated from the wall. WHAT?!!! OK, she was right, mom was not happy. Everything was piled on the floor of my craft room. I ran home to check out the damage (Ashley had already started picking up stuff), I was so relieved that my laptop and camera (that were on my craft table under the shelving) was unharmed. One of the shelves made a tent over it and protected it. Thank you Lord!
So, I guess I am in the process of learning patience (not an easy lesson!). I have a bathroom and craft room in disarray, as well as other rooms of the house holding the overflow of the disarray. I hope I learn the lesson the first time...as Patience is never an easy one *wink*
As most of you know I am a little OCD, so the unorganization around me is somewhat of a challenge! It will all work out...sometime!