Sunday, December 26, 2010

After Christmas Shopping!

Did you get money for your crafting habit?  Don't forget you can make a $20 purchase on my website and receive a free stamp set from Close To My Heart free.  You have until the 31st for this amazing offer.  You can make as many $20 purchases as you would like. 

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Happy Shopping!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

White Christmas in Corner, Alabama

We woke up this morning to rain that turned into snow very quickly.  We opened our gifts and then we headed outside to play with our new basketball and hula hoop in the snow.  We know that this does not happen very often here so we wanted to take advantage of it as much as we could.  It wasn't a lot, but it sure was beautiful. These are just a few of the pictures taken.  Then we went inside to change clothes and warm up and then headed out to Grandma's for the afternoon.  I got some beautiful pictures and can't wait to scrapbook these in the new year. 

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. 


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

     Remember that there is still time to take advantage of the December stamp of the month. You can also order this online and receive a free stamp set with the Plenty for $20. 

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Holidays!!!

     Monday was the first day of no school. We began the day by sleeping in and then having breakfast at Cracker Barrell.  Then we did a little shopping and a lot of cleaning.
      Today we slept in some and then we went to Staples, then to the Galleria for a Carousel ride and train ride. We also picked up a few gifts still on the list, had lunch, and then went to Publix for groceries.  We came home and delivered one of our fruit baskets.  We have made dinner, cleaned up the kitchen, brownies are cooling, and the dry ingredients are ready for scones for breakfast in the morning.  A load of clothes are in the dryer and one is folded and put away. 
      I have a movie date planned with dear hubby on the couch as soon as the girls go to bed. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas - week 12

       Today is the last day of our 12 weeks of Christmas.  I can't believe next week is Christmas.  Are you checking your list twice.  I will be doing that this week.
       Sorry I am late with this post. I went to visit my cousin today at Children's Hospital. He was able to sit up for the first time today.  It wore him out but was good.  He does not have Wilms as initially thought. They do not know what he has right now.  If all goes well he may get to come home Monday or Tuesday. 
      On to our gift items.  These are very easy to make. I just covered tubes with paper and added a ribbon. One of them has chocolates in them and the other has bath salts.  These tubes are empty ribbon and brad holders from Close To My Heart but you can use anything that you can glue.  These are very simple and are great for last minute ideas.  Wrap some paper attach a bow and a card fill with candy, bath salts, nuts, ribbon, brads, hair bows, marbles, GI Joe men, if it can fit, you can fill. 

Happy Holidays!!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Prayer Request

Please pray for my 12 year old cousin who is having surgery today.  They are removing his good kidney.  He has a tumor that is almost as big as the kidney.  They are removing it before it ruptures and there is a slight chance that it could still rupture during surgery.  They will do a quick analysis and if it is malignant they will put a port in while he is still asleep. I will update when I have information. Thank you

Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas #11

Time is running close to that very special day Christmas Day.  You may have already begun heading out to parties and spending time with those special friends.  Need a quick gift for that unexpected hostess?  Try a notebook. That's right you can dress up any size notebook and create a journal, or address book, a to do list, the list just goes on and on.  I have three different types for you.  The first is a spiral memo notebook - these come in all sizes too, I just chose a small one.  The next one is a small composition book, these come in a larger size too. I use the larger one to write down my Christmas and birthday presents for the year. That way I know who and what gift was given and I don't repeat.  The last one is a notebook that Close To My Heart sales.  This one has a blank cover with a built in  pocket. Make a 5x7 card front and slip it in the cover. The book is made of blank pages so you can fill it in with anything.  Add a quick pen and an instant gift.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Discounted Products

Close To My Heart has added a discounted product section to my website.  Visit and get some favorite products at a discount.  Order $20 and this will count towards the plenty for $20 and you will receive a free D-size stamp set.

Final deadline for guarantee shipping in time for Christmas is December 13.  This does not include FedEx time. 

Monday, December 6, 2010


          Can you believe it is already 18 days until Christmas and only 24 days until the first of the New Year! They say time flies. It is hard to think that this time last year we were in Memphis, Tennessee and this time three years ago we were in Schertz, Texas.            I am excited about the holidays here in our new home. I am knee deep in preparations.  We are still trying to finish arranging our garage. My parents are bringing a load of there stuff to store in our basement when they come for the holidays.  They are moving back here after 13 years of living in Texas.  My office is of course always the last one to get tidied up and boy do I have some tidying up to do. 
          Today, I was able to get my December birthday and anniversary and thinking of you cards completed, addressed, and stamped for the mail tomorrow.  I completed the Tabitha class letters to be mailed tomorrow. I prepped items for the Cradle Roll class door so I can decorate tomorrow.  I made my grocery list and that will have to be checked again tomorrow so I am ready for shopping on Wednesday.  Planned out my Wednesday night Bible Class lesson and I'm ready to copy and set up tomorrow.  I began bagging the ingredients for 8 of my 16 jar mixes for the holidays.  I finished a star album that is ready for delivery.
          What a great day! Hopefully tomorrow will be as productive!

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Sunday, December 5, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas week #10

Today I am posting week #10 of our 12 Days of Christmas.  This is a recipe box from Close To My Heart. This box has many possibilities.  You can find the template for the paper cutting dimensions on my website  You go here and click on CTMH TV, then click on Cooking Up Creativity - you can watch the episode where Jeanette Lynton shows her recipe box and download the template.  The template is in the small print directly above the How To make This Project.  I hope you enjoy these.

Other ideas for the box:
Recipe box
Address box
Gift box
Card box
Jewelry box
Treasure box
And many more...

I am using this one as a mailbox for the ladies in our congregation.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 weeks of Christmas week #9

I am finally getting to week #9 of our 12 Weeks of Christmas.  I completely got behind but on a better note I have a clean house (that is always a plus). This week I am showing you a 6x6 album. This album was created by our Loving Hearts team headed up by Carol Harris. Unfortunately, I do not have all of the names of the ladies who created these layouts to list them individually.  I made the first one that is alone that says January. This was supposed to be a year album with one layout for each month. These albums can be used for so many ideas.  We also made one that was a recipe book. We each made a cookie recipe and took a picture of the finished product and added the recipe to the other page.  That album was made by our Loving Hearts group as well.  6x6 albums may be small but they can hold a lot. I have made one for my cousin when she was expecting as a month by month so she could take pictures of herself if she wanted and update about the doctor visits and whatever else she wanted to add.  The possibilities are endless.