Tuesday, November 30, 2010

*Attitude of Gratitude - Day Thirty ... and some lo's to share!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all..........

AKA...the last day of Tessa's challenge!! :):):):):):) Today, I am grateful for .....
1) Tessa's challenge... I am glad that she came up with this idea, I am glad that I signed on to play along...and I am proud to say that I did all thirty days! :):):):):):):) Since I started this blog...I have NEVER blogged an entire month straight...and this month I did it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
2) I am grateful to all of you that came by on a daily basis, checking out my daily gratitude's, my art, my photos, my ramblings (LOL!)!! I truly appreciate all of YOU that stopped by during this month!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I have some lo's to share today! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 First is for These are a Few of My Favorite Things! This time we want to know your FAVE CELEBRITY!!! Mine is Sandra Bullock!!! And if you have visited me for a while... one of her quotes in "Hope Floats" is my ALL TIME fave quote ever!!! And here is the quote I used on this lo.......

"Childhood is what you spend the rest of your life trying to overcome. That's what momma always says. She says that beginnings are scary, endings are usually sad, but it's the middle that counts the most. Try to remember that when you find yourself at a new beginning. Just give hope a chance to float up. And it will..."

I love Sandra Bullock in every movie she has done (well....except for maybe, "All about Steve"...but *whatev* ... you can't get them all as blockbusters! LOL!)..... I love "The Blind Side," "28 Days".... just LOVE HER!!!!! Sooooooooo here is my lo using the above quote...and using ScrapbookCircle.com December kit! Seriously LOVE this kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next is the newest challenge at Nikki Sivils!!!! Since Thanksgiving just passed, we want to see a thankful lo using Nikki's products!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here is mine...titled, "A Very Thankful Week"...and I used the Tree Love line on this lo! :):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 I decided to document the last week of November for this lo!! We had such a WONDERFUL week, a visit from Amy, Thanksgiving, Brookie got happy mail, Papa helped Brookie bake a cake... just a GREAT week!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Thanks soooooooooooo much for stopping by...I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Monday, November 29, 2010

*Attitude of Gratitude - Day Twenty-Nine and a lo to share!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Today I am grateful for a little girl named Brookie that saved my doggy Mr. Dandy from running away!! My little hero!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):)
 Saturday I went out to get the mail and I let the screen door close behind me... next thing I know, Brookie is yelling to me... "Mama, look at Nindy!" (she can't say Dandy... lol!)....and I said, "Why Brookie? Is he watching me at the door?"....and she says, "No, Mama! He's RIGHT behind you!!"....I turn around, and there is Dandy, standing in my front lawn!!! UGH!! He followed me outside!! He NEVER goes out front unless he is on a leash... only in the backyard which is enclosed by a block wall!! I was like WHOA!!! I never would have seen him behind me if she hadn't said anything!! So today... I am forever grateful to my little girl for seeing that my Dandy had gone out front when I checked the mail! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to share a lo I made for the latest challenge at "The Studio"... it is a sketch challenge and a monochromatic color scheme to boot!! LOL! Here is what I made! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) The little crocheted flowers are from Li-bee-ti! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much for stopping by... I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

*Attitude of Gratitude Day Twenty-Eight* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Today I am grateful for a little girl named Brookie that LOVES to do art...and has one creative mind! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

*Brookie took her and Adam's magnets on the fridge and made the letter "D"* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

*Brookie's pilgrim hat she made in pre-school and her Thanksgiving art she made in class!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I loveeeee that she loves to create! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to share a lo that I made using the HOLY SMOKES YUMMY December kit from ScrapbookCircle.com!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee December's kit! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And TODAY is my "SHOWCASE ON YOU" post over on Nikki Sivils' blog!!! This is where I showcase people that have sent me their projects using Nikki's products....these girls are AMAZING ... and I would really appreciate if you could head OVER THERE and give them some love!!!!!! Thanks! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I also wanted to share some HAPPY mail that me and Miss Brookie got this week! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Phin sent the CUTEST little 'bear' hat for Brookie! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

*Showing off her hat with Adam and Mr. Dandy!* :) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Phin sent me some GORGEOUS ATC's!!! *Love them* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Michelle Baca sent me the cutest little Christmas stamps!! Thanks Michelle! I loveeeeeeee them! :):):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I won a book from Jamie's blog...and she was soooooooooo sweet and sent me a BEAUTIFUL card and some cardstock and a template too!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEE it Jamie!! Thank you!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I don't think I ever shared the photos of when Amy and her family came to visit us this past Tuesday!! Had sooooooooooo much fun seeing them again...and her little dog Max is sooooooooooo cute!   :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And just some reminders!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

FAVE THINGS current challenge about making a Thank You card for Stephanie and Dolores! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  *This ends tonight...and I will be sharing all the cards that were made tomorrow evening on FAVE THINGS!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks soooooooooooo much for stopping by...I truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Saturday, November 27, 2010

*Attitude of Gratitude - Day Twenty-Seven...and some cards!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Today I am grateful for my two most FAVORITE scrappy tools!! Yes, this might seem shallow... but I have to tell you... I am the WORST at free hand cutting a straight line... I could not cut a straight line on a piece of paper if my life DEPENDED on it! LOL! With that being said, I am grateful for my PAPER TRIMMER (and nooooo, mine is NOT this pretty anymore... I got this image from Fiskars...mine is SERIOUSLY worn out! LOL!).... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I am also grateful for my other FAVE SCRAPPY TOOL, my "pokey stick"....yes, I know, its official name is "Paper Piercer"....but hehehehehehe...I call it my "pokey stick"....and I use mine all the time (waving at my friend Krista...cuz she always laughs at how MUCH I use this thing! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Seriously, I would be COMPLETELY LOST without these two tools... I wouldn't get ANY crafting done!! LOL :):):)):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

And speaking of crafting..... here are some MORE Christmas cards I have made using goodies from BlueMoonScrapbooking.com! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I have a new LO I made posted over on the Blue Moon Blog today....make sure to check it out, I would really appreciate it!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And a few reminders :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I also wanted to let you know that ScrapbookCircle.com is HAVING a sale this WEEKEND!! YAYYYYYYYYY! Go check it out here here here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
And Blue Moon is having a sale right now....check the DEETS right HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):)


Friday, November 26, 2010

*Attitude of Gratitude - Day Twenty-Six...Thanksgiving Day photos...and my WINNER!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Today I am grateful for yesterday's YUMMY Thanksgiving meal (And YES...you are seeing chicken...as I MUST be anti-American...lol...and I am not a turkey lover {or maybe I am, cuz I don't eat them!} LOL!...and Brian has gout...so turkey is off limits...so I am grateful also that my folks make chicken for him to eat!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is the turkey that the rest of the family feasted on! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And some more Thanksgiving Day photos! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Me giving my "Baby" Adam a kiss! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Papa Eli, Brookie and Nana Sue! :)

Ok, can I tell you how much I love my Mom??? Those toys that Brookie is playing with???? Those are MY OLD doll house furniture pieces...my Mom saved them all these years! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Papa Eli and Adam putting up Papa and Nana Ruth's tree! And just to give you an idea of HOW TALL my 13 year old Adam is...ummmmmmmmmm my Dad is SIX FEET TWO INCHES TALL... ummmmmmmm my baby needs to STOP GROWING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Adam and Brooke setting up the Christmas train under the tree! :):):):):):):):):):):)

And this one is for Diana F.... my Mom has these little figurines in her kitchen... Diana, that city name on the bus and the schoolhouse and store name look familiar?? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Brookie watching the Christmas train go around under the tree! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I said earlier this week that I would announce the winner of "Guess which Christmas Family Photo" we used from this post... Wellllllllllllllll....out of the 45 guesses...only THREE had it right... Karen W., Marit and Marie-Eve..... soooooooooooooooooo out of those three...my winner is.... KAREN W!!!!! Karen, send me your addy {{{ bmwgirl@cox.net }}}, so I can get a little prize out to you!!! And just in case you were wondering...here is the photo I chose to use this year in our Christmas cards! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I hope everyone had a WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I also wanted to let you know that ScrapbookCircle.com is HAVING a sale this WEEKEND!! YAYYYYYYYYY! Go check it out here here here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here are some of the goodies on sale! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Blue Moon is having a sale right now....check the DEETS right HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks soooooooooooo much for stopping 
by! I appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)