Thursday, November 20, 2008

Would you believe it...

Wouldn't you know it! Last Sunday I went to bed and with everything that is going on in our lives right now, I had a hard time falling asleep. Not only did I have a hard time falling asleep, I woke up at 3am and couldn't go back to sleep, so I watched a couple of pre-recorded TV programs till something like 5:30. I finally fell asleep again and woke up to the phone ringing at 9 something. I answer the phone to a perky "Hi is this Ms Graves?" "Hmm yes, this is she, can I help you?" "Well this is Julie from the Scrapbook Shoppe and I called to let you know that you won the big basket!" "Oh my gosh, I won? I won the basket? That is just awesome! I am so thrilled! Thankyou for letting me know!" Julie went on to tell me that she would put the basket back in the classroom with my name on it. I assured her that it would not be sitting there for long.

What is so weird is that it nearly didn't happen. Sunday I went to the Scrapbook Shoppe for something to do and because they were having a 25% off storewide sale and I thought well there might just be something that I'd love to have. So I drove on over and bought a couple of things to use on a Kaiser 12x12 clock that I bought a while ago. I am walking out the door when I think, oh darn, I didn't put my name down for their Christmas draw. I never win those type of draws so I very nearly got into my car and drove away, but for some reason I turned around. I put my name and phone number on the piece of paper provided, crumpled it and put it in the basket telling everyone, "well I guess I can't win if I don't fill one of those." Oh my gosh there is so much stuff in the basket and it is so awesome! Here is a picture of Alexia handing me the basket, well there is no basket but anyhow the big bag full of Christmas goodies!

Thanks to Julie the owner and Alexia for always being there, for the prize and for their always sunny disposition when I go in there to browse and shop! You guys are awesome!!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Nov Christmas Cards

Well here are the Christmas cards I made this month. There are two sets, both from K&Co, one is their Swell Noel, the one with the funkier colors and the other uses more traditional colors. One of the amazing things about all the cards I've made this year is that no two are exactly alike! Again thanks to Lynne for the challenge. Now all I have to do is the insides and of course actually send them out, LOL!

I hope you enjoy looking at these and continue to comment on this blog. Remember there is one more winner for November and then from everyone who commented since the beginning of the blog there will be a winner picked for the big December giveaway!

Next up on the blog, the great news I got on Monday morning!