Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving -

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday.  What could be better than getting together with your family and counting your blessings? I am so fortunate that my son, Shaun was able to join us in Northern Kentucky again this year.  There was a time when we celebrated every Thanksgiving with Hubby's family, but now that my mother-in-law lives away from a readily accessible airport, it is a lot more difficult. That is something else I am blessed with, a really nice set of in-laws.  Though I do wish that I lived within an easy comute of all my wonderful nieces and nephews! So I'd like to spend a big hug to all of them, here in the order that they came into my life, Michael, Melanie, Sebastien Stephane, Catherine, Christopher, Rachel, Lindsay, Zachary, Charlotte and Sweetpea, who is already loved and expected to make an appearance in May, know that I think of you and love you, despite

I am also truly blessed in my friends, the new, the old, the young, the cyber and the RL ones! And yes that includes you Shirley up in Ottawa, who I have sadly neglected recently! Miss you girlfriend! So to all of you that I hold dear, I hope that whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving today or not, that your life is as blessed as mine and that you cherish today for the love and the laughter that surrounds you!

To my brother and beloved sister-in-law Elisa, happy birthday!  I love you guys!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Busy Bee Buzzes in - Nov 21, 2010

I'm betting that all my crafty friends are seeing Christmas looming and going oh my gosh, I am so not ready!  I've been working like a crazy woman. I made another 18 pages yesterday, finished one of my Suncatcher albums to send off to my friend Janie, and also finished a special Christmas card for the aunt of a friend of mine. In addition, for some creative fun, I started a Christmas mini for a family member. Would you believe all that in 36 hours and I blogged the coupons for the week, did some shoping and had a nice lady come over to pick up the six 12x12 scrapbook pages she ordered from me! I think this qualifies as a pretty productive day! 

Below are some of the things I can show you without spilling the beans completely! By the way I spent from 11am to 4pm at Archivers, did some shopping and then scrapped at Scrap Paper Scissors from 5 to 8pm. Met some nice ladies at SPC! Thanks ladies if you are reading this for sharing your table.  I enjoyed getting to know you a little!

The Family Christmas layout uses a lot of papers from the My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Collection. This is actually a modified version of the original layout I made in September which my customer say and wanted a Christmas version of. The flowers are all hand made my yours truly.

Family Christmas 2 page Layout

The Deck the Hall and the Tis the Season layouts also include flowers that I've made. By the way the colors seem a little off to me, but maybe when I post them they will look OK! Well now, it is getting late and I'll do my best to post the card tomorrow, or at least take a picture before I mail it off!

Coupons for the Week of November 21 to 27, 2010

So have you started Christmas shopping yet or are you making gifts this year?  Well if you have any crafting gifts to give out, perhaps this week's coupons will help some!

Click here for your AC Moore coupon!

Would you believe I'm getting the ad emails, but not the coupons?  I was over there just yesterday scrapping, I also went to Scrap, Paper, Scissors and scrapped there for 3 hours from 5 to 8pm.  SPS is a very pretty shop and I thought I'd try scrapping there too.  Anyhow, while at Archiver's, Michelle and I talked and she reenterred my email as if it were new.  Hopefully that will fix my problem.  I'm afraid that unless I get an email forwarded, I won't be able to share!

Here is the main link that will get you to the weekly ad, coupon and everything HL you need!

Thanks to Teela for passing these on so that I can share them with all of you! Here are the coupons good both online and in store, but only until the 24th!

Michael's coupon is here. The 40% off coupon is, like JoAnn's, only good till Wednesday the 24th!

Have a great shopping week!