Saturday, January 08, 2011

Catching Up... Again

If you haven't heard, I've been busy trying to keep up with a challenge on You Tube launched by Marion Smith of Prima fame! Her challenge lasts 31 Days, requires 31 videos and 31 goals! You can get to my You Tube channel here. Updating my blog today was so important to me that I made it my Day 8 challenge!

Other than that I actually hosted a crop last night!  I don't know if you heard but we had a little bit of snow that then froze into black ice yesterday just before rush hour.  Apparently, the roads in Northern Kentucky were not salted ahead of time and there were 86 accidents in our county alone! I want to thank the three brave souls, Charlene, Juliet and Lynne who joined me last night for the crop!  Luckily, I had sanded the driveway, and the path all the way down to the craft room so none of my frieneds were included in the statistics!!

This morning I taught a scrapbooking class right here in my craftroom! Six wonderful ladies, all of them teachers, came over and we did three, 2 page layouts that I had designed using the Echo Park Wintertime collection!I had a great time! A special thanks to Sharon for getting the group together!

I am also working on a mini album, nothing terribly fancy, but for my friends in Florida, Hubby said that since we were going to Destin, for my DMIL's birthday festivities, he thought it would be a great idea to go down and see my friends in Tampa!  WooHoo!  I am really looking forward to it and I'll be calling someone with the initials MLF(M) Monday to ask if she'll put me up for a couple of nights!!!  So if you know me, you know that I'm prepping the mini album to put in my pictures and journal my trip! I can't wait!

Well that's it for now!  Don't forget to check out this month's blog candy giveaway and comment!  I'd love to hear what all of you are doing crafting wise these days!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Day 2 - Marion Smith's Challenge - My January & 100 YT Subscribers GIVEAWAYS

It's time to post the January Giveaway!  You have to choose between:

The Winter Frolic Cricut Cartridge;


A wonderful mini album kit that includes at least 16 double sided sheets of paper, most of which are from the 2010 summer release from the Girls Paperie Collection. There are embellishments from the same collection as well as flowers, bling, trim , 6 diecut chipboard pieces to make a mini album, charms, pins and more!

The Rules for the January Giveaway:
You must be a subscriber to this blog or of my YouTube channel (mccplg) . You will receive one entry for each comment that you leave here on the blog or on my YT videos of the month. Only one comment per blog or video will count.  You can earn additional entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends via FB, YT, your blog etc., and letting me know!The winner will have one week from the time I announce the winner, to email me with their address and their choice of either the cartridge or the paper kit.

The Rules for the 100+ YouTube Subscriber Giveaway:
Only subscribers of my YouTube channel are eligible and only comments made on YouTube will count for this giveaway! You can win additional entries by sharing with your friends and letting me know via a YT comment where you have shared.The winner will nhave one week from the posting of the winner video to send me a message with their address.

Good luck to everyone! I can't wait to see who wins!

Busy Bee Buzzes In - January 2nd, 2011

Well it has been a few days since I actually wrote anything here, so I thought I'd drop in for a chat tonight! What a holiday season its been! We went down to my mother -in-law's place in North Carolina and got stuck in all that snow! And I mean that literally! While all that snow was beautiful, sliding off the road while backing down a hill in order to get some launching space to get up a huge very steep hill did neither Hubby and I nor the car any good! We had to grab a couple of things out of the car and hike up the hill in order to even get a cell phone signal to call for my two brother-in-laws to come and get us in the 4 wheel drive SUV! That was Christmas morning. The whole bunch of us, 8 adults and 4 kids under 5 ended up suck there for three days! We just about ran out of milk for the babies! For the most part, I've got to admit that I enjoyed the children... alot!!!

 Once we were able to drive out of there, our car started screeching like crazy. We drove for over an hour before we found a place with a mechanic! While they were not able to get the part needed and informed us that we would also need two new tires, they did get us back on the road safely and only charged us $40 despite working for nearly an hour, taking the wheels off and alligning the fron tires!
A call to the dealership revealed that they would have to order the part needed and that the repairs would cost an estimated $670! Merry Christmas folks!
Next one day after getting home I got a cold, so I'm not feeling all that chipper! But I am thrilled! I now have over 100 people subscribing to my YouTube channel!

Marion Smith's 31 Day Challenge -Day1
And I'm doing Marion Smith's 31 days, 31 videos, 31 goals challenges! Here is the 1st one I accomplished, my work of the year layout! You can watch the video and/or the pictures!

If you want to watch Marion's challenge video, you can find it here!

Here are some pictures of the layout: