Tuesday, December 9, 2008


The Retired List is here ... the Retired List is here!!! This always generates a lot of excitement because once you see the Retired List you know what's coming next -- a new catalog!

Stampin' Up! has come up with the best deal -- retired stamp sets for 10% off and FREE shipping on orders of $70 or more from December 9-23, 2008. Note: Free shipping applies to your entire order of $70 or more, however, the 10% off is only on retired stamp sets.

Hurry to take advantage of these great deals because these stamps will go fast. Don't forget you can order on-line. Your discount will appear when you enter the item number. Go to my Stampin' Up website and click Order Now.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Crop the Night Away - Christmas

Tomorrow night is my monthly Crop the Night Away crop. I'm a little late putting up the layout -- just a little busy with all the holiday rush. These are pictures from Christmas 2006 (the only ones I could find that I printed). I was inspired by Julie's Blog. She has some awesome scrapbook layouts -- be sure to check out her blog. I think my version turned out cute.

It's a "Holly Jolly Christmas"

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Still eating turkey and thankful

What a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a houseful of adults, teens and little ones. It was very noisy and crazy but I was so thankful for a loving family (and friends) to share a special day.

There were 26 people at our Thanksgiving tables. We had all the usual holiday dishes -- turkey, stuffing (3 kinds), mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie (along with 4 other desserts). We were stuffed and a little sleepy after eating all the delicious food.

Just as we were enjoying the blissful L-tryptophan coma, our three teen niece and nephews plugged in the PS2 Rock Band. Now the noise level rose even higher, however, my grandchildren loved it and began to dance. Little Grace's (in the brown dress) nickname is "Rock Star" and she definitely lived up to it. She was twirling, dancing and screaming to the music.

After everyone left and the house was once again quiet, I reflected on my blessings. I'm thankful for my children, my 11 grandchildren, my home, my job that allows me to put food on our table, my husband and three dogs (yes, dear, I list you before the dogs!), our good health and leftover turkey. I'm thankful that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior and continues to bless my life. All is good!