Sunday, December 21, 2008
So so....the Winner is....
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Timestamp: 2008-12-22 04:22:47 UTC
You know I want these...I just didn't have the $$$$.
Well Mel, no $$$$ needed for the win!!! Congrats!! Happy Holidays!
Ladies , thank you so much for playing, it was really fun!
I will work on getting everyone's wins to them this week.
If I am not back to post before, please have a WONDERFUL Holiday!!!
PLEASE , PLEASE cherish everyone!!! You never know when they won't be here to cherish anymore. Some leave us much too quickly in this lifetime. Hug those you love, and don't be afraid to love.
Friday, December 19, 2008
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Timestamp: 2008-12-19 11:58:27 UTC
Time to make the Salsa!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Never owned a thicker to date - used them on a layout at SAVE, thank you Alexis - but haven't bought any yet....these would be my virgin thickers!
These are Stampers Anonymous Stamps by Tim Holtz!!! They are fantastic stamps with great detail! I love using them over and over again. The Music notes on the one are a great background. The Siderweb in White embossed on black paper is just amazing.
So get your comments in...and don't miss Tomorrow!!! I mean it is BIG!! I have saved the best for last!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-17 16:53:15 UTC
Gloria L. said...
Here I am again, trying my best to win some Tim Holtz goodness! Hope it's me this time!Gloria L.
See persistence paid off Gloria!!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your snail mail and I will get those goodies out to you!
Ok so it is Day 10.....it makes me sad that I know that this is coming to an end!! I just love all the comments , and the chatter to the Random Picker...it does make me chuckle each day! It is a great way to start off the day.
So , did anyone really think that I wouldn't be giving away some THICKERS!!!??? You knew there would be a thicker day!!! Today is that day! It will be a random assortment of thickers , so you will be surprised. You can even wrap it and put it under your tree!!
If someone doesn't know what thickers are....( GASP!) please check them out at The Corner Store!
Good luck today!!! I hope everyone takes a little time to enjoy the season today. Next week this time it will be Christmas Eve!!
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Timestamp: 2008-12-16 16:01:02 UTC
LOVE their stamps!!! Use them a lot- would LOVE more :)
I got the carpet shampooed today and am moving on to finishing touches around the house. Also planning on doing lots of mailing out today, orders are coming in from all the Hubbys shopping at The Corner Store!
Monday, December 15, 2008
Today I thought I would start it off with some Clear Stamps!
These are 2 of my favorite sets...and as I look out the window and it is that time between Beautiful Autumn and hopefully Christmas Snow....I was thinking about all the beautiful Autumn colors. So today
These are 2 Art Warehouse Clear stamp sets. I fell in love with them when we had Melodee Langworthy up in August to teach. Reminder that all you have to do is leave a comment to have your chance at these great stamps! Enjoy the 10 days before Christmas...use them wisely!
Saturday, December 13, 2008
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Timestamp: 2008-12-13 21:36:32 UTC
Tim Holtz, the man!! Love that Grungeboard!!
Ok everyone, check back Monday for the next giveaway! Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday , Thursday and Friday will be the last 5 days!!! Oh and just to let you know....they are going to be GOOD!!! Worth coming back to check out.
I am going to get back to decorating with my family, we are in the Christmas spirit around here decorating the tree and watching ELF the movie.
Have a great weekend!
Friday, December 12, 2008
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Thursday, December 11, 2008
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-11 17:42:35 UTC
Laura Foreman said...
WOW Laura, you got in late and it payed off!!! Congrats!!
Ok Now on to Day 6 ......half way thru and lots of great items to go...I am very excited about Day 12 .....cause it is 12 things!!!
So on to today.....
I am going to put up the Whale of a Tale Collection Pack from Sassafras Lass!! I don't have a picture of it, but click on the link and it will show you the papers in the pack.
This is a quick post , as I must get back to sewing!! I have lots of elf things to get done in only 14 days till Christmas!!
Good Luck today!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Timestamp: 2008-12-10 13:54:47 UTC
This looks wonderful. Thanks for the generous blog candy chances!
It is a 12x12 Acrylic stamp set that has over 30 stamps on it!! I have 2 of these little gems left and have been saving this one to give away! So remember all you have to do is leave a comment on todays blog , before I get back tomorrow.
I am off to buy some Fleece to make some more warm Pjs. I had a great time yesterday making these. Good luck everyone!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Random Integer Generator
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Timestamp: 2008-12-09 13:08:54 UTC
i don't have any of these! i hope i am a winner tomorrow!
Now on to day 4!!! This is a BIG ONE!! Tell all your friends to come over and try for this kit! I am making one right now and loving it. I plan on using it next year, as this year got away from me. It is a great kit and everything is layed out for you so well. There are full instructions with pictures. Just put your pictures in it and you have a great keepsake year after year.
(Click on picture to see the whole picture)
Hope everyone is enjoying the giveaways, The odds are good you could win! I have some great giveaways coming up. So spread the word and brighten someones holiday season!
Monday, December 08, 2008
First is Maya Roads Chipboard Snowflakes....one of my all time favorites. You can paint them , spray them, ink them, use glossy accents on them and make them the most beautiful snowflakes ever! I love the dimension they add to my projects! Also from Maya Road I love this little Calendar spinner Day To Remember. And lastly, Glimmer Screens! You can't go wrong with these! The Winter Trees are just beautiful, and when you use either the Raidant Rains or the Glimmer Mist with them it is a winning combination. I will be adding the Glimmer Mist line to the store today for ordering any of the great colors.
Also check out Tim Holtz's blog if you don't already. I am just enjoying his 12 Tags of Christmas so much! I cant' wait to play with them as soon as the Holidays are over.
If you are new to the giveaways, all you have to do is leave a comment on today's giveaway and you are entered to win! Check back tomorrow for the winner and also Day 4's giveaway!
Sunday's are Wrestling days here and I wasn't near the computer all day!
So Sundays you won't see me on here. Gives you more time to get your comment in!
So the winner of the 7gypsie stamps is....
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-08 11:13:34 UTC
These are cute!! I will have to be on the ball tomorrow!!
Congrats Chris....please email me at email@example.com with your snail mail address.
Saturday, December 06, 2008
Here is the Day 2 Giveaway.....
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2008-12-06 16:18:58 UTC
and the winner is
This is a great book...I bought it the Corner Store. I use it a lot - it really helps me get started on a page. Thanks so much for doing this again, Rollie!
Friday, December 05, 2008
I think I get more excited about doing the giveaway then anyone gets about winning it!
I have planned out my 12 days and there is some GREAT Stuff in the ole Giveaway bag.
This is all by random draw, so everyone has a great chance of winning!
The 1st Giveaway is one of my favorite GO TO items when I am scrapbooking....
Becky Fleck's Page Map Book. If you already have this , still try and win it. It would be a welcome gift to any of your scrapbooking friends. Read more about this wonderful book here.
All you have to do to have your chance at winning is leave a comment on today's blog post. Tomorrow morning I will pick a winner, well the Random upload will pick a winner. The winner will just have to send me their mailing information and I will get it out to you. All prizes come from The Corner Store . I hope everyone has fun with the next 12 days of Giveaways!!
Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I also love that in 12 more days I can get out the Advent boxes I made
last year for Josh and stuff them with little slips of paper, of holiday goodness.
I want to change it up a bit this year and add more things we can do for charity and
those less fortune then us. I am loving creating all my Christmas gifts this year, and
enjoying the process so much more then trying to figure out what to buy for people.
On the Store Front , The Corner Store for S.A.V.E. business is really going wonderful. It surprises me each day. I am so very thankful for all the loyal customers I have and the new ones that keep finding me. I am so blessed. I know this is a time that so many are losing their businesses and struggling to keep the doors open.
One of the reasons I am doing so well is that I am trying to provide exceptional customer service, order items that my customers want and this little gem...the Cricut Jukebox has been a great seller. I am approaching selling over 200 of these since they came out less then a year ago!
It is a great little addition to the Cricut and I also am loving it. So if you have a Cricut Fan on your Christmas list...this would be a hit! Check out the price of $59.00 at The Corner Store, you won't find a better deal anywhere!
Also need to add this stack of loveliness, Kaiser Craft Paper in da House!!! Hope to be in the store today on line....getting all the jpegs together! The Corner Store will be carrying the full line of Kaiser Craft Items. I can't get enough of their mini albums.
And these keep the sweet tooth happy! I love them so much!! (They make a great coffee stirring stick also!)
But after a few too many Peppermint sticks, I will have to crack this baby open! This weekend Kate and I will start our work out routines on the Wii FIT! I am very excited to start using this and getting some pounds off and back in shape!
And all you Lexi fans, here is the adorable little princess herself. Yes Aunt Denise was up to meet her new little niece and HAD to get her a sparkly little pink collar. I have to admit it only made her look more like the little princess she is!
Friday, November 07, 2008
I am bouncing today with excitement knowing in only a few hours I will be scrapbooking , listening to 80's music, snacking and laughing with my friends. Yes that is what it is that can put a smile on my face today.
Not that I won't miss my little guy and Kate , but I need to go and refresh and revive. Everyone should take the time to do that. I find I come back a better person, a better Mom.
I told Kate the other day that on my tombstone please put...."Stupid People killed her" I have to tell you I have had my share of them this week!! I have been dealing with PenDot and since August have been trying to get a simple Antique License plate for my 66 mustang....it is now November and finally after many phone calls and just short of riding out to Harrisburg to hand deliver the paperwork they have FINALLY found the paperwork and are now going to process it . I had to send it to them 3 times to get this done. KNOWING it was sent in the prior 2 times, them saying it wasn't there. They have now not only found my latest paperwork , but have miraculously found the previous 2 filings now!! UGH! I have a headache!!
I won't even go into the story of my Car , which if you all remember jumped out of park a few months back. Which they said they checked the transmission out and there was "NOTHING WRONG" , but now has been in the shop for 3 days getting the transmission rebuilt because NOW , "there is SOMEHTING WRONG" !!!! Amazing how the consumer keeps getting screwed and the big guys keep smiling as they tell you they understand, but that will be $3000.00!!!
To spite that and other little things going on, I am smiling today for the little things such as 3 days of scrapbooking with friends. Thank you friends! Thank you scrapbooking!
Now if my little guy would just feel better. He has been feeling pretty bad, with a high fever for 2 days, I am just working to keep him hydrated. It is not a small feat with an 8 year old! We are waiting on the 48 hour throat culture today , the 24 hour was negative so we are hoping the 2nd one will be also. I hope today staying home and resting will get him back on the road to feeling like himself. Again not a small feat to keep them down. They just want to go go go. DVD's are a good thing!!
So off to pack.....Have a wonderful weekend!
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Kate and I felt it was so important to go as a family and vote yesterday.
Josh did the Kid's Vote , and we went to our voting booths.
I sat up and watched the coverage last night, till I fell asleep. Then I woke up at 1:30 am and watched more of the coverage. I watched the speeches last night and one part of the President Elect's speech has really sat with me this morning.
“If there is anyone out there who doubts that America is a place where anything is possible, who still wonders if the dream of our founders is alive in our time, who still questions the power of our democracy, tonight is your answer.”
I love this statement. I know there are people that feel disappointed, they felt that McCain was who they wanted to be President. I know the feeling when who you feel is the best choice doesn't win. I also have already heard how we as democrats have worked against the current President. I am sure I will hear more and more, and every little set back that this new administration has will be blown up and examined. BUT I for the first time in a long time will also voice my opinion at times. Because I once again have HOPE and DREAMS that are alive. It feels so good to look down the tunnel and have faith in the light at the end of it.
This will be a long hard road to fix the problems we all face in this country. BUT it is so great to wake up with the Dream that it can be done.
Today, I think of that 106 year old lady that went and placed her vote. I think of when woman were not allowed to have a voice and vote. I think of the time when Blacks were not allowed to vote. This lady has seen so much in her life time, and for her to see the First Black President Elected to office, how much has this woman seen in her lifetime? I think we can all only imagine what we could see in ours!!
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
I am waiting to hear if my car will be done today, it is in the shop. Josh and I are home today sort of stranded, but that is ok. Josh is not feeling good and he is going to be in bed for the better part of today resting, he went to school yesterday not feeling great, but knew he had today to rest so he stuck it out. Today is a good pajama day!
Not for me tho, today is clean , organize and create. Then it is off to the voting booth later! Josh will even go and vote today in Kid's Vote this will be Josh's second Presidential Election. He looks forward to doing it. our PTO supports this and we have alot of fun bringing the kids to the voting booth.
I hope by tonight we know our next president. I do hope it is Obama, because I believe he is the best man to pull this country together. I believe he can unite this country, we have been so divided for many years. I do believe this man has the best ideas on how to do this. I believe that this man will help others achieve their dreams and goals.
Football this weekend wasn't all smiles. This week our team lost their first game of the season bringing our record to 9-1 for the season with one more game to go! The boys played hard, they made a few more mistakes then usual, and the other team was very good and made fewer mistakes. Most days in football that is what it comes down to. Who makes fewer mistakes. We will come back this week and try and win our last game, ending the season on a high note. Go Greenjackets!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Lexi just turned 4 months old yesterday and today she is seeing her first snow flakes!
WOW I can't belive that the ground is actually covered 3 days before Halloween.
So I am inside trying to stay warm. Also trying to motivate myself to attack the back room. The room that some would call the "catch all" room, you know everyone has one, or at least a drawer or a corner. Today I (with my Mom's help) will start sifting, digging and cleaning, throwing and organizing this room. I hope by the end of the week to be able to put the Corner Store back there and a little office space. I want to have the store and S.A.V.E. separate from my creative space, which I cleaned the last 2 weeks. I am happy to say I have been creating more since and already have about 7 Christmas gifts made and ready for wrapping! That is exciting in October too.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE this picture!!!
We are now 9-0 and are facing the 9-0 Lenape Valley team at 10 am Saturday Morning. It is going to be a very exciting game, and I am hoping our boys are the victors. They have been playing so well and it is so great in this day and age to watch them be winners! I know there is all this touchy feely " It is all about having fun , not winning" attitude out there, but start throwing the tomatoes now cause this is one football mom that believes once you turn on the scoreboard it is ALL about WINNING! So lets go GREENJACKETS!!!
Time for another cup of coffee....then I am going to the back room!
Monday, October 20, 2008
PLEASE VOTE, take control of what 545 people are in office!!!
By Charlie Reese
[Charlie Reese is a former columnist of the Orlando Sentinel Newspaper]
Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them. Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and hightaxes? You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and Idon't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The Houseof Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. Congress does.You and I don't set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Courtjustices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally,morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.
I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional dutyto provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason.They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has thepower to accept or reject it.No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation' s responsibilityto determine how he votes.
Don't you see how the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party. What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amountof gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O'Neill, who stoodup and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits. The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.
It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.I can't think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.
When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they wantto exist.If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budgetis in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are inLebanon, it's because they want them in Lebanon.There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they canabolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation" or "politics"that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
I surely hope that it isn't over in 2o days, I hope for just the start of a great new era, and leadership.
When Clinton ran and won, I have to say there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted him to lead the country, and I am very proud of that choice I made. I believe he did great things to turn this country around and he is responsible for me being more aware of what is going on in politics and getting me up off my rear and getting involved. This year it took a little more for me to be sure of what I wanted to do. I have to say this is more of a year of what I don't want to see happen. I think that is true in almost everyone I talk to , either party.
That is a happy boy of a 7-0 UNDEFEATED TEAM!!
Here is the fearsome 4 some! I love these guys and coaching with them is just the best!!
Monday, October 13, 2008
Apparently the right wing knew about this in advance and are
flooding the voting with YES votes.The poll will be reported on PBS
and picked up by mainstream media. It can influence undecided
voters in swing states.Please do two things -- takes 20 seconds.
1) Click on link and vote yourself.
Here's the link:http://www.pbs.org/now/polls/poll-435.html
2) Then send this to every single Obama-Biden voter you know,
and urge them to vote and pass it on.
The last thing we need is PBS saying their viewers think Sarah Palin is qualified.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Josh is taking Cello Lessons!!! I couldn't be more excited and happy that he is showing an interest in the arts. I do believe they are so important in a young persons life. It is very scary to think that some schools don't have art /music programs and that children are missing out on this.
You that know me know I am a real sports mom and look forward to each week watching Josh play football or wrestle, but I have to admit I love this gentler side to him also. He knows it is a commitment and that he has to practice this just as dedicated as he practices football. He is very excited to do so. We will get to see all his hard work at the end of the school year in the Spring concert. Go JOSH Go!!
Love the banner!!! Just booked our first ever Disney trip for next April....can't wait!!!
Congrats Bridget, you will have to send me a picture of it when it is finished!! Stay tuned blog readers, because GIVEAWAY WEDNESDAY is BACK!!!
Happy Yom Kippur to all my Jewish Friends today!
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
These eyes melt me everytime.
Josh practicing his punting, which he just loves to do.
And I have vowed to myself to create more! So this was my project yesterday.
So here it is, I have decided to give away the same kit I used to make this Great Halloween banner. All you have to do is comment on the blog today. I will pick a winner tomorrow.
So that is about it for today, because I have another project I am going to go and work on. I am loving the kits I have and am so happy to be making things.
Monday, October 06, 2008
So below find a few photos of "Stills" in action. He had some great runs, gained quite a few yards on the day. Ended up about 10 yards from a TD after about a 40 yard run. Made some great tackles , including one late in the 4th quarter that caused a fumble and allowed us to get the ball back and score our touchdown. He also layed a block on thier Linebacker like I had never seen him block someone before. He told me after he wanted to make sure that he didn't mess up the play. (That play was our TD run!) I can't wait to see what the rest of the season holds, right now we are 6-0 and going strong!!
I have to say one more thing about the team. Our Coaches, Mike, Rick and Daryl are one of the best group of guys I have ever been around.
I see the Goal....
I just love how they all close thier eyes
RUN Josh RUN
Josh has his eyes on the prize!
BALL! BALL! BALL!
They work for the Cookies!!
This is one Happy Coach Mike! After the game he had to admit to me that he thought he was going to puke at different times during the game.
Smiling Coach Daryl, He is very set in his ways and wants the defense to preform each and every play. He is what I call the "Bee Keeper" of our "Killer Bees"
Mr "I ain't shaving till we win this game" Coach Rick! Glad to say he can shave it down to his baby face now. This guy is an Offenisve Genius, and has these boys running over 70 plays per week. He puts the points on the board, and leaves it to Daryl to keep the other team from doing the same.