Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Maybe Tomorrow!

Man, I need to get some scrapping done - or at least planned. Once again the evening got away from me - and I never even set foot into the Asylum. Maybe tomorrow!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

All the World Loves a Clown

Posted by PicasaAnd these are the biggest two clowns in my life.
This is for the Frosted Design Paper Piecing Challenge and also for the December Scrap Challenge at Scrap Our Stash.
The clown was actually an OLD die cut that I used as a pattern. His face is drawn freehand, with a little red pompom nose - his hat is actually an OLD sticker and the paper - of course is an OLD 8 1/2 x 11 sheet fromt he dark ages! Great use of my STASH!
Don't ya just love clowns?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Just want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. It seems like the whole meaning of Christmas has been more of a reality this year. It's been much less hectic. It just seems like all the Christmas songs have been even more meaningful for me this year. I cried as I really listened to the words of:

"We are the Reason"

As little children we would dream of Christmas morn
And all the gifts and toys we knew we'd find
But we never realized a baby born one blessed night
Gave us the greatest gift of our lives

And we were the reason that He gave His life
We were the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

As the years went by we learned more about gifts
And giving of ourselves and what that means
On a dark and cloudy day a man hung crying
in the rain
Because of love, because of love

And we are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

I finally found the reason for living
It's in giving every part of my heart to Him
In all that I do every word that I say
I'll be giving my all just for Him
For Him

And we are the reason that He gave His life
We are the reason that He suffered and died
To a world that was lost He gave all He could give
To show us the reason to live

He is my reason to live
[ We Are The Reason Lyrics on ]

Amy Grant's song "I need a silent night" has also been especially meaningful:

I've made the same mistake before
Too many malls, too many stores
December traffic, Christmas rush
It breaks me till I push and shove

Children are crying while mothers are trying
To photograph Santa and sleigh
The shopping and buying and standing forever in line
What can I say?

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

December comes then disappears
Faster and faster every year
Did my own mother keep this pace
Or was the world a different place?

Where people stayed home wishing for snow
Watching three channels on their TV
Look at us now rushing around
Trying to buy Christmas peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night

What was it like back there in Bethlehem
With peace on earth, good will toward men?

Every shepherd's out in the field
Keeping watch over their clock by night
And the glory of the Lord shone around them
And they were so afraid

And the angels said fear not for behold
I bring you good news of a great joy that shall be for all people
For unto you is born this day a Savior, who is Christ the Lord
And his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace

I need a silent night, a holy night
To hear an angel voice through the chaos and the noise
I need a midnight clear, a little peace right here
To end this crazy day with a silent night
To end this crazy day with a silent night
[ I Need A Silent Night Lyrics on ]

If you are unaware that "We are the Reason" - I hope you will take the time to have a silent night - and discover this reality!

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

December Scrap Challenge

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This is my contribution to the December Scrap Challenge at Scrap Our Stash. We've had some great projects completed by the Design Team and Readers. It will be difficult to choose a winner. Come check them out - and submit your scrap project while your there!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Finally did a little scrapping!

Not much. I layed out 3 simple pages - that I'll do at one of my upcoming crops - and then actually put a picture on a page - and almost completely cut out the title. Nothing great - but it will soon be done.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Scrapping? What is that?

Okay, I've lost my scrapping mojo! I think it's burried under all the stuff in my Asylum. I did spend last Friday night Scrap Night sorting all my scraps! I'm almost done. I'm hoping that will help my scrapping process. I usually scrap by color - so if I can go directly to a certain color scraps that will make things easier!

Things are going well at Scrap Our Stash Challenge we have had several readers submit projects and our Design Team continues to create fabulous projects. Our $$Frugal Friday Tips$$ have been very awesome - and we now have 30 followers... What could be better??

If you were one of our followers (hint, hint)!

Okay, better get busy!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cookie Baking III

Our Third Annual Cookie baking was more fun then ever - with the kids all a little older (even Jimi) and their new aprons. Luckily Mary was there with her camera - because I was too busy baking cookies to get many great pictures.
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Cookie Baking III Continued

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Posted by PicasaThis is my Scrap Our Stash December Challenge project. The challenge was that at least 50% of your project must be scrapped with SCRAPS!
Well, if you know me - you know that part was not difficult at all. Most of my projects are made out of a majority of scraps - it's much harder for me to use a full sheet of paper! Thus - the challenge for everyone else to be like me!
This is actually a lift from TWO PEAS IN A BUCKET
Come check out the challenge - and do your own SCRAP project. See all the details at

Saturday, December 5, 2009

You Better Not POUT!

A picture of Niko having a meltdown after getting hit in the back of the head with a snowball. What would you expect from a Texan...

I did this for the 2Peas on-line crop. The challenge was to use the lyrics or title of a Christmas song. Thought this fit perfectly.

Sorry for the bad picture - it's difficult to get decent pictures in my Asylum at night.

Now, I need to get my Scrap Our Stash December Scrap Challenge finished...

Then, I have to clean my Asylum - it is soooo out of control. I've decided I can't scrap until I get it cleaned up... Hope I get to scrap again this year.

Thanks for looking!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

2Peas On Line-crop!

The challenge was to do a layout about a list... So as usual I twisted it a little - and scrapped about Why I Don't make Lists... The page says: My List of reasons I don't make lists. 1. I'd have to find something to write with. 2. I'd have to find something to write on. 3. I'd forget what the list was for. 4. I'd loose the list. 5. I'd never know if I completed the list or not because it would be lost. The smaller list says: My List
1. Find a pen. 2. Find paper. 3. What was this list for? 4. Find my List. 5. Oh well! Maybe next time!
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree

Posted by PicasaMy favorite kidos's decorating the Christmas tree with "Toy Story" toys. They did a great job of getting them all on - but later Jonathan decided he should play with them. So he took all the ornaments (toys) he could reach off the tree. He was having a great time - but the hangers were getting in his way - so he started asking us to take them off. After the 2nd one - we convinced him they had to stay on.
I love this time of year!

Not Much Scrapping Done!

I haven't gotten much scrapping done - too much time spent over at Scrap Our Stash Challenge. I am still working on my house layout - it will be my December challenge - to scrap with SCRAPS. Hope to get it done soon. Then the trick will be getting a decent picture of it - seems how it's been rainy around here.

Also gotta finish getting more Christmas decorating done. Niko filled the Advent Calendar with candy (Halloween Trick or Treat Candy) last night. So at least that's done. Now he's bugging to hang the stockings. He's decided that he doesn't want the "train" stocking anymore - he found a huge fluffy stocking - he decided that should be his this year. Then he confessed - it will hold a lot more....

Gotta love him!

Maybe I'll get some pictures of the tree posted - while there are still a few (toy story) ornaments on it. We've re-decorated at least twice now.

We'll see!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Challenge

Drum roll! It has finally arrived...

Our first Challenge at Scrap Our Stash Challenge has posted. Come and check it out - see what the challenge is - what the Design Team has done with the challenge and be a part of the challenge. Every participant's work will be posted to the blog - and a winner will be chosen. It could be you!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Hero

Madeline and Niko at Crowe's Nest Farm - 2008. Madeline adores Niko! This was my attempt at the Stuck On You Sketch - just couldn't get the flower heart to work. I think I'll try the sketch again with just cardstock. Thanks for looking!
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Can we Keep Um?

Frosted Design Challenge - torn paper challenge

Can we keep um?
More pictues of the kidos at Crowe's Nest Farm 2008.
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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Our Little Scarecrows

Practical Scrappers Stitch Challenge - - -
Posted by PicasaThe kidos at Crowe's Nest Farm - 2008
This is the 3rd version of this layout. It is also based on The Sketchy Thrusday Sketch Challenge. Thanks for looking!

My projects for this weekend

These are what I hope to be able to complete this weekend. The Home layout is for a 2Peas BOS scraplift challenge. The Sketch is actually from Stuck on U - I love this sketch. Not sure what pictures I will use!
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Little Scarecrows

Another picture of the kidos at Crowe's Nest Farm - 2008

Sketchy Thursday Challenge.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 23, 2009

New Look at Scrap Our Stash Challenge

I've updated the look. I know your all going to miss the picture of my messy Asylum. Oh well! Come check it out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Clue for you!

If your here for a clue - for the Scrap Our Stash Challenge "Identify Our Stash Contest" then here it is:

I have so much stuff that it hangs out in the Asylum waiting to be used.

Go to & guess which Stash is mine - then follow the directions to enter your answer.

Have fun!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Scrap Our Stash Challenge

Only 9 days til "our" first Scrap Our Stash Challenge. I'm getting sooo excited. The Design Team has all been revealed - and they are an awesome team. In all kinds of ways. They have all stepped up to make this a team effort. Robin seems to be our tech contributor - besides her awesome scrapping talent. And I know I can count on Joni anytime I need a layout or something to post. Each and everyone of them have been supportive of any "idea" I've had - and have either pushed it further - or pulled me back in. Anyway, I can't say enough good about them - and they all have great scrapbooking talent too. So check in @ and meet the girls. Check out the $Frugal Friday$ tip - and get signed up as a follower.
There's going to be a lot going on over there - you won't want to miss it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Milk it Does a Body Good!

Sketchy Thursday Sketch Challenge - the kidos meet Blossom the dairy cow - Crowe's Nest Farm 2008. Thanks for looking!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Please go vote for me

at In the upper left corner that says click here to vote - My layout is "What a Hoot ". Please vote for the layout you feel is most deserving! Hopefully it will be mine.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Practical Scrappers Guest Design Team Call Submissions

Theses are 2 of my latest pages that fit into the Practical Scrapper's Guest Design Team Call - Can't hurt to try.
Thanks for looking!
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Good to the Last SCRAP

I finally made a design team - The assignment was to be creative and submit a project that represented our STASH. So here is my submission - it is not only a picture of my STASH - it's also depicts Scrapping my Stash.

Okay, so I cheated a little. I'm also the owner of the "Scrap Our Stash Challenge" ( ) but, I can assure you I was chosen fairly... can anyone argue that I don't have the STASH to SCRAP???

Please come by and check out the new blog. I am still in the process of choosing Design Team members - it's not too late - YOU have until midnight tonight to get your submission in. Hey, if I can make it - YOU may too.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Scrap Our Stash Challenge

blog is now officially posted. I had debated whether it would be best to have a separate blog for the stash challenge - and decided why not! I don't have anything else to do with my time then sit in front of the computer! Sooo - I've created a 2nd blog. It will be strictly dedicated to the stash challenge and this one will be my personal blog! So now you have 2 places to check out!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bundle of Boy

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My first Creative Team Submission. A Fun sketch with lots of possibilities. These are pictures of Niko "when he was 3 years old" . Whenever he talks about when he was younger it is always "when I was 3 years old". Thanks for looking! Go by submit your own version. I LOVE COMMENTS!

You Are My Sunshine

My Sketchy Thursday Challenge entry - a sweet picture of Jonathan as a baby! Thanks for looking. I LOVE COMMENTS!Posted by Picasa