Well I just have so much to be thankful for it's hard to name them all. But mostly that my family is well and happy and all my extended family is back living in the same area and we see each other often. You will understand if you have a bunch of brothers and sisters who are close(friends even). I have some great friends. I have in the last year gotten to meet some new friends via the digi scrapbooking world who are beautiful people and just fun to be around. I am now a substitute teacher and I get so much joy from those little people(elementary school sub). I am also the Primary chorister in church and love singing and helping the kids learn to love music. I have much to be thankful for today. Except for the 20 lbs of potato's I need to peal and cut to get ready for today's big family dinner. I made pumpkin pies yesterday. We have a group of over 40 something so we have to have it at a church house. Well off to start getting ready. Have a Great Thanksgiving everyone!
Well I made this fun album with a frosted plastic album I found at Roberts. I used the collab kit "Winter Wonder" from FS. I used all the papers and elements from it except the black scalloped frame which is from Amy Sumrall's "Kooky Kritters Add On" and the alpha is a freebie from Amber Gray called "Silver Twilight Alpha". I used picures from two different sledding trips. We go on at least one big sledding trip every January.
Well we had Nicky's birthday party on Saturday since his birthday is so close to Thanksgiving. We had a bowling party with a bunch of little boys and sister too They had a blast! Here are some pics of the party and I also made a little treat topper for the goodie bags. I used the kit "Outer Space Chicks" from Amy Sumrall from FS to make them. Now I just have to get more stuff ready for his real birthday tomorrow along with making pumkin pies and getting all ready for Thansgiving. The crazy holiday season begins.
Well I made this little mailbox with a plain white one I got last year at Target (so don't go looking because I don't think they have more this year) I used the cute kit "Feelin Frosty" from Krystal Hartley at FPD. I also added some glitter, ribbon, ric rac, button and a sparkly gem on the flag. I might have my kids write their Christmas lists and put them in it. Then I'll take them out and put in the real mailbox-My kids are trying really hard to still believe in Santa. I was like that when I was a kid too. You want the magic to still be there as long as possible.
Well I stole this off Rachel's blog who stole it off Shell's blog. If it's fun you just have to steal it. The things I've done will be in bold. 1. Started your own blog 2. Slept under the stars 3. Played in a band Well I played the Cello and Clarinet in Elementary School. I was in choirs but that’s not a real band. 4. Visited Hawaii 5. Watched a meteor shower 6. Given more than you can afford to charity 7. Been to Disneyland. 8. Climbed a mountain 9. Held a praying mantis 10. Sang a solo 11. Bungee jumped 12. Visited Paris - No,but my husband lived there for 2 yrs. 13. Watched a lightning storm at sea 14. Taught yourself an art from scratch 15. Adopted a child 16. Had food poisoning 17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty (I only saw it from the Verisanos bridge when driving from NY to NJ and from the plane when flying into NY) 18. Grown your own vegetables 19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France 20. Slept on an overnight train 21. Had a pillow fight 22. Hitch hiked 23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill 24. Built a snow fort 25. Held a lamb 26. Gone skinny dipping 27. Run a Marathon 28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice 29. Seen a total eclipse 30. Watched a sunrise or sunset 31. Hit a home run- in girls softball 32. Been on a cruise 33. Seen Niagara Falls in person 34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors- here in some small towns in Utah 35. Seen an Amish community 36. Taught yourself a new language 37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied- As a kid I think when I had 10 bucks I thought I was set. 38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person 39. Gone rock climbing 40. Seen Michelangelo's David 41. Sung karaoke 42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt 43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant 44. Visited Africa 45. Walked on a beach by moonlight 46. Been transported in an ambulance 47. Had your portrait painted- it was at the state fair and it was a caricature photo-that count? 48. Gone deep sea fishing 49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person 50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris 51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling 52. Kissed in the rain 53. Played in the mud 54. Gone to a drive-in theater 55. Been in a movie 56. Visited the Great Wall of China 57. Started a business 58. Taken a martial arts class 59. Visited Russia 60. Served at a soup kitchen 61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies 62. Gone whale watching 63. Got flowers for no reason-Actually I’ve gotten flowers from total strangers before- at an airport once and from a guy at a 7-11 store. Also from past boyfriends and hubby. 64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma 65. Gone sky diving 66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp 67. Bounced a check 68. Flown in a helicopter 69. Saved a favorite childhood toy- Are you kidding me yes, I’m a pack rat. I’d have kept them all if I could. 70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial 71. Eaten Caviar 72. Pieced a quilt- It was like 6 inches big but I did it. 73. Stood in Times Square-not sure but I walked all over NY with a friend half the time we didn't know where we were. 74. Toured the Everglades 75. Been fired from a job 76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London- (I saw all of London except that) 77. Broken a bone 78. Been on a speeding motorcycle 79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person 80. Published a book 81. Visited the Vatican 82. Bought a brand new car 83. Walked in Jerusalem 84. Had your picture in the newspaper- when I turned one. They use to published those pics. 85. Read the entire Bible 86. Visited the White House 87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating 88. Had chickenpox 89. Saved someones life –A friends nephew was choking and I pulled candy out of his throat to start him breathing. 90. Sat on a jury 91. Met someone famous—Toni Teniel (70’s singer), Jimmy Osmond, and the black guy from the Love Boat show. 92. Joined a book club 93. Lost a loved one 94. Had a baby 95. Seen the Alamo in person 96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake 97. Been involved in a law suit 98. Owned a cell phone 99. Been stung by a bee 100. Read an entire book in one day
Well I went to the opening night of Twilight. I went with a few of my sisters and friends and we were part of a big party put on my the Utah Twilight Moms group. They rented out a whole theater and we also had a whole VIP area with vendors selling everything Twilight (jewelry,tee shirts,wristbands, etc) and they even had a sparkling booth were you got to get sprayed with sparkle spray. They had a raffle and gave away some fun prizes. The movie did not disappoint and I had a great evening out with the girls. The actors they got for all the characters fit perfectly and it just makes you want to see more. Now we just have to wait for them to make the next movies.
I saw this project on Good Things Utah and knew it would be the perfect present for my friend Jennifer's birthday. Well I did it on Tuesday but couldn't post because I know she looks at my blog sometimes. Well I had lunch with her yesterday and give it to her. Hope you like it Jenn! I plan on making one for my family as well. It's a great way to get some thoughts from everyone in your family on what they are thankful for and then put a picture to remember the moment. You can get the instructions off this blog. http://www.kmckaydesigns.com/
The album was just a blank book except for the brown spine and I mod podged paper onto it and added a pinkish flower and glittery MM brad for a center. Then I used the We R Memory Keepers kit "coppered out" to make the pages inside. I made enough of the pages to do all their family plus grandmas and grandpas ( I just showed 2 examples)
Off to create some more. I have 3 projects in the works and since my husband had to take my car and I'm homebound all day I hope to get them all done.
A date on the calendar that is. Well I have been making my 2009 calendars that I give to grandparents and others for Christmas presents. I used a premade calendar made by Heather Roselli that purchased from SSD. I just had to put photos in and then put in all the holidays and birthdays. And I made the front cover of the calendar with the cute kit from Krystal Hartley and Corina Nielsen called 9-5 Chic from FPD.
I am finally done with our Primary Children's Program. It was on Sunday and they did fabulous. They sang great and made me look good. Now we can move on to some fun Christmas songs that we will be singing at the ward Christmas Party.
I've made a few cards in the last little while but didn't have time to post since I've been substituting most of the week. I taught a 1st grade class for 2 days and a whole day kindergarten class another. And WOW did the kindergarteners take it out of me. I needed a rest when I got home but I am finding out that I really, really love to teach little kids. They are so sweet and genuine. I hope to get some more jobs in the next month while my kids are in school.
I made this card for a card swap group I'm in. I used 2 new kits. The first is from Amy Sumrall called "A Lil Shabby" at TDC and the second kit is from Krystal Hartley called "Feelin Frosty" at FPD. Here's a card I made for my sisters new baby. I used the collab kit called "Dream a Little Dream" by Kreative Karma, Krystal Hartley, Amy Sumrall, Meredith Cardall, Ellie Lash and Sugarplum Paperie. And it's at Faith Sisters. Here's a card I made for a friends B-day. I used the kit 9-5 Chic by Krystal Hartley and Corina Nielsen at FPD.
Well I know my birthday was last week but I got some money from my MIL and I just bought a few crafting tools of my dreams. The first one is a Bind it All. It can punch and bind mini albums, calendars, etc. I'm excited because you can punch chipboard, acrylic, tin, and a stack of cardstock that is up to 1/8 inches thick. I also got the corner rounder that rounds corners on all that stuff too. I'm excited to start a project with it. I am going to combine chipboard, tags, acrylic pages and decorate them all up. And the best part of it all was I got a 40% off coupon from my local Scrapbook Store and saved $33. (Happy Dance!!!)
Well my kids go back on track on Monday and I have a few substitute jobs lined up for the rest of the month. I would like to sub at my kids school so I made this flyer and biz cards to give to all the teachers at their school. I hope this will drum up a lot more jobs for me. I used the darling kit from Krystal Hartley "The Sky is Falling" freebie. I absolutely love the colors and elements in this kit.