Friday, January 30, 2009

Cupcake Extravaganza

How cool is this!! Yummy, Yummy cupcakes!!!

Cupcake Extravaganza is being held February 2-6th

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BLOG CANDY Give away

Have you ever had BLOG CANDY? Well I haven't so I entered my name to enter some. I want to see what BLOG CANDY taste like or what it is!! LOL

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My boo boo bargain

Just wanted to show you a bargain I got at Joanns for $9.49!! LOL These sell for $69.99 and when they go on sale they are still $41 & some change. Other than that little boo boo and some dust it is GREAT!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

It has been very COLD here!!

The kids have been off school since Friday and they do not return until Wednesday!! They are going crazy cause it is just to COLD for them to be outside. Here in MI we have been below 20 degrees everyday and if you add in the wind chill we are negative. I feel bad cause they are stuck in the house. Trust me I would LOVE for them to be able to go outside and play instead of picking on one another and driving me nuts!! LOL Dad has been out of town since Thursday morning so they can't bug him!! He will be back home Wednesday night Thursday morning depending on the weather.
Oh my I guess I better go hit the pillow it's after 1am!! yikes Okay well this post was short and sweet!! Good night

Sunday, January 18, 2009

A long day

Well to was a very long day!! I have been working on and off on a Layout for a challenge. It's now 12:25am and I'm still not done! I guess I will be getting it done tomorrow cause it is due at 6pm EST.

It was snowing bright and early this morning and it's still coming down!! WOW do we have a TON of snow and oh is it COLD!! They were saying its about 20 or 30 below with the wind chill. Oh how I love my PJ's!! So I guess I'll be staying home again tomorrow in my warm and comfy PJ's!!
Well I was just sitting here taking a little break from my LO and thought I would jot down a few things!! Back to the drawing board for a few and then off to bed!! Good night all

Friday, January 16, 2009

Making someone smile is what it is all about!!!

I sent a package with a bunch of scrapping goodies to a single mother raising 2 children and trying very hard to make ends meet. Well she received the box and was just thrilled with everything. But what she was really thankful for was what her children learned. (She was grateful for all the supplies also). Ya see her children couldn't believe that someone not even knowing you would do such a nice thing. I have never talk to this lady before, I had just seen her posting to cafemoms every now and then. Here is her thank you post:

"on wed i was not to excited that day. my kids were home on a snow day of no school, we were missing kids club which i enjoy doing at my church and it now meant i had to cook supper as we usually eat at the church on wed's. At about 4pm, i bundled myself up and walked to check the mail, knowing full well i wasnt going to do it today thurs with the dangerously -15 degrees with windchill in the -20's. im glad i checked the mail on wed as i had a key in my mailbox. it was for the BIG packages mailbox. i grabbed it and all the mail and trudged my cold body back home. i thought this was a box train i had signed up for and it got sent out and i didnt know it. WRONG!!!! i opened it and a note fell out:

"Nikki, I hope you enjoy this RAK and find a few things you can use! i was thinking if u didnt like some of the patterned paper u could turn it over and use the white side. Enjoy, Dont ya just love cafemom! I included a mini book for your DD :)"

in this box i found TONS of paper about 100 sheets although i didnt count its a guess. Then as i keep pulling stuff out, i find this sack full of different sorts of embellies brads, stickers, flowers, tags, TONS! i get yet another stack of long strips of papers with yet more tags, journalling boxes, photo mattes and stuff with scalloped type edges. i mean this is just amazing... this box was exploding with stuff and i am SOOOOOOOOOOO very grateful.

My mouth dropped open and i had tears. my kids surrounded me in the house and chanted "open it, open it". lol, they were amazed to see all this scrapbooking stuff come out of this one box. they were so amazed and said cool and neat stuff with everything they saw. my son read the note and said " what does RAK mean. i explained and he said WOW, that means someone u dont know was nice to u n is letting u have all this stuff? so not only did u cheer me up, but u showed my kids that people do things for others out of the kindness of their own hearts to someone u dont know! THANK YOU!!!!

to this person that sent this. if u coulda seen the reactions of me and my children, u woulda been crying! it was a joyous heart warming moment. I thank you so very very much! btw: like a FEW things, A FEW??? lol, try every thing u sent will be put to good use.... lol. i loved it all, and the paper my kids where with me going thru the paper and they would say.. christmas, easter, 4th of july, mine, his, hers, girly, that would be a cute christmas one, oh wow, look at that one mom, awwwwwww, i love it. i think im gonna have to fight (to use some of this paper) with my children. now the fun part.... where do i put it all? because my supply is, now has, been so small, i fit it all on a lil tv stand in my bedroom and now im thinking... im gonna have to figure something else out on hey im not complaining, im excited!!!!

again, THANK YOU MYSTERY PERSON!!!!! i cant say it enough, but please know that u gave me happy tears and taught children what can be done when a person has kindness in their hearts for another. "

Monday, January 12, 2009

Me, Myself & I challenge

This is the first time I have ever scrapped a layout of myself. It was done for a challenge called me, myself & I. It had to have 3 self taken pictures!!! LOL

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Layout Challenge I did

Here is a LO I did for a challenge that had to have light blue & white and red & white patterned paper with a white cardstock for a background. Then it had to have light blue or white ric rac and red & white polka dot ribbon. You could add any other embellishments as long as they were Red, white or light blue. :-)

So I got mine done but while I was working on it yesterday, I was inking my tag(with the date) I drop the darn ink pad, of course it fell upside down on my LO. So that half circle down in the left hand corner was not planned but had to be!! :-)

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year! Hope 2009 brings you nothing but good cheer!