(to quote Rachel Ray!)
I LOVE dark chocolate, so imagine my happiness at finding these wonderful little Cadbury Royal Dark Chocolate Mini Eggs! They are so very delicious and I have been rationing this little bag for over a week now! Just a few at a time, a few times a day! Now you know my favorite Easter candy let me a comment to tell me what yours is! My DH is a huge fan of the Marshmallow Peep. Check out the peeps website it is really cute, with trivia, recipes and craft ideas! Travis likes sour candy, so his basket gets filled with that kind of stuff.
It is so hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner, a week from Sunday! Since we turned the clocks to Spring forward time has just been flying, this lovely weather the past few days has been awesome as well! We have started the spring yard work and are beginning to sort out the crap to get rid of for spring clean up days. We are planning a huge garden this year as well, so that is also in the planning stages. Our garden wasn't so successful last year, mostly due to lack of weeding and no fence to keep the critters out. How about you? Tell me what you have been up to!
Friday, March 30, 2007
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Monday, March 26, 2007
The front cover above and the back side below.
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Saturday, March 24, 2007
We had a pretty great day, if I do say so myself!! I am absolutely exhausted but wanted to post briefly about it... I will post some pics of the make and takes later this week. If anyone who reads my blog took pictures I would love to see them, I was so busy I didn't take a single one. We had 35 croppers when it was all said and done. We are almost to the point that we are outgrowing the room. Thankfully we are able to use the lobby area as well if we need it. The new tables were so nice and very easy to move around! Most of all it was so wonderful to see all my scrapbook buddies and visit a little bit and catch up with them! We don't see each other often enough! My scrapbook stuff is in a pile in the kitchen and I have to haul it to the scraproom before I head to bed so hubby doesn't trip all over it when he comes home in the morning... And I think I have some instructions in my brain that I have to print out on my internal printer... LOL!!!
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Thursday, March 22, 2007
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Monday, March 19, 2007
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
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Thursday, March 15, 2007
Ok, some bugs to work out. When I go back to post what I have saved it posts it to the day that I originally started it, not the day that I actually completed the post. Nothing is ever easy... so there are some new posts, just scroll down a bit... check the altered clock and the crop-a-dile post. I will try to remember to post to the top until I get all of the back dated posts out of the file. Thanks again for stopping by to check things out! We are busy getting things together for the camp crop!
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Thursday, March 08, 2007
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Sunday, March 04, 2007
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Crop-a-diles and Cheetahs!
It's a jungle in here!
These were a Christmas gift from my chicksa Jody! I just love them both! I didn't want to post about them until after I gave her Christmas gifts to her, which I did last evening.
March is the appropriate time of year for Chicksa Christmas celebrations at the Olive Garden in Greensburg!
The Cheetah is a Xyron adhesive dispenser that gives a two inch wide run of permanent adhesive. Great for covering those large areas quickly!
My Crop-a-dile is absolutely the best hole punch and snap/eyelet setting tool ever! It has been around for a little while now and is made by We R Memory Keepers. Mine is the pink one, but it is also available in LIME green now! It absolutely silent, punches through chipboard like it was tissue paper and set all kinds of snaps and eyelets. I like that there are no "extra" parts to keep track of and the other feature that I like is that the it punches two sizes of holes and there is a depth gauge so if you are punching a bunch of holes in a row you just set it and punch away!
When Jody gave me my gifts before regular Christmas we were enjoying a soup/salad/breadsticks lunch at the Olive Garden. Our waiter was quite adorable and when we were leaving he told me to enjoy my can opener (aka the crop-a-dile!) He is studying to be a surgeon, hopefully he has a better eye for surgical implements!
Check back this week, I used my toys to make Jody's gifts and I will be posting them here!
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Luck of the Irish!
This is another page that we made at my CMC's crop on Friday. We were having a green St. Patrick's Day theme for the night so I designed and taught this page in honor of that!
All of the green papers are CM, the die cut scroll corners are another Cuttlebug die. The stamp saying is an Irish Blessing and is from Eureka Stamps. It is my favorite blessing and I have it framed and hanging as you go out my front door. The four leaf clover stamp is from the $1 bargain bin at Michael's. I used it to randomly stamp and gold heat emboss the serendipity squares.
Serendipity squares are really nice page accents if you do not have a particular theme for your page. Some times what you are scrapping doesn't fit into those little categories of things that scrapbook companies like to make embellishments. With serendipity squares you just pull colors out of your photos. The hands on experience of tearing and pasting, stamping and embossing, and cutting and matting is so much fun. It kind of takes you back to elementary school art class! I love it!
The blessing goes like this...
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And the rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
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