Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Winner winner, chicken dinner

Sooo, today is November 30th, and I do believe that means it's time to get a winner for Nancy O' Dell's new scrappy book!

I used random.org to generate the winner, and the book goes to...................

True Random Number Generator
1 18 4

Blogger Jocelyn said...
Love the pics of the family...your children are all so beautiful and you are Blessed!!!
That book looks awesome!!!
Enjoy your creative time!!!

Big huge congrats to you, Jocelyn!! Please give me a shout-out at stacimtaylor at gmail dot com with your address, and I will get your new book out to you :-)

And, because I just couldn't have a post without a new layout, I'm signing off with this:

I think I scrapped those photos that Cheryl took of me the very next day after I got them lol! I've been a scrappy fool lately - more to come soon :-)

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

p.s. It's technique week over at AMM this week - stop by here to see some great projects, with a new one added every day this week. I'm up tomorrow :-)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving (one day late ;-) from my family to yours....
I am so so grateful. So grateful. My life is so full, and I have so many blessings. I am so thankful, first and foremost, for my family. My three healthy and amazing children, my awesome, hardworking, funny and smart husband who shares those blessings with me, my parents, with whom I am lucky to have such a close relationship with, my brother, my SIL, and my niece and nephew, whom I am also lucky to be so close with, Tony's mother, who we miss and wish lived closer, grandparents who are still alive and healthy, aunts, uncles and cousins. Family is what it is all about. Without them, none of the other stuff matters.

I hope that my friends who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful day. We host it here, so it was a busy day full of lots (and lots!) of yummy food. It's always a bit chaotic having a bunch of people in your home for a big dinner, but I like the chaos :-) One thing I am not grateful for is not being able to go Black Friday shopping this year lol. Yes, I am one of those crazy people who loves it! My MIL is usually here, though, to hang with the kids while I run around, so since she's not here this year, i'm taking a pass. Off to go to some online browsing...

P.S. You still have a few more days to enter my book giveaway two posts below :-)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

This may be the first time...

that i've ever scrapped a holiday/event right after it occurred! ;-) I just couldn't resist these photos of my three cuties!

In other scrappy news, I was super excited to be a Guest Designer for the Cartwheels art blog. You can check my post out here.

Having a great weekend here. Got some QT time in with the hubs last night (we geeked it up with Rockband 3 :-), and tonight I had a movie and popcorn night with the kids (complete with a fire in the fireplace for the first time this season). Hope you all are enjoying your weekend, too!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Book giveaway and picture overload!

Did you all know that Nancy O' Dell is a scrapbooker?? I didn't either, until I was contacted by someone at Creative Memories. CM published this book by Nancy that is all about scrapbooking, and they sent me a copy for myself and one to giveaway to one of my readers. Thanks CM!

Full of Love explores the power of the family photo album to create confident, secure, happy kids. Drawing upon her own experiences and the advice of renowned child psychologist Dr. Kenneth Condrell, award-winning entertainment journalist and TV host Nancy O’Dell shows how photos and albums reinforce family values and traditions, strengthen family bonds, build self-esteem and show children how much they are loved.

Full of Love also features simple shortcuts to creating great albums, including timesaving tips on how to tell better stories, shoot better photos, and take advantage of clever tools and techniques. Dozens of sample album pages are included to inspire you to get started on albums for your children and for yourself.

If you're interested in winning a copy of this book, please leave me a comment on this post, and I will draw a name on November 30th.

Now..... picture time! I went to Cheryl's place Friday night to scrapbook and hang out, and she gave me some photos that she took of me and my little guy when we went to lunch last month. Here are a couple of the ones that she took - I love them!

Halloween time! Introducing Super Girl!
And Harry Potter!

And our little bear (Lucas had multiple costumes, this was the one from Halloween night lol).
Halloween party time.
Some pics from last weekend when we hung at my parents' house.

And some very recent ones from yesterday - the kids and I went on a long walk around the n'hood. It was gooorgeous weather out (low 60's) and the trees are so beautiful. Our neighborhood is about 35 years old, and I just love this time of year since there are so many gorgeous trees in full autumn color.

Right now I have a quiet house after a very full weekend full of fun family time (including bowling in which I kicked my hubby's butt ;-). I'm off to go enjoy some creative time while the kids are sleeping! I'll be back soon with some scrappies :-)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lots of fun AMM stuff going on!

First, I have my layout to share for our monthly DT inspiration over at AMM. I love participating in these, and this month's layout that we were inspired by was so much fun! This is my layout, and you can check out the original and the other DT layouts here.

Next, the November kit is ready, and it is goooorgeous! I'm so excited for this to arrive on my doorstep! You can find out more here.
These last two weeks have been soooo busy! I'm trying to find time to just sit for a few minutes here and there lol. All of our Halloween festivities were a blast, and I promise to come back and share some pics. Hope you all had a great one, as well :-)