Friday, December 5, 2008

to all my crafty friends...

are you checking out Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of Christmas"? He shows a gorgeous tag each day with a tutorial of new techniques to try out. Unbelievable. Check it out at

I'm halfway finished with our Christmas cards...just waiting for photo for the front. Grumpy Patrick didn't feel like taking one at Thanksgiving, but maybe this weekend.

In the middle of making 5 gifts for Christmas....of course, I can't seem to work on them 1 at a time, so my scraproom is a total disaster. Luckily, I was able to escape to my friend, Tracy's, studio yesterday to get organized & start work on Patrick's gift. I am so excited about this one....hope he likes it!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

more fun movies!

If you didn't already know, I am a HUGE movie junkie. In high school, my friends & I would go to a matinee and then sneak into another movie after that...3 movies was the record :-) Add a little popcorn & Junior mints..hello heaven.
Anyway, I went to see "Australia" with Priscilla, my mother in law, a few nights ago. Great story, actually learned a lot about the country's history (awful as some of it is), and, well, then there is the gorgeous Hugh Jackman. See the movie and wait for the "washtub" scene...whoa.

Cure CF!!!

I have to share a great video that was done by Patrick's cousins, Trevor, Cooper, and Gracie. Trevor is in the 4th grade & has Cystic Fibrosis. His parents, Christie & Durval, are tireless crusaders for CF fundraising and a cure. Patrick & I have participated in walks & organized the Crop for CF for a number years. . . look for its return next Spring!!! Without further commentary....the Clifford-Salema Twisted Family video.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

a happy week...

first of all, "Twilight" was fantastic! Edward...sigh.
I had a nice, relaxing Thanksgiving. I baked rolls and made sweet potatoes while watching the Macy's parade (in my jammies); Patrick went to the annual football game in Portland with his Dad & brother. Spent some time at my Dad's house then headed over to my mother-in-law's house for dinner. All in all, a nice holiday.
I spent Sunday afternoon at my friend, Catherine's, house with our new "crafty group". We shared tasty food and had a Christmas card swap. I have to tell you, cards are definately NOT my strength. . .I feel much more comfortable working on a big 12x12 scrapbook page. But, we had a lot of fun & planned our upcoming "field trip" (aka shopping trip), future card swap & putting all of our tasty food recipes into a cookbook. Yep, we think BIG :-) I would have a picture of the group here, but I forgot my camera...what kind of scrapbooker am i?!
I am starting a "25 days of December" scrapbook, inspired by Ali Edwards Taking photos each day to document all of the things we do to celebrate the holidays & such. Hope to actually work on this project as I go...otherwise it will end up in my basket of unfinished projects never to be seen again (yes, it is a big basket!)
Off to work on laundry and sewing Christmas cards....