Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Decor

The buffet
ready for
pies to

Living room
end table
dressed up

The leaves
are the same
on the buffet
and table, but
you can see
them better
on the table.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Gearing up for holiday

This year Thanksgiving is at our house. As you know, there are 4 of us... 2 boys, dh & myself. Along for the holiday this year are the following: dh's parents & his brother who lives with them; my mom, her step-son & his 3 daughters (oldest is 8); my adoptive dad, his wife & my older brother; my real dad, his wife, my younger brother & his daughter. That makes 19 of us this year. The bonus room is ready for game playing - pool table, dart board, tv, and board games - room is neat & clean.... wait a minute! Ya'll remember that this is also my scrap&stamp room...eek! It's all gone into hiking and (hopefully) safe from little hands. I've folded up the 8' tables & leaned them again the front of the storage bins for my s&s stuff, then hung a heavy green material over everything, using uphosltry tacks to attach it to the ceiling - it's all "out of sight/out of mind" right now!

On Friday, we're making new shelving! WAHOO!! I designed it and will post pictures when it's complete & in place.... until then here's the basic idea. The wall it has to go on is only about 40" tall since it's the "attic" over the garage. The unit will be 15" cubes (similar to the ones from Ikea); only 2 cubes tall, but 6 long... giving me 12 cubes that my paper racks will slide neatly into! Can't wait to show it off....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Draco Malfoy?

no, that's my youngest son, Ike!

Christmas Present - Mom

These were made from the same paperpack, but I had to use the flash to take the photos so they look a little different. Used CTMH Stamp sets, CM paper pack, CTMH card bases & envelopes, CTMH accessories.

Christmas Present - Becky

Had to use the flash to take the pictures, so the storage box on the right is a little washed out, but the were made from the same paperpack. Most materials from CTMH except green buttons & ribbon and CM letters (BECKY).

Christmas Gift - Teacher

It really was the same paperpack, but I had to use the flash to take the photo so the storage box got a little washed out. Most material from CTMH except letters from CM (spelling BETH), orange and white ribbon on cards & brass brads (don't know where I got those).

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Birthday Cards - Fall 2008

Now that the birthdays have passed, here a few cards I made:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween at Petit Jean State Park

This year instead of trick-or-treating, our family went camping at Petit Jean State Park... we had a great time with our family friends, the Ames family!

My oldest son won the Spookiest Sound contest at the little Halloween celebration the park put on. We hear about haunted places in Arkansas.

The little monkey climbing on the overlook. The fall colors were wonderful!

The McClane Family