A Better Advent

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Elf on the ShelfToday is December 1st.

If you have children then this is most likely the first day they get to open their advent calendars and possibly, their Elf on the Shelf returns from the North Pole.

All exciting things in a child’s life.

This year these things are happening in my house too … but with a twist.

The Advent Calendar (the one I made for them in 2009 – see it here) has just been filled with left over Halloween candy and is sitting on the mantel in our family room waiting for them to open it in the morning. But there’s a new addition this year. Continue reading »


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Wrap It Up

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UPDATE 11/25  WINNER WINNER! THE WINNER OF THE CREATIVE CHRISTMAS BLOG HOP IS RAESHA, WHO COMMENTED ON MELISSA’S BLOG. CONGRATULATIONS, RAESHA!

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Welcome to the Creative Christmas Blog Hop! We hope you’ll enjoy a day of festive fun and inspiration as the Scrapbook Bundles designers showcase some of the products available in the Creative Christmas 2015 Bundle. Click through all the blogs before 11:59 PM EST and be sure to leave a comment on each and every one, because at the end of the hop ONE lucky “hopper” will win a complete bundle before you can even buy it! So grab a drink, flex your mouse-clickers, and relax. We’re going to bring you your most creative Christmas yet!

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Wood Veneer Challenge – Part II

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Welcome to another Scrapping Our Stash Blog Hop!

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You should be arriving from Sandy Ross’s site. At the end of this post will be a link to your next stop as well as the full listing of all participants. Thank you so much for joining us this weekend! Hope we inspire you to dig into your stash and get it out of the drawers and onto a project!

I also decided to host a GIVEAWAY today – all the details are at the end of the post. Good luck and thanks for joining us today!

Aug 31 – EDITED TO ADD:

WINNER, WINNER! Thanks to all who left such nice comments over the weekend. I’m so glad you liked the wood veneer frame idea!

I very carefully scoured my email sign up list and Facebook Fan Page Like list and could only find one person who left and comment on the post AND was on the other two lists so …

drum roll please …

Roxy you are the winner of the Kelly Purkey wood veneer!

Congratulations!! Thanks for being such a loyal fan for so long! I’m super excited to ship your prize to you.

Have an awesome week everyone!

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Six Months in the Making …

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Welcome to the Christmas In July Blog Hop for Scrapbook Bundles!

You should have arrived here from Cara Vincens’ site where she is showing how to actually SEND those Christmas cards this year.

We are celebrating the flash sale of our very successful Creative Christmas Bundle by sharing with you how we are using the products within it.

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Celebrate Memory Keeping with our New Bundle!

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Did you know that (inter)National Scrapbook Day is THIS SATURDAY?!

Your friends at Scrapbook Bundles (who brought you the Creative Christmas Bundle) have been working feverishly behind the scenes to bring you something designed to celebrate all things Scrapbooking!

I am very excited to be sharing some sneaks today from the new bundle from Scrapbook Bundles.

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*Giveaway Alert!* Practically Perfect Planners

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** Update: Winner Winner!**

Thank you to everyone who left a comment. It sounds like we are all in the same boat, organizationally at least! After plugging in the names of everyone who commented, the winner of a spot in Cara’s Practically Perfect Planner class is …

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RORI!! Congratulations! I’ll be sending your information over to Cara so expect an email from her soon! See you in class!

Several weeks ago my friend (and fellow Canuck – props to the Red and White!) Cara Vincens of The Hooting Pirate, allowed me an advanced peek at her new class that starts on Monday. It’s called Practically Perfect Planners and believe me when I say that I couldn’t jump fast enough at the opportunity to learn how to make my planner work FOR me rather than against me!

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Winner Winner!!

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Okay, so this is about 2 weeks late! Sheesh!! So sorry! I blame Spring Break and a complete lack of structure around here!!

Yeah, that’s it. It has absolutely nothing to do with my “sieve for brains” condition!! 🙂

There were 11 comments on my last post so I plugged the numbers into Random.org and got ….

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Lucky Number 4 was Lee-Anne Thornton. Congrats Lee-Anne! You are the winner of the 6×6 paper pad. I’ll be in contact with you for your mailing address.

Have a great Friday everyone!!