Thursday, July 30, 2009

BoBunny Preview & GIVEAWAY

Stop by my friend Jane's blog. She is having a drawing for some pretty new BoBunny paper! All you have to do is leave her a comment to tell her which one you like The Scrapbooking Factory. Keep an eye on her website as well, she is adding new CHA products as she gets them in. Pretty stuff! Tell Jane hi for me!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Got An Award!

Thank you Wanda! You always seem to know when I need a pick me up! Please come to Texas so I can give you a great big hug and make some cards with you!! I will do my best to pass this on to the bloggers that I really care about!

Here are the rules for this award: To pick up the Circle of Friends Blog Award cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog. Nominate 5 other bloggers you feel have become part of your circle of friends. Link to your nominees within your blog post. Include these instructions on how to pick up the award in your blog post. Link back to the person who gave you the award in your blog post, to show your appreciation. Comment on their blogs to let them know they've received the award.

1. Polly.... She is a beautiful girl that we have had the joy of watching grow up over most summers of her life. Polly's family used to own the resort we vacationed at in Colorado. Polly is all grown up and now lives in California. Her blog is hilarious. I always feel better after reading about what she is up to and the predicaments she can get herself into! Her blog is appropriately titled A day in the life . I really had no idea you were so funny, Polly!

2. Nicole.... She is the one who got me started blogging. Nicole and her husband Nathan are patiently awaiting the birth of their first child anytime now! She is a beautiful girl inside and out and is a good friend to everyone. You can catch up with her at Notes by Nicole. Remember to put me on the babysitting list, Nicole!!

3. Carrie....Is a great friend from church. We didn't get to know one another until about 3 years ago when we both started participating in the Celebrate Recovery ministry. What a great witness she is to the infinite power of God! Carrie can always be counted on for prayer or a helping hand. She also has some awesomely gorgeous curly red hair! Purple is her color so I'm Wearing Purple is the name of her blog. Isn't that cleaver??

4. Saved By Grace. Maybe that is why she is always so bubbly and positive about life. She is on fire for the Lord and is such an inspiration to me. Her husband Mike is equally as neat but don't tell him I said so or he will remind me of it for months. I love both of them but again, don't tell Mike.

5. Jane.... is a new friend but one I felt an instant bond with. She is the sweetest girl -I went to a crop at her home studio a while back and look forward to returning as soon as I can. I had such a fun time and laughed so much. It was the first time I had been to a crop and she really made me feel at home. She has an internet store called The Scrapbooking Factory and her blog is called The Scrapbooking Factory as well. p.s. She just got some great new product in! Stop by & say "hi"!
Thanks again Wanda, and thank you to all of you for being such great friends! I am blessed by all of you.

Monday, July 27, 2009

I'm still alive...

All is well in the Neel house. Mike is still driving trucks and being an awesomely wonderful husband. Matthew is busy saving lives in Medina County and loving it. Hayley is on her last week of summer break. She will go back to ACE and should be finished in a couple of months! Go Hayley! I have been hard at work making goodies to take to Disney & share with my room mates. I have made some really cute things but the trouble is, I can't post them! They are surprises for the girls! Not all of it is paper crafts. I got the old sewing machine out tonight and am mighty pleased with what I came up with. I will keep photos and post my creations when it is safe. 29 days and counting for Disney! I'm sure I will have a little something to post in a few days, just can't imagine what at this point! Maybe I should post a picture of my new Ottlight I got at JoAnn Fabric this weekend (50% off!) Woohoo! I'm a wild girl.