Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of 2009

Hi Friends,

Wow, can you believe that this is the end of 2009? Where did the time go? The year just flew by. And speaking of time flying, we're about to enter the next decade of the 2000's. I remember the 1999 New Year's eve like it was yesterday.

I know everyone will be making resolutions, and I am no exception. But I also think that it's a good time to count our blessings. I am so grateful for how the Lord has blessed me. And I want my blogging friends (that's you) to know that I count you amongst my blessings. Thanks for visiting my blog, taking time to comment, and for your friendship. I treasure the people I've met through this blog, and I look forward to forging more friendships and deepening those existing friendships into 2010.

So, for today's card, I truly don't remember if I've shared it or not. I do not think I have, but if it's a repeat, please accept my apologies. I hope you like it!

Have a safe and blessed New Year's Eve. I'll catch ya next year!



Wednesday, December 30, 2009

EBTKS Challenge

Hi Friends

Well, today is the day. The next EBTKS challenge. This one is hosted by the super talented Ann. She chose gift wrap as the household item. Pretty timely choice I think.. I don’t know about you, but I still have plenty of gift wrap laying around (of course, you are not restricted to Christmas gift wrap).EBTKS Challenge 6 (2)

Here is my example:


Please go to the EBTKS blog and check out the other amazing examples from Ann, Courtney, Kelley, Kelly and Winter. Truly stunning!

There is a prize associated with this challenge. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate from Verve Stamps. The challenge will run until midnight CST on Jan. 8th. The winner and domestic divas will be announced Jan. 12.

We really hope you play along. The EBTKS blog has all the deets on the challenge. We cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Big hugs


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Long break

HI Sweet friends,

I hope you are still out there.  I know I’ve been absent for a long time. I had a lot going on and just had to take a break from the blogging for awhile. 

While I was on hiatus, there was another Everything But the Kitchen Sink Sketch Challenge, and we have another challenge winner and 2 more divas.

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Check out these fabulous creations.  Wow was it hard to decide.  As usual, you all dazzled us with your creations.  You should go check out our winner and divas’ blogs (Teresa, Travelingmama, and Paloma) .

Tomorrow, we have another challenge using materials from around the house. I think you all will like this one…. Be sure to check back.

Part of the reason I was absent was due to a business trip to South Africa.  Now, usually my business trips do not entail going to such amazing locations.  So this opportunity was a real blessing.  We did take some extra time to see some of the amazing sites along the beautiful garden route of South Africa (which is along the southern coast of the country).  I thought I’d share some photos of the trip…

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I won’t post anymore here, but I’m going to be putting up an album for you to look through if you’re interested. It is truly an amazingly beautiful country. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit. 

Hope you’ll come back tomorrow for the next EBTKS challenge.