Wednesday, December 19, 2007

KI Contest !!!!!!!!!!! ENTER TODAY !!!!!!!!!!!

KI Contest!

We want to see what YOU create using KI products. Don’t forget the Pop Culture and Lace Cardstock! Check out our online store to stock up on KI products for this contest!


- The KI Contest will be open for entries as of November 18, 2007.

- You MUST HAVE a minimum of 25 posts in our forum to enter. Link to Forum…

- Entries must contain 75% or more KI products. (Don't forget to list ALL supplies used.)

- Entries must be uploaded to our KI Contest section of our gallery to be eligible to win.

- Entries MAY NOT BE winners of any other contest/publications. Upload as many entries as you’d like. The more the merrier.

- The last day to upload entries will be December 27, 2007 at 11:00pm EST. (No EXCEPTIONS!)

- Winners will be announced on December 29, 2007. No purchase is necessary to win.

- Winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to the Scrapbook-Oasis store!!!

I didn't win! ROFL... just my luck again

Here is my layout

and this had a FEW prizes that I would have taken in a second. Here were the layouts.... take a look

and here are the lucky winners:

Please tell me... should I stop scrapbooking now? ROFL

PS... the winner DID deserve to win :) I am totally all for giving people congratulations and hugs for winning. I am simply sad that I didn't get closer again.

Today is the BIG day

It is the LIVE announcement of a big huge contest that I would love to be a winner in.

The prizes are fab and I really am in need of more flowers ya know. I am using mine up every day. Please say a little prayer for my desires if you could. God does bless sometimes, right? ROFL.... So listen at the right. Diva Craft Lounge in 1 hr! 12 pm Pacific Time

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Blogger Spell Check!

so the last post I made was in the dark. I literally couldn't see and I am a terrible typist with no light to peek. So, remember... spell check is available on blogger. Since I was typing as I wished and purposefully very badly I actually was intending on spell check but I forgot. lol - sorry to those who saw my Hickville way of speech. I really do not spell that bad.

Monday, December 10, 2007

How do I feel about Christmas?

So Melita over @ Scrapbook Oasis has given a blog challenge. she asks....

How do you feel about Christmas? Too commercialized? How do you keep the meaning of Christmas? Do you think you are doing a good job at teaching your kids the true meaning?

I do think it is commercialized. I think that the focus of Christmas has become just that to the majority. A "holiday" for shopping for presents. A "holiday" for receiving presents. So how can it not be commercialized? We built this and now we dread it. Shopping and giving gifts. Do the kids really understand why we give by giving these gifts on this day? What is that teaching them? We tell them the message of the baby in the manger. My kids thankfully very much understand it. It has even brought tears to the older few when we have been at live nativities. They know and understand fully that this little baby had been predestined to give His life for us. They picture Jera or Ella when they were babies and then think of how we would feel if we had the savior in our house. Jesus as a baby. Mary held Him. Mary fed Him. Mary loved Him. His family loved Him and each day knowing that the prophesy of Him dying for our sins would come true. Wow. To be that mother. A mothers tears of happiness at His birth and and maybe even tears of humanly sadness knowing you would give Him up later to be murdered. All prophesied and come true. An amazing story but even better is that is is not a story. It is a biography!

Ok, so now I have started tearing up myself. After all I am a mother. I understand the love though I cannot understand her emotions and thoughts.

Getting back to the commercialization of this holiday. We ourselves give in to it. We buy presents for our kids and we have a great time. However, the things we buy are to honor God or give Him glory. Some things are things of a need. Those are honoring to God because they are a need and not a desire. The toys and games we receive are blessings from God who gave the way to buy the presents. (Yes, my kids know that it is really Bruce Lee who gave them their presents) Having fun with friends in a godly manner with new toys and games is honoring God and other presents can give avenues to honor him as well.

Friday, December 07, 2007

our Christmas tree pulling adventure

1st Week of Decemeber Updates

So far we have a few things bought for Christmas :) We are far from being done and I think we must like it this way. We do this every year waiting until the last days. Maybe it brings Dan and I some extra adrenaline that we need to get through the big day. This year we are praying that there is no "big" day other than reflecting on what the day means to us. We celebrate our saviour and his birth. We celebrate the day that he was brought into this world because one day He would leave the world for us. While He was here He did so many wonders and taught us precious values. All of this from a small babe in a manger.

I had a great week so far! I made it on the Scrapbook Oasis Design Team.

I already got a design team kit within just days and made my first design team projects. Here is one to share. It is nice to be back in the scrapping world again and I love being on fun close knit forums like the Oasis. Come have fun with us!

I also entered another contest... I know, I know. I was thinking I would never try again but this is different. It felt like a bond with an old friend. Well, that sounds weird, lol. It was my first message board that I felt at home on so I needed to go back and see what was up. Wow! redecorated and all new design teams and gallery. Crazy how time flies and new things can make a place. Now to see if I am one of the finalists winners with this contest..... I wait.