Saturday, November 27, 2010

Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Fundraiser

I haven't done much fundraising for Shwachman-Diamond America this past year, so I've decided to donate all the proceeds from sales through my Stampin up! website from now through Christmas to Shwachman-Diamond America.  Shwachman-Diamond America has done great things this year.  SDA supported the North American Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome Registry whose website went live this year, they supported Camp Sunshine with a small donation, paid expenses for Dr. Harris to present grand rounds at Wake Forest, just approved an $8,000 USD research grant and approved a minimum of $8,000 USD to support the Sixth International Congress on Shwachman-Diamond Syndrome in NYC next year. 

SDA would love to donate more to the Congress, but in order to do that, SDA needs to raise more money.

Please consider helping the cause.  Stampin Up! Sells great scrapbooking, card making and crafting items.  Their products make wonderful Christmas gifts, too!  No special promotion code needed.....  I will donate all proceeds from on-line sales now through Christmas Day to Shwachman-Diamond America.  Just visit   Here's a picture of a card and matching luminary I made over Thanksgiving.  I gave a set like this to a friend as a small gift and she loved it! 

Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas and LSU

I don't just do crafts, manage medical care and homeschool.  I'm an LSU fan.  Yesterday, I temporarily became an Alabama fan because their winning against Auburn would be better for LSU.  When it comes to the national Championships...... if LSU isn't in the game, then I will cheer for any SEC team.  SEC rules.   Today, I am decked out in my finest LSU gear. LSU T-shirt, LSU sweatshirt, LSU sweat pants, LSU socks and LSU Crocs.  I told my husband today that all I needed was an LSU headband to complete the outfit.  I even have a special LSU bowl to serve the chips in. 

Today, LSU is going to beat Arkansas.  Or so I hope!

Something I don't do:  Black Friday.  We had some friends cme over last night, they had a successful Black Friday.  This is a tradition for their family.  They enjoy it.  I'm too scared to brave the crowds and crazy people. ~smile~

We had a great Thanksgiving with friends.  All the guys and kids played football in the front yard.  A traditional Thanksgiving event.  I created Christmas luminaries and matching cards.  Really cute.  In fact, I like them so much, I want to make more! 

A peaceful day for me?  A wonderful day for me?  A day where I can craft or scrapbook while watching football.  It just doesn't get any better than that! Well, it does get better than that if LSU or Green bay wins! 

Altered Notebooks Again

Here are a few more altered notebooks that I made this past week.  I have a tutorial video on my tutorial video website Twosday's Techniques A friend's teenage daughter had a blast making notebooks with me.  Unfortunately, I did not get pictures of her notebooks!  They were very cute, too! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tie Dye Paper

I had so much fun with this technique that I wanted to share it here.  In a few weeks, the video tutorial will be posted on Twosday's Techniques I am having a blast coming up with new techniques and making tutorial videos with my creative ideas. 

Here is the paper I made while shooting the video:

I created a few cards and an altered notebook with some of the other papers I created.  Such Groovy fun!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! In the words of George Washington, I, too, am thankful "for the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed; and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing useful knowledge; and in general for all the great and various favors he hath been pleased to confer upon us."

Read the full text of George Washington's first Thanksgiving Proclamation:
On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued the first Thanksgiving Proclamation for our new country.  Congress had issued them prior to the founding of our new nation, but this proclamation of Washington's set aside Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a day of Thanksgiving.  Later, on October 3, 1863, President Lincoln issued a proclamation of Thanksgiving setting the last Thursday of November as a national holiday -- a day of Thanksgiving.  I don;t think it was a coincidence that Lincoln dated his proclamation the same day as Washington's.  Amazing, isn't it?

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Election wows......

Did you have an Election Party? We did! WOW! What an historic night! America is a right of center country and we saw them rebel against Obama's policies on election night. After 112 years, Republicans now have control of the General Assembly here in North CArolina...... THAT is history making! Now we can get our bills introduced on the floor! Our pro-life bills such as pro-life license plates that the Democrats have blocked for many years. WHY!? Why are they opposed to having a pro-life license plate? Afraid people might respect life or something? We can also get the fetal homicide bill introduced....and also get spending under control and lower taxes.

The American people have spoken and taken back the house. Whose house IS it? The people's house! We made gains in the Senate, too. We can now keep the leftist agenda from taking over our country-- we can hopefully keep the federal government from overstepping its bounds!

Along with the electuion excitement, we've had lots of dental work, headaches and pain issues... sinus infections, etc. Hopefully, the second round of antibiotics and the new migraine meds will get those under control.

I've had some technical difficulty with my videos for Twosday's Techniques. One True Media had been down and has really bad customer service. I tried out Vimeo, but they don;t have the editing capabilities that One Trie Media has.

Pray for me on Saturday-- I need to make money on my cards. I am selling them at a Bazaar. We are going into debt paying for the Mito cocktail and it would be nice to be able to pay some on the credit card! :-) Also pray that we get a grant to help pay the costs-- it is a long shot, but we are trying anyway. The boys' doctor wrote a letter for each of them and we have to submit financial info, etc. Here's praying!