Monday, November 3, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings QP and Day 1

Good Morning Everyone!

I have a lot to cover in this post so it is going to be a bit busy and long winded. But don't fret, this morning I have not one but two goodies for you.

First off, I want to thank Nani from the Chronicles of Nani for an award she gave me last week.

This award calls for seven things I love and to pass it on to seven people.

Seven things I love are:

1) My family
2) Coffee, coffee and more coffee (to try to come close to the energy level of my boys. LOL!)
3) The sound of my boys laughing
4) Photography (I’ve taken over 15,000 photos on my camera that I received two Christmas’ ago. Since the count reset on April 28th, 2008, I have taken 5232 photos. Look like I’m shooting for a new record this year. LOL!)
5) Shopping (what girl doesn’t?)
6) Sushi (which I do not get enough of)
7) Cooking and trying new recipes

I totally APPRECIATE the awards that go around on the blogs and from the bottom of my heart I thank Nani for giving this to me. I have pondered and pondered and there is no way I can pick just a few special designers to pass this to. I feel that every designer has their own specialty and I know that each of us put our heart and soul into our work.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween! The boys had so much fun trick or treating for the first time and let me tell you, they had it down after the first house.

Before we went out, I asked the boys if I could paint a Superman emblem on their face. The boys hate to have their hands stamped or wear tattoos so I figured the make-up I bought was going to head straight for the trash. I couldn’t believe after I asked them if I could paint Superman on their faces and gave them a mirror to watch, they sat there quietly the whole time. I am so proud of them, and they were so proud to have Superman painted on their face. This is the only time the boys willingly came to me to have the pictures taken. LOL!

We are REALLY big on manners in our house, so the ‘rule’ was they would go up to a house, knock (or ring the door bell), say trick or treat, hold their bag up for candy, then say thank you, and happy halloween. These were big phrases for my little supermen and it was so cute to hear them stumble and blur all the phrases together. All the treaters who gave us candy just laughed every time the boys talked.

The boys had so much fun this Halloween I just had to scrap some photos. The papers and elements in my layout are from my Thanksgiving Blessings kit. I know these are Halloween photos but I am just in the mood for some of my favorite fall colors. And since ‘pumpkin’ pie is one of my all time favorite Thanksgiving treats, this page will perfect to scrap some of those Thanksgiving memories with too.

Isn't that the cutest little pumpkin collage you have ever seen? I picked that up from Pam @ The Ladybug Pages blog back in the beginning of October. She offered it as a CU freebie template and when I saw it I just knew I had to have it. She still has it available on her blog for download and you can go directly to it by clicking here.

You must be thinking by now, when in the world is she going to get to the freebies?!? How about right now!?! The first freebie is a QP from my Thanksgiving Blessings kit. That’s right, you guessed it, the same LO I used to scrap my boys photos.

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If you like the QP above, be sure to grab my Thanksgiving Blessings kit before it goes to my store. I am offering the kits in bits and pieces over the next couple of weeks. I will periodically expire some of the links so remember to check back often.

Once you grab all the parts of this kit, you will have 15 papers, 40 elements and a page of word art to scrap all your Thanksgiving memories with. Here is a preview of the entire kit.

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Pam said...

Thanks for the shout out! I love the way your layout turned out! Your new kit is very pretty, I think I'll have to snag it :)

mkikine said...

Thank you so much for the beautiful kit.

Karine (France)

Kris said...

This is gorgeous! I love your layout!

Michele said...

Thank you! I love the retro papers and elements!

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful gift! Thank you so much for your generosity in sharing your hard work and talent with us. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Greatly appreciated. Thanks so very much!