Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Happy Birthday Pop-Pop!!!!

Last week my Father-in-Law celebrated his 60th birthday, so last weekend his loving family threw him a surprise birthday party at the local fire hall. My Brother-in-Law Chris did alot of the work for the party....we just showed up with some cookies, some pasta salad, and 2 super cute kids to throw into the mix. It was such a great night with tons of friends and family there to help celebrate. Of course the girls had a blast playing with their cousins, sneaking cookies from the dessert table, and dancing to the music. I have memories of going to these types of parties when I was a kid and I remember them being SO exciting (but I have no memory of who or what they were for). I just know that I got to stay up VERY late, eat lots of junk food, and run around with my shoes off. So....that's what we let the girls do, too.

Here are a few shots from the evening......

Here are the girls with their Great-Pop-Pop (Ron's Grandfather from his Father's side).

My punk ass Sister-in-Law with 4 of her 5 way-too-adorable-to-NOT-be-on-TV-children:

Thanks for turning 60 Dad (aka Ron, aka Pop-Pop), and giving us a reason to throw a party!!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

More Christmas crafts.....

I have a few new crafty items to share with you.

The first one is another Christmas mini album that I made by cutting a stocking out of chipboard on my beloved Cricut. I then cut the pictures to the shape of the stocking and embellished a bit. This one is from Christmas 2006 and I *love* looking back at how much the children have grown since then.

The second project is a simple idea for all those tiny little pictures that come with your childs school photo packet. You know the ones.......much smaller than a wallet and you get an entire page of them. Why do we need 30 of these little suckers?I don't even KNOW 30 people, much less 30 people who would want a teeny-tiny little picture of my child. Anyways, I decided to make an ornament out of one! On the back I wrote her name, age and the year. This project was as simple as adhering glitter on a Maya Road chipboard shape (and sealing the glitter with Glossy Accents so that it doesn't come off onto everything it comes into contact with), adhering the picture to the back, and putting a piece of pretty ribbon on top. Easy-peasy. I also plan on making one for the teacher as a gift topper!

Last but certainly not least, a few handmade hanging decorations (which could also be used as ornaments). To make these I literally raided my leftover chipboard stash and found three small sized rectangular pieces. I glued old sheet music to the front, added Thickers for the words, and embellished with a little ribbon. I then cut 2 holes with my trusty Crop-a-dile and fashioned a hanger out of wire that I pre-wrapped over a pencil to give it the curl. Very simple!

Playtime at the Pole Press Release
You’re invited to our Playtime at the Pole All-Day Christmas Crop as we celebrate Christmas with a full day of fun. This Saturday, December 13, 2008, we’ll be headed to the Pole . . . the North Pole, that is.

We have a full day of activities planned, including plenty of games, challenges, fun and a whole lot of prizes! We’ll be spending the day helping Santa and all his elves prepare for Christmas and we’ll have a great time doing it, too. So make plans to join us this Saturday, December 13, 2008 in the Scrapbook News & Review Forums. It’s going to be a great day!

Thanks again for stopping by.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

And the winner of the RAK is.....



Please e-mail me your address at achrupcala@hotmail.com and I will get your RAK out to you as soon as possible.

Thanks to everyone for playing and check back soon......there may be more giveaways on the horizon.

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