Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year Everyone!

Wishing all of you a Happy, Healthy, Prosperous New Year. Colleen

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New background to share

Here in the new code for the template background that I am using right now. Just copy the code below. Here is the header/banner blank if you would like to use it. Right click it and save it to your computer. The kids and I did some sledding today and we had lots of fun. We even started a snow fort. Did not finish it because someone mention hot chocolate Colleen

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some new graphics

I guess you can say I have some extra time ... not really but I missed working with some graphics, designing new buttons and a background. Here are some new buttons I did to share with you all... Just right click and save them to your computer. I will post the new background template I am using tomorrow.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas

In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was descended from the house and family of David. He went to be registered with Mary, to whom he was engaged and who was expecting a child. While they were there the time came for her to deliver her child.And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddlding clothes and laid him in a manger , because there was no place for them in the inn. In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. Then an angel of the Lord stood before them , and the glory of the Lord shone around them. The angel said to them " Do not be afraid; for see I am bringing you good news of great joy for all the people: to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped swaddlding cloth and lying in a manger," And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God and saying " Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace on those on whom his favor rests!" Merry Christmas everyone. I wish for all of you the joy and happiness of the season with family and friends. Colleen

Friday, December 17, 2010

A package came today

When going to get the mail today, I found a package by my mailbox. It was from Cyndy over at Crafty Stitchers blog . I had won the first of their 12 days of christmas giveaway.I was excited to get into the house and open it up . Here is the cute Annie ornie I won... She is so adorable! Go check out Crafty Stitchers They have some wonderful items to sell. Colleen

Thursday, December 16, 2010

One Christmas program more to go

I can't believe that christmas is almost here. Been busy cleaning up some of the crafting mess that was all over the house , christmas cards, trying to keep up on all the things happening with the kids at school, and all the day to day things . Andrew had his school christmas program and it was nice to sit and watch . I could just relax and enjoy it. Andrew is the second boy , with the dark "Mario" shirt on. It is fun to watch these kids really get into singing the songs. I was the only one able to attend Andrew's program this year but we all will be attending Erika's next week. I hope you all are enjoying the days up to Christmas. Colleen

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My aches and pains feel so much better...

I received my rice bag that I won over at Sewing Grandma Lynn's blog.

And I am using it as I am writing this post. It feels so good! My neck and shoulders have been aching me all day and the warm rice bag feels good tonight. Thank you Lynn for having such a nice giveaway!! If you would like one for yourself Lynn sells them over at her selling blog...RAGGY ANNE CREATIONS.

I think everyone needs one!! Till next time Colleen

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

We have a Winner!!!

Hi everyone! I want to thank all of you that joined in on my giveaway. It was so nice reading everyones comments. I used and the winner is ..... FARMHOUSE PRIMS, Hope to get your addy so I can send this out to you ASAP. I am trying to visit all my new followers blogs and I know I will revisit them often because you all have some really fun blogs. This was fun and watch for another giveaway to start the new year off!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Blanket of White.... and keep posting for my Giveaway

We woke up to a blanket of white snow, and it has been snowing all day. Here are a few pictures of our winter wonderland today. A few month back this was my garden and my blackberry patch that gave me tons of sweet blackberries this year. Just thinking about them I wish I could walk out there a pick one right now. A cold empty flower pot My dark red Mum plant , frozen and cold Mickey looks to be enjoying the weather....maybe. Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend. Colleen

Thursday, December 9, 2010

My Giveaway....

Hi everyone! I am finally posting my giveaway, I have been trying to post it since Tue night....just one of those weeks again. You will receive one of my rooms sprays "christmas cookies" , a set of my gingerbread cookies ornies and some cinnamon melts. Simply To Enter: 1. You must be a follower of my blog. If you are not then please sign up on my sidebar. 2. Leave me a comment. 3. If you wish to have a 2nd chance of winning then blog about my giveaway on your blog or add my giveaway to your sidebar. Please be sure to let me know if you are doing this step so that I can add your name twice. I'm ending this Monday so that I can ship it to you before Chirstmas. Good Luck to all! Colleen

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I am feeling so lucky.....

Today has been full of nice surprises.....Early this morning I checked my email and I received a email for Lynn from sewinggrandmalynn that I had won her giveaway. I was so happy to have won because it is cold here in Wisconsin and one of Lynn rice bags warmed up on a cold evening will be so nice. :) Then early evening I was catching up on some of my favorite blogs and when doing so I learned that I won yesterday on CRAFTY STITCHERS blog give away. I was the winner of their first item, a cute Annie ornie, on their Twelve Days of Christmas Give-away. Please go visit these ladies wonderful blogs. They are both so talented and make wonderful items. I will post pictures of my items when I receive them in the mail. Tomorrow I will be posting my giveaway to share with all of you. Colleen

Sunday, December 5, 2010

29 years and counting

Today is my wedding Aniversay. It is our 29th. Hard to believe that many years already. I hope for many many more...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Hi....been busy with family matters

Hi everyone. Just a short post today. I have been busy but not with crafting or Christmas stuff.... lots of family issues. My sister had surgery on Tue, it went well and now its 6 weeks of recovery. I have 2 sisters and the 3 of us take care of our Mom. The sister that had the surgery on Tue does a lot with my Mom and now me and my other sister are taking full time with Mom. My Mom has issues of memory and does not cook and all the other things you do each day. My Mother will also be having surgery on Jan 4th for breast cancer. And last but not least my dear sweet Mother in law is having health problems and is back in the hospital for the 3rd time. There has been one wonderful blessing from God, my sister that had the surgery caught her cancer early and it looks like a good out come for her. Thank you God!! I have one sweet picture to share, last Saturday Grandpa and Grandma got to watch our dear sweet granddaughter Rachel. She was not to sure about going to sleep at Grandma and Grandpa's so Grandpa held her and cuddle with her till she went to sleep!! I will be having a giveaway coming up this week , so watch for it!