Saturday, June 23, 2007

Another Sunny Day

Another Sunny day in Cali. I guess I can't complain. 78 yesterday! Whoo hoo. At least we are not up into the upper 90s yet. (Knock on wood) But I know it is coming. Not much going on around here. Have a bbq/swim party for the gstroop today. That should be fun. I thought that I would also share this picture of Alyssa and Sam. This was taken at Sam's ROTC awards banquet. Don't they look great? We are so proud of both of them. The both want to enlist next summer after high school.

On the scrapbooking front is having an online crop this weekend I am going to try to check that out. Also, the gdt at is still wide open, so you should check that out. So after the party tonight hopefully I will be able to get some stuff done. I need to start organizing all the cards that we are sending to the military hospital. I have set a deadline of July 15th so hopefully they will all start rolling in soon. Thanks again to all the wonderful people who have agreed to help out our gs troop. Well everyone have a wonderful Saturday, I am off to clean house.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Cards for the Troops

Hi, our Girl Scout Troop is working on a project to send packets to a military hospital in Germany. We have asked for help from our service unit and have received none. :-( So let me fill you in on what we are doing.
We are making card packets. These packets would contain blank decorated cards so that the wounded soldiers could use them to write home with. We are going to put these all in a packet with a pen and maybe stamps. Depends on how much help we get. We have a contact with a hospital in Germany who is anxiously awaiting these.
If you would like to help this is what we would need. Decorate cards, they can be any theme no specifics. Pretty easy!! Please just make sure that each card you make has it's corresponding envelope with it. Once you have completed the amount of cards you would like to send email me at and I will get you the mailing address to send them to.
We will collect all the cards put the packets together and send them to Germany. We would like to have all the cards to us by July 31, 2007. This will give us time to get them out.
Thanks so much for your help! My troop appreciates it. As a leader you want them to succeed at their projects so I am doing my best to make sure they do. ~Michelle
PS For all of you that help us out and donate cards everyone's name will go into a drawing for a great scrappy surprise just to show our appreciation!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

In the Works

Ok so I thought the summer would be quiet but I guess not. I have some exciting projects in the works that I am super excited about. 1st project is going to be a charity cyber crop to benefit breast cancer. We are working with some big companies to help sponsor the crop. I am sooo excited about this one. The 2nd is going to be our father daughter dance for Girl Scouts. Yes for some of you I swore the last one was it...but here I am again. This dance is going to be in the fall and I think I am leaning towards famous hollywood couples as the theme. This should be real exciting. We leave for vacation on the 13th of July and we will be gone for 2 weeks. I am looking forward to the time away. I have my new camera now so I am excited to go and take some awesome pictures. Minnesota has such great beauty. I get to meet one of my online buddies while we are there. We are planning to hit the mall of out here we come. LOL So stay tunned for details on the charity crop. I promise it will be alot of fun!!!

Monday, June 4, 2007

Exciting News

These last few days have been very exciting. Have you every had those moment where the world is going your way, and you can't explain why?? Well yesterday I found out that I was picked to be on the blogger team for What a honor. I can not wait to start my term. Then today I get an email from Prima flowers and this is what it said.......

Hi Michelle,
Your name was chosen as the Prima Pick of the Week!!! In order to claim your prize please verify that you are from the US or Canada by sending your full name and address.
If you would agree we would like to post your photo on the blog along with the announcement. Please send a photo (about 4x6 or 300k) to this email.
Congrats again!!
:) Sharon
Oh my goodness I could not believe it. That soooo made my monday. So look for me on the prima blog!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

This just in....

July Guest DT Challenge has just been posted on Take a look and give it a try.

This is gonna be a fun one girls....Cant wait to see what you all create!This month we are looking for a mini album ...i know ...i know i was shocked too JULY GDT CHALLENGEThis month we are looking for a mini album....these are so fun to create and there are many different albums out there so we want to see your creativity flow. With it almost beeing the 4th of July we thought it might be fun to see some Unique "Stars and Stripes". Now this does not mean you have to use the traditional Red, White and Blue...we wanna see anything with "Stars and Stripes" any color. Requirements:Any Album 8x8 or smaller-could be 8x8, 6x6, tag book, ppr bag, envies...the possibilities are endless.Stars and Stripes: We would like to see your creativity here...paint...glitter...bling...stamp...find a unique way to alter your Stars and Stripes. Cover and at least 4 pages: At least one photo on each page...excluding the cover.Please post this in the gallery under July GDT and link it back to this thread. Deadline for this project is June 26,2007 The current DT will vote and we will announce the winner July 1,2007. This must be a new submission and not posted in any other gallery until the contest is over.

Happy Mail Day!

Today was a wonderful happy mail day. I received my AWESOME prize from Friskars for winning the challenge on Cropalatte. I also got a great present from MichelleS for being art student of the month at schoolofscrap. Thanks Michelle I can't wait to play with it all. I also got some new clothes in the mail that I ordered. I tell you it was a happy day!!! I cleaned off my scrap table so I may see what I can do. I want to play with all my new goodies. Hope you have a wonderful Saturday!