Saturday, December 31, 2016
Hope all of you have a fabulous and wonderful Happy New Year!!! I wanted to take a few minutes here and share some reflections of my year....in many ways it was a really challenging year, I was very ill for almost 2 weeks at the beginning of the year, went out of town to be a caretaker of my sister who was recovering from surgery, only a month later went out of town again, was a caretaker a second time for about 3 weeks immediately after returning home, began the long involved process of opening a website for my business, scaled down to only 1 vehicle, and had knee surgery. So many challenges...but yet within each one of those challenges was a bright spot that would spur me to continue on because so many wonderful things happened in 2016.
I got to see my first grandchild graduate from high school! What a highlight this year!
I opened a website for my business Scrapping for Less! This took many months of sweat, tears, and hard work but it finally opened in October and is thriving and growing!
And finally, the most thrilling and exciting moment of the year was the retirement of my husband from a long life of hard work and support for his family! We have spent the past two months just chilling and relaxing (at least as much as I can and still run this wonderful business that I have!) and getting used to retirement life!
I am looking forward to the wonderful things that 2017 can bring! And if there are challenges along the way as well...bring 'em on cause I know there will be something to learn along the way!
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Since I have been such a slacker at getting my Christmas Cards up for the 2016 series...I am just going to post several pics of my favorite cards I made this season. And believe it or not I ran out of cards and had to create more just this morning!
Friday, December 23, 2016
The Russell family tradition I would like to share only started about 8 years ago. I invited the grandkids to come to grandma's house and help decorate the Christmas tree. Each year a different grandchild gets to put the angel on top of the tree...the highlight of decorating Grandma and Papa's tree is getting to use the ladder. We have a 9.5 ft tree and to reach the top we have to use the ladder! So, it is always and exciting time with all 7 grandkids here putting on various ornaments.
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
Sharing card #5 today...this has to be one of my most favorite cards I made during this season! I absolutely love making Christmas cards!!
And as always supplies can be purchased at Scrapping for Less Website...we have a Christmas product sale going on...enter the code CHRISTMAS to receive an extra 10% our already less than retail prices!
And if you are not part of our Facebook Group check us out!
Friday, December 2, 2016
Welcome to Card #4...I have really had so much fun creating all of these great cards! I am participating today in a local event selling cards along with my friend Kim aka Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards. The event is the Christmas Tree lighting in Crystal River, FL called Grinchmas! We both will have cards to sell so if you are not a crafter head on out to see us and you can purchase some lovely hand-made, unique cards.
Here is a look at a card that will be available:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
I sure am enjoying the holiday season with my hubby home...so it is a really good thing I started making all these Christmas cards back in July! So, onto today's card...this one was super fun to color!
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Well, a day late again! Please forgive me as I am adjusting to my hubby's retirement and him being home with me 24/7....absolutely love it but it is certainly an adjustment!
Kim...my Christmas card making partner in crafting did get her card #2 up so head on over to Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards to see her super cute card!
Here is my creation for today:
Sunday, November 27, 2016
Well, nothing like being a bit late! It has been a super busy week! My friend Kim and I came up with a plan way back earlier this year to do a Christmas Card series...we had a blast shopping (from Scrapping for Less of course), planning, and even creating cards together a little bit. You see we live about an hour and a half away from each other and even though we could spend at least 4 days a week making cards together that is always not practical...so we try to do the next best thing and Facetime so we can craft together. We got lots and lots accomplished prior to my hubby retiring on October 31. Not so much since then...hopefully we will get back into our groove soon. For now, enjoy the cards we created...some we used the same stamp, some we used inspiration from each other and some we just came up with ourselves! Both of us will be posting on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Check out Kim's post on Friday!
Here is what I came up with for today or better yet should have been on Friday!
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Over at Scrapping for Less there are fabulous opportunities for sales/great prices/crafty products....you name it! Check out the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales at both the website and the Facebook group!
Friday, November 18, 2016
I am super proud and excited to introduce the new holiday (and some not so new) line of products at Scrapping for Less. The Design Team members have worked extra hard and fast to bring you some great ideas using some of these products. There are some great projects here! You can click on the banner above and go straight to the Newton's Nook products. The products are in limited quantities so you just might want to go ahead and shop now...just saying. 😉
I chose the beautiful snowflake stamp set called...Beautiful Blizzard
I created several cards to add to the stash I need for a card sale I am participating in. These were just the perfect additions!
I used several different techniques and products on these cards.
Head to the Scrapping for Less store to find the brand new Newton's Nook
items and also check out the shop as well for all sorts of goodies!
Leave a comment on each blog and you will be entered into a random drawing for a product goodie! Also, since this release focuses on the holidays all of the Newton Nook offerings are from their holiday line up.
Here is the Line Up for the Hop:
Scrapping for Less Blog: all the for sale products will be featured in this post