Sunday, November 30, 2008


It's a party -- and you get all the presents! Each participant in this blog party has a beautiful gift for you. Christmas has arrived early this year! For my part, I created my first ever kit. I was pleased with how it came out, so I hope you like it too. The kit will be available from December 1 through December 7, so if 4shared is a little slow, try back later. Here are some previews:

Since this is my first ever blog party, and it is my first ever kit, I would love it if you made a LO with it and sent me a link. That would be a first for me too! And, please, if you download, be sure to leave me a note. Thanks so much and enjoy the fun!

You can get my part HERE
The password is: party

AND, be sure to check out my sister's blog as she has a beautiful surprise for you as well. You can find her HERE

Be sure to check out the rest of the party, and don't forget to leave some Love!

Chris Lee
Auntie Social
patchas <-- YOU ARE HERE

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Phhhew, it's over.

Phew, it's over. But, what a wonderful time we had. The house was full of kids, grandkids and our two great-granddaughters, and there was lots of food and fun and games, and of course photos! We loved every minute. The cleanup is all done, everything is back in its place, everyone has gone home, and now we can sit back with our feet up and reflect on another wonderful Thanksgiving. Despite all the food we sent home with everyone, our refrigerators are full of leftovers and I won't have to cook for a week (ha!) Hubby is taking a nap after getting up early to see our son and family off, and I am catching up on my posting and readying my surprise for Monday (you did remember there will be a surprise, right?) Here are a few more LOs that I managed to get done.

Halibut Fishing
Credits: One Winters Night by Darlene Haughin, available at Stone Accents Studio

Columbia Ice Field
Credits: One Winters Night by Darlene Haughin, available at Stone Accents Studio

Celeste Christmas 2007
Credits: Divalicious Christmas Collection by Digi Diva Wear at Ashaleeandsweet

Trimming the Tree
Credits: Visions of Sugar Plum & Add On by Sweet Made

Tis the Season
Credits: Winter Mint by Sweet Made

From the talented designers at Digiscrapboutique...

Diann and Joe
Credits: Myself Inspired by Jady Day Studio

Things I Love About You
Credits: Garden Love by Julaender

The Balloon
Credits: Sublime by Joanne Bain Designs

Siblings - October 2008
Credits: Sublime by Joanne Baine Designs

Exit Glacier
Credits: Sugarplum Fae2, a DSB Collaboration

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving and News

To all my family and friends, far and near, I wish you the most blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. May you take time to reflect on those things in life that are most precious to you, and have a wonderful day filled with friends and family. We are having the family here for Thanksgiving Day and we are really looking forward to it. Our son from Missouri should arrive shortly with his family. We will put them to work setting up tables. Most of the casseroles are finished and in the refrigerator. I still need to set the tables, dig out some serving dishes etc., but will have time to relax some this evening before the hulabaloo tomorrow. It is hard to believe the holidays are upon us. Where did this year go?
Are you ready for more news? I have an exciting surprise (and another first) for you coming up. Watch for it on Monday, December 1st!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Woo Hoo AGAIN!!

I am really jazzed! My first thing EVER, up for sale. If you need an idea for a unique gift this Christmas, check out the CD Case Calendar by ME for sale at AshaleeandSweet. On sale now at 50 percent off!

Get it HERE

Monday, November 17, 2008


Ok, so I am easily excited by things...LOL. First, Veronica Spriggs (Vivarant) invited me to be on the Creative Team for Digiscrapboutique, and then she asked me to be CT Manager. Wow. Have you seen the talent at this place?! First of all the designers are all top notch with some of the most beautiful kits I have seen anywhere, and the Creative Team ... what can I say? These girls do some awesome layouts. Go check out the kits in the store, and then check out the Gallery to get some inspiration. Wow. I am thrilled to be part of this group. Thanks so much Veronica! On another front, I have some more exciting news, but that will have to wait until tomorrow. Maybe I will have some time to post some of my recent layouts. I have been super busy with the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday as we are again hosting the whole family, and I am trying to figure out how I am going to fit everything in my freezer until then. I can't believe it will already be next week. I am so not ready. Our son and his family are coming in from St. Louis, so we will have them here for the long weekend and I am hoping they will again help us put up all the Christmas decorations while they are here. The grandkids had such a great time setting up the tree for us last time, and it was a great photo op! And our son can climb the ladder easier than hubby to put up the decorations outside -- if only the weather cooperates! We've already had our first snow yesterday and today it has been snowing on and off. Well, better go and get some real life chores out of the way.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

News Soon!

I have some exciting news to tell you... but not yet. In the meantime, it has been a busy, busy week. Our granddaughter had an Election Day party so we could all sit around and watch the returns as the polls closed. Yesterday we drove with friends to a small town near here for German Night. It was delicious. Yum. Tomorrow we are going to a Veteran's Day Concert. And in between, run, run, run. I have a few more layouts to post and then I will be caught up. These are from the beautiful designs of Ashalee Wall and Sweet Made.

Mom and Dad
Credits: Mehndi by Ashalee Wall

Michelle - Christmas07
Credits: Visions of Sugarplums by Sweet Made

Believe in the Magic
Credits: Visions of Sugarplums by Sweet Made

Credits:: Autumn Fantasy by Sweet Made

Richie & Anne
Credits: My Winter Blu by Sweet Made

The Kiss
Credits: My Winter Blu by Sweet Made

Mickey Heart Linda
Credits: Sweet Halloween by Sweet Made

Diann - Halloween95
Credits: Sweet Halloween by Sweet Made

And these two are from the talented Designers at goDigitalScrapbooking:

Credits: Romantic Season by verena Karolyi

Credits: School Fun by Dani Alencar