Tuesday, December 30, 2008

look at me! I am scrapping!

Ahh it feels good to sit down and do a bit of a digi page today. Normally the last 2 days of the month I am running around like a crazy woman working on the magazine; however, it is all done! Early, even!

As a reward, I let myself go shopping in the wonderful digi designs in the Scrapstreet store. I fell in love with Whoville by Ginger Scraps and happily scrapped this layout:

And then I spent an hour or so popping by some of my favorite digi blogs checking in on everyone else's holiday. I found a great drawing over at Rhonna's new blog (click me) and I found a new (to me) inspiration blog (click me).

What an enjoyable evening!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Secret Santa

Oh what a bad blogger I have been!

ScrapStreet did our annual secret santa and it was tons of fun! I, of course, messed up for the second year in a row. Last year, I sent my gift late. This year, I was early. Still, we all managed to have a ton of fun.

Meesh is amazing at setting up a good time. She has elves and zany ideas and keeps us in stitches even when we are feeling the holiday stress.

My santa started with sending some cushy socks and some yummy lotions. They arrived just in time to start my holiday spirit. A week later were more socks and a cute silver star. And then a gift certificate for scrappy goodies!

I was already spoiled when this arrived:

I just wanted to sit and hold the pretty package for awhile. I am so in love with the gorgeous tote. I have a large obsession with organization and this bin is perfect for me. Look at those wonderful patterns and warm colors.

Inside was a whole spa! Lotions, potions, pedicure and manicure tools and yummies, plus some fabulous silver jewelry, scrappy pretties, and gifts for Allie and Zack. Allie loved her new earrings and necklace and Zack was in heaven with his Star Wars Lego set.

And, if all that wasnt enough, she made me my fave snack in the whole wide world: choc covered pretzels. The family keeps looking at me with puppy dog eyes, but I am not sharing.

So, who was my Secret Santa? The fabulous Brianne. I adore her and have felt such a connection since we first met. She really feels like a little sister or like the Sex & The City gal pal that would have rounded out my single years. Oh the trouble we would have found. I feel so blessed to have her in my life. Thanks, sugar!