Tuesday, June 30, 2009


True Random Number Generator

Min: 1
Max: 17
Result: 17
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Our lucky winner of the RAK is Heather, #17
Here is what she said
What a nice giveaway. I am now a follower. I guess I would have to say I am patriotic because my dad was in the airforce and my man was in the army, and is now in Iraq as a civilian supporting the military.

Heather, please send me your address at drmommyrd at yahoo.com and I will get your package in the mail!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Backyard Relaxation!

I am loving the products from Scrapbuck.com! This layout cost only $3.88. Isn't that amazing? Anyway we just put a hammock up in our backyard. This is my DS really enjoying himself in the "relaxation position". Our cherry trees are just the perfect distance apart to hold up the hammock and the boy! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer! Can you believe it is almost July?

Friday, June 26, 2009

A Different Kind of Request - National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplagia

Some of you who know our family know that our DS was born with a genetic difference called EEC. The parts of this include hand differences, dental differences and skin and hair differences. We are truly blessed because so far he is missing only two adult teeth and has hair (blond, blond hair :)) However, he also is missing the middle "ray" on his left hand, so he doesn't have a middle finger. Mom thinks this is all good! Preston's presentation is very mild and there are many children with much more difficult problems, including lacking the ability to sweat. You can help in a really easy way.

There's less than a month left in the Prescribe the Nation campaign and we need your help to send 6,000 more e-Cards. For every e-Card you send in this campaign, Vaseline Skin Fund will donate $5 to the NFED, up to $50,000.

The deadline is July 23rd so send your e-Cards today!

4,000 have been sent so far which has raised $20,000 for the NFED. We need your help to reach our $50,000 goal. The money will help send children affected by ectodermal dysplasia to Kids' Camp at the National Family Conference.

The Vaseline brand's Prescribe the Nation campaign is for its Vaseline Clinical Therapy lotion, a prescription-strength lotion available without a prescription. Learn more about how the Vaseline Skin Fund is helping the NFED.

It’s easy to do…

1. Go to www.prescribethenation.com.
2. Choose “Send e-Cards to Help Skin Fund” from the menu.
3. Follow the directions.
4. After you are finished completing the form, Vaseline will send you an email to validate your address. If you don’t receive it, be sure to check your junk mail folder. Click on the URL in the email to validate your address. Your e-Card will be sent!

Help Spread the Word

1. Forward this email to all of your friends and family and invite them to send e-Cards, too.
2. Post a link to Prescribe the Nation on your blog or Web site.
3. Post the information and link on your Facebook or MySpace page.

It takes just a few minutes to do, it doesn’t cost you a thing, and it means great awareness and funds for the NFED. There's only a few weeks left, so send your e-Cards today!

We are grateful to the Vaseline Skin Fund for their generous support.


Mary K. Richter
Executive Director

and Preston and our family too!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Red, White and Blue RAK

I'm feeling a little patriotic this week and thought it was time to do another blog RAK. This time the theme: Red, White and Blue! What you see is the top layer only. Much, much more!

To be eligible for this RAK, sign up from today June 23rd to June 30th to follow my blog AND leave a comment below about why you are patriotic. If you already are a follower, just leave a comment below. I will draw a lucky patriotic winner on June 30th at 7:00 PST.

Good luck everyone!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

How Low Can You Go?

This is my DS at almost 4 years old. I just "found" this treasured photo in my stash!
This LO was made from all products from Scrapbuck.com and I decided I would "cost out" the LO to see how economical it really is. For this LO the papers all cost 70 cents (it is part of a pack that is 36 pages for $5), the flowers 67 cents, the embellishments were 41 cents and the letters about one cent, bringing the total cost minus the photo to $1.79! I could hardly believe how inexpensively I could create this!

I am loving Scrapbuck.com! These papers echo the look of a lot of the pricier lines and are fabulous quality! Going to the store is like a treasure hunt on line. I hope you will all check out the store!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cat fangs for Staycation

Here is a LO I did for the Serendipity Staycation Crop! It was a wonderful time. Although I have to say that with two little league baseball games and a Portland Beavers game, I did not have much of a staycation! At least it wasn't leisurely.
I love this photo of Onyx. You know I really do dote on her. I love the show of fangs!

We are moving on to the last scrapper standing now at Serendipity! There are over 34 people signed up! Awesomeness!

Look for some new Scrapbuck.com layouts very soon. I have some wonderful, inexpensive product to show you!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Serendiptiy Stay-Cation

Hey everyone, come on over to Serendipity Scrapbooks for the Stay-Cation. Lots of us are economizing this year and vacationing at home. What better way to "kick off" summer than with a crop that will take you around the world, around the US and back!
Here is a LO I did for one of my challenges (British Invasion Stay-Cation)!
You will also travel to Hawaii, Asia, France, the Lake, and many other exciting cropping destinations. Come join us!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Do You Ever?

Most of you know that both my mom and dad have passed. This is not unusual for someone of 46. I was 31 when my mom passed. I can tell you that nothing prepared me for that telephone call. I didn't have a mom to help me plan my wedding or for the birth of my child. I have missed her so many times. A few months ago, I got back into heritage scrapbooking. I have never done any layouts of my mom until just these last few months. Now I feel I am really ready to write down my memories of her for my DS to enjoy. It surprises me now when people say, "Wow, you look like your mom!" I don't think you ever really get over your losses, but you do grow through them. So, over the next few months, I will look forward to sharing my mom with you. Have a wonderful week!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Serendipity June Altered Kit!!!!!!!

Okay, can I just say I am in love with the Serendipity June Altered Kit? Kristen consistently outdoes herself every month. I always think, it just cannot get better than this, and then it does! I am in love with the Fancy Pants multi-media book. It has acrylic, chipboard and felt pages. It is so fun to work with! I thought the Cosmo Cricket papers were perfect for fun baseball LOs. This album would also be super fun as a family recipe book! Anyway, thanks for taking a peek at my LOs!

Have a wonderful week!