- Via @WoodenHorsePub: STUDIOS must have tested well in 2008; it is a quarterly this year. Details on our home page, www.woodenhorsepub.com.
- My daughter & I like the Weight Watchers Just 2 POINTS! Snack Bars in Mint cookie crisp - Really chocolate-y.
- I wonder if there are any scrapbooking Page Flippers floating around anymore?
- Just tried WW's new Cappuccino Cream Melts - 10 candies/1PT. Hard cappuccino candy shell w/ creamy center. Not quite as good as they sound. They are available at the meetings, like the Fruities. Anyone can buy WW food from meetings, even non-members during biz hours
- Via @dannybrown: This always makes me smile: go to Google and type FIND CHUCK NORRIS and hit "I'm feeling lucky"
- Another neat idea from Scrapbookers' Club House - Paper-crafted "Bag-a-lope" #craft
- Neat idea from Scrapbookers' Club House - Texture Photos for Scrapbooking
- I'm the only one at the crop on a laptop - brought #digi scrapbooking evangelism kit: printed layouts, recipe cards, hybrid album. On-site education.
- Crocheted some pet mats to donate to @WaysideWaifs next week. Patterns from https://www.snugglesproject.com
- "Your fears are not walls, but hurdles. Courage is not the absence of fear, but the conquering of it." -- Dan Millman
- OMG could this be any cuter?? Crochet Lil Bunny Cap pattern at youcanmakethis.com
- Via @CraftTestDummy via @CraftCritique: Attention crafty people... when tweeting about craft use #craft. Genius!
- I not only fell off the WW wagon, but got run over by it. Up 4 lbs after 2 weeks no weigh-in. Ugh. Bringing health lunch & snacks to crop today.
Seeing everyone all lined up, I feel very popular and loved. Thanks, Tweeps!
getting used to wearing my first pair of glasses, just for working on the computer - my daughter said they look weird on my face. Nice! :)
just got back from some holiday errands and weigh-in - down .4lbs for a total of 9.8!
Two Free Hot Spot items with any purchase - Archiver's coupon
#randomfact My girlhood crushes were Shaun Cassidy & Erik Estrada.
Moogsmum used ScrapJazz tutorial to make gift bag from recycled newspaper
Make Last Minute Gift Bags tutorial on ScrapJazz.com - uses 2 12x12 sheets of paper
Twitter/FB only book giveaway - gave away 2 free copies of Joanna Campbell Slan's "Paper Scissors DEATH" scrapbook mystery - Drew random names from entries. Shipped out Sat. Download free book excerpt
‘Star Trek’ Creator’s Widow Majel Barrett Passes Away - https://snipurl.com/8uris
Holiday Photography Tips from ScrapbooksETC.com
This looks good - Ravioli and Roasted Chicken Soup from the WW Chick - Just 2 Pts!
34 Essential Tutorials To Get Started With Digital Photography on the PXLshots.com Blog
Neat idea for a set of building blocks from palomasnest on Etsy
Online flashcards - play hangman, crossword puzzles, matching, & word search games with your own facts: https://www.studystack.com/
Cell Phones for Soldiers turns old cell phones into prepaid calling cards for U.S. troops stationed overseas
Check out Hungry Girl's recipe for Thin-gerbread Men in today's Newsletter
"Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love." --Hamilton Wright Mabie
Fantastic Kid's Craft - Add Children's Art to Glass Ornaments - from AlphaMom.com - I'm totally doing this.
Make your own Photo Cuff Bracelets from Curbly.com
Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish 2 get others. - David Seabury
Printable gift tag roundup from OnePrettyThing.com
cute candy cane wreaths: https://tinyurl.com/686gwr
too funny - via @DrRus - Today is Barbie & Barnie Backlash Day when Mom and Dad can tell the kids that Barbie and Barney don't exist!
have you clicked today? https://www.thebreastcancersite.com
eating a Weight Watchers choc chip cookie - wishing it was topped with a fudge brownie & ice cream. And maybe sprinkles. And a HoHo.
Via oneprettything.com, a link to How To Make a Shuttered Bulletin Board
Waiting for me for dinner tonight - Weight Watchers-friendly Crockpot Potato Chowder
trying to decipher my son's Magic card deck wish list - anyone for a Ravenous Rat for Christmas? How about a Throat Slitter?
pleased with my .6lb loss at yesterday's WW weigh-in - total: 10.2lb in 13 weeks. Quite respectable, esp. considering Thanksgiving.
- Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. -- Robert Bresson
- “No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” -- Unknown -- How have you "made a brand new ending" in the past? What new ending could you create for yourself now?
- Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. ~ Emory Austin -- What do you do to help remind you of your strength when you feel anything but strong?
- "Peace comes not from the absence of conflict, but from the ability to cope with it." -- Unknown -- How do you find/create peace in the midst of conflict? Do you wish you were better at it?
- "Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment." - Horace -- Describe when you were foolish, or "silly at the right moment".
- “Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” -- Alexander Smith -- What aspects of yourself have you discovered in others? Do you appreciate that similarity, or cringe away from it?
- No man who has once heartily and wholly laughed can be altogether irreclaimably bad. -- Thomas Carlyle
- From Zakka Life, a Clever Idea for Gift Bags - a cardboard/cardstock cover instead of tissue paper!
- From RecycleNow.com - Video on Furoshiki Japanese Wrapping
- Printable Holiday Gift Tags from PaperCrave.com
- Too cute! - from sewsewsuckurtoe : Ecofriendly Felt Gift Card Case
- via @lifehacker - Weekend Project: Photograph the Biggest Full Moon in 15 Years Tonight
- omg too funny - @allisonstrine - She Likes Big MUTTS and She Can Not Lie - ART MAGNET with a Message
- May have to try this next week: Weight Watchers Recipe - Slow Cooker Lasagna
- Via @guykawasaki How sarcasm works
- Love the idea of "shopping local" on Etsy for Christmas gifts - https://www.etsy.com/shop_local.php
- @AllieHoopes has an awesome free archive of her handwritten fonts - GREAT for scrapbook journaling!
- Via @LindaLocke who got it from @BarbaraNixon - Interesting article in WSJ: "Not Tonight Dear; I'd Rather Blog" -
- I love Christina Aguilera's My Kind of Christmas CD
- Love the Groovy Garden earrings in @jennaferfm 's new jewelry store!
- looking forward to listening to 'Dead Before Dark' on audiobook on the way home - book series on which True Blood is based! LOVE it - Can't wait to dive into book #2!
- Wonder how you could DIY these Wool Felted Dog Fetch Balls?
- Passive-agressive gifts for ppl that bug you
- starting my second crochet 'coffee cozy' of the day - Cuppa Joe Java Jacket on Ravelry (registration/logging in required)
- Nintendo to announce a deal to make literary classics available on DS portable games consoles
- Baking Gifts: Creative Container & Filler Ideas from TipNut.com
- Tutorial from Graphicssoft.About.com - Create a Greeting Card in Photoshop Elements
- Check out Hungry Girl's recipe for Snickers 'tarts' in today's newsletter - 1 Pt each!!
- Via @Photojojo» Take Family Portraits That Break the Rules
- @collageartist 's FANTASTIC holiday village for your mantle - would be cute to decorate a work cube too!
- Love @whimsylove's fun tutorial: Elastic Bookmarks. SUPER quick gift idea!
- Via @Etsy: Gift Giving Trends for 2009 see green and traditional crafts benefit from credit crunch -- Knitting gifts FTW!
- Found a new crafty blog - by Hallmark bloggers: https://b-cre8ive.blogspot.com/
- LUV the new magnet from @allisonstrine - She Is Sugar and Spice and Everything Kickass
- RT @HummieIsMe: Registration is open for the St. Louis Digi-Gathering; spread the word! https://stlouisdigigathering.blogspot.com/
- from @cadykansas - Kansas City Christmas light shows to wow the kids (from the warmth of your car)
- New Scrappy Gifts eBook from ScrapScene - 10 projects for gift-giving
- via @craft, a link to a tutorial for felt Christmas trees - I'm thinking cute table centerpiece
- OMG - Joss Whedon interview at Crochetme.com on crafts & craftiness!
- handmade gifts for kids roundup at oneprettything.com
- Readers Digest tips on How to Write a Memoir - use a few tips in your scrapbook journaling!
"Treasure this day and Treasure yourself, truly, neither will ever happen again." -- Ray Bradbury
"Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength while loving someone deeply gives you courage." -- Lao Tzu
"Savor the moment. Search for a little joy, and you will find a great deal of it in unexpected places." --Unknown
When and where have you found joy in an unexpected place?
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
What does it mean to "be yourself" - for you? What does that look like? How is it different from others?
"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." - Dr. Wayne Dyer.
How do you recognize the abundance in your life?
Here's some highlights from the "tweets" I posted to Twitter this past week.
- Thanks to the heads up from @LynetteRadio - a link to www.PodsafeChristmas.com from @EdRoberts
- via @craft, some lovely duct tape gift bows
- via @craft, a link to designsponge's giftwrap roundup: https://snipurl.com/sponge_giftwrap
- Via @phyllismufson - Holiday EtsyFest sale by 200 artisans has begun.
- Neat idea for framing/displaying scrapbook layouts or children's artwork - could be a good grandparent gift!
- Whohoo! Just 33 WW Rewards points away from Photoshop Elements 7! https://www.wwincrediblerewards.com
- Mmmm - single serve triple chocolate cake made in the microwave - from HungryGirl.com
- Via DIYMaven at curbly.com, a link to a simple DIY snowglobe tut at readymade.com
- Holiday Gift Guide from @Make - inspiring gifts for kids
- Can I say 'I took the handmade pledge' if some Xmas gifts are handmade & some aren't? Is it all or nothing? https://www.buyhandmade.org/
- Have you clicked today? Click to Give @ The Breast Cancer Site
- Impressed with the free backgrounds and layouts on The Cutest Blog on the Block
- here's my current desktop wallpaper, combining 2 of my fav things - yarn & ice cream!