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New Year is Around the Corner...

Well, crafters, the new year is almost here - Since I have turned 35 or so...  (smile)... it seems that the days go by so much quicker.

Couple of changes for me, especially with the New Year right around the corner:
1) Stampin'Up!
2) New 'do!

Many of you already know this, but I decided to take a break from Stampin'Up! at the end of October. As of this month, there will also be a new Lead for the Columbus Ronald McDonald House Charities. I do not yet know who it will be, but this charity is very important. If you have helped out in previous months with me, I hope you will continue to offer your gifts and talents to the new person.

Originally I had planned to wait just the required six months and then sign up under someone different (those are Stampin'Up!'s rules, not mine). However, now that classes are done, and I have a LOT more time, I have found that although I miss the fellowship with my friends when we craft, I can still craft with my friends! Just without having …

13 Inches Donated to Locks of Love!

I'd like to know how on EARTH I misspelled "Palm"? Really? And it had just started to rain when I was trying to take the picture in my car. Wanted to take it right away to the Post Office to mail. Of course, the rain has now turned to snow. YEAH! LOVE this weather! Perfect for crafting and staying inside!

Ok, so my Master's is done, I now have a professional short hairstyle, and I have donated my hair to Locks of Love. Onto CRAFTING!!!!

My actual graduation ceremony is about two weeks away and yes, I will be completing the walk. Really, I just want the Master's hood, but..

I have my wonderful craft room that is so neglected. THAT is one of my New Year's Resolutions. How about you? Of course, losing weight is also one of the resolutions (isn't it every year?), but I think the crafting one will be a LOT more fun! :)

I'm going to take a few days off to enjoy with family - hope you do too! Have a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Locks of Love

Crafters - We make a difference in many ways. Our cards can bring someone's spirit up, let them know we care about them, and just give a great deal of personal interaction. We enjoy looking at our scrapbooks and pictures and re-living the moments when those pictures and memories were made.
In our household, we enjoy reading and sharing our comic strips (the boy LOVES to read us different comics that he enjoys - and that he knows WE enjoy!). One of the comics is ZITS by Jerry Scott and Jim Borgman. Here's one of their fabulous comics that ran in May 2003.

Here's the link to the article from King Features about that comic too.
To donate hair to Locks of Love, the minimum donation is 10 inches in length. So I will be seeing Chelley at Divine Angles to have my hair cut tomorrow!

Lock's of Love's Public Service Announcement video.
If you are interested in more information about Locks of Love, please go to their website at

We can each make a difference in …

Did you see...

the Sherman's Lagoon comic strip today (Sunday, December 18, 2011)?

THAT is why I like to send handmade cards! I wonder if Jim Toomey knows someone who is a cardmaker or scrapbooker? Or maybe he just likes handmade cards? I think I may send him one of my Christmas cards. Of course, he's way bigger than my little cardmaking, so he might not receive it in time for Christmas - it'll have to go through his people first. But I think I'll send one anyway!
And, as many of you know, I just finished (as of yesterday, Saturday, December 17th!) my final class for my degree. YEAH!!!!! I am waiting on my final grade, so because Christmas is just one week away... guess what I have been doing yesterday and today? 

My goal is to get these finished today and out in the mail tomorrow - yeah, that's my goal! They will probably go out on Tuesday instead. LOVE that the Main Post office is on my way to work!  :)
Enjoy the ritual of sending cards to those who make a difference in our lives. …

"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy..."

December 7, 1941 A Date Which Will Live in Infamy
Here's an article showing Pearl Harbor today, 70 years later, and in December, 1941.

While I haven't yet had the honor of visiting the USS Arizona Memorial, I do know that I have many brave men (and women) to thank for the freedoms I have in this country.
So, to our wonderful friend Joe Keihn, who served on the Tennessee on that fateful day, and to all of the veterans who give so selflessly so we may enjoy these freedoms, we say "Thank you."

“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ - Matthew 25:21 (NIV)

* The Official Site for the Pearl Harbor Memorial is located here.