Some Sweet Inspiration

Choose to love - rather than hate
Choose to smile - rather than frown
Choose to build - rather than to destroy
Choose to persevere - rather than to quit
Choose to praise - rather than gossip
Choose to heal - rather than wound
Choose to give - rather than grasp
Choose to act - rather than delay
Choose to forgive - rather than curse
Choose to pray - rather than despair
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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shop Till You Drop

Let me start today by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with all the people affected by the terrible floods in Queensland.

My sweet grandson started grade one today. The grandparents were allowed to go with this morning to be part of  all the excitement. It was so sweet and a bit emotional ~ I can vividly remember his dad's first day at school!! I need to share this with you though because I thought it was so sweet. He said that he doesn't have butterflies in his tummy, he has dragonflies. How cute is that????

Today sees another sketch reveal at Lets Scrap. Today's generous sponsor is:

Cori Kozak, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

We held a competition over at Lets Scrap where members were asked to submit their favourite LO ~ which Cheri could turn into a sketch. This week's sketch is based on the LO submitted by Marilyn Peters. Here is the great sketch that Cheri created.

We bought Claudia a shopping trolley with all the grocery tins and boxes. Dorian and Claudia spent the night with us before we went away on holiday and she brought her trolley with. We took all the ornaments off the unit in the lounge and that became her shop. She spent the night shopping and giving us food to eat and dog food.....She also decided her "pappa's" shoes were far smarter to shop in....LOL. I used the photos from that night to do my LO. Here is how it turned out

I used Crate papers and the chipboard die cuts are also from Crate paper. A Martha Stewart punch to do the strip border. I cut the banner out of cardstock and used rub-ons for her name. I used pearls along the punched border.

Before I sign off I want to remind you of a few EXCITING things happening over at Lets Scrap.
  • Our DT CALL closes on 20th January, 2011
  • We have an amazing JULIE BONNER sketch competition going that closes on 31st January, 2011
  • Our fun HOPPY NEW YEAR blog hop starts on Friday 14th January, 2011.
So as you can see its all HIP AND HAPPENING at Lets Scrap. Loads of inspiration and amazing prizes. Go on over and check it all out.

Thanks for looking!! Please leave a comment when you visit. That way I can return the compliment and visit you.



  1. I wasn't sure how I felt about the sketch, thinking WOW that is a lot of photos, then I saw your LO and Now think I love this sketch and can't wait to try it!! What a Cutie Pie your grand daughter is:)

  2. I can just imagine the excitement of going to school for the first time with your grandson!! What a special occation to share with him! Love your layout of this weeks Let's Scrap sketch!!! I'm still struggling to put mine together!

  3. OOOhhhh Bev i love this layout! you always pick such wonderful co-ordinating papers.


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