Sunday, December 27, 2009

Online Crop & Organization Challenge

Let’s start the year off right . . .

6th Annual New Year's Day Online Crop

Wow . . . I can't believe it . . . time for our SIXTH annual New Year's Day Crop. I hope you can join us.

Ways you can join in . . .

1. Join Crafting Made Simple and participate online. We will be posting challenges and ideas throughout the day.

2. If you have a bricks & mortar, home-based or online store, we would sure appreciate you sponsoring a challenge and offering a small prize.


3. Invite some friends over and crop together. I have spaces for 5-6 friends to join me for the day. I'm going to start the day with brunch and then get right into some serious scrapbooking. Let me know if you would like to crop with me.

I'm so looking forward to scrapbooking with you.

Annual Organization Challenge

I’ve lost track of how many years we’ve been doing this challenge, but I think this is our 4th Annual. I hadn’t planned on repeating this event but I’ve lost track of the number of people who have requested it. So beginning January 1st, 2010, I will post a challenge each week for 10 weeks. I’m sure we can arrange a location for a yard sale at the end of the 10 weeks. Check out Crafting Made Simple or my blog each week for your challenge and please post a message to cheer each other on and report completed challenges.

See ya

Pam

Online Crop & Organization Challenge

Let’s start the year off right . . .

6th Annual New Year's Day Online Crop

Wow . . . I can't believe it . . . time for our SIXTH annual New Year's Day Crop. I hope you can join us.

Ways you can join in . . .

1. Join Crafting Made Simple and participate online. We will be posting challenges and ideas throughout the day.

2. If you have a bricks & mortar, home-based or online store, we would sure appreciate you sponsoring a challenge and offering a small prize.


3. Invite some friends over and crop together. I have spaces for 5-6 friends to join me for the day. I'm going to start the day with brunch and then get right into some serious scrapbooking. Let me know if you would like to crop with me.

I'm so looking forward to scrapbooking with you.

Annual Organization Challenge

I’ve lost track of how many years we’ve been doing this challenge, but I think this is our 4th Annual. I hadn’t planned on repeating this event but I’ve lost track of the number of people who have requested it. So beginning January 1st, 2010, I will post a challenge each week for 10 weeks. I’m sure we can arrange a location for a yard sale at the end of the 10 weeks. Check out Crafting Made Simple or my blog each week for your challenge and please post a message to cheer each other on and report completed challenges.

See ya

Pam

Friday, December 18, 2009

6th Annual New Year's Day Online Crop

Wow . . . I can't believe it . . . time for our SIXTH annual New Year's Day Crop. I hope you can join us.

Ways you can join in . . .

1. Join http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/crafting_made_simple/ and participate online. We will be posting challenges and ideas throughout the day.

2. Sponsor a challenge and offer a sma...ll prize. I know there are lots of bricks & mortar businesses and home-based businesses that could benefit from being a sponsor.

3. Invite some friends over and crop together. I have spaces for 5-6 friends to join me for the day. I'm going to start the day with brunch and then get right into some serious scrapbooking. Let me know if you would like to crop with me.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I'm so looking forward to scrapbooking with you.

6th Annual New Year's Day Online Crop

Wow . . . I can't believe it . . . time for our SIXTH annual New Year's Day Crop. I hope you can join us.

Ways you can join in . . .

1. Join http://ca.groups.yahoo.com/group/crafting_made_simple/ and participate online. We will be posting challenges and ideas throughout the day.

2. Sponsor a challenge and offer a sma...ll prize. I know there are lots of bricks & mortar businesses and home-based businesses that could benefit from being a sponsor.

3. Invite some friends over and crop together. I have spaces for 5-6 friends to join me for the day. I'm going to start the day with brunch and then get right into some serious scrapbooking. Let me know if you would like to crop with me.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

I'm so looking forward to scrapbooking with you.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup

Lightened-Up Cream of Mushroom Soup - Recipes - Food - Canadian Living

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I made this soup the other night using white mushrooms I found on the "hardly used nearly new rack" at Superstore. I'm not a fan of mushroom soup but I really enjoyed this one. Hal is a fan.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Back to Kitchener . . . because there are so many amazing boxes there . . .

Today was a PA Day for the grandsons. What to do? Letterboxing, of course. First stop was in New Hamburg for a second attempt at Mennonites of Ontario #20. We pulled into a parking lot to get our bearings and there just happened to be a Cheese Factory there. So we had to go in and sample some cheese. We came out with Onion & Garlic Cheese and a bag of Cheese Curds.
Once again, we were unsuccessful in New Hamburg. Cam (4) thinks perhaps someone took the box home because they didn't know it was a letterbox. But at least we had fun and got some yummy cheese.
Okay, this is not a letterboxing photo. Just a photo of a cool cow. Anyone know what kind of cow it is??
Next stop was Sunrise In Kitchener. We found it!! This area is being built up so quickly that the new area map we just bought was missing new streets already. It was very windy in open areas. We actually saw a couple of birds trying to fly into the wind and being blown backwards!!!! Good thing we were wearing lots of layers.
Our third effort was to locate Mennonites of Ontario #11
Success!! The box was a simple find. The stamp had amazing detail. That makes 2 finds so far . . .
Next was a second attempt at Mennonites of Ontario #10. We had tried this one back in July but the tree was just so prickly that we couldn't access the box. This time Hal was covered from head to toe and ready to dive in for the find. Our third success for the day . . . Yahoo!!!!!
Our final box of the day was A Looong Way From Home. What a great hide and the stamp is adorable. And a nice little bonus -- a flea inside. The flea came home with us and will be released again soon.
It was a lovely day and we hope there are still some nice letterboxing days left in 2009.
See ya on the trails,
Pam of the Big Blue Team
St. Thomas ON