31 December 2008

Hogmanay (New Year) Blessings

I got this in an e-mail and thought I'd pass it on to all of you, too...LOL!

2009 Friendship Contract

After serious and careful consideration, your 2009 contract of friendship has been renewed. It was a very hard decision to make, so try not to screw it up!!!

Modern Hogmanay Blessing
May peace break into your house and thieves come to steal your debts.
May the pockets of your jeans become a magnet of $100 bills.
May love stick to your face like Vaseline and laughter assault your lips!
May happiness slap you across the face and may your tears be that of joy.
May your clothes smell of success and the problems you had forget your home address.
May 2009 be the very best year of your life!!!!
And my response...to be said on the evening of 31 December at midnight (or earlier if you just can't stay up). ;-)

Auld Celtic Hogmanay Blessing
May the Gods grant their blessing upon this dwelling,
And upon each stone and beam and stave of it.
And upon all the food and drink,
And the furnishings and clothing.
May the family and the animals
Enjoy the fullness of health
And prosperity, for now and always.

27 December 2008

Fun with Food: TwinkHenge!

Gentle Ladies, Good Sirs, and Druids...presenting TwinkHenge! This most mystical of all cream-filled spongecake constructions is a "trifle" small, but historians believe TwinkHenge to possess unknown supernatural powers. The well known properties of the construction materials will certainly enable it to last for centuries.

The 75th anniversary of the Twinkie happened in April of 2005 and the company asked people to contribute their recipes and stories and photographs. They even published a book with the recipes (available on Amazon.com).

TwinkHenge was possibly created in 2004 (the earliest known siting on a blog so far) and possibly in Portland since the original photo was found on a Portland based website:
www.nightswimming.com/pics/TwinkHenge.jpg. There is no true history available on its creation that I can find. If any of you know more about it, please post a comment!

If you're curious about Twinkies and how well they stand the test of time (and man), visit the
T.W.I.N.K.I.E.S. Project web site.

25 December 2008

Nollaig Chridheil [Happy Christmas] to you all!

I hope you all have a very, very peaceful Christmas filled with family and friends and love. Here's a festive wordart present from me to you. Click on the image to unwrap it.

(does not include the background paper)

20 December 2008

Oh, Baby - update!

It's a GIRL! The ultrasound clearly showed her attributes for a few seconds before she curled up in a ball as if to say, "How rude!" LOL! Mommy was so excited that she had to go buy something pink right away!

Only one person guessed correctly - and he doesn't scrap! So to celebrate our wee lassie, I created this wordart freebie for all of you (hmmm - this could be a new kit in the works!). Click on the image to download it.

19 December 2008

Good Karma Friday - Send a free 'Thank You' card to our troops overseas

If you go to this web site, www.LetsSayThanks.com, you can pick out a thank you card (all the artwork is created by kids!) and it will be printed and sent to a soldier that is currently serving overseas. You can't pick out who gets it, but it will go to a member of the armed services. How AMAZING it would be if we could get everyone we know to send one! It's FREE and it only takes a second.

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the soldiers received a bunch of these? This takes just 10 seconds and it's a wonderful way to say thank you. Please take the time to send to our troops and then please take the time to pass it on for others to do. We can't ever say "thank you" enough.

Thanks for taking the time to support our military men and women!

Here's the card and pre-made message I chose.

"Thank you so much for your service, being away from your home, family and friends. I just want to let you know that I appreciate it and thank you for it. Please come back safe and soon."

16 December 2008

Facebook has a lot of digi-designers and shops on it. it also has a lot of silly, but fun (and free!) virtual collecting and gifting applications. One of them is called Hatchlings where you collect colored eggs year-round. They have created special holiday eggs, too...I just got one that hatched into a reindeer!

If you're on Facebook and would like to play along and collect an egg or two, click on the basket below.

If you're not on Facebook yet...what the heck are you waiting for?
Click here: http://www.facebook.com/ and when you get signed up (it's free!), send me a 'friend' request!

13 December 2008

Happy ChristmaHanaKwanzika - And A Free Gift For You!

Thanks for being my customer in 2008 - I really appreciate your business! Here's a special Celtic snowflake ornament just for you. Just click on the image to download it.

Want some more special ornaments? Of course you do!
Visit these blogs from my friends from Plain Digital Wrapper anytime during the last 12 Days before Christmas (13-25 Dec) to collect them all.

Slainte {Gaelic for Cheers!},
Catriona MacGregor
Digital designs available exclusively at Plain Digital Wrapper.

11 December 2008

New Product Release - Snowstar Felt Trio

These three happy snowstars would like to help you decorate your holiday pages and hybrid paper projects! They'd be ever so cute on those greeting cards you haven't finished up yet, too!
On sale at PDW for only $2 through Saturday!

They measure 2 3/4" to 3" tall by 2 3/4" wide.