Saturday, December 22, 2007

Jan/Feb Ezine!

The new January/February EZINE will be coming out soon and I have a freebie for you there.
If you haven't seen my kit "Travel Mania" you need to hop on over to the store at 3Scrapateers and pick it up because the freebie in the EZINE goes with it! here is TRAVEL MANIA

And here is the Freebie that you will get in the EZINE:

So make sure you pick up a copy of the Jan/Feb EZINE available only at 3Scrapateers!


Blakelee is my newest kit and it will be released in the sote at 3Scrapateers on January 1st as the new Half N Half Scrapkit. So, as you know, you can get Half of the kit in the store for $2.00. When you upload a layout, card or whatever to the gallery before midnight on the 11th of January, you will get the rest of the kit as the Posting Bonus! And, of course, the only place you will see a preview of the kit before it is released is right here!

Blakelee was originally made for a friend at work. Her little girl is not so girly so Blakelee is a little bit girly and a little bit grunge. I hope that you will like Blakelee and find many used for her! Come to the chat on January 1st where you will see Kimberly Stewarts new kit and be introduced to Blakelee. Then come back to my chat on January 10th and pick up the matching freebie! See you there!

We are getting Closer!

OK...I don't know about all of you, but we are on the final countdown to SANTA CLAUS! I think the kids get more and more, shall we say...BOUNCY, as the big night gets closer! No matter how many time we tell them that they need to be good...the worse they get! Whats a grandmother to do?!!

I finished all of my shopping on Friday. I was going on Thursday but it was storming here and I din't feel like getting out in the wind and rain. Going to get my hair cut was enough for me! So..Alana and I went on Friday and I almost had to bring her back home...she was terrible! I didn't know a 7 year old could whine so much! Anyway, that's over with, the gifts are wrapped and now we just wait!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A not so Average Dog... I am not an everyday blogger! There are times that I have nothing to say and I am sure that there are some of you out there that are the same way. But today, I was sitting in the lunch room and for some unknown reason, Scotty popped into my head. I think of Scotty from time to time around the holidays but usually I am at home and one of the kids will have said something that sparks my memories of him.

Scotty was a Sheepdog and he was owned by the man who owned the local drycleaners about two block from where I lived. I passed by there everyday on my trek to and from school and never paid much attention to the "doggy in the window". This particular day was the same as any other day, there was snow piled up everywhere and it was COLD. I was walking home from school and was about to pass by the drycleaners when I saw something red bobbing in the window and heard the bark of a dog. Looking at the window, I remember letting out a laugh. There he was, sitting in the window with a big, red Santa hat tied to his head! Oh what a wonderful sight to see. Well, I walked up to the window and as I did he let out another loud bark, his tail began to wag back and forth and his face seemed to light up ... almost like the Christmas tree that was lit in the background behind him. "Where did this beautiful dog come from and is he really smiling at me?" I stood there for a moment and spoke a few words to him through the window and then decided that I should be on my way. As I turned to leave, he let out another loud bark and I saw the man that owned the drycleaners come into the room behind him. He began to laugh and motioned for me to come into the shop. When I stepped in the door, Scotty made a dash for me with a bound. "He won't bite! He won't bite!" the owner said, still laughing.
Scotty jumped up and put his front paws on my chest and started lapping at my face. I threw my arms around him and laughed in spite of the butterflys I felt. Mr. Trabeck introduced himself and Scotty to me and explained that he had never seen Scotty take to anyone just like that before. He invited me to stop by the shop anytime I wanted to visit with Scotty and share a coke with him.

After that day, I stopped in to see Scotty everyday on my way home from school. During the days while on Christmas vacation, I would even make the two block trek to see him in the afternoons. He always greeted me with that same sweet smile and a wagging tail.

I don't know what ever happened to Scotty. We moved during the next year and I lost contact with him and Mr. Trabeck. But I do know that he lives on. He lives on in the heart of a little girl that is not quite so little anymore.

Merry Christmas, Scotty!