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Monday, December 31, 2007

Can 2007 Really be almost over??

I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. Seems like it was only yesterday that everyone was freaking out about it being 2000. I hope 2008 will be even better than 2007. We have a lot coming up this year. First is my new job that I start on the 14th of Jan. Then our birthday grand slam. 5 birthdays in 1 week. YIKES! My FIL and MIL turn 60 this year. I turn 30 this year. My IL's celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. Lots of big celebrations this year. I hope to take the family back to Disneyworld sometime this year too. I am sure before I know it we will be saying goodbye to 2008 too! Time sure does fly faster the older you get. Here are a couple pics that I took from our trip to the snow the other day.

I hope you all have a safe and fun New Year's! Love the Pealer's!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Winter Wonderland Contest @ SWG

It’s a Winter Wonderland at Scrappin’ with Grace and Flair Designs for the Month of January. So grab your coat and hat and bundle up becuase things are gonna get Frosty in here.

The winner will be the person who has the most points at the end of the four weeks. That person will receive a prize package (details to follow)

There will be 4 challenges during this contest:

Challenge 1 will be posted Jan 1st and due Jan 6th @ midnight PST
Challenge 2 will be issued Jan 8th and due Jan 13th @ midnight PST
Challenge 3 will be issued Jan 15th and due Jan 20th @ midnight PST
Challenge 4 will be issued Jan 22nd and due Jan 27th @ midnight PST

Here are the rules for the Winter Wonderland Contest.

1. Sign-ups will be taken on the message board until Jan 7th at midnight PST! (please sign up under the sign-up thread) However, your first challenge will be issued Jan 1st!

2. Once you have signed up, your first assignment will be given to you on TUESDAY Jan. 1st…and you will have until the following SUNDAY to complete the assignment. All assignments will be due at midnight PST the following Sunday

3. You will be judged during this contest. You may drop your lowest score…which also means you may skip 1 week during the contest… (giving you a zero…which you would want to then drop)

4. You will be required to use product from Flair Designs for 1 of the challenges and also 1 of the extra credit assignments. If you do not have any of Flair Design products you may purchase them in our store.

5. You can earn “extra credit” throughout the contest and will be given 1 “extra credit opportunity” each week! This will be worth 5 extra credit points! Please note that extra credit is not mandatory! So watch out for these opportunities…they will be given at different times during the week and will never be the same thing.

6. No one will be eliminated during the contest! The person with the highest score at the end of the contest will be our winner! We will determine the winner by adding all of the scores together and subtracting out the lowest score.

7. Assignments will always be due on Sunday at Midnight PST! Please keep in mind that everything will be run on PST. You will receive your scores back no later than Tuesday at noon PST.

8. New layouts only please.

So are you ready to bundle up and get your scrap on? WE will see you on the boards at

Friday, December 28, 2007

Crop tonight at SWG

Come join us at for our Crop tonight.
Each hour from 6pm-12am CST you will be issued a challenge have 1 hour to complete that challenge and upload to the correct gallery...if you complete the challenge your name will go into the prize drawing for that we will have a winner EACH hour during the crop (how fun is that!!!)
Also we will have a grand prize winner! So lots of chances to take home some fun prizes!

We will be playing bingo at 7pm CST...this will be the challenge for that the winner of bingo will win a prize...:)

I hope many of you will come and join us...I know it is an insane time of the year...but if you can...we would love to have you here

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

We need YOU!

Scrappin with Grace is looking for it's next Design Team Coordinator. If you are interested please read on.

We would like to post an opening for the DT Coordinator. The challenge will run from today to Jan 6th 6 pm PST. We are giving you the choice of creating one of the following. Please post your image into our gallery...

Create a layout answering one of the following questions:

Tell us what is your special dream is?

Tell us something that makes you unique?

What is your favorite saying/quote?

You will need to create an account at so that you can PM Kristina the owner the following.

1. Why do you think you would make a good fit for SWG DT Coordinator?

a. Why do you want the position? What about the position entices you the most?

b. What can you offer to SWG as the DT Coordinator? Be creative.

c. How often are you online?

d. Show me your creativity. List one new idea for the site and tell me a little about it.

2. Past Experience?

a. Do you have any prior experience as a design team member, or coordinator? Give examples of a frustrating situation and a rewarding situation?

b. Do you have computer knowledge? How well do you know a computer? Give examples.

3. Are you committed currently to other sites/blogs/stores?

a. What level of commitment is at those sites?

b. Do you feel it will affect your commitment to SWG?

4. Why do you scrapbook?

a. Give me three reasons on why you scrapbook?

b. Do you want to be known in the scrapbooking industry?

c. Where do you mostly scrapbook? At home, with friends, weekend retreats, etc?

d. Do you attend CKUs, or other similar events?

Please link to your blog, your work, scrapbook resume, whatever you have….

We hope to see your application!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Big Changes for me!

Well the start of the new year will be something of a whirlwind for me. I will be having a bunch of new things in my life to get used to. First and the most exciting for me is that I am the New Special Events Coordinator at I have already lined up new sponsors and have the next two contest mapped out.

Second is I will be starting a full time job sometime after the start of the new year. I have not worked in almost 7 years so this will be a big adjustment for me and my family. My dear hubby will now have to learn how to style my daughters hair. I don't think he has ever done a ponytail in his life. He gets to be a full time WAHD.

And in addition to all this fun, January is our biggest birthday month for our family. We have 5, yes 5 birthdays in 1, yes 1 week. So that will just add on to all the madness of the new year.

I hope you all have your shopping done and your presents wrapped. I am off to do some holiday baking here in a little bit. Merry Xmas if I don't get a chance to post before Tuesday.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Merry Xmas from the Pealer's

I gotta thank Scott at CMK for showing me what Jib Jab had this season LOL.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Yay Its Friday

Love Fridays! Especially ones where I get to go have fun later. Tonight is my Bunco night. Maybe I can escape the job dread for a couple hours LOL. Well since I have two yes TWO interviews next week I think that calls for some shopping tomorrow. Ya know I just can't wear that velour sweat suit to my interviews now can I? Macy's will make me happy! LOL . Anyways here is a LO that I completed last night. Papers are from Tinkering Inks's new Beloved Line.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, December 13, 2007


Ok so today has kinda been big for me on the job front. I got a letter from the credit union saying I passed the test. And I also got a call for a job interview for Monday back at the University Hospital where I use to work before kids. This honestly scares the crap out of me. I have friends who still work there and they heard they were only doing 7 interviews and hiring for 6 spots! So I am excited and scared at the same time. I have not worked for almost 7 years. I am not really ready to go back full time but right now I have to do what is best for my family. Even if it means giving up field trips and art day. So please keep your fingers crossed that things work out the way they are supposed to. Whatever that may be!

Lastly I leave you with a pic of my pajama clad kiddos in front of our big tree

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Just a little something

Well I guess I am not the only "artist" in the family. The other day my son who is 6 almost 7 was busy drawing in his notebook. This is what he brought me when he was done

Its hard to see but he wrote "For Mom" in pink bubble letters. Does he know his mom or what. Heart Headlights, flaming hearts down the side. Not to mention he picked some of my favorite colors.

I have some projects I am working on but can't share yet. Maybe in a couple days. Hope you are all having a great week so far.

Oh yeah I got the new Tinkering Ink Beloved Collection and Piggy Tales Ba Ba Black Sheep in my mail today. I cannot wait to play with those lines!

Monday, December 10, 2007

New Tinkering Ink Contest at SWG!!

Here are the details

This month at SWG the design team is working with Tinkering Ink! We think that Tinkering Ink is such a wonderful company and their products are just over the top…so in honor of Tinkering Ink (our December Sponsor) we have a contest that will challenge you and fill this season with some scrapbooking joy!

Starting on Dec. 12th and going through Dec. 23rd we will be issuing 1 challenge per day! Simply complete as many challenges as you can on the dates that they are issued and upload to the SWG gallery before midnight CST on that same day for it to be counted!

Daily challenges can range from making a certain amount of cards or tags to making Home d├ęcor (and of course everything in between). You will also be required to use Tinkering ink products on 4 of the 12 challenges…so head to the store and pick up your tinkering ink products if you are in need! As always, we offer great prices on all of our products!

The Scrapper that completes the most of the issued challenges (and uploaded the same day that they are issued by midnight CST to the SWG gallery) will be our grand prize winner! *if there is a tie between 2 or more scrappers then it will go to a vote that will be open to the SWG members. The scrapper with the most votes will then be the grand prize winner.

However, after the grand prize winner is announced… it doesn’t end there for each challenge that you complete your name will go into a random drawing. We will pull out a winner out during the Dec. Crop (Counting down the last Friday in the year to midnight!) which will be held on Friday Dec. 28th (the last Friday in 2007) from 6-midnight CST!

So what are you playing for:

Our Grand Prize winner this month will win: The entire line of Yuletide

For each challenge you complete your name will go in the the crop we will draw out 1 name and the winner will receive the beloved line (only paper)

So what are you waiting for…head on over to SWG and get ready to add a little extra joy to your holiday season!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Baby it's Cold Outside

Sounds like a great day to stay in the house and scrap. That is exactly what I plan to do, well at least for the most part. Yesterday I cut up a bunch of papers so Jamie could make a paper chain. She was so proud of it. She hung it up on her window. Now Jeffrey wants to make one today. So I guess I will be cutting up some more xmas paper. Good thing I went on a xmas paper binge this year. I NEVER buy xmas paper really unless it is Basic Grey LOL.

So do you want to see my favorite layout ever? I haven't been able to post it here because it was in the Scrapstreet ezine last month. This is of my kiddos at Jeff's cousin's wedding over the summer. Jeffrey was the ringbearer. I did this layout originally for a challenge at My Buddy Annette and I had to make up our own challenge. Everything had to be black and white and circular.

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! XOXOX

Friday, December 7, 2007

Just a quick Update

Well the weather has finally gotten nasty here. Last night the power went out, and around 1:15 am it came back on. So I woke up and went to go find a battery backup for my alarm clock. I reset the time and the alarm so I didn't oversleep when it came time to wake Jeffrey up for school. So as soon as I get comfortable one of the smoke detectors started to beep. Ours are hardwired into the house with a battery back up. So once again I get out of bed to go reset the dectector hoping that will fix the problem. Thankfully it did but then I could NOT fall back asleep. Our bedroom faces the side where all the wind hits the house. So all I could hear was the rain being smacked up against the house. Now I can sleep thru a nice peaceful rainstorm but not when it is gusty. And my dear sweet husband is completely oblivious to it all. So I try to hunker down with a pillow over my head. I finally fall back asleep like an hour later. I guess that is all part of being a mom LOL!

Ok well I finally have a LO to share with you all. I did it for the Monthly challenge over at We were challenged to do a Layout of one of our holiday traditions. The scan makes it a little blurry but I am still happy with how it turned out.

Here are a couple pics of My favorite girls and me from the Xmas party last weekend

I hope you all have a great weekend filled with lots of scrapping!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

I had an AWESOME weekend.

So you all know that my kiddos went off to their grandparents for the weekend. We went and picked them up yesterday. They really did have a great time and did NOT want to come home. My parents are currently living in a house that is in the middle of an orchard. My kids had a ball picking persimmons. Or as Jamie would call them Cimmamins. It was so cute. Here are a couple pics of them in the orchard from yesterday.

This is what Jeffrey and my dad did all day Saturday. This thing turned out to be about 6 feet long. All made out of scraps from my parents house they are building.

SO now I have even more great pics to scrap. Speaking of scrapping I got 2 layouts done this week. Not sure how much I like the first one. It is the Rockstar Layout of Jamie. It just didn't come out the way I pictured it in my head. The bling doesn't really stand out the way I hoped it would. Oh well.

The other one is a gift I did for xmas so I have to wait to post it. I also got great news that I won the Cosmo Cricket Contest at for my Jamie Layout that I posted a couple weeks back.

Have a great week everyone!