Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags

Here's a great way to make some really cute goody bags in less than 10 steps! They are simply decorated with a little Fun Flock and some ribbon. Easy!
1. Punch out circles from white cardstock and Halloween themed cardstock. It's easier if you are going to be making a lot to use strips cut the size of the circles, then simply feed the strip through the punch.

2. Stamp your image on the white cardstock. I chose a vampire stamp from The Angel Company.3. To use the Fun Flock, fill the part of your design you wish to cover with glue-

Tap the glued design into the Fun Flock, covering the glue well-

And Viola! A cute fuzzy element to your stamped image!

4. Color in your design with as much (or as little) creativity as you chose.

5. Adhere the stamped circles to your Halloween Themed Paper. I used the next size larger circle punch. You could also use a scalloped edge punch, or really any shape you so desire! :)
6. Fill your goody bags with CANDY!

7. Punch a hole in the top of the tag.

8. Adhere tag to goody bag with festive ribbon, curl ribbon.
9. And there you go! Cute, festive, goody bags that you can make in less than 10 steps!


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Recycled Plastic Bags

Here's a video I made about how to fuse plastic grocery bags into reusable plastic lunch bags!

Thank You for Your Prayers

Thank you all for your prayers and support during this last month. For those of you who don't know, Dad didn't make it. He fought as hard as he could and we gave him a fighting chance, but his body just had enough and he went Home to join David and the rest of Dad's family. We stopped life support and he passed very peacefully on September 10th. We are so thankful and grateful for the excellent care and the compasionate care takers he had while at University of Colorado Hospital. And we couldn't have made it through this difficult time if it wasn't for all your love, prayers, and support!!! Thank you for being such great friends!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Please Pray for My Dad

Please pray for my dad, Bruce McDonnall. Dad is in the medical intensive care unit at University Hospital. He came in to the ER yesterday and went into septic shock (whole body infection). He took a turn for the worse last night and is now intubated (on a breathing machine), and they are hoping to get continuous dialysis started after they give him some blood so they can place the dialysis line. He's in renal failure and right sided heart failure. He is heavily sedated so he is not feeling any pain and he can finally rest, which we are all thankful for. All of my family is here and we are doing as well as could be expected. We are honest and aware of all that's going on, but we are still hoping for the best. Your prayers are appreciated.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New Fun Tool

I found out about this neat online tool from Paper
Jewel's website. It's pretty fun! You put in text
and then it creates these word pictures with the
text. I made this one using the words that
described some of my favorite things.

I also made one for Michael's Birthday Card:

Follow the link and check it out!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Scrap and Yap Reunion!

I had the awesome opportunity to see my close college buddies- The Tiki Girls- at this weekend's Scrap and Yap! For those of you who don't know what "Scrap and Yap" is- my girlfriends and I get together once a month at each others' houses to do just that- Scrap and Yap. Sometimes it's mostly yapping, sometimes it's mostly scrapping, but it is ALWAYS fun! And this weekend we had the wonderful happening of having 2 others join us who we had not seen in years! It was great fun! It was mostly yapping, but it was just so great to catch up with everyone and see what everybody had been up to. Here are some photos of our get together! Love you girls!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

I haven't fallen off the face of the planet

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile, life has been, It's been a little crazy around here. I got a new job, and because of that new job, I am going to be going back to school in January. So I've been adjusting to different hours at work (more days a week, but less hours each day) and trying to study for the GRE, plus maintain all my other home duties. So needless to say, something had to fall off and it was the podcasting and blogging. I'm hoping to get some more YouTube videos up soon- especially after seeing THIS great idea!!!! But for now, I'm going to take a little "me" time and encourage all of you to do the same. Get off the computer and go out there and do something you truly enjoy!!! (And if reading silly blogs and wasting time online is something you truly enjoy- you've come to the right place!)

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Part 2 of Legacy Lesson- Able vs Available. God wants us to be available to Him.

Here is the second podcast in my Legacy Lessons series. This episode looks at being able vs available. Here's the outline of my podcast. Feel free to post any comments or questions! To hear the full version either click on the title of this post, or simply CLICK HERE
  • God doesn't call the gifted, he gifts those he calls.
    • 1 Corinthians 1:26-27- God chose the foolish and weak things.
    • Exodus 3:4- Moses TURNED aside and looked at the burning bush.
    • Exodus 4:10- God will equip us for what He has called us to do.
  • God doesn't call the able, he uses the available
    • You're only as busy as you want to be.
    • Isaiah 58:1-3- God's people are busy doing spiritual things, but not lending their heart.
    • Isaiah 58:6-9- God wants you to do what HE call you to.
  • How do we know God's heart? How do we listen?
    • Isaiah 30:15- Our salvation is in quietness and trust. We need to quiet ourselves and listen
    • Zephaniah 3:17- GOD will quiet us and help us tune into Him.
    • Zechariah 4:6- It's God's fight, not ours
    • 1 Kings 19:11-13- Elijah heard God in the quiet whisper- not the great wind, fire, or earthquake
    • Listen and be flexible- be willing to do whatever, whenever called
  • What does God want us to do?
    • Micah 6:8- Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with Him

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Part 1 of Legacy Lessons- "The Greatest Fear". Learn how to live your life in a way that leaves a lasting legacy.

Check out this first episode of my podcast! It's the first part in a series about living your life in a way that will leave a lasting legacy. Here is an outline of the first lesson:
  • The Greatest Fear is not the fear of death, but actually the fear of LIFE
  • We need to live a life of NO REGRETS
  • Examples from my oldest brother David's life
That's my brother David (the white guy with the baseball cap) :)
  • Hebrews 11:4- Abel's legacy continued even after he was dead.
  • Deuteronomy 30:19- Choose LIFE
  • Hebrews 11:26- Looking ahead for our reward
  • Hebrews 11:8- Moses didn't know where he was going- but went anyways
  • Hebrews 11:40- God has something BETTER planned for us
  • Hebrews 12:1- Run with perseverance and fix your eyes on Jesus
  • Deuteronomy 31:6- God will never leave or forsake us
  • Psalm 118: 6,7- Abundant life through Jesus
I hope you enjoy this podcast. Feel free to email me or post your comments. You can listen to the entire podcast by either clicking on the title of this post, or you can simply CLICK HERE

If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to my podcasts so you don't miss a single episode! You can do that by clicking on the orange square on the left hand side of my sidebar.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Working On It

Well I have had a lot of thoughts running through my head this week. I have a dream of one day being a motivational speaker. But that leaves me with the question- how does one become a motivational speaker? This, I'm not too sure of just yet. I thought about the whole writing a book and then publicizing the book and building speaking engagements from there, but that seems like a long shot. So if any of you out there have any great ideas, shoot them my way. Right now the current topic I'm thinking of is "Leaving a Legacy". So I'm sure you will see more posts about that to follow! So for now, wish me luck, and look to see me at your next conference soon! Hahaha!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

New Year Goals

Well, it's that time of year again, time that everyone vows to loose weight, make more money, and all sorts of other things that never happen. I like to set "goals". For some reason that sounds more attainable than "resolutions". So here are a few of my goals for 2008:

1. Be a Better Wife

2. Make Healthier Choices

3. Catch up on my Scrapbooking!

I have these broken down into smaller steps, seeing as though they are sorta vague and far reaching goals. And I plan on working on them a little bit each week. Feel free to email me and see how any of these goals are coming along and keep me on track!