Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's A Speed Scrap!

Come and join us for a Speed Scrap Tuesday night at ScrapMatters, hosted by Fiona (candianmommy)! Trust me, it will be a total blast, especially the chat!

And here is the fabulous participation prize, from Krisi's Kreations:

Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

It's A Blog Train!!!

Hello there!! And welcome to your next stop on the ScrapMatters [inter]National Scrapbooking Day blog train. This train has stops ALLOVER THE WORLD!!! You have probably just come from Sarah Bennett's blog. That's the stop before this one. And now you've arrived in Texas at my (profiler_mar's) blog!

Our NSD mega-collab at SM this weekend is called "Moments that Matter" and the whole theme of our celebration is all about those moments in our lives that really matter. At each stop you'll find a story about a Moment that Matters along with a freebie!! There are TONS of stops on this blog train, so you can pick up a LOT of goodies!!

OK, so the 'moment that matters' I've chosen to share is....the birth of my first "nephew", my best friend's son, Nik. This was the moment I became Aunt Lissa. When I held Nik for the first time, I was just in awe. Being so close to Chel, as I held Nik it struck me that he was my family, that he was part of me, whether we were blood related or not. At this point my brother had not had his girls yet, and so Nik was the only niece or nephew I could claim, and I was so enamored with him. I could not believe that someone so small could claim such a huge chunk of my heart. This was the closest I had come to being a mom. I never mattered how fiercely I would protect him, how unconditional my love for him would be, and how seeing him just makes me happy. Just having Nik in my life has made me a better person, more compassionate and giving, and more able to appreciate the little things in life.

Here's a picture of me a Nik, not from when he was born, but you can see the adoration here, I just love this photo!

And that's my "Moment That Matters" story!! And now, you're freebie!! What you've been patiently waiting for. Here is a clustered and stacked page for you!


Link will be active until midnight Thursday night 5/6. Then all these blog train goodies are getting gathered up and put into the store!

Enjoy!!! And now you're off to the next stop on the blog train . . .

Man In The Moon's Blog!

Have fun and HAPPY NSD!!!!