19 January 2010


I logged onto the Gingersnap Creations blog this morning, and guess what? I’m a Gingersnap Gem!! That means I can proudly display this badge on my blog:


I’m oh-so-excited! Thank you Shar and Ali for this wonderful honor!!!

Otherwise—had a busy weekend, so no new posts. I need to make a birthday card for my nephew who turns 17 on Friday, so that should be posted in the next day or so. I’m having a hard time figuring out what to do for him. I’ve been so tempted to make him a card using the Stampin’ Up! sock monkey set—maybe this is the year! Of course, there’s a story there. I played with a sock monkey as a little girl—my grandma made it and it was always at her house. I now have that monkey and it means so much to me. When my nephew was two, I decided that he needed his very own sock monkey, too, so I found a place that sold those funky socks and a pattern, and made him a sock monkey for Easter that year. He loved to play with it when he was little. I remember my sister calling me once and saying that Tyler wanted to talk to me (he was about 4 at the time). He was so distraught. “Aunt Kim,” he said. “My monkey’s innards are coming out. Can you fix him?” Of course I did! About that time, I asked him if I could make a sock monkey for his little sister, and he said no. So, Tyler is the only one who got a sock monkey from me. Sounds silly, but I’ve always thought of it as our special bond!!! OK—how stupid is that? Good thing he doesn’t know I have a blog—he would be so embarrassed!!!!! That settles it—sock monkey card for sure!!!! Stay tuned…