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Monday, June 16, 2008

U Da Man!

Congratulations to SMILYNSTEF who wins the Crafty Secrets Lil' Chef stamp set. She shared her quirky and fun "family tradition": We always have an extreme croquet game on Thanksgiving ... even if there is snow on the ground. How fun is that and what great memories for your family.

Here's an oldie but masculine card I pulled out of my Stampin' Up! archive. I love that little frog.

Hope you all had a great father's day weekend. Summer is here!

Have a great day!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Friday the 13th!

It started a several years ago when my oldest daughter asked about "Friday the 13th." "What's the big deal?" she asked. So, we answered by creating a "Friday the 13th" family tradition. At the Sparks house, we now have a monthly family tradition on the 13th day of each month. My family knows that we have "breakfast for dinner" when it's the 13th of each month. When the 13th actually falls on a Friday, then we go out to "breakfast for dinner" to either IHOP or Denny's...make it extra special. It's our one day a month where we all know for sure that we will get to eat together and we know what is planned for dinner. It's quick, easy so the kids can help cook and yummy, too.

Speaking of cooking, I thought I would share this card design by our friend, Pam Hooten. The stamp set is a new Crafty Secrets release called, Little Chef.

Be creative and fun when coming up with some special family traditions for your particular clan. It's some of these little things that your kids grow up to remember.

Do you have a quirky family tradition to share? Share your "not-so-traditional" family tradition and we'll draw an entry at random. Random winner will win the Little Chef Crafty Secrets stamp set plus some other surprises. Winner will be announced on Father's Day, June 15th.

Have a great weekend!