Tuesday, August 28, 2007

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!!!!!

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas!!!!! Atleast around here! I am so excited....Some of my new stamp sets came in yesterday from SU, and OMG! I forgot they were die cut......so wonderfully easy to put together....and last night in about 10 minutes (about 5 of it ohing and ahing) I put together my two new sets and sat down and put together my ideas!

I am doing two shows in the next few weeks and I can't wait! My dear friend Rita and I are doing a craft show in the middle of September and crammed our ideas yesterday. And I am so extemely excited I almost can't contain myself......but come on winter and Christmas! Last night when I finally went to bed alittle after 11pm, I still could not go to sleep........ideas were just a swirling! So I think from this point on, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
As soon as I have these all done......I will post pictures! Hee hee hee. But I can't start working till after the kid-os go home tonight! LOL

Friday, August 24, 2007

Sisters & Friends!!!

I am so excited! This weekend my sister is in town......again! This is the third time this month that I am getting to hang out with her and the family! We don't always get enough time to stamp so we are hoping to get to that this weekend! She already made a goofy orange and white ladybug (she says retro, I say she's weird) tonight before we went to Sunny Skies for gelato. That turned out to be a bad idea........but the ice cream was awesome as always. Some little kid a little older then Zachary walked right up to my nephew not once, but twice and kicked him in the shin....mean little kid, then Matthew fell on his head while they were playing tag. We decided it was time to go home. So now we play on the blog before we get the kid-os ready for bed.......then maybe we can get some stamping done since we have no bed time, and no where to be tomorrow :-) Sounds like my kind of day. Jenny would say this is the break I've been needing, and I say she is correct :P So have a great weekend, and I will try to post some pics if we actually make anything! LOL

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Quick Birthdays!

For those of us that have kids, and work and anything else going on in our life know that we sometimes must fly by the seat of our pants. Last week I had to go to a birthday party that was sort of last minute on our part (my fault). I had my day overbooked as I almost always do (this is why Jenny keeps telling me to take a vacation) :P Anyway I literally had less then 5 minutes from the time I walked in the door before we had to walk out. ***We had to come home to pick up the gift**** That I didn't have wrapped.....Thank God for SU Wheels. I literally was able to get back out the door in the time I had allowed us not to be late.....and even had a second to potty ;) This is the bag I made! Christmas will be easy this year....hee hee hee haa haa haa hoo hoo hoo! And yes, I did take a second to take the snapshot too, and was still not late LOL!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Fall Card Class!

I had my fall card class today! We had such a good time. These are the cards we created. Lots of good techniques, and beautiful earth elements......they are my favorites of all the color families.

Simple easy and elegant! I love how the dazzling diamonds just add that extra wow! Give it a ribbon and you have an awsome card.

Earth elements go well with the new In-Color too! The go well with all of the colors anyway, but I just love how this one turned out!
Simply Said, it's elegant! So easy and basic to put together!
The always favorite....loads of love! So very - loads of fun :P
All Through the Year this set is awsome.....always an occasion that these can be used!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Say Cheese!

We have found the secret to getting little ones to eat! Who knew it was so easy. We've been fighting the whole meat thing with Zachary since day one. But this little man loves to smile! So tonight my genius husband says to Zachary.....smile....let me see your teeth......oh, let me see your tongue, he'd open up his little mouth and Zach would pop the chicken in. And he'd laugh and realize we got him. We'd give him a high five, and two seconds later start all over again. So for all of those frustrated parents out there battling the meat battle with us........there is a method that works! Make it a game and dinner is much easier! LOL This is not of dinner tonight......but it is of him eating at Matthews B-day!

Buttons and Brads and Eyelets Oh My!!!!

I sure do love our accessories! They really do just add that extra touch to the already perfect cards and projects we make. And so many times we focus on the girly girl! Well this one is totally boy......and I love this set, Ahoy Matey! This is the set I used to make Matthews birthday card too. I borrowed it from Rita......and absolutely fell in love with it. So, I'm sure that it will join the collection soon. The Ahoy Matey set, and a few of the new rhinestone brads, use your earthtones and you are set! Let me know what you need to order and I'll help ya gladly!

Enjoy this sample, I have to go and prepare more for my class this weekend. Yes......24 hours to go......time to start prepping LOL! You all know that is when I do my best work hee hee hee! I have a few spots left for Tuesday day and night, so if you haven't signed up yet.....give me a holler, I still have time to cut :P

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Bugs and Flowers!

I have promised and promised and promised to soon put pics here, well here are the ones you really want to see. Not my child with his twin at McD's. hee hee hee....yes, I just called Matthew a monkey LOL. This idea is not my own, and none of them usually are anyway. We have a coach that has once told us there are only two original ideas and the rest are cased. So my thought! Work smarter, not harder.......case away....but always add in your own touch and make it yours :P And I will when I put this card together myself later. But I love the idea and it is so simple. When you use just a few colors, it makes everything come together so perfect. We know how overwhelming all of our color choices can be, so pick one or two you want to use, and then boom.....a few circles, a few stamps, a few eyelets, and a wonderful card. If you want to recreate this let me know and I will get you the list of what you need. When create these ideas yourself, let me see what you are doing, and if you want them posted here or on the website let me know. The more ideas we have to go off of, more sparking we have for our own creativity. Yes.......what I am saying is I want to case your ideas too LOL :P~ Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Views of the Week

Hi guys! I will truly be glad when this month is over!!!!!!!!! For those of you I haven't had a chance to talk to. It has been a lousy couple of weeks. The AC quit....had a freon leak..........which dog decided to drink. I don't think I need to explain that dogs should not drink freon. The same day I realized I had to pay $250 to fix our AC unit, she died. This ofcourse had to happen two days before Matthews b-day, then I had to tell him just hours before. Then the begining of this week spent the first two days in court to help defend the kids I babysit for. It has been rough! That's the crazy of my last two weeks.

On a good note! Not that I don't think the above was of God somehow, it's just hard to find the good in that ya know! We do get to keep the kids. The court found favor with their Dad who I work for, I have two more kid-os that I will be keeping for a total of 4 come the end of August, so today so I could car pool them from school....Zach took me to buy a van...it's done. I am the official soccer mom now LOL. We got a Dodge Grand Caravan Sport. Which also means Zach got a new car too. He gets my Camry since we traded his in hee hee hee. It's win win for all of us.

I am going to go to bed, but tomorrow I will post a really cool sample of a card I found today. Just didn't seem right with this post. Talk to you all soon.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

A Crazy Last Week!!!!!

Will you ever forgive me......it was a crazy and exhausting week last week, and before that.....well just crazy.
Matthew had his 8th birthday yesterday, and what a wonderful day it was for him. He had two different parties (lucky little turkey) and we had a great time visiting with friends and family. Here is the cutest little picture of him at his McDonalds party LOL!