Sunday, December 6, 2009

{My Christmas Card Fetish}

So I am a nut this year about making Christmas cards.  Between school, shopping for the holidays, decorating, and work, I try to fit in as much time as I can to make cards.  It is keeping me sane!  Here are some of my most current ones.

I am having so much fun making them.  I am also in the process of making a family recipe book, well 8 of them for all the ladies in my family.  I can not wait to get them in the works.  Well I have had a super busy weekend so I am off to bed.  Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

{Christmas Cards and other misc. items}

Well I have been making cards like crazy, but have not posted them.  Here is a cute Halloween card I made with the Making Memories Dollar Stamp set. This was a total lift from K. Werner at Two Peas.  She makes awesome cards!

This was so simple to make and super cute!

Here is another idea from K Werner.  She used a Basic Grey Stamp for her card, but I love this Butterfly and just had to use it.  Very simple stamp the card and then go in with a white gel pen.

For this card I embossed with clear powder I love the simple look of this card. 

Well I will post more soon.  Hope your weekend is going well!

Friday, November 20, 2009

{Unity FFF}

I have been on a mission to get Christmas Cards done and forgot about my Grandfather's birthday.  I am not great at making masculine cards and started to panic about what I was going to do.  Well I went to my Unity stamps for inspiration.  I used the ledger stamp for this card.  I think it turned out pretty cute.  Was super simple to make too.  I love this stamp!

I also used PTI Card stock and Ribbon
Thanks for visiting! Have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

{14year Anniversary and Christmas Card Sampling}

Yesterday was our 14 year Wedding Anniversary.  We have technically been together for 19 years.  Yesterday was quite amusing.  I called to make reservations for The Melting Pot for Friday when my son will be at his Grandparent's house, I picked balloons for the table and a card.  I thought this was such a special treat since we used to go there when we were dating.  Upon arriving home last night I was greeted with streamers and a cute sign, and flowers courtsey of my son, Aaron.  Such an awe moment. Then I was told to get changed we were going out to dinner, all of us.  When we arrived at the resturant I just has to laugh, my hubby had made reservations at The Melting Pot.  It was so funny.  The guy who took my reservation never said anything and when we arrived we were the talk of the night.  There were flowers on the table and a card.  Another awe moment for the night.  He is such a sweet heart.  He even wrote Love you in my Facebook Farmville Farm without me knowing.  I mean is that a sign of the times or what?  I love this man, my friend, husband, and father of my son!  14 years and going strong.  Maybe next year I can surprise him with something nice and original.

I have been a super busy elf making all types of Christmas Cards.  I am on a mission to get each person a  Christmas Card this year, handmade.  Here are some that I have been working on.  I have used a ton of Paper Trey Ink and some cute $1 stamps from Joann's.  I pulled out the embossing gun this year.  I have not used that in a long time! I also found some super cute ribbon at Michael's and ribbon is my obsession.

I am going to try and post some new cards and gift card holders each day. Once again I am trying to be a busy elf! Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

{Paper Trey Ink}

 I have a new addiction, stamps.  I actually used to work at a stamp store in a local mall. Now I have come full circle. Paper Trey Ink and Unity Stamps have fueled the fire.  I have been on a note pad making frenzy.  Here are some that I made as gifts.

Cosmo Cricket DP, PTI Kraft and Ribbon, Take A Note Stamp Set

I have been hard at work making Christmas Cards too.  I will post those through out the week.  I am sorry for the crappy photos, I left my camera on the wrong setting.
This past weekend my sister-in-law had the great idea of taking pictures of the kids to give to my parents for the holidays.  So all dressed in white t-shirts and jeans we set off to my parent's backyard to snap away.  Well what do you get with 4 boys who really do not want to have their pictures taken.

Horsing around


Fingers in mouths

Jokes and giggles

Almost cute shots - even with a chair in the background

Just plain old cute kids!  and two frustrated Moms.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

{Poor Blogging Habits}

Isn't it funny how life just seems to go so quickly?  Kids growing at such a rapid rate that it seems like seconds from one year to the next.  Before you know it they are almost as tall as you and wearing your socks!  Yes that one is specific.  I had to purchase PINK bottom socks to keep a certain little boy out of my drawer, but alas that failed.  The other day he fell asleep at my parent's house and when I sent to wake him and removed the blanket I noticed MY pink bottom socks on his monster feet!  I really did have to laugh though!  I guess it is time for new socks. can you imagine how desparate he must have been to wear pink! 

I have been busy creating new cards.  Halloween goodie bags for my son's class. I just received my first order from Paper Trey ink and I can not wait to start creating with all the goodies.  I loved their stuff so much that the day I got my order I placed another one, and one from Two Peas as well. I must be stopped!

The holidays are coming and I really want to make my own cards this year again.  I feel I will have to start NOW!  My classes start up again in November and I want to make the most of my time NOT in class.  Once they start I am screwed for "me" time.  Oh well it was a blast while it lasted. 

My son was so excited to go to school today.  The kids were going to have a web chat with R.L. Stine, the author today!  AND his teacher said he could bring in his own "experiment" to do with the class.  Mentos and Diet Coke.  I really wish I was there to take pictures!  I sure hope his teacher realizes what she is getting into.  It was funny as we were walking out the door today he goes, "hey Daddy shouln't I have my safety glasses for this".  I thought OH NO this is NOT going to be good! LOL

So living in South FL, the heat tends to kill the Fall mood, though it is my favorite holiday.  I dream of living up North where there is an actual change of seasons.  Halloween is supposed to be about 88 degrees, nice right? NOT.  My son's scout pack had their annual Halloween event on Monday.  All the kids came in costume and each Den had a carnival game for them to play. Well needless to say it was a normal SO FL night with humidity reaching 85%.  All the kids with makeup were nice and shiney!  LOL Here are some quick pics of the night.

Aaron and Daddy, yes my hubby wears his socks that high.  It kills me! LOL
This was the end of the night and it was stinkin' hot!

Thing 2 had a family of Things - it was great!  This is Aaron's Den minus 2 kids.
Cory, Chris, Twin 1, Aaron, Jeremy, "Pimp Daddy" Fred, and Twin 2

Well I hope to post pictures of my newest cards tomorrow.  Tonight is laundry and card making.  Oh and who can forget Glee, Modern Family, and Cougar Town.  Thank God for Hulu.  The freaking Cougar Town cracks me up!  Modern Family is a hoot!  Bought time comedies were funny again!  Glee is my modern day Fame from back in the day.  I used to watch that with my Mamaw and I am sure she would have loved Glee today!

Well I have to get back to my REAL job.  Hope everyone is enjoying their week!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

{World Card Making Day}

Boy was I busy this weekend.  I am totally addicted to making cards right now and I sat down today and made about 6 in just a few hours. I just had to break in my new goodies I bought last weekend.  I found this Blog for Scrapbook and Cards Today and just loved the sketches they had posted for WCMD.  It really got me inspired to create!

This simple card was made with
the new Crate paper line, water color pencils, and Nestablities Lables 8

I made this card for the Unity Friends with Flair, but thought it was FLAT
So I added a popped up flower and button

Cosmo Cricket PP, Paper Trey Ink kraft, Cuttle Bug Embossing, Basic Grey CB Letters,
Inkadinkado Butterfly stamp

American Crafts PP and Flair, and Basic Grey CB Letters. 
Thought this would be cute for a new baby!

Again American Crafts PP and Flair

Cosmo Cricket PP, Dew Drops

Jillibean Soup PP, Jenni Bowlin CB Button, PTI Kraft

Crate paper PP and CB Flower and HI, Stick Pens Maya Road
I should have watched closer for the pattern paper to change, but came out cute none the less
Upside down birds are not too bad right! :)

Here is a card sketch book that I made from the Kristina Werner downloads. 
Came out super cute!  I am not a fan of my handwriting......

Well all in all I had a blast creating this weekend.  As I make more I will post, but I thought this was a great start. I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend, heres to a great Monday!!!  Hey I have to thank positive right. 

Friday, October 2, 2009

{Friday Friends with Flair}

Well I have really been crazy busy this week, but I had to get crafty.  Here are some items I made last night.  I am loving the fact that I now have the new Jillibean Soup and Cosmo Cricket papers.  They are really just too cute and make creating so easy.  Here are my entries for this Friday.  I hope to have more up over the weekend since I will have a household void of boys on Saturday!  yeah me!  Off Camping they will be.  I hope every has a wonderful weekend and enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by.

On this one I used one of the trees from the Tiny Grove set from Unity to make the leaves
Jenni Bowlin ChipBoard Button
Jillibean Soup PP

I used the March09 KOM to stamp the sentiment
Cosmo Cricket PP
Spellbinders Die

This card was made using a Hero Arts Stamp for the Butterfly
water colored the wings
 Technique Tuesday - Ali Edwards for the sentiment