Friday, August 29, 2008


I am so glad it's Friday! We made it through the first week of school and I have been looking forward to the long weekend! We don't have much planned, but I intend to enjoy every minute with my family and some friends. I have a couple of cards to share tonight:
This one is up on the Daisy Bucket's blog right now. I did a little tutorial over there on paper piecing. I love the way these papers and the stamps complimented each other!
And here is one I made today during naps :) This is for the 2S4Y blog...another FUN sketch, from Laura.
Well, I'm off to relax in my favorite little to hubby on the couch...with ice cream, of course. It is the weekend, you know!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back to school

My little man is going off for his first full day of school tomorrow as a first grader! I made up a little gift for him to take to his teacher. Inside I wrote her a note and then added the little bag of treats for her. Hope she likes tootsie rolls :)

Scenic Route papers, Creative Impressions ribbon and American Crafts rub on sentiment.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Less than a week to go...

I can't believe Summer is almost over! We are headed out of town this weekend for a wedding. When we get home, we'll only have three days until school starts! I hope I have done enough to prepare my little man for the cold, hard world of first grade ;) Seriously, it is hard to let go... Here is my card for sketch #63 over at Sketch This! I used some flannel fabric that I picked up at Joanne's last weekend. Also used Offray ribbon, We R Memory Keepers flower, Melissa Frances buttons, Webster's Pages PP and Daisy Bucket Designs rub ons.

And this card is based on the CPS sketch of the week. It has been so long since I have done one of their sketches...I couldn't wait to play this week, though! It was a perfect sketch to use a big square of the same flannel. On this card, I also used Daisy Bucket Designs PP and new rub ons!

I hope you have a great weekend...until next week!

Sunday, August 17, 2008


We had a pretty cozy day around our house...or maybe I should say lazy :) My husband stayed home from church this morning with our three kids who are each fighting some sort of bug, or allergy or (in the case of my 6 y/o) getting some new teeth. I think that they finally got dressed around 1pm :) I did take my boys to a Birthday party this afternoon (they seemed to be feeling fine) but other than that we just hung out inside watching the Olympics and playing games. Even though it's no fun to be sick we have still managed to have a fun day together.

I made this LO the other night. It is based on a sketch by the very talented Melanie Blackburn posted over at the Daisy Bucket Designs blog and I couldn't resist playing along.

I used the adorable dot paper from the Perfect Harmony line of DBD papers (reminds me of hubba bubba) and the stripe PP is from the In The Meadow collection.

Hope you had a nice weekend!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer nights

We are so tired around here! Been staying up way too late watching the Olympics but it's so worth it! My six year old is really getting into the games this year, so it has been fun to watch him, as well! (BTW~he isn't staying up until midnight with us, we record it and then he gets to watch some of the highlights the next morning!) :)

Here are a couple of cards I made with some new SEI goodies while watching gymnastics and swimming:

This one, when I started out, was based on Laura's sketch from didn't turn out quite like the sketch so I guess I'll just say it was "inspired" by the sketch.

Finally, here is a card I made for the brand new Daisy Bucket Designs blog!! I used new "Perfect Harmony" papers and their new label stamp! For all of you DBD fans out there...make sure to check out the blog...there are some really fun and inspirational ideas! ( won't want to miss out on the chance to win some free new papers and rub ons!!!) :)

Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Okay, isn't this the coolest sketch?!!
Here is my take. Had so much fun making this one! Be sure to check out what all of the other designers came up with too at Sketch This. So much inspiration there!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Elephant (ears) on my mind :)

We just took our family down to the fair last night. It was fun to see the animals, watch a little "dog show", let the kids go for a couple of rides and my an elephant ear! Yum yum! Since both of my cards have little elephants on them, all I could think about was that elephant ear we ate last night...
Here is Janelle's sketch for this week over at Sketch This. What a great sketch! I had so much fun making this little card. I even pulled out my favorite little circle stamps (from SU) that I haven't used in a while.

and, since I had so much fun using my little stamps again, I made another little card with them as well...this one is based on Kazan's sketch over at 2S4Y.

Well, I'm off! My Bible study is calling me and the kids are all down for a late nap this afternoon.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

I feel the need...

the need for speed. Cue in the music for Top Gun...
Haha! We are having a super fun visit with Grandma and Grandpa this weekend. We even got to go for a plane ride in my Dad's little plane this afternoon! Okay, so our plane isn't quite as fast as Tom's in Top Gun, but still....we did go pretty fast ;) My boys had a blast!! Hope you are all having a great weekend, too!

Lea tagged me a few days ago and I am just getting around to playing now. If you have never heard of her (can't imagine that you haven't!!!) go check her out...she is such an inspiration and her blog is sooo much fun to browse through!
Okay, on to the are the rules:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.

2. Post the rules on your blog.

3. Write six random things about yourself.

4. Tag six people at the end of your post.

5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

6. Let the tagger know your entry is posted on your blog.

Here are my six random things:

1. I have never been stung by a bee.

2. I am a Jane Austen addict...I have read all of her books multiple times, watched all of the movies~all versions~the BBC Pride and Prejudice is my favorite.

3. I am still a Survivor fan!

4. I LOVE to sing! My senior year in HS I was in four different choirs.

5. I can't wait for the Olympics!!

6. I am a crazy driver. I'm much safer now that I have kids...but still have my moments.

Okay, so I'm going to break the rules a little. I've seen this on a few blogs already. So, if you would like to play along and haven't already been tagged....then you are it!! I am tagging you. Please let me know if you play along, okay? I'd love to read your list!