Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Cody!!!

I am either late or early depending on how you look at it.  My oldest son turns 7 on Friday but we had his birthday party last Saturday.  It was loads of fun and his friends and him had a blast.  We had a bounce house, that actually caused a few tears and bumps, a pinata that was loads of fun for the kids.  I think they had a lot of aggression to get out  :)
This is the card I made for my son.  It is a bigger replica of the invitations I made for his part.  Since the "recipe" is the same as the invitations I am going to make this short and leave you with a Happy Wednesday!!!
I hope you are having a great week.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Birthday cards

It has always been that when September hits the birthdays begin.  My younger sister's birthday is in Sept., my younger brother is Oct., my dad's birthday is mid-Nov., my older sister and I are in Dec., my older brother's birthday is January and my mom is Feb.
Add just some of the extended families birthdays and I have a brother-in-law in Oct, my mother-in-law in Oct., my husband and son's birthdays in Nov. my middle son in Dec., my youngest in Feb., my niece and another brother in law in March.
If you add all that up that equals a TON of birthdays really close together.
Since I desperately wanted to make a birthday gift for my son's teacher that adds just one more birthday to the mix but I enjoyed doing it.
So today is the teacher birthday card.
I started again with rustic cream cardstock (do I have to tell you how much I LOVE that cardstock?)
The PP is from K & Co. which I absolutely love.  Although it is vintage and flowery I think can work very well for boys scrapbook pages as well.
I stamped the bottom (Pure Poppy) cardstock with polka dot basics (PTI) in versamark ink and punched with a Martha Stewart punch.
The main image was stamped with the latest PTI anniversary set.  I love how the image came out kinda blotchy.  I didn't do it on purpose but I love how it worked because it gave a very vintage feel to the whole card.
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Friday, November 12, 2010

More birthdays

I wanted to share this fun project with you guys.  It would have been a lot easier if I had my new toy to help me make it.  Here is a link to my new toy and I cannot wait to use it.
I made a bunch of notecards for my son's teacher.  Her birthday was yesterday and since he didn't have school yesterday or today I wanted to get them done to give her on Wednesday.
I knew her birthday was November, as is my husbands, father's and my oldest son's whose birthday party is tomorrow.
I was lucky to find out the exact date so I knew I needed to do something special for her.  I wanted to do something for her because she was my son's teacher last year when he was in Kindergarten.  She is an amazing teacher and I couldn't have asked for a better teacher for my son's first year of school and for us as a family. 
Like I said, I was rushing so I didn't get to do anything fancy but I hope she appreciated it.
I will share the card I made her on Monday.
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day!!!

I am copying this from a friends blog.
"War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself."

~John Stuart Mill 

Thank you to my husband for serving, my father, father-in-law who saw more than he ever wanted to in WWII and to all the rest of my family who served.
And to all the service men and women who are currently serving this great country.  Thank you for your sacrifice so that I can be free.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hubby's birthday

This is the card I came up with for my husbands 38th birthday.  Yes, I just said how old my husband is.  I have decided that birhdays are just a number and should be celebrated.  After all, it means that you are still alive.  Who doesn't want to be alive?
So I started out with a kraft base, because I LOVE kraft paper.  And it is so neutral.  The blue is the new PTI color Blueberry sky.  Love it, it is just such a soft and lovely color.  I stamped the middle with polka dot basics (PTI) in versamark and then broke it up with Fine linen ribbon.
the main image is based with kraft paper and then I used cream cardstock to stampe the image (Through the trees, PTI) in tea dye distress ink.  The sentiment is from Through the trees also and stamped in black.  I just inked up the edges with tea dye and cream ink.  I am so pleased with it and my hubby loved it as well, that is all the matter after all.
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Monday, November 8, 2010


Just a quick post today.  This is a card for a late birthday.  I mean really late too.  My brother in law's birthday was Oct. 20th.  I just got the card done last week and in the mail today.  I asked my sister what his favorite color and he said black.  Okay, so what do I do with black for a birthday card?  I decided to use it as more of an accent.
My sisters favorite color is green so I went with that as the other color.  I scored it with my scor-pal and used a sponge to accent the embossing.
The circle is actually one my other sister cut out for me using her silhouette (man, I want one of those).
The stamps are from PTI round and round anniversary set. 
Pretty self-explanatory.  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Your're invited

My Goodness!!!  Does anyone else really believe that today is Friday?  It has been a very short week here for me.  I have no idea what happened.  I am happy and sad all at the same time.  Time...seems to be slipping away from me.  My baby is 9 months old, as of the 2nd, my oldest will be 7 in two weeks, and my middle precious boy will be 5 next month and starting kindergarten next fall, well, summer.  I am not sure what I am going to do home all day with just me and the little guy.  I am thinking my house is going to be quite spotless, either that or a messy house because little man and I have been playing all day long.  Only time will tell and time can drag on.
Anyway, speaking of my oldest little man turing 7 in two weeks.  We are doing his birthday party a week early because we are heading out to Wisconsin to visit my sister the week of Thanksgiving.
I had to rush and get the invitations done last night because the plan was to have them to the kids today so they had time to make plans or change plans if they so chose.  I say that was the plan but that isn't what happened.  Again, this morning we had a little extra time so I wasn't going a million miles an hour.  That is until I saw the clock and realized we should have left the house a couple minutes prior.  In my haste to get all 3 boys out the door I forgot the invitations.  I was going to bring them up to the school during recess (we couldn't invite all the kids so I wanted to hand them out secretly so we didn't hurt feelings) but my little man wasn't cooperating so the invitations will have to wait until Monday.
I started by asking my big boy what he wanted on his card.  He chose super hero Billy from Pink Cat Studios.  He also wanted to color them.  I asked him his favorite color (because it changes often) and he chose green, specifically New Leaf green from PTI.
The background was stamped with Wplus9 Design Bacics: Background 1 stamp set in vintage cream.  The ribbon is fine linen colored with copics.  The sentiment is from PTI's very first set (Paper Tray).  The buttons were just in my stash.
I didnt' have any stamps to use on the inside so I just wrote out all the details.  I wanted to make it simple since I had to mass produce.  The cards are 4 1/4 X 3, a perfect size for invitations, just wish I had a smaller envelope to put them in.
I hope you have a great weekend.  This Sunday is my husbands birthday.  We aren't doing anything special, maybe take the kids to watch "Megamind" but that is about it.  If he ever tells me what kind of cake he wants I will make that.  He already bought his own birthday presents so I don't have to worry about that.
Happy Birthday Jason!!!  We love you so much.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Stamp sets for sale

I have some stamps I haven't used in a very long time and figured since we are moving they should probably go to a home that will love them.
Our Craft Lounge - Kona --$8  barely used
All that scraps - Bear Hugs --rubber stamp barely used -- $5 
Gina K. Designs (Stamps by Carolyn King) -- Whimsical Autumn -- $10
I also have a MFT set with farm animals.  Some fo the animals and the gardner are stained black due to using staz-on ink but that doesnt' affect the great quality of stamp.  If you would like a picture please email me your email.  Asking $8
I have a Marth Stewart stamp set I bought at Michael's on sale.  It is a label set.  Have the alphabet, some wreath, "thank you" "your invited", etc.  If you would like to see a pic please email me.
Asking $5
Thanks for your help in dimishing what I will need to pack.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

I know I am a day late but I wanted to wish you all a happy birthday and show off my boys.  I hope your Halloween was filled with fun and awesome candy.
 My little man was woken up from a nap to go trick or treating so he was not a happy camper.
This was a display they had at the pumpkin patch we took the boys to 2 weeks before.  I love the set up and had to take a picture, mainly to post here.