Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Teachers gifts

Happy Tuesday all!!!  I hope everyone had a great Memorial Weekend.  We had a very busy weekend here.  Started our sightseeing and had a great time.
We decided to head to Deadwood, SD.  I don't know how many have seen the HBO series "Deadwood" but that was sure a deciding factor in going.  It is an awesome town and I honestly can't wait to go back.  There is still so much that we haven't been able to see or do.
For today though, I wanted to show you the cards and half of the gifts that I made for not only my son's teacher but also for the counselor.  She did a lot in helping my son get more comfortable at this school and I really felt like there is something I needed to do for her.
You might remember the melon berry version of this card in an earlier post.

I also made these cardcases and filled them with some cards for them to use.

I am crunched for time (baseball season has started here) so I am going to have to leave it at that.  If you have questions about the this project please leave me a comment and I will respond there.
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011


Today I become the mother of 2 kids that are in school.  It really saddens me but I am so proud of my boys.  Everyday I learn from them and get annoyed by them.  But with everyday I see something in them that makes me so proud of them.  I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them.

I wanted to show you something that I made for the office staff (they are made out of rolos and hershey's kisses).  I also learned a few things while making them so if I make them again, I know better how to do it.
First thing I learned: tape the rolo wrapper to the rolo foil (otherwise they will move around and possibly fall out of the wrapping.  Number 2, I scored the yellow cardstock every 1/2".  This made it so much easier to roll the cardstock.
I got the idea from a blog I found from another blog and just had to make them.  They are too cute not to share.
The paper is all PTI (Harvest Gold and Berry Sorbet) and so is the stamps.  I also used regular kitchen grade foil for the tip.  That little bit just adds so much to the whole look.

I added the stamped pencil and "No. 1" on my own (not on the original post that I saw).  I thought it added just enough of reality.  Like the No. 1?  I know I am cheesy but I really like it and I think everyone else did as well.

Well, I think that is about it.  I am going to run.  We have a long weekend planned with fun stuff.  I hope our boys love it as much as we do.
On Tuesday I will have more of what I made for the teachers.
Have a great Memorial Day!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sidewalk Chalk Paint

Wow!!!  Mark your calendars, I have two posts in two days. 
I wanted to show you some of the fun we had here in yesterday afternoon.  It is was supposed to rain all week long so I didn't expect to get any outdoor playtime this week.  It even looked like it was going to rain this morning but by the afternoon it looked and felt beautiful.
Thankfully I also stumbled upon a "recipe" for some sidewalk chalk paint.  What is better than that.  I know my middle man loves to paint and he loves to play outdoors so this is just a great way to combine it all.

My middle man has to be in all the pictures and he couldn't wait to dig into the paint.

I wanted to show you these to explain what I said earlier.  This is the view of the clouds from my front porch.

Then I turned 90 degrees and the sky looked this beautiful.

The 5 minutes that my boys were actually getting along.

He had to take a time out to eat his marshmallows.

Most of the artwork we created yesterday.  I contributed with a couple of flowers and "Welcome Home Daddy" sign.

All in all it was a great afternoon and something I will definitely do again.  I just need to make sure to have more of the ingredients so it will last longer.
Thank you to a friend from church for sharing the recipe.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011



Happy Monday!!!  I am happy to say I actually have something to share with everyone today.
My oldest had a birthday party to go to on Saturday and I am glad because it made me get to crafting.  I have a niece whose birthday is next week so I need to get busy making her card as well (thankfully I already bought her present.  Now I just have to get it in the mail  :D )
On the invitation they had pictures of "The Transformers", "Wolverine", "Super Mario Brothers", and "The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles".
When I thought about card ideas I wanted to do something to mach the idea behind the party.  That is when I remembered my surfing turtle stamps from Our Craft Lounge.  His name is Kona and I thought he would be so cute to go along with the mutant turtle pictures.  If memory serves me correctly the mutant turtle skateboard not surf but close enough, right?
I actually saw this same, sorta, layout on another blog but there are so many blogs and it was so long ago that I can't remember where.  If you have seen it please feel free to let me know so I can give credit where credit is due.
I think that is about it for me today.  Hope you all have a great Monday.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Armed Forces Day!!!

I am a little ashamed today.  I happened upon a friend's blog today and she informed us all of Armed Forces Day.  Did you know it was today?  As an Air Force wife you would think that I would have known that.  The military holds a precious place in my heart, not just because I am a military wife, not just because I am a Marine's daughter, or that my brother, uncles and many other members of my family served but because without them and what they do/did I wouldn't be able to do what I want and enjoy everyday.
Please stop by Lorie's blog here and read some more info about Armed Forces Day.
Sad that the people we are celebrating cannot celebrate as well.  So many are overseas and fighting for their lives and others even here at home have to work to make sure that we are prepared in case something did happen.
I love you all, my military family.
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Happy hump day everyone!!!  Is it me or has this week been going slow?  I would normally like that but it has been crazy here so I need Saturday to arrive so I can have a chance to relax for a bit.  Don't get me wrong it has been fun crazy but crazy nonetheless and I need a bit of a breather.

I bought a stamp set from Geny Cassady.  It is a My Time Made Easy stamp set and I just had to play the second they arrived.  I think she may have some more for sell so if you are interested in getting some discount stamps go check it out.  Of course, I couldn't but as soon as I could, I did.  I am in love.  It was so fun and I honestly think this is a great card and so happy to show it off.

I am not much in a talkative mood today though so if you want details please ask.  I had hoped to have this post of sooner but I woke up with a migraine and it still isn't quite gone.  I tried to post using my phone while recouping but for some reason my phone doesn't like blogger, or my signature, not sure which.

Sorry about the pictures.  It has been cloudy all week and no sign of it stopping until Saturday.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Cowboy

Happy Monday everyone!!!  I hope you all had a great weekend.  Mine, of course, ended way too quickly.  I ended up waking up late this morning and rushing my big man out the door with only 15 minutes to get there.  Sure enough, we turn the corner and the bus is already at the bus stop.  Thankfully the bus driver is kind enough to wait.
I am showing you a scrapbook page I made.  It is a year old.  I can't believe how much my little man has grown.
In a small town in Wyoming there is a museum that we like to visit.  One becuase it is in the town that our big man was named after and two, it is the town we thought we might retire in, until we moved to Alaska.
The museum is "The Buffalo Bill Historical Center".  I was taken there for the first time by my then, boyfriend, almost 11 years ago.  Every year they do a big open house with musicians that play music from the 1800s.  Usually there are a couple of musicians that my husband know who play there but due to the economy things were scaled down and his friends were not able to go this time.  Hopefully next year as I am sure we will be going again.
I used PTI pattern paper, blueberry sky cardstock, vintage cream cardstock and The Paper Studio's PP called Mirabelle.
I did things very simply.  The blue paper clip I actually got in the mail with some pamphlets for Rheumatoid Arthritis (apparently someone thinks I have arthritis)
and the tage on the side is actually a Labels 11 die that I scored in half and attached to the blueberry sky cardstock with a rustic eyelet.
Also if anyone knows another way to attach chipboard letters, besides stampin' up blue glue let me know.  This is the result I got since I am unable to keep the letters on the page long enough for them to stick the first time.
I hope you have a great Monday and if you aren't and need something to help you smile check out this song.
If anyone knows how to embed videos on blogger please leave me instructions in the comments.
I hope to have more soon. 
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Little Prayers

I got this book from my Blogging for Books group I joined.  It really is a great program if you love books.  I love to read and I hope that my boys will also gain that love of reading from me.
This book, "This little prayer of Mine" was the second book I received from Blogging for Books.  I love it.  It is a quick read, great for the little members of the family, but it is also great for the older kiddos who are learning to read.
It is set up like a poem which makes the reading seem more like a song and easier for bigger kids to figure out.  I would recommend this book to anyone with little children.  I hope that my boys learn to say their prayers just like the adorable kids in this book.
For legal purposes, I was given this book for free by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


I got the email that my mom has received here card so here it is for all of you to see.  I had something in my head of what I wanted but it didn't quite come out the same way.  I didn't let it discourage me, remember ("It is only paper").  I still really like how it turned out though.
Again, I gotta run.  I love having company visiting.
I will be back with details on the card and hopefully soon after I will have some more projects to share with you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mother's Day

My goodness, I didn't realize I had been missing for so long.  We have been quite busy here.  I won't bore you with the details.  I do have a couple of Mother's Day cards I wanted to share.  I will save my mom's card until I know she has it since she reads my blog.
This card I made this card for my Mother-in-law.  I ended up matting the cardbase with berry sorbet cardstock and then again with white cardstock so it had the border of berry sorbet.  I was going to use a copic and just draw it on the base of the card but I didn't have a copic to match.  I am working on adding on to my supply of copics but it is slow going.
The sentiment base was cut out using Wplus9 die.  I also used Wplus9 coordinating stamp for the border.
Otherwise, everything else is pretty self explanatory and I need to run. 
My little man has what I am hoping is his last Physical Therapy appointment  He is doing so well walking around and driving us all crazy  :)
I hope all you Mom's, mom's to be and someday mom's had a great Mother's Day.
Thanks for stopping by!!!