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Thursday, March 27, 2008

A bit of card inspiration

Here are a couple of cards I was able to make last night using our colorful textured card stock, sweet pea B & T paper and Organdy ribbon. For a closer look click on the image to enlarge.

After a nice Easter weekend it is nice to get back into the swing of the daily routine, and even finding some quiet time to create cards to share with others. Hope you enjoy them.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Here is a scrapbook page that I was able to work on today. My friend Lisa & I got together to put some crafting into our day! I have had the idea in my mind to do a page titled "funny face" with her picture for a while now. When she giggles she has this squinting expression that is so adorable I felt the title fit her. I also recall an old song my grandparents had on a 8 track tape of Donna Fargo song of the same title so I added it to the playlist for the fun of it. ( I don't believe it was actually on the!) The letters (Rustic Alphabet) are stamped with sweat leaf ink on sweet leaf paper then cut out & set on the page with pop dots. The tags are stamped, handwritten then attached with sassy string. I added the spring iris paper for contrast, a fun color combo. I enjoy stamping on my scrapbook pages that is what I like about Close to my Heart products, great stamps & papers all in one book!
There have been so many birthdays lately, I needed to get some cards made as my stock is running low. I have to give Kim a big thanks for the layout idea, I just changed up the colors. The card is textured sweet leaf paper (again) & colonial white with a sticker from the sweet floral my originals card kit. I added some sassy strand in green to give an extra somethin!!! Must be in a "green" mode today or just looking forward to spring & seeing some green outside instead of dirty snow!
It was actually a really beautiful day outside, AJ got to ride his new bike, he loved it. He had two friends over today to's spring break so it was a fun day for him. Isabella had a fun day trying to keep up with the"big" kids. She accomplished one new task today which was she learned to ride horse. Not quite...we have a rocking horse & she was attempting to climb on to it which is taller than she is. When she couldn't get it I helped her on, then off again. Wouldn't you know once I turned around to sit down she had figured out how to climb on herself & then she got off again. I couldn't believe it the little stinker...she has no fear & loves to climb!!! She is only 14 months old, & such a busy little girl.

Monday, March 17, 2008

AJ's birthday & sleepover

The first one is CTMH butterfly kiss stamp set, the butterfly is sprinkled w/glitter. With acrylics it is so nice to bend the sayings as we did with the Happy Springtime stamp, stamped random flowers for the background both are from the CTMH word puzzle sets, used colonial white cardstock. Added a bow & accent strip of B & T paper and it's done.
The second card was cut using the colozzel circle cutter but folding at one edge for the opening.
Cut the papergarden B&T paper to size on half, used another strip of solid cardstock, rip the edge to show the white core and then used the brown distressing ink to distress. Stamped the saying which is from the celebrate life stamp set & layered it on the squares and used the small distressing brown ink pad to distress the top and edges of the top layers. The flowers/leaves were cut out and then crumpled and layered, a big brad was attached and all were glued to the top. I love the paper garden paper packet I think it is a favorite of mine from the 2008 spring catalog.

I enjoy using smilebox to share photos of special occasions. See the one just created for Aj's birthday. It was a busy weekend. On Saturday I went to our unit meeting for CTMH. Lots of great ideas were shared & we did some fun projects. See the cards we made above. While I was at the meeting Chad took AJ and his cousins to the park by our house to play ice hockey. They burned off lots of energy& had a blast. Then we took all the kids to the YMCA to swim, they love the waterslide!. Then to supper at Jakes Pizza not a crumb was left... they were hungry after a busy day. Once we got home it was movie time & they all relaxed to watch Shrek 2. The next morning Chad made pancakes and I prepared lunch for the party on Sunday afternoon. Sunday was Chase's birthday he turned 9 so he had his party at the bowling alley in RWF and everyone signed his "birthday pin" a gift given from the bowling alley. AJ did good he bowled an 80- Next we went to grandma & grandpa's to watch Chase & AJ open their presents, then it was time to eat & enjoy the cupcakes with DQ ice cream cake. It was a busy yet fun filled weekend and it wrapped up week filled with birthday celebrations. Whew it will be nice to quiet things down a bit after that!!!

Friday, March 14, 2008

A brand new bike!

After taking the time to figure out the design of my blog page I want to share a few of the pictures we took during AJ's birthday party. He loves his new bike, now as a 5 yr old he needs to finally learn to ride it without training wheels, we are working on that. This weekend we have another birthday party for cousin Chase and then we are celebrating AJ's again with the family. Two parties this year and he can't wait to go bowling with all his cousins. Here is a picture of Isabella in her new hat.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Check out my Slide Show!

Today the blogging begins. I have been inspired to get with the program and include blogging in my routine of life. Computers have sure changed the world we live in...what would we do with out them?

Today was a very special day, our son AJ turned 5 years old. For the past two days in spare time I handmade 16 little bags for him to fill with treats to bring to his classmates at his preschool. He helped by cutting out the "stamped"animals and glued them to the front for decorations while I did the cutting and assembling of the bags themselves. It was a fun little project. He did a good job and he really loves to color, cut and draw pictures for everyone. He is really creative and smart, it is fun to see all that his little imagination can do!!!