Wednesday, December 30, 2009

25 cards and going strong

So while I was cleaning out all of my stuff I came across a lot of 1/2 made cards and lots of scrap paper so I thought to myself... hey why don't you make some cards... so here are some of the 25 I have made. I was going for quantity not quality so they are quick, fun, and easy.

This one I made for my hubby. It's for our anniversary in July (I never seem to make one for him so while I was making them all he said "Hey, maybe you can make me one for our Anniversary?"

These are a couple that I made a sketch I saw somewhere?????

The dress I already had made and these are both made with all scraps

This was a sketch challenge at Splitcoast Stampers- SC162

Hope 2010 allows some more time for stamping and that Hubby gets a J-O-B!!!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Like my new banner?

Ok so Stampin UP! has really spread their wings and they are SOARIN! They not only have jumped on the Digital scrapbooking wagon- but also they are going to have acrylic stamps starting mid-January.

My friend Sharon whipped me up the new blog topper I had on yesterday and then she whipped this one up this morning- cute huh?

Well, during Jan and Feb SU! hosts Sale-A-Bration, for every $50 you spend you get a FREE stamp set. So, my suggestion to you- buy MDS (my digital studio) during January plus a few more items and get 2 FREE stamp sets. Give me a call today!

Snow Day 09

We went to the snow yesterday with our neighbor and good friend Kristi and 4 of her 5 kids. We had so much fun. It was a perfect day- not too chilly and the snow was still powdery enough to make nice snowballs but not sink in 4 feet when we went hiking.

Eddie loved sledding, Stevie was a good trooper even though he couldn't figure out how to get on the sled or walk in the snow, Savannah loved exploring and finding ice chunks, and Shawn was crazy- going higher and higher on different hills sledding forward, backwards, any way he could!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Coughing = Cards

I was up early this morning because I woke up- coughing (choking actually.) I have allergies + a cold+ heater on= a dry throat. So I drank some water and went to the craft table, after I did a daily devotional and checked my emails and FB :) I love to make up little pack of cards to have on hand for little gifts throughout the year. Here are some I made to pack up. I just find a sketch that I like (usually I take the first one I see, or I will spend all my time looking FOREVER on the computer) and make a whole bunch of the same style.

Try doing this with your scraps- that is what I used.
The stamp set is All Oval from SU!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

We had ourselves a Merry Little Christmas-Thank you Jesus!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas Card Cheer

I recently received two wonderful handmade Christmas cards. The first is from my dear neighbor Melissa.

The second is from my desert/ SU! friend Michelle. Wow- I can't believe they actually pulled off making hand-made cards- Mine....... well, a Sam's Club picture card- with a handmade bow????

As I was sitting writing this (instead of doing what I should be doing) my hubby brought in the mail.... and I received another wonderful card- from one of the most creative, sweetest people I know.... Sharon. AND.... It contained a gift. A 1X1X1X1X1 milk carton box. Ok well, that is not really the measurements but it is an inside joke between Sharon, Sue, and myself. Sue and I are kinda well let's just say box impaired and our friend Sharon can just look at a piece of paper and it will turn into the most adorable cute box- right before our eyes! So here it is... Cute huh?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A Very Busy Week

Some of the Mommies giving the girls a break at the CAYA Christmas (a Homeless ministry)

Lots of baking going on over here. I whipped these Bag O' Breads up this morning for cute little give aways. Stamped the recipe card with a loaf of bread stamp that says I Loaf You!

Troop 526 at Mrs. Hope's House for their Christmas ceremony/ celebration.

Some of the girls from Troop 526 caroling at the convelescent homes

Shawn wakes up every morning and goes and lays on the kitchen floor where the heater vent is- "Oh- that feels nice!"

Issy and Shawn at my works Christmas program- Shawn did so GREAT!

Some the Ginger bread houses that I made with my students- they were soooo cute!

Every year my Best Friend and I get together to make the WORLD'S BEST TAMALES! We make about 10 dozen green chili and cheese, pork, and chicken tamales. I don't know what is better..... spending the day with her laughing, talking, watching TV, singing, or the actual tamales????? Thank you Glo for being so wonderful!

This was a tiny spill that we cracked up over- because the receipe that Glo picked this year for our annual cookie exchange was a Martha StewartRocky Road Brownie receipe. It was a little more work than just making some out of the box, but boy were they good- but we yelled at each other if we wasted any becasue each batch only made a small amount. We were cracking up- wne we saw the spill and knew that that tiny spill was equal to about 5 brownies :)

I love to bake and cook, bake more than cook, but hate to clean! But for all of my friends and family I make tray full of YUMMY cookies and candies. With Steven being out of work, we aren't able to buy as many gifts as we usually do so this year baking and spending time with family and friends has really taken on a very special meaning! Hate to say it but being broke really makes you realize all that you have, and appreciate everything that is given to you!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

My Boy!

This post is dedicated to my boy. A 2 and a half year old, daredevil, jokster, singer, milk drinker, double time, come on let's go- little boy. He is soooooo much FUN! He is my true love! He is my EVERYTHING! He is my handful! He is my life! He plays on the 10 year old playground and keeps up with our two 9 year olds and a 15 year old! The stuff he does and says- like "Come on guys, DOUBLE TIME!"- just amazes us- Thank you Jesus for such a gift!
Last school year around May he was running and fell down and hit his two front teeth. He chipped one in half and pushed it up into the gums. 6 months later we had to get him some Veneers and a possible root canal. Luckily, he didn't need a root canal, and he was the BEST 2 year old patient that they ever had. He didn't cry at all until the dentist filed on his gums- OUCH!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

3rd annual Christmas Cookie Exchange

WOW- I can't believe my house was filled was the most amazing women I know, from attorney to teachers, to stay at home moms- and these awesome wonderful women are MY FRIENDS! Talk about abundant blessings!!!!

The friends were amazing and their baking skills well.... let's just say they are ROCK STARS! We had sooooo much fun eating, telling stories, laughing, playing games, and becoming even closer.

From the depths of my heart- I say THANK YOU to all these beautiful, talented, kind, caring women for being my friend- I LOVE YOU!!!!!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

So thankful!

The last couple of years we went to shop down our own tree but this year we has to go where the credit was still good- Ol' Faithful HOME DEPOT! They asctually had tons of beautiful trees this year- it was so easy to pick the very right one!

We had AJ or RJ helping us and he was so excited that my crazy lil' family came to town- he was bored stiff the last couple of hours- well, if you know me and my family- we were anything but boring :)

We set the tree up on Friday- forgetting all about the Mission Inn lighting :( but had fun decorating and turning the whole house into Christmas Town :)

Shawn is at the most absolute FUN age- 2 and a half. He is so funny- and so much trouble- but so worth it! He and I wish you a very peaceful Christmas season!

Un but lucky year

Well- hubby has been out of work for a loooooooong time, but we are healthy :) We had to take care of some extra children this year, but, their mom is doing GREAAATTTT!!!!! The truck didn't pass smog- but the government pays $500 so we are only out of pocket $250. The computer and camera crashed but my sister and I are back to being sisters, I have the BEST friends in the whole world, and we have never gone without a roof over our head or food in our tummies, so...... we have had some bad luck- but the GOD luck is oh so GOOOOODDDDD!

Well, I haven't blogged in a while because I was spending a lot of time on Facebook but I think that Cafe World gave me a virus and broke my computer three days ago. I restored it, but everything is wiped out. We have some back up disks but of course they just can't go in and put everything back on so nice and easy- noooooo, so I have to take it to the computer fix it guy.

So..... just thought I would wish everyone a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Stayin Sweet last meeting

Extreme Surfing

Tasty Sweet

Baroque Motif Christmas

These were the cards we made for our last Stayin Sweet club meeting. We will start up agin in January, after the holidays.

If you are intreseted in making new friends, having fun, being crafty, or just a get away- please let me know that you want to join starting January. It is $25 a month (in Stampin UP! products) for 6 months and you get to make three projects a month for free. One of the months you get to be a hostess and get lots of FREE product!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Fall Time is HERE!

WOW! How exciting- The smells, feel, sounds, winds, leaves, ALL of it! Can you say wonderful? We have a new group on our FaceBook and it's called Let's Eat! Under that group my friend Amber is doing a recipe of the week. This weeks was a apple pecan bread- OMG!!!! Who knew that if you combine some butter and brown sugar it makes this stuff like caramel and it is SOOOOOOOOO good!

I used walnuts instead because that is what I had. YUMMO!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The NEW SU! Digital Studio

You have got to go over to my friend's Sharon's blog and check out the cards she made with the new Digital Studio from SU! they are AMAZING!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Happy 3 day/Labor day weekend

I will be doing exactly the opposite of Laboring- I have nothing planned and I am going to vegetate all weekend long!

Here were the cards that we made for our Stamp club last night. It was so wonderful having all the girls here and stamping with them- they excite so easily....... hehe
These are some post cards I made for my kids teachers with the chalkboard effect. Just use a gel pen on black paper and wha-lah!

This is my firs Halloween card for this year. It is made with Batty for you by SU! and the textured plates and the Top Note die. All for the Sizzix big shot- sold strictly thru SU!
Enjoy and RELAX!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

A Sale for you

A Chemistry With Paper is having a PARTY! To celebrate our online store's 2nd Anniversary ALL Clear Stamp Sets are 20% off through September 30, 2009. Enter the coupon code H2BACWP at the checkout for your discount.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sizzler Meeting 8-15-09

Here are some of the projects we made at the sizzler meeting today. My upline is Lis Ljung and her upline is Kathy Thorn and then Beth (?)

Our group of demonstrators (Women in Ink) are AMAZING! They are so crafty- I feel very inferior compared to all of them.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August Club Projects

These were the projects that we made for our club meeting. the girls spend $25.00 for 6 months and get to be the hostess one month. They get to make 2-3 projects per month for FREE! If this is something you are interested in please email me at

The first one I made with Islands restaurant coasters and post-its. I stuck two coasters together and then covered the outside. Cut a 3X3 square and covered the left inside cover. I made a latch with some extra paper and a Velcro dot and taped that to the back of the right inside cover. Then I pulled off the back piece of the post-it note and put lots of adhesive on it and stuck it on the right inside cover and closed it up. then I decorated the front with the "Simply said" set.
The second one is a post- it note pad- decorated. Pretty self- explanatory.

Hope you like! Have a great weekend!