Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Sunday School teacher appreciation day...

is this coming Sunday. I decided to make use these little Target dollar spot felt watering cans and put lollipop flowers in them. Now, I know many have done the lollipop flowers- not my original idea. But this was quick as I simply used some older Urban Lily diecut flowers that I had in my stash. Simply punched a large hole in the middle and placed the lollipops in the hole. We do appreciate the sacrifice made and love given to our children by these wonderful people!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


dt work for just let me scrapbook. American Crafts Spring and Summer Paper Crumpets pp, Cucumber Sandwiches pp, Tea Pot pp. Doodlebug Designs loopy lou stickers. American Crafts Kids MiniMarks Book 1 Black, American Crafts Kids Treehouse Chipboard. Colorbok brads. tfl!

Monday, April 28, 2008

one great tutorial on making glitter embellishments

Kandis has a super tutorial up today at the card positioning system blog!

christmas tissue box

basic grey figgy pudding paper, prima tissue box, ci brads, heidi grace flocked flowers. tfl!

snowflake ornament

just let me scrapbook dt work. maya rd. opaque snowflake album. mm brads. mm acrylic paint. crackle paint. elmers sliver paint pen. chatterbox rubon. tfl!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

it's cps 62!

card positioning system's sketch 62 is up! yay! I really like this sketch... simple, an be used in so many different ways for all sorts of cards. So, if you need a little inspiration or just want to oogle at all the perty cards then jump over to the cps blog. Here's a little look at mine... gotta check out the blog to see the rest! have a happy Sunday!
Home Congratulations card
Patterned Paper: Upsy Daisy, Daisy Ds.
Rubon: Crate Paper
Stitches Stickers: Kelly Panacci
Buttons: Scrapmode

Friday, April 25, 2008


ya. not working full time as a RN any more... my bladder isn't able to last as long and neither are my poor legs. i worked today and am off again tomorrow... rare for me to work two days in a row. and they're only 8 hour shifts for goodness sake... I've turned into a softy! that's ok. it's all so I can be home with my darling children!
by the way... the sweet sounds of my children singing in the back seat to veggie tales and praise music. my son whispering "i love you mommy" as i tuck him in at night and my daughters "mama's" with happy smiles are so sweet these days. i can't even tell you! ok. off to bed... it's not even 10pm.... wow!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Go Speed!

Well, a few weeks ago we went to the clay county fair. Alexander's favorite ride was the race car one... it was for little kids... just sit in and it takes you round the track at a steady speed... until you reach the two turns... then, the car races and whips around the corner! woohoo! Alexander loved it... he rode it... um, sevvveral times! Thank goodness I had my zoom lens and action setting to capture his smiling face. So, here's my page about it using Scrapmode's uturn, spaceport pp, some brads and a fun font (i need to go remember the name of it, lol.) tfl!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

little bit of love

well, a valentine card that is! cosmo cricket paper, doodlebug frills, scrapmode buttons,envelope template one heart one mind. tfl!

Monday, April 21, 2008

daisy ds wonder years and just johanna

so, fun assignment to use just johanna stamps with some of the daisy ds wonder years tags and paper ! the dressed up doll was a challenge to use stamps to make her an outfit. tfl!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

crayola crayon and watercolor technique

Bust out the kids art supplies and try this new technique! I'd love to see your creations using this fun technique! Crayons and Watercolors!
Here's what I did:
Use a white crayon and drew circles on white cardstock then painted with watercolors. Cut flower and fold to flower shape, staple in center. Watercolor tips of flowers.
Perfect Suit-WRMK explore cardstock, AC shoebox chipboard thickers, K&Co. urban rhapsody diecut sticker. Bazzill cs, AC Chestnut marker, Crayola watercolors and white crayon.

sketch61 on the cps blog!

it's up- Card Positioning System sketch 61- here's a small peek at mine... you can check out the sketch and designs here!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

at the zoo

well, not just our house - the Jacksonville Zoo! hee!
we went this past Friday! lots of fun with the kids....

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Great Job card

dt work for Just Let Me Scrapbook using Daisy Ds Wonder Years diecuts. American Crafts rubons. tfl!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

the latest page...

I made. dt work for Just Let Me Scrapbook. Daisy Ds wonder years diecuts and pp. American Crafts thickers. Imaginisce felt brads.sorry for the dark edges- the scanner didn't like the bulky flowers. tfl!

Monday, April 14, 2008

house art

dt work for Just Let Me Scrapbook. I was so inspired by the recent bird canvases at pottery barn kids and when I saw this Daisy D paper I knew I had to use it for this. Canvas from art supply store. Pebbles inc. paint. Daisy Ds the wonder years paper and dicut shapes. Jenni Bowlin and Maya Rd. felt. tfl~!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

cps sketch 60 and....

a fun tutorial by little ole me... well, it's going to be up tomorrow probably. BUT here's a little sneaky peek at my card. Be sure you check out the other cards that provide such great inspiration on the cps blog!

Friday, April 11, 2008

not much time today

as we're getting ready to go camping but wanted to share some pics from our big day yesterday... the am was spent at a park downtown with our playgroup.
the afternoon was spent going to the clay county agricultural fair with Meme.
we saw a PIG RACE!
Alexander on his favorite ride... i cannot believe I got this shot (thank you zoom lens and action setting).

Audrey and I on the merry go round... the only ride she really liked! Alexander enjoyed driving the big tractors!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

ya. i'm here scrapping.

i am making stuff. just can't share most of it yet... so, if you think i've stopped creating. have no fear! ha!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

happy birthday pappy and some pics....

It's my dad's birthday today!!! Happy Birthday Dad! Love you so much and thank you for all you do!
Some pics of the kiddos hanging out on the back porch today. I was using the zoom from inside the house ... trying to be sneaky and Audrey gave me this smile when she caught me!
Alexander was totally absorbed in the bubble machine bubbles for a bit!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

card positioning system sketch59- digi and hybrid!

a peek at my card for this week.. and...
yep. you read it right cps is all hybrid and digi with our cards this week... wanna learn more about making digi and hybrid cards as well as a chance to check out the other fab creations this week... go check it out here!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

i'm "it"

ya. i've been tagged by Stampqueen! a fellow RN and card maker :

#1 Name 4 jobs I have had in life
-telephone surveys for my church
-preschool work at church
-nursing assistant

#2 Four movies I could watch over and over.
-the Sound of Music
-It's a Wonderful Life
-anything with Cary Grant

#3 Four places I've lived
-Marietta, GA
-Louisville, KY
-Cedar Rapids, IA
-Jacksonville, FL

#4 Four TV shows I watch
-ugly betty
-curious george

#5 Four people who email me regularly
-scrapbook teams
-sil, amy

#6 Four favorite foods
-a good bowl of cream of asparagus soup
-chicken pot pie

#7Four places I'd rather be right now
-out on a date with my hubby
-in a luxurious day spa
-nowhere but here

just for fun- just johanna stamps

oh, boy.... does this look like a scene at your house????
just thought the guy getting the milk should thank the cow~! tfl.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

hands full but heart fuller...

i saw this today on a layout someone posted on 2peas... loved the saying when it comes to my children it's true. sometimes it amazes me how some really make it seem like children are simply in the way, inconvenient, etc. well, many times it may be a little true. BUT you know what I love? those little illustrated stories from the Bible where Jesus tells His disciples to let the children come to him. Then, he laid his hands on them and blessed them! What a Savior we have who loves children, likes children! So, here are some pics of us in our everyday routine....
oh, Audrey did get a new booster chair for the table... she's been eating from the highchair till now... she's so excited about it.
and, the other photo is of Audrey and Alexander this morning... first thing after dad left for work they wanted in the chair together!
our big accomplishments for the day: made a tent out of sheets, played playdough, read, colored, went on a walk to the duck pond and fed ducks, listened to a new cd of nursery rhyme songs, played an educational video game, ate lunch, made dinner, watched a bit of cartoons.... and more but not neccessarily all in that order! thanks for reading my ramblings!

havin a bad day?- hang in there!

dt work for just johanna... my poor little owl has burned his dinner... aaw. hang in there little guy! tfl.


So very excited! I am the newest member of the Scribble Scrabble design team! I used their paper recently on my cps card (to be published in cards mag.) and a layout!

that's our boy *scrapmode

Scrapmode simply diamonds, simply big circles and simply lined pp. Scrapmode so simple mini buttons. Scrapmode chocolate alphabet crystals stickers. Arial font.

Be sure to check out the challenge this month on the scrapmode blog.... there's a chance to win some fun scrapmode stuff!!! Also, you're going to wanna see the other fab stuff made by the design team using the brand new scrapmode releases!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008


so, my online friend Danni tagged me a bit ago and I have yet to respond.... till now! hee.. so, here are 7 random things about me...
1. My fav. toenail polish color is lilac.

2. I used to think making cards from scratch was not for me! (eek!)

3. I love ladybugs.

4. My husband and i met while playing volleyball at a church function... I acted like I didn't know which way to rotate on the court so I could talk to him... of course, he didn't know that I took Volleyball in college.. snort!

5. I refuse to clean up the kitty litter after my hubby's cat... it's only mine by marriage and that was my firm understanding was no litter box duty for me... ugh.

6. I've been to the TajMajal!

7. I love to call my kids sappy nicknames... sugar pop, sweet pea, baby cakes!

super simple page using scrapmode

this pic is of my dad, brother and his two boys! using scrapmode's new so simple line! tfl!