Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's Eve!!!

It's the last day of 2008! wow! We spent our morning out with our playgroup friends. We ventured downtown to the Kids Campus where there's lots to do - ride tricycles, play in the sand, draw with sidewalk chalk, slide, climb, eat lunch, play with the tether ball... whew! So, we had a really fun time! Wishing you all a very Happy New Year!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Almost New Years annndd....

almost to CPS's 100th sketch and it's going to be a special anniversary for cps soon! Here is my take on this week's sketch -number 97!:

Experience 2009
patterned paper- Luxe, Amercian Crafts
stamps- Label Tulip
stickers- Heidi Swapp
transparency- unknown
chipboard-Cosmo Cricket
*almost all the supplies for my card are from the December kit at Label Tulip!
Wishing you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

a Merry Little Christmas time...

just sharing some pics for the fam of the fam!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to you!!!!

Some pics of the kids as we went to the Christmas eve service! Merry Christmas everyone!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

create my keepsake entry

So, the clever gals at Create My Keepsake came up with a fun way to have design team hopefuls try out-design our own kit and create using that kit! fun! Here is my kit (sorry for the poor lighting, it was taken inside at night.. I couldn't wait to start working with it!). I call it
"The Hope Chest"...

cardstock- white (Bazzill), pink and green BoBunny).

patterned papers- SEI oasis istanbul, Prima paintable iron orchid., My Mind's Eye flirty lil girl, Making Memories artisan toile greenhouse paperie, SEI rim frost, Making Memories flocked brocade pp.

tags- Black Market Paper Society underground tag elements.
stickers- Making Memories Paperie Greenhouse dimensional stickers.
rubons- Crate Paper mia collection accent rubons.
alpha- Creative Cafe felt
flowers- Prima.
sequins- Kaiser krafts.
floral brad- K&Co.
ribbon- SEI, Harmonie.
wooden ornament- craft store.
puff paint and white acrylic paint- craft store.

HOPE YOU ALL ARE HAVING A MERRY CHRISTMAS! (click on the pics for a closer look)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

noel card *cps 96

Combined the fun by using some of the product from my guest DT spot at paper trunk along with the cps sketch this week....

Noel Card.
chipboard paper jot and patterned paper- Paper Trunk.
paint-Making Memories
snowflake chipboard- Cosmo Cricket
button- Harmonie
rubon greeting- One heart One mind.

December Label Tulip Kit!

it's up and on sale. also, the design team gallery is ready for you... so, grab your favorite treat and enjoy checking out the fun designs!

Here's my design team work using the Label Tulip kit:
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008


project for my fun december guest design team stent at paper trunk! love these fun floral designs from them! pic is of my daughter and her cousins! tfl!

snowflake Christmas Card

It's a snowflake in Jacksonville, in 78 degree weather... well, it's really just a card! cps 95 is up and here's my take on this super sketch! Make sure you stop by and check out the other yummy cards at cps!!

Snowflake Merry Christmas card.
cardstock-Basic Grey patterned paper, snowflake stickers- Reminisce ribbon- Harmonie rubon- Crate Paper rhinestones- Target dollar section

Monday, December 15, 2008

what I've been up to...

So, this month I'm getting to have fun being the guest designer for Paper Trunk- they are a great manufacturer so please be sure to check out their product. One of the coolest things about their company is that they used recyled materials, vegetable ink and other environmentally friendly materials. Here's a page I just made with their products...

I love the yummy colors of this paper trunk paper! so fun! I used paper trunk's 1974 papers mixed with a bit of their jelly bean paper and their fun jot!! this is a pic of my brother and my niece! tfl!

Oh, and here's another peek at a layout I made using the December kit at Label Tulip...

After I picked up Alexander from preK today we headed to Meme's house. We baked and decorated cookies together! The kids had a blast, especially Audrey. They also got to play with Meme and Pappy while we were there!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Alexander's PreK Christmas special!

Today was Alexander's Christmas special at school. Some of the other classes sang. Then, his class did the Nativity Scene. They sang happy birthday Jesus, We wish you a Merry Christmas, Away in a manger. He was a shepherd! So so sweet!

One sneak so far!

I just got started with the December kit at Label tulip, but here's a little peek for you!

(click on photo for larger view)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Paper Trunk Card!!!

I really love working with fun product. Thank you, Paper Trunk for allowing me to be your guest designer this month! This card was made using Paper Trunk's Jellybean Collection! Such fun colors and patterns on these papers! I also used one of Paper Trunk's Jots for the large flower!

Happy Birthday Sis card.
Bazzill cardstock, Paper trunk licorice, berry blue and cotton candy patterned papers. Paper Trunk black jots. SEI brads, it takes two rubon, SEI letter stickers.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

bye bye baby bed....

yes, it's time. past time. It was time to get our little baby crib and changing table out of the house. Now, they're in the garage and hopefully on their way to another home (and, all you people saying that's a sure sign of an announcement soon.... boo hiss and don't even THINK about it!). Back on point... So, Amy's mom was so sweet to give us a girl's toddler bed. We got it tonight and I think Audrey was quite smitten. She got in and didn't want out. We're still moving things around and rearranging her room, but here's a quick pic I took of her in her big girl bed... and, yes, I did tear up... bye bye baby bed-- hello big girl~


It's up! The cps blog has another great sketch (number 94) and great inspiration from the team! AND .... let me just put this out there... you WANT to keep your eyes on the cps blog.... there's going to be some spectacular things happening... can anyone count to 100!!! ok, enough with the tease....
Here's my take on this weeks sketch...

Birthday Girl card.
patterned paper, trims- K&Co.
glitter puff paint-craft store.

Friday, December 5, 2008

ok, NOW I'm busy

I just got the fun news that I am Paper Trunks December guest designer! Today the package of goodies came and I am in the middle of making a card as we speak!!!

So, as soon as I get some things made I'll be sharing them with you!

Also, fun email from Paper Crafts- they want two of my cards for the july-august issue!

AND... Label Tulip's sneaks of the December kit and add-ons are up!!!!

So, there will be plenty of scrappy stuff coming your way as soon as I create it all! ha! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Scribble Scrabble Give Away!!!!

Wanna chance to win the cute, adorable Suzy Snowflake collection from Scribble Scrabble?

It's as simple as leaving a comment on the Scribble Scrabble blog. A name will be randomly drawn and the winner will be notified Dec. 19th! Good luck!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

It's Christmas time!

Yesterday was fun! First, thank you for all your well wishes! It made my day!!! Brian had the day off and I got to shop (although I'm not usually a big buyer)- I bought some stuff from the craft store, a cool new shirt and some yummy smelling stuff from Bath and Body Works! It's their new fragrance, Vanilla Noir! "# Our exclusive Vanilla Noir fragrance is a tantalizing scent that transforms Madagascar vanilla into pure glamour
# Key fragrance notes: Madagascar Vanilla, Dark Vanilla Bean, Black Plum, Bergamot Orange and Warm Musk". Makes me think of all those film noir movies Brian watches!
We walked around the mall with the kids in the afternoon, just relaxing. They played in the little play area and then we all ate out at Panera Bread! I had soup and: Orchard Harvest
Field greens, crisp romaine, dried cherries, fresh pears, Gorgonzola, toasted pecans & our cherry balsamic vinaigrette. Then, it was home for How the Grinch Stole Christmas and a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake!

and...ya. we're in the spirit! We put up our tree Friday after Thanksgiving! It took me a while to track down my Christmas music, but that didn't stop us from busting out the Christmas village, tree and other decorations! The kids loved it! Alexander especially loved hanging the ornaments. He put them all on one small section of the tree, but I just let him do whatever he wanted. His little face was so happy, proud and excited. It's amazing to watch your children as they create their own memories of things, especially Christmas. I pray that they will remember these times as happy and unforgettable moments... I sure will... ok, enough of the sappy mommy.

Everyone I know is super busy this time of year... I honestly have not been scrapping and creating as much as normal. Tonight, for instance, I studied for my ACLS recertification class that I'm taking next week! FUN.

but, I did get to see the the new kits for December at Label Tulip. no sneaks for you yet, but I'll letcha know! make sure you check out the stamp and previous kits on sale!

I do have one wee card I can share... hope you all are having a blessed day, Charity

Monday, December 1, 2008

Label Tulip SALE!!!!!

Here's where you can find the LABEL TULIP BOUTIQUE.

and here's a link to the SALE!
The boutique has yummy exclusive label tulip stamps!!! The sale area includes previous kits and add-on kits!