Wednesday, October 28, 2009

oh, how fun!

Thank you Alisha for showing my goody bags on the Simply Handmade Magazine blog!

If you've never seen Simply Handmade Magazine it is gorgeous and always full of amazing crafting ideas!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Vanity for Audrey and Spooktacular!

Sunday afternoon was so fun! It's Audrey's birthday next Sunday but daddy and I decided to give her the vanity we got for her room a bit early. We were going to get her a smaller one, but we didn't want her outgrowing it too soon. She really loves it and it looks great in her room!

Sunday night after an early dinner we helped the kids get in their costumes (dad found a cheap bumblebee outfit and we had the strawberry costume already- they have new costumes to wear on Halloween nite) and headed off to the zoo for their spooktacular! How fun! I've lived here for years and have never been! It was so fun for the kids- not scary, jumping houses, candy, music, animals, jack-o-lanters, etc! Didn't tote the camera around as I'm not too good at taking photos in the dark (plus I wanted to make sure I kept up with those two in the dark!).

Kitchen update- I took all the cabinet doors off today as well as the drawers out of the kitchen, sanded them all and put on the first coat of white paint... the top drawers, etc are all done and put back up. I'm pleased with how it looks... especially since it's my first project like this ever! I'll share pictures when it's done!

Hope you're having a great week. Just a few random creations to share:

Kraft happy birthday card
Kraft cardstock. Zva creative pearls, Kaiser crafts pearls. Crate paper words sentiments rubons. Sassafras chipboard stickers first place. Bo bunny flutter butter diecut wish, stripe, breeze, flutter butter.

Happy birthday to you tree gift bag
Target gift bag.
My Minds Eye patterned papers, diecuts.
GCD cloud paper.
Melissa Frances rubons.
MME buttons

Just dandy card
Kraft cardstock. MME patterned paper, diecuts, chipboard, brads. MAMBI felt flower.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pumpkin Patch time!

What a fun Saturday we had last weekend! It was cool out. Our entire playgroup got together... even AnnaMaria and her kids came from out of town! The kids wore their Halloween costumes and we picked out some fabulous pumpkins... then, off to Chik-fil-a for lunch. We even got together again that night at the park for a picnic and more playtime! It was a fabulously fun day! Here are some photos!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

cps138 with Shimmerz

This week at the card positioning system blog we have a lovely sponsor- Shimmerz!

Check out the blog for more information on Shimmerz, a look at how other designers used this weeks sketch and for a chance to win some Shimmerz- simply use this weeks sketch to make a card (you dont have to use Shimmerz products on it) and post a link on the cps blog to your card!

Here's this weeks sketch and my take on it. I used Shimmerz on the pumpkins and the leaves here. tfl!

Fall card
paints- Shimmerz
patterned paper- Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle
chipboard- Tattered Angels
ink- Close to my Heart
letters, rubons- Dream Street

Friday, October 16, 2009

October Label Tulip Reveal!

The yummy kits are on display and on sale at Label Tulip- and the gallery is up full of inspiring things from the design team using the kits! Also, for the first time, Label Tulip is sharing the first card kit! Be sure to check it out, as it is now a permanent part of Label Tulip. It comes with instructions from our card diva Dani! and it has plenty of things that can also be used for other scrappy projects. This month I worked with the main kit and the card kit.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I have been told that I need to post a few photos of the kids (ahem, thanks mom!). So, just a few every day type of photos of my not so every day sweeties! Audrey playing on the porch and one of Alexander and Audrey playing together. I wanted to take a photo of them playing in the morning- an everyday thing.. usually they play very well together- cracks me up that bubba has his boy stuff and Audrey's pink pony and other girly stuff are all mixing together in play! cute! Have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Christmas card inspiration!

Have you heard about the new book out? CardMaker's Sketch Book: Christmas Celebrations ?

I just recently received my copy and I have to say that it is so inspiring! Full of fantastic sketches and gorgeous Christmas cards made by some amazing crafters and stampers!

Be sure to check it out! Here are a few of my cards to give you an idea of what the book is like! All of my cards use either Piggy Tales or Scribble Scrabble products. tfl!~

sing and sneak!

First, I had to share this picture of Alexander from last Wednesday night. His 5 year old choir at church sang in big church for the first time... I took video and photos... unfortunately, most of the photos are blurry, but still wanted to share.

Next, Label Tulip's October kit reveal is happening on the 15th! Be sure to check out the label tulip site for a few sneaks of all three kits- I got the main kit and also the card kit this month!

A few things I've made: