Sunday, September 28, 2008

A card to share...

So this week over at BBTB we were challenged to use the dress icon cut from the dreams come true cartridge. Hands down this is one of my favorite many options! and ohhhh so perfect for all of those girly girl parties you know you want to throw!

Here's my take on this weeks challenge:

Make sure to stop over at the BBTB site to see what everyone else did with this cut...amazing I tell you!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Finally something to share!

Life is crazy! Goodness...I long for those lazy summer days...where are they and when will they be back again? The kids are already into almost 2 months of school! That just seems so crazy! Chad has been really busy at work...more to come about that later ;) but it looks like we have changes on the horizon ;)

So lately, I haven't had too much time to play in my craft room...but I have been lucky enough to add the new Martha Stewart goo punch to my collection...anyone else get that one? I just couldn't resists (*I did have a 50% off how could I)...I have a few ideas in mind and hope to be able to share some Halloween cards soon.

Now that we are into nearly 2 months of hit me the other day just how wonderful and blessed we are to have such wonderful teachers. Amazing teachers giving of their time, their attention to detail, and communication. Honestly, we feel truly blessed. Anyway, I love to send thank you notes to our teachers throughout the school year...they do so much and I try to remember to thank them for all of the wonderful extra things they do.

Scrappin' Sports and More released some fall papers at summer CHA and these papers are prefect for those teacher thank you is a little card I made today with some SS&M papers, my cricut and doodlecharms cartridge.

So what are you up to this weekend? The leaves are changing and falling here in I think we are going to take a drive up to the mountains this weekend! I can't wait...I have to admit the mountains changing colors has to hands down be one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen! Hope to have pictures to share :) Have a super weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

11 years today!

A while back I posted a little mini album of my husband and I on our wedding day. Today is our anniversary...11-years-ago today we were married. These past 11-years have been the most interesting years of my life! Life with Chad has proven to be anything but boring. I have been blessed beyond my wildest dreams! and I am glad to say today just like I said 11-years-ago...I married my best friend! I am so grateful for our relationship! Here's to 11 more wonderful years!

In thinking about the past 11-years...our greatest blessings have come through our children! Even on rough days we both are still grateful to be parents...and on those days we will sneak into their rooms and watch them just really puts things back into perspective for us.

Here's a little mini book of one of our greatest blessings...Ashlee. This is a acrylic book that is a review of her first 5 years of life. The greatest thing about doing a mini book for me is the fact that you can go back and use your favorite photos again...I love each of these photos dearly and they each mean so much to me...I know I am strange ;) Anyway here is the little book...

Have a super day everyone!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall is in the air!

I love fall! From the changing weather to the fresh smell of apples in the air! Fall is hands down my favorite time of the year!

This past weekend I carved out some "me" time and created a few just "for fun" projects...nothing that I had to do but rather things that I just did for fun!

This first project was inspired by "up cycling" my new addiction...I am really enjoying finding new uses for things that I once just threw out...crafter's beware this is addicting! This little box held chipboard and now it is a gift box holding candy corn! The little card was cut from my cricut. I am also addicted to shape cards lately :) Anyway, this little gift set is for a friend of mine...I hope she enjoys it.

So with my new "addiction" of "up-cycling" I have also been going through things and trying to use old supplies. Last year I had to have this little stamp from Micheal's dollar bin...and I never got a chance to use here is a little card I made with it and some of the little yellow bicycle Halloween papers....(Oh I just love little yellow bicycle!)

Also, I realized with all of the crazy things going on around here...I never posted a picture of Jackson in his new (well not so new now) here he is...

Along with broken bones, skinned knees and split open foreheads (Gavin ;)we have decided to join in on a few other activities (smile)here is a little quick shot of Ashlee at Gymnastics.

Lots more to share later in the week! Have a super week everyone!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A few creations all in 1 simple posting :)'s been a while since I actually shared something...let's just say I hope this proves to be a very boring and normal week for our house ;)

So...over at BBTB this week we were challenge to use one of 2 of the basket cuts...I had such a crazy week that I ended up just using the cut that I was able to get to the fastest...and boy the other basket was so cute for fall...I am going to go back and do this challenge again :)

Here is my take on the spring basket:

I also realized that I haven't shared a few project that I made for SS&M this last here they are:

Yes that is my sweetheart daughter on her first day of school...she is growing up way to fast! And after getting adjusted into the first few days of kindergarten...she is doing a wonderful job!

Also, a few weeks ago a friend sent me some super fun cupcake stamps and another friend sent me a card with a gift card to Hobby Lobby...yes, I do have some wonderful friends :) I decided to ink up these stamps and color them in with some copic markers I purchased with my gift card...this card was fun...but boy do I have a lot to learn about stamping and copics :)

Well off I go into another week...can you believe we are in September already...and the first full week of! Crazy how fast time flies!

Whatever you are doing this week...I hope you have a SUPER fun week mixed in with some creating time!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Thanks Everyone :)

For your comments and your emails...your prayers and well wishes...we truly appreciate it! Jackson is home and doing well. He is in some pain...but that is to be expected.

Everything went well...and the doctor was able to push his bone back into place and wrap him back up...he was able to avoid the pins and we will go back in on Monday to do an x-ray to make sure that everything is still in place and it hasn't slipped. He will have to stay still for a while and well let's face it...that's not easy with a growing 9-year-old boy!

I am really looking forward to a "normal weekend"...lazy...scrapping...creating something? Hmmm...maybe a picture of 2 of him would be a good idea ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Yes, things have been more than crazy around here for over a week...just when I thought things couldn't get worse...we are scheduling surgery for Jackson.

Jackson will have surgery due to the fact that he broke his elbow. He needs to have a pin put into his arm...and this will all take place on Thursday.

If you are the praying sort...please keep him in your prayers.

I hope to have something to share soon :(...if I can ever make it to my room.