Tuesday, September 7, 2010

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.......

That is the BEST commercial for back to school.....I can totally relate.  Today was the first day back for my boys.  One in 1st Grade and one in 2nd Grade and that means they are both in school a full day.  Bye-bye on the bus at 8:00 and hello again at 3:20.  I have all that wonderful time to myself...I actually sat there for a few moments this morning asking: "what the heck am I going to do with myself?" 

During the summer I didn't find too much time to sit down and get busy at the craft table.  I was able to bust out a couple of cards so here they are.

The first was for Father's Day.  The image is Whipper Snapper that I colored with copics.  I'll have to dig out the paper to let you know who that is.

This card was for my niece who obviously had a girl.  The flowers are done with the new Cuttlebug Quilling dies.  They are really cool!!
This card uses Hero Arts Cling Stamp Butterfly that I colored with copics, Basic Grey paper, and Martha punches
Here's another Hero Arts Butterfly Cling stamp from the same set as above.  Colored with copics, Basic Grey DP.
This was done for a birthday party my son was going to.  It was for one of his little 'girlfriends'.  He's kissed 4 girls already ya know!!
This one was for a birthday party my other son went to.  One of his buddies, thus the more boyish colors.
This was for my DH for his birthday.  I have to run for the details. If you want them, email me.

Friday, May 7, 2010


"I'm bored."  If the kids came to me and said that, I would come up with a million things to occupy them such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning up the infinite amount of legos littering the floor.......You get the picture.  Of course I could be doing the laundry, scrubbing the bathroom....... But I'm not in the mood.  It's rainy and cold and I feel like taking a nap, so instead I am procrastinating.  It's like I have this unwritten rule about no fun stuff until the work is done.  Oh screw it, when I'm done here I'm going to take a nap.

My youngest, Leo, got invited to one of his (many) girlfriend's birthday party.  I was so excited to be able to make something GIRLY!!!!  I had picked up this paper a long time ago because of the outstanding bright colors.  This picture does not do it justice.  Of course the butterflies are not for the boys so when he got his invite I jumped all over this paper and got to work.  It's from Pinecone Press "Flutter By".  I used my nesties for the oval and cut out one of the butterflies, traced in on the hot pink cs, and cut both out....the pink being a bit larger than the butterfly itself to make a "shadow".  I only glued down the center of the butterfly so it looks like it's wings can move.  I think my bow turned out pretty good too as I don't have an easy bow maker so I freehand it all. 

Now, about Leo and his girlfriends.  I keep hearing about how he likes to kiss his girlfriends at school and on the bus.  With him only in kindergarten I don't get all bent out of shape about this, except his list is up to three girls!  I guess I shouldn't worry because in about 4 years he's gonna think girls are "icky".  Ten years from now is too far away to worry about, so I just remind him that if he's gonna kiss them, do it on the cheek.  So far he hasn't listened.  He likes the "big slobby ones" on the lips......whatever!!

Maybe if I'm 'bored' tomorrow I will post another card.......now off to take my nap..... :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Basic Grey Challenge

Hello!  I am a total fan of Basic Grey!!  I love all their patterned papers.  The only problem is there are not any stores near me that carry the line.  So I am limited to what I have.  I made this card for the Basic Grey Challenges Blog #11.  It was a photo inspiration challenge and I love blues, greys and browns together. 
The paper is from K&Company, the punch is Martha Stewart.  I cut the brown flourishes on the Slice.  The flower in the center is from CTMH.  Ribbon is from Michaels.  I based the layout on a sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge blog - which of course I missed the deadline for.  What's new?  I am quite pleased with the result.

Friday, January 15, 2010

another challenge I missed for TESC97!!

Good morning!  Here's another card I made for a challenge on Taylored Expressions #97.  At least I'm pretty sure I missed it.  Anyhow, the stamp is another Whipper Snapper colored with copics.  The dp is from K&Company that I've had in my stash for a while.  The colors are much more vibrant than the picture shows. 

Last night I pulled out my box of pictures and decided I'm going to doing some scrapbooking.  I really should get going as I only have about 5 pages done for Leo and he is 5 1/2 years old!!  I'm sure you can imagine how large this box of photos is!!  lol!    While I scrapbook I will be waiting for the doctors office to call me back.  I'm waiting to hear the results of some bloodwork for Erik (my six year old).  He has been complaining/crying about severe leg pain so I took him to see the Dr. on Wednesday who sent us for bloodwork.  That in itself was a treat.  He cried the whole time.  It was like trying to hold a greased pig.  When we walked out thru the waiting room everyone was telling him how well he did.  Since he wasn't feeling well he really couldn't care less but I thought it was sweet of the other people to lend their support for such a little boy dealing with the traumatic experience of having blood drawn with that harpoon they used.  Anyhow this whole ordeal really has me quite concerned.....

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Check this out!

Hi all!  Just posting something I want to share with y'all.  There is a cute new release called Aurora Collection by Victoria Case!  It represents all the good things in life like kindness, caring and someone to remind all of us to stay in the moment and enjoy life.  Not to mention that it is totally cute!!  Check out the blog here to see Victoria's Aurora Collection for Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.  The release is the 15th but you can see them!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Another challenge - Mojo Monday 120 - in under the wire!!

Good Morning!  What a bright sunny, snow covered, 10 degree (farenheit) day!!   I think I will be staying inside today to keep warm.  I can't speak for my kids though.  It amazes me that they are able to go out and play and still come in stating they are hot in their snowsuits.

Here is a card I made for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.  I enjoy the challenges but never have my cards completed, photographed and uploaded by the deadline.  I think I've squeaked in under the wire here for this one!!

I used a Whipper Snapper stamp which I think is just adorable.  Colored it with copics.  DP is Bo Bunny, another one of my favorites, cs is ctmh, with a Martha punch and nesties.   After all the Christmas cards, I am liking the color scheme which is more springy!  :)

This second card also uses a Whipper Snapper stamp colored with copics.  The dp is Basic Grey that I've had in my stash for a long time.  Another Martha punch with some nesties.  Again I like the color combination of the cranberry and brown.

This one was for the 2S4Y challenge but I didn't make the midnight deadline last night.  Oh well.  I guess it pays to have the battery in the camera charged.

Since I am staying in today I think I will spend some time at the craft table.  Maybe I'll be able to make a couple more challenges this week.  Check out the right side of my blog to see the challenges I enjoy and maybe you can join in too!!