Wednesday, July 30, 2008

my new dress

Okay, so a few months ago I went shopping with my husband looking for a new dress. His brother is getting married this Friday. I wanted something I could wear to that. Anyone who knows me, knows I'm super practical. I wasn't going to buy a formal dress for this wedding. We have 3 kids, we don't go to fancy things. I didn't want a one time use dress. Alright, all that to say, I saw this one,tried it on just for fun. Then took back the other dress I got with my husband. So this my new formal dress. I LOVE IT. It's so much fun to wear. There's stuff underneath to make it poof a bit, tooling over satin, love, love, love it. But wait, It's not a one time dress, I'm going to wear it to my mandatory surprise 30Th birthday party that my husband is going to throw for me. I'll just get a cute sweater to wear with it. I'll post pictures with me and my super fine tux wearing hubby later this weekend:)

Saturday, July 26, 2008


I am loving these little guys! The paper is so much fun and the stamps are sooo cute. I got the printed paper and stamps from Mother and Daughters Creations.

The bikini is from stamping bella. I just cut it down.

Bumps and Bruises

Bumps and Bruises strike again. I finally realized last night that the reason why my boys are having bad mishaps is because we have a major family event this week. It always seems to workout that way. So look who's got the worst bruise ever. Of course, it's E. Right in the middle of his face. Given to him by his little brother, who thought throwing a metal flashlight at him would make him get off the stairs. Go figure.


Check out Stampin Bella. Em came out with a few new bellas!! They are sooo cute.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Bites, bites and more bites

My oldest isn't having a good couple of days. Wednesday he came running to the door saying he was bit by a snake on his arm. When i asked him to tell me what it looked like he said...." At first I thought it was a cat, but then it bit me and it was a snake." How do you mistake a cat and a snake?? No worries we believe it to be just Gardner snake. The same one that bit my middle son last year. It has a taste for kid blood now I guess. LOL! Then yesterday again here he comes this time screaming and crying. Yeah, he was stung by a bee on his finger. Thank God he wasn't allergic. That was the first ever bee sting. Anyway, upon further questioning, I discover that him and the neighbor boy where chasing bees and trying to kill them. My compassion level really dropped after that fact. I mean really, hello! They sting, it hurts, we say stay away from bees they can be really mean. So this all adds up in the male brain to.....Let's chase as many as we can with bats or bucket lids and try to kill them so they can't hurt us first. Seriously, the child is almost 9. We have giant bumble bee's, not the cute little one's buzzing around. Can't wait to see what today brings.

Thursday, July 24, 2008


This is a 3 in one challenge.

1. Marjorie's color challenge #5
2. Bella Sketch challenge # 33 on splitcoast stampers
3. my SPS 12 group coffee challenge.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bella sketch challenge #38

Here's my card for the bella sketch challenge over at splitcoast stampers.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

SBS 12 challenge

The 24th is Monkey Day Challenge. I'm a bit early posting, but I have out of town family coming in. So I wanted to get them posted.

The monkey is a High Hopes Stamp
The cupcake is from Purple Turtle mini stamp set.


These cards are a combined challenge. The layout is from Taylored Expressions, it's cupcake challenge #25, minus the cupcake. Then the colors are from Marjorie's Color Challenge #24
ocean, citrus leaf, orange, breeze, and sunny yellow. I did the bella first. I loved the color/layout so much that I made another card using the Hannah stamps moose that my wonderful SP sent to me. However, it's missing the perfect embellishment. Not quite sure what to add.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Winner of the blog candy

Ruby Claire is my winner:) Congrats!!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Lottie and Gussie

I'm not 100% happy with my coloring on this card. My flower bled into the dress then I attempted to fix it. My attempt made it worse:(

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The curse that we weren't told about

What is this curse you might ask. Well it's...... Men! I swear from the time of birth they drive you crazy! I love them to death. I mean I do live with 4 of them. My husband could count as 2, so really I live with 5! LOL:)

If I have to get up and go to where ever , the kids room, my husbands desk, the bathroom, to move 1 object to uncover something they are looking for, that I have given the exact location to, I will just die. Drop dead right where I stand from high blood pressure, irritation, my head exploding. You name it!
Now that the kids are home it's sooooo bad. Not just with the not really looking for something. How about this one, they ask a question, then don't listen to you answer. Love that one. Or how about the sudden loss of hearing. That's a great one also.
I took all 3 boys on a bike ride/ walk. The walk was me, my bike has a flat. We went up to the corner market for some veggies, then to the post office, then hair cuts. For some reason I believed my 8 and 7 year old when they told me they could ride a bike and hold a slushie at the same time. That was just dumb on my part. Ethan dropped his cup 4 times, yes 4 times just crossing the street. OMG! Mothers of boys you know, you feel my pain:)

Just my lovely crazed thoughts.

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Monday, July 14, 2008


Yippie!! I've reached 4000 views on my blog. So to honor this wonderful occurrence I'm giving away blog candy. What do you need to do to win this wonderful candy?? Leave a message for me on this post, and put a link to me on your blog telling others about my candy. What am I giving away you ask???
WELL in honor of 4000 views, I'm giving away 40 stamped images of stamping bella. Not just of bellas, but fairies, fellas, tiddly inks, and sayings. Super fun stuff. I'll post a picture later on this week.
One of my boys will pick a name THIS SATURDAY, July 19th.

Good luck:)

Friday, July 11, 2008

whipper snapper card

I love this stamp. It's from Whipper Snappers.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

sketch challenge for OCCC

Here's my card for the Our Creative Corner Challenge.
The butterflies are Stampin Up, the flourishes on the blue paper are CTMH. All the cardstock is CTMH.

Sorry this picture didn't turn out so nice. I've cropped it twice and retook the picture a few times.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

todays cards

The fisherman is from High Hopes Stamps,
The truck is Stampin up
The tent is Close to my heart.
The paper is leftovers from my nature album.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Nature Album

I made this nature album for my boys. Each 2 page layout, except for page 1 because it's just one page, has a spot for a photo and then a spot to journal about whatever the picture is. We already have a picture of the frog that has made himself at home in my back porch area.
I used my super great bind it all machine. Don't look to close, you'll see my major hole punching mistake:) Yeah, I'm going to watch the video that actually tells me how to line up the holes. Should have done that 3 projects ago. Not to fast on learning my lesson I guess. I did make 8 pages, I'm only showing the front cover and a few inside pages. The stamp on the front is a High Hopes Stamp. He's Walkabout Wally. Love him. I'm also on the look out for ribbon that I love to put on the binding.


Here are a few cards made with with
High Hopes Stamps.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

All that scraps release party

Check out the All That Scraps new release party tonight at midnight.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!!

Happy 4Th of July everyone:) How did you spend your Independence Day?
My husband took the kids to see Wall-E, while I ran some errands. So we had a nice quite day.
My 3 year old did say something I thought was super cute. We had muffins with our dinner tonight, and Caden asked for butter. This is how he asked, " Can I have butter, not on the bottom but on the top of the bottom. Hee, Hee, I love 3 year old lingo.