Sunday, March 30, 2008

Three more cards

Well, I was waiting to post these cards til after I put my watermark on them, but of course, I still cannot for the life of me figure out how to get it to work! Anyway, the first one is a bella that I made for my daughters friend. She plays the guitar and her birthday is coming up next week so this was perfect for her. The other two are using a set from Stampin Up that I love called bloomin' beautiful! I also followed the SCS sketch challenges 165, 150, & 157. I am so lovin' the sketch challenges. Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

New Sketch

I saw this sketch over on Beth's blog and I thought it was so pretty! Thanks Beth for the great sketch! I think her card is great, my card not so much but that's okay you, you win some you lose some and this is a card I think is just okay. I used Hollyhock CS, silhouette paper, and just blooms paper flowers from CTMH. A Bella of course and some prima flowers and K&Company gems

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Having so much fun!

Okay so I had so much fun doing the SCS sketch challenges that I decided to go back and do some of the other sketch challenges so here is my version of #163 and #164. I have added the link to the right for the SCS Master List of sketch challenges if you would like to view them.

I've been awarded!

Thanks so much Ann for my award! I am so humbled that you all enjoy my blog, again I say thanks to all of you! I have been awarded and tagged and so on and so forth so instead of forwarding it on I am going to say..."You all make my day! I love all my sistahs!"

SCS Sketch Challenge 169

I saw the challenge on SCS and I have been wanting to try some sketch challenges so I thought, nothing like the present. I colored myself a cute little Bella that had been calling out my name since I bought her and got started, got tired, and then fell asleep on the couch. So this morning I am doing my usual blog browsing and I see that Tonya has created a great tutorial on her blog using the same challenge and the same bella! What can I say Great minds think alike, I guess! So if you have a chance head over to her blog and take a look! Tonya, great tutorial!

My Sweet Babies!

I just thought I'd share some shots of my sweet babies on Easter this year! I just love those little cuties!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

I Recieved PIF Candy!

Woo Hoo... I just received some PIF blog candy from Tracy K and I love it! It was so cool to get a package in the mail from England! Thanks Tracy for the PIF candy! Now for those of you who don't know what PIF candy is allow me to explain. PIF stands for Pass it forward so in order to keep the game going the first three people to leave a comment on this post will receive some PIF candy from me! When you receive it then you will do the same for the first three people to leave a comment on your post and so on and so forth. So, here's to passing it forward!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Thank you, Thank you!

I would like to take this opportunity to thank... hee hee

Well, Tonya over at Stamp Happens... has chosen little ol' me to receive this award! Yippee! Thanks so much Tonya, what an honor! She's beautiful!

This award originates from Arte y Pico and it's a great site, though it is Spanish. (I haven't spoken Spanish since High School and we won't mention how long ago that was!)

Thanks again Tonya!

The rules!

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.

My winners: (It's so hard to pick only five but I'll pick a couple of the people who I visit daily...except Tonya, of course. Here goes...

1) Jami @ Thoughts of a Crazed Mom
2) Marjorie @ Mommy Scraps
3) Amy @ Pickled Paper Designs
4) Anna @ Sassy & Sweet Notes
5) Sparkle @ My Life, Creations and Tribulations

Vacation layouts!

Here are a few of the layouts that I have done recently. They are of last years vacation to Jellystone in Indiana. I still have some journaling to do but they are basically done. I used the Rustic Trail paper pack from CTMH. It was so fitting for this vacation since we did alot of fishing. I would say that we were also camping but I don't think you can call it camping when you stayed in a luxurious camper! hee hee. The kids had a blast though and still talk about going back this year. I figured that I had better get these layouts done since we are set to leave for this years vacation to Branson, MO in 13 days! Woo Hoo warmer weather here I come! Just a little side note to say we got more snow yesterday, boo hoo. I am so ready for spring flowers and packing away the coats, gloves, hats, and scarfs. So anyway, here they are...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Birthday BFF!

Okay so today is my BFF/sister in law's birthday so Happy Birthday if you read this! I have been working on her gift this week so I thought I'd post what I made her! I just love these paint cans right now. I found the cute little paint sticks at my lss and that's what made me decide to make her a paint can so I found some matching paper and away I went. I did fill the paint can with all kinds of scrapbook stuff and a handmade Swarovski bracelet and earring set but I forgot to takes pics of them, sorry. Anyway, I made a matching Bella card too! I got to give it to her tonight and she loved it! Yeah me! (insert hand clapping here)Well, I'm zonked and still have to put some clothes in the dryer so I'm off for now. Ta ta!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I was at Joann's yesterday and found this fab stamp for 40% off so I just had to get it! I am totally in love with cherry blossom images right now so when I saw this I knew it was for me. I have also been working on another project but it's a gift for my BFF so I can't post until after I give it to her. (I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise!) Enjoy, and have a great day!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Tonight was Scrap Night!

Yeah...tonight was scrap night and I got to get out of the house tonight and work on some things! I made a few cards for an upcoming Easter contest and then I just worked on a swap that I'm in. I had a very nice time, here are the three cards I made tonight.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Dinner anyone?

So I thought I would share with you the recipe that I made tonight for dinner! It's unstuffed cabbage and it's so easy and yummy too! So here is the ingredient list.

2lbs. hamburger
2 or 3 celery sticks
1/2 onion
1/2 of a head of cabbage
1 large tomato juice
1 cup of minute rice

First you dice the onion and celery up and cook it with the hamburger (add salt and pepper to taste)

At the same time you chop up the cabbage and boil on high.

When they are done drain both and combine in the pot at this time you add the minute rice and the tomato juice. Put a lid on and turn the heat down and simmer for about 30 min.

Add some yummy cornbread and viola dinner is served. Hope you all enjoyed this yummy and quick recipe! Have a great night!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Okay so when I was pregnant with my son, my husband felt the need to warn me about the things boys do. He said,"when you look around, think of the most outrageous stunt that you can and I guarantee our son will try it, that's just how boys think!" I thought that was pretty funny. So now my oldest son is 4 years old (he'll be 5 in Oct) and today we went to Jami's house for a play date. Little does he know that it was really a play date for Me and Jami, hee hee. Anyway, we were there all day and when we got home it was time to start dinner. I head into the kitchen and he follows me with..."I'm Hungry". I say here's a banana go sit at the table. Here's where it gets funny. He was really quiet so I peek around the doorway and just as I do I see the banana peel on the floor and he getting ready to pull a cartoon move! He is seriously trying to slip across the hardwood floor on a banana peel! Are you kidding me? I was laughing so hard I could hardly tell him No. Anyway, who knew!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Get well soon!

Well, I don't know how you guys make cards everyday. I haven't been able to sit at my table to create in like four days. Anyway, I did however make it there today! I will soon be going to visit my Monk (step-mom) who just had surgery to remove a bulging disk in her neck that was pressing on her spinal cord. Her surgery was a success and she has been home for almost two weeks. However, bringing over four kids didn't seem like a good idea and so I have yet to see her. Anyway, back to my card story, I made this get well card for her. I used my froggie boy stamp from High Hopes Stamps and used some prismas and odorless mineral spirits for blending. The paper I used is some of my old stash from Creative Memories and Cocoa cardstock from Close to my heart. I thought it turned out cute. Anyway, so I hope all of you had a great Saturday and remember tonight is spring forward if that applies to you. Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

All went well!

Okay, so court went great! Basically the judge looked at the file and said, "You're denied" She didn't even give me a chance to speak. All that nervousness for nothing, that's okay I'm am so glad that's over. I hate going to court. So I had a nice day so far so I'm off to my Dad's house to visit and then just maybe I can get a couple of pages done when I get home tonight! Talk soon.

Oh and thank you Maria, for your well wishes! I really appreciated it.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Court, Yuck!

Well, I'm being taken to court tomorrow by my X. Apparently, when you quit your job you can't just quit paying child support, go figure. Anyway, he taking me back to try to lower it even though when he took the buy-out last year and they placed a whoppin check in his hand I saw zip! So if you are reading this tonight and you are a believer in prayer please say a quick one for me tonight, that I will represent the situation correctly to the judge and that he will not make my daughter pay for my X's poor decisions. Thanks and good night.

What I woke up to this morning!

Okay so this is what I woke up to this morning! Are you kidding me? It's March and Easter is in two weeks and this is what I wake up to? I am so ready for winter to be over. The kids got a snow day today so they are thrilled. I'm sure we will have another snowman today! That's always fun, and believe it or not I do love to shovel. Okay well, I'm going to have some breakfast now, good morning to you all!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I've been tagged!

Thank you, thank you, I've been tagged by my stampin sistah...Beth so here goes.

The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

My random/weird facts... hummm

1) I never take my socks off in the winter and I never leave them on in the summer.

2) I always leave a light on in my basement.

3) I sing ALL the time.

4) I am in Love with Grey's Anatomy (I think Patrick Dempsy is yummy!)

5) I always do goofy dances around the house when music is playing (I just can't help but move when I hear music!)

6) I am a hairdresser by trade.

7) I stop and get a Tim Hortons Iced Capp twice a week!

You've been tagged...


Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers - 14

Hello there gals, I'm Kim and I am looking forward to getting to know all of you. I am hooked on all things crafty but especially card making and scrapbooking. I do love to quilt as well as crochet but I haven't had much time for that lately. I have four children ages 11, 6, 4, and 1 and they keep me pretty busy. One little fact about me is that I'm hooked on Tim Horton's iced capps and mint chocolate chip ice cream!