Monday, April 28, 2008

Busy Weekend

Saturday was crazy- and quite beautiful!! Sunshine and a little warmth too.
But the day itself was crazy busy!! We had one baseball game at 10, basketball at 2 and 4. A birthday party at 2... It was just busy, busy!!! We watched August Rush that night for our Family Movie night. I have to say, I loved that movie. It was perfect!! The kids loved it- even Ethan!!
Sunday was a wonderful day. We went to church- and that was great. I ran with Ethan in the jogger 5 miles and the kids and Dalton went to the gym. Then we met back at home and loaded the bikes and the bike trailer for Ehtan up and headed to the trail. We rode for 10 miles. I was proud of Brookelyn for riding so long. Kaelyn, well I was proud of him too but he could have rode all day. I on the other hand was beat!! Pushing the jogger is hard to do while running and little man loves to talk. I love to listen to my worship music and run- and I can't talk and run. And then pulling the trailer, well I was tired by the time we made to car.
I have to really hunker down this week and train hard. We run 18 miles this week. I just can't believe it is almost here... the marathon.

I did manage to make a couple of cards over the weekend. One birthday card for the party and then one just cuz!! I hope you enjoy and thanks for letting me ramble on...

The first one uses a retired paper pack for the b&t paper (Great Outdoors) and then a cute stamp set that I had to have and have never used until now. Roughin' it. I love how cute this card turned out. The little boy was having a camo party- not camping camo but boot camp... but it still was cute!! The trees, baby bear, and the tent are pop dotted.

This next one is one of my favorite Stamp of the months yet to be released!! It is for June... With Love. Paper is from a little stack that I picked up at M's. I used my copics again to color the flowers and vase. I did use Heavenly Blue CS and sparkles from CTMH also. Ribbon was from M's too.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Simple White Card and little altered notebook...

Hello. I have been so busy with lia sophia that I haven't had much time to play. That is exciting in itself though. I have two parties this weekend and I am thrilled.

So, I have been seeing on some other blogs and the CTMH BB's just simple white cards. Well if you know me, I leave NOTHING white. I distress everything. I paint every wall in my house a nice rich color- sometimes more than once. Ha Ha. But I thought I would try because I loved the simplicity of the look. I wanted to use my new copic markers and my new little Nature set from A muse. So, here is what I came up with. Nothing but stamping. I did have to add some ribbon because I couldn't just leave it alone. I am not sure you can see it in the picture- but the eyes have liquid glass on them. And I chalked with 2 different blues around the entire image to soften the white. Not my favorite card but thought I would share all the same. Maybe later I can play before my party tonight!!

The other little project that I made is for lia sophia. I will keep it with me to log my miles, keep receipts until I get home to file and last tab is my "to do's" people to call and such. I just love how this little notebook turned out.

Thanks for stopping by...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Enabler Alert!!

I just found a great new website called Cut @ Home. It has a special registry to get a 40% off coupon once a month. And you can use it on Nestabilities!! I am so excited. They can be a little spendy but they have them for $22.49 and for a complete set they are just $76. Now I should clarify that the set is all the circles (or whatever shape you are looking for) of straight and scalloped large and small. I am so excited. So go register to be a member and get your coupon!!

More artwork later. Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Amuse and Copics!!

I had my April workshop last night with a great group of gals and a really good day today with my kids and husband. Despite the off and on SNOW we are having today- did the post date really say April?? Well anyway, I decided to take a minute to play with a few new toys I got.
A great friend Whitney brought me a set from the store she works at (Impress) that I have been wanting. And then I had gift certificates for Bellevue Square and went to the Impress store there and picked up a few Copic Markers to color in my cute little owls. I am so excited. They color so much nicer than my others. I do need to attend the class at Impress they are having soon. But it was fun to play around with them. I can't wait to learn more.

Here is my card I just whipped out to say "Thank you" to Whitney. It is using "You're a Hoot"- amuse and my new Copics. Lots of layers but I had fun with all the colors.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Granddad!!!

Oh how we miss and love Dalton's dad. Since we moved up here away from Oklahoma we miss a lot of things but the grandparents have to be #1 on the list. #2 OU football games... but today is Granddad's birthday and we miss him much!!
Happy Birthday!!!

Here is a card we sent to him. Sorry it will be a little late.

Thanks for stopping by...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Craft Room Redo!!

Well, I didn't think I would ever reclaim the bonus room but I have. I thought about it for a week or so and then told Dalton I wanted to move it... sat on it for a few more days and asked one night at dinner- "How long do you think it would take to move the rooms?" To which he answered- "Not too long." Well, it took 4 days. But worth the wait. I am calling it the Family Studio!! Because it will serve as my craft room and the kids can do their homeschooling in here too next year.

I can now also have lots of my friends and classes in this very room rather than invading my whole downstairs!! I am so happy it is complete. Thank you honey for working so hard to make it happen. :O)

I hope you enjoy the pics... (you can click on any photo to view it larger)

As you walk into the room.

A view back from my table.

My table and to the sides of it..

Holders for inks and markers.

Ribbon holders.

Built in Cabinets.

Upclose shot of shelving that holds stamps and old inks and lots of other stuff!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


We have had a month full of birthdays among our neighborhood friends. Two of the sweetest gals just celebrated theirs. Here are a couple of cards I made for them.
I had so much paper piecing this one with an old set that CTMH has. The paper is just a stack I picked up at Target by Marcella K. I have not used it until now because I didn't know if I could spare not having anymore left... but I made both cards using it. The ink colors that match perfectly are goldrush, garden green, cocoa, and autumn terracotta.

This one went so well with the colors in my house that I almost kept it. But Heidi called asking if I had given Lindsay her card yet and I was busted. But at Bunco last night I saw it on her memo board and it matches her house so well too!!!
The stamp set used making it is a sneak peak of a new stamp of the month. One of the many privileges of being a consultant... ordering early.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

I'm back!!

I got back in the old habit of not blogging and getting too busy with life. I have so much to catch up on. I am sooo sorry. We will start with the weather. IT has been absolutely the craziest spring ever. The end of March we had snow... then just this weekend it was 81 on Saturday, such a teaser... yesterday it was pelting hail and in the 40's. Please sunshine come to stay!!!

Here is a pic of the kids playing in the snow we had...

Then last week was spring break and we did lots of activities through the week. We went bowling, swimming, had sleepovers and went to Whidbey with our neighbor Heidi and her children. It was so much fun!! We went on a day trip that Friday to the Tulip Town. It was quite the adventure finding it but so much fun and worth the drive and trip. Although, with the chilly nilly weather we didn't get to see the tulips in full bloom. But still so pretty.
Here are some pics of the kids in the tulips...
Ethan, Kaelyn, William, Miles, and Hannah

This is Ethan doing his favorite move ever!!

We also drove through the most beautiful part of WA to me- other than Mt Ranier. Deception Pass it was so pretty.
Here are a few pics we took there....