Thursday, June 26, 2008

Thank you cards

Good Morning!!
This card I just love. Again I used scraps from the Retro paper stack and CTMH- heavenly blue and chocolate card stock. The stamp set is also theirs From Me to You.. This was a fun one to make. The scallops I actually punched circles and cut in half and stuck them down in a row overlapping each other. The chocolate strip hides that. The squares are pop dotted with foamies and the center of the flower has 2 layers popped up.

I hope you enjoy. These are going to Maralee and Jen for all the work and hours they have put into this VBS and all the love that they have poured into the children over this week. They are amazing women!!!

Well off to VBS just wanted to stop in for a short minute!!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Hello!! This week is a crazy one. But so much fun. I am helping with our VBS and I so love it. I am trying to be ready for Friday- a few of us are going to Women of Faith... so I started making the Thank you cards for my children's group leaders. Ethan has 4 so I made little 3x3's. I have more to make but I am at least on my way!!

The stamps are from the CTMH solo's T... colored in with copics and paper is from the DCWV Retro Prints Paper Stack.

I hope you are having a great day!!

Monday, June 23, 2008


I know it's seems like I am flaking on my blogging but it is just taking some getting used to summer schedules, I have had a couple of lia sophia shows, and we have VBS all week this week. I am going to lock myself to my craft chair tonight to make up some much needed thank you cards to have on hand... and birthday cards. Promise to post later.

I did however look at all my favorite blogs and then some and decided to follow the link for a typing speed test. Silly given I am so tired and don't really feel much like it- but here are my results!!! Not too bad. Might have to try again some other time. I figured it would be a breeze- it is one of my favorite games on Webkinz... :o)

53 words

Speed test

Have a great night.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Weather Report first- cloudy again and only 55- did I enter into a time machine and it really isn't June??

Father's Day was BEAUTIFUL!! It was the first time we saw sunshine in a week and it lasted the whole day and was gone as quickly as it came in. So sad. We went and saw Kung Fu Panda at the IMAX and rode the rides at the Fun Forest below the Space Needle. It was the best day!!

I can't believe school's out- I know some of you reading can't believe we just got out. But it's true. I need to live somewhere that there is summer. This is just depressing.

So, Kaelyn made the All Stars Team and is so excited. I made door hangers for a few boys because as yard signs the rain would kill them. This has been as far as my creative mojo has gotten me. I just can't seem to create when the weather is so gloomy. But I know I shouldn't have a pity party and grab some perky paper and play.

Take a look at how cute the sign turned out!!

And here is the card I made D for our anniversary...

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Darn Gas Prices...

I saw this over at Mother's Helper's Blog and couldn't resist sharing it with you!! Have a great night!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Marathon Pictures

I will share a few of the pictures we took and Dalton took of us. I wasn't able to stay to see Christi and Mike finish so most of my pictures are of Heidi and I.

My essentials for running- good hat, inhaler & music!! Praising God no other way than through worship music. I know exactly how far I have gone by what song on I am on. It is a must!!

This one is of us three girls in front of the hotel before we were shuttled off by our families to the starts. (left to right... Me, Christi, and Heidi. Christi is actually standing on a rock to make herself taller than us. She is little but mighty!!)

Heidi and I getting ready for the start. There were so many people at the half start (1000+) that we both were a little nervous!!

Dalton was at each of the Spectator Viewing areas and got confused when I didn't have my white shirt on. 3/4 of a mile into the run I was already hot. Ran in my tank until the last 2 miles where the waterfront froze me!!

Another shot along the way...

Me coming into the finish... I was FINISHED!!

Me so happy to be done!!!

This was the beautiful view during the last 3 miles of the run. It was beautiful and cold.

Elephants like birthdays too!!

I made this cute little card last week for a special birthday girl. I thought I should share some artwork. I will be busy making father's day projects all week. Better planning is what I say every year- but it never happens!!

Made using all CTMH, Nursery Bash stamp set, grey wool, blush, and baby pink inks, Copic warm grey marker, Baby pink organza ribbon and sparkles. Paper is from More to Adore kit.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

I did it!!

I have been up since 4 am... so this will be short. But I promise to load up pictures of today. It was perfect weather 49, light wind, and no rain during the race.
I finished 13.1 miles in 2 hours 15 minutes. I really wanted under the 2 hour mark... but completely happy given the hills I don't run!! My girlfriend Heidi was right behind me and Christi did the whole marathon in 4 hrs and 40 minutes. Mike, Heidi's hubby came in 20 minutes ahead of Christi. It was a great day!! Way to go everyone!!!

More tomorrow. And thanks Jena for your faithful comments... send me your address and I will mail you out a card!!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

It's here... the time is finally here.

Well, I have been super busy this last part of the week. I had a Lia Sophia party last night and it was super fun. I made up some "what's hot" bingo cards that I will have to take pics of later.. but tonight I am studying the course for the millionth time. I run my marathon tomorrow. Can you believe it's finally here? Where it seems like forever ago I started training- it also seems so hard to believe that it all comes down to tomorrow. And the craziest thing ever is all of us are trying to decide which one to do next. We are hooked. But this time I am making my hubby do it with me!! I can't wait.

Wish me luck and say a prayer for me!! The weather forecast is almost perfect. High of 54 and chance of showers- well no chance it will rain. Just hoping not too heavy!!

And then I promise more artwork. :o)

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


I absolutely love the author of Homegrown Hospitality blog. I love all of her stories, her faith, crafts, and doodles. She is one amazing woman!!( I have saved a few and tonight I actually printed one off. I did one for my older son and daughter. And I love how they turned out. But I am now in search of a GREAT white marker!! Mine didn't do the job at all. So I stuck to chocolate for my dots and stripes. I still need to matte and frame them for their rooms but they are colored which is half the work. Coloring isn't really work- much like painting for me very theraputic. Hope you enjoy.

For Brookelyn

Up close look...

This one is for Kaelyn

up close...

These boots...

Hello again. I have to share a little story and some pictures of my little guy.
So funny tonight Ethan came up to me and said- "Mom my feet are so big!" I wasn't looking at him and his excitement just stopped me. If you know Ethan you can totally hear the whole expression in slow motion but intense "you gotta see this!" So, I looked down to see Daddy's boots and instantly said "Oh Ethan let me get the camera!!" Being the total photo op boy that he is he granted my wish and did a little show!! Here are his pictures!! He is so funny. But as you will see by the last shot he really was done! He wanted to see what the boots looked like. Sorry Ethan, mommy just couldn't stop. But I have to say I am not sure what was cuter his boots or the 4 shirts he layered up. My little Northwesty Boy!!

Little Treasures of the Heart...

Good Morning!! It is a yucky rainy day here. Ethan has been playing is PBS kids so I thought I would take advantage of the time and play myself!! I didn't clean up after myself last night and wanted to use the little jar I talked of last night with another set that has the cutest saying "let your light shine"... paired with the lightning bugs from the other set and Voila SO CUTE!!

Stamps: Treasures of the Heart (flower) and Little Treasures (jar). I am using Topiary and Black CS and the left over scraps that I used last night... but what a difference a night can make. There is also liquid glass on the little bugs but I am not sure if you will be able to see it. I also used my cuttlebug for dimension on the layering pieces. I love how both of these turned out. I hope you enjoy!!

This last one is just so simple but I love it!!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Flower Power

Goodness good grief. I have the whole night to just craft and this is what I come up with?? I don't dare tell you that I stamped several animals and colored them only to not have a real idea of what I wanted to do with them... but they are done and waiting to hop onto a card. I also made a cute little jar full of paper candies that need a card to sit upon. But you don't get to see that either. I just couldn't get my head in the mood. So this little card after trying to make it be something else only has the stamping efforts of "Happy Birthday". Ribbon makes the stem and leaves. The paper is scraps I had left from a long time ago. Paper flowers are Making Memories and CTMH Bigger Brad in black in the center. I do think it's cute but nothing of what I planned. Maybe that is the problem. I didn't plan!!

close up of the flower...

So until tomorrow, here is a little sunny happy flower... now off to get my cushions from the patio. Surprise surprise it's going to rain all week. Oh and be frightfully chilly!!! Yahoo!! :o(