Jan 29, 2009


My nephew is going on a Senior retreat next weekend and we got a call to send him an encouraging note/card/message...this is what I came up with! I think it turned out really cute, especially for a guy! I love the star and I think I saw one popped-up on Donna's blog, so I can't take credit for coming up with that idea. I used Printing Press for the lettering, and George for the star.

After looking at this card I've decided that I'm going to make graduation cards for the neighborhood kids this year using the star, only makes sense since we are called the Northstars!

Thanks for popping over to my blog and hope you all have a great day!

Jan 27, 2009

Tag from Donna

I've been a stalker of Popscicle Toe's blog for some time, and hopefully you'll check out what Donna creates, her projects are always inspiring! I can guarantee you'll probably start following her too!

How sweet was it that she tagged me?!! It's a fun way to get to know your cyber friends better. This tag only had a few rules, I was to go to where I store my pictures and find my 6th folder and post the 6th picture in that folder and explain it. The picture is of my 3rd son, who is my 4th child. The pic is pretty self-explanatory....he is practicing to be Santa!

Then I need to tag 6 friends who visit my blog that I would like to get to know better. They are:







All you have to do is click on their names to get to their blogs! Can't wait to get to know everyone better!

Jan 21, 2009

Puppy Love

Another puppy post, but thank goodness this one doesn't concentrate on a blue pinata puppy head or a year long saga of mortification (is that even a word?)!

This is for the Stamp to Lose Challenge for the week of Jan. 18th - 24th and I went with choice #2, which was to use an animal stamp.

How sweet is this this little puppy?!! This is one of the first stamps I ever bought and that was 12 years ago for ds#2's pre-school Valentine's party. I remember his Valentine's cards said, "No bones about it, I want you to be my Valentine!" Adorable then, and I think it's still adorable! For this card I want to write "Puppy Love" inside of the bone but I don't have a stamp that says it, so I'll have to hand write it.

Thanks for another great challenge Amy!

Jan 19, 2009

Pinata Head

This is my family at some of it's finest moments! With 4 kids, there is always something going on, and it seems I have more than enough pics of them all being goofy! But this pic got us in a whole lotta trouble...

...our neighbor was having a 4th b/day party for their son, who happens to be best friends w/ our son...so they invited our entire family to the party. After eating, presents, and cake they pulled out the pinata for the little ones to bang on! No surprise that the pinata burst open filled with candy and goodies for the youngsters, they filled up their treat bags and started to head home.

Just then my oldest, who was 14 at the time, came around the corner with the pinata's head on! How flippin' hilarious is that? I know you're laughing while you're looking at the pictures...because seriously, it is funny! Well, the host and hostess of the party were MORTIFIED that my son would do something like that at THEIR party! OMG!!! Nothing worse than a walking puppy pinata head to wreck a party! Of course I took pics....because it was just too funny!

Funny?!!! I guess it wasn't so funny to them because they only invited child #4 to their son's next b/day party, along with all of the other neighbors and their families. We were shunned! Shunned! All because of a pinata puppy head!

Now that you know most of the story, this LO is so perfect....it is how I love to scrap my family, because we are who we are! Pinata heads and all! LOL!

On a final note, the boys are still best friends and we attend their annual Christmas Party...we have overcome the plight of the pinata puppy head!

Jan 17, 2009

Stamp-to-Lose Jan. 11th-17th

I finished this yesterday for the Stamp-to-Lose Challenge for Jan. 11th-17th and chose #1 which was to use a new stamp you've never used before. I ordered a couple of stamp sets a few weeks ago and they finally came, this is from Crafty Secrets and the set is called Glamour Girls. Very cute and very sassy!

Jan 16, 2009


Here's my LO for the Cricuteers Challenge Page for the week of Jan 11-17 The challenge was to make a 2 page LO using the Jan '09 Becky Fleck PageMap. I wish I knew how to upload a copy of the pagemap but I can't do it, I have been trying! Maybe I'll get my dh to show me what I'm doing wrong and I'll update this later.

I used Stretch Your Imagination and Christmas Cheer carts for the snowflakes, and Printing Press for the word SNOW. It seems like it's been so long since I've done a 2 page LO. It was alot of fun!

I really do love the hill in our backyard! The burm was built for privacy because behind it is an animal shelter, and there's quite a bit of traffic due to it's adoption practices. The hill is a blast for the kids, and a pain for my hubby when he has to mow it!

Update: Sandy walked me through the directions, doh!!!! Here's the PageMap that was used for our challenge.

Jan 10, 2009

Fellow Sparker has some Blog Candy!

If your looking for some BLOG CANDY I know where you can find it! One of my fellow team members at SparkPeople has some great things she's offering ....why don't you head on over to Christina's blog and she what she has! You might want to take a chance and leave her a comment!

Just Chill...

This is for the Stamp-2-Lose Challenge for the week of Jan. 4th - 10th, I went with choice #1: Buttons & Blues...

The snowflakes are buttons, I cut the shanks off and used Glossy Accents to adhere them. I also used glossy Accents inside the snowflake....but is it really a snowflake? Hmmmmmm......let's just say it's my kind of snowflake! LOL!

I stamped the image 7 times and adhered them onto a die-cut I had made as a guide for placement, and it worked out great to use for additional support under the stems. That's right, a die-cut from my Cricut using the upper layer of a SYI cart! Did you really think I wouldn't use my Cricut?

The inside side of the card says JUST SHAKE AND POUR with another image of the martini glass underneath the saying. It isn't what I had originally planned, but it turned out okay!

Jan 8, 2009

Thank-you Cards for Hospital Stay

I think most of you know my friend was diagnosed w/ Stage 2 Invasive Duct Carcinoma last week, and I was thinking, "What can I do for her?" I thought I would make her a couple of sets of thank-you cards for all the well-wishers who visit her or send her flowers during her stay in the hospital. I really think they turned out great! Now I need to get to the store so I can buy a box to hold them all, then I'll give her the box, cards, and stamps. Her surgery is next week, your continued prayers would be appreciated!

Jan 4, 2009

I love my Cricut, I DO, I DO!!!

There's no denying it, I just love using that bug! Here's a couple of cards I made over the past couple of days while being home on winter break.

I used the coffee mug from Christmas Cheer on this one....love the paper! And the "Thanks a Latte" stamp is too cute not to use!

I chose the pear from the Home Accents cart on this one! I hope PE*AR29 liked her card 'cuz it was a lot of fun to make!

And if you can't tell, I used Glossy Accents on both cards. Call me crazy, but who doesn't love that product?!!

And lastly, I made the card on the top of my page for my friend who was just diagnosed with breast cancer, Invasive Duct Carcinoma..Stage 2. She'll get through it, but if you have an extra minute during your prayer time, please give a shout-out for my dear Olivia. I truly believe in the power of prayer!