Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Pics




Me & my brother, Kyle

Austin, Cameron, Carter
Of course I have tons of holiday pictures , but these are a few of my favorites.

Get Well Soon!

Wow! It's been a looong time since I have posted. That's how long it's been I've been able to stamp. I hope your holidays were wonderful! Things should start slowing down for me soon, so hopefully I can get back to doing what I love. During my "time off" I did make another digital purchase from PCS, called Sick Lily. It's fitting for this time of year. It seems that everyone is sick. I also purchased Sick Billy. You will see him another day!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Mini Milk Cartons

I hope everything is going well for all of you. I've been focusing my time of my family & friends so blogging has been put on the back burner. I still love paper crafting, but it is so much more important to spend time with the people that I love. I did have a workshop 2 weeks ago and this is the project that my girls made. Isn't it so cute!? I will be making several of these for party favors for my brother's girlfriend's upcoming baby shower. I used Lauren's template, MilkMade for this one. This is the mini version, but there is also a full size version.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Stir, Sip & Enjoy

I am just loving these Lily & Billy Hot Cocoa digi images! I love to color them. It's a busy week here. I have a workshop on Saturday and a baby shower next weekend that I'm throwing and lots to do for that yet. Hope your week is going well!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Warmest Wishes

I think my problem lately has been that I am bored with the stamps that I have. I could buy something new, but then I have to wait for them to get here and then who knows if I will be able to use them right away. Pink Cat Studio's new digital line is just what I need for a quick fix. Lily Hot Cocoa is one of my new digital purchases. She was very inexpensive and I could download her and use her right away! Instant gratification.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Frightful & Delightful

Finally got a chance to post today. I just have not felt creative. I had a little extra time last night in between things, so I made this Halloween card. I'm happy with the way it turned down, and it just may have been enough to get my creativity going again. Hope you are all having a wonderful week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Buttons Galore!

Just a quick post this morning, as I am bleaching everything in my house. One of my daycare parents has the swine flu, so I am being overly cautious. This will be another Chritmas gift. I think it turned out so cute. And who doesn't love buttons!?

Friday, October 16, 2009

A Bun In The Oven

First let me start by saying Happy Friday & Happy 10th Anniversary to Erin and Tony. Can't wait to see you guys tomorrow night it's going to be a great time! That being said, let me share with you my latest creation , using Lauren's "A Bun In The Oven" template. This one has been out for a while, but I just decided to purchase it when a friend opened an in home bakery, appropriately named- A Bun In The Oven. I found this cute little ornament while I was out shopping, and I loved the snowman in the muffin tin, so I thought it would be a sweet little gift for her as she gets her business up and running. But I couldn't just hand it to her. It had to be all packaged up, and nothing is more fitting than this little template. I also have a couple of baby showers I'm working on, and I may make a few of these to sit on the tables, with baby socks in them. The lighting in these photos is terrible. it has been a dreary week here in Ohio. Here is a close up of the top of the oven. I had to get creative for the burners. I had no idea what I was going to use to make them. But as I was trying to figure that out, I began working on another projects using PTI"s large square trendy tubes. The Top of the tubes has the circles that reminded me of the burner, s0000 I grabbed my Chocolate Chip Stampin' Write marker and inked up the top of the lid & used it like a stamp! It worked perfect!! I was very pleased with that revolation.
Here is a shot with it open.

An here is the whole thing. Blurry & dark! lol
I am going to give this gift to her in just a little while and I hope she likes it. Who know, maybe we could go into business together. She could make little cupcakes or muffins & I could package them in this cute little box! TGIF!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A Christmas Wish...

All right people. I have heard you loud and clear. Appariently you are not happy when I take a week between posts! lol So here is my latest project. I think I will be using Lauren's Timeless Templates in some form for all of my Christmas gifts that I am making this year, but to get into the Christmas mood I made this box (using the "from the desk of" template) and a few matching cards. I also added a marker to sign the cards and postage stamps, so everything is ready to go when I get ready to send out the cards....or this just may be a gift for someone! lol I guess you will have to wait and see.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ghouls' Night Out Projects

I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Mine has been pretty good. I had GNO at my house on Friday night, another workshop today, and got to spend time with good friends on Saturday night. Not looking forward to tomorrow, because not only is it Monday - but my wisdom teeth are coming out. Wish me luck! So projects I have for you today are a couple that we made at Friday night's GNO. For those unfamiliar with GNO, it stands for Ghouls' Night Out. It's a Halloween themed workshop that I have held for 3 years now. I think the girls enjoy it. Some dress up, others just come to eat and chat, but it's nice to hang out with just the girls for a few hours.

Here is a card that we made for our first project. It's cased from a card swap that we got while at Cinci Regionals. We used half of the Top Note die for the owl body and several punches for the detail. We used the Season Of Friendship stamp set for the tree branch & leaves.

And here is a little pumpkin box that we created using Lauren's Pack-A-Picnic template. The pumpkin face was created from PTI's Spooky Sweets set.
I also had a stash of small pumpkins laying around that needed a little something, so the girls added rub on to them. Too cute, but I forgot to get a picture of any of them.
So there you have it!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Eat At Your Own Risk

Tomorrow evening I'm going to have a few customers & friends over for Ghouls' Night Out. We will make several Halloween projects, eat snacks, and visit with one another. This will be given away as a prize, but the girls will have a chance to make something similair using Lauren's pack-a-picnic template.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Meet Bitty Betty

Wow, it seems like it's been forever since I've stamped just for fun. Melissa at Pink Cat Studio has come now started a line of digital stamps. This is Itty Bitty Betty- Yummy Frogs. This image is just so sweet, it's scary! lol You can't tell from the photo but there is glitter on the moon and the band of her hat and I put crystal effects onthe frogs eyes to make them dimensional and shiny. So that's what I've been up to this Friday evening. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Back In Business

Happy to announce that my camera is back. I was so excited I had to takepictures of our Regional make-n-takes. I see I still have to reprogram my camera. The lighting is off, but hey it works!! Here is a scrapbook layout. It's really cute, like I said though- lighting a little off. lol

A Chritmas card

A winter-ish type card

A pack of 3- 3x3 cards

A little box of 3x3 cards

And another Christmas card.
All projects were made using the Berry Christmas set in the Holiday mini.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Well, unfortunately I still have no camera. It has been lost in transit. Why am I not surprised. So keep your fingers crossed that they find it soon. I just wanted to share this pic with you of Cam & Cart. It's one of my favorites right now. I also am asking that you keep my grandpa in your thoughts & prayers. He suffered a stroke yesterday, likely caused by a blood clot. We will hopefully know more today. But I know my grandpa, he is going to be

just fine!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Bad News

I won't be able to post any pictures or projects for you for about a week. My camera died on me so it had to be sent out to get fixed. But I hope you all are having a great weekend. I must say that I had a great weekend so far. We just got back from Cincinnati. My sister-in-law was able to join me at the Stampin' Up! regional. The highlight of the event was the we were the first to spot Shelli Gardner and get our picture taken with her. As soon as Erin gets me a copy I will proudly share that with you. So now I am very excited and motivated to share some great projects with you (as soon as I get my camera back).

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Teacher Gift #2

Here is the 2nd teacher gift I have done. I used one of Lauren's templates to hold a set of thank you cards for Cam's teacher. Weare off to take Carter to his first day of preschool. i'll be back with pics:-)

Friday, September 4, 2009

Teacher Gift #1

I have been a horrible blogger. I was trying to enjoy the last few weeks of summer vacation, but now that's over so it's back to creating. This is one gift set that I made for Austin's 5th grade teacher for Christmas. I covered a compostion notebook and decorated it, and the jar holds starter questions for journal pages. I tucked everything inside this little basket that I found at a craft store. We are camping this weekend so I hope everyone had a wonderful, safe holiday weekend. TGIF!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dairy Show Pics- Fair '09

As promised here are some of the pictures from the dairy heifer show from the fair. Austin and Cameron are turning into quite the little showmen. There hard work has paid of by all of the ribbons and banners that they won. We are very proud of our boys!!