Sunday, March 16, 2008

8 days..

It's been 8 days but with Nate feeling the way he has.. ugh! He is on an antibiotic and feeling somewhat better. I just hope that he can get worked in for the tubes this week or next!! I just want my happy, healthy little boy instead of my grouchy in pain one :) Seriously, I am thankful it is nothing major.

I did get 4 cards made this weekend- 3 with next month's Stamp of the Month. I will post those later! I did a scrapbook page for Nate from Halloween:

This paper is retired from TAC- Simply Spooky. I used my Spooky Swirls Web stamp and embossed it on the side. Letters were cut out using Makin the Grade on my cricut. Used Journaling Lines from the punctuation set by TAC. Took me awhile to lay it out but I love how it turned out! Maybe I'll get his 2nd yr book done by his birthday.. hmm.. not by the rate I am going :)

I am expecting my TAC order tomorrow so I will contact those of you that ordered when it arrives and I separate it! I'm excited to get my scorpal.. YIPPEE! Now I can easily do some of those more difficult folds, etc.

Also, please say a prayer for a fellow Angel, Rita Holmes, who is going in for surgery for a cancerous lump in her breast. She is a wonderful, talented woman whom I know will do great! Please also put a prayer in for Nate to get his tubes a little quicker than planned so he may feel and sleep better and hear the world around him like he has not in a long time!

I'll at least post by next weekend, hopefully earlier. Next week is spring break and I am READY!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

A card and a layout..

Finally getting my act together and posting! Nate had a better day, but didn't get much sleep. He napped from about 2-5, and then was up until 8 and is in bed now. I hope he can stay asleep. He's just so miserable. I want him to feel well and be able to hear.. I REALLY hope there is a cancellation to get him in sooner!!

Well, on to the creative stuff. Between 2-5 pm today we should've been at my friend Sarah's house for her son Garrett's 4th birthday! But with Nate sick and then finally sleeping, it wasn't possible. Anyway, here is the card I whipped up for him using CTMH's cutey patootie Nursery Bash set. I colored with my prisma markers/pencils and gamsol. Paper is SU DSD- Outlaw.

I dedicated most of Nate's nap time to organizing my stamp stuff. I went to big lots and scored these cool fabric drawers by EK Success- 2 for $5! Plus, I got a creating keepsakes scrapbooking layout book. When Nate fell asleep tonight and my in laws left, I got to work on a layout. I am still WAY behind, but at least I'm working on it, right?

These are silly pictures of me and Nate from Halloween. I challenged myself to use my new CTMH Endless Love set and my Let's Get Together Paper.. I'm glad I did because I love the turnout AND I feel like I did something good!

Well, I am going to try and get at least one more layout done this weekend. Before I know it, boy, Nate will be 3!

Hope everyone continues to have a safe and creative weekend!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Fun Friday

YAY for Friday! We always call Friday's Fun Friday because we do some fun activities with the kiddos at work. I'm not sure how much fun today will be since I got limited amounts of sleep last night. I did make a card for my friend Sarah's son, Garrett, but I haven't had time to upload it yet! I will get it done later, promise :)

Hope everyone enjoys their Friday and has a fun filled weekend!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New Background!

Korina, from paper wings, was kind enough to doctor my background and make it so that the blog is more readable. Thank you Korina!! Now, off to another exciting day at work.. TGI.. THURSDAY!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

No new creations :(

Good news is Nate went to the ENT.. and he has "glue" (thick mucus) in his ears. He will be getting tubes soon. This could create a big breakthrough in terms of his speech/language development! The doc equated his hearing to putting on those big ear muffs at a shooting range- it's sad. I'm just glad that our persistence paid off!!

Hopefully I will have a card or scrapbook page for you tomorrow. I know I will have some this weekend!


Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A quick card and a super find....

Well, we have a severe thunderstorm watch going on. I also had a meeting with Nate's service coordinator for his early intervention (speech therapy) so I've been busy this evening. Nate also has his appointment with the ENT tomorrow so I hope to get some answers.

Anyway, I went through my scrap drawer and pulled out a pre stamped image to color as well these perfectly cut scraps of paper from the pop rockz collection. This little guy is from the Little Friends set and the sentiment is from Wishing You. The eyelet is from the Mimi hardware collection.

Usually, I wait for Lauren from My Time to tell me about great finds at Target. First were three color collections of scrapbook paint by Making Memories, on clearance for $6!! What a deal! Next is these babies:

Target is having a clearance on wedding items including these 30 mint sized clear lid favor tins! 30 for $9.99! I almost didn't get them, but I would've regretted it. I'll try to do something interesting with them soon!

Well, I need to get some sleep so enjoy and I hope to have some good news about Nate tomorrow.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Double Hostess Rewards Details!

Here are the deets on the deal that can't be beats :P Sorry, had to make it rhyme!

TAC March SOTM: Goody Jar

With an order of 29.95 or more, this SOTM can be yours for 5.95!

This versatile and super cute stamp set, Goody Jar, can be used to make an all purpose card like this:

This card also features our Pop Rockz SWIC paper!

I will be putting in an order Wed evening! Let me know if you're interested! Also, now until April 31st is DOUBLE REWARDS!! This means 2 GWP stamps for every $30 as well as double hostess sets and rewards! It's a great time to CELEBRATE!!

Create with Moxie Canvas and Cowboy Nate

So here are the two items I talked about in my last post...

First is the canvas I created at Shannon's workshop. I love it! Shannon will be having more workshops in the future and I recommend you try to get to one!

The next is a layout inspired by many of Shannon's layouts of Gabriel. I used one of my doodle templates and some MM paint, both available by ordering/purchasing from Shannon!

I wish Nate was still feeling this well. He has problems with his ears and is going to a Ear Nose Throat specialist on Wednesday. I hope he gets better soon- he was up til 4 AM LAST NIGHT!! I believe he is keeping fluid.

I will post the SOTM for March in my next post! Happy Stamping!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Let's Try this Again!

Happy Saturday all!
So I cleared out all my old posts and old promises of posting frequently... I'm going to just do the best I can and try to be a regular poster here!
I got to do a canvas workshop with Shannon Proffit from the It turned out gorgeous! I will upload the pics later. I also did a great layout of Nate and really went outside the box for me! I will post that as well!

If you haven't already seen it, check out the spring supplement at the TAC website or contact me for a hardcopy. There are a few sets like spring time, and a-nudder birthday that are just gorgeous!

Here is a card I made as a RAK for the paper wings RAK group. I used my new SU notebook paper punch, the owl from the January TAC stamp of the month, the hearts, love from Love Doodles set, swirls from Swirly Gigs, and Just Because from..well, just because! Paper is bazzill cs and DCWV Rock Star.

The next card is Nate's Valentine's Day card.. love it! I used So Silly and the word Valentine from the C.C. Designs' Love Ya Lots set at All That Scraps! CS is Stampin Up

Finally is another RAK I sent to a fellow PW member! I used Starburst Florals and Retro Butterflies (lvl A) as well as bazzill yellow and Cha Cha CS. I blinged my butterfly out with some stick on jewels by Darico. Brads are Polo Button Brads by MM (ordered from TAC!)
I will share more pics tomorrow. I am getting better at card making and scrapbooking.. if only I had more time!
Hugs to all!

Things I Love..

  • My Family
  • My Beautiful Boys!
  • My Dogs (all 5 of em!)
  • Stamping
  • Scrapbooking
  • Chocolate
  • Shoes and Purses!