Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Quick Update

Wow- nothing good happened this weekend. We were so looking forward to a 3 day weekend. Instead, Nate has a broken bone in his foot from an accident at school Friday, our septic tank backed up on the holiday, and we had an ER visit for Nate as well. Hoping for a calmer week- if we can just get through it!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Paper Players Challenge 96- Sweet Polka Dots!

Happy almost over the hump day!
So glad tomorrow is THURSDAY and we're heading into a 3 day weekend! I don't have to administer any testing tomorrow and we're in the single digits for days left in this school year!!

I managed to get another card done and used the Paper Players weekly challenge to do a CAS polka dot card. I pulled out some more items I hadn't used yet and came up with this cutie!

Sweetest Day Polka Dots
Stamps: SU Something Sweet
Ink: Island Indigo, Lucky Limeaid, Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, 
Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, WW, and Pool Party CS; Sweet Shoppe DSP
Other: Scalloped Chocolate Chip Ribbon

Hope you enjoy the quick and simple card!

Monday, May 21, 2012

CWCM Color Challenge Card

Thought I'd do a quick share of a card I created for the Create with Connie and Mary Color Challenge this week. The colors were Pool Party, Basic Black, and Poppy Parade.

This is what I came up with:

Tea for You
Cardstock: 11-13 In Color Pattern Pack, Basic Black and Whisper White CS
Ink: Basic Black, Poppy Parade Marker
Stamps: The Tea Shoppe
Other: Lace Border Punch (retiring!)

I want to note the tea cups were crooked on purpose. However, I noticed a lot of the other layers look off after I put it together :/ I think my paper cutter is off center and threw everything off slightly. I am trying to find a really really good paper cutter so hopefully I will be cutting better soon!

Have a great week and enjoy!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Weekend Review and Sketch Frenzy Friday!

Hi all!
I had a very productive and fun weekend and am excited cause we only have 2 more Mondays left in the school year!! How awesome is that?! 

Saturday I did some major house cleaning and laundry for the boys. We went out for ice cream and then I was even able to take a nap! Today I did more laundry, had a mini cookout with my parents, set up the kiddie pool for the boys, studied for my comprehensive exams AND managed to get some crafting done! It's amazing how much more productive I am when I'm not stressed out of my mind!

Here some pics of the boys from today:
Nate so happy to be in the water!

X having fun with his brother.

 X after coming in from the pool.. lips are kinda purple!

Finally here is a little card I whipped up. It was inspired by the Sketch Frenzy Friday sketch. I had these K& Co large cards that are perfect for 3 panels!

Hanging with my Gnomies.
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP; WW CS
Ink: Memento Black, SU Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Island Indigo
Accessories: Baja Blossom Punch, Copics

I love this set! It is retired from the Occasions Mini. I had to have it though and had ordered it as part of my starter kit.

I hope you enjoy and have a great week! More standardized testing for me to administer this week but other than that, it should be pretty uneventful!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

I had a big oops and didn't get the gifts for Teacher appreciate week out on time! Well, I ended up giving latte mugs of berries with a "thank you berry much" tag and then created these little notebooks for each of the aides, therapists, and Nate's teacher.

I used a template from stampdoc.com. However, I didn't have a lot of 12x12 paper so I made some adjustments. I used coordinating paper in the Pentel RSVP pens. I'm pretty happy with how they turned out! I hope the teachers enjoyed them! Have a great Tuesday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day Weekend

Happy Belated Mother's Day! I had such a great weekend and I hope you all did too!
Saturday, we went Strawberry picking with my bff and family. It was a nice day and the strawberries were amazing! X had a great time!
 Of course, X was also very intrigued with the Tractor. He had to go see it and mention that it was like "Poppy's"..(Note- Poppy has a riding lawn mower, NOT a tractor!)

That afternoon I got to see my cousin and her little boy E. It was great to see them! Fast forward to Sunday and I was able to have lots of time crafting! Here are the two mothers day cards I made!

 Both use the Twitterpated DSP, Rue de Flores and Loved Ones stamp sets.

And finally, here is Xander setting up his cars for a big race... Have a great week, everyone! I'll be back posting some teachers' gifts I made soon!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Digi Sunday- Part 2

Happy Sunday again! I have had a rough weekend. Something has been wrong for about a month. My body is having some sort of rebellion... not sure what is it but I've been in chronic pain. My stomach and my back.. I have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so will hopefully have some answers.
Anyway, here is my digi page share for the week. This is the second part of X's birthday layout. I love the  big top birthday dsp and coordinating paper! It's awesome!

Here's to a great week!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Over the hump-day

Happy Thursday everyone! I'm so glad tomorrow is FRIDAY! I have some stuff to get done last minute for work this weekend. Other than that, I've definitely finished my IEP writing season which is awesome! We've had an up and down week with the kids so far- lots of not following directions and general terror but if it'll ever just stay sunny outside, I think we'll be okay! 
Here is another Digi item for me to share with you. I'm trying to scrapbook the most current pictures digitally. I will probably make a year 1 scrapbook for X using paper but I don't see myself scrapping everything using paper anymore. Digital is so much easier and portable. I love being able to work on it before bed!

This is page 1 of 2 for X's 2nd birthday. Sam commented how busy the picture is but I love it because it shows everything. I'll share the second page soon! Have a great end of the work week!

Things I Love..

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