Thursday, October 23, 2008

Cutest Frankenstein

I made the cutest "treat" holder for Joseph's preschool class last night. I saw this idea at my Stampin Up Demonstrator's house - she had gotten one as a no, the idea is not mine, but I love it nonetheless! How cute!!! I know the kids will rip them apart but at least I feel like I made something nice! And maybe a small gift for dance teachers, etc.
The base is a black "paper bag" and I'll fill with some goodies for the kids. And yes, I'm the mom who still believes kids should get candy at Halloween. I know it isn't the healthiest, but it's what halloween memories are made of!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm working, I swear!

It's a horribly busy week - and I swear I'm doing "stuff." I had to finish up a second Notre Dame quilt, and last night I finished making some cards to give Hannah's teacher as a gift. I ended up making about 8 sets of these, thinking they'd be great to have on hand, either to sell or to give as gifts. I know this is sold as a class out there in Stampin Up world, so yes, these are totally cased from whoever set that up to begin with. But I thought I'd better prove that I am working!
I'm working on some Halloween school treats now, needing to get Joseph's done by Monday and Hannah's later. Plus we have a few birthday parties this weekend (including Joseph's!), so I need to make some birthday cards and an apron! So...there's more to come...whenever I'm able to get through it all!

Monday, October 20, 2008

7 Year Itch

Happy Anniversary to my husband and I! It's seven years ago today that we got married. In some ways, it seems like only yesterday, and in others, it seems like much more. To be honest, I'm not even sure my husband has remembered. He's not one to shower me with love the minute I wake up, so we'll see if he remembers once he gets home tonight. I'm hoping the 7 year itch is just a myth...
I made a Mini Everday Display for him for our anniversary. This is a product from Creative Memories - and I wish I had played with this sooner. Love it! And I am just dreaming about all the possibilities!!! It's a very simple, but beautiful gift idea for the holidays - let me know if you want one, two, three, whatever! And no, you don't have to be a scrapbooker to do this! I love the saying "it's not the home I love but the life that is lived there." Isn't that the truth, especially with my four pumpkins!
And here's the card I made for him. I'm not too fond of it, but it's so hard to do a masculine card, it seems. But I think he'll like it!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's good to be back

It seems like forever since I've made a card. Joseph has a birthday party for a little girl in his class tomorrow, so I figured I HAD to make a card tonight! What fun!!! I used the color challenge and sketch challenge from Splitcoast from this week ( just to give me some imspiration! I like the end result - real girly but fun! I used my cuttlebug folders and nestabilities (my favorite tools right about now!). And once again, I wanted to use my crystal effects on the dog's nose. I had to search forever to find it (this is the second bottle I've lost)...but finally I found it! I think there is a card god out there not wanting me to use this stuff - but I love it. It really adds a lot to the image!
And finally, I will show you a picture of all of us (minus the hubby) at the pumpkin patch. Have I mentioned how much I dislike pictures of myself? Hopefully you'll be distracted by those adorable four kiddos in picture!!!
This second picture I (as a scrapbooking mom) wanted a picture with the "count your blessings" yard art...of course, my blessings had other things in mind - like the hayride!
Don't know if you've seen the awesome $spot at Target but they have the perfect mini album and coordinating embellishments for those pumpkin patch/fall type pictures!!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bella Workout

I've been wanting this stamp forever and finally got it a few weeks ago as a gift. YEAH! I made a couple workout notebooks, and my goal is to put in all those workouts that I pull out of Shape, etc. I made dividers for each "problem" area - they are super cute!
I thought I'd share a couple more pumpkin pictures - it was hard to get all the kids to take a picture together, so here's a couple cute ones that if you put them both together, I'd have all of them together :)
Maybe I'll be brave and post a picture of all of us tomorrow - it'll make you laugh for sure!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Pumpkins for Sale

I thought I'd better start with a "for sale" picture - today the kids were off from school so we made our annual trip to The Big Orange Pumpkin Farm. The kids had a blast - suprisingly it wasn't crowded and we went this morning while the weather was cool. It was fun and I'll share more pictures throughout the month. This picture was taken at the end of the morning - I don't know if the sign should say "for sale" or 'for giveaway!". In all seriousness, these kids are my heart and I love them more than I ever thought possible.

I thought I better update with some Halloween stuff - I never really got into this holiday but with the kids, I'm trying to get better. There is cute Halloween stuff all over! Here is a table runner I made (and that I kept) as well as a wool center piece that I gave my mom! I love working on wool, and since she introduced me to it, I thought I'd share!
(the wool one is this last picture!)

I'll try to do better updating this week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I'm a WINNER!!!

Hanna Stamps ( - the creator of the beloved Riley/Sophie Moose - is celebrating their first birthday tonight. There was a blog hop this week for their designers, and if you left a comment, you had a chance of winning a Riley/Sophie stamp. I just checked and I WAS A WINNER! Not sure what I won yet but it has made my month! I just love this company...and check out their new releases! I have to get the clear For The Soul set - and I like the Vintage Toys as well as some more Rileys! Thanks for the opportunity to win, Hanna Stamps!!! Although not my best Riley work, here are a couple hula cards in celebration!!!
So that's what I feel like right now - time to hula!