Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Flowers, Flowers, and MORE Flowers!

Some of my stamping friends are getting ready today to leave for convention!  I just want to take this time to wish them all a very safe trip and to remember (ya like they will forget) to have so much FUUUUNNNNNN!!!  They all get to see the new catty tomorrow.....ahh they will be in Heaven
The card I am sharing today is a Triangle Trifold card and the directions can be found HERE.  It was so easy peasy to make!  I actually did it in about 20 minutes while Eleanor was taking a nap.   I used a BRAND NEW hostess set for the catty that will be coming out in just a few weeks!  These are also some of the new IN colors and new Bella Rose DP  ahh I am in LOVE  I dyed the ribbon with Kiwi Green ink.  Oh how I love to dye ribbon

Here are some pictures of the beautiful Day Lily garden that the BoyZ and I went to on Sunday.  The flowers were so amazing!  Zak kept saying it was a forest of flowers!  I think he was right!

I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!  Please keep my Pop in your thoughts and prayers.  They moved him to the Hospice unit last night and he is resting comfortably.  Also keep my grandmother in your prayers as well.  I love both of you very much!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Our Sunday

Hi Everyone!
I made this album for my grandparents down in Florida.  Mum and Pop have not met Zain yet so I try to send her photos very often!  I used Real Red and Brilliant Blue textured CS.  I used a retired stamp set called Crayon Kids.  I love using this stamp set for kids birthday cards.  I will have to post my favorite one!  Any who...So the designer paper is Creative Memory and I thought it went perfect!  The inside of the album is clear envelopes!  This was SOOOO easy to make!  Oh I think I put about 30 pictures in!  The binding is held together with build a brads so it matches just perfect!
I hope everyone had a great Sunday!  We sure did!  We had a lazy morning waiting for the sun to come out then we left for Alstead NH to a day lily farm.  OH MY GOODNESS it was BEAUTIFUL!  I picked out 3 lily's and I planted them this afternoon.  We also went to my parents for a quick visit.  Zak went into the pool while Zain worked in the garden with his Papa. (My dad).  We also went to visit my grandparents and my grandmother was so impressed with Zain because she gave him a cracker and he said "THANK YOU" it was very cute LOL!!

Tonight I made Cindy's Blueberry Pudding Cake with the blueberries we picked yesterday and all I can say is OMG!!!!!!!!!!  It is soooo good I know i am going to eat the entire dish tonight!  Zain couldn't stop eating it!  Zak didn't want to try it.  Well all this talk about it I think I should sign off and go have some! 
Have a great night!


Hello Friends!!!!
In honor of the baseball weekend I decided to post these 2 birthday card baseball caps that I made for some of my friends.  She's a Boston fan, He's a Yankee fan, and they are happily married!  How can that be :)  Hopefully tomorrow's game goes Boston's way!

Despite the horrible score of today's game we still had a WONDERFUL day!  I got a lot of picking up done in my pantry which I have been wanting to do for some time.  After some yard work was done we jumped in the car and went to Troy, NH for some blueberry picking.  There were SOOOO MANY blueberries!  I think Zain ate 3 pounds and Zak ate just 3 berries LOL  We met my sisters and brother there and we all had a great time.  Just like with strawberry picking this was the first time Chris ever picked blueberries....he said we are going back HAHA...oh and the berries taste suppppppeeeerrrrrr YUMMERS!!!!  I grabbed my camera to take some pics of the boyZ and as I turned it on the darn camera beeped at me saying NO MEMORY CARD...oh I was very mad!  I had forgotten to grab it out of the printer UUUGGGHHH...oh well there is always next week when we go again!

Okay it is 12:30 am and I am wired because I want to start my swaps so I just drank a huge coffee OH BOY here I go.......

Have a great day!!!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Girly Thank you

Searching blogs is becoming quite an addiction to me....not only searching but then trying to find time to CASE everything I find because the ideas out there keep coming and I want to try it all!  With that being said I found this wonderful dress card on Linda McClain's blog.  She even has step by step directions on how to make it.  When I saw this card I knew it was the perfect thank you card for my Gram down in Florida.  She loves being a girly girl!!!!  

I used my cuttle bug for the Choc Chip back ground and I think it compliments the card very well.  I have a TON of embossing folders on order from OH MY CRAFTS but because I ordered a few that were not out yet they have not shipped any of them....I am so sad because I really want to play with all my goodies that I paid for!

Well I am off to work.  Today is Monday and that usually means Eleanor takes a LONG nap...I clean up her room and try to reorganize anything from the weekend.  I hope all of you have a great Monday...the start of a new week!

OH I should start thinking about my swaps that are due on Aug 1st AHHHH


Friday, July 18, 2008

Goodbye :(

I had my retirement party last night and here are the 3 cards that we made.  I was so crammed for time (because I am a PROCRASTINATOR!!!!) I found all of these lovely cards on SCS Thank you to all you lovely ladies for helping me out when I was in a bind.  I did change all 3 of them just a little.  I wanted to keep the cards simple..also I wanted to use IN colors.  SOOOOO this is what I did.  Off the top of my head the only one I know is the Artfully Asian card is from onehappystamper aka CINDY!!!!!  She is going to kill me because I keep CASING her cards but they are ohhhhh so purty!!!!!  Thank you so much Cindy!  

I hope everyone has a great weekend!  I just looked up the weather online for tomorrow and they say light rain.  I really hope not because I am going to my mom's pool for the day...Bring on the sun!!!!


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

What a MESS!!!!

What a mess my stamp room was!  HOLY COW!  How in the word did I work in there???  Oh I didn't I was working at the dinning room table making that a mess too LOL!!!  Yesterday I got most of my table picked up while Zain was sleeping.  Tonight I will finish it up and finish cutting everything for my retirement party.  I am having a SPECIAL buy 2 stamp sets get the 3rd 1/2 off!!!!  WOW what a deal! (on sets that are equal or lesser value)

I have seen so many apron cards floating around on blogs and I wanted to make one as a thank you card for Avril.  I like how it turned out!  I used the cherry paper for the cherry stamper.
I hope you enjoyed today's card and mess LOL!!!!  Zain is awake so time for me to go....till next time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Oh my I am loving the new IN colors!  I made this card last night.  It is a CASE from Cindy....here is a link to her card on SCS.  The new designer paper, bella rose is soooo pretty!  Oh I can't wait to start my swap cards with my new stamp set!!!  
Here is what I used
Stamp Set:  Wonderful You, Fresh Cuts
Paper: WW, Baja Breeze, Bella Rose DP
Ink:  Black Staz On, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Stickles Cuttlebug EF Tafeta Ribbon dyed in Rinding Hood Red

I am off to finish another thank you card while Zain is taking a nap.  Then off to run some errands.
Have a wonderful day!  Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, July 14, 2008

Oh this stamp set is GREAT!

Oh my goodness why didn't I get Pun Fun so long ago?  I found this card on SCS or was it a blog....I am kicking myself for not writing it down!  I loved the card so much I didn't change a thing when I made it!  I love how the creator (whoever she is, thank you!) popped the elephants head...way too cute!  Oh what did I use you ask?
Cardstock: Groovy Guava, Blush Bloosom, Going Gray, and WW
Ink: Groovy Guava, Going Gray, Black Staz ON
Stamps: Pun Fun, Paisley BG
Silver brads, Photo Corner punch, paper piercer, aqua painter, and stampin dimensional 

Well off to work I go I am hoping to clean my stamp room tonight...it is a horrible mess....I should take a picture of it for you LOL!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Good Sunday morning to you!  I hope everyone is well!  I am hoping to bring the boyZ swimming today if we get some sunshine!  It is suppose to be in the 80's and Zak will swim when the weather is in the 60's soooooo come on sunshine!  I made this gift card holder for one of Eleanor's nurses.  She celebrated her birthday on Friday.  I LOVEEEEEEEE Pun Fun!  This was only the second time I have played with it...I just got it about 2 weeks ago.  Oh man I love it!  I used my nestabilities and stickles!  Oh how I love to play!  I am addicted to these gift card holders!  I made a Harley Davidson one as well!  I will post that soon too!

OHHHH guess what?!?  I posted to SCS!  here is the link to my gallery...I only have 2 cards in there now but I have to start somewhere.  It was soooo fun and the people there are so nice!  

Well I hear Mr. Zain waking up so I am going to get breakfast ready.  Have a wonderful Sunday!


Friday, July 11, 2008

Pretty Tote Bag

Good Morning!  I made this bag last week for my grandmother's birthday present.  She LOVES tote bags so when I saw this in one of SU's publications I know I had to make it!  I HAD to add some BLING to it as well!!!!!  I am mailing it off today I hope she likes it!

Have a wonderful day I am going to be a busy girl this afternoon!!!  I hope to get some stamping in tonight!!!!


Wednesday, July 9, 2008


TO MEEEEE!!  Today is my birthday so I woke up and made myself a card!!!  I tried to use things that I have fallen in love with over the past year.  There is just so much you can use on one card (well for me anyways!)  So I started with Afternoon Tea designer paper and picked my 2 favorite IN colors from this catty...Soft Sky and Groovy Guava!  I used the prettiest kit, tafeta ribbon (dyed thank you Cindy), My cuttle bug AAAHHH love that! DEW DROPS and a bella stamp.  These girls are so cute and look she has curly hair!!! OHHH and I had to water color because I have just fallen in love with it!!!! Well even though it's my birthday I still have to go to work so off I go!!!  I hope everyone has a great day!!!!


Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Friends, Dew Drops, Marshmallows what more can a girl ask for?

Good Morning!  Well I have been beat at night the past few days!  We have been playing hard every chance we get and I really enjoy being with the boyZ at night!  I did this fresh cut card with my stamping group last Thursday!  Look at them they are so awesome!  I used DEW DROPS and they ROCK!!!!  

Last night we had a little fire so Zak could toast some marshmallows...he has always said he HATEs them and Chris does not like them either so I always have to eat them all!  Well I got the makings for s'mores and was quite excited about that!  Zak then questioned what a marshmallow really tasted like so we had him try it...His first reaction was they taste a little "FUNKY" LOL.  Well a little while later he wanted a s'more all to himself....What a great time we had...NICE R&R

                                                                                                                                                             I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day!  First day of July...Before I know it my birthday will be here!  I really like my birthday just not the whole getting older thing....

I've been tagged!

tag.jpg   Wow!  I've been tagged by my fellow stamping friend Leslie!  Leslie and I share something very big in common!  We are both HUGE NE Pats fans!!!  Okay so here we go...7 weird and or random facts about me

1. I LOVE sales!! I am such a bargain shopper....when I find a good deal I try to buy as much of it as I can!

2.  I love watching the kids sleep...I could stand at the edge of their room for hours watching them.  They look so peaceful and i feel so good that they had a great day and they are getting ready for another one!

3.  I really don't like to go barefoot...I have flip flops every where in my house just for that reason!

4.  I am a picker!  If I think it can come off I pick it...and it doe not even have to be on my body...I pick at sticks, chipping pain...anything.

5.  I LOVE eating out...I hate cooking for myself!  I cook for work and the last thing I want to do is cook again....but I do for the kids

6.  My favorite number is 13.  I know I know this is most people's unlucky number but not mine!  This was my number in soccer for 10 years...I always told people that it was everyone's unlucky number then is HAD to be very lucky for me!  Zain was born on the 13th of February and Zak' birthday is June 13th!  Oh and a few months after Chris and I got together we found out that we both loved the number 13 ;)

7.  I am doing this when I am normally sleeping....I love to sleep in!!!!  Most days I don't get out of bed till 8AM.  I love that Zain sleeps in too!...I just can't sleep this morning and I am going to be paying for it later!

Okay here are 7 blogs that are awesome!  I am not going to tag them because it looks as though they have all been tagged by this one!

My good friend AVRIL has a great blog go check it out

Well Cindy of corse!!!  I send you there all the time!

Lynn's blog is so great!  I love getting a chance to chat with her at our events!

Kirsten is a hoot I just love her!  she is ever so talented!  She is also an awesome sport in dealing with me... ;)

Oh how I love MAKE A CARD MONDAY!!!!!

Tina is GREAT...what more can I say?

I always love reading Karen's blog and looking at the great creations!

Okay that's it!  I hope you all take a little time to enjoy these blogs as much as I do!