Friday, September 26, 2008

Mum, Mum?, MUM!!!

I came home from work the other day to find this awesome message on my fridge!  I have the sweetest boys!  Chris helped Mr. Zain put this up for me!  He said that Zain was yelling MUM, MUM, MUM all day.
Last week for the club party I wanted to make a Halloween card so I used the MUMMY card that has been floating around on blog land for a few weeks.  Avril forwarded me Dannie's blog and I followed her directions.  For whatever reason I was not placing my stripes in the right place and there were holes.  So I just took the scraps and made extra bandages.  I like the way it came out!  It was a really easy card and they really liked it!
Tomorrow we are off to Zak's football game in NY...oh yes in the RAIN!!!!  UGH!  I love watching his games but I hate  the drive and I hate cold rain!  I am keeping my fingers crossed it will stop just for the game :)  It is a 2+ hour trip and Zain really hates the car.  Sometimes he falls right asleep but other times he just wants OUT!  We are leaving right when we get up in the morning so I doubt he will sleep!  We have the DVD player all hooked up hoping the TV will entertain him.  He does not really have any interest in the TV...which is a good thing, but honestly sometimes it would be a little easier if he would just sit and watch one 1/2 hour show...not pushing it though because I know there will be one day that I will be complaining that all my son does is watch TV LOL 
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!  It is going to rain all weekend here :(


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Where am I?

Hi Everyone! Sorry I have been MIA for the past week. I am been very tired so I caught up on some much needed ZZ's! I wanted to share some swap cards from my club last week. The Red White and Blue card is by JoAnn May, the Pink card is by Chelly Downing, and the Halloween card is by Buffy Tarr! These 3 ladies did an awesom job! I have 2 more I need to share as well! The bottom card is the card that I made for the swap. I used directions from SCS and I hallenged myself to use Tangerine Tango. I have to admit it was not my favorite color...BUT I must say it has grown on me! I used the Haiku DSP from Stampin Up with the INspired by Nature stamp set. I LOVE that set!!!! To keep t his tri fold card closed I used a Filigree brad but instead of the plain silver brad it comes with I used a green rhinstome from Making Memories. I really LOVE how this card turned out! Well hopefully I will not be MIA for a while! I do have a lot of things to share with you all! Have a wonderful night...I am off to watch Grey's....YAHOO!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Love the Bella Girls!!!

Wow I just love these Bella Stamps!  I think every girl should have one!  They have so many of them!  I just got 7 of them in the mail the other day! i can't wait to use them!

For this card I started to go through some of my new designer paper and I found this striped piece in the Parisian Summer pack that I really wanted to use!  I paired it up with Very Vanilla and Bravo Burgundy CS.  I used my cuttlebug embossing folder and I included some So Saffron Poly-Twill ribbon!  So YUMMY!!!  And YES I used dew drops!  I love those things!  Time to order more I think!! 

Well I have been a very busy girl this week!  I had a workshop tonight and I will take pictures of my swaps to share with all of you!  I didn't get Heather's though :(  If you make another one take a pic and send it to me!!!!
I have been busy with laundry and such because I just really want to stay on top if that!  
I am off to bed!  Early tonight!!!!  I have not been seeing my bedroom till at least 1AM!  

Night Night


Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Hello Everyone!
    Last night as I was sitting on the computer I started to think about the swap I was invited into on SCS.  I knew the due date was 9/13...I also THOUGHT I had plenty of time.  I was not stressed at all!  Then the date caught my eye WHAT?!?! 9/9 HOLY SMOKES...I better get those swaps DONE and in the mail.  So last night I made this really cool Baja Breeze card.  It is called a gate fold card and you can find the directions over at SCS.  I sponged the edges of the DSP...I think it gave it a nice look!  These cards were a lot of fun to make.  This is the first swap I have done come up with.
Today Zain missed his nap because we had to go for a follow up appt for his shoulder.  They forgot to order the x-rays so we were at the clinic for 2 hours.  They said it is healing very well and we have to go back in 3 weeks to make sure it is 100% healed.  He was a very tired boy tonight!  Daddy gave him a bath and then sat him on the couch.  I just love this towel and he usually will NOT keep the hood on.  He just sat there for a few minutes so I grabbed the camera and snapped a few pictures.  Bed time was a snap tonight, he was soooo tired.  He actually smiled at me when I told him it was night night time.
Well it is now night night time for me!  Have a GREAT day everyone!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sparkly Fairy CC183

    Today I decided to play on SCS!  I did the Tuesday Color Combo Challenge.  Today's colors were Green Galore, Going Gray, and Riding Hood Red.  Yikes colors I would not normally use together.  Something about Green Galore.....Any how I was actually quite pleased with the way my card came out!  I found this Fairy stamp set from Michael's yesterday.  It is made by Inkadinkado...When I saw the set it first screamed GLITTER and then WATER COLOR!!!!  So I grabbed it.  They were not even on the shelf yet...still laying in the box on the ground.  I sat right there and went through the whole box.  There are some really nice sets in there!!!!  I only got 2 maybe I will go get some more next week ;)
    I have put glitter all over the fairy's hair, wings, and on the polka dots on her outfit.  I put these rhinestones, that I also picked up at Michaels a few weeks ago, on the center of the flower and the bottom row of the scallops.  I used my nesties (thank you JoAnn!) for the wonderful rectangle!  The cuttlebug is what embossed my background and yup I did some paper piercing!  I hope you enjoyed my card.  I really had a fun time glittering it up!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Hi everyone!  I am here for a quick post before I go to bed!  I just fell asleep on the couch but because of that NOTHING on my to do list got completed.  While I was in Florida my dear friend Avril decided to host a FAVORITE NEW STAMP SET SWAP....I thought I was too late to sign up when I finally got the email BUT there was my name in the 2nd spot with JUST JAWING.  Does she know me or what?!?  I was so psyched when I saw this stamp set in the new catty!  As soon as I saw it all I thought was glitter in the heart eyes!!!!  This skull reminds me of the skull blanket that my dear friend Michelle made for Zain before he was born.  I will HAVE to take a picture of it tomorrow so you can all see it.  Ok so here is my swap card.  I made this card for my swap with my club girls last month as well.  Tonight I was suppose to be working on other swap cards for SCS BUT didn't get to it....hopefully tomorrow afternoon!!!!  Have a great night! I am going to bed!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sleepless in Keene

Well Hello!  How was your weekend?  Mine was very productive, we got so much needed housework DONE!!!  Well actually let's think about really is NOT done because housework is NEVER we got it caught up to date LOL!  
As you can see I am sleepless yet again...and this time it is NOT because of my son!  I had Chinese food tonight with family in Claremont and now I am thinking that is was not a very good idea!  UGH I hate having a stomach ache!  I am such  a baby when it comes to that!  I would much rather give birth...I am not even kidding!  (my labor was not too bad as you can tell)  So anyhow while I am up and awake waiting for this to go away I thought I would post Zain's new cup!  I found this straw cup at Target and it is specifically made to decorate.  I think you are suppose to let your child decorate, but I wanted to LOL!  It came with a few blank sheets of white paper that fits right inside the cup so I decided to stamp his name in REAL RED CRAFT INK (so it won't fade) and then put a skull border around the top in the bottom.  Now that it is the Halloween season there are skulls everywhere!  Everytime he sees them he points and has just started saying "ULLS"  Way too cute LOL (I know there are people out there thinking I am nuts but I am not I promise.)  Well Zain is now going to be the ROCKINGEST (is that a word?) KID on the playground!!!!
Ok off to see if I can get any sleep!

Friday, September 5, 2008

I've Fallen IN!!!!!

Hello Friends!!!
First I have to tell everyone that Mr. Zain just about slept through the night last night...BUT guess what I COULDN'T sleep!!! Go figure! He woke for a few minutes but I just stood by his door and told him it was night time. My mom thinks he may be going through separation anxiety??? What do you all think? He is 119 months old (almost) Or she thinks maybe he is afraid of the dark? I am off to get a night light this weekend....

Ok on to the projects!!!! Why I have I fallen IN? Because I can't stop playing with the new IN colors! HELLO KYLAH there are so many other wonderful colors out there!!!! I made this card for Avril with a matching bag that I posted the other day.....I love making those! I am going to make another one for my sister this weekend! NO IN colors I promise (fingers may be crossed behind my back LOL) I put a small bag of tea in this bag. Avril and Colline really liked their gifts! I was very pleased!

LOOKIE LOOKIE at all of this wonderful ribbon!!!! I hosted a ribbon share and here it all is! 5 people joined in and they got 2 or 3 yards of ALL the NEW ribbons! What an awesome way to try it all!!!!! My great friend JoAnn came over to help me cut and we whipped it out in no time! We wrapped all the ribbon around card stock that I punched the the round tab punch. I saw someone do this on SCS and I thought it was an awesome idea! If anyone else would like to participate in a Ribbon Sampler it cost $30.00 plus shipping to you. Please send an email to and I will send you ALL the details! So far everyone that has come to pick up the ribbon has been very very happy! Oh and I gave everyone a sampler of the NEW IN color buttons! Now can you see why I have fallen IN LOL!!!!!

Well I am either going to watch GH or go finish the birthday card that is now 4 days late....poor girl.....

Nighty Night!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ouchies, Swaps, and Birthdays Whew!

Hello Everyone!!!
    My first picture is of Zain's bruise from his accident last week.  I am not sure if you can tell how yello it was.  This bruise actually appeared 3 days after the table fell on him....I gave him a bath Friday night and there was nothing there and then Saturday afternoon my mom asked me what was all over him.  I had no idea what she was talking about so I said well he just had a jelly munchin and I have not cleaned him up yet...she started to just laugh :)  The bruise is all gone and he is actually using his arm a lot more.  Again last night did not go so well BUT I am feeling very positive for tonight!  He fell asleep at 9:15ish and here it is 11pm and he is sound asleep.  It only took him about 5 minutes to fall asleep tonight.  I would just like to say t hat I give all parents with children that won't sleep a HUGE GOLD STAR because I really don't know how you do it.  I have been very blessed with Zain...he usually sleeps very well!  These past 3 days I have felt like a ZOMBIE!  Oh and not to mention ZERO stamping!  I always stamp when he goes to bed BUT when he is NOT going to bed......So in a few minutes I am going to PLAY!!!
    I have been very busy making sure that my swaps were in on time for Avril's Favorite New Stamp Set is a sneak peak...HELLO a skull YUP I had to have it!!!!!!  This set is so much fun I can't wait to make more things with it!
    So I love making cards!  BUT I am so BAD at mailing them out on time!   This is my sister Leigha's birthday card.  I am not sure if she checks out my blog but if you do here is your real card :)  I did send a different card home with my mom last weekend but I really wanted to make her one with this cute BELLA stamp.  I LOVE the Bella's!  I did a little paper piecing on the balloons....TIP number 1 do any coloring before you glue on your pieces because if you don't look at my balloons and you will se what happens....The glue may run and then the color is resisted from that spot.  I used the NEW 1" Chocolate Chip ribbon and put the 5/8" Regal Rose ribbon over it...I LOVE IT!!!!  I also used some new designer paper this one is called Sweet Always.  I am really enjoying this pack of paper!  I used that on my swap cards too!
Well I should go make another LATE birthday card!  Better late then never right?!?


Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Good Morning Friends!  
I wanted to share a cute little Thank you gift I made for my friend Colline.  She was nice enough to help out with my dog Molly when we went to Florida.  I saw the cute bag on Cindy's blog and I knew I HAD to make it!  something about me and bags...I see one at the store I buy it, I see one on a blog I make it....I have issues when it comes to bags!  Anyhow....This was very easy to make!!!  check out this post on Cindy's blog and go create!!!!  I used the Bella Rose DSP because I love it so much!!!!  I also made her a little bookmark.  Colline is a HUGE reader so I knew she would love this!  OK here is what I used!
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, WW, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Wide Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp Set: Say it with Scallops
Accessories: Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon
Stamp Set: Dreams Du Jour
Accessories: Filigree Brads, scallop square punch, white gel pen, Kiwi Kiss Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

I hope everyone has a wonderful day today!  I didn't get much sleep last night because Zain woke up for the second night in a row just wanting to be with someone....We don't want him to get use to the idea of coming to our bed so I laid on the couch with him for a while then put him back to bed.  This is not like Zain at all!!!  He is one that wants to be in his bed and no where else...I am hoping that this won't change!  As I sit here posting he is sound asleep in HIS bed while I am walking around like a zombie.  LOL as long as he gets his rest and that arm shoulder heals!!!!

Off to work I go!!!


Monday, September 1, 2008


Happy Labor Day!!!! I FINALLY have some new pictures to share with you!!! I had my Club girls over last week and guess what we stamped in MY STAMP room!!! I was very excited! I have been trying to make that room work for some time and I think I have it now!!! YAHOO!!! OK on to the projects! The top card I used the set Inspired by Nature, a new set in the catalog...I just love it and you will see this in the next couple of days. It was a very simple card but everyone just LOVED it!!!! They even want me to do another card with this set next month!!!
The next 3 cards are cards from 3 of the girls in my club!!! We have decided to do a little swap each month! HOW FUN!!! I love to see what they come up with! The flower pot card is made by Heather Thomas, The Butterfly card was made by JoAnn May, and the birdie card was made by Chelly Downing. They ALL did such an awesome job and it made the other girls want to participate next month so I will have even more cards to share!
I hope you are all having a great day and thanks to all the comments about my Mr. Zain. I really thought it would just keep getting better each day....BUT that has not been the case. We have good moments, bad moments, and REALLY bad moments! My concern now is the amount of advil he has been getting. I have been giving it to him everyday for 4 always hear don't give them it for too long....but without it he really is in PAIN!!!!! I will have a nice picture to share with you tomorrow of his YELLOW bruise that appeared on Saturday! In closing enjoy this picture of the four of us at the New England Revolution Soccer game held at Gillette Stadium the past weekend....this was the end of the dame so we had some tired boyZ but I just love their new shirts!!!!