Monday, August 31, 2009


I didnt really know what to title this entry; so I picked firsts. Many firsts this week.

My first vacation ever with my husband in the 10 years we have been married (we didnt even go away when we married-just eloped and went to work after two days) DH had a business meeting in the middle of his vacation, so his boss was nice enough to to get DH a separate room and I got to go too. Not that I haven't been to Massachusetts before...but it was nice having someone else pay the bill!

The first day of school was today. Not that is a big deal...but a major first happened lastnight. DD decided to give herself and the cat a haircut. The cat wasn't hurt at all (you can breath now Wanda!) why the cat didn't run away I don't know. But I found cat hair and long blond hair under the cats chair!!! DD cut a chunk right out of the middle of her bangs and big chunks off around her ears, and she left most of the length in the back. Until lastnight it has been all one length down to her shoulder blades. I was heart broken since she had taken after my side of the family-we all have peach fuzz until we are two. So unfortunately we had to wait until after the first day of school to get to the hair dressers-who did a great job blending my DD hair in as much as she could. And it is now a short bob hairdo (ear length). Hopefully by next summer it will be long enough for ponytails and braids again.

Someone I work with told me to take photos before and after to scrapbook. I didn't think I had the heart (it was all I could do not to cry every time I looked at her). I forgot until we were at the hairdressers so the "befores" are only on my cell phone. Now that her haircut is cute (for the most part) I can see the funny in it....Boys were easier in that aspect-nobody says anything when a boy has a crew cut. But that is a different story all together.

The only stamping I have done lately is a set of cards that made from a one sheet wonder. I will try to post later this week. I need to get into the routine of work and exercise again.

Until then Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Box of Peanut Butter Cups

A simple box made by scoring & folding. It holds 3 mini peanut butter cups or something small but who doesnt love chocolate?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Spring Up Card

I think that is what this type of card is called...Its with the new in-colors, the lattice die and circle punches that needed to trimmed down a little bit to fit behind the die. The brad was sponged with pumpkin craft ink.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Post Its & Ghirardelli Chocolate

Ok here is another post it note holder made with 4 of the scallop envelopes; and a Ghirardelli chocolate holder made with 2 scallop envies....

Saturday, August 22, 2009

School is Almost Here

Where did my summer go? I cant believe I only have a week until school starts again . During VC Rocks I received the cutest little post it note holder from my roomie Sheryl Brown. It was made with 4 envelopes made with the scallop envie and the big shot. God I love those dies & stuff from SU! So anyways, I had to make my "classroom roommates"a gift. Of course the kids will pull out all the post its....

Friday, August 21, 2009

What's That Noise?

There isnt any. Hubby and son are both working, daughter is off with Grammie, and animals are sleeping!!!! I can be on the computer & do what I want and watch something besides Scooby Doo. What is a mom to do with all this?

Butterfly Stairs

Here is a staircase card made with Flight of the Butterfly which I earned free last Oct. but have never used until now. It goes great with the embossing folder, and the butterfly punch! The little half pearls had just little bit of bling. I will be making lots of these I think.

Note: the stairs start off as 4 1/4x11. Scored at 1 1/4, 2 1/2, 4 1/2, 6 1/2, 8 3/4. The two front white pieces are all 4 1/4 x 1, 4 1/4 x1 1/2, then the last panel is 1/4 sheet of pink with the white layered like a normal card.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Recipe Swap

Here is a recipe I made for a 4x6 diet recipe swap. If you are doing WW it is 10pts for he entire bowl! I think the basic recipe makes 5 cups-just 2 points a piece!

It is a big hit at family functions. I chop the fruit on the larger side; but cut it smaller & it can be more of a salsa and it is great on cinnamon tortilla chips (Target sells them around here but living in the country) Also this is the basic recipe. Add any fruits you have on hand.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Once Upon a Time 25 Years Ago

Here is an anniversary card I made for a coworker who begged me to make a card for her to give with a gift that several people were giving together. Until the night I made this, I didn't know I didn't own a "Happy Anniversary" stamp. How can I have stamped for 10 years and not own an anniversary stamp? On the inside it says "and they lived happily ever after".

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday M&Ms

My son is gone this year for his birthday; but here is a card that will be waiting for him with a bag of M&Ms that actually has a picture of all the different colored M&Ms with party hats. I didnt notice at first when I bought the bag.

With the exception of the flowery poof on the top of the hats the M&Ms are all SU punches (current & retired)

Today I spent the day working on the side bars of my blog and I finished this card & went for a ride with my daughter to Wendy's to try to collect another audio book but we just got a repeat. Bummer. We are going to give it to my nephew at some point so not a total waste (and my daughter took a well needed nap in the car). It was nice. Hopefully the nice weather will keep up. We actually turned pink today after being in the sun!

Happy Stamping

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Well I have had this blog for a long time. I finally added a counter at the bottom of the page. I am so behind the times.....

Awesome blog Candy alert

Check out this awesome blog candy somebody is giving away. Thank You Bethany for helping get the photo (it was just too easy an answer). Visit Priscilla-she was waiting for 30,000 hits. When I found her she was already over 41,000.