Friday, June 27, 2008

Crazy as Ever...Can't Go Wrong with Blog Candy!

I did it...I hit 15,000!!! My goal for the summer was to post something every day....we'll as you know that isn't happening very well. I'm struggling just to keep up with the daily hustle and bustle of the kids, school and house work.....not to mention yard work. (We've never lived on 2 acres before, mowing never ends). So, I'm offering BLOG CANDY to thank you for sticking with me these last few crazy weeks and the craziness yet to come! Here's how you can win:

Leave a comment (On this post) between now and Tuesday, July 1st about what keeps you busy during the summer months or a special vacation you are taking. Also for every person that leaves a comment and mentions that you lead them to my site, your name will be entered again. So, the more people you tell, the more chances you have to win!!! I will ship your blog candy anywhere within the USA for free, outside the USA I will pay the first $4.60. (Sound fair) Good Luck.....Happy Stamping!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Just Want To Celebrate

I have a feeling I missed a dear friend's birthday! (Horrible feeling) In the move I lost my date book with all my birthday's and anniversaries in it. I kept thinking I was going to find it....of course I haven't. So, if I'm early or late for her birthday.....hope she understands.

Project Supplies: Just Celebrate & All in a Row Stamp Set (Soon to be retiring), Gable Green, Basic Black, Whisper White and Pretty in Pink Cardstock, SU Ribbon, Markers, Brads, Dimensionals, Rub On's (SAB 2008) and Color Spritzer Tool.

Mission Project

For the past week our kids have been going to Son Harvest County Fair VBS, they have a mission project called Bags of Love. They are making Bags that include pillows, toothbrushes, journals, stationary, books and many misc. items. These bags are given to children that are taken from their home for numerous reasons. The bags are given in hopes to make things easier and help the child adjusts easier. I decided to commit to making stationary packs with matching pens. My goal is to make about 15 of them, using up some of my scraps of designer paper. I thought I would share my first two packs.....I included 4 envelopes with stamps and 10 sheets of matching stationary.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sweet Little One

Here is a quick card I made tonight for Ashton's teacher, Mrs. Lacher. She is due to have her baby boy any day now. I took this picture tonight outside on the porch, can't see the glitter....sorry.

Project Supplies: Just Celebrate & Hugs and Wishes Stamp Set, Bashful Blue, So Saffron and Whisper White Cardstock, Bashful Blue Designer Prints Paper, Basic Black Ink, SU Stripped Ribbon, Glitter and Dimensionals.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Been a Little Busy

Things have been a little busy at our house this past week getting ready for Aiden and Adison's 4th birthday party. It ended up being a Spiderman/Princess Party....Aiden and Adison were so cute and wanted to dress up so everyone could see them in costume when they arrived. In a nutshell we had a wonderful day, (weather was perfect) the smiles were endless! I think the adults had as much fun as the kids.

I have some fun things planned for this week to share, including blog candy....thanks for hanging in with me as my life has been turned upside down! Now I have to make it through two weddings in a row and VBS. I guess that is what summer is all about!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Too Yummy Not to Share!

This week has been beyond anything I can even explain. It has been crazy trying to get our house and yard ready for company on Saturday for Aiden and Adison's 4th birthday party. Plus they have been so focused on riding bike without training wheels, it is all I do every free moment is run behind them on the bike. They so want to keep up with big sister. Adison has mastered the bike, Aiden is doing well but not there yet....he still leans into it and falls over around corners. I have to give them both credit they don't give up and are not scared, what a switch to teaching Ashton. (I think we waited too long with her).

Today Aiden and I had time to ourselves so we decided to suprise my mom and dad with Banana Crumb Muffins, this is a new recipe I found and it has gone right into my favorites! We'll be making them again soon, maybe even tomorrow. So, I dug up an old Stampin Up Recipe Set I had and made a card to go with the muffins....nothing fancy, but it went over really well. I thought I would share the recipe with you.

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Party Time

Despite the fact that I am suffering from a huge migraine today, I finished up Aiden and Adison's brirthday party invitations. (What we don't do for our children). I knew if I didn't get them in the mail today, we may as well not have a party (It's on Saturday)......things have been a little crazy around here.

Also I am in the works of getting some blog candy together as I'm about ready to hit a huge milestone....15,000 hits. Thank You!

Project Supplies: CTMH Kid Art, Lots of Thought (SAB 2008 Retired), SU Scallop, Circle, Dimensionals, Wide Ribbon and Markers, Party Pieces Scrappin Kit (Retired), Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Old Olive and Apricot Appeal Cardstock.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Spring Summer 2008 Retired List is Here!

I just wanted to pass along to everyone, the 2008 Spring Summer Retired List is out (I've attached a link)....always an exciting time! You have one more chance to get those stamp sets you've had your eye on for some time....also means that we will have a new catalog very soon to dig our teeth into. (Can't wait) In honor of my babies turning 4 I'm offering 20% off all orders placed now until their birthday June 24th. Hope everyone had a wonderful Father's Day weekend! I off to get Birthday Party invitations completed, don't know what theme I'm going with yet? Aiden wants a Spider Man and Adison can't decide between Hannah Montana or Dora???

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Who Wouldn't Love This

After a long day of trying to gain some sort of momentum (I have to confess I didn't even make it to the gym today), this day in and day out of rain is really effecting my mood, my husband brought me home a huge coffee (just what I needed, although I broke my 3 month spell of no caffeine) and I bolted downstairs to complete my dad's father's day card/gift. My husband then got the kids ready to go on a picnic~ they were gone for a few hours, which was so nice. The kids didn't mind that it was raining out, although Ashton was excited to say the sun came out for a few moments. We are heading into the middle of June and it feels more like winter outside then summer??? I've lost count at how many days it has been raining!!! Anyway, back to the project at hand....I thought this wallet card would be perfect to stash some money in for dad. I think he's going to love it, then again, who would like a card full of money!

Project Supplies: All Year Cheer II & Just So Sayings (Both Retired) Stamp Set, Canvas Background Stamp, SU Mat Pack, Star & Tab Punch, Corner Rounder, Brads, Sticky Strip, Sponge and Chocolate Chip & Basic Black Ink, Chocolate Chip, Close to Coco, Creamy Carmel and Basic Black Cardstock.

I found an awesome web site tutorial for this wallet here!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Creative Journaling

I'm ashamed to say it took me forever to finish my sister in laws 3rd Journal that she requested. I waited until the night before we saw them to whip it out. She was very happy with them and couldn't wait to begin writing. She must have a lot to say to need three journals at once! I'm just so happy she likes them so much.....I think the rest of the family was jealous, I'm sure I'll be making more! Happy Monday!

Project Details: Poka Dots & Paisley Stamp Set, Petals and Paisley Designer Paper (Retired), SU Markers, Tag & Corner Punch, Ribbon, Brads and Sticky Strip.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Sweet as a Cherry

My husband brought each of the girls back a crystal necklaces from Europe in these cute little boxes....I of course had to take them apart and make a box of my own out of them. I couldn't help myself but use my Summer Picnic Paper, which is so cheery after days and days of rain! Have a great weekend!

Project Supplies: Tart & Tangy Stamp Set, Summer Picnic Designer Paper, Acetate, SU Scallop and Circle Punches, Markers, Gel Pen and Sticky Strip, Real Red Cardstock and Last but not least Hersey Nuggets.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Old Man's Survival Kit

It is finally complete....I ended up with so much stuff I had to eliminate a bunch of things and have a bag of stuff left over for the next victim! It took me a good 20 minutes to figure out how to get everything in.....Crazy!

Old Man's Survival Kit

Project Supplies: Paint Can, Retired Stampin Up Designer Paper, SU Brads, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Gel Pen and Wire (Retired). Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Cardstock and Cricut.

What went into the "Old Man's Survival Kit"

  • Antacid Tablets
  • Anti Wrinkle Soap
  • Aspirin: For all the new little aches & pains
  • Baby Bib: To catch the drooling when napping
  • Balloon: To hold all that hot air you're full of
  • Blue Hot Tamales: AKA Viagra
  • Watch: For all those "Senior Moments"
  • Crying Towel....Need I say more??
  • Tweezers: To remove chin, nose and ear hair.
  • Vitamins
  • Whistle: For when you fall & you can't get up
  • Yo-Yo: For strenuous exercise
  • Pull Up (Diaper)- Use as needed, because everything either dries up or leaks
  • Fireball Candy: To put some fire back in your life
  • Instant Face Lift: Roll of duct tape
  • Instant Hair Grower: To replace the hair you will loose.
  • Magnifying Glass: For reading really small print
  • Paper Clips: To help hold it all together
  • Reading Glasses: So you can read all those Rx's bottles
  • Rubber Band: To give you flexibility back
  • Screwdriver: To tighten up loose screws
  • Small Funnel: Because you wonder why everyone has started to mumble
  • Spring Clothes Pin: To clip to nose to stop snoring
  • Toilet Targets: Avoid embarrassing misses. Better Aim Less Shame! (I made my own out of our circle punches)
  • Screws: In case you loose some
  • Energizer Batter: For extra energy
  • Toothpicks: To help prop your eyes open so you don't fall asleep every time you sit down.

This is all I could fit!!

Ooooh La La!

My husband is finally hope from Europe and our lives are finally getting back to normal, so I've had time to stamp...Yeah! I've been working on a little "Over The Hill" gift for my brother in law Neal. He turned the BIG 4-0! I didn't get to make it to his party last weekend, so I've been busy whipping up something extra special....I made him an "Old Man's Survival Kit". I haven't finished purchasing everything so tonight I'll be shopping and post tomorrow. I thought I better share the cute Pantie and Bra set I made to put into Neal's Kit. I've seen so many people make these, now I finally had a reason too. Hope you have a great weekend!!!

Project Supplies: Blush Blossom and Basic Black Cardstock, Cuttlebug Swirl Emboss Folder, Non-SU Flower, SU Rhinestone and Fancy Flexible Phrases Stamp Set (Retired)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Weekend Happenings

Got a jump start on my wedding cards tonight as we will be inundated with three weddings in a row. June is going to be a busy, crazy month for us. I keep talking about life slowing down, I'm wondering when is that really going to happen. I had a busy weekend with the kids, the weather was nice so I finished planting my garden and getting a couple more shrubs in the ground....I can't wait for my husband to come home. It is hard to get things done around the house and keep track of the kids, can be very stressful at times!!! Ashton did loose her "buck" tooth on Saturday. Her front two teeth have been loose what seems like forever. Well, about three weeks ago one of them decided to move outward, which is where the "buck" tooth saying came from....I was so concerned we took her to the dentist last Tuesday thinking it needed to be pulled. It kept moving more and more outward and seemed to be tightening up, when she smiled with her lips closed it stuck straight out!!! The dentist wouldn't pull it just yet, she wanted Ashton to work a little more on this one. I guess it is normal for a tooth to do that??? I've never seen anything like it before! Well, thanks to my mom, a $50 bribe and 5 days of tugging it finally came out! Yeah! Her new tooth is already on it's way in.....never a dull moment!

Project Supplies: Sweet Treats & Mini Mates (Both Retired SU), Chocolate Chip and Whisper white cardstock, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Swirl Emboss Folder, SU Ribbon, Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pen, Hodgepodge Hardware, Brown Stazon Ink (Retired) and Dimensionals.

P.S. The $50 bribe was for my mom, she didn't want to make Ashton cry. Ashton is all about drama when it comes to any little bit of pain. It was easier to pay her then to listen to it!!!

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