Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Kyler's box

OK...so I hate when I don't have anything new to share! I want to be stamping soooo badly {I have 2 new orders of stuff just calling out at me from my stamp table} but it is not to be! Not yet anyway....I have just been way to busy trying to get life back in order after my time away in September, getting the kids back into the swing of things after the time they were out from the hurricane, still recovering from 2 birthdays and my sweet hubby has left town for 2 weeks!! So these few pictures I am posting are the closest thing to stamping I have done in a while!!
Kyler had an assignment he brought home...it was a family project. We had to decorate this box to keep at home. It's his "book box" to keep all his books that he makes and brings home throughout the year! {personally I thought this idea was brilliant! I only wish Ms. Rigling...or myself...would've thought of this 2 years ago with Tyson} My boys LOVE to keep everything they bring home and Tyson still has most of his book from kindergarten. Kyler will now have a place to keep his and I can keep my sanity! :) Everyone wins!
So Kyler and I went to the Archiver's and he picked out this paper...I helped by showing him all the coordinating ones that went with the one he chose. :) We brought it home, he helped glue the paper down, he cut the ribbon and did the stapling. {if you look close you can see the staples} So there you have it...the extent of my creativity these days!!
Hope you enjoy...I would love to say check back soon I will have lots to share...but I'll be honest...I just don't know when I am gonna get to it!
so be patient...& I will chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
some paper, ribbon and some staples!

Friday, September 26, 2008

i want my mummy...

Happy Friday...Did anyone watch The Office last night? It was awesome! ...wicka, wicka, wicka what? It was one of the best episodes yet! :) My hubby decided to watch the presidential debate tonight and I am bored so I am gonna do some stamping but thought I would first post this mummy card I made. I showed my Stamp Club girls this card. I wanted to show that you can make a cute Halloween card without Halloween stamps. I saw a few different versions of this or something similar on Splitcoast. For mine I just cut some vanilla paper into 1 inch strips and distressed the edges with my distresser. I inked the edges with creamy caramel and started laying them to look like a wrapped mummy. I used my circle punches for the eyes. It was really pretty easy.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend!! I am gonna be hanging out with the family. Shawn leaves town on Sunday for 2 weeks and it's also Tyson's 8th birthday! :)
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
paper...elegant eggplant, tangerine tango, very vanilla, close to cocoa

ink...creamy caramel
other...distresser, circle punches, sponge

Thursday, September 25, 2008

A chance to give back...

WOW...here is an incredible opportunity to take a few short minutes out of your day to make someones day a little brighter! Check out Cammie's blog for all the details. She is offering some amazing blog candy to go with this awesome thing she started! I like to make cards even when I don't have a reason so that I always have some on hand for when I need them. You never know when you are gonna need to send a "hello". So this is the perfect chance for me to send a few I have in my stash to say THANK YOU for all you do! Here are just a few of the cards I am going to send...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

mini backpack

How cute is this little thing!! I am in love with it...I can't wait for a reason to make a whole bunch! I am definitely making one for my boys teachers just for fun...but the possibilities are endless! Of course this was not my idea...I am just a good copier! :) I saw many of these on Splitcoast but found a tutorial from Becky on her blog Inking Idaho. The directions are super easy to follow and once you have one down you are good to go! Don't look to closely at the mistakes on this one...it was my first try but I am anxious to make more...I am thinking some cute Halloween ones!
Ok I am outie...today is my sweet Kailee's 13th birthday!! Can I really the mother of a 13 year old??
chat at ya later!
what's in it?...
paper...real red, Summer Picnic dsp

accessories...flower & silver brad, red ribbon, blue gingham ribbon
other...sticky strip, scallop punch, corner rounder

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fabulous Flowers

Good Monday afternoon! I stole a quick minute to stamp last night while my kids were getting ready for school. {After a week and some days out from Hurricane Ike, it's nice to be back to normal!} This is a quickie post cuz I have to head out and pick up Kailee and Austin from school soon. I hope that you are all doing great! I am anxious to get back to stamping and blogging! Again a HUGE THANK YOU for all your kind comments the last few weeks!
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Eastern Blooms, Absolutely Fabulous

paper...chocolate chip, old olive, riding hood red, baja breeze, whisper white

ink...chocolate chip, old olive, riding hood red, baja breeze, whisper white

accessories...silver brads, olive ribbon

Saturday, September 20, 2008

All is Well

Hi...I don't even know where to begin! First...we are all ok and doing fine after Hurricane Ike. We were spared compared to most. We are soooo blessed!! I am so grateful for my husband and kids. I wasn't here during the hurricane, I was in Utah for my grandpa's funeral. It was stressful and nerve racking to be away but they were troopers and made it through just fine...my hubby is awesome and he had everything under control! He literally held down the fort while I was gone. My flight was canceled a few times so I was gone 3 days longer than planned. But it's all good now! Second...thank you all so much for your kind thoughts and concern for me and my family with the loss of my grandpa. It really was so sweet of you and it really was comforting to read those comments. I have the best blogging/stamping/crafty friends EVER!! I haven't had a chance to stamp or do anything creative yet so I thought I would show you a couple of pictures of the cute things I found while I was in St. George. They have THE BEST home decor stores ever!! One day I want to drive me and my suburban to Utah, fill up the whole car and then drive home and decorate my house! How fun would that be?! I had to be choosy and only get a couple of things cuz my suitcase space was limited. Darn those baggage fees! Anyway....
chat at ya later!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Did you know that you can order your Stampin' Up! stuff online now? Cool huh!! Click on this link and you can start shopping immediately! Anytime you want to shop you can go to my Stampin' Up! website and you click on the 'shop now' link below my name in the upper right hand corner. Happy Shopping and Happy Stamping!!! :)
chat at ya later!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Witch Broom

I needed to do something to take my mind off of things and just do something fun. These last 4 days have been long! I found out Friday that my grandpa passed away. I was sorta in shock at first so when Saturday night and yesterday rolled around it sunk in a little more and I have just been sad. I know he is in a better place and I am so glad for that...I just worry about my grammie and hate to think of her being sad and lonely! I am getting ready to leave again for the funeral in southern Utah. I didn't even get a chance to unpack from Seattle...I have just been living out of my suitcase till I leave on Wednesday!
Anyway...I have wanted to make one of these cute Witches Broom treat holders since I saw it in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. {pg 29} It was really easy to make. I bought some smaller kraft colored bags from Michaels....they are 3 1/2in. x 6 3/4in. I used my ruler and hobby blade to cut the bag into strips. I forgot when I was at Michaels to get some sticks so I had to go snag one from the back of one of my bushes! :) I filled a clear treat bag with Halloween Peanut M&M's. {yum!} I tied it with this cute ribbon I also found at Michaels! The little pumpkin face is from the Autumn Harvest set and I just punched it out on a 1 1/4 in circle.
I hope you have a fantastic week. This will probably be my last post until next week. I have 2 birthdays coming up this month though...Kailee & Tyson are turning 13 & 8 so there will be lots to share as I make invites and get ready for their parties!! :)
chat at ya later
what's in it?...
stamps...Autumn Harvest
paper...only orange

accessories...halloween ribbon, linen thread

other...paper bags, rubber band, stick, hobby blade, 1 1/4 circle punch

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Alli's baby shower

I'm home, I'm home!!! It is so nice to go on vacation and then even nicer to get back home to my sweet family!! I had such a great time in Seattle! I wish I could've bottled the cool weather and brought it back with me!! :) One of the things I did while I was there was throw a surprise baby shower for my sister Alli, along with my sisters and my mom. Also 2 of my mom's good friends helped us pull it off too!! Thanks Lori and Vicki!!! I made the shower invites a few weeks ago and got them in the mail before I left. Alli was surprised...we pulled it off and we had such a good time! I made a diaper cake too but can you believe I forgot to take my camera and get a picture so I am waiting for one...as soon as I get one I will post pictures (cuz it turned out super cute!!) I found this cute paper at Archivers and then went with that as my inspiration to create the card. I used my little circle stamp from Little Pieces for the body. I used my 1/2 inch circle punch to punch out coordinating papers. The buttons were from Archivers too. I used floral wire to make the antennas. It was a little time consuming but I just planted myself in front of the t.v. watching the Olympics and it made it easy!!
gotta run...so much to do today!
chat at ya later...
what's in it?...
stamps...Little Pieces, Hugs & Wishes
paper...gable green, chocolate chip, pink, blue, paper princess dsp (Autumn Leaves)
ink...baja breeze, chocolate chip marker
accessories...white, pink and rhinestone brads, buttons, 1/4 in. pink grosgrain ribbon
other...1/2 in. circle punch, mono glue, glue dots, scallop punch, floral wire, pliers, 1/16 in. punch

Monday, September 1, 2008

hello from Seattle

I wanted to just say Hi and let you know I am still alive! I am in Seattle...loving the cool weather...with my family. My little brother got married this weekend...it was beautiful of course! I have been having a ton of fun! We had a surprise baby shower for my little sister since we were all together...I can't wait to get home and show you the invites I had made and the super cute diaper cake I made for it!!
I will be home Wednesday...chat at ya later! :)