Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy 10th Birthday!

I made this card for my nephew who turned 10 on the 2nd.  I can't believe how fast the time goes by.... I remember the day he was born so vividly!  I just used a fun font to stamp the outside.  I just wanted to be a colorful card that wasn't too little boy-ish!  Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 20, 2013

Thank You Card

A simple Thank You card made with a Cuttlebug Folder!  I inked the negative side of the folder with brown ink so when pressed the letters popped and remained white.  I just used some scrap green paper for some color and added some washi tape for interest!  Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Love You....

I had letters in my stash that were made out of a cardboard material.  I wrapped each letter with Bakers' Twine and then strung it up like a banner.  The old wooden frame was bought YEARS ago at a yard sale and I never did anything with it.  I love the way it looks and am so proud of this I little project!  My hubby even said he thought it was cute!

Thanks for looking

Monday, July 22, 2013

Baby Boy Card...

I made this card for a friend at work who is expecting their 2nd little boy very soon!  Since this is her 2nd a lot of us at work did a diaper shower!  She was on vacation last Thursday and Friday so while she was out we started to line a wall in her office with diapers.  There is also a picture below of the stack of diapers that was collected.  I am sure there were more added to the pile!  This card was made using Wild Card Cricut Cartridge.  And a Cuttlebug embossing folder with the little carriage on it.  The inside says congratulations on your bundle of boy!!!  Thank you for looking!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Card

I made this card for a birthday in the family coming up.  Actually now since I am posting this a week and a half later...  the Birthday has passed!  I didn't use any cricut cuts just scraps of paper and bakers twine.  I love to colors and layers on this card!  Thanks for lunch looking!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Mother's Day Brag Book

This is a very picture heavy post, but wanted to share with you a "Brag Book" that I made for my Mama on Mother's Day.  With the help of my 4 brothers and their wives of sending me recent pictures of all of their children, I was able to assemble this little book for "Mamaw," as she is lovingly referred to and it was from all ten of her grandchildren for Mother's Day!

Since there are 10 Grandchildren, I simply titled the Brag Book "10."  I made a collage of pictures for each page for each family.  Then embellished and went crazy with baker's twine, chipboard cut outs, stickers/decals, stamps, and of course - BUTTONS!  I also added a few non-page elements that don't include pictures but added interest instead.  I used plain chipboard for the front and back cover and covered it with paper, and bound it with my Cinch, and then a green ribbon built into the front and back cover to tie it closed.

So here is my project...  Starting from the cover!  All of the pictures I took with my phone, so I hope they look alright... 

Chipboard "10" and a metal tag that says "together"

My oldest brother and his wife's daughter.  She is such a fun, energetic little girl!

My brother and sister in law's 3 boys. Monogram stickers with their initials and a giant button!  These boys are roguh and tough and give good hugs!

A tag slide out... and the little envelope is made from a paper towel roll cut down to size, embellished with some baker's twine and a star button. 

My brother and his wife's two beautiful daughters.  They are such great sisters to each other.  I quilled the flower and leaves, then added some "bling" to the center of the flower.

The youngest brother and his wife's family.  Silver monograms with their initials, washi-tape, and baker's twine.  Such wonderful personalities in these three!  And lots of energy! 

A sewn layered tag and I just wrote that little message on there - it's true!

Our daughter, but you've already met her, embellished with buttons and a single rose wrapped around the center button.

Family pictures of the three boys together...  LOVE this picture - it is so colorful and fun!  Embellished with a chipboard cut out and some washi tape.

Leaves bound in the book (not real of course)... just added some interest and accented the picture of the boys in the leaves on the opposite page.

Chipboard letters, pop-dotted and colorful with a couple doodles.

Another family picture of siblings.  Is this not the sweetest picture ever?

The sisters again.... they have turned into beautiful young women.    Embellished with some thickers. 

A tag at the end for Mamaw, on the back are all of the grandchildren's names!

 Thank you for looking!  I appreciate you stopping by!!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Like Mother Like Daughter...

I am a lover of "hoodies."  Seriously, there is nothing better than a cool crisp day and the warming hug of one's favorite hoodie.  I have my favorite hoodies, my go-to's.  I am glad that I  sharing that love with my little girl.  We are transitioning from spring to summer and there are still some cooler nights to be had before we get completely into that summer heat.  Thank goodness!!! 

My hubby and I often hang out on the back porch in the evenings after dinner.  We sometimes even dine al fresco and baby girl does sometimes too!  On those nights we both wear our hoodies.  Hers is a lot smaller and a bit more colorful than mine, but here they are hanging on the same hook.  When I put them up there, together, it was a "that is so cool" moment. 

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So, what is your go-to comfort piece of clothing?  A favorit pair of shoes, shorts shirt, scarf jacket coat?  Leave a comment and let me know!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Indestructible Reading...

As a first time Mama, I am learning things as my daughter and I move along in this wonderful journey.  We are at the point where everything, and I mean, EVERYTHING that is picked up goes straight into her mouth.  I read to her everyday, and have given her some of those hard books that have 5 or 6 pages in them, and they are the hard cardboard-y kind of books and she can't open the pages yet, etc...  she's only 6 months, afterall.  (A very merry half Birthday to Joanna Rose today!)

So, as a shower gift, we received a book of "Baby Faces" full of facial expressions and bright, vibrant colors.  The pictures are simple, but she is so intrigued by them.  She talks to the faces, and tries to grab the bow she sees in a girls' hair, but anyway, this book is amazing!  It is indeed indestructable!  It is a wonderful that she can have a book that she can chew on, crumple up, and just be a baby with!  I love it!  I wish we had some more of these!  Although it would just be from boredom eventually, because there is no way she can tear this book apart!

If you are looking for a great shower gift, birthday present, or anything like that, I highly recommend these for the little ones in your life. 

Check them out here:

And they have more titles than just ehe baby Faces...  I have to say this is one great way to introduce reading!  I hope she loves to read.  Afterall, I could hand her Harry Potter, and expect miracles, but Indectructibles are better for right now, don't you think?

Baby girl checking out her Baby Faces book.  Can you tell by the creases that it has been loved on a bit?!
I love it!
And this is the book she was looking at!

  Thanks for reading!


**I am not a paid endorser with money or trade.  Just sharing my opinion.  That is all.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Easter Weekend - late post

Day one of Easter weekend....

Easter weekend was VERY busy around our neck of the woods!  On Saturday, my family came over to the house, which means Saturday morning was hands full of lysol, paper towels, windex, and any other cleaning product.  I usually clean the house every Saturday morning.  It's my routine.  But for some reason I felt there was more pressure as the family was headed over and there was a deadline!  Normally my home is dusted, vacuumed, mopped, sheets washed, I wash down cabinet doors, etc... and I get it done by about 10 am.  But with a "I want this house to be perfect for company", I even washed baseboards.  Yes, I have OCD.  :o)

So, we had a feast of ham, green beans, macaroni and cheese, deviled eggs (thanks Kate and John!) and two desserts consisting of Chess bars (thanks Mama!) and Indoor s'mores (Thanks Kevin and Leslie)!  It was scrumptious!  At least I thought so!  There was a little Easter egg hunt, and the weather eas perfect, not too warm, not too cold!  Here are some pictures from that day I want to share!

My stove with pans of macaroni and cheese, and what is left of a ham bone.

My niece's plate with ham, green beans and plenty of 'Roni Cheese" (that's how she says it)!`

While I was cleaning the bathroom right across from Rose's bedroom, I put her in her glider, with her Boppy surrounding her.  No worries, it took me FOREVER to clean a pretty small bathroom because I kept looking back at her.  She just talked and ood and ahhd at her little baby doll.

She loved it!!!  Baby doll has a rattle in her, and someimtes she would grab that doll and shake it to pieces!  Then it would be followed by a giggle.

Rose sitting in her daddy's boat.  Mamaw picked out Rose's outfit.  White little dress with polkadots!

Easter egg hunt and adults conversing.  Love it!

More Easter egg hunt.  It was a fun time, and I think in the end I was glad it was over for the mere fact of I didn't really sleep the night before thinking of all that had to be done!  But, I would do it again tomorrow.  I love my family.

Day 2 of Easter Weekend - AKA Easter Sunday.

Wow - did I want to get out of bed in the morning?  Ummm... NO!  I was still exhausted!  Ha!  We went to my in-laws house on Easter Sunday.  Rose wore her Easter Dress.  I baked a cake, made some frosting, and of course there were sprinkles...  however in the rush of getting evertything baked and cleaned up and back to normal from the day before, I failed to photograph that. 

At my husband's parents' house, there was a feast including Ham, Fried Chicken, baked beans, potato salad, more deviled eggs and pasta salad.  There was a TON of food!  But, we had a good time!  There was an Easter egg hunt, but Rose was napping!  Here are some rcorded moments of that day...

Rose in her with Easter dress with Pink roses coving it!  How appropriate!

"So this is what a Easter egg looks like?"

Nap time.... 

This is what she does when she wakes up...  I melt Every. Simgle. Time.

Her eye-hand coordination is improving everyday!  And she loved to try to grab the Easter decoration!

If my husband knew I put this up on here, he probably wouldn't like it too much so this will be our little secret.  I mean, he is totally wrapped around this little girls' finger...  he know it, but won't admit it!

I know it's a very long post, and I totally photo-bombed on this post.  But life has been a little crazy lately, and I have a lot of catching up to do.  So thanks for bearing with me while I share our store!

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Thank You Cards

I recently needed to make some Thank You Cards that were a little more sophisticaed and more clean lines, So, I kept it simple, but still feminine and cute, I think!  I used my Gypsy and Plantin Schoolbook to weld the circle inside the rectangle to the one on the left.  The other one on the right, I didn't use any Cricut.  The sentiment is embossed in white.  The blue frame on the left is popped, as well as the tan "thank you" square on the card on the right. 

Thank you for stopping by!