Saturday, May 29, 2010


I can't believe how QUICKLY this week flew by!! Talk about busy I guess!

The boy's had their last day of school, class picnic and graduation this week! Today we have a birthday party, and the rest of the weekend is still up for grabs with what we are going to do! But any who here are a couple pics from the school stuff!

Here is the first day of school-they look SO little!

And here is the last day of school!Here they are signing the ABC's in their closing programThe boys and Ms. LisaThe boys and Ms CharleneMy Preschool graduates!And the funny thing is Nicholas is already talking about getting his backpack for Kindergarten and hoping that they put his name up on a hook for him!

Here are my cards for Paper Popsicles last week! The first is made the the pets digital image which can be found right here! I used some of the new Basic Grey Max and Whiskers paper, Bazzill cardstock, Cosmo Cricket letters and I colored the images with my Copic markers!

Next up I got to work with the elephant shaped card. I knew I needed to use Cordinations whitewash cardstock for this guy! The cardstock just reminds me of the skin of an elephant! I used my favorite Basic Grey sanding tools to sand the edges of the BIG guy and make his toenails, and do you know where his ear came from??? Well its the pieces of paper that was cut away from under his trunk and above his leg! To finish the look I added a wiggly eye and I used the reverse side of the cardstock and cut a tusk for him as well! He was SO quick and easy to do! And you can get yours right here! I have worked with this card before, so make sure to check out this post here to get some more fun ideas for this card!Next up is my card for Paper Popsicles this week! I used this sketch and created a thank you card for the boys to give to their teachers.

Here is my card it is made with a combo of Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon products.And here is the present I made for their teachers to coordinate with the card. I bought this cute box with a chalkboard looking top at Michaels and used Cosmo Cricket and October Afternoon papers to cover the box and then I used the October Afternoon stickers to embellish the box with. I forgot to take a picture of the inside of the box; but on the top of the cover I wrote a saying about teachers, and I filled the box with Hershey Hugs and Kisses and added a Starbucks gift certificate and a little book of inspirational sayings for teachers! I just thought it was SO cute to give a box of Hugs and Kisses! I hope they like these!
Well be sure to head on over to Paper Popsicles and play along with us, as well as check back on Wednesday for some more fun stuff! Also did you know Paper Popsicles now has a facebook page!? Be sure to find them and become a follower today!


Thursday, May 20, 2010

TODAY is the day!!!

It is Digi Day for Cheeky Radish on SNR Card Universe!!! The theme is Puddle jumping and there is a cute freebie on the site that you can use! Its starts at 6pm CST till 8 pm CST! So don't be late and jump on over for some fun!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


THESE!!!!They make me SOOO MISERABLE this time of the year! For as pretty as they are and as much as people say they smell so good I suffer SO BAD! Monday I spent the ENTIRE day in the WORST allergy headache EVER! Yesterday I was smart and we spent the day by my mom's house! And today it is SOOO nice out and I am afraid to open the windows as I feel the pain in my head building! My house is surrounded with them! If I wasn't afraid of being hit with a HUGE bill to replace them by the homeowners association I would dig these bad boys out! So needless to say I will be suffering for a while till the pretties go bye bye! (and yes I have thought of cutting the blooms off right away, but my grandma says that will make more come back the next year!)
On to better things that don't make my allergies go into HIGH GEAR! Fake flowers! : )
This week my digi image from Cheeky Radish is this spring flowers one that can be bought here. I colored my image with Copic markers and the centers of the flowers are Prima crystals that I cut off of a larger piece, the cardstock is Bazzill and Coordinations that I embossed using my CuttleBug, and I finished it off with some Maya Road ribbon.Next up is the Paper Popsicles shaped card for this week. This is a yummy cake slice shape that I got to work with, and you can get yours right here! This week's theme is cardstock so I used white Bazzill that I embossed with the Cuttle Bug, Coordinations that I also embossed with the CuttleBug Swiss Dots, and the blue piece is also Cordinations that I embossed. I'm not sure if you can really call it carsdtock, but its close enough to me I used DoodleBug flocked cardstock for the brown frosting around the edge and then I cut some with my EK Success border punch to make the middle icing. To finish off my card I used some May Arts mini ric rac and DoodleBug letters.
So go and grab your cardstock and show us what you can do! Don't forget to link your entry right here to have a chance to win those SUPER FAB Martha Stewart glitters!
And last on my list today is my sneak peek of the Digi Day on SNR Card Universe tomorrow night!

I used the Its raining Its Poring image which you can buy right here and had fun creating this card using the sketch from Serendipity Scrapbooks. Be sure to head on over to the fun tomorrow night at SNR Card Universe!

Well I have to run and get the little monsters from school!



Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Belated Mother's Day!

Well after spending ALL of Mother's Day and part of yesterday recovering from a migraine I am back to show you the creations I have created!

First up is a card I made for a friend to give her mom for Mother's Day. It is made with the GORGEOUS BoBunny Jazmyn papers and icandy! It was SO much fun to just go to town and create this card! I used a Martha Stewart Eyelet border punch, Making memories Flutter letters as well as Bazzill and Cordination cardstock to make this.

Next up I tried my hand at making some canvas creations as gifts for my mom and grandmother. My mom's is first and it was a learning process with it as to what works and doesn't, but overall I am happy with the end result excecpt for the picture-I wish I would have "antiqued" it. To make this I sprayed the canvas with Glimmer Mist and Shimmerz Spritz to give the background a warmer feel and give it some shimmer. The pattern paper and die cut is My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria, Thickers, Lace from Hobby Lobby, and some Prima bling!

Next is the canvas I made for my grandmother. I again sprayed hers with Glimmer Mist and Shimmerz Spritz. For this picture when I printed it at home my ink was running low and I was not happy with the quality of the black and white photo. So I decided to get creative and try something new. I grabbed my Caramel Alcohol ink and cut a piece of felt, I squirted some ink on the felt and began gently rubbing the ink over the photo. I was nervous but quickly relieved to see the results I was hoping for. My photo looked like it was a very old picture. The color of the ink worked great with the colors of the My Mind's Eye Andrea Victoria paper! I added some Prima Bling, flowers, and leaves that I sanded slightly and added some of the Caramel alcohol ink too as well to help them coordinate with the paper as well. To finish off the page I used Basic Grey chipboard letters and colored them with Butterscotch alcohol ink. I just wish I wasn't in such a hurry and took a better picture of these! I guess I will need to go over to their house and steal some better pics!

Next up are the cards for Paper Popsicles this week! The theme is flowers this week, so be sure to head on over and check out everyone's creations! And don't forget for each new creation you make during the month you will be entered into the drawing for that YUMMY Martha Stewart glitter!
For this watering can shaped card (which is the FREEBIE this week!) I used Basic Grey Kioshi paper and sanded the edges to get the white outline, Maya Road flower ribbon, Making Memories glitter letter stickers and Prima flowers which I sprayed with Shimmerz Spritz in Bubblegum. I just LOVE the shimmer that was added to the flowers!
I think this card is just so pretty and everytime I look at it I think Wedding Shower invite! Well with both of my brothers engaged I have to start planning these things in my head! I just think the postage with those flowers on it would be crazy!
Next is my digi image card. I colored the image with the good old Copic markers, the pattern paper is Pink Paislee, Maya Road flower ribbon, Zva creative crystals, and cardstock from DCWV and Cordinations.

Well I hope all the mommies had a good Mother's Day and everyone enjoyed today's eye candy! I will be back with more soon!



Wednesday, May 5, 2010

PROUD Mama!!!

On Tuesday night the boys had their very first T-Ball game, and I just had to share some of the special moments of the game!

Here is Joseph in the Pitcher position, and well he was doing it at his own pace and at one point that stinker picked up dirt and pitched dirt!

Here is Nicholas at the end of the game-he played right field the last inning and he was all ready to be part of the action.Well there was NO action for him! He was patient at first waiting and waiting, but eventually when the ball was hit and not coming in that direction he would pout, stomp his feet, cross his arms,"humph!", and finally turned around in disgust. Poor guy he just wanted to be in on the action!
Here he is in the second inning playing short stop and SO happy to be in on the action! It was funny he would run all over the infield to get to the ball! And when Joseph played in the field he found playing in the dirt to be more fun than paying attention to the action!
Here Joseph is posing for pictures before the game. I think he likes being the model best! LOL!
And here is Nicholas ready for the game to start!

After the game was over the coach brought all the kids in the dug out and they talked about the game and the things the kids did right during the game. The coach mention good plays that kids made and then he said that every game he is going to give a game ball to the player who hustled the hardest, paid attention and gave it his all. He then said this player was hustling hard in the field, backed up other players and had the position of last batter for the day (at this point I realized who it was and was trying to pull the camera out of my purse again) Nicholas! At this he was jumping up and down with a smile from ear to ear on his face-it was PRICELESS, and I missed getting a picture! : ( But here he is afterward with his game ball. I don't think the smile has left his face yet! His coach said that he gave the best reaction ever to receiving the game ball! My little guys are growing up SO quick! I can't believe we are playing baseball! I am SOOO happy that their coach is AWESOME! He really gives it his all and works hard with these kids to teach them the proper things as well as keep it fun and positive for them! Thanks coach Graves!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

How about some more cards?

First up I have some super fun projects I made using some Prima products.

I just LOVE the way this card turned out! The cardstock is Coordinations, pattern paper My Mind's Eye, the packaging card from the Prima flowers, Prima flowers and leaves-which I used Alcohol ink on to tint with some brown, Maya Road lace and the sentimanet is from My Mind's Eye.

Next is this fun tag I made using the cardboard packaging I saved, I inked that with Distress inks to bring out the colors in the pattern paper. The pattern paper is from Prima, and I cut the edges off of another Prima package to embellish with and I used Prima flowers and a leaf. The pom pom trim is Maya Road and of course Thickers!

This last card is made with Making Memories and My Mind's Eye pattern paper, Rusty Pickle stickers, jute and Prima say it with crystals bat.Next up its all about buttons at Paper Popsicles this week so here is my card I made with the new Basic Grey Kioshi paper and Coordinations and Bazzill Blingz cardstock.And the shape card I used this week is the layer cake. I used the new Basc grey Max and whiskers pattern paper, Prima flowers which I inked with alcohol ink to pick up the colors in the paper, buttons from my stash and DoodleBug rub-ons. The Max and whiskers line is really not just for pet pages and you can see this pretty flower paper is not pet at all!

Don't forget to play along this month at Paper Popsicles as the prize this month is a Martha Stewart Glitter multi pack!!! Check it out here!

Thanks For Visiting!