Monday, September 29, 2008

sad news

We got a notice from Madi's school today that her principal passed away very suddenly over the weekend.  Our prayers are with the Ellis family at this time.  Mr. Ellis was a good principal and I think the kids will really miss him.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

How does it happen???

I can't believe a week has past since I last posted.  :P
I have been busy creating.  I load stuff on Splitcoast Stampers all the time and my id there is stamp4hobby.

This is a card I loaded there today.  It was for a sketch challenge.  I love how it turned out.  This is a great paper packet (Perfect Day) too.  It is a must have in my book.

I also saw a tutorial on to flatten bottle caps with my Cuttlebug and decided to give it a try.  What do you think?  This was a very fun and inexpensive accent.  I got 100 bottle caps for $2.50.  You have to get ones that haven't been used yet.  I got mine at a brewery supply store.

Thursday, September 18, 2008


I LOVE Halloween.  I love to decorate for it, by the treats for it, make cards for it and dress my kids up for it.  I love listening for little hands to knock on my door and hearing little voices shout, "Trick or treat!".  
I probably own more Halloween stamps than anything else.  I think this is kind of funny since Halloween obviously isn't a major card giving holiday.  :)
Someone just introduced me to  They have some GREAT images there.  This is Spider Girl.  Isn't she cute?!  I put a lot into this card and I feel really proud with the way it turned out.  Hope you enjoy it too.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Hot yoga

I have always wanted to try hot yoga.  
It is pretty popular here.  
Peakie and I went to a class at 6:30 this morning.  
I am barely alive...
I am just crazy enough to seriously consider going again tomorrow...

Friday, September 12, 2008

Procrastinate? Me???

"Even with eight arms, I'd still be the queen of procrastination."
I don't know if I procrastinate so much as I forget.  All the time.  Even the simplest things slip my mind sometimes.  :P
I love the Doodle Factory images.  They are so super fun and funky.    You can buy all the images unmounted so that they will work with your acrylic blocks too.  :)

Monday, September 08, 2008

Sunday, September 07, 2008


I have had this Cuttlebug die forever.  I finally pulled it out and used it with my Basic Grey Cupcake paper.  :)  I think I will send this to Aidan (my nephew) with a little gift card so he can get a happy meal or other little treat.  :)

Friday, September 05, 2008

Teacher gifts

I saw these cute little rose tins at Trader Joes.  I thought they would make a cute first day of school gift for the teachers but they need a little something...
I used some Kim Hughes sets I have and stamped some little pencils on kraft paper.  I colored them with my copics and added a little silver with a gel pen.  A very simple paper pieced 3x3 card finished it off.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hip hip hooray!

It is back to school today!
Rachel is going to party!
Will I clean the house today? HELL NO!
Will I do laundry today? HELL NO!
Will I make dinner today? I think today is a day for Ben & Jerry's on the waterfront. Just heard that there is a new flavor- Goodbye Yellow Brickle Road. Can you guess why I am dying to try it??? I *heart* Elton John.
I am going to be a stamping fool too. Time to catch up on all my TIVO shows. Yeah!
Tell me what you have been up to since your kids have been back to school. Maybe I will randomly pick one and then give away some fun blog candy. :)