Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Kait had surgery on her ears today. Her left ear drum appears to be too thin and that maybe what is causing some of her hearing loss on the left side. Anyway, I haven't stamped in a couple of days but I didn't want to slack off either. Hope everyone has a safe, fun Halloween. :)

Here's a family pic taken at the apple orchard a couple of weekends ago. :)
*You can go here and eat all the apples you want, right off the tree, for FREE! It was so fun and yummy to taste tons of different kinds of fresh apples.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Flowers in Fall

I love these tulips from Kim Hughes. They are really fun and so easy to paper piece with. Paper piecing is my favorite technique and I do it all the time. The card layout was also copied from a card Kim Hughes did in Papercrafts magazine many issues ago. :) Did you know I am a super fan of Kim Hughes??? ;)

The paper is all from Paper Garden from CTMH. This paper is BEAUTIFUL and works for lots of different cards and layouts. It is a must have in my opinion.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A different shape

There was a challenge for SCS people to make a card that wasn't a standard card shape. I like to play along with these challenges but don't always post there. Anyway, here is my circle card that I made. :)

Monday, October 27, 2008


Close to My Heart released several collections of embroidery floss that coordinate with our colors. I have had so much fun playing with them! They are the perfect way to add something special to your art. :)

Here's a card I recently made using the floss with the coordinating card stock color-

Simple and yet so fun!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Boo banner

I saw a picture of a felted wool BOO banner on twitter. It was so cute and very easy to copy. However, I know myself well enough to say that if I had gone to Ben Franklin and bought the felted wool to copy this, it never would have been made. I would have brought it home, maybe cut out the circles and ghosts and then lost interest. So I decided to make my BOO banner out of card stock.

The letters are traced from chipboard letters (from Close to My Heart) onto black card stock. The white paper is textured card stock (also from Close to My Heart) so it would still look a little like fabric. I stitched around the edges and made french knots for the eyes with black embroidery floss. The ribbon is from the Autumn Terracotta ribbon round (retiring soon so get yours asap).

Simpler. Easier. Faster. ;)

*This is a close up of the ghost. I just drew the ghost myself. No specific pattern...

To all those mommies who have 7 year olds that love them

I went to make some cards today and found this message on my desk pad...

It says, "Your a evil mommy Love, Lauren"
Lauren was very proud of this little joke and laughed her evil laugh when I asked her about it.
Hope this brought a little smile to your face. :D

Friday, October 24, 2008

For a friend :)

I have a friend in CO who has been having a rough time lately. This is for her. :)

*I love Perfect Day (from Close To My Heart)! It is so fun and bright.


I can't believe I haven't posted in so long.  :P

This is my card for week 3 of Leigh O'Brien's Frightfully Delightful Freaky Friday challenge.  This week the challenge was to use only black, olive green, dark orange and purple. The only stamping on this card was the Itsy, bitsy spider part (Hodgepodge Alphabet from CTMH). The paper is from TAC.

I participated in last week's challenge too so here's the other card... (The paper and brads are from CTMH and the vampire, branch, trees and saying are Doodle Factory!)

Week 2 (make a non-Halloween card using a Halloween stamp)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

I've been tagged!!!

I've been tagged by my friend Angie. :) We met (and slept together) at the CTMH convention. ;)

If you click on the title of this blog, you can go see her blog.  

7 random or weird facts about myself-

1.  I dance and sing a lot but just for fun and usually just around family or friends.  In reality, I get really embarrassed when I am asked to do either when it is serious.
2.  I eat clay.  Every morning before breakfast, I have been eating clay to try to manage my migraines without medication.  It is actually working pretty well.  
3.  I think that the bull whip is awesome and I would love to learn how to do some cool tricks sometime.  
4.  I have to bring a Sam's package of Clorox wipes with me when we travel to combat germs.  I don't have a lot of OCD normally but when we travel, germs really get to me.
5.  I am allergic to chocolate but eat it anyway.
6.  I think I am kind of a chicken but if someone dares me to do something, I can't back down.  :)
7.  I adore Elton John.  I only have Elton John on my ipod.  :)

I am going to have to think of 7 people to add since I am not sure everyone I have in mind has a blog.  But to start with-
1.  Karen

*Blogger seems to be having problems today.  :(  I hope all the links come through.

Crap, all the links are gone.  You can see Angie's blog at

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Crappy parents

Some little crap took Kait's glasses off of her face today on the bus.  What the hell is wrong with people today?  Are parents really that stupid, ignorant and horrid that they can't teach their children that picking on another child is wrong BEFORE they do it?  I swear, I will beat my children if I ever find out that they were picking on someone else.  And they know it.

Okay, I am done ranting.  Still mad but done ranting.