Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Bird on a leaf

Today's card uses more scraps from SU boy simply scrappin' kit. I added the bird which is an SU punch. I really like this punch and need to think of some more ways to use it.

Today, my stepdaughter took Tyler to see Toy Story 3 while Lily and I did a little shopping. Ann Taylor Loft had a 40% off the entire store so I went on a mini shopping spree which was fun until I bought Lily a cookie and she crumbled it into the side of her car seat. Aren't the terrible 2's fun? Tomorrow we are visiting my sister and niece and then heading to a playgym for a couple of hours. Thursday is my birthday and my husband is taking the day off. He is talking about sending me to a dayspa for a couple of hours and I gotta tell ya that would be the perfect present! Have a great day!

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

I deserve a star

Today's card uses some leftover pieces from a Simply Scrappin' kit. The stars and sentiment piece as well as the dp and orange and brown cardstock all come from the SU kit and the ribbon is satin in olive. Very simple card and a great way to use up those scraps. Don't forget blog candy is here.

It has been busy! I took my kids all kinds of places last week. We took them to swimming lessons on Saturday and then to my parents house for more swimming. My little niece had some kind of stomach bug and was throwing up and had the runs. She's about 17 months old and skinny! I was really worried for her. My sister and her husband went away for the weekend and so my mom has been watching her. She had to take her to the hospital. She got fluids and had to stay for observation for a couple of hours. Poor baby -she's doing well now but was slightly traumatized. This week we are running around and plan on going to a bounce house, a science museum and the beach, to see Toy Story 3 and a play museum - not necessarily in that order! So I will be tired! that's why I deserve a star!
Hope you all are happy today!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Blog candy is back!

Welcome back to blog candy Friday's! This week's stamp set is this 4 piece wood stamp set from CTMH called 4 leaves. To win just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner next Friday.

Today's card uses this cute Pure Innocence stamp from MFT. I also used SU dp from my stash, scraps for the card and paper piecing which I think came out great. The rest of the image is colored with copic. The red button and pink ribbon are also from SU.
It has been a whirlwind week- activities for each day with my kids. Today the park and I just got back from seeing the new World of Color water show at California Adventure at Disneyland. Really fabulous. I only took Tyler and he is tired! We didn't get home until 10:30! Hope you have a fabulous day!

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Sail Away

Todays card is one that I made for my husband for Father's Day. I used my stamp set from PaperTreyInk. Paper is scrap from SU's Slumber Party and kraft (not crumb cake) cardstock.

It has been a whirlwind couple of days. My stepson graduated and is now living with his mother for the summer. BIG changes at work, that kind of happened all in the last couple of days...still digesting. Most of it good - a lot involves more responsiblity and leadership at my school. So I decided that I just couldn't do blog candy last Friday because I was plain exhausted. However, blog candy will resume this Friday so be sure to check back! My family had a bbq for all of the father's on Sunday and I've been super busy with the kids! I haven't made a single card or crafted one bit in over a week...but today will be the day. Stay tune.

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Friday, June 18, 2010

Winner & sympathy

Today's card is one that I'm glad I don't need a lot of. However, the former assistant of the Librarian at one of our sister schools just recently passed away. I worked with her for a couple of summers. I was not able to go to service but will be sending this card along so that her husband knows that I was thinking of their family.

Today's winner is Tina. Please email me with your information! I am taking a break this week from blog candy. I hope that you all are not too disappointed. I've been doing a lot of cleaning in my craft area so I didn't have time to prepare candy this week but I will back next week with some more blog candy. Today is my last day of work and then summer vacation so it's been frantic this week!
Talk to you all soon and have a great weekend.

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BG blog Candy & graduation

Don't forget blog candy here. Today was the day, my stepson finally graduated from high school. I swear that the long winded speech one of the students gave was the same speech that I heard last year at my stepdaughter's graduation. Just long! There were close to 600 graduating seniors and Jon was like the 580th name called. So we just sat there but for some reason we are exhausted!

Today's card was made with Paper Trey Ink's new graduation set and black and white. It was a prototype to test out the stamp but I actually didn't make another graduation card so this is the only one I have to share! Just busy trying to wrap up the school year! Enjoy your day.

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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Basic Grey Blog Candy, busy weekend

Don't forget blog candy here.I have no idea where the weekend went! I took the kids to my parents house for a couple of hours after the gym and then went to see Sex and the City 2 with my friends and dinner after to celebrate my friend's birthday. It was a nice time but I was so tired, that it was bed for me. Today, was Costco day and it was crazy how much money you can spend there in an hour. Plus laundry day, equals a day at home and now it's 9:30 and I have to pack a couple of things for the post office and then to bed! But only 5 more days and I'm on summer vacation! Yeah!

Today's card is just a fun one using this super cute plane stamp and argyle stamp from PTI. I just got my new stuff from SU and it so fabulous but I've been trying to use up some of my existing stuff, especially the old colors and the new catalog is just full of fun stuff. Heads up, only new stamps have the cling mount option, existing stamps from last year's catalog is still wood! Talk to you all soon.

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Friday, June 11, 2010

Basic Grey Blog Candy & Enjoy the Ride

Today's winner is Larissa! Please email me with your address.

This week's prize is this Basic Grey 6x6 paper back Offbeat.

Just leave a comment on this post and I will select a winner next Friday.
Today's card uses some fun products from PTI, Enjoy the Ride and matching die, polka dot background and sentiment stamp. The kraft cardstock, buttons and ribbon are from SU. So much fun to use new products. Speaking of new products, my preview order from SU should be here this weekend! WooHoo! Can't wait to see the new catalog and new colors!

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Blog Candy and Hey buddy1

Don't forget blog candy here.

Today's card uses this $5.00 stamp set from PTI and Slumber party specialty paper from Su. I kind of played around with my own embellishment using circle punches and a brad. I just love this fun set for boys!

Work has been hectic, just trying to close out my year, only 7 more days to go. Woo Hoo! Tonight we are celebrating my step-daughter's birthday by going to dinner and having cake and in -between we are going to family storytime at the local library. Can you believe that she's 19? My husband has a 19 year old and a 2 year old! Crazy! Hope you all have a great day.

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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cute Lily Pics

Here are some pics of Lily that I took during her birthday weekend. The first pic was taken on her birthday. The second was taken two days after her birthday. She's such a pretty little thing, not as tiny as I thought, she's in the 50th percentile for her height which is great. Not like her brother, who was always in the 95th percentile. I can't believe my baby is a little girl!

Today's card uses fun products from PTI , this 5.00 airplane set, argyle set. The ribbon, riding hood red cardstock and kraft cardstock are all SU.
don't forget that I am offering an SU retirement special of 20% off your order, good until the end of the month and there is blog candy below!
We went to Griffith Park today and the kids rode the ponies. Well, Tyler rode the ponies and Lily screamed her head off. We rode the train and the merry-go-round and had chocolate chip cookies. A great day! Hope you all had a great day too!

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Thursday, June 3, 2010

MFT Blog Candy and Go LAKERS!

Mary beth is the winner of last week's candy. This week's candy is this MFT stamp set! To win leave a comment on this post.

Today's card uses this 5.00 sports balls set from PTI, very simply done, craft white ink was used to stamp some of the balls which are separate stamps from the outlines which I stamped in black. Such as busy week- work and home. I'm trying to get Lily to got to sleep so I can finish my Laker game which I have paused! Enjoy your weekend everyone!

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