Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Sympathy card?

The theme this month for one of my card groups is "sympathy". Well, it turns out I don't have many sympathy stamps-who knew. Hopefully this qualifies! I used this card for my inspiration. I had intentions of pretty much keeping it the same, but I was having a hard time with the colors. So, I made a few changes and voila!

The details:
Paper-SU Basic Gray, Whisper White, Soft Sky (retired)
Stamps-SU Friendship Blooms, Small Sayings
Ink-SU Basic Gray
Ribbon-SU Soft Sky Double Stitched
Stamp a ma jig (to line up the saying just right)
Scor Pal (to make the embossed lines at the bottom)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Another Birthday Project

I saw a cute idea online for decorating the highchair for a baby's 1st birthday and again thought "I can do that". So I did. :)
Normally I do not feel like I have the time for this, but with a sick kid we are stuck at home with nothing but time!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

1st Birthday Party Hats

Poor little Gavin was so sick today, which meant we were home all day and I had some time to do some crafts! :) Lily's birthday is in a couple of weeks, so I made these little party hats for the girls. I saw something similar in the party store, but they were pretty pricey and I figured I could make them. I actually love how they turned out and they were easy! I took apart another party hat and made a template. I just used white cardstock for the hat itself, pom poms around the bottom (which came already on a string talk about handy), feather boas for the top and I cut out the #1 on the Cricut, ran it through my Xyron and dumped glitter on them. I bought some of the elastic just like on the ones in the store and used an eyelet to make sure they didn't tear. I put long strands of curly ribbon going down the back. I hope the girls like them! I haven't finished Lily's yet-hers will be just a bit different.

Hurricane Ike

I can't believe these pictures, they have left me speechless. Check them out if you have a minute, they are unbelievable.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I love fall TV!

It's about all I like about the summer being over. :) These are the shows I'm most excited for, although I highly doubt I'll watch them all. What are you looking forward to seeing?

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gavin's 5 Year old Photos

Gavin turned 5 last month and I finally got around to getting his picture taken! I can't believe he's 5 already!!

So, I'm wondering: when is he too old to have a picture with the number block? I actually felt a little silly this time. Any opinions?
By the way, what is it with 5 year olds not being able to smile for a picture? We had quite a few outtakes!

Lily & the Ice Cream Cone

We went to Sweet Tomatoes last night (my kids love that place) and I decided to give Lily one of the tiny little ice cream cones just to see what she'd do with it (I love torturing myself with unnecessary messes, don't you know). Surprisingly she figured it out pretty quick! She loved it! Of course I didn't have my camera with me, thank goodness for the iPhone!

Yummy good times!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another attempt at Kristina's Color Challenge

Boy, I again had a tough time with this one (I guess that's why she calls it a challenge). I also had difficulty taking a good picture. Here's a couple of different ones.

This is a diaper fold pouch. Super easy! I used Sky Blue Designer Paper, Regal Rose ribbon and cardstock, Bravo Burgundy ribbon, White flower and Rose Red Accents & Elements. No stamping this time. :) Thanks again Kristina-until next time...

Monday, September 8, 2008

Placemat bag

We made these for our activity a couple of weeks ago-they turned out so cute! They were apparently very easy (someone else made mine for me). It's just a placemat (from Target) and some ribbon. They are the perfect size for your scriptures for church, although mine will more than likely end up with Cheerios and diapers in it. :)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Very funny Lily

Turn my back for a second and she's emptied one of my craft drawers. This crazy little girl is so curious. :)

Very proud of herself...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kristina's Color Challenge

O.K.-this one was hard for me! I'm finally pleased with this card, after many attempts! Here's a link to Kristina's blog-check it out!

Paper-Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Ink-Rose Red
Ribbon-Regal Rose
Stamps-Heard From the Heart, Friendship Blooms
Punch-Fiskars Threading Water
Glitter pen and some bling!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy Labor Day!

Craft Day Treats

Next weekend the girls are getting together for 12 hours of crafting! Our neighborhood has a great space to rent for pretty cheap, so we got a group together and we're going to spend the day doing what we love. I am so excited. Anyway, I made a couple of things for the people who are coming.

First, just simple place cards. Most everyone will know each other, but for those who don't I thought this would be an easy way to tell who's who. (Really, I just had paper left over and thought they were cute-definitely not a necessity)

Next, I made these little popcorn box things. I used the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags, Boxes & More for the boxes, then the George one for the flowers (same for the name cards). I filled them with trail mix and some candy. These were so easy! I hope everyone likes them. I can't wait until Saturday!!