Tuesday, March 17, 2009


I swear those folks over at Geek Squad have it out for me. I finally get my camera back and not only is it scratched (Anthony said it looks like someone played hockey with it on the concrete) but the color is waay off now. Hmmm. Anyway, here's a couple of cards I've done recently.

Chrisitann and I are having a shower for our friend Jen and we knocked these babies out in one evening (42 of them!). At the time we thought we needed to get them in the mail the next day, but she ended up having her baby that day, so the shower will be next month. These were super easy and I love how they turned out. Of course, I copied (hey we were on a deadline and I wasn't feeling creative). Actually at the time we thought we liked it better without the little circle, but since we know his name I might go ahead and add that little part.

Stampin Up paper-Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Stamps-Wild About You (Stampin Up)
Stampin Up Ink-Bashful Blue
Fiskars punch-Treading water

Next is my card for card swap this month. The theme was blank or redo your favorite. I went for blank. Here's my inspiration for this card although I changed it quite a bit.

Supplies: (Stampin Up)
Paper-vellum, Whisper White, Pacific Point
Ink-Pacific Point
Ribbon-Pacfic Point
Stampin Up embossing plates (for the dots on the vellum)
scallop punch
Stamps-Polka Dot Punches
rhinestone, not SU

This card is one I'm doing at my workshops this month. It uses paper, ribbon and stamps from Sale-a-bration. Again, some help on this one.

Supplies: (all Stampin Up)
Paper-Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White, DSP Delicate Dots
Ink-So Saffron, Bashful Blue
Stamps-Polka Dot Punches
Heart punch
corner rounder
ribbon-So Saffron

Happy St. Patrick's Day!?

I need to get better at this holiday stuff. The only green Lily has is her Christmas dress. So, of course she is wearing it today!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Denver Aquarium & Hammonds Candies

I finally got my camera back! Yay! So, when I took the kids to the Aquarium yesterday, I went a little overboard with the pictures. :)

Gavin was very excited to bring his friend with us!

Petting a starfish:

Lily loved the overhead tanks!

They saw each other safely through the "flash flood". So cute.

After the Aquarium, we decided to head to Hammonds Candies for a tour. Gavin and I have done this a couple of times, but every time, they've made something different while we were there. Yesterday they were making candy canes, ribbon candy and marshmallow eggs.

Watching the video:

This guy was making the candy canes

Friday, March 6, 2009

Some Disney pictures...

So I'll start my defense by saying that I didn't have my own camera this trip AND Anthony was gone for half of the trip. The result being that I only took 118 pictures and about 1/4 of those turned out. Also, I normally take full advantage of Disney's Photo Pass and end up buying the disc with at least 100 pictures on it-this time however, I barely got 20 pictures taken, maybe 2 of them worth anything. Now that I am home and have looked at the pictures (or lack thereof) I am so disappointed. We had such a good time and did so many fun things, and I have barely any pictures. :( Case in point, Lily got her very first haircut-in the Magic Kingdom no less, and I spent the whole time fighting her so I couldn't get a picture. Although, my parents did come with us and I haven't seen their pictures yet, so fingers crossed that they got one of that momentous and nerve racking event! (She was so mad that she threw a lollipop across the room so hard that it shattered) Anyway, here are a few of my salvaged photos...

Lily doing what Lily does-run away...

Handy Manny

We captured Zurg!

Donald Duck

Lily's favorite:

We HAD to go to the Lego store, of course

Nice look


Gavin's favorites! He couldn't get enough of them! He decided this trip to collect Stitch pins and was very successful-he filled his whole lanyard! Funny thing though-he went on Stitch's Great Escape for the first time and hated it! Apparently he doesn't like being spit on. Go figure.




I swear she lived off grapes, milk and pizza all week. Oh, and fries. Picky little eater.


Another time I wish I had more pictures of-she went running up to him and gave him the biggest hug, and this is the only picture I have. I could cry.

Gavin has to ride this train every time we go...

I have to say, this stroller was the best!!

She saw what she wanted and went for it...

Our last charater meal of the trip and I could not get any good shots! It was so dark in there and crowded, so the characters didn't spend much time with us. :(

Check out Gavin's stylin' poncho! We had the best weather, until the last full day. It was cold and rainy. But, that made the crowds manageable. Anyway, he normally would not have wanted to see a Princess, but we got caught in a sudden downpour and ducked under cover and there they were with noone else! I think I took 10 pictures here alone because I actually had the time. Sad.

Anyway, we had a great time and can't wait to go again!!