Saturday, January 31, 2009

My First Blog Award

I'm so excited that I've been given a blog award by Barbara and Alison. They both gave me the same award so I'm going to combine them both here. I have to pass the award on to 5 people and list 5 of my addictions. Ha ha that will not be hard. My 5 addictions are:

1. Internet
2. Baking
3. Guess purses
4. Volunteering
5. Papercrafts

I pass this award onto the following people. I enjoy visiting their blogs often.
1. Karolyn from Paper Therapy
2. Teresa from Enjoy the va. sunshine
3. Carmen from Queentomas
4. LaToya from My Paper Expressions
5. Joy from Share Joy

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happiness Always

Hi everyone just a quick post tonight. I'm going to make an effort to get some sleep. My husband works night shift and usually after he leaves for work I blog hop around and it's been super late before I get to bed and then I'm up at 6am to get the kids ready for school. I've been waking up with a lot of headaches lately and think maybe possibly from not enough sleep? So this is just a card I made last week for the sketch challenge over at Papercraft Planet. I'm really enjoying that site alot! Lots of cool challenges and groups. I hope you enjoy the card! Goodnight everyone.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Recipe Somethings - Challenge

Wouldn't you know that the Stamp Something blog had the perfect recipe challenge for me on Friday? The challenge is to make a project all about recipes. My mom has been asking me to make her something to keep all her recipes together. I can remember being a child and my mom always had a drawer in the kitchen full of cut out recipes from magazines. I think I was about 7 when I first remember, and here is it 23 years later and do you know she still has that same drawer with all the recipes? lol So now it's time to get all those recipes on recipe cards so she can be more organized. I can't wait for her to get her box of goodies. I know she doesn't read my blog cause she's not all that computer saavy and so I can say what's in her box. She's going to probably cry when she looks at the box. On the inside of the lid I've handwritten her a note something to personalize it from me. I can't wait to hear from her when she receives it. I had a lof of fun with this challenge. A few months ago I ordered the egg boxes from Papertrey Ink when Nicole first introduced them along with the recipe cards. They are something amazing! I'm going to order some more and give them as birthday gifts to those friends of mine that I know love to collect and use recipes. I used the Recipe Box stamp set by Papertrey Ink too. The dp paper is by Making Memories in the Noteworthy collection called Hillary Lace Flower. This is some YUMMY paper! I'm off to finish a few more challenges I wanted to finish before the weekend is up. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday! Our Saturday is almost over....

Friday, January 23, 2009

Owl Be Yours Valentine

This is for LaToya's challenge in SCS blogger 7 group. Her challenge was to make a Valentine not using any pinks, reds, or white. Man was that hard!! I kept pulling out my favorite color Rose Red. I pulled out a few different sets to complete my card like the tree from Season of Friendship by Stampin' Up!, Wise Owl by Papertrey Ink, and the hearts are from two other sets that I don't know the names of. We're getting ready to have a movie night otherwise I'd research and try to find the name. I will come back and fill that in later. I chose to use Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Close to Cocoa, and Very Vanilla. I stamped the tree in Close to Cocoa, and stamped the hearts in Perfect Plum all over the tree. I then stamped the owl in Chocolate Chip and colored him in with Stampin' Up! markers. I cut him out and put him on a fat pop dot. I used and old retired background stamp from Stampin' Up! One of my favorite background stamps to this day! I was going to either put purple flock or purple glitter on the hearts to make them pop but can you believe I don't have anything purple!? So that's on my to buy list next little online shopping spree I do. Anyway ladies I hope you enjoy the card! Can't wait for this groups next challenge!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Stamping Friends Phonebook

I have completely forgotten to share this wonderful decorated address book that Norma sent to me. She was my swap partner for December. She lives in Canada and it actually made it here before Christmas! Anyway the book is amazing and she hand wrote a note on the inside cover. It came at the perfect time because I was shopping around for a new address book. I have all of my contacts in Outlook but I have the crappy laptop and any time I want to get into outlook it's so slow. She covered it with some beautiful paper too! You too can sign up for swap partners on Tracy's blog here. She holds a monthly swap you and another person will be matched up and required to send each other a card or any other items you'd like by the end of the month. It's a lot of fun! My January partner Teri is from Hawaii. I'll post the card she sent me as soon as it comes in. I should be taking pictures of what I sent them and I did not. Thank you so much Norma for this wonderful book. It will be put to good use!!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Jory's Hope For A Cure

This is Jory & my son Luis. Jory and Luis met when they were 3 years old. They are 12 now. They met at daycare while we were stationed at McChord AFB, WA 9 years ago. Luis and Jory became best friends instantly. At the age of 5 Jory was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy. It was hard for my son 5 at that time to understand why Jory was in a wheelchair and could no longer walk. It was hard at the time to explain to him what was wrong with his friend. Jory and his family are our family they mean so much to us and they are such a grateful family. Jory is such a strong kid and I admire that he doesn't let his disease get him down. Never does he feel sorry for himself. Now that my son is older he understands and still questions why Jory has such a disease. Luis prays for Jory often. Then we moved to San Antonio, TX stationed at Lackland, AFB. Then we found out that Jory and his family followed us! They moved there shortly after we did and both boys were so excited to be able to hang out and have sleep overs. While we were stationed in San Antonio the MDA held yearly walks to raise money for MDA at one of the local malls. We walked with Jory and his family and raised money. Every February is the walk and usually in January is when we start to raise money. So I'm sending out a post in case anyone is interested in donating even if it's only $5. Every little bit helps to get these kids the help that they need. I can't put into words how much we love to do this every year for Jory and his family. We hold the MDA very near and dear to our hearts. You can find the link to our homepage for donations here: Jory's Hope For a Cure

Friday, January 16, 2009

Rockstar Birthday Box

The daughter of a friend of ours had a birthday recently. She's into the rockstar items that are popular right now. I used a hard box that my husband got when he bought his latest wallet. I covered it with paper and inserted some tissue paper and put inside the rockstar earrings. Sorry to keep it so short!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Cowboy Kid

I bought this set when it first came out cause I loved it. Ask me how many times I've used it? Twice! I'm pondering whether or not I want to sell it. It's in my pile of things to sell. I started off with this card to use for Julee's Mojo Monday challenge last week but I didn't like how it turned out so I just completed it.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Birthday friend

Hi everyone! I'm at the library on base and wanted to post some cards. But I've set them up to post on different days. We still don't know when the internet company will be out to our house to fix it. We've called everyday and their response to us is that they are extremely busy they'll call when they call. YIKES! I'm dying over here with no internet. Good thing is though I'm getting projects done! Ok well gotta keep it quick hubby is asking me when I'll be finished. lol This card is for a very special internet friend I've made recently. She recently had a birthday and with all of the Christmas things going on I was late with sending it out. Isn't that cupcake ornament cute? Actually I don't know if it's an ornament. My sister sent me two of them she knows I think cupcakes are the cutest things ever. I still don't know where I'll put them in my house. Ok well off to post some more cards. I miss checking in on everyone! It's snowing like crazy here in Germany. I'll be going home to enjoy some hot chocolate and relax until the kids get home from school.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Out of the loop....for the moment

Well I think our contract for internet & phone at our home has expired without us knowing. It must be a German thing? Anyway our contract is all in German and we came home yesterday to no internet or phone. I must go and get someone to translate the contract to let us know. So for the meanwhile I won't be posting until internet is back and up at my house. I sure hope it's soon because I have some serious withdrawls. lol I'll check in on everyone when I'm back online. Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Love of a Lifetime

I don't always get to play in Jen Del Muro's SFYTT but I do really love her sketches. On Sunday I mentioned I was able to make a few cards and this is another one that I was able to do. Keeping with the whole Valentine theme but with cupcakes! My sister in Kansas knows that we have a very tiny selection of scrapbooking supplies here so when my mom sends me a box almost weekly my sister makes sure to send me something cute she's found at Michaels. She loves me and I love her so much she doesn't know how appreciative I am! Thank you Angelica if you are reading this. Anyway I thought using these Martha Stewart cupcake stickers would work perfect for the panels. I added a little button with some yummy ribbon. I must get more of that ribbon! Now onto my little rant about my card. The very last thing I did was I wanted to stamp the sentiment directly on the Close to Cocoa cardstock well I did but it was ALL kinds of slanted. So of course I could not let that go I stamped it on Whisper White and cut it out. I am so annoyed when I'm putting the finishing touches on a card and I screw up at the very end. Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this? lol

Monday, January 05, 2009

Happy Birthday cupcake - OCC Challenge

If you have never checked out Our Creative Corner you must do so now! They have some of the best challenges ever. This sketch is super cute! If you participate you have a chance to win a new stamp set as well! I went straight to my stash of scrap paper and found the very last piece of this designer paper that I am in love with. It's my last tiny little piece and I knew it'd be great for this challenge. I love the colors in the designer paper. I went over the lighter pink lines in the paper with some fruit punch stickles to give it some glitter. I also used the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and flipped it backwards to give it a different texture. I'm off to see what the other ladies did with these sketch challenge.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Today we ended up doing nothing! It was a lazy day at home to prepare to get back into the swing of our routines starting tomorrow. I love routine. I think the kids are so ready to be back in school. I know I am! I was able to crank out a few cards today. I love when I can just do a card here and there throughout the day. I chose to do Taylored Expression cupcake challenge #49. Luckily I already had a piece of chipboard from Stampin' Up! inked up with real red craft ink. I couldn't figure out what to do with it so I put it back in my stash to use later. And what do you know her challenge was a perfect time to use it. So I quickly grabbed it and put it together with some black and white cardstock to make a Valentine themed card. It's a 4X4 card base on Basic Black. Then whisper white, and the inked up chipboard on top. I cut some small thin strips of Basic Black cardstock to get the squares. This will be going in my pile of Valentine cards for me to mail out. Or who knows maybe it will end up being one of my son's teachers card.

Friday, January 02, 2009

SCS Blogger group 7 girls

Hi ladies!
I just wanted to let everyone know that I've not been able to visit everyone's blog just yet. Some have probably seen in previous posts that my husband who is in the Air Force was in Spain for about 5 weeks for work. Well he came back on New Year's Eve!! So needless to say I've not been able to visit or post a whole lot. He has the next week off so I will try to check out everyone's blogs when I can catch a moment here and there. I hope you all understand! Can't wait to get to know you all much better.