August 12, 2009

Pizza Boxes

Splitcoast Stampers had a tutorial on making a mini pizza box. These were so fun and easy to make. Again, I used retired paper. I have to get rid of that stuff! I know we have a new catalog and new colors and paper, but I have to use up some of the old to make room for the new. Actually, the truth is, the summer has been busy with kids for me and I haven't gotten to do a lot of stamping. I actually moved my craft room out of one room (which became Zaden's) and into another. So, my supplies were in piles and boxes for awhile. It is coming together and that is great. I even had a stamping event in the new "Rubber Room". It is a combo toy and craft room. I'll have to get some pictures once I get a few more details taken care of. I also have some cards to post that are new and I promise to get them out to you. :)

Talk to you soon,

August 9, 2009

A little Thank You

These post it note holders are sure easy to make. I used an acrylic 5 x 7 frame and cut designer paper to fit. I created a decorative strip for the bottom and added a ribbon. I gave these as gifts to the girls in my stamp club. They seemed to like them.

After some time has gone by though I realized that these standing up the tall way is not such a good design. The sticky note pad falls off - not the back page I stuck down but it seperates from itself. So, the next batch needs to lie down, not stand up. It will just get better and better!

Talk to you soon,

August 4, 2009

All in Our Family

Isn't this a cool piece of art? It was a birthday gift from Jenn. She stamped our family with the "All in the Family" set, then she masked us and then finally printed our name. So cool huh? She rocks. I'd like to say I taught her all she knows but I haven't. :)

Our family life is crazy this summer. I have spent weeks now, 10 exactly, doing nothing but caring for Zaden and Zoe. Mostly Zaden. These infants now days sure are needy. (hee hee) But I have sure loved it. He is starting to smile and grin more and more and the coos are more frequent too. Zoe is adjusting to him and learning to be gentle. The kids and I will be heading to Colorado this week to visit my family there. I'm not sure I'm prepared to travel with the two of them. But, I'm sure it will be fine. Thank goodness we have a direct flight!

Talk to you soon,

July 30, 2009

A post with a card!

I know these colors are now the "out" colors, actually from 2 catalogs ago, but I do like this card. I wanted to show off the sizzlet I used with the Bigshot to make the flowers and bird image. The only stamping is the "friendship" sentiment. A very easy card. I used it to give a "thank you" to my friend Jennifer. She does so much for me. She hosted a baby shower, she brought a meal, she calls me every day, she babysits my kids and really loves them and wants them to grow up to love God. She cares about my marriage and my heart. She is a great friend.

June 11, 2009

Baby Zaden

I haven't been posting. I used to be so good. But I wanted to share what has been going on the last few weeks....
Zaden was born May 21st at 11:15 a.m.

He is already 3 weeks old today! He is perfect and beautiful and such a calm, peaceful baby. It is wonderful.

Zoe thinks his is pretty neat. She loves to hold him and touch him. She left for a week to go to her gramma's house and the first thing she asked me when I talked to her on the phone was, "How is Zaden doing?" Isn't that sweet?

My mom has been here three weeks and has been a wonderful help. I can't believe she is going to leave me but I guess I'll be okay. She'll be back. And when my mom-in-love brings Zoe home she is going to stay 2 weeks so that will be awesome. I am truly blessed.
Well it is summer and I will try to post more. No promises. Talk to you soon,

March 29, 2009

My Own Decor Elements

I showed you in my last post (that was quite awhile ago) a picture of my friend's bedroom with Decor Elements. Well, I'd been planning to work on my own bedroom for awhile and over Spring Break finally got to work. Last summer I put up a scripture on my wall using plain black vinyl and a Cricut. It turned out well.

But, when the new Decor Elements Catalog came out I really wanted to add the large tree, Thoughts and Prayers, to the scripture. I wasn't totally sure it would work but I had to try it. So here is what I did.

First, the tree comes in two large pieces. On the pieces there are numbered segments. I cute the segments out and laid them the way they should go. There are printed instructions that come in with the tree that show you how to arrange the tree. The next step was to put up the tree on the wall (not attach it) but I used straight pins to put it where I thought it should go, to make sure it looked centered on the wall and over my saying. This was the part I worried about since my saying was there first. Here come the horrible part. (okay, I'm being a little dramatic). I had to peel the backing off of each individual section and rub it to the wall. On smaller Decor Elements pieces this is not really a problem at all. On these bigger segments I did find it difficult and would have done better with help. As it was, I was 7 months pregnant, standing on my bed and sweating and grunting to keep my balance. It was a longer process than it needed to be I think. I'm sure Molly, my dog, found it very amusing but I did get a little exasperated a couple of times. So, if you attempt this tree, recruit a helper and you'll be fine! This is the final product and I think it turned out well. It is hard to get a good picture of our bedroom, I can't back up far enough because of the dresser, but it seemed centered. I was happy with the overall turnout.

What do you think? I'd love some feedback.

Talk to you soon,


January 26, 2009

Decor Elements in Action

A friend of mine went online to my Stampin' Up website and placed my first online order! I was so excited.

She purchased some Decor Elements for her bedroom and did a wonderful job putting them up. I asked her if I could share her picture of the finished product and she said sure. She really did a great job!

I have something in my for my bedroom too and can't wait to order it. The Decor Elements line has a lot of new products and you should take a look through the catalog. The link is on the sidebar.

Right now if you order from my website you get a free Idea Book and Catalog with your purchase.

Barbara, thanks for sharing your picture! You have a $10 credit with me for being my first online customer.

Talk to you soon,

January 25, 2009

3 months later...

I know, I've been gone for months! But, I'm alive and usually well. I do have one piece of news I haven't shared!

I am now 5 months pregnant. I hadn't told you when I was blogging before because we kept it a secret for several weeks until we could tell Brett's family in person. We told them at Thanksgiving. They were excited and surprised. My sister in law was a little miffed. She said she'd already missed a 1/3 of the pregnancy.

We find out on Feb 2nd if it is a boy or girl. Zoe is convinced it is a "girl sister" not a "boy sister". She won't hardly tolerate talk of a brother. :) It is pretty funny.

Zoe is getting so chatty. She told me the other day to "stop acting like a baby". She just seems to know everything and she's not even 3! She is really fun to be around.

What about Stampin' Up? Well, things are going well. I haven't been creating too much but I do have somethings to show you. I will do my best to start getting some things posted.

I have lost a several subscribers in my absence but hopefully if you are still around you can let me know.

Talk to you soon,