Sunday, July 15, 2007

~Pretty cards~

Yup, more RAKS. Am I feeling loved yet...yup :D The top card was created by Melissa W. I really like how this one turned out. Love the color combo too! Thanks Melissa!!!

Below is a RAK from Nancy Y. She must have used the spritzer for the background which looks really good close up. Such nice spring colors, perfect for this warm weather. Thanks Nancy!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

~more RAKS~

This adorable lady bug card was sent to me for my birthday from Becky G. Thank you!!! I love all the details she put into this. Not sure if you can see too easily but there is paper piercing and the little lady bugs are embossed. It is just too cute!

Below is a birthday card from Joy B. I really like the simple yet elegant look. Thanks Joy!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007


I got this cute Birthday RAK from Nancy over at Nancy's Creative Mess. What a nice surprise! Thank you Nancy!!! I really like this stamp set but have a hard time finding new ideas for it so welcome this card with open arms.

This card was a birthday card from Michelle V. This is my first sample of pick a petal & I love it!!! I thought it was sooo neat how she used the petal to make leaves.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

~Birthday gifts~

I got these gifts from my hubby and children. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the picture for my new living room! I also like the scrapbooking cart & hand made paper pkg. Not shown is a clip on light for my lap top. I also got a neato wood buring/scrapbooking kit from my momma with a gift card and a gift card, sandals and top from my sweet MIL. Oh and a top from my Gramma (my MIL's mom). I still have gifts coming...gotta love stretching that birthday!!! I have lots of cards to share too:)
As for our oldest daughter...looks like she will be having surgery Aug 1st. She is happy and sad about it. She is dying to get back out there and play basketball so wants her knee fixed but doesn't look forward to the surgery/pain/recovery (not like I would either). Of course she will be well looked after.

Monday, July 9, 2007

~Thank you RAK~

I bought a stamp set from Karen and with it not only did she send this beautiful card but a set of 4 similar cards and envies as a sweet!!! I love how she stamped the mulberry paper, I have never thought to do that before. Thanks was a very kind surprise to add with my pkg!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

~Neat idea from Canada Day~

Many of us are parents and I thought this was the neatest idea for entertaining kids...perhaps at a birthday party, family gathering or just for fun. You see her digging in the sand...well there was a person near by who kept sneaking in these HUGE floppy coins by where she was digging. Well when she found one she would run up to this table and trade it for a prize. The prizes were just tiny party favor type prizes but she thought it was the COOLEST thing ever and was hooked on staying.

~The Celebration Give Away Winner is...~

I used Random.Org to draw a name...

Quilt Nut said...
happy early birthday Stephanie! hope you have a fantastic day :D
Thursday, 05 July, 2007

So Email me with how you would like it...plain, natural glazed or chocolate stained

Based on the response I decided this would be a good give away to repeat. So watch for it every so often;)

As for my birthday is was great!!! My mail box was flooded with tons of crafty cards and I was spoiled all weekend. You see in all my upcoming posts.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

~Celebration give away~

July 7th is my birthday and I really have been lacking in posting due to yr end stuff and just how busy summer gets (yes, I will be posting more regular soon) so my origional intention was to post some candy when I hit 20k but now I am passed that so we'll call it a b-day celebration!

The give away is for the custom built shadow box style ribbon holder that my dear hubby makes (pictured below) (ribbon not included).

To see details of size look down the side toward the bottom. To enter...just leave a comment and check back Sunday to see if you won;) You can post it on your blog too (if you want)...the more comments the merrier plus it will help me decide to repeat this give away or not when I hit another mile stone.

Ohhh and I just discovered that Allison shares my same b-day so if you haven't gone over to wish her a happy birthday make sure you do so by the 7th...she has a blog give away going on too.

Friday, June 22, 2007

~New Look~

Ohhh My Gosh...I am soooo excited!!!

Are you checking out all the diff ways you can set this up...I am sooooo lovin' it!!!!

Okay first...yes, I haven't been blogging much...sorry & I promise I will make it up & you will be very happy;)

Sooooooo my exciting new living room!!! We got a very versatile sectional chair and ottoman, do you see you all the neat ways to do far we have a new look every day (lol). Our old sofa was in need of replacing and we really weren't getting far as me and my hubby have 2 diff tastes but we both REALLY like this :D
Some days I felt I would be 80 before seeing a new sofa then voila :)
I will show something crafty soon promise;)
Ohhhhh, I also have to give a little credit to my sweet friend who said mirco fiber was awesome...I REALLY wanted leather and he REALLY didn't and without Janet's expressing how much she liked micro fiber I may not have warmed up to the idea so much. Thanks Janet!!!! She also has another fab ribbon share going go check her out click here.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

~Father's day~

Okay so I still have one card to add. Our oldest made the top card and let the youngest help her with the wrap paper. Our youngest is sooooo into glitter right's cute. The younger two used Marie's tutorial for the shirt folding (a few posts back). We went sofa shopping this weekend and should have a new one by Thurs...I'll take pics and share;) I WILL get into my stamp area soon so I'll have some artsy stuff to share soon. ohh and some super yummy blog candy coming too;)

Friday, June 15, 2007

~Have you ever suffered from travel sickness~

Okay so first...sorry for the lack of posts. Things are sooo crazy here! My oldest has all her huge yr end projects due, final exams coming up and to ice the cake has seriously injured her knee (we have an emergency apt with a surgeon this week). Our middle daughter is busy busy with field trips and last min projects too. Then our youngest has had specialist apt (for her walking...or lack of walking properly), the activeness of a 3 yr old and she has had a fever and been sick the past bit.

Sooooo, that brings me to this post. I suffer HUGE from motion sickness until 3yrs ago :D I can now navigate, read, help the is awesome!! So, today when we were driving to our daughter's appointment (it was over an hour drive) I was thinking that I should share my findings with you all.

It's called transderm, it is a small patch that fits behind your ear...can last for 3 days. They are a bit pricey, I pay about $6. CAD for one (they come in a pkg of 2). I don't know about you but if you are that sick you'd pay anything to feel better at that point (so way nice to not go there at all). I love these patches (unfortunately kids can't use them), I keep one extra on hand and only use it for longer drives, it doesn't cause is soooo amazing! They keep it behind the pharmacy area and it is in a tiny yellow box. Here is a link to tell you a bit more.

I hope this helps at least one of you!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

~Neato Masculine card idea~

Okay so this does not come from me, but it is sooo way cool I have to share! If you go to Marie's blog she has this supa cool easy...supa easy tutorial on how to fold a shirt...a paper shirt! So click here, check it out, check out her other stuff & give it a whirl. You will be soooo surprised by just how easy it is. It looks way cool with pattern paper!!!

Thanks Marie!!!