Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time for a little Cha Cha and some rambling...

The mail carrier brought this last week. Doesn't it make your mouth water- with all those yummy colors? This is Cha Cha. And that 6x6 album, oh so cool. I love the covers (I can't think of the material right now,lol) and that Creamsicle color!! I ordered this will something in mind, but once I got my hands on it, well, now there are several options in my head. (Yes, I have thought about just hoarding it too. LOL) See the hardware, ribbon and the In Bloom blossoms and buttons? I can not wait to complete my little album!!!

* Our visit to the Rehab center was last night. There are bout 50 residents living there currently. Oh boy did they eat up the kiddos!! We took 6 kids, ranging in age from 2-7. The KIDS had a blast. You should have seen their little faces when they handed off their little foam crosses and clothespin Butterflies (to remind us of our new life in Christ.) Our Praise band provided music in the dining area and several residents gathered to listen and praise God.
I am so glad I went. Those types of facilities are not my thing. I have a very difficult time going. I will be the first to admit I was Blessed Beyond Measure!!!! My kids were shy for a minute, but as soon as they saw the smiles on those elderly faces- well, the rest is history. (I didn't take any pictures to share out of respect for the Residents.)
* Today starts The Angel Company's Seminar. Angels from all across the country are gathering together to be inspired by speakers, break out sessions, make and takes, new friendships, renewed friendships, time away, and a BRAND new Catalogue and Inspiration Book. (I expect mine to arrive on Saturday.)
* Tomorrow is the day we have been looking forward to since January!!! We are heading to PA. Why PA you ask~ because we are heading to Sesame Place. Our kids will get to meet Elmo for breakfast on Monday!! (I will let you know how that goes. LOL)

Krisite- The Road Trip study is one I am doing at our church. Hubby and I have been in a Co-Ed class for the past year and a half. After much prayer this semester I changed to a Ladies class. Our church offers 15 different classes for the Adults to choose from. There is something for everyone.

Since I am not going to be around for a little while I will wish all my friends up north a Happy Canada Day!!!

See you all sometime next week- with lots to share I'm sure!!
God Bless,
Until later~

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Today is the day

Do you remember a couple of weeks ago I mentioned the card kits I was working on to take to the local Nursing Home? Well, today is the day!! I really hope that the families in our church will take part. I am sure my kids will enjoy giving their crafts and cards to the residents.
Here is one of the cards we made to take tonight.

I stamped Linear Sentiments using the L'Amore Palette ink. (Tip: I stamped the flower and then used the Extra Jumbo circle punch to punch it out. That made cutting out the flower a breeze!!) The sentiment is from Trendy Greetings. A 1/4" punch made the flower center. Super quick and easy card. Perfect for mass production. =)

Until later~

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Stamped tote

Stamps are not just for use on paper!! Did you know that? LOL It took me awhile to discover that one. I love, love , love Palette inks. In my opinion they are the best basic ink, the perfect combination of water based and dye inks. Fast drying and permanent. Oh you can use them on fabric too!! See- I told you that they are perfect.

You can start with something like this- your basic plain canvas tote- and end up with something like this----
Oh, how cute!! The flowers ( TAC- Petal Pack) were stamped using Palette Inks, and then embellied with Dew Drops. The trim was a bargain I found at Mike's. This is my tote for a new class I started the beginning of the month. We are using the book Road Trip:Five Adventures You Are Meant To Live for our study for the first 6 weeks. The book is about our journey through life and traveling together with our girlfriends. I chose a girlie theme for my bag (others went with a travel theme.) I also made myself a couple of book marks and some things to jazz up my journal. (I will share those later, they are still drying. LOL)
Today's blessings-
* Mom's dialysis has been shortened 15 minutes each visit. That means 45 minutes less each week*
*Time away to renew the body and mind*
*Vacation Bible school prep coming right along*
*2,000 freezer pops in the freezer,just waiting to be given out to those watching our town's 4Th Of July Parade as a Community outreach for the church*
Until later~

Monday, June 22, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day was kind of low key for us. We had an amazing sermon yesterday. After church we went to the other side of town and picked up takeout from one of Hubby's favorite places to eat. He was in the mood for bbq, and City Barbeque just so happens to be the best in town. The joint was hopping!! Awww, the smell of wood smoke....................
The afternoon was filled with Vacation Bible School prep. We made 450 name tags for our kideroos- Choo choos for preschoolers and Kangaroos for the older ones. Momma ran the Cricut, Poppa ran the laminator and the kids just ran back and forth. LOL

The evening was perfect for lots of pool time for the kiddos.

For daddy's card I tried a new style - it is the first of many to come. I went with a "Swing Card", quick and easy- but oh so cute (or tute as Haileybug says.)

I used The Angel Company's Swirliegigs for the back ground and Trendy greetings for the sentiment. The scalloped circle was made with the Mega Circle Punch, and the other circles were done with the Coluzzle. The designer paper tab and brad are what makes this card work. (Oh the tute little boat was cut with the Cricut and Mickey and Friends Cartridge.)

See, it works. The image "swings" so you can read the sentiment. Because of the design of the card you can get 4 card bases from an 8.5"x11" piece of cardstock. You could also do a standard A2 size. I chose the postcard style because I wrote a letter to Hubby thanking him for being such an awesome dad. I thanked him for being a good Godly example. I pray that Hailey and Hunter will have the same kind of relationship with their Heavenly Father as they do with their earthly father!!

Until later~

Monday, June 15, 2009


The kids were "scrapbooking" the other day and stuck some colorful flowers on a piece of black cardstock. Wow, the flowers just "popped". I have never used black as a background so they inspired my to try it. LOL
I love this LO- not sure if it is the LO or the subject!!! =) I just can not help falling madly, deeply in love every time I see him!! The cute little animals were stamped using Wild for you from The Angel Company. I did the journaling in my own handwriting, (I hate my writing, but I feel that it is important to include it, from time to time.) A wavy strip of designer paper, letters cut with the cricut, a black pen, several Palette inks, some solid cardstock, some pewter brads and a Verse from Jeremiah 1:5 finish my layout.
Until later~

Friday, June 12, 2009

Funny picture

I kid you not, the dog was sound asleep in the big comfy chair and I tip toed over to steal a quick picture- look what the brat did-


That was so funny I just had to share. Umm, that may be a sign that I take too many pictures!?!?!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

Until later~ (and hopefully something crafty)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just a word from a very bad Blogger~

Just a quick word to all my followers, readers, occasional checkers, and accidentals that just so happened to find my blog- I WILL be back with something crafty real soon.
So what have I been doing?
*we re-placed the back fence on Saturday
* my sister was here for the week-end
*chasing a preschooler and a toddler
*started a new Small Group on Sunday
* completed 100 card kits for Church to complete for the Nursing Home
*cooking, cleaning, laundry
*Face Book (totally addicted to Farm Town!! LOL)
*Chasing kids
*mowing yard
*more stuff with kids

Until later~

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Card Kit

Working on card kits, this time for our first family night at the church. We will all be making cards to take to a local Nursing Home. The kids will be making crafts and then we all will be delivering them in 2 weeks. I am trying to keep everything very simple since I will have non-crafty people helping, and I am thinking I will need 100 kits. LOL Ten down- ninety more to go.............................

Until later~

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Christmas 1966

I love the photos I borrowed from Grandma B. In that stack I found 3 pictures from 1966- Christmas. Looking at those pictures my mind begins to race- kind of like an old movie. I see a happy young couple, their son in brand new soft foot pajamas, enjoying his first "real" Christmas. A new baby boy sleeping all warm and cozy in the bassinet that is now in the living room. The Christmas tree decorated so lovingly, topped off with a layer of silver "icicles". Snow falling silently to the ground. Gifts wrapped and placed under the tree-providing temptation too great for an almost 2 year old.
A lot has changed since that Christmas long ago. The boys are grown now with children of their own. And Sock is no longer there to share in on the excitement. The decorations are more modern. The amount of presents has greatly increased. LOL
Some things are pretty much still the same- Hubby still finds presents much too tempting. Some times if we are lucky, we have snow for Christmas. The LOVE will always be there!!

This is an 8x8 lo for Sock's Memorial album. I think the funky, retro papers work perfect for this layout. And the Christmas Cheer Cricut cartridge has that 60's feel to it.

The title was cut with the Cricut, and the faux stitching was done with a pen. Two eyelets were added for the ornaments to "hang" from.

Ornaments hung with gold cording, and accented with just a bit of glitter.

Pop dots hold them in place.

The ribbon tab is held in place with an over-sized staple.

The tree was cut with Christmas Cheer, and pop dotted before being added to my layout.

Let me know what you think.

Until later~