Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Life...

This is my sweet girl- from a week ago Sunday. Who would know that by Tuesday she would be running a fever and sleeping- a lot. The fever would come and go until Friday. That is when she started complaining her ear hurt. My sister came to town to spend the weekend, and kindly volunteered to keep Brother while we took Sweetpea to Children's ER. Five hours later we were sent on our way home with a RX, follow up directions and one very tired little lady (After all it was 2:45 Saturday morning before we could leave the hospital!) Diagnosis- Strep throat, Scarlet Fever AND an ear infection!!  She really knows how to do it, doesn't she?
 I am so grateful that we do not have to use the ER very often. That place was a zoo. Seriously!!! A guy (probably 20 ish) came in and had been shot in the hand. Cops soon closed off one of the major hallways in the ER. Then a guy came in in shackles and an orange jumpsuit. And then a whole herd of Amish came by. Seriously, all those in our corner started laughing and then joking about hidden cameras planted just to watch our reactions. I felt like I was on Hidden Camera. LOL
 Saturday morning we were back up at 7, brother had Soccer pictures followed by a game. (Early afternoon he develops symptoms too, so he was started on Hailey's meds too.)

 Follow up at our family DR went well, I had started treating Brother early so he was all cleared up. Sister is much improved, a few more days on the meds should do the trick.

Today's Blessings:
My children are in good health-
We have some of the best Children's doctors here in town
My sister
Blocks and toys being played with
Excellent Medical care
Medication -so things like Scarlet Fever are no longer  fatal
A Crop tomorrow night at our church
Building robots out of "junk"

Until later~

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Fresh Fruit

I ♥ Fruit- both fresh in season yummy, juicy fruit and cute fruit. LOL Cute fruit, you ask. YES, cute fruit, like this......

These are the cards from the Copics card class at my Local Scrapbook Store (LSS) on Sunday. 
Stamps- Stampendous Fresh Fruit
Paper- Bazzill and My Mines Eye
Copics- R35, R46, G24, G82, N2 and 0
Ink- Memento Black and Old photo Distress ink
Misc-Apron Border punch, ribbon, button, red twine, rick rack, pop dots 
Die cuts- Slice
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Until later~

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Busy life

What a crazy week. This week we have had- a Deacon's meeting, my ladies Bible study, Kindergarten roundup, 2 soccer practices, a Community Action Team meeting (an outreach ministry we are involved in at church), a FIRST Soccer game, mom was in the hospital- again, I finished a mini album, and an overnight Deacon retreat. That along with all the "regular" stay at home mom duties, whew, what a week.
 This is Hunter after his first Soccer game this morning. I think his sweet little face says it all!! LOL

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Until later~

Friday, April 9, 2010

The last MME Jack and Jill Layout

This finishes up my layouts using the My Minds Eye Jack and Jill collection. The photo was from Easter 2009, yes, I am just getting to it. LOL
I will start with some details today- I love the legs on that bird. LOL Talk about stick legs.

The embelly in the upper right corner. I used the Upper Crust punch on a scrap (you know that little strip at the bottom of the paper that shows what is on the backside- yep, that's it.I have been using those for a couple of years now.LOL) and a scrap of the stripes. A flower and leaf cut from Bazzill Bling, a ticket from the collection, and a snap with a gem.

The red bird paper was cut from the die cut sheet. (The top portion was used for another layout, remember seeing it?) The diamonds are accented with a tiny coordinating half pearl. And you get a glimpse of the title, which is the other half of the one you have already seen. Don't be afraid to use the same elements for more than one scrapbook page.

But it all together and this is what you get. (See the ribbon and snap on the left side?) I must say I really love this whole collection!! Can you believe that for only $18 I now have 4 beautiful 12x12 layouts and some extra pieces to play with? Wow!! Not to mention I got to try some cool new products!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Oh so happy to have you in my life

The last two posts have been pictures of Sister, so how about a brother LO today? This is still the My Minds Eye Jack and Jill collection. The pictures were taken last June. We spent the day in Philadelphia, PA and stopped for a snack. Both kids wanted chocolate ice cream with Chocolate sprinkles. Do you see the ice cream on his face? I asked him if I could lick it off- he just laughed! LOL

This is a close up of the lolipop flower accent. Here you can also see the red punched border, the bow with a snap center, hand cut leaves and the larger pearls. I used the ticket from the collection to add the date and place the photo were taken.

This is the title, one of the papers in the collection was strips of all different patterns- this was one of the strips. I added a small punched border (from a small scrap I had left over) and some small pearls.


I got a little carried away with the pearls. LOL I even used them on this photo. =) 
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Until later~

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

So Cute

Another layout using the My Minds Eye Jack and Jill collection. I have never used a die cute cardstock before. I ♥ the look, but just never used one, until now. I am so glad those big snaps (used one for the center of my bow) were a part of the kit. I hadn't used those before either. (My next trip to the scrapbook store I will be looking for more of them!!)
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Until later~

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Be Happy

What do you know, I can still scrapbook!! LOL I thought I had forgotten how. Let me start off by saying a HUGE thanks to Karrie for putting this incredible kit together for Pizazz It! (My favorite local scrapbook store.) This month we got the My Minds Eye Jack and Jill collection. I love the colors, and the textures of the paper- oh my!!
 One of my favorite things about this layout is the layering of all the elements- cardstock, ink, designer papers, photos, diecuts, and that cool ex-large snap.
 Ready for I Spy?
- Hand cut large scallop border
- the red, green, white retro designer paper is the back side of the red stripe used for the 10.5 inch circle
-inked edges (I used a Glitz roller for the dots along the edges)
-pearls on the tails of the p's and the y
- Bazzil bling paper die cut flower and leaf
- snap that says "Cute"
-sanded edges on the photos (I like how that creates a "frame" for the photos)
-chocolate ice cream cone with chocolate sprinkles from a street vendor in Philadelphia, PA
- two very sleepy eyes LOL
So, did you have to scroll back to the photo to spy all the details? =)
(You can check out Karrie <--- here.)

Thanks for stopping by!!

Until later~

Monday, April 5, 2010

Orange you sweet

The weather here has been beautiful the past few days, in the 80's. I had to double check the calendar, and yes, it still says APRIL!! LOL So, I am sharing some heat with you, my card today is HOT!! (In more than one way. LOL) I bought the Stampendous Fresh Fruit stamp set for an upcoming Copic class. For some reason I am hooked on the orange!! The apple, pear, cherries, strawberry and watermelon are all cute. AND the darling little faces= cute. But, I ♥ the orange!!  Imagine my delight when I happened upon a blog that had used my precious orange stamp. =) I had to scraplift  Kimberly's card. (See, I told you it was HOT!! LOL)

Details: Stamp: Stampendous Fresh Fruit
Cardstock: Summer Sunrise, True Black, Orange Zest, Prism
Copics: YR00, YR04, TR12, YR18, Y32, YG63
Misc: Classic long rectangles Nesties, pop dot, white gel pen, Apron Lace border punch, gingham ribbon
Please be sure to check out Kimberly's darling card (<-- click to see.)
Thanks for stopping by!!
Until later~

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

John 20:1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.
2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don't know where they have put him!”
3So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb.
4Both were running, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
5He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in.
6Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there,
7as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus' head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen.
8Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed.
9(They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.)

Friday, April 2, 2010

He is Risen

I did finish my Easter cards. =D (<----- that's my big cheesy grin! LOL) I had colored these images with Copics a couple of weeks ago, imagine my surprise when I found this designer paper {in my stash!}that coordinated with them so well. You can not tell it from this photo, but I used the clear Spica Copic over the lillies .
Until later~

Thursday, April 1, 2010

An Easter card

Here is the one Easter card I have finished- so far. (I know, I need to get on the ball and finish them up TODAY!! LOL)
 I went to the Craft night at church last Friday night. I ended up getting 3 images colored- that's it. I took 3 bags and a rolling tote filled to the top with crafty stuff- and colored 3 images!! I sat there for 3.5 hours- and colored 3 images. How pitiful is that?!
 Anyhoo, this is one of the images from Friday night. I love this HUGE flower. (A girl just needs a HUGE image every now and then, right? LOL)
The sentiment is  retired from The Angel Company. Yep, I love it too!! =) 
Not only are my Easter cards not complete- but, I am still not sure exactly what we are doing for Easter. I do know we are going to church, other than that- no clue!! LOL So, what are your plans?
Until later~