Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #14...

Hi everyone!  
I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD be!  The CTO challenge #14 is up and it was a great one---school is OUT!!  Hard to believe it is that time of the year and that my little boy finished Kindergarten!!  
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!  I cannot wait to see what you create!

I had so many projects run through my head for this challenge but the one that stuck was making a group of apples that had the word families on the other side to help my son learn some new words and not forget the ones he already knows throughout the summer.  I am a little bit behind on making them since I wanted to cut out more than just apples to make a few more families but with a new baby coming my way any time it might just have to wait until after this little bundle arrives, but before that he will be GREAT at his 'at' family words!!

Thanks for Celebrating the Occasion with us and have a fantastic summer!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Little Lydia....

I decided that since this baby isn't wanting to come yet, I would get some scrapbooking done and what better way to satisfy my baby crave than to scrapbook some of my last little darling baby pictures.  Lydia was born in 2009 and I am just barely getting to a lot of her pictures, at least I'm doing them though!!

I love the details of little babies and the tiny little things they are when they come to this world.  These pictures capture those memories perfectly. 

All of the stuff used on this layout is from Close to my Heart.  The little flags say "Dreams" and that is so fitting for so many things in my life right now!  I sure hope this baby comes soon...being a week overdue is just not fun at all.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wishing the SUN was shining....

 Apparently I am really wishing the sun would shine a little brighter for a little longer here in Idaho.  We get 1 day of a little sunshine to about 3 days of rain and cold weather.  Hopefully we will get some real sunshine soon!  In the meantime, I will keep scrapbooking those warm pictures!!

 The above layout was done using the Paisley cartridge.  I cannot remember where the paper came from though, sorry.

The below layout was done using Gypsy Wanderings.  I am really loving that cartridge and glad it was included when I bought my gypsy.  So many fun things on it.  The cardstock is CTMH.  The ribbon was from my stockpile.  I love how it turned out with doing the 'gathering' affect. 
Here is to some Sunshine all around....especially here in Idaho!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A few cards....

  I know I've been missing in action a little lately, I am getting ready to bring baby #4 into our family.  In fact, my due date was yesterday and baby still hasn't arrived so I am getting a little anxious.  Hope baby decides to come soon.  In the meantime, I decided to take time off of preparing and do some creating yesterday. 

The above card was made for my son's Kindergarten teacher.  The apple is from Create a Critter and the stamps are from CTMH.  I used my peachy keen stamps for the apple's face.

The card below is for my monthly card club.  The theme was gratitude and I've been wanting to make a long card for a while.  Gypsy Wanderings has some really fun border cuts and I loved this dragonfly one.  The paper and stamps are from CTMH.  The little crystals are just from my stash.  I cut the 'cloud' from Just Because Cards!

I hope you enjoy my cards!  I hope to be back to regular crafting in not too much longer....I miss it when it doesn't come very often!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #14...

Hi everyone!  
I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD be!  The CTO challenge #14 is up and it was a great one---Anniversary!  I cannot believe it has been another 2 weeks since our last challenge!! 
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!
I put the cricut away again and got out my stamps from Close to my Heart.  I love the simplicity of this card, yet the powerful message it brings.  ME + YOU = LOVE!!!

Hope you enjoy another week at Celebrate the Occasion!!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Save the Date....

You won't want to miss this blog hop!  Lots of prizes and fun to be had!  See you then!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Jenny's 3-OH blog hop winner.... helped me pick a winner...

The winner is....

Blogger Kara said...
I love your card it's super cute and girly! I am a new follower of your lovely blog :)

May 6, 2011 8:10 AM

If this is you, email me at with your address and I will get your blog candy out to you.  You have until May 18th to respond or I will pick another winner!
Thanks for stopping by my blog...I welcome comments even if there is not candy involved :):)!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

2 more challenges...

 I got a few more projects done while the kids were outside playing in the backyard!  Loving all of these seems like that is the only time I get something done.

Challenge #4 is to create a Mother's Day theme.  I already have the cards made for Mother's Day but I needed to do something with these adorable pictures of my kids.  My kids really do bring me so much joy, love and bliss and I feel so lucky to have them!  I truly am blessed with great kids!!
 Challenge #7 was to do a scrapbook page!  Love this challenge...need so many more of these kind of challenges.  Used create a critter for all the cuts.  I cannot believe how much this kid has grown up!
I hope I can get a few more done tonight, if not, tomorrow it will be!  Hope you enjoy my kreations!

My Pink Stamper challenges...

 What a fun day to be a crafter!  It's National Scrapbook Day and My Pink Stamper is celebrating in a big way!    She is having lots of challenges with LOTS of giveaways if you play along.  I'm jumping around as I can as I'm a hunting widow (name for it when husband is gone hunting :)) today and playing with the kids usually comes before the crafting for the day. I got some done at nap time and will finish up when I put the kids down for the night.  

Anyway,  challenge #5 is to create a 3-D item.  I have been wanting to make some of these flowers for my girls hair so decided what better time than now?
 Challenge #1 was anything CUPCAKE!  I love cupcakes...this one looks yummy too!!
Challenge #3 is to create something with a breast cancer theme.  This theme is something I do not have a lot of experiences with (thank goodness) but I love this note from gypsy wanderings and just got Scrappy Moms Stamps stamps and loved the Just a Note sentiment.  I liked how it turned out.
There you have it, my first 3 challenges over at My Pink Stamper.  Head on over and have fun with us!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop...

Welcome and thank you for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop! 

You should have arrived here from Jennifer!!
If you just happened to stumble upon this hop, please be sure to go back to Jenny's blog so that you don't miss any of the wonderful projects we have to share.

Jenny's Birthday rules were that we had to make a project with at least 3 colors and 1 piece of bling. Jenny loves bling *but don't we all*??!!! 
 I made this card with some Imaginisc paper I had.  It gave me my inspiration for the purse.  I cut the purse from the Paisley cartridge and I love when I can use that one!  I enjoy it a lot, but seem to always forget about it. The pink bling and the blue flower is  from my stash with no name put to it.  The stamp is from CTMH.

I really love how it turned out and know it would make my birthday special if I got it :)  I hope you like it too!

And because its so fun to be in a blog hop and I LOVE birthday's, here is some birthday blog candy!  
If you want, become a follower, if not just leave a comment telling me your favorite birthday memory!  I will choose the winner on Monday, May 9th (unless I have my baby before then).  
Happy crafting!!
Thank you so much for joining us for Jenny's Big 3-OH Birthday Blog Hop!

Your next stop is another fabulous crafter named Jennifer.
If you get lost along the way, stop back at Jenny's blog to see who is next.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion #12...

Hi everyone!  
I hope you are Celebrating the Occasion with us this week and if you aren't you SHOULD be!  The CTO challenge #12 is up and it was a great one---Graduation!  Hard to believe it is that time of the year!! 
Come on over to the CTO blog and play with us!!
I have actually gotten quite a few announcements for graduation this year and was excited to make this card.  Our local high-school colors are gold and green, so that was my inspiration this time.  I got the square cuddlebug folder awhile ago and haven't been able to use it it!

I cut the graduation gown from Everday Paper Dolls and the Congrats from the Gypsy Wandering.  The back white accent is from the Gypsy Wandering too.

Hope you enjoy it and enjoy Celebrating the Occasion!!