Sunday, April 17, 2011

Today I am....

 years old! How time flies!! :)

I have had a great day today! My hubby and son surprised me with a card and this today....

I saw this a while ago at Target and was joking with the hubby that he could get me that for my bday. Of course... I wanted it but we usually don't make a big deal out of our birthdays (just Carvers) so I was surprised that he had gone back to get it! I need to hang it where I can see it everyday! Sometimes I need a reminder to keep calm and carry on! :) Hmmmm... now that I think about it... maybe that is why Michael went back to get it... I am sure he thinks the same thing! Ha!!

We had a great worship and message today at church. The teenagers sang Happy Birthday to me which was really sweet! I love having a Sunday birthday! I get to go and be surrounded by some of my favorite people/family in the world! Granna and Poppy gave me a package of powdered donuts in Sunday School for my breakfast.. yum! :) They know I love powdered donuts!

After church, we went to my parents house to celebrate my birthday, my mom's birthday (later in the month), and the kids had an Easter Egg hunt. We had a great time being with my family! My mom always makes your favorite foods on your birthday so I am completely stuffed and about to fall asleep! :)

I have had a ton of HB day facebook messages which I am still in the process of replying to! This is my first birthday since joining facebook!! Those messages really make your day even more special!

Oh... and Carver has sang Happy Birthday to me at least 7 times today! :) He sang it to me 3 times in a row this morning and gave me something from his room each time as my present. AND... every time he sang it... I was instructed to stare at him the whole time and smile! :) Bossy!! Wonder who he gets that from? :) (me if you don't know me well enough to know that.. ha)

Well.. that is all! I just wanted to share a little about my day today! Hope you are having a great day!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Happy Easter

Stamps - Easter Tree by Hampton Art
Paper - Kraft, White and Sweet Blush by Papertrey
Markers - Basic Black by SU, Copic Markers
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Classic Square Nesties, Glossy accents by Ranger, Kaiser rhinestone

Happy FRIDAY!! Woo Hoo! I hope you have a great day!

It is another stormy day here in TN! Not so much Woo Hoo!!

I made this card a while ago for a Paper Crafts call. I bought this wooden stamp at Hobby Lobby one day. I had been looking at it each time I would go in. I just love it for some reason!! I think it is cute!

Well... keeping it short and sweet! Carver is eating breakfast at the moment so I have a free minute. Sorry I didn't post yesterday! I have been busy with some fun assignments for PSA Essentials! I think I am officially pooped though!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Big Ticket Birthday

 Stamps - Big and Bold Wishes and Take a Bough by Papertrey
Paper - Chiffon and Mocha Divine by Bazzil
Ink - Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard and Garden Green by SU
Other - Cricut, Carousel cartridge, Tacky Tape, SU Dimensionals, Kaiser Rhinestone

Hello!! Happy Wednesday!

Today I am showing another Paper Crafts reject! :)

Keeping it short and sweet again! Carver is watching Clifford but that won't keep him occupied for too long and we have more errands to run today! I wanted to get a post in and it seems if I don't do it in the morning... it doesn't get done! :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

Big Tent Birthday

 Stamps - Birthday Basics by Papertrey
Paper- Arctic and Brick by Bazzil, Vintage Cream by Papertrey
Ink - Not Quite Navy by SU, Vintage Photo Distress by Ranger
Other - Cricut Carousel Cartridge, SU Dimensionals, Corner rounder, Kaiser Rhinestone, Mark Richards Metal Star, May Arts Natural String, Word Window punch by SU

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend! Today I am showing a card and tag that I made for one of the Paper Crafts calls.

I wanted to say, again, a big THANK YOU to Karen Baker for designing my new blog header AND my new signature!! I love them both!! :)

Well... I am keeping it short and sweet today. Carver has eaten breakfast and it is taking all he has to sit on the couch and watch a show long enough for me to get this post done! :) He is an active little boy!

It looks like we are in for storms today so we are going to go run a few errands before the weather turns ugly!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Check It Out!!

Check out my new blog banner designed by Karen Baker!! It is just what I wanted! I told her what I was thinking and this was her first try! I asked for a minor change and I ended up liking her way of doing it better! :) I LOVE IT!! Thanks so much Karen!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cleaning up a bit

Well... I am in the middle of a blog redo if you haven't noticed! :) I am getting some help from a sweet blog friend who is working on a new banner for me. I did a lot of work myself on the blog o' tonight (it is officially Wednesday but I haven't gone to bed yet on Tuesday) and I am quite excited about the progress made. My sweet friend told me how to add pages to my blog and I am ecstatic!!!! over that!! :) I have taken a lot of stuff off of my sidebar. If I could have nothing on my sidebar... I would have nothing on my sidebar. I am really into the less is more/clean and simple/minimalist thing lately! :) I guess clean and simple isn't just my crafting style... I think it is who I am in general! And I am cool with that!!

Anyway... if you visit me everyday... you may notice things different here and there as I play around with achieving the look I want!

In an effort to make a clean start with this new cleaner and simpler blog... I am going to be posting a few cards over the next few days that are just sitting around waiting to be posted. They are not my fav cards in the world but I need something to post. I have been working on assignments lately or just other projects around the house and haven't made anything... to just make something... in a long time!! The plan is to do more stuff, in the near future, just for my blog. That is the plan!! That is the plan!! That is the plan!!

Well... here are a few cards (all rejects from PC at some point). I will probably post the rest tomorrow or the next day! :)

Hope you have a fantabulous Wednesday!!

Peace and Love!!

Stamps - Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - Blueberry Sky by Papertrey
Ink - Pacific Point by Stampin' Up!
Other - SU corner rounder, Prima Rose

 Stamps - Just the Ticket by Papertrey
Paper - True black and White by Papertrey
Ink - Fountain Pen, Cough Syrup and Lemon Drops by Ranger
Other - Kaiser rhinestone, Stampin Up dimensionals, Peapod Twine by The Twinery

 Stamps - Home of the Brave by Skipping Stones Design
Paper - Real Red by SU, White by Papertrey
Ink - Fountain Pen by Ranger, Paris Lights, L'Amour Red and Reflection Blue by Superior
Other - Kaiser Rhinestone, SU Dimensionals

 Stamps - Essential Messages by Hero Arts
Paper - White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, New Leaf and Blueberry Sky by Papertrey, Rich Razzleberry by SU
Ink - Lemon Drops by Ranger
Other - SU corner rounder and dimensionals, Doodlebug Jewel

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


 Stamps - Little Whispers by Unity
Paper - Orange Zest and White by Papertrey
Ink - Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen by Ranger
Other - Copic Marker, Kaiser Rhinestones, Stampin' Up! Dimensionals

I wanted to share a card today that I made to send to a friend! A lady who has become a fast friend and that I feel blessed to know! A friend who had a dream of hers come true! A friend who has inspired me to dream... dream big and have faith that if it is suppose to happen... it will... in God's timing! Why would we want it any other way?!

I don't know about you but I am tired of assuming that I won't be able to do something without even trying. Or thinking that my dreams are silly because they are not the 'normal' dreams of a high paying job, a big house, or fancy cars! I mean... I wouldn't turn any of it down probably if it was given to me but it isn't my goal in life. Anyway.... this is a post for another day so I will just stop there! I feel a rambling post coming soon to your google reader!! :)

So... this card.... yeah... I LOVE this stamp set from Unity!! It has 4 images in the set and they are all perfect. They are perfect for clean and simple girls like me!! Big Images... I love big images and I cannot lie... you other crafters can't deny... !! :) That was an inside joke for another friend who likes big bows (and she cannot lie)!! :)

Well... I will stop running my yapper! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Peace and Love!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Friendship Cards

Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend and are having a great Monday so far!

It looks like it is going to be stormy around here today! I love storms but they scare me too especially since Carver man has been around!

It seems as though I took last week off from blogging! Not sure why... well... I was sick at the beginning of the week. I think the rest of the week I was just lazy! I was not very motivated in the blogging/crafty area last week. I did get some projects around the house done or on their way to completion! So I guess I wasn't too lazy!

Today I am showing a couple of cards that I made for the PSA Stamp Camp blog. You can see the post and supply lists HERE.

One more thing before I take off... I am wanting to redo my blog. I have some ideas of what I want it to look like. Do you know of anyone who does that type thing? I do not have the first clue as to how to do it myself. Thinking I need some professional help. Also... if you know of someone... do you know how much it usually costs? :)

Hope you have a wonderful day! Thanks for visiting!

Peace and Love!