November 2, 2009

Want to feel inspired and uplifted?

This family is the coolest!!! I would SO love to do what they're doing.
This is a friend of mine from school. I haven't seen him in YEARS.
I connected with him through facebook. (of course)
He is experiencing the funnest adventure. His wife has an amazing photography blog, and not to mention that she's gorgeous!
Anyway, check it out, you'll be hooked.

November 1, 2009

November's Here!!

I LOVE November. It means Halloween is OVER. YAY!
I get to listen to Christmas music as much as I darn well please.
I get to decorate my house, and smell the yummy smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
It just feels good in November, and this year we get to spend Christmas together in our new house instead of in a hospital room. I'M SO EXCITED!!!
Today is the first which means there's a new Kit of the Month at Unity Stamp Co.
The jar in there is mine. :)

And this is the Scrapbooking Kit of the Month. I drew the "plaid block thingy" and the "It's Love" image. I always really love the scrapbooking kit.

I hope everyone has a HAPPY NOVEMBER!!, and enjoys it as much as I do.

October 19, 2009

October 14, 2009

Sock monkeys

This is Elsie.

This is my new obsession. I'm making sock monkeys to sell for Christmas gifts or whatever you'd like. I'll have more info in a few weeks. :)

October 5, 2009

A card and a wallet for Mom

It was my moms birthday a couple weeks ago. We went with the kids to see Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs. It was so cute! Anyway, I made her this card:

It uses the pattern stamp from the Unity Folk Inspired kit found HERE. I did a sponging technique using a versmark pad and SU ink pads.

I sewed the 4 pieces together and left the seams showing, then roughed the seams up using my scissors. I then sewed it onto some warm and natural batting, then sewed that onto the card base.
On the inside of the card I stamped the Love EWE sheep from Unity Stamp Co. with a Staz-On pad, and just cut it out.

I also made her this wallet. I used an old wallet I found for the pattern. I think I really like it. I'm making a few more for some friends.
I used fabric I got from our local city fair(Peach Days). This cute couple that lives here designs their own line of fabric. It's FABULOUS!!! It's called Joel Dewberry. CHECK THEM OUT!!!

It sure feels good to create and blog again. :)

August 13, 2009

Maybe I should blog.......

Here's a couple projects I've done in the past month. Both using the Unity Kit of the Month.

July 31, 2009

I would have loved to be at this wedding!!!

(you'll have to turn off my playlist music on the sidebar)

July 10, 2009



July 9, 2009

Mom and Kaiden's all day fishing trip....

funnest day together, ever.

July 4, 2009

E.A.D. Designs.....

is sponsoring the Page Maps sketch contest this week. GO check it out and play along. There's a HUGE prize being offered, so go look NOW!!!

June 28, 2009

Pink Persimmon and Triple the Sketch

straight from Tanis' blog:
"You **NEED** to check out the AMAZING sketch and the AMAZING prize that goes along with it this week.....
How does a $50.00 PINK PERSIMMON GIFT CARD sound???
Pretty fabulous huh?Create a project with the sketch and use stamping somewhere on your project. You need to link your project up at THIS TRIPLE THE SKETCH POST to be eligible for the prize :)"

June 27, 2009

I'm still around....

We've just been so "summertime" busy, I've neglected my blog.

We did get two new members of the family today.

And here's a picture of the day we laid the sod in our yard. YAY! So nice to see green.

And here's what's been taking most of our time. BASEBALL. But I LOVE it! This is Kaiden pitching. He kicks butt!!!

June 21, 2009


It's Pink Persimmon's birthday month this month!
(I can't believe I haven't posted about it yet!!)
They're having a VERY fun contest and giveaway.
Here are the details :
The CUPCAKE challenge.
What's a party without a cake?
"We want you to create your own Cupcake inspired creation. Make a card, layout, party decor, wall art, anything you want as long as there is a cupcake somewhere on your design (and don't forget the sprinkles!). Winning Prize: Three new Pink Persimmon Stamp Sets (all cupcake themed) PLUS an unfinished large 3-tier wood cupcake stand (made by Glue Art & Paper Studio) for you to decorate for your next party."
WOW!!!! You HAVE to go check out the PINK PERSIMMON BLOG. The Lovely Judi decorated that amazing cupcake stand. It's DARLING!!!
OH!!!! and check THIS out!
I'm officially a stamp designer for Pink Persimmon!! Yay! Go me!

June 17, 2009

June 14, 2009

June 7, 2009

Happy Birthday Kelsey Brooke

Happy Birthday to my sweet beautiful Kelsey.
Kelsey is:
An Artist
Cutesy Pootsy
A Night Owl
6 Years old!
MY SWEETY PIE - Kelsey Shmelsy

I love you Kelsey, Happy Birthday!

June 1, 2009


I'm finally getting around to blogging. We've had a busy few weeks. Just to catch you up:
THIS is the skateboard Kaiden got for his birthday.

I found out that trying to be a fun outgoing 30 year old mom doesn't really go well with skateboard tricks. I was doing pretty well, then tried to do an "ollie". It turned more into a "fall-y". I landed on my hip and my REAR-END is still sore.

My pen tablet that I use to draw with broke. Then a few days later my hard drive on my computer crashed. My wonderfullest friend Emily worked on my computer for a few days and found out I have a bad sector. SOOO I ordered a new pen tablet AND a new hard drive for my computer. I lost all my art. But that's okay. It's a fresh start and I'll have new inspiration.

We went camping over the weekend. It was a BLAST!!!! We went with some of our best friends.

{the boys} It was so much fun to have the kids have their best friends with them the whole time.

{the whole gang minus Casey}

{photo below is Burke. He looks quite grumpy,
but he was having a grand old time being the chef}

{and this is what he was making}

{Yummiest breakfast burritos EVER!}

And a few more photos of the kids.

This is Carter being a super great brother to Casey.

The long line to the tree swing that everyone LOVES!!

While we were camping, my dad fell off the roof of his shed and landed on one of the raised boxes he built for his garden. He broke 4 of his ribs, and bruised his kidneys and liver. OUCH!!!! He shoulda been camping with us. But it's okay, because he's going to heal fast and be back to his bad ol' self again soon.

Emily's goat had babies (or kids), and they are sooooo cute! And here is Casey giving them some love.

In the meantime we're working on our yard still. It's taking so much longer than we intended. We just can't help but take breaks and play with our kids. A yard is no good if you have no relationship with your family. But it's getting there and will be done soon!!