May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Kaiden!

This is a little late today. But it's just been a super busy day. So better late than never.
Kaiden is 11 today. That's weird. It's weird every year when I think about how old he is.
He's so much fun! Sometimes I like to think of him as a mosquito. As much as you swat him away, and try to get him out of your hair, he JUST KEEPS BUZZING AROUND!!! He's really quick and active like a mosquito, and sometimes he just doesn't give up!
But even though he acts like a blood sucking insect, we love him so much.

He's so talented.

He can ride ANYTHING with wheels. He's amazing on a bike. We took his training wheels off of his bike when he was almost 3 years old, and he was jumping the curb the next day. LOL!!! It was quite the site.

He's super smart in school. He can put numbers together so fast it's crazy.

He's a very hard worker. That's if you can get him started. He'll complain like crazy, but then when he finally gets going, he goes all out and gets the job done right.

He's an amazing athlete. He can throw, catch, run, dodge, dive....

He's got a great sense of humor and is truly my friend.

Happy Birthday Kaiden. I love yer gutz!!

E.A.D. Designs Blog Hop

It's the blog hop today.
Be sure to check out all the VERY CUTE creations from the Creative Team.

May 21, 2009

It's my Brithday!!!!

AND I'M 30!!! I thought I'd feel sad that I'm getting older, but I'm not! I feel younger than ever today. I feel happier than ever too. I've learned so much about life and myself.

What have I learned in 30 years?

*Life is easy, it's as easy as you make it. And I'm learning how to control that and make my own life enjoyable and fun.

*Having kids can be hard sometimes. But SO WORTH EVERY EFFORT you put into raising them.

*Marriage is fabulous and fun if you let it be. When you let your spouse just be who they are and have no expectations that they be anything other than that, you find a freedom and love that you just can't deny. It's wonderful, and my marriage is more than wonderful.

*God is good, and in every one of us.

*Good friends are those that you don't have to work for. Meaning whatever you do or say won't matter, they love you anyway. And when I realized that, it made it easier to BE a friend.

*Family is EVERYTHING. They are every part of who I am, and are just s big a part of me and I am myself.

*Every struggle I've ever had with ANYONE has been a blessing in disguise. Everyone sent to me in my lifetime is an angel sent to help me or teach me a valuable lesson. And I'm still growing and getting more lessons and blessings everyday.

*LIVE IN THE MOMENT. THIS MOMENT IS THE ONLY MOMENT THAT REALLY EXISTS. Tomorrow doesn't exist yet, and yesterday is gone and no longer matters. So why not enjoy what you have right here in front of you right NOW!


May 15, 2009


If you haven't signed up for the Unity KOTM yet, you really are missing out!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog, and joining in on the blog hop. If you didn't start at the Unity Blog, please go HERE(Unity Stamp Company BLOG) to begin the hop.
And if you just came from LISA'S blog, you're on the right track!

I made this little tissue holder for my grandma for Mother's Day.

Next go to ROBYN'S Blog.

FEBRUARY(flower journal circle) AND APRIL(dress form)

I also used the 12 months of goodness journal box

May 14, 2009

Unity's HIP HOP Thursday

Today is HIP HOP! Start the blog hop HERE.

Also, a new twist on HIP HOP. Do you want to create UNITY's NEXT STAMP KIT? Go HERE for details.

Angela is going to let you in on making the behind the scenes decisions on the next Unity Stamp Set! She'll be posting NON-Released art from all of her artists (myself included), and YOU get to decide WHICH IMAGES should go into the next Everyday Adorable type kit! You will decide IMAGES, SENTIMENTS, Even the FINAL NAME!

Angela believes in listening to what her customers want, so here's your chance. VOTE for the images you want to see in the next KIT.


May 13, 2009

Finally posting!!

I'm finally getting these pictures on here! Sorry it took so long, I've been running around all over the place with my kids. After this week, I'll be so much more relaxed!! Soccer AND dance will be over. YAY! no more crazy schedule. LOL! Ya right!

These are a couple containers I made for my mom and my MIL for Mother's Day. They both love to play cards with the kids, so I made them each a container to hold their packs of cards in. We got them some crazy 8's, and Go Fish, and a bunch of other fun games to put in there.

LOVING these rub-ons!! And YES, then stick to paper very well.
Go buy some of this vinyl for your crafts and paper crafting at E.A.D. Designs.
Be sure to check out Shari's blog today for a chance to win MORE vinyl!!

May 12, 2009

EAD Creative Team Blog Hop

Today is the Creative Team Blog Hop for E.A.D. Designs. Go to the EAD DESIGNS BLOG to find all the links and get the details.

I'm TRYING to get a post up today, but time is really getting away from me. I WILL post those pictures today though.

May 11, 2009

Happy Birthday E.A.D. DESIGNS

I know I said it was their birthday on the 7th, but I was WRONG!! IT'S TODAY!!!


Go to the BLOG and check out the deal for today, it's a super good one!!

I'm trying to get my pictures from my projects from yesterday up, but I've misplaced my card reader. So as soon as I find that little bugger I'll get those pictures up.

In the meantime, I have a winner from yesterday's post.Blogger Heather Brown said...

Just added as a follower!! Love your designs and EAD looks amazing!!!

May 10, 2009 5:34 PM

YAY!! I'm so happy for you Heather! Please send your info to Emily:

I'll give you a sneak peek of the 3rd set that I'm throwing in after I get kids off to school. They're being very needy at the moment.

May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I have a couple things to post today. Keep reading for a chance to WIN A PRIZE!
First and most important, Happy Mother's Day MOM.
I love my mom. She's mom, nana, friend, mother, "slender spender", fun, caring, affectionate, smart, patient, beautiful, humble, and kind. Thanks for everything mom.

Now on to E.A.D. Designs
Today is day 4 of the birthday celebration.
I get to give away a prize!!
I've designed a couple new scrapbooking rub-on sets that I've been saving to show today.
They're 2 sentiment sheets.
These are PERFECT for cards Here's a card I made with these for my son's teacher that's having a baby.
You can see how big the words are. They are so easy to use!
No falling apart or tearing while you're trying to put them on your card.
This set has words that are bigger. It's perfect for scrapbooking, and some are still small enough for cards as well.
I'm going to be posting another project later on today using this set. I really want you to see how big and FABULOUS these words are.

So do you love them? I DO!!
Want to win them?
It's easy peasy! Go to E.A.D. Designs Blog and become a follower, then come back here and leave me a comment. I'll pick a winner tomorrow to win both of these sets!! I might even throw in another set not yet released!!! I'll have to ask the BOSS LADY, but I'm POSITIVE she'll go for it. She's not too hard to convince. LOL! {Luv} ya Em!!

May 9, 2009

E.A.D. DESIGNS Day 3 celebration!!

Today is day 3 and E.A.D. Designs is doing 27% off your order in Celebration of their 7 year Anniversary
Coupon Code: (find it on the blog HERE)

May 8, 2009

E.A.D. DESIGNS Birthday Celebrations Day 2!

Today is a fun one!!! Emily is giving away a generous $25 gift certificate to the store.

All you have to do is go to the E.A.D. Designs Blog and leave a comment and let us know what you'd like to see at the store. We would LOVE to hear your ideas and suggestions. Then Emily will use to pick a winner. You can't get much easier than that!

Have you seen all the scrapbooking rub-ons? There just keeps getting more and more added to the list. You are going to LOVE these!!

So head on over and start commenting.
I can't wait to hear what kind of ideas everyone has.

May 7, 2009


I have a TON to share today.

I have an announcement to share first. I'm officially a stamp artist for Paper Makeup Stamps!! Woohoo. I'm going to be drawing stamps for a line all my own called "The Cottage". I'm so excited. Katie from PMS(Paper Makeup Stamps) is so super sweet, and has been one of my online buddies for a while now. I'm thrilled to be working with her. There's a blog hop going on RIGHT NOW on the Paper Makeup Blog. Go and check out the fun projects and participate to win some prizes. Here's a sneak peek of the new line. This card is by Lisa Kind. She did a GREAT job, don't ya think?

NEXT is E.A.D. Designs. It's their 7th birthday TODAY!! And to celebrate, Emily from E.A.D. is giving away some fun prizes and having some great deals. It's going to be 7 days of celebration for the 7 years she's been in business. Go check out the E.A.D. Designs blog to see what the deal for the day is. And keep an eye on her blog, AND mine for a chance to win!!

And don't forget it's the FIRST EVER blog hop on Tuesday the 12th. I can't WAIT to see what the creative team has come up with!

Here's the most recent set of rub-ons I created for the scrapbooking line. You have GOT to give these a try. They are so durable and easy to use. I LOVE THEM!! I just used some on a card I made for my son's teacher. I can't show you quite yet though. Stay tuned this week to see, and maybe, just maybe, have a chance to win some of my sets from my blog.