Jan 31, 2009

Here's what I'm gonna do...

Take Tina's suggestion and just let him call his buddies. They are going to go play about 2 hours of lazer tag and have some cake and ice cream...it probably would be faux pau to hand out invitations for a soon to be shaving teen...thanks Tina! I just hope he gets all the details right...

Jan 30, 2009

Have you ever felt...


...like you are making the same card over and over again? I feel like I am in a creative rut and can't get out...This is an invite to Clyde's birthday party, but I am wondering if it's too blah...I wanted to color the dog, but it wouldn't look good because it's dry embossed. If you have any suggestions on how to perk this thing up, please help!!!! I'm in a funk... Is this too young for a 13 year old's party? I am semi-new at this parenting stuff... This was supposed to serve as the Color Throwdown Challenge as well, but I am not sure I want to display this one for a challenge.

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Pitter Patter of Jakey feet...

Thump, thump, squeak...thump, thump, bump, squeak...squeak, squeak...thump...These are my little pitter patter of feet!!! Jake is going crazy again...I only wish I had video to record his fits of random running! Or his very loud snoring! He's seriously worse than Mark... Jake and the squeaky toy! He goes on like this for several minutes! Then crash!

Oh My Gosh! I just saw this above picture and the one to the side...he's getting sooo big! :(

Jan 27, 2009

I can't decide....




With Bunny....



Or without Bunny? Is it too busy with the bunny?




Or is it too plain without it?

This card is for a couple in our church that adopted from Vietnam...I hope I can adopt a girl from Guatamala or Belize one day...Please help me with this decision...bunny or no bunny...

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Jan 26, 2009

A thank you from Lori....




Lori gave me this beautiful card along with a flower daisy sizzix die cut for helping with her surprise birthday party! I can't wait to use this die cut!

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Jan 24, 2009

Clyde's scarf...


The Nifty Knitter has struck again...His school mascot is the Yellow Jackets, however, their colors are orange and black! Isn't that funny? I was wanting to make half black and half orange, but I needed 2 rolls of each color to make it thick and didn't have it...I will do it one day. Half one color and half another...

I want to thank you all for your continued prayers...I need them and covet them!!! Smootches!

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Jan 22, 2009

Stressed!!!!

I am sooo stressed right now and coveting your prayers! I know God is in control and will work things out...I am just in a storm....

Jan 21, 2009

Birdseed Biscuit


I thought this was a fun and cute craft...found in Family Fun magazine.

This recipe makes two 3 inch biscuits or a single 4 inch biscuit. Mix together 3/4 cup of birdseed, 1 tablespoon of flour, and 2 tablespoons water. Spray or wipe cookie cutter with oil and place it on a foil covered cookie sheet. Pack the mixture into the cutter, inserting half a straw near the top to create a hole for hanging. Bake the biscuit (with straw) in a 170* oven until the biscuit is hard, about one hour. Let it cool. Remove the straw, thread a ribbon through the hole, and hang it outside in a sheltered spot.

Jan 20, 2009

Comfortable???? 2


I couldn't resist...as soon as I was done blogging he had to go and look cute again!!!

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Comfortable????





I used to not let dogs on the couch, but....when Rocky died, I spoiled Mollie and was needing some comfort of my own and started letting her up on the couch with me. I didn't change our cuddling when Jake came into the picture, just added more cuddling!!! Now, Jake on our pillows is a NO! No! We do let them on the bed, but we have a "dog" sheet they are to sleep on. I came in from out of the kitchen and found him on our pillows! Naughty, cute, little (or not so little anymore) puppy!

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Jan 18, 2009

Lori's Color Challenge 2


The Pink Katie room from Pottery Barn Kids



Colors: Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Pixie Pink, Another Pink, and Real Red
Tools: Cuttlebug, heat gun, square punches, Glitter

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Jan 16, 2009

Cupcake Challenge #22



Here it is!!! This was my first time participating in the Cupcake Challenge! I really enjoyed having a sketch to go by.
Colors: Not Quite Navy, More Mustard, and Old Olive
Tools: Cuttlebug, Pastels, Crystal Effects and Heat Embosser
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Jan 15, 2009

So I had a great day!!!

Thanks Mary for praying! Since no else has commented I am guessing you were the only one. We met both appointments and even had an hour to spare in between!!! We found all the places without a problem, praise God. I felt more at home in the big city. I felt I could conquer anything. It was great...Clyde was a perfect gentlemen, except for the few farts he let escape, gasp...he really was a good boy today! We ended up eating at Ted's Montana Grill, Yummy! They have the best homemade pickles that they give you as a teaser....mmmmmm! Anyway, Praise God from whom all blessings flow! If ya wanna know more about me and what I am going thru, please unmute, rewind and listen to the 1st song playin'...this is my anthem for the new year...enjoy!

Jan 14, 2009

Cupcake challenge...

is in the making! I have a card in the making, but now I have to rush off to work. :( Hopefully, I will finish tomorrow...although, I am going to have a loooonnnggg day. It's to the UK hospital again for an all day venture. Please pray we will make both appointments so we won't have to make another trip! Plus, Clyde is getting an ultrasound and isn't allowed to eat for 8 hours...poor kid! That appointment is at 5 pm. Our first appointment is at 1 pm... please Lord, make a way where there seems to be no way! You would think that is enough time in between appointments, but it's hurry up and wait. I hope I am making sense, I have to go so...TTFN!

Jan 13, 2009

Two Blog Awards!!!!

Thanks so much Lori!!!!
You are sooo sweet, kind, etc, etc, etc...and ditto...although you have a plithera of awards! And well deserved, I might add!
Love ya girl!
So I believe I have to pass this to 10 people's blog I enjoy...so here goes...



Carla-My Organized Chaos

Simply Jenn - Who is hopefully back in the blog world for awhile! :)


M.J.- Mudpies and Butterflies


Just Jamie - She hasn't posted in awhile, but when she does it is good!


Marie-Boots to Stamps


Lisa- My Little Creative Escape


Joanne B- Just a Little Something


Design with Ink


Kiyomi Krafts


The Lettered Cottage


I know I am supposed to do only 10, but...since Jamie doesn't post regularly I thought I would throw in an extra blog I think is real neat...Susanna's Sketchbook!

Jan 12, 2009

Happy Birthday Lori!!!



My friend Lori's Birthday is today!!! I made this card for her...We had a surprise party for her yesterday, and boy was she surprised! I had a couple of pictures, but she doesn't want me to post them. :( One is really cute though, she looks like a giddy school girl, she was so excited! Happy Birthday, Lo!!!! Love ya and enjoy your day of birth!

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Jan 11, 2009

Blog Candy or is it Boot Loot????

Here's some goodies from Marie...check her out! Maybe you could win some "booty"!http://bootstostamps.typepad.com/from_combat_boots_to_rubb/

Marie, if your reading this I haven't been able to post my answers on your comment link...not for lack of trying.

Jan 10, 2009

Thank you...




Tools: Big Shot, Top note, Scallop edge, heat gun
Accessories: Stampin' up designer paper, Old Olive ribbon

I got the idea of using only half the top note from Marie at Boots to Stamps. While I used the wider side, she used the shorter side. I wish I was more savvy because I would link her where her name is...Can someone help me???? You can go into my frequently visited to find her...

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Jan 9, 2009

Lori's Color Challenge


The Stella Bedroom from POTTERY BARN KIDS









Colors: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss and So Saffron
Tools: Heat Gun, Crop-a-dile, Cuttlebug and Aqua Painter
Accessories: Glitter, microbeads and eyelets



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Mr. Man...




Mark did such a good job posing! Yup, I finished my scarf. I actually finished on Tuesday, but didn't know how to end it till Thursday. I was wanting him to get girly with it, but....actually, he is kinda posing girly in the last picture!

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Jan 8, 2009

I've taken a lil' bloggin' break...

I have been doing a lil' soul searching and haven't been blogging. It was refreshing! God is leading my family and I into a place of trusting Him more...and it's scary. I have been counting on my own strength (ashamedly) and it's plum worn me out! So here's a verse that has spoken to me and hope it encourages/speaks to you..." So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For in just a very little while, 'He who is coming will come and will not delay. But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him.' But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved." Hebrews 10:35-39 So this year...we are moving forward in what God has for our family and I am sure He will hold us in His hand as long as we are holding onto Him!

Jan 4, 2009

Nifty Knitter Rocks!


I learned how to use the Nifty Knitter last night and am lovin' it!!! I have about 3 feet finished and that was done last night. My fingers didn't want to quit workin'! I would like to learn the real art of knitting, but for now this is fun and fast! I just don't know how to end it! Ohhh, siiiissss?

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Jan 3, 2009

Shooot! Um...

Well, I'm embarrassed I didn't know the challenge was up on January 1st. Doh! So much for my first challenge of the year! I think that's why I'm not good at challenges...I like to do things on my own time. Well, maybe next time...

Color Challenge







I finally did a color challenge! This was also made with my sister-in-law in mind, as it's her birthday! Happy Birthday Cara!

SU Paper: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Tools Used: Cuttlebug folder, Big Shot, Crop-a-dile, Heat Gun, Versa Marker, Rose Red Marker
Accessories: Old Olive Ribbon, Pretty in Pink eyelet

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Jan 2, 2009

Movie Review...


Mark and I had a date tonight and went to see 7lbs. It was oook. I was actually bored out of my mind for the first hour and figured out what was going to happen before the halfway mark...the 2nd half was at least moving. I normally do like dramas, but I don't know if I was in a mood for something with action, funny or what. Anyway, I personally, don't recommend it...Mark, what do you say?...I don't recommend it, it was different, but I wouldn't see it again. So there you have it our humble opinions. If you saw this and really liked it tell me why...or if you agree with me, comment...Thanks! Tomorrow, I think we're going to see Bedtime Stories...I'll let you know how that goes. Or maybe, I'll post a card...0r both.

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