Thursday, July 31, 2008

Blog Candy

I have a really busy weekend but will work on posting details on my first blog candy on Sunday. My counter has almost hit 100 so as promised I'm going to give away a goodie bag of fun things. I'll post details on Sunday, ok!!! PROMISE!!!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Back in the swing!

Well I'm back in to my creative swing. On Saturday I finished up a 12x12 Monkey Swap. I made this monkey several years ago when I was a Creative Memories consultant. I hosted a class and made it with all the girls. It was so cute I decided to do a repeat and make it for a swap. I had to make 5 of the little buggers but it was fun.

Today I made a card for a friends b-day. I used a new piggy stamp I got and had fun with it. She likes pink so it allowed me to use up some pink supplies that I normally don't use in my boys scrapbooks. It's hard to see in the picture but I used a technique I saw on another blog. I put a stickles glob in the middle of the silk flower. It gave it a really pretty sparkle.

Tonight I'm working on some patriotic pages for a swap. I'm adding more detail than I thought I was going to so I'm gonna have to finish them up tomorrow night. I have been up since 430am with a throwing up DOG so I need to catch some zz's since both boys are asleep.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Hershey Park Happy!

We had such a fabulous day yesterday at Hershey Park. Mitchell amazed Larkin and I by how much he loved the rides. Because of his tiny size

he was limited to what he could ride. There was a little rollercoaster that he wanted to go on again (in his words.) He rode it twice and just had a blast. Today he asked Larkin if he could go back to the chocolate park.

The new water area was really neat but there were two large areas closed down which made the rest of it packed. Hopefully next time we go we'll be able to enjoy that area a little more.

Marshall for the most part just hung out. He got a few real hot cranky moments but for the most part he was a real trooper.

It was a great family day!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


Ok has anyone else had isssues with When I plug in blogs it takes forever to register them and then gives me errors that the page is not available. It's really frusterating because I then forget to go back and add the blog and never receive their updates. Just had to vent!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Blog Counter Up!!

Well after some frusteration, I finally got my blog counter up. Right now it is at zero but once it hits 100 I'm going to offer some blog candy. So post away and visit all you want. I have already be gathering some things together and will post a picture and the "rules" after it hits 100. If your a none scrapbooker/card maker/crafter, still comment and visit. I'll make the blog candy fun for everyone. :)

Tomorrow we are headed to Hershey Park. Please pray for a rain free day for us. Right now it's supposed to be scattered thunderstorms. As long as it's not all day long I don't mind. It'll help us keep cool. I have the ponchos ready to go and an extra change of clothes packed.

I'm taking a break from crafting for the next day or two just to spend time with my family and recoup. I have some Cricut images I need to cut out that I sold on eBay. Won't be doing that any more. They don't sell for nearly enough considering the time that is put into them.
Take care, have a great night and I'll post after the weekend with some (hopefully) finished projects. Have a great night!!

Marshall enjoying some Dippen Dots Ice Cream!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Double Blogging!

Two blogs in one night. Wow I'm on a roll. I wanted to share my latest projects with you. I realized I never shared my Pluto border set. I also completed a dinosaur layout for a swap and also a thinking of you card for a church friend. I also worked on getting my kits together for my PA shoebox swap in another 2 weeks. Fun stuff!!

Ok real quick for those of you that asked what blog candy is. Basically once I set up a calculator to see how many visit I get to my blog once it hits 100 I'm going to offer scrapbook/card making goody bag. This is a free gift to you for being a designated reader. I'll continue to give gifts at different counter milestones. So now I need to figure out how to get my calculator on my page. Any suggestions bloggers?

Here is my first creation. My Pluto border set.

My second is my dinsosaur pages. I'm really proud of these. The picture does not do them justice.

Lastly is my thinking of you card. I love these color combos. I love pink and brown together even more. I got the flower at AC Moore on sale quiet some time back and have been dying to use it. It is accented with glitter and so pretty.

Every time I tried to take a picture of my card my helper Mitch stuck his head in the picture. It was actually really cute and a good way for me to get pics of him smiling. The second picture you can see my small little craft area behind him. I work with the space I got!!!


The other morning Daddy, Mommy, Mitch, and Marshall had cuddle time. We told Mitch that this was his family. He kept saying all day Mitch luv family. It was the sweetest thing! He has really be getting more and more in tuned to Marshall. We have not been forcing Marshall on Mitch but just letting him warm up on his own time.

Today I dropped Marshall off at my mom's so she could watch him while Mitch and I went to church. Marshall does not do real great during service and I'm not quiet ready to leave him in nursery without Larkin or I. When we were backing out of the driveway Mitch kept asking for Marshall and was concerned why we were leaving him behind. As soon as we got in the van after church Mitch told me we had to go get Marshall from Noni's (like I would forget him.)

It's really sweet to see him warming up and starting to be in tuned to him. Tonight he even crawled up on my lap while I was feeding Marshal his night time bottle and he kissed him on the head and said mom I luv him. Warms my heart! These kind of actions have not taken place at all the past 3 1/2 months so we are breaking ground.

I have not been able to get pics of the together at all but yesterday we were successful so I had to share.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

More Disney

Well I feel I had somewhat of a productive weekend. I worked on more Disney swaps. I ran out of adhesive 1/2 through completing a Daisy layout. I was really on a roll too. So now I have to find time to make a A.C.Moore run this week. I did finish a 2 page Mickey and Minnie l/o. I thought it turned out cute. Keeping the blogging short tonight. Need to head to bed!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Shopping Adventure!

I am so super tired right now. We had a big day running around. I just had to tell you about two of my new shopping adventures though. First, my mom and I placed an order through the other night and LOVED it. We received our order withing 3 days and everything was packaged great. The prices were resonable and we even got 10% for a July 4th special. We will definitly be shopping there again. Today during some of our running in Harrisburg Larkin took Mitch to see Walle and Marshall and I headed to Hummelstown to Fancy That Scrapbook Boutique. Can I just say OH MY GOSH!! It was absolutly adorable! I found everything I was looking for PLUS SOME. I did budget and limit myself since I just got paid today and I have to worry about gas and grocerys for the next 2 weeks. I will tell you though if you live in the Hummelstown area or any where within an hour, it is WELL WORTH the drive. Check it out!

Also thought I would share my goofy border set I have been working on for a swap. I thought they turned out cute. Now I just need to wrap up my pluto set.

Ok I'm off to bed before I fall asleep at the computer. I'm working on getting a blog counter so I can start doing blog candy. Would anyone be interested? Shoot me a comment and maybe I'll have a surprise for you!!!!!

Nite, Nite!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Well I'm slowly recovering from my computer illness. I have not been successful at finding anyone to recover what I lost so I'm slowly recreating files and begging everyone I know for pictures from the past zillion years.

But on the upside my creative mojo has been going really good. I am in the works of creating two sets of Disney borders for an SCS swap. The one is Pluto and the other is Goofy. I'm using my fabulous Cricut to assist me. I love my little Cricut (it's my crafting baby.) I'll post pictures when I finish them.
Let's see what else have I been working on? I finished a color swap white card. I used this same card for a get well swap I participated in. It was really fun and the first time I used fibers. They create a fun, elegant, festive look. I always love creating matching tags to go with.

The second card I have been working on is a boys b-day card for our PA shoebox swap we are doing in August. This is not exactly what I'll be doing but it's along the same lines. I LOVE using the new mesh that I discovered at a local Amish scrapbook store. So we'll see how my actual card turns out. I found Robot paper that I think I'm going to use as the backing on the card we'll see!!

Oh yea and Disney Cricut images. I have been creating TONS of them for swaps, friends, family members, etc. HAVE I SAID THAT I HAVE BEEN CREATING TONS OF DISNEY IMAGES? I think I'm about Disneyned out!!