Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's Clean

Here is how the top of my stamping desk looks today. FINALLY! Let's see how long I can keep it that way.

Look What the MailLady Brought Me

The package of stamp sets received free for winning a TAC demo contest this month was delivered! YEAH!!! These are not all for me, I was able to get a gifts for a few very special ladies as FUN! Off to cut mine up...good thing I already cleaned up the top of my desk, so now I can do this guilt free.


Here is picture of the top of my stamping desk...and I wonder why I can't create anything? This all started because I had a larger project to do, and not wanting to be shut away from the family, I did it on the kitchen table. When I was done I just dumped it on top of my desk. Add to that the leftovers from a FUNshop, and I could no longer even find the top of my desk . Not able to find the top of my desk to stamp on, I started doing ALL my cards and projects on the kitchen table, and dumping the leftovers....and here you see the results of laziness (oops, did that slip out)

I hate to say it, but this is not even all of the stuff that would normally be on the top of my desk when it is clean, since they are spread out between our study and kitchen, having never even made it back to my stamping "room" to be dumped.

This room is my major housecleaning project of the day. I am going to post pics of the finished desktop tomorrow....if I don't, yell at me, ok?
This last picture is a close up of the top of my desk, or at least what WAS my desk.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

April 29 Sketch Challenge

Here is this weeks sketch challenge. I hope, one of these days, to have enough time to play with my own sketches.

Thursday, April 24, 2008


Here is a quick card I put together yesterday. It uses TACs Fore! set, scalloped punches, a corner rounder for the bottom scallops, an Xtreme White gel pen, and watercolor pencils. I made this for a monochromatic card challenge on ASB.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Brandon At Bat

This is a clip of Brandon batting in their first real game of the season. I wish I had been able to get one of his very first at bats in video, they were hilarious. He would get a GREAT hit, and then take off down the baseline...well, take off on tip toes that is, and prance to base, while grinning and waving at his adoring fans-all the mothers in the stands. I think I missed it for good though, he is actually realizing that the other team really is trying to get him out, unlike dad when they play at home. After the first couple of games he told us on the way home "Maybe when I am 5 I will make it to first." To his delight he has now actually scored which the next clip shows.

In one game they had the fastest kid on the team batting after Brandon-um, not a good idea. Thankfully Dallas was paying attention to the third base coach and both times slowed down to BJ's snail pace, touching the base right behind him. Sorry for the sun glare in this picture, but these are evening games, and I get what I can get.

Oh, and both of their coaches are called Brandon, plus there is another kid on the team called Brandon, and then there is also a Braden. It can be kind of confusing at times.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Great News!

I have been waiting to share to great news with everyone for about 6 weeks or more now, and I am finally to where I feel I can do that, so here it is....

I AM PREGNANT again!!!!

I have been SO excited that it has been hard to keep it, mostly, to myself. I went to the doctor yesterday for my 12 week check up, and everything looks, measures, and sounds great. So far there have been no problems, Praise the Lord!!!
I have been very nauseous and exhausted, but even this has been (kinda =) ) a blessing because it has let me know that I am still pregnant.
I continue to pray for everything to continue well, and for a healthy baby, but today, as I pass this milestone, I am just praising, praising, and praising the Creator of Life!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Little Girl with Purse

Here is yet another card done with Girlz and Boyz. I am kind of stuck on the set at the moment. The paper I used on this is called Kaleidoscope Boyz, but I thought it would work for a girls card as well. The card did not turn out the way I had invisioned, but was not quite a throw away card.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baseball Boy

My boys are in T-ball this year, so of course I needed to make a baseball card for them. I am loving this new to me set Girlz and Boyz. It is so much fun to play with.

This video is of Anthony was a FREEZING cold day, kind of misty, rainy. I was hoping they would cancel the game, but no such luck.

Please excuse my bad video clip, but this mama gets a little excited when her son is up to bat, and forgets about the camera. He made it to base because, although it was almost a tie, and the throw did beat him, the first baseman then bobbled the ball a little bit. Sorry that you can't see that part.
I thought the long distance family would enjoy this, but especially his Uncle Joe, Uncle Bruce, and Papa. I will try to get a video clip of BJ, and then a better one of Anthony. Brandon can be hilarious up to bat, and running to base, but the more he plays the better he gets. This is Anthony's first and last year in Tball (then on to coach pitch), but BJ will have two more.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Contest Winners!

I won TAC's Terrific Trio contest. YEAH!!! I think I posted these on my blog when I made them, but HERE they are again. Now I get to pick out some free stamp sets!!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15th Sketch Challenge

I have been a bad blogger lately...the boys starting sports has really thrown my life into a tailspin...I don't know if I am coming or going. Hopefully we will get into a routine with it sooner or later.
This sketch has a little twist to it, you need to make your main image go outside the box.
Have fun

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Family Pictures-Aircraft Museum

A couple of weekends ago we took the kids to an aviation museum. They had a blast. The picture of Brandon shows him in the backseat of a fighter jet. Anthony wanted the front seat, until he found out that in the front he would just fly the plane, and the person in the back would do all the fighting...then he wanted to switch places.
The pics of Anthony show him in a flight simulator. They were able to pretend to fly a plane. There was a small plane that they could see ahead of them that responded to whatever they told it to do with their instruments.
We have been studying astronomy this year for science, so we also went next door to the planetarium, but we weren't able to get any pictures there.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

3x3 or 4x4 Card Sketch

Here is this weeks card sketch

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Hat's Off!

My MIL ordered this set when she was last visiting me. Since is was sent here, so I could put it together for her, I was able to play with it first...hee, hee. Here is the one and only card I was able to make before having to send the set on to her.
Supplies: Hat's Off, Running Stitches, Ordinary Greetings, DCWV cardstock, Provo Craft patterned paper, and Noir Palette ink

Monday, April 7, 2008

A couple more Boyz and Girlz Cards

I am having a lot of fun making cards for my MIL using this set. The sentiment on the first card is from the set Hat's Off. I also used Running Stitches on the second card.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Girlz and Boyz Cards

OK here are a couple of cards that I meant to post yesterday. The are done with the stamp sets Girlz and Boyz, Ordinary Greetings, and some patterned paper that I bought years ago and never remember to use it.
After scanning the ballerina I put some Stickles on here for some added sparkle. I hope my MIL likes these. She teaches Kindergarten at a Christian Academy, and can always use more kids cards.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

NEW Itty Bitty Limited Edition Sets

The Angel Company just released 4 new limited edition sets.
Here is the link to go and check them out:

They are too cute! Want even more great news? Host a funshop in April and you can earn one of these sets free for EACH $100 in sales you have. WOWZA! I didn't think having a party in April could get any better (since they are already doubling all the hostess benifits for the month), but I guess a was delightfully wrong.

So what are you still doing reading this?!? Go and check out those STAMPS!

Card Sketch April 3

Here is this weeks sketch challenge.

It was created from this card done by Becky. Please check out her sketch doesn't do it justice.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Magnetic Message Board

This message board was a project at the Kansas Roundup in February. I didn't finish it there, since the paper they had for it was very girly, and that didn't really fit in my house full of boys. So I just stamped the "sentiment" and brought it home to finish later.

My oldest boy, Anthony, loves this. He checks it daily to see if I have left him a message...usually a special chore to do, but sometimes just letting him know that I love him.

One of the coolest things about this message board is what it is made out of the clamshell boxes that our stamps come in! How cool is that?? If you are like me, and store your sets in CD cases, you have plenty of these boxes laying around your house. This is the perfect way to use some of these up. These would make great grandparent gifts.