Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Project 365: Days 80-86

Another look at my life from last week!

Day 80- Yet another birthday party at Chuck E Cheese for one of my daughters' friends.

Day 81- Morgan is finally bringing home winter artwork.
Day 82- I had to be fair and post some of Vivian's art as well. This is a picture of her and her dad in his car.

Day 83- My flowers survived the unexpected snow we had.
Day 84- Literacy Night at Morgan's school. They had many activities that revolved around books. Here, Morgan is making a caterpillar based on "The Very Hungy Caterpillar".

Day 85- My packing list for vacation!
Day 86- Scenery in Tennessee. We saw some beautiful things on the drive from Ohio to South Carolina!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff

This week I have two cards for you, both using the Pretty Princess digital stamp set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Other supplies:
misc. cardstock
Prismacolor pencils
odorless mineral spirits
Nesties Labels 3
white and silver ribbon

Other supplies:
misc. cardstock
Prismacolor pencils
odorless mineral spirits
Fiskars border punch
Studio 18 rhinestones

Be sure to check out Lindsay's blog for a freebie and stop by her store to see all her great stamps!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Project 365: Days 73-79

It's time for another peek into my life...

Day 73
Rows and rows of fabric at Hobby Lobby- I could spend hours there! This was taken for Photo Challenge 71 at SplitcoastStampers.

Day 74

Day 75
Both my girls still loving the horse at Meijer. It's a great reward for good behavior at only a penny!

Day 76
My work planner, also known as my "Bible". March has been a busy month, but see those X'd off days at the end of the month?  Vacation, baby!

Day 77
Just a pretty old church building (for sale!) that I pass sometimes during my work travels. It was a beautiful day and I'm glad I spent a few minutes to unwind here.

Day 78
My daughters and Ms. Erica, babysitter and lifesaver. She is such a huge part of our life and a wonderful partner in raising our children. Little D just had to get in the picture, too!

Day 79
My niece Jetta, at her 10th birthday party. She got a long strip of money as a gift.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Totally Fabulous

According to my girls, they are "all about fashion"!  This was just a cute picture of them dolled up in bling and scarves.

Sketch: Pencil Lines 172

Stamps: Unity (Confession) & Verve (Beautiful Kindness)

Hand-cut chipboard covered in Ranger Peeled Paint Crackle Paint

Stamp by Unity (Scrapbook from the Beginning)
covered in Perfect Pearls (Forever Green) 

Other supplies:
background paper (CM); other (scraps)
Distress Ink (Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Broken China)
rhinestones (Studio 18)
distress tool

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay's Stamp Stuff and 30% Off!

I had fun playing with the Warm Winter digital stamp set from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Stamps- Lindsay's Stamp Stuff Warm Winter
sketch- SBSC218 from SplitcoastStampers
cs- The Paper Co., OTC, chipboard
ink- Tea Dye & Vintage Photo (Tim Holtz Distress Ink)
copper, gold and crystal Stickles
CM custom cutting system
ribbon- Michael's $1 bin

EVERYTHING is 30% off until midnight tonight,
so hop on over and check out the stamps.

Lindsay also has a freebie on her blog, as well as links to all the other DT members!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Hubs!

Yep, today is Justin's birthday. Here is the card I made for him:
I used SC270  from SplitCoastStampers for the layout. I chose a monochromatic scheme from my scraps pile, mainly because I have trouble picking out colors for guy cards! After edging each panel in white I lighly sponged Soft Sky on the image panel. The main image and sentiment, both from Unity, are stamped in Staz On Black. I rounded one corner of the card base and image panel for interest. A little black ribbon to tie it all together, and done! This came together nice and quickly.

Be sure to stop by on Thursday for a new scrapbook page using images from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Project 365: Days 66-72

Here's a peek at my life from the past week!

Day 66- Weight Watchers books. It's time to get back on the points!

Day 67- New scale, to help on my weight loss journey.

Day 68- Today was my birthday, and my husband brought home these gorgeous roses!

Day 69- Card I made for my design team work for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.
 See this post for details.

Day 70- Piles of mail and school papers I still haven't touched.

Day 71- Dinner at my grandma's, aka Mamo.
This picture is of her and my youngest niece, Sarah.

Day 72- Rain, rain, go away! My kids are dying to go play in the backyard!

Thanks for visiting this week!
By the way, Weight Watchers is working! After the first week I lost 5.6 lbs. A drop in the bucket, really, but progress is good!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Grill Pan Give-a-way!

Spring is in the air, and if you're anything like me, weight loss and fitness plans are in full swing.

How about taking a step towards healthy cooking with a non-stick grill pan from Calphalon?

Just visit Fitness: A Journey, Not a Destination to be registered for this give-a-way!  But hurry, you only have until Tuesday to register!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Baby Claire

My coworker and friend had her first baby at the end of December. I went to visit them a few weeks ago and took these pictures. What a sweet family!

Supply list:
sketch: 52 sketches, 52 weeks #36
paper: bg (unk); white cs; coordinating pink cs (CM)
ribbon: Darice
snaps: American Crafts
glitter: Martha Stewart
technique: twisted flower, as demonstrated by Samantha at More Paper Please.

I didn't really do it justice, but I think it will go better if I use lighter-weight paper.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Loved This Day

I am not a fan of snow, but my girls are. Watching their pure joy as they play outside in all the white stuff makes any cold day worthwhile for me!

Supply List:
sketch (SBSC221 from SplitcoastStampers)
bg paper (CM)
blue cs (Bazzill)
snowflake stamp (SU- All Through the Year)
sentiment stamp (Unity- Another Sweet Day, May 09 KOM)
silver pen
alpha stickers (CM)
cardstock stickers (CM)
hexagon punch (CM)
silver embossing powder

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lindsay's Stamp Stuff: Blast Off!

There is a great sale going on at LSS this week!

This week's card has a bit of a story. I work with children with disabilities, as many of you know. I am not supposed to have favorites, but a very special guy is turning three next week and "graduating" from my program. He has made tremendous progress since I met him two years ago, and his parents are very sweet and dedicated. I will miss them all! So this card is to celebrate my buddy, who is "blasting off" into the world of preschool!

Supply list:
paper: black and gray cs; silver embossed paper (unk)
coloring medium: Bic Mark-its; silver metallic pen (CM)
other: Rock Candy Distress Stickles (Ranger); star embellishment (unk)

Visit Lindsay's blog for a St. Patrick's Day freebie!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Random Dozen 3/10

Click on the button to join Linda at 2nd Cup of Coffee for her weekly "Random Dozen" meme!

1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet?
Probably only about 2 years old. The reason is gross, so of course I’ll share- my feet sweat a lot and my shoes start to smell and I throw them out and buy new ones. So there.

2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?
Yes, duh! Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and Lemonades. I ate most of them myself.

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? If not, would you like to?
I do not know how but I have always wanted to! Maybe for my 10th Anniversary later this year??

4. Were you a responsible child/teenager?
Ah, this one gets and bit tricky and involves a bit of confession. Yes, I was responsible. I was in lots of clubs, always got straight A’s, and helped take care of my younger siblings when my mom’s rheumatoid arthritis got too bad. On the other hand, I did sneak out of the house a few times and tried my hand with drinking and cigarettes.

5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see?
I’m going to say none. We rarely go to the movies. However, there are some I am anxious to rent some night when hubs is gone and won’t criticize my taste. He’s a movie snob!

6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself?
Listen, people. I have had soooo many medical procedures done that I don’t even blink and eye when something new is done to me! But it is completely awful to see my kids get a shot or blood drawn.

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why?
So cliché, but I love Friday. The anticipation of the weekend, having two whole days spread out before you…I love it! Saturdays are always busy and Sunday is just the day before Monday…sigh.

8. Do you miss anyone right now?
My mom. She passed away when I was in college, and man, what I wouldn’t give to share my parenthood insecurities and marriage questions with her.

9. Do hospitals make you queasy?
Nope. See #6.

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card. Not that you ever would, you responsible person, you.
I can do some major damage at craft stores! Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s…any of them suck me in!

11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items?
For the most part, no. There are two things, however, that I refuse to buy generic: toilet paper and toothpaste!

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels?
I don’t have a good answer for this one. Truth-telling can be a scary and difficult thing. I guess if someone is speaking to me about something important, I try to look into their eyes so I can read them better.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Project 365: Days 52-65

Here I am, finally updating my Project 365 posts! Bear with me, there are 2 weeks' worth of photos here!

Day 52- Nothing smells quite like veggies being sauted in butter!

Day 53- Easter card I made for my design team work for Lindsay's Stamp Stuff.

Day 54- Some of my co-workers. We had a carry-in for G. (back row, pink shirt) because she was going on maternity leave.

Day 55- Trying a new technique for making paper flowers. This is on a layout I will post later this week.

Day 56- My oldest daughter with her new teacher.

Day 57- I drove 116.1 miles today, most of that for work.

Day 58- My friend K. at the all day scrapbook event, "Celebrate"

Day 59- Interesting sign! No, we don't live in Amish Country!

Day 60- I love having plants in my office!

Day 61- Well, it's my desk. Is there a way to rotate pictures on Blogger?? Geez!
Day 62- My friend H. came to work to clean out her desk. She is going to be a stay-at-home mom!

Day 63- Vivian's creative outfit for daycare today- blue camo pants, green and white striped shirt, black dress shoes.

Day 64- Hubs and I got to go on a date! We saw Chris Porter at the Dayton Funny Bone comedy club.

Day 65- My girls and their friend K. He had a birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. Chaos!

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