Friday, March 25, 2011

For You Flower?

I love this flower stamp and I love that it matches a punch!  Stampin Up does such a great job of making their products coordinate!  It makes creating beautiful things so easy to do.

I love the color combination too.  Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery, Chocolate chip & Crumb cake.
If this card looks familiar, its because I cased it from the Idea Book & Catalogue - I just changed up the colors!
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Silhouette

As soon as I saw the Easter Blossoms stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  Having said that I haven't really ever sent out Easter cards - I guess I should start ;0).

This card was inspired by Renee Vanstralen - she is amazing and always has fresh, new, creativity to share on her blog.

I colored the apple blossoms with my white gel pen.  The ink is regal rose and the paper is pretty in pink.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the decorative label punch!  The whole main image is popped up on dimensionals!
If you want the Easter Blossoms stamp set, you have until the end of April to order it and you can do that right HERE Pin It

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Birthday for Twins

My amazing twins turned 8 on Saturday.  Wow, that happened when I blinked.  The time has gone SO fast!  I only remember snippets of when they were babies, but I remember very clearly the pregnancy and the preparation - practical and mental - for the arrival of TWO babies. 
Every single day I look at them and marvel at the amazing little people God decided to trust me with - how humbling!  My little dreams come true! 
Jacob is a leader - a born leader.  Its just who God made him to be.  What a huge responsiblity to parent a child like this.  To teach him that leaders are kind, to teach him how to make tough decision, and to teach him how to lead with love.  Thank God we have the example of Jesus to follow!  He also loves to draw us pictures and write us stories and read them to us :0)
Eli is so sensitive, his is a hard worker and loves the status quo.  He is eager to please all the time and loves to bless those around him.  He is constantly writing me poems and stories, making me cards and telling me how much he loves me.  He has still kept his new years resolution and is very proud of that!  He is wise and has a very strong conscience, constantly keeping Jacob on track despite Jacob 'leading' him to do things that are questionable.  This is one of my favorite pictures EVER!

They had a skating party this year - we barely made it with the weather - it was pretty slushy and we had alot of wet ski pants when we got home but they had fun nevertheless.  They were each allowed to invite 4 kids so all together we had 11 (including Benjamin). 
As these 11 cherubs were racing around our house slamming doors, chasing each other and screaming, Andy turned to me and said - do you see now why I don't think the movie Cheaper By The Dozen is funny - LOL!

Here are the invitiations I made for their party - I cased them and changed them a little bit from the SU idea book and catalogue:
Jacob's were red:
Eli's were green:

You can find all of the supplies to make these invitations right HERE!
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Sunday, March 20, 2011

Simply Adorned

Have you seen the Simply Adorned jewelry in the catalogue?  I think it is such a neat idea that I had to order a bracelet for myself.  I was so impressed with the quality of the jewelry.  The charms have some real weight to them and the the pearl and gems from the occassions mini are really pretty!  I decorated up my bracelet like this:
This next one I used the window sheets from the clearance rack and one of the basic pearls.

 This is the other side of the same charm:
 For the round charm, I stamped the edge of the Elizabeth stamp and added a little gem.
You can get your simply adorned bracelet HERE and the charms HERE or call me or email me today for your own simply adorned workshop and you could get your bracelet for FREE!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Train Wreck!

UGH!  Well, I'm still on the mend from pneumonia and now I've hurt my back - I have no idea how it happend, all I did was clean my house, but nevertheless, my lower back is in complete spasm and I'm off work by Dr's order until Monday.  I do have some stamping goodness to share with you, but I won't get those pics up until tomorrow.  I'm going to try and hobble down the stairs to take some pics after my pain meds kick in.
For now, I thought I'd share some more pics of our new baby - Charlie.  He's fitting right in!
He and Daisy have become BFF (best friends forever):

He does ALOT of sleeping - and wow, does he SLEEP HARD!!

I especially love this pose - we like to call it - the seal:
He's a perfect fit for our happy family and we're enjoying him (although, I can see the look on Daisy's face occassionally when she is annoyed with her new little brother - LOL).  The boys absolutely adore him and I hear, "Mommy, thank you for getting us such a nice puppy like Charlie" at least once a day!  Thanks for humoring me while I show off my new baby!

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Sunday, March 6, 2011

I'mmmmmm Baaaaaack!

Wowsa!  16 stinking days sick and I just today finally feel like I'm on the mend!  Thank God for the amazing immune systems he gave us that can fight back against these viruses!  I'm still coughing and blowing my nose like crazy but I'll be back at work this week and I'm back to stamping!  YAY!  I'll have some eye candy for you later this week!  Andy and I have a date day planned on Tuesday in our cuddle room - AKA video game/stamping space - so I plan on stamping my heart out!  Thanks for hanging in there while I've been on the mend! Pin It
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