Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Various Birthday cards

I have this deal worked out with my her gift, I send all our relatives a card from her, that I made. I have to hone my skills more, but with each card I make, I hopefully will become better. I did this for her last year and am repeating this year. These are a few of the cards I've made, some simple, some more involved. Most contain CTMH materials, of course! Sorry about the picture size on some of them...photobucket has problems with resizing...just click on the picture for a full view! Thanks

For my brother in the the red stripe!
soldier birthday

For my sister-in-law: Birthday wishes

Another for my sister-in-law: For you
Flower for you

For my husband: inside says "Missing U"
Missing U

For my sister: inside says "Because you are in it"
papertrey limb

For my brother: inside says "May all your birthday fishes come true"
birthday fishes

Another for my brother: Celebrate
celebrate star

For my husband...we love to have a nice warm cup of coffee at night...
love a latte

love a latte open

A tisket, a tasket

a cute paper basket! I made this using CTMH beautiful 2 toned textured cardstock. The outside of the basket is actually the lighter side of NEI. It was fun and didn't take as long as I thought it would. Not bad for a first try? Anyway, you can find the tutorial here

What do you think?
Paper basket back

Sunday, February 24, 2008


Well, the kids have been crazy this week and in order to wrangle them I've decided to change the whole way we do things. I have made up a new chore chart...yet to be decorated, but started nontheless. The kids have drawn chores that need to be finished by Sat at bedtime. Some of them are fun, many are "normal". Then I set up a rewards system called "You've been caught". When someone sees another doing something nice or helpful, they tell me and they choose a reward from the jar. Whoever has the most rewards at the end of the week receives a dollar. If all chores are done each receives a dollar. Hopefully this will create a happier and more loving environment.

I've actually gotten a few cards made this week and will be posting when I get them downloaded. I've also started to sort through older photos to's going to be a good week!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Creative funk

I wish I had something to post on here, but life has gotten in the way lately. I hope things slow down a little so I can have a little fun...hopefully tomorrow I'll post a few more things I've made. I have a few birthdays coming up...need to make a few cards. Check back soon.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Just like Mommy

I have to add this because it is one of life's sweet moments...our youngest decided it was time to play in Mommy's makeup...fortunately I caught her with only my mascara out of the drawer. Whew! I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take a picture though...


Is procrastination inherited?

I have to do you teach a child NOT to procrastinate? Is that a learned they inherit it? Our oldest had 4 weeks to do a science project...something she has never done before. It was a debate between to things but after talking with my sister, we decided to try one her cousin did, but more basic. Dyeing cotton with foods. It was fun, but the process of completing the project...well, I can only imagine what it will be like when I have 4 in school with these kinds of things. My is the final project. She did most of it, I just helped with the typing and gluing. Needless to say this was my scrapbooking time.


Saturday, February 9, 2008

A Fresh Start

Welcome! I've decided to start this to try to chronicle my life so I can remember what really happens! Maybe this will be easier than journaling in a book because I can type faster and inevitably I'm on the computer every day. Hopefully I'll be able to display some of my creations and keep people updated regarding my beautiful growing family. Thanks for visiting!


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