Monday, March 31, 2008
I got to scrapbook the other day and I did a page using my "Sweet Pea" paper and also my "Green Thumb" stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I'm thinking about getting out my stamps to work on Ava's birthday invitation, but I'm running on very little sleep due to Ethan's radiation appointment time this morning. We left at 4:00 and got home around 12:00. Tomorrow we leave at 5:00 instead. Only 11 more day of this so I can handle it!
Here's a quick peak at my Sweet Pea Pages! The swirl part is just cut out free hand and then I use that as my template to cut the next piece. So I cut the patterned paper first, then the minty color and then my white. It adds some depth to the pages I think. I love ribbon so of course I had to tie on some pink to finish it off!
I tried something new today with my pictures. I placed an order from Shutterfly. I also ordered the same pictures from Wal-Mart to make a comparison. I'm hoping that I like Shutterfly just as well or better because I'm in the search for a new place to order pictures from......for a few reasons. So if you have any helpful advice on a place to order pictures via the internet, let me know! Enjoy and Happy Monday!
Friday, March 28, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Today I got out with my Mom to go shopping for clothes for the kiddos. It was fun and I'm sure I got more than enough clothes for them! Ava tried on some new pajamas straight out of the box when I got home. It was too cute. She had them on tags and all. She loves clothes.....I wonder where she got that from.
Since we've been home we've been having a ton of fun. Ethan has been in a super mood and is doing great. I'll attach a couple pics of the kids playing outside. They've been outside everyday since we've been home, expect today. Go figure. It was nice enough out yesterday to wear short sleeves and no coat and today it snowed and sleeted. That's the midwest for you.
Also I tried entering the Papertrey Ink Guest Stamper contest http://www.papertreyink.com/index.html . I didn't win, but I will share with you what I made. I'll try again next month. Tomorrow I'm going to try to finish unpacking and grab my box of Easter decorations. I'm ready for spring. I changed out my wreathes today and it already makes the house look brighter! Monday is St. Patrick's Day so don't forget your green!
Sunday, March 9, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Here are some pictures of Ethan from today. We're busy fighting with him trying to get him to eat a little. He's been in a really good mood so that is a plus. We're all just so ready to get home!
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I saw this sketch on http://jessica-thereshegoes.blogspot.com/
The sketch is SC166 is you are an avid Splitcoast Stamper "looker". This is Papertrey's Everyday Blessing set again. I just love it and the words are so pretty that you don't really need anything else with it. Hope you enjoy. Isn't it so true that you should stop and
DANCE IN THE RAIN!
I finally got my new set from Papertrey Ink. I just love it. It is the new Everyday Blessings set and it is just beautiful. The crosses are so pretty and the verses are just wonderful. I made one as a sympathy card to send out and one for a friend who has relapsed with her cancer. I have to say that I'm really getting to like these clear stamps. I was hesitant at first, but I guess it is what you get used to. If you haven't been to Papertrey's website you should. Here's the link: http://www.papertreyink.com/index.html Also check out the owner, Nichole Heady's website too: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/ She is a very talented designer and her ideas are endless. Hope you enjoy my creations.
Card Recipe: Everything is from Papertrey (minus the pearls)
Stamps: Everyday Blessings
Paper: Aqua Mist Cardstock, Everyday Blessings Patterned Paper
Ink: Aqua Mist
Ribbon: Aqua Mist 5/8" Grossgrain
Pearls are from Hero Arts www.heroarts.com