Friday, October 29, 2010

It's time for another JUGS challenge and I have to thank my Mom for this one. She made my flower for my card! She is really good at making both paper and fabric flowers so I left it to the expert! I really love this card for it's simplicity and also how much it pops. Not every card you make has to take a long time. Hope some of you get a chance to play along with JUGS this week!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Happy Halloween and a little of this and that!

I "finally" got a package off in the mail for my friend Lauren Meader and her daughter Alexa! It's only been sitting in my stamping area for about a month now! I hope she enjoys it. I sent her this card and a bottle of wine from our neighbors, Spirit Knob Winery. Alexa got an owl....silly me didn't take a picture of it or her card!

Here is Ava being a very big girl at the dentist. We got to go on my birthday! (I didn't eat cake until after my teeth were cleaned!)
Here's Kale David walking along the hallway wall. He is so close to walking. He took his first step yesterday at my Mom's house and my Mom, Grandma, and I got to see him do it! He took one more for the babysitter today so he might be walking by his birthday on Nov 13th!

Friday I headed to St. Louis to see my college girlfriends and their kids at the zoo. It was a lot of fun and the girls really had a good time. All the little guys were in their strollers and seemed to have fun too!

Here's a picture of the two of them. Doesn't Kale look so happy to be there!
I'll hopefully get better about updating on here. I'm working hard on a plan to catch up on all of my scrapbooking. I've been asking my blogging friend Lynn Mangan a lot of questions because she seems to be quite organized about how she does hers. That is on the top of my to do list this weekend so we'll see how it all goes! If anyone has any tips I would love to hear how everyone organizes their scrapbooks.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Color Challenge

It's time for another JUGS challenge. This week I am the hostess and we are having a color challenge. This picture is from the actual bedding that I picked out for our new house, then I got it all together and decided it wasn't exactly what I wanted, so I took it back. I still really like it, but I'm going to keep my eyes open for the perfect one! i love these colors, but I have my heart set on a paisley print, so if any of you have seen a paisley bedding set let me know!

This week I kept my card very simple. I used an old and retired set from SU for my main image. I just love this set. I'm "very" behind on sending this out, but it is the thought that counts right! I couldn't be more excited about my sister-in-law having a baby! She is due in Februrary and this is their first. They didn't find out what they are having so it will be a surprise! I did send the card yesterday so it is in the mail!

Yesterday I took my kiddos to St. Louis to the zoo. I met up with some college friends and we ad a great time. Then I hit the mall and a wonderful shop on the way home. I got the kids their Christmas outfits, red, brown, and cream are the colors. The outfits are adorable! It's my mission starting back in September to find the perfect outfit. Now to get the perfect picture of them! I even got Ava some new pedipeds to have to check them out here! Kale got these! If any of you have little ones and you haven't discovered pedipeds, you'll have to! These shoes are wonderful! I found them or I should say my Mom discovered them in a magazine when Ava was a baby and now she is in the biggest pair that they make! Kale is just getting started though!

Today we are heading to a pumpkin patch with some friends. It should be a lot of fun. I'm leaving Dave here to pour some concrete on our new house. You can see that progress here....!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Friday, October 8, 2010

JUGS #54 Technique Challenge

JUGS has a great challenge this week.....except I didn't follow the rules! :-) Lisa chose a technique to use acetate on your card or create a clear card, so what did I do? I used velum! It's pretty close to being clear, right! Here's a closeup of my butterfly. This is one of the dies from Stampin Up! I printed out the text and then die cut it with my cuttlebug. Yes, that is Ava when she was a baby. My they grow up so quickly. She was right along side of me today while I was making this!
Here is the final page! I have to comment on her outfit because I just LOVED it. I saw it at Gymboree and "HAD" to have it. To be honest I don't know how much she actually wore it because I didn't want anything to happen to it! Go figure!
Hope everyone enjoys the wonderful fall weather this weekend. I had a wonderful evening last night stamping with my stamping ladies. I even have Kale's 1st birthday invitations almost finished, thanks to the idea from my friend Jenny. Have a great weekend!

Friday, October 1, 2010

JUGS #53 - Anniversary Sketch Challenge

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to JUGS! Can you believe it has been 1 whole year since we started! Kristin has a wonderful sketch for everyone this week and we have some fabulous prizes as giveaways. The best part is you can enter twice! If you are playing along then you'll know what this is for......G.......there is your part to your second chance to win. Be sure to enter a card and then spell out the secret word with our blog hop by visiting everyone's blog. Be sure to follow the order on the JUGS blog to create the secret word.

I would like to welcome our guest designer for October, Selma Stevenson
Now onto my card for this week's challenge. I got to play with a new set from PTI, Peace Be Still. I used some patterned paper from MY TIME MADE EASY. I really like how it turned out and I love the color combo too.
I ebmossed the snowflakes with clear embossing powder to make them pop!

Hope you have enjoyed all of our creations today. I can't wait to see what you come up with for this week's sketch!

Here's a list of generous prizes that have been supplied by some of our favorite stamp companies! Thank you all!

My Time Made Easy - A Secret Surprise Stamp set PLUS In Suspense Template!

Gina K Designs - Fanciful Tags stamp set

Joan's Garden - $25 gift certificate to spend at Joan's store!!

Paper MakeUp Stamps - $25 gift certificate!!

Clear and Simple Stamps - donated the following prize package:
(1) Awareness Darling stamp set
(1) Awareness button mix sampler (includes buttons from I'm a Princess Pink, You're Such a Gray-cious Host, and A Blanc Check color stories) (1) I'm a Princess Pink Ribbon sampler (1 yd) (1) Limited Edition Attitude mini stamp All products are made in the USA, ribbon is double-faced satin, and stamp sets are 100% photopolymer.

WPlus9 - TWO stamp sets of the winner's choice!!!

PixiePetals Etsy - $10 Gift certificate

JustRite Stampers - From the JUGS team - we will also give away a stamp set and block. We are donating Homemade Treats and Wood Stamper 2-3/8" with Bonus 25 pt Font set