Monday, January 10, 2011

Love My New Cupcake!

I just got my Stampin' Up! order in just in time for my stamp club on Wednesday. I didn't know if I would get it in time, so had settled on using my Loads of Love stamp set, but it arrived this morning! The new cupcake punch makes this card really easy and fun to do. I got it finished while Kale was napping and now all I have to do is get everything cut for Stamp Club. Everyone is anxious to meet because it has been since November that we have gotten together. Now I'm starting to feel crummy again! I can't wait to get over this hurdle!
It's supposed to snow here tonight. Ava is super excited! We poured concrete for our first floor walls on Thursday, so Dave is taking off a few days before he takes down the supports. So we took a short trip to Columbia, MO on Saturday and did a "little" shopping and ate at one of our favorite pizza places, Shakespeare's Pizza. Then we were home in time to go out to eat with some friends. Sunday was church, lunch, and then naps for Kale and me! The weekend is about to come to an end for us as I head back to work tomorrow! Hope all of you have a good week!

Friday, January 7, 2011

JUGS #66 - My Final Challenge!

So this is my final JUGS challenge as I'm saying good-bye to some special ladies on the JUGS team. I've been creating with them for over a year now! I've had to make a tough decision to step down and focus on things that I have going on in my life. As most of you that read my blog know, we lost our 4 1/2 year old son in June of 2009 to cancer. Since then I have went back to work part-time, had another baby, in the process of building a house (my husband is!), another baby on the way, and planning a rodeo in memory of our son, Ethan, to raise money for neuroblastoma research. I have a ton on my plate and I needed to lighten my load a little! I also have a "huge" goal of getting caught up on my scrapbooking before the new baby gets here in August so I definitely won't be bored (just in case you were worried!).
Pam hosted the challenge this week and GINA K was more than generous to sponsor us this week. I used one of Theresa Momber's sets called Farm Life. I love her designs and this one is no exception. Anymore I try to not make a card to just be making a card, so this one is for a friend of ours that just passed his professional engineering license. I took this myself and know how hard and how much time goes into studying for this. This set works great for masculine cards and I always struggle with making them. All you have to do is make a card, but you need to make a lined envelope to go with it. I usually don't do this, but it is really easy and makes the envelope look so much more "professional".
Hope all of you will still keep in touch via my blog. I'm definitely not stepping away from stamping.....hopefully I'm going to be doing more scrapbooking and stamping. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!