Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Where oh where has my stamping time gone?!!!

I think that my kids may be responsible for the missing stamping time! Between dance, piano, soccer, gymnastics, girl scouts, boy scouts, their school, my volunteer time, MOPS, bible study, and my own schooling-- I am so incredibly booked!Then there are weeks like this one where I also had to figure in an orthodontist appointment, an audiologist appointment, and an IEP meeting. And can you believe that I spend nearly 2 hours every day doing homework with my children? The oldest is only in 1st grade!!!! Oh well! I love my life! Even when it is CRAZY! It is everything I always wanted to be able to do with my children! The only thing missing is my sacred stamping time!

So a couple of nights ago, I forced my eyes to stay open long enough to make a digi layout about my girls dancing at the Diamondbacks baseball game.

And a little sad looks like I am going to be loosing this blog :( I just can't afford to pay the hosting fee. Hopefully I can figure out how to transfer everything over to a blogger account that is free. I am bummed though!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tote-ally cool special!

If you have been thinking about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator- now is the time to sign up!!!! For a limited time, when you sign up you will receive this super cute tote in addition to your starter kit!

So if you want to make some extra cash or if you want a discount on your own supplies, shoot me an email and I will be happy to answer any of your questions!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Just a little note.....

At my last MOPS meeting we decorated composition books. Since my favorite Southern Belle couldn't be there, I decided to decorate a notebook for her. The project is so simple. All my projects are these days due to my serious lack of time!!! Today I had car pool, conferenced, volunteering at the school, shopping, library, a kid doctor appointment and loads of homework for myself and the kids. So I made and photographed this project in a total of 10 minutes!

I really cannot get enough of these cute buttons!!!! The sentiment is from the Apple Blossoms hostess set.

And of course I had to decorate the back of the album with more of that yummy paper that was in the summer mini...

I am off to get my zzzzzzz. Another big day tomorrow. I have MORE class observations. I am going to be done with school and have my teaching certificate in March!!!! Oh I can't wait!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Eat Something Cute

I am not so certain that I should have passed Kindergarten. I mean, I CAN'T color!!! Definatly not in the lines! But since I desperatly want to earn my Kindergarten diploma, I have been practicing some coloring. It took FOREVER and there are some little issues with staying in the lines.....but otherwise I am kinda proud. I guess it doesn't hurt that the stamp set is so darn cute that is doesn't matter how you color it, it will look yummy!

I used the Birthday Bakery set. It is a hostess set which means I got it for FREE! Did you see the sentiment? It said "If you are what you eat, eat something cute." I stamped it in stazon ink on watercolor paper and colored it with a ton of different inks and an aquapainter.

So today my gorgeous girls danced at the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball game. They did it a couple of weeks ago, but today they actually danced right on the field! In front of lots of people! I was impressed! And proud.

Now who wouldn't be proud of these cuties?!!!

Happy Stamping!!!!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

And the obsession continues.....

another Halloween card!!!! Once I start making them, I can't stop! I also get carried away making Halloween treats. That will be coming soon!

I used the same stamp set as yesterday and make a super simple and clean card....

I really wanted the senitment to go all the way across the card so I used markers and stamped multiple times to make it work.

Happy Labor Day to everyone! My family is going to the Diamondbacks game to watch my three girls dance again. So fun!

Saturday, September 4, 2010


I absolutly LOVE making Halloween cards. I don't know why! I hardly ever remember to send them to anyone and yet each year I feel so drawn to make dozens of them! So this is the first of what will probably be many!

I am so bummed I had to use this retired Halloween paper! The new paper is so darn cute and I was bummed that I forgot to add it to my order!!! But this old stuff is still fun. I love the ribbon treatment. I just put some sticky strip across the paper and then bunch up the ribbon slowly from one side to the other. Simple and fun.

Everytime my kids look at this card, they giggle. So funny!

Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bright Blossoms

I had exactly 10 minutes to stamp today (when I was supposed to be doing my homework. he he he). So this card is super simple. We all need simple cards sometimes!

The card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. The stamp set is a hostess set called Apple Blossom. The colors are Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, and Pear Pizzazz. That's a lot of P's!!!

I guess I really NEED to get back to my homework! BOO! Hope everyone else is getting some stamping time!