Sunday, September 27, 2009

Wedding Time

I think I mentioned that my sister in law (my husband's younger sister) was getting married this weekend. Both my kids were in the wedding along with the groom's niece and nephew who just happen to be the same age and same genders! Isn't that funny? So the big day was yesterday, in Tahoe, California. If you have never been to Tahoe, you should definitely go. Its some beautiful country. I thought I would share a few pictures from the big day.
The bride and her parents walking her down the aisle.
My two kids, aren't they so cute?

Here they are at the hotel right before the wedding.
My sister in law and her new husband at the reception.  I love how happy they look!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

New Papertrey Goodness

Look at all this yummy PTI goodness!  I havent had much crafty time lately but I did manage to make a couple of  Christmas cards when my box of PTI goodies landed on my doorstep Tuesday.  I was a bad girl.  I skipped the gym and stayed home and made cards.  The rest of the week has been full of school.  Today I work and then tomorrow we leave to go to Tahoe for my Sister In Laws wedding.  Wedding all weekend long and then Monday I volunteer in both kids classes and meet with my nutritionist (diabetes and insulin pump issues).  So no signs of slowing down.  
CARD DEETS:  PTI cardstock in new leaf and rustic white.  Stamped with Tree Trimming Trio
in spring moss and pure poppy.  Sentiment in new leaf. Hero arts rhinestones and PTI satin ribbon in pure poppy.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yippee! A Card!

Well I had planned a crafty weekend... but life got the best of me once again.  I did get this one card made.  It took me two hours!  Way, way longer then normal.  This one is for my sister in law who is getting married on Saturday!  Yay!  My daughter and son are both going to be in the wedding.  I just know they are going to be frieking adorable.   Anyway back to the card.  I started by stamping that small strip of pp.  I actually made a full sheet of that using PTI's grid line cardstock, guidelines 1, aquamist and enchanted evening ink.  The card base is enchanted evening.  The oval from Wedding Day is stamped on aquamist cs.  All the other stamps are also from the Wedding Day set.  The ribbon is enchanted evening twill with some of the silver that PTI sold last christmas (um yeah first time I have used it... me thinks maybe I buy too much?).  The bling is from Heidi Swapp.  It was orignally a circle.  I made it become oval.  Hope you  like!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Wow, work is taking its toll on my blog! I apologize for the lack of posts. The problem is I haven't had time to make anything! We are two weeks into the school year and I am already swamped! On top of that I have my first illness of the year, some kind of horrid head cold. I am not complaining because trust me, I am happy to be employed. Hoping this weekend to get some new things made, maybe get them photographed so we have something pretty to look at next week. In the meantime here is my grateful list for this week!
Ten Things I am Thankful For (In totally random order!)
1. New stamps from PTI
2. An Ha1c of 6.8
3. Cute new pants that were on sale
4. My sewing machine
5. That my mom taught me how to sew
6. My friend, Louise, for making me laugh
7. My friend, Asa, for his high standards
8. My husband for bringing me lunch on Friday
9. My boss for giving me some leeway on my arrival time so I can drop my kids at school.
10. My cat

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Celebrate Fall

I don't know about you all but I am ready for some cool weather! We had a nice summer, not too many days in the triple digits... but I am really ready for some sweater weather. A little wind and maybe a tad bit of rain. This card uses some of the newer papertrey products. The pp is from their August collection. The sentiment and stamp is from Autumn Abundance. I stamped in dark chocolate and fresh snow. I colored with my copics. The acorns have a little bit of stickles on them.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Cherry Gift Ensemble

My friend's little girl was turning a year old this past weekend. I always like to give a homemade gift when I can, usually along with something store bought. We bought the one year old a couple of our favorite board books by Sandra Boynton and then I made her this cute little onesie.
Ever since I bought Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink I had thought those cherries would look fabulous as a T-shirt or a onesie. Since this one is for a little girl who is less than three I made doubly sure to sew those buttons on extra tight. We wouldn't want them to end up in someone's mouth. I stamped the leaves on in palette viridian green. I sewed on some scarlett jewel buttons and then I stamped the sentiment (from Studio G) in palette noir. It really didn't take long at all, most time consuming was the securing of the buttons. When I finished I made a matching gift bag an card. The Kraft bag is from Target. They run about 50cents. I stamped it with PTI Polka Dot basics in Scarlet Jewel. I then cut a label from my Label one dies and added on the cherry leaves and scarlet jewel buttons. Same studio G sentiment. I added some scarlet jewel satin ribbon to the bag and then glued on the label. The card was made in the same fashion except the sentiment is from PTI's Everyday Button Bits.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Rosemary for Remembrance

Hard to believe its been 8 years. My thoughts are with those who paid the ultimate price and their loved ones who are still paying. May God Bless America

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Happy First Day of School to Me!

I made these for the staff at the elementary school where I teach. I love my coworkers! I can't wait for this school year to begin!
Deets: Hero arts apple, copics, PTI cardstock, Martha Stewart and PTI ribbon, PTI sentiment

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Moxie Fab Challenge

The Moxie Fab Blog (here) is having a challenge. You still have time to participate if you hurry. The deadline is Labor Day. The challenge is to make a Christmas card. This is such a challenge for me in the summer. I do not work well out of season. I don't think I could ever be on a design team for this very reason. I do not feel Christmasy in August or September or even in October! But the prize for this challenge is 4 sets of PTI stamps! 4 sets! So I got out my Waltzingmouse Gingerbread men. Actually these aren't even mine. Claire gave them to my daughter but I make her share with me.
Card details: I used Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy cardstock and ribbon. The gingerbread man and sentiment is from Waltzingmouse stamps. He is stamped in PTI dark chocolate on Kraft. The white is PTI fresh snow, the red is pure poppy. The pp is from my stash and bought so long ago I have no idea where it is from. The snowflakes are from PTI's rustic snowflake.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Ruffled Ribbon

Ruffled Ribbon seems to be in lately, doesn't it? I made mine with PTI grosgrain. I took a couple pieces of embroidery thread and ran a running stitch through the top of the ribbon. Pull to ruffle. I hate to sew on paper so I stuck it down with sticky tape. All materials are PTI. I used dimensionals to pop up the pp. Colored the flowers with copics. I like it, alot.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Feeling Grateful

It's been awhile since I have had a grateful post... in no particular order, here are ten things I am grateful for today.

10. My job! Helping kids, playing scientist, a paycheck... whats not to like?
9. My coworkers: I am lucky to work in a place where I adore the people around me.
8. Toby Keith: Saw his concert last Friday night. It was awesome!
7. Starbucks black ice tea: my favorite summer drink
6. My son's first grade teachers: what a difference a year makes, these teachers rock!
5. My husband: sat through Toby Keith (he hates country music) with a smile on his face, he is a keeper!
4. My son can ride his two wheeler!
3. My daughter treating her brother so well lately.
2. My copic marker air gun. LOVE it!!!!
1. Bootcamp- making me feel awful for days, but leaving me with some nice muscles!

I hope you have a terrific Thursday! Hopefully I will have some new cards in the next few days, thanks for stopping by!