Friday, June 19, 2009

Puppy dogs!

Update April 3, 2010: My sweet 12 year old Cosmo was bit by a rattlesnake (yes, again!) on October 7th. He was in such bad shape, and not able to recover, so we chose to put Cosmo to sleep. That was the hardest thing I've ever had to do, besides having to watch my Dad die. I miss my little buddy everyday.

Cosmo - He is so gray now! He's old, but he still acts like a pup!

Here are some new photos of Cosmo and Spike. Cosmo will be 12 next month!! I've had him since he was 7 weeks old. Spike will be 1 in August.

Sara and Spike. He won't sit still long enough to have his picture taken.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Sara and Katy went to a summer camp program last week and Katy's preschool. It was a Cowboy theme all week and on Friday they were able to dress up like cowboys and cowgirls. Luckily, we had these vests and hats from a birthday party they went to last summer! They looked so cute! Although, once I took this photo, Katy took off her boots and said she didn't want to wear them. Oh, well. They were cowgirls who wore flip-flops!!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Flight of the (sage) Butterfly

Here is a card I made for my stamp night last week. I pretty much copied it off of the Stampin Up website for demonstrators. But, I just love how clean and simple this was. My friends who come to make cards love to have cute, easy to make cards. And this is easy!

card recipe:

stamps: Inspired by Nature, Flight of the Butterfly

paper: sage shadow, so saffron, very vanilla

ink: sage shadow, so saffron
accessories: 2-way glue, DD glitter, dimensionals

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Just Beachy

This is a card we will be making at my stamp night on Thursday. I try to make them fairly easy to make, without too much cutting or labor. This card uses the Just Beachy set from the mini catalog and Three Thoughts which is from a Simply Sent card kit.

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card recipe:
stamps: Just Beachy, Three Thoughts
paper: baja breeze, confetti white
ink: chocolate chip, kiwi kiss
accessories: kiwi kiss ribbon, blender pen, dimensionals

Monday, June 8, 2009

You Tube 'literal' video

This is a very funny 'literal video' from You Tube. Hit the pause button on my playlist on the right so my music isn't playing at the same time!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #21

Yeah, I found some time to stamp today! I made a card for Karen's sketch challenge and I'm also going to use this card for my stamp night coming up. Let me know what you think!
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card recipe:

stamps: All Holidays

paper: ruby red, washington apple DSP

ink: ruby red, bashful blue and pumpkin pie markers

accessories: 1 1/4" square punch, retired hodgepodge, bashful blue grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Steven's Graduation!

I had such a good time with my sister and nephews last weekend! I so wished we lived closer together, we would have a blast! Here are some photos from my nephews high school graduation from Center Grove High School in Greenwood, Indiana.

This is me, my sister Susan, Steven and my sister's husbands parents.

Me, Susan and Steven

Thomas, Susan, Steven and Jonathan
(How cute is Jonathan looking up at his big brother???)

This is the house I grew up in on Kimberly Drive in Indianapolis!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another snake attack...

Well, I've been MIA, but for a good reason. I went to Ohio to see my sister and her family and then we went to go see my nephew, Steven, graduate high school in Indianapolis. It was so neat. I remember when he was so little, it seems like yesterday. He is such an awesome kid, I'm so proud of him! I have lots of photos, but I need to edit them first. Here is a photo of his last baseball game on Monday. His team won the sectionals, now they are off to regionals! This is Steven (in red & white) scoring the first run of the game!

Today, we had a little excitement when Cosmo attacked another snake in the back yard. This thing was HUGE! I was relieved to see it wasn't a rattlesnake, it was a corn snake. But it was still scary. I can't hardly get Cosmo away from these things once he sees them. He was really bleeding from his mouth, so I don't know if the snake bit him or maybe he bit his own tongue. He's fine now. But I just about had a heart attack this morning. I can't go thru another rattler bite, and neither can Cosmo.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #19

I made some time to stamp yesterday and finished a card for Karen's challenge. Beckie gave me some of the new Accent and Elements Fleurettes for my birthday, so I just had to use them for this sketch!
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card recipe:

stamps: Jumble Alphabet

paper: whisper white, bella rose dsp

ink: ridinghood red

accessories: ridinghood red ribbon, Fleurettes

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Some photos.....

Here is a photo of me and Katy at Muffins for Moms at her preschool. It was very sweet. Her teacher made a beautiful photo collage for each child's mom. and we had mini muffins!

This is a photo of me and Beckie. She is holding the beautiful bag I made her!!

We all met at the Longhorn to celebrate Beckie's birthday! It was so much fun!
Thanks for stopping by! I promise to have a stamping project soon!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Stamp Night at my Clubhouse!

Once a month, my upline, Beckie, and I host a stamp night at the clubhouse in my neighborhood. We usually have 5 or 6 different cards to make, plus a 12x12 scrapbook layout to do also. Beckie is going to be moving in a few months to Arizona, so it's still up the air whether I will continue the stamp night on my own or not. I don't know if I can do this by myself! So, we will see!!

These are 3 of the cards our customers can make tonight.
Have a good evening and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sweet Sunday and Raspberry Suite Challenges

It's my birthday! I turned 36 today! I decided to make myself a birthday card using both Karen's and Dawn's challenges. I don't usually use gray, but I think this turned out nice!

Happy Mother's Day! : )
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card recipe
stamps: crazy for cupcakes
paper: basic gray, whisper white, pink pirouette, candy lane DSP
ink: black, regal rose, pink pirouette, gray
accessories: regal rose wide grosgrain, vintage brads, dimensionals, 2-way glue, dazz diamonds glitter

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Thoughts and Prayers

I love the new stamp set "Thoughts and Prayers". The only thing that is wrong with it is that is double mounted. I think enough have people complained to Stampin Up about double mounting stamps, so they said they wouldn't do that anymore except on alpha sets.
Anyway, I made a card today using this set and I really like the way it turned out. I love Perfect Plum and So Saffron together. So pretty!
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card recipe
stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, En Francais
paper: perfect plum, white, parisian summer DSP
ink: perfect plum, so saffron, old olive markers
accessories: pretties kit, dimensionals, ribbon from sale-a-bration

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Teacher Appreciation Gift

This week is teacher appreciation week, so I decided to make a wall hanging for Sara's kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Sparkman. She is such an awesome teacher!! The size is 9 3/8 x 9 3/8. I used the paper & ribbon from Sale-a-Bration. It's not too fancy, but I only decided this afternoon to make it so I haven't had a lot of time to think about it. I think Mrs. Sparkman will like it.
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Granpa's Birthday

My Father-in-law's birthday is on Saturday, so I made a card for the girls to send to him. I decided to use my All In The Family set. I just love these cute little stick figures!! It took me about 30 minutes to stamp the people on there, but I used my Stamp-a-majig on everything so I could get it all perfect. I love the Stamp-a-majig!! It makes for perfect placement everytime!!
Sara and Katy just had to help make the card, so I let them color the dresses. I'm too much of a perfectionist to let them do anything else!

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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Disney Characters

There were lots of Disney characters on the cruise. Lots of photo opportunitys!! Here are a few!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Disney Cruise!

We arrived home today from our 7 night Disney cruise. It was wonderful! We went with Brian's friend Pam, her mom and a friend and Pam's 2 boys. The kids had the most fun swimming in the Mickey shaped pool and slide. The photo above is from Pirate night. We had an inside stateroom until the 2nd night when our bathroom flooded and they moved us to a bigger room with a verandah! The guest service lady even sent Sara and Katy these big Mickey pillows. I took a ton of photos, but I'll just post a few for now. I've got lots of laundry to do and I'm TIRED!!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Birthday Bag!

I made this cute bag for my dear friend Beckie, who is turning 40 today!! She SO does not look 40! Happy Birthday, my friend!!