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!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

My awesome nephews!

My sister and her family came to visit last month. Yes, I'm just getting the photos off my camera now! Here is a photo of her two youngest boys, Thomas (6), Jonathan (3) & Sara and Katy. Thomas is just 6 weeks younger than Sara and Jonathan is 6 months younger than Katy.

This was the first day we saw them and they didn't really want to stand next to each other. And Katy didn't want her picture taken at all. Of course, by the end of the week they were all playing together and having a blast. I wish my sister lived closer! I would love for our kids to be able to see each other all the time!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, April 20, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #14

Yeah! It is Monday, and I have a card finished for Karen's challenge!! Woo Hoo!! I was looking thru the April Stampin Success (magazine for SU demos) and came across a card with 3 flowers like this. I thought it would be perfect for this sketch challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!!

card recipe:
stamps: Petal Pizzazz, A little Birthday Cheer
paper: confetti white, Ridinghood Red, Pink Pirouette, Bella Rose DSP
ink: Kiwi Kiss, Ridinghood Red, Pink Piro, Choc Chip, Baja Breeze
accessories: Dazz Diamonds glitter, Button Bouquet, dimensionals

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sweet Sunday Sketch #13

I'm finally getting a sketch done for Karen Giron's challenge!! Yippee!! Life has been crazy lately, so I'm glad to get some stamping done. I pulled out two new stamp sets from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Let me know what you think!
ALSO!! Check out my new watermark!!! Courtesy of Karen Giron! Check out her blog if you are interested in having your own watermark.

Have a great day!!
card recipe:
stamps: Great Friend, Forest Friends
ink: Choc. Chip marker, Garden Green marker, Choc chip pad
paper: kraft, whisper white, choc chip, choc chip DSP patterns
accesories: choc chip wide grosgrain, dimensionals

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Photos in March

Here are some photos I took last month. It was such a bright warm day. I love taking photos of the kids while they are playing in the backyard. There is even an action shot of Spike!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Thank you cards

My dear friend and upline, Beckie Carlson, lost her husband last Sunday. It was very sudden and unexpected. Beckie and Brad had been together for 20 years and have 6 children ages 7 - 16. They were best friends and loved each other so much. Beckie wrote a lovely tribute to her husband which you can read HERE.

My friend will be moving to Arizona in the coming months to be closer to her family. I will miss her so much. I will treasure our friendship always and only wish her the best.

I made Beckie some Thank You cards to help her out. I think they are simple, yet elegant and I hope she likes them.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Happy Easter!

Today we went to the Easter egg hunt at Katy's preschool, the First United Methodist Church in Titusville. They had lots of crafts to do, there was a puppet show about the meaning of Easter, a hot dog lunch and an egg hunt. It was lots of fun and the kids found lots of eggs!

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Kristina's Color Inpsiration #48

I'm baaaack! I've kind of taken a break from the computer lately. Life has been a bit hectic, so something had to give!

Anyway, I wanted to make a thank you gift for the women who watches our dogs. She has a sweet little kennel on her property, and she was nice enough to let me bring the dogs today, even though it is Sunday and she is closed! We are staying the night at Universal Studios tonite, so hopefully we can start off this spring break with some fun and the kids can stop whining 24 hours a day.

I made a little treat pouch like this at Stampin Up Regionals in January. Super simple!! Basically just take a piece of cardstock 4" x 12". Score at 4", 5" and 9". Adhere together with sticky strip. Then you can decorate how ever you'd like. I filled a little bag with Easter chocolates and inserted in the middle. Cute! Thanks for stopping by!

stamps: Man's Best Friend
paper: Parisian Breeze Specialy DSP, whisper white
ink: chocolate chip, Riding hood red
accessories: Kiwi Kiss ribbon, dimensionals