Sunday, December 27, 2009

Whew! Christmas parties are over!

All the parties are done.  The decorations are put away and the house is cleaned.  I even got a chance to shop a little today.  Here are a few pictures.

Grandad is working really hard putting Jack's kitchen together

Pile on Doug!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Big Birthday Boy

Jack had a little family birthday party on his  actual birthday, then on Saturday he had a big family and friend party.  Here are just a few pics, hehe.

here he is playing with his new trains.

getting goofy with Aunt Anna and Uncle Doug

here he is modeling his new Cars pajamas from Amy

here are picks from his Saturday party.

No Christian, wait

It's Santa birthday boy

I got baby Emily

blow out the candles

present time

Melissa and baby Lucy

Cristian and Gracie

Gator Golf

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Another Fresh Brewed Designs Blog Hop

The talented miss Heather is having an image release and to celebrate that she is having a blog hop, go check it out there are a lot of prizes throughout the hop.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Crafty Time

OK, so I had about an hour to craft today, and these are the 2 cards I made.  I was feeling like using glitter today. Now that I have my new scrapbook shelf hung up and can see all my glitter on the shelf, I felt like using it.

You can't really tell in this picture but this first card is super glittery, I used snowflake stickers and the snowman and tree is chipboard.

At least you can tell this next card is glittery.  I got the image in a swap and all the snowy parts of the image have a ton of glitter on them.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Awesome Blog Candy

Lisa is offering some awesome blog candy, here is the link.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

It was a long but fun day.  We had lunch at my Mom's then dinner at Paul and Natalie's.  I got to see my Grandma at the nursing home too.  I am so excited cause tomorrow I am gonna watch New Moon, yay and go to the new house to unpack some boxes.

Here is one of the few pictures of all of the kids together and facing forward.

Here is Jack and Christian, after Alek and Nathaniel left Jack followed Christian around everywhere.  Poor Christian, but he was sooooo good with Jack, he didn't get mad once that he kept following him.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

2 cards and a pool party!

We spent Friday and Saturday working on the house, we got a lot of stuff moved into the rooms that are finished. So today I wanted to rest, I made 2 cards and then we went to a pizza/pool party at Paul and Natalie's so we could all visit with Uncle Ken before he had to leave to go home.  Jack had fun swimming with Jason and all of the other kids, then ate pizza and lots of sweets. Then Jack played air hockey with Gracie.  The kids had fun playing on the pool cover before it was opened up.

Onto the cards:

The first card I made is just really simple, I embossed 2 lines on both sides, put gold shimmer ink on them and added a pretty sticker to the card and then a sentiment.

This next card is for the cute critters club challenge to make a Christmas card using pink and red.  The paper looks light pink and dark pink but I swear it is red and pink.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fresh Brewed Blog Hop

There is a blog hop for Fresh Brewed Designs, this Friday, go and check it out.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

We were not having any luck in the neighborhood, so we found a church that was doing trunk or treat and went there. Jack had so much fun and everyone loved his Thomas the Train outfit, then he left with his Nana so he can spend the night at Nana's house.

Jack posing with his kitty cat cousins, Cassie and Hannah.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

some Christmas and Thanksgiving cards and a visit to TN

I have been busy working on the house this week and haven't had too much time to card, but on Tuesday I had a craft day with Cass.  I made 2 cards before I drove to her house, then 2 cards at her house.

So, I got kind of carried away with the stickles and made the black ink bleed, that is why the snow falling has a black tint to it.

Here are the Thanksgiving cards that I made at Cass's house, the first one is for the CCC sketch challenge.

Well, I have to get back to work on the house, maybe I will get another chance to card this week.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Getting in the Christmas mood

I have been trying to get a jump start on my Christmas cards this year, and since I'm off of work I have been trying to make a bunch of cards, but with the house and Jack , I haven't had too much crafting time.  My goal was to make one card a day while I was off, and I have been off for 5 days and have 4 cards made, so I guess I'm not doing too bad.

With this first card, I wanted to challenge myself by picking a color you don't see too often on Christmas cards, so I picked yellow, not gold, but yellow.  I was going through my papers that people have rak'd me and I found this perfect paper.  I don't think it turned out too bad.

This next card is for a sketch challenge over on Card Makin Mamas.  I got this image in a Christmas swap last year.

I took an up-close pic of the snowflake so you could see how sparkly it is.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

My Happenings last week

Jack wanted to paint the pumpkins we got at Jackson's Orchard.

Then we went to Elaine's to celebrate Alek's birthday.  Jack wanted to open the presents and blow out the candles, so bad, but I kept telling him that he will get to on his birthday in less than 2 months, but of course that is an eternity to a child.

Superman cake

Then I wanted to try this recipe from the Taste of Home magazine, I went to the Taste of Home cooking school and wanted to try these.  They are s'mores muffins, I think it looks like a marshmallow creme volcano, but they were delicious.