Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The joys of a being a mom.


Most afternoons are uneventful and usually relaxing. Unfortunately, that was not the case this afternoon.


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Rock the Vote and a Give a way!!

Today is Election Day.  First thing I did was drop the kids off to school and headed to my local polling area.





 

 

It was nice to see the people in my neighborhood at the polling station there. I talked to a couple of people to pass the time while waiting in line.  Not to bad.


I plan on watching as the results are rolling in so it will be interesting to watch.


So, I would like to leave you with a card I made using the new Teresa Collins Now and Then Collection.




[caption id="attachment_256" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Card created using Teresa Collins Designs Now and Then Collection[/caption]



To celebrate I have a little giveaway! A 6x6 pad of this amazing Collection NOW AND THEN!!!

 



All you have to do is leave a comment below.  I will pick a winner and post the winner on Saturday, Nov 10.  Have an amazing day!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

World Card Making Day

Today is World Card Making Day!!


I have a love for cards and love today.

I would like to share the card I made for WOW! Embossing Powders.  You can check out the blog post HERE. There is even a great contest going on today. Make sure to check it out.


Here is the card I made for Teresa Collins Design Team Blog.  Check out the blog post HERE. And Teresa Collins Designs is holding a great contest HERE.



So excited to get crafty and see how many more cards I can create today!   Happy World Making Card DAY!


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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

School is back in session!!!

Summer has come and gone!  The kids are all in school and we are excited for school to be back in session.

This is the first year that Caroline will be in school all day for Kindergarten, Drew is excited about being with his friends in 1st grade, and Sammie has the best class ever....most of her friends are in her class for 2nd grade.   We are all excited about the coming school year and we hope we can keep up with the momentum of the excitement throughout the year.



We have been so busy this summer with my parents visiting us till October.  They have helped us with the kids and it allows me to travel in Sept to Scrapfest and Inspiration Unlimited. I could not do it without them helping with the kids. So THANK YOU LOLO AND LOLA.



I am grateful for my family!  We are in transition time with school and I am hoping it does not take us too long to adjust.  Wish us luck.   I couldn't do it with out the help of Robert.  Wow...we make a great team!




Thanks for stopping by.  Hope to have some crafty shares with you soon.


Till next time. Happy Crafting.



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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Getting ready for CHA...

I am in the middle of trying to get samples completed for CHA.  The Teresa Collins Designs booth is going to be amazing!!!

I can not wait to share more projects with her new and amazing lines.  If you have not seen them check them out HERE: www.teresacollinsdesigns.com



 





I will be spending some extra time in Chicago with my family while we are out there.  Hopefully I will be able to share more with you soon.  Come back often. You never know when I might be doing a giveaway. :)

 

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Altered File Folder - Spring Fling

Today on the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog I have my altered file folder featured. Check out the full blog post : HERE

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Quick and Easy Card

Today I am featured on the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on this link to see the full blog post: Blog Post for Quick and Easy Card

Monday, May 14, 2012

Something is brewing....

Crazy times are happening here in my little world.   I don't know what had gotten into me.. I had this great idea now I am running with it.  So something is a brewin'.  Stay tuned!!!

In addition to my fun endeavor, we are having Caroline and Drew's birthday party on Saturday!!  They each invited their friends to come a PARTY!!!  PARTY ROCK IS IN THE HOUSE!!!  It is going to be a Tangled and Angry Birds themed party.   It will be an interesting party to say the least.  We are excited and it is going to be the bash of the year.   I figure this might be the last year we can do a combo birthday.  I am hoping they like it so much we can do this all the time.  We will see.

I am thinking of doing something like this:
Idea and image by : Heidi check out her post here
Check out her blog... some great ideas!!!

and doing something like this:
Idea and photo from: Love the Day blog
Another great blog check it out!!
So I have my work cut out for me.   We will see what I can get done before the party!!!
Hope you had a great Mother's Day!
Come back soon!

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Something is brewing....

Crazy times are happening here in my little world.   I don't know what had gotten into me.. I had this great idea now I am running with it.  So something is a brewin'.  Stay tuned!!!In addition to my fun endeavor, we are having Caroline and Drew's birthday party on Saturday!!  They each invited their friends to come a PARTY!!!  PARTY ROCK IS IN THE HOUSE!!!  It is going to be a Tangled and Angry Birds themed party.   It will be an interesting party to say the least.  We are excited and it is going to be the bash of the year.   I figure this might be the last year we can do a combo birthday.  I am hoping they like it so much we can do this all the time.  We will see.I am thinking of doing something like this:









Idea and image by : Heidi check out her post hereCheck out her blog... some great ideas!!!

and doing something like this:









Idea and photo from: Love the Day blogAnother great blog check it out!!

So I have my work cut out for me.   We will see what I can get done before the party!!!

Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

Come back soon!

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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day!!!

Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day!
Over at the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog we are participating in a Blog hop!
Come out and participate on the HOP! You are going to start HERE - http://www.swirlydoos.blogspot.com/2012/05/swirlydoos-may-kit-reveal-blog-hop.html




Here is my tease to what I created for the hop!  Hope you enjoy the hop... there are some great prizes available for the hop.
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Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day!!!

Happy {inter}National Scrapbook Day!
Over at the Teresa Collins Design Team Blog we are participating in a Blog hop!
Come out and participate on the HOP! You are going to start HERE - http://www.swirlydoos.blogspot.com/2012/05/swirlydoos-may-kit-reveal-blog-hop.html


Here is my tease to what I created for the hop!  Hope you enjoy the hop... there are some great prizes available for the hop.
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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Happy Birthday Caroline!!!

Today is Caroline's birthday! My baby has tuned 5 years old.  She was excited to be the same age as her older brother, but only for two weeks and he will be turning 6.  Needless to say it was a full day of celebration.
Here is a quick picture of the kids this morning about to enjoying Caroline's birthday cake.
Here is a close up of the cake.

Caroline had a great 5th birthday!

With Caroline's birthday I had the opportunity to play with a new Cricut Cartridge.

This is what I created:

 I made for my daughter's birthday. She is into princesses and fairy tales, the Pretty Pennants cartridge was the perfect solution for her birthday banner.  I needed to add a little bit of sparkle because what girl does not love glitter?  So I added glitter to the pieces and used foam squares to adhere all the pieces together to make the PERFECT banner for my daughter's 5th birthday. 
Supplies:
Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon at the Picnic Paper
White Cardstock
Teresa Collins Gentry's Glitter
Iridescent Fine Glitter
Cartridges Used:
Sophisticated- Teresa Collins
Pretty Pennants

Tip: 1.) To make your own chipboard letters. Cut out the letter three times on card stock and layer up the letters to give it more stability like chipboard. I love using the cricut because the letters are cut out perfect each and every time. 
2.) Using foam squares gives your project dimension and more depth to the overall look of your creation. 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Thursday!


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Happy Birthday Caroline!!!

Today is Caroline's birthday! My baby has tuned 5 years old.  She was excited to be the same age as her older brother, but only for two weeks and he will be turning 6.  Needless to say it was a full day of celebration.
Here is a quick picture of the kids this morning about to enjoying Caroline's birthday cake.
Here is a close up of the cake.

Caroline had a great 5th birthday!

With Caroline's birthday I had the opportunity to play with a new Cricut Cartridge.

This is what I created:

 I made for my daughter's birthday. She is into princesses and fairy tales, the Pretty Pennants cartridge was the perfect solution for her birthday banner.  I needed to add a little bit of sparkle because what girl does not love glitter?  So I added glitter to the pieces and used foam squares to adhere all the pieces together to make the PERFECT banner for my daughter's 5th birthday. 
Supplies:
Teresa Collins Sweet Afternoon at the Picnic Paper
White Cardstock
Teresa Collins Gentry's Glitter
Iridescent Fine Glitter
Cartridges Used:
Sophisticated- Teresa Collins
Pretty Pennants

Tip: 1.) To make your own chipboard letters. Cut out the letter three times on card stock and layer up the letters to give it more stability like chipboard. I love using the cricut because the letters are cut out perfect each and every time. 
2.) Using foam squares gives your project dimension and more depth to the overall look of your creation. 

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you have a great Thursday!


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

WINNER WINNER!!!!



The winner for the WOW! blog hop is Julie E. She commented my blog here!!!





I have two

"A mother is not a person to lean on but a person to make leaning unnecessary." Dorothy Canfield Fisher

"Chaos is important. It's like when are cleaning house -- it always gets worse before it gets better." Unknown



Please email Suzy West at : psajfamily@aol.com to claim your prize. She will need your full name and mailing information. CONGRATS!!!!!


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