Friday, December 30, 2011

Holden's 3rd birthday

My little man turned 3 on the 28th.  I can't believe he's 3 - where does the time go?!  The little boy next door has a trike that Holden just loves so for his birthday we got him one of his own.  He so far has done really well with it and even "parks" it in the garage at night.  Children are silly little creatures aren't they? :)  Here is a picture of him and his sister enjoying ice cream cake.

Every since I could remember we had a Carvel's ice cream parlor in one of the many shopping centers in Vienna, VA.  It is LONG gone by now but I remember going with my grandmother to pick up birthday cakes and/or the random ice cream cone.  Now we get them at our local grocery store and when Holden turned two we introduced him to my little family tradition.

Here is a picture of the big boy on his bike.  He's SO happy!  I have a feeling this is what he will be doing ALL weekend!  LOL!

Brooklyn Flea SC kit

After a few months of drooling over the monthly kit club @ Studio Calico I decided it was time to add my name to the ever growing list of subscribers.  My first month (November) was the Brooklyn Flea kit and I just loved the back side of this Pebbles paper plus the 12x12 Bee's Knee's from Echo Park's Country Drive.  I had the 6x6 paper pack so I grabbed two photos of my little Zoe who had just turned one and created this. 

This (I think) is one of my best layouts I've ever done but I'm also one of those paper crafts that the magazines for some reason just don't dig.  it's OK though - when she's older she's going to love it!  and really that's all that matters. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

DD Day 6

This page is only a 6x12 (my fave of all the PL protectors) so the stuff off to the right is for Day 7 (which was the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor - this will be shown in another post).  I used G45's Christmas line from last year as well as Bella Blvd letters and some Mister Huey Custard mist.  I placed the letters onto the page and misted over them.  Then I peeled them off and sewed the word to the page.  This picture was taken one morning when I took Zoe downstairs before getting Holden ready.  She had never seen just the tree on by it's self and her eyes were as lit as the tree.  So beautiful! I took a quick pic without the flash and even though its a little blurry because she was so excited she kept moving it still came out perfect for me :) 

DD Day 5

Using the Websters "Black Friday" package I made day 5 to document the awesome view I had from my bedroom window @ night.  This is only our 2nd year in Deer Mountain and last year Zoe was just born so sleep deprived momma didn't notice all of our neighbors Christmas lights sparkling in the dark.  This is my first using Webster and I always thought it wasn't my thing.  I think I'm wrong because I have done two layouts (actual layouts) and just loved both.  I will be posting those layouts soon. 

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Just a few cards...

Here are 3 cards that I whipped up for a DT call that ended earlier this month.  I just love the new My Minds Eye Lost and Found two collections.  I love to cut things out and any of these collections (and any thing from Websters) are just perfect for the "fussy" cutter.  Just something fun and a good size to fit into my Project Life pages.  I love making stuff that has a  multipurpose :)

Merry Belated Christmas!

Wow - this month has totally gotten away from me!  While I continued to craft (I will be posting 3 cards later tonight) I spent time with my hubby and kids which equals a very neglected blog :(  This time of year is always a bit nuts.  It starts in Nov with my daughter and DH birthdays then Thanksgiving is shoved in the middle of that, then you've got Christmas and before you know it my baby boy is three!!!!  THREE!  When did that happen?!  Holden will be three tomorrow and he is just so smart and so handsome but it makes me so sad because now I'm wondering where the time went. 

I will post a birthday picture on Thursday of my not so little guy.  I guess he will always be little to me. 

Besides the 3 cards I mentioned above I will be a posting fiend this week.  I also have 3 layouts that I'm super happy with! (why is that - we should love everything we do but there are just some that stand out) and then I have whats left of my DD.  Which is a lot.  I have been working on it and still loving it I just haven't shared (how rude of me ;) 

Anywho 2012 is also shaping up to be one fun filled year.  I will be joining Ms. Ali Edwards for my very first "One little word"  and that word for me this new year is FORWARD.  I also signed up for another awesome class hosted by  Big Picture Classes  Move More, Eat Well.  Add some challenges and DT calls into the mix and all you need is cake...uh I mean an apple...and you have a party! 

So Merry belated Christmas to all and have a safe happy new year!!!  Go check out BPC and sign up for some fun!  (No I don't get paid to say that.  I really just love BPC! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Major Back Log....

I had such a great schedule planned for Dec.  Yeah...the execution was something to be desired.  I put a little too much on my plate this year (can't blame a girl for trying) so I took a little longer than I wanted to getting my "JOY" decoration done.  I finally finished it last night.    I even like it better than my boo :)

This is what I started with.  I was going to do "JOY" in all the same letters but when I got to the craft store they were all out of  O's.  So I had to get even more creative than I was planning to.  I grabbed this big one and decided I would figure out something.  I grabbed some white paint and started my project. 

I love the new Nordic collection from Basic Grey and at a stamp convention back in Sept I picked up one of Darcies ornament kits and some twill.  I added some distress inks to the fun and this is what I ended up with.  Enjoy! :)   

I also got day 2 done in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I've been following his awesome tags but not copying them.  Unfortunately I only got to day 2 - this was the one I had to defer to 2012.  My DD has really just taken over everything and I'm totally OK with it, happy even.  I'm having a blast with my DD and PL so it's all good :)  
Here is day 2:
I used Cosmo Cricket silver rub-ons, broken china and iced spruce for the back ground color, a little water, clear snowflakes from Imaginisce and Echo Park paper snow flake brad. 

Check back later for more DD pages.  I hope to "catch up" in the next day or two.  :)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

DD Day 4

Project Life protector & grid cards

Echo Park Seasons Greetings - decorations & ornament swag stickers

SC DD kit (#4 coaster, American Crafts green and red glitter stripe paper)

Jillibean Soup apple cider labels

DD Day 3

Project Life protector & grid cards

Cosmo Cricket (paper, ribbon, rub-ons, chipboard letters)

Doodlebug black letters in loopy loop

American Crafts Amy Tan thickers

felt JOY (unknown)

SC DD kit (Hambly Studios paper, Authentique her sticker, Echo Park brad, bottom part of chipboard calendar)

Designer Digitals Ali Edwards DD (date transparency)

A very late wreath post...

Hi everyone,
I am very very late with this.  I posted months ago that I like to make my own wreaths and showed you my new Halloween wreath :)  Since then I've put up one for Fall and one for Christmas.  I hope to do a winter/new years one but who can's a bit nuts right now.

I did this one last year and I snapped this picture right before I took it down and put the one below up.  Funny thing is I let my dear hubby put this up and realized that it's upside down. haha oh well.  he still gets an A for effort.  
This one I did last year as well but the white flower got a bit squished.  I should have fluffed it before taking the picture.  Enjoy :)

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Back of the title page for my DD

Project Life protector

SC DD kit (chipboard calendar, light green twine, red ribbon, Jenni Bowlin Santa)

Bling accessories from Close to My Heart (crystal gem button and crystal/pearl stick pin)

Close to my heart brown/cream stripe ribbon

Cosmo Cricket "Dear Santa" rub-on

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

DD Day 2

Day two
Today was my son's first advent calendar.  He is starting to understand all the joys and wonders of the season so I decided it was time for his first advent calendar.  When I was a child my grandmother would get these for me filed with little chocolate treats.  I've seen a bunch of posts were other mothers are against the whole chocolate part but I don't give a whole lot of sweets (unless you count fruit) so I figure for 24 nights a small piece of chocolate is not going to hurt. 

This day my husband came off of orders and brought me a new Starbucks mug!  Oh and one of their chocolate muffins.  He's so awesome! 

Project Life protector & grid cards

Chatterbox paper (green)

Cosmo Cricket (for you sticker)

Red Velvet paper (unknown)

SC DD kit (#2 coaster, Jenni Bowlin paper, light green twine)

Sew Easy - We R Memories

DD day 1

For my first December day my son (who loves cows) always looks forward to seeing them on our way to work/sitters but today he also realized that there are lots of colored and/or white lights everywhere and now every time he gets in the car he asks "more lights?"

Project Life protector

Paper Smooches stamps - cow

Lawn Fawn stamps - lights

Doodlebug alpha in simply sweet (assort colors) 

SC DD kit (Teresa Collins, Jenni Bowlin, Hambly Studios overlay, SC Mister Huey's Holly Berry)

Designer Digital Ali Edwards DD (date transparency)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

My DD title page

Originally I had the 25 on chipboard but then cut it down to fit the original binder that was part of the kit.  I loved the look of Ali's cover and wanted to do something similar so I got a thing of white flock and went to town.  I ended up flocking it over and over again because it just wasn't coming out how I had it in my head and then I started to lose the coolness of this font so I whipped out the white paint and outlined the numbers.  It still wasn't looking exactly the way I wanted it which lead me to the icicle stickles.  This is when I really switched gears to do the 12x12 PL and now my chipboard was only 6x8.  I decided to grab the holly berry spray and a white piece of Bazzill.  I also grabbed my washi sliver tape from A Muse Studio's, some glitter glass by Melissa Frances and you can't do Ali's DD without her awesome Technique Tuesday December stamps (I highly suggest becoming a member)

Once I finish any project I put it up on my mantel and take a step back.  When I did this for this page I realized I was PL was the perfect fit for me and that I'm on the right track!  Stay tuned for 25 more layouts :)   

My Project Life review....

As i scanned the blogs one day I kept seeing a consistent theme from all the bloggers posting their project life pages.  What I noticed right away was that they were putting items in their pages that traditional scrapbookers don't really scrapbook (but always wanted to).  I thought that was cool but not enough to sell me. 

I'm a die hard traditional scrapbooker.  So seeing something like this makes me skeptical.  When I end up in the skeptical zone I scrutinize, I scoff and think no way - it's not for me!

Keep in mind that I'm behind - I know, aren't we all, but I'm REALLY behind.  My son's book is only up to his first birthday, he will be 3 this month.  My daughter who just turned 1 doesn't even have a first year book like my son does. UGH behind! 

For some reason about two months ago I guess I had seen enough and thou still being really skeptical for some reason I ordered it off of Amazon anyway.  When it arrived I looked through it but my lack of excitement made me stick it under my desk, and there it sat until a week ago. 

My verdict...

I don't like PL. 

I love it.

I wonder what my issue was and why I didn't just trust the genius behind PL - Ms. Becky Higgins with being able to do what I needed to do in WAY less time.  The thing that sold me?  I am able to capture my memories, jot down all the crazy stuff my 3 year old says and 1 year old does and still use all my traditional sb supplies.  In fact is so much less stressful! 

You aren't staring at a huge piece of paper.  Each page has a bunch of different pockets so it's like doing a bunch of mini sb layouts on one page.  It all works together, you can journal (which was a big issue for me) AND you can get the 6x6 paper packs that not only save space but are 1/4 of the price of the big packs!!!!  

With that being said I am doing my DD (see earlier post) with PL and loving every page! 

Thursday, December 1, 2011

December is a busy month & Moxie Fab World's Championing Award Medallions Challenge

Hi everyone,
December is setting out to be one crazy month!  And I'm not talking the regular shopping, decorating, baking etc etc crazy.  I'm talking about taking on WAY too many projects for one's sanity ;)  SO just what am I up too?  Well besides my A Muse Studio "business" (see my other blog @ I have decided to do Tim Holtz's12 days of tags AND Ali Edwards' December Daily/25 days book.  I am also working on my home decor and just like the BOO for Halloween I've got a JOY for Christmas coming this way too.  Yes I know I'm nuts, but in a fun way I guess.  So without further ado... Here is my first tag in my TH "collection".  I will be adding this in with my 25 days so at least it goes hand in hand.  Since this little guy also has a rosette I am adding it to the Moxie Fab World  challenge just for fun.  Yes I know I said no more challenges but this just happened to fall within the challenge guidelines so why not toss my hat into the ring...

I wanted to something along the lines of sugar plum fairy and even though I find this a bit cutesy for me I think it came out pretty well.  All the stamps are from A Muse Studio, the tags (Tim Holtz) and the glass glitter (Melisa Frances) I purchased from Simon Says Stamp.  I used Versa Mark for the back ground stamps then took two of Tim's limited edition colors - Seedless Preserves (fall) and Festive Berries (winter) and swirled them on to each corner.  I then took antique linen and covered the entire tag to give it a more grunge look.  I then took my Martha Stewart scoring board (can't paper craft without this tool!) and made the rosette from MMBI Christmas kit paper pack.  I once I scored the 1.5 inch strip I balled it up then flattened it out, ran over it with more antique linen and then attempted to fold it.  There are some rips and a few parts that didn't want to fold up but that's just all part of the "look".  I grabbed my nesting circles from spellbinders for the center, gave that an antique linen treatment and then stamped in black my sentiment.  I stamped out our little ginger bread couple, cut them out and gave them some antique linen treatment.  To color them I used a white gel pen for the "icing" and my awesome copics for the buttons and eyes.  I also stamped out 3 gum drops, ran them through the seedless preserves and then used icicle stickles and glitter glass to give them the look of sugar.  Because I felt it needed more bling I used the same stickles and glitter around the circle.  Grabbed some ribbon out of my stash for the green bow and used A Muse Studios' twine (dragged that through antique linen as well - can you tell it's one of my favorite colors) for the ribbon on the top. 

Whew!  What a post!  I think that's the longest one I've done so far.  Well only 11 more to go as well as my DD (daily December) book and Joy decor to post.  It's going to be one crafty month!  I will do my best to post almost every day.  Thanks everyone :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

DeNami Sketch Challenge #10

I only have a this challenge left for the rest of the year and then I'm taking a break from cardmaking to catch up on scrapbooking.  Don't worry I will still post my project-goodness :)  Anyway lets get down to business! 

Card 1:  First up I used the awesome apple basket stamp, colored it with my copics (I went with green because you don't see green apples as much).  Then I took my scallop border punch from EK and some gingham paper from A Muse Studios to create the stripe.  The sentiment is from Paper Smooches because I don't have any from DeNami...yet.  I then took my orange a bit further with Want2Scrap's rhinestone border and cut around because I don't have that SB die yet either.  I finished it off by inking the edges with two distress inks. 

Card 2:  This second one is MY FAVE!  This little kitty is probably one of my absolute favorites in my entire collection.  I made him a little black and white kitty and added a silver glitter pen to the ribbon and the sentiment.  I was having issues getting my camera to show that so maybe you can see it if you zoom in.  The white cardstock and bow are A Muse Studios and the 2 shades of green and pink are Bazzill.  The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Lawnscaping Challenge #21 - Thank You

Good Morning all,
Here is a card I made for the 21st Lawnscaping Challenge.  The theme this time around is Thank you.  I used my favorite new bunny from Lawn Fawn and cut out his scarf in brown to give it a little dimension.  I then sprayed A Muse Stardust finishing spray (because I'm addicted to it!) to give it some shine :)  Since I had just received my new Tim Holtz winter distress inks I had to play with those.  I was bummed for missing out on the LS blog hop all about red so I thought I would do one anyway.  I took regular piece of paper and because I am not able to find the Christmas resist pack from TH just yet I used the Halloween one (i just chopped off Mr. Bones) rubbed the holly berries all over both, sprinkled water on the regular piece and let it dry. 
I then added some of Martha Stewart's tinsel glitter, added two clouds from LYB, ribbon by A Muse and the snowflake is from Making Memories.  The blue brad is from my stash and the brand is unknown.  The sentiment is something I printed off of Word. 

Due to all that shine and glitter parts of it seem hard to see (at least by my standards) but enjoy anyway :)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CR84FN Color Challenge

I'm tossing my cards into the ring - finally - for the CR84FN color challenge.  The 3 MAIN colors this time around are Black, Pale Pink and Neutral.

I ended up with two cards for this challenge.  I've been on their email list for a while and thought that it looked pretty easy.  I'm not sure if it was the colors this time around or it's just hard for me to use 3 colors with out an idea already in my head. 

I used Bazzill (sorry I don't know the color - there wasn't a sticker on the back like every other piece I have) for the back ground and the stripe.  Paper by A Muse Studio in Blush and Black.  The ribbon also by A Muse is in bubblegum polka dot.  The flower is from Prima and that inked whiteish paper that is behind the flower is actually a mini cupcake wrapper.  I inked it with black ink so it wasn't SO white.  Sentiment is also from A Muse stamped in black. 

The second one is done with all the same paper companies and colors.  Sentiment by A Muse Studio, pin is from Maya Road, ribbon in satin bubblegum also by A Muse.  The Sweet Ribbon stamp is for Basic Grey's Piccadilly You're the Best clear stamp collection made by Hero Arts.  I colored it all with copics, switched out the cherries for the strawberries and made the ribbon strips out of bubblegum gingham from A Muse.  I can't remember where I saw a version of this sketch probably paper smooches - if I found it then I will correct my post. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Peanut Butter Jelly...

I started out by doing jelly and toast but then when I went looking for a heart I saw the sentiment and knew I had to kick the toast out and put the peanut butter in.  The two jars are from the new Paper Smooches Wake Up set.  The heart and sentiment are from the PS Falling for you.  The frame and the gingham background are from A Muse Studios (I used gingham to give it a picnic feel).  I colored everything with my awesome copic markers and the crystal pin is from Maya Road.  The brown twine is from Kim @ PS- she ties all her packages with this and I re-purposed it ;) I used a black brad from my stash, regular hemp twine to "hang" the picture and kraft paper from Michael's.   


Monday, November 7, 2011

What time is it? It's breakfast time with Paper Smooches

About 15 years ago I purchased a watch from Bloomingdale's in the Tyson's Corner mall.  It was Joe Boxer - before the brand jumped the shark and ended up @ K-Mart...

I took inspiration from this watch that had no numbers only images of breakfast, lunch and a martini glass for dinner...

I still have this watch, I just never wear it, and can't imagine getting rid of it because for some reason I have an odd thing for food items...

I used spellbinder nesting circles for the watch face.  I made the arrows - the black, white and gingham papers are from A Muse Studios.  Then I stamped and cut out the egg and bacon after using my copics some color.  Added a little bling also from A Muse.  The brad in the middle is from my stash, back ground paper is from Bazzill and the watch the jam jar colored in silver that is also part of the PS wake up stamp set!   

I hope you enjoy my card...this is my FAVORITE set from PS (not that I don't love them all - how could you not).  Tomorrow I will have a PB&J card that just cracks me up!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop!

Hello Everyone, 
Welcome to the YCU blog hop.  This hops theme is masculine cards and who are the rockin sponsors for this November hop you ask... Why that would be Paper Smooches and Simon Says Stamp Check them out if you haven't already!  They are awesome sites.

If you started at the beginning then you should have just came from Katie K.
If not then go check her out - she has some beautiful work :)

Here is today's card...

Everything on this card is from A Muse Studios except the brad and the tie.  I stamped the tie from an A Muse stamp but used My Minds Eye Hattie 6x6 paper pad for the tie.  The brad is from my stash - sorry I don't know the brand.  The sentiment and shirt is from the set called brief notes.  The circle was cut out from my spellbinders nesting circles.

Thanks for checking out my card. 
Time to pass on the love to the next blogger Jenny M
She has some great stuff too.  

Thanks for hopping with us hope you every one's cards!  Have a wonderful day :)

**I am adding a small side note.  I couldn't remember where I saw the original sketch that gave me inspirations to do this card.  Since I wanted to give credit where it's due I went thought my stash of print outs and finally found it.  The original (similar but not exact) sketch that gave me inspiration to do this card was off of Paper Smooches.**

Thursday, November 3, 2011

(More) Masculine Cards

As soon as I signed up for the blog hop from YCU I struggled to come up with a card - any card.  Something I guess clicked and I ended up making 5.  I could only pick one for the blog hop see the post above (unless you got here before 11/4/2011 @ 1:01am then you will have to come back to check out the one I picked). 

It was really hard to pick a favorite because each card had something that I really liked - I hope I made the right choice... On to the 4 that didn't get picked.

Monday, October 31, 2011

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! (HDH113 creation included)

Can you believe it's finally here.  I'm sad because tomorrow it will have come and gone...but it's always a little bit of Halloween in my craft room so I guess it's not all bad.  I will be very sad to take down my skull wreath.  I love that little guy...(see the older posts if you want to see what he looks like in all his glory)

Anywho I have been uber inky lately and have two more cards to share with you on this awesome October day!
I am also tossing my hat into the ring from the Haunted Design House challenge #HDH113 on the creation below...
So I LOVE Tim Holtz and used his Halloween paper for this.  It was one of the quad sheets that had 4 of the same image. I picked Mr. Bones here to be my spokesperson for this "hotel ad".  They have quite a few vacancy's if you know what I mean...  I used peeled paint distress ink in dauber form then splashed water to get the background.  The house with frame stamp is from Darcies.  I layered the dripping blood from rubber baby bumpers then sliced down Mr. Bone's arm and tucked it in after I used antique linen and gathered twigs distress ink pads. 
I then took a toothpick and rolled it around in fired brick to get that blood splatter look.  I found some old Martha Stewart bloody letters and used the V on white card stock, then followed with American Crafts in Edgar rub-ons.  I mounted the Vacancy sign onto A Muse Studio's wood grain paper in french toast and used a very large glue dot to hold it all in place.  Since this is an ad I spiffied it up by cutting a piece of orange garland and glued that to the bottom.  Added two red rhinestones for some glowing eyes and you have a fun travel destination! :) No bags needed where you're going...

OK everyone - I have never done anything with a digi image until now!  Drum roll please....

Check out this awesome image from Strange Skin!  LOVE THEM!  I purchased a bunch of digis to see what I could do with them since that seems to be the thing.  I still used it as a traditional item but printed it out on scrapbook paper and using my beloved Copic's to color.  I then cut out the tag, popped it up after stamping a sentiment from Darcies (same stamp set as the house) then distressed it with some antique linen and to top it off I used diamond and green stickels for the fly (he reminded me of those that fly around poop. How they are all green iridescent so I tried to recreate that).  The background paper is general kraft, black A Muse Studio and Basic Grey (erie collection).  To make the toe tag pop I used regular twine, dragged it through some distress ink and followed the drawing with the string and some clear glue.  
Enjoy!  Happy Halloween! 

It's never too late to go trick or treating :)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Halloween Stampin Fun!

Since I'm just loving Halloween I decided to play with my wonderful stamps from Rubber Baby Bumpers (I so miss that company *sigh*) and this is what I came up with.  I even squeezed in some of that hot item - washi tape by Sweet Bella-  I think I'm digging it.  Enjoy! :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


I said I would be doing more Halloween decor and here it is.  I took wooden letters (I was going to do SPOOKY but I didn't have enough paper etc left for 5 letters so I went with 3.  Here's how I did it.

I took Making Memories paint (yes I know it's old but it's still a goodie in my book) in Black and Shopping
Bag.  I didn't want something so harsh as black so I mixed the two and painted the letters.

Once dry I traced the letters out of Basic Grey's Eerie collection and because I traced them they are going to be slightly bigger than the actual letters.

I sprayed some Auburn Tattered Angels for a little color and sparkle. I then added some of Tim Holtz's crackle paint in rock candy and picket fence.  Distressed it in Black Soot and Gathered Twigs, BG felt and glitter 3D stickers.  I scored a 2" strip to make the embellishment that is behind the skull and used thick chipboard in strips to connect the letters together.  I finished it off with some red flowers, black velvet ribbon and black/white twine. 

I will be posting some more Halloween cards soon.  :) 

A Sad Heart

Sometimes being married is no fun and sometimes my dear hubby is, well, a guy and doesn't think the way I do which ends up making me upset...  Out of that comes creativity for me.  So channeling my inner Halloween with my inner hurt I end up with a card called "Sad Heart".  I drew the "face" that's in the heart and then added a rhinestone to the tear.  The sentiment says "Just for the record, you are still my everything." - Enjoy

Monday, October 17, 2011


Sorry everyone...

I'm a bit behind on posts.  I've had the last two in the queue for a few days now.  My hubby's grandfather died and we have been a bit busy with things.  I'll be back with all sorts of fun stuff that I finished before, during and after all the sadness.

Stand by my friends...

Sunday, October 16, 2011

an old ATC

Hi guys,
I'm sharing a very old ATC that I did back in 2005 for Rubber Baby Bumpers swap (she is no longer in business doing stamps, she does jewelry) called "a surprise in every box".  All the stamps show are from RBB.  Fun and in the Halloween spirit :) Enjoy...

More Halloween Goodness

So as I've stated before Halloween is my fave and my decorations (some year round) are in full swing.  They started swinging last weekend but it's been a bit up and down lately with a sick family member. 

So here are a few of my favorites and some new additions to the family. 

I saw this and almost had to push people out of the way to get it.  Not only do I love jars (not sure why that is) but check out that pumpkin.  How wonderful is that smile?

These guys my hubby and I purchased in Mexico back in 2007.  They are up year round - until we moved LAST October and I still haven't found a home much less taken them out of their protective plastic.  How sad for them.  I think I'll find them a good home this weekend...

 Ms. Sadie sits on whatever desk I'm at.  I've had her for years and she used to sit on my desk at work until I was asked to relocate her...Some people just don't get my humor - oh well...

Friday, October 14, 2011

My Card for Kaite

After I surfed around the blog hop for Katie (see the Swimming for Katie post below) I purchased a stamp, digi image and then I decided to send her best wishes with a card.  I see as of yesterday she is sadly back in the hospital :(  I hope she feels better and is able to be discharged very soon.  Hope you and Katie enjoy my card.