31 October 2010


Just a quick pic before the DD gets her coat on to brave Wisconsin Halloween :) More later!

Thanksgiving Tag

Here's my submission for Michelle's Thanksgiving/fall challenge at Totally Stamps.

Sorry the photo is slightly blurry...My good camera is on trick-or-treating duty ;)
Go check out the rest of the design team's submissions!!!


29 October 2010


I've run into a bit of a dilemma while organizing my crafty cavern. I've found that I have NO IDEA how to store and organize my stickers. I've tried organizing them in a a clear folder....hanging up....I just HAVE NOT found a pleasing way to sort and organize them, yet keep them handy and (mostly) visible so that I remember to use them :)

So I'm curious what other people do. Have you guys found a wonderful way to store stickers that works awesomely for you? And if so, I'd REALLY like to know your secret!!!


27 October 2010

My Monday minute....a few days late :)

A quick Monday minute :)

(1) Have you ever been hospitalized? (OK, maybe that one isn't so upbeat)
Numerous times. I have quite severe asthma and end up in the hospital at least once a year with that...The local heath care community knows me on a first name basis :)
(2) What’s the last bit of good news you received?
Hmmmm....It shouldn't be this hard to think of....I guess hearing that my car was finally paid off was a BIG relief!
(3) Who was your favorite teacher?
I've had a lot of inspirational teachers that became some of my favorites....My fourth grade teacher, who has since passed, was awesome....Rolf, Mort, and Jean in college were the professors that pushed me the most both out of my comfort zone and to realize what I had to offer as a person. I owe a great deal to them.
(4) Do you sing in the shower?
When DON'T I sing?!?!? FYI the shower has great acoustics ;)
(5) Describe the happiest day of your life.
The happiest day of my life, thus far, was probably the birth of my daughter. I may be a tad biased, but she's just the cutest, most precious being to grace the earth!



Card Swap

Michelle over at Totally Stamps is having a Thanksgiving swap so I thought I'd post a couple of pics of the cards that I made.

Not exactly how I had envisioned them turning out, but I like them nonetheless. The design was based on the sentiment I chose, "Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don't unravel."

25 October 2010

Yay Design Team!!

Just wanted to share with you all...I made the design team over at Totally Stamps!
So pleaaaaase go check out Michelle's blog and leave tons of nice comments!!


18 October 2010

Monday minutes

I just happened upon Cristy's site and thought it would be fun to participate and to get to know a little about me and my crafty buddies, so here goes!

(1) Did you play any sports growing up?

Perhaps it's more appropriate to say that I tried and failed miserably at basketball. I was joke. It may have had something to do with the fact that I was impressionable and didn't want to wear my glasses to games...and the fact that I was just too nice...Girls would try to rip the ball out of my hands or jump up and push me around with their tushes...and I thought, well gee, if you want it that bad, go ahead...much to the dismay of my team. Eventually, I found my true calling as a cheerleader and left the basketball playing to the big meanies :)

(2) Have you ever gotten an MIP (apparently people don't know what this is.  I guess it's the dorky law 
school part of me, sorry!'s a minor in possession)?
Negative. No minor possession of any substance for this girl!

(3) Do you snore or sleepwalk?
I've been know to bring down the house. I come from a long line of professional log cutters...I just do my small part to make my family proud.

(4) Describe your last dream.
Some of the details are a little fuzzy, but I dreamed that we were having a family day at work and we had rented this ginormous inflatable trampoline type thing that we set up in a school gym. A bunch of people were inside testing it out and a guy from work comes up to me and tells me that he thinks he hurt a little girl when he landed on her...and then he left. Shortly after he tells me this, a little girl comes up to me with a smashed hand and a boot imprint on it. I carried her over to a table where I helped bandage it up and called the clinic to tell them I was on my way there with a little girl with a broken finger.
After this all, I awoke quite angry at the guy from work who probably hasn't the slightest idea that he broke some little girl's finger in my dream, and then just left her to suffer. Does this ever happen to anybody else...somebody in your dream makes you mad and you're still angry with them when you wake up?

(5) What's the one thing you've been meaning to do that you just haven't gotten to?
One thing...Lordy....I'm going to have to go with giving my doggy friend a bath. He's shedding like horrible, but now it's too cold to spray him down and send him outside to dry off.  

Let me know if any of y'all play! I'd love to see your answers as well!


Tshirt fun!

Today I thought I'd share a couple of tshirts that I made with the kiddos a little while back using my cricut and some fabric paint.

I picked up a couple of shirts at HL for the kids and then let them pick out a design that they wanted on their shirt. I used freezer paper to cut out the stencil and then ironed it onto the shirt. Then I put a piece of cardboard inside the shirt so the paint didn't go through and paint the other side of the shirt. I just used a foam brush for the larger areas and a small paint brush from my stash for the outlining and faces. And voila! Here's the finished products :) PS...ignore the time stamps on the photos, apparently I need to fix that!

 Stevie picked out a moose.....Kinda cute if I don't say so myself...

 Izzy picked out a puppy, which I was happy about because it was quite cute...then she insisted that I paint him green.....Oh well, it's her shirt, and she knows what she likes (GREEN) here's the lil Scotty alien dog.

And all in all a fun activity for me and the "satisfied customers." Look at those grins :)

16 October 2010

MIA? I think not!

Hi all!

I know that I've been a little MIA recently...I had some work stuff to take care of as well as my regular mommy and wife duties. But I missed you all too much to stay away FOREVER! So I'm back with a promise to be more regular in my posting. I love seeing what you guys have created and love taking inspiration from your projects...Hopefully mine can do the same for some of you.

Also, if you could, I would love you to stop by my friend Michelle's website She's got a lot of nifty projects over there that she's created in addition to hosting challenges and card swaps! You won't be disappointed!

And here's a quick project of mine....It's a scrapbook page that I'm redoing because I'm not happy with the white background.....

My daughter...a Lady Gaga fan (yes....she's 6 but can sing all of Alejandro)...and always wanting to share in the card playing fun that our family and friends partake in. On her birthday she was allowed to play one hand of poker with the neighbors for pennies. She ended up winning 20-some cents :)

Pictures aren't all that great, because it's still dark here and I don't want to wake up my sleeping family :) I'll let you know how the "remodel" turns out!!

Until next time,