Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day to everyone in the US.
I hope you are enjoying yourself and thanking our soldiers for everything that do for us regularly!

My sister and Jonathan came down to go shopping.  We went for lunch at Friendly's and had yummy sundaes.  Can you tell Bryce was so happy to see her?
I have been working on the door for the basement, sanding and scrapping it to prepare to paint it!
I am going to go back over today to continue working on it.
Finally, our septic system is being worked on. Here is a picture of our trenches that have been dug for it...
each trench is 90 feet long, by only digging two long ones versus 3 small ones, we were able to save some trees.  Unfortunately we had to have 4 taken down earlier this week. 

You still have a little over an hour to post your layouts for Scrap That Poetry.
I will be back tonight with a winner and will be posting the new challenge tomorrow.
I will also be posting the Retiring list of Stampin up Products tomorrow...
See you then!
Happy Memorial Day

Sunday, May 30, 2010


Design Dollies- color challenge
Fushia, white and kraft
I used whisper white, rose red, and kraft (new crumb cake)
Scallop border punch
Thanks so much - from Trendy Trees
Filigree brad
Itty Bitty Backgrounds
and the new...
Stampin up Island Floral Big Shot die

The next challenge that I did is Sketchy thursday's sketch
It is hard to see my doodling and journaling around the outside of the page.

Our song for this week at Scrapping the Music is Fragile!

I chose to use the word "Star" for my layout.  Bryce was a star at his Hat Parade at school.
He was so handsome and confident when speaking.
He is "My Star!"
Sorry, I have been so MIA lately.... with only a little over 30 days to get our occupancy permit things around here are really crazy!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Getting my Scrap On...

I am so thrilled to be enjoying this weekend...
getting my scrap on...
I have completed numerous design team layouts...
and I am starting on random favorite challenges!
The first two challenges that I wanted to participate in are...
and Design Dollies sketch challenge
I combined the two!
Here is the sketch

I hope to be back with more later this weekend.
I hope you all are having a fabulous one!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stampin up

Just a reminder, you have until May 31st to place an order to earn Free Brads!  Click on my link on the right to see what stamp sets qualify you for free brads!
I used "All a Flutter" to create this tag.
Tonight, Jenn had a Stampin Up Workshop and earned lots of free stamps.
Here is one of the cards that we created tonight.
The next card we created uses Tropical Party for this next card...

I Cased both of the cards above.. please leave me a comment if you are the original creator of these beautiful cards, so I can give you credit.  I hope you like my take on your cards!
My Door prizes tonight are my Card/Layout Candy!
Finally, I'd like to share a similar creation that I made for my hostess...
This one is mine, but the one that I made for her is extremely similar.

Have fun placing your orders... lots of fun stamp sets and accessories!
Thanks for stopping by and looking!
I will be posting the list of items retiring on June 1st.
If you would like me to personally email the list to you, send me an email at
Also, I will be hosting a "Retirement Party" featuring the items that will be retiring on June 30th.  However, once the product is gone, it is gone forever, so order early in the month!
If you would like more info about the party/ class, send me an email as well!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Scrap That Poetry

We still have a few days left for our Scrap That Poetry challenge, Woman's Work!  Come join us! 
Click here to see the latest challenge.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

This weekend

Makenna's Closing Ceremony for Preschool
Clara and Gavin
Gavin and Bryce
Clara, Aunt Cathie and Bryce
Cousin Jonathan's T-ball game
When we arrived home on Saturday, Bryce wanted to go to work.  He even said to me "Mommy, I need to go to work, are you going to drop me off?"
The siding was put on the dormer this weekend.
The back of the house was being graded so that it is ready for the well this week.
Brian painted the tub this weekend.  It looks beautiful!
The upper windows arrived this past week, they will be put in on Tuesday.
Brian put on the deck for the front porch this weekend.
The last of the trees that needed to be taken down, were taken down this
morning to make room for the septic.
Bryce and pop pop working.
My project- I decided to take on painting the main door to the basement.
I learned how to use a belt sander today.

Looking forward to finishing this project- will be painting it the same color as the tub.
Martha Stewart's Barn Red
Clara had a blast making "cakes" at the property today.
I picked up our travertine tile for the bathroom.  It arrived broken again.  We had to order 12 more tiles.
I also worked on some projects today that I will be able to share later this week!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Scrapping the Music- Some Days you Gotta Dance

Scrapping the Music- Some Days You Gotta Dance
I hope you find time this week to come join us!

"You are the Music in me."
Journaling reads "Some days you just gotta DANCE!"

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Mom C

Happy Birthday, Mom C.
We planned a surprise birthday party for her.
Here are the invitations that I made for her birthday party!
We are currently enjoying dinner at the Vinyard to celebrate.
Here is the birthday card that I made her...

Here is a note pad holder that I created for her since she loves to make lists
of what layouts she is working on...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, May 17, 2010


Visit at Nana's house.

We had a blast at Jonathan's T-ball game this weekend...

We gave out our mother's day gifts this weekend as well...
Clara and Nana
Picnic with family
My cousins, my sister, my grandma and I

Grandma, Aunt Phyllis, Aunt Miriam

I love this picture...

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