Thursday, October 1, 2015

Blogging Friends Blog Hop.

Welcome to the first ever "Blogging Friends Blog Hop"

Up until one month ago we were a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada whom had never met before.  Well, actually, we still haven’t met yet (in person). . . But, through our common bond of Stampin’ Up! and a shared love of papercrafting we have created a fun new blog hop.  Please join us on the 1st of every month to see what wonderful things we have created

I am super excited to be part of my first ever blog hop!!! This is the perfect kind of blog hop for's only once a month and I felt this was something I could totally do and commit to. I chose to share a couple cards and a little hand sanitizer holder for my projects today. I am making a bunch of the little hand sanitizer holders for my upcoming craft fair in a couple weeks....Aren't they just so cute?!

 I got inspiration for this cute little box to hold the Bath and Body Works hand sanitizer from Erica Cerwin. I had to change the measurements so the new shape of the bottle would fit a little better.  

My spider web doilies were on backorder and took what seemed like forever to get. I had several unfinished projects just laying around waiting for the doilies to arrive. I still haven't gotten them all attached to my projects. 

 Jodi Horsley is up next!!!! 

Crystal Komara

Lisa Kmiec 

Anna Masciovecchio

Chris Pochatek

Libby Fens

Anne Power

Mary Blocher

Danica Ferrante

Deborah Smart

Jessica Mink-You are HERE

Jodi Horsley

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Make it Monday.

A few months ago I saw this super cute Library Card tutorial by Erica Cerwin and I knew I just had to try it BUT I wanted a smaller version. So after a couple attempts I got the measurements just right and came out with this little card. I love it! Super cute for a gift card and enough room to write a little note. 

 sahara sand cardstock: 6x8. score at 6, 2 1/2
very vanilla inside card: 3 1/4 x 4 1/2

Here are the items I used: 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday Rewind.

WOW I cannot believe it's been 3 weeks since my last post! Time really does just fly by!!! Well let's see here nothing much going on here but school and baseball. That's keeping up pretty busy for now. This week was pretty crazy, between games and practice we are at the ballpark 6 days....Monday to Saturday. And today Ryan and I have a wedding to attend so I will be hightailing it home to get ready and the boys will go home with Grandma. 

Yesterday Easton had his first field trip as a Kinder and of course all the kids were super excited and running around like a bunch of crazies.  After the field trip I had to go dress shopping for this wedding today because the dress I ordered online just wasn't going to work  I manage to find a dress and find Ryan a shirt in just under an hour. As I was trying on dresses Easton said to me, "Mom...You look good". The things kids say sometimes is so darn cute. No clue what made him think to say that or where he heard it from. 

A couple weeks ago over the Labor Day holiday Ryan and I got a couple days to ourselves without the crazies. First little trip without them in over 2 years and the last one was a camping trip with the Jeep as well. We went to the Rubicon 4x4 Trail for a huge fundraiser they have every year....Cantina for the Con. We went up Saturday afternoon after Ryan got home from work and stayed until Monday. We will for sure be going back next year. We had a lot of fun and enjoyed it. It's awesome to see all the different Jeeps, buggies, and rigs. 

 Our awesome new instant tent that goes up in like a minute...why in the world didn't we have one of these sooner!!!

This is the forth time this summer Ryan has taken the Jeep out and that makes me so HAPPY. He loves that stinking Jeep and loves to go out on the trial. I wish we had time to go more. And now that the kids have gone a couple times they love it and can't wait to go again. BUT taking the kids is so much more work!!!! It may be getting too cold to take the kids this late in the year. I do know Ryan is itching to go again soon. 


video video video

Cameron lost another tooth at school the other day. Some of his teeth have been loose FOREVER! Like over a year. His top front 2 teeth have been loose for like a year and a half, barely loose and the one just fell out last month.

I scored another deal with Direct TV and we got the NFL Sunday Ticket for FREE again this season so of course Ryan is in football heaven on Sundays, he's super stoked about getting to the Packers place every week considering they are rarely on network TV here since we are on the West Coast....GO PACK GO!!!

Last weekend was card class and here are the cards we made. Sweet and SIMPLE I like to call it!

Easton was very excited to be able to get his turn at catcher last week. He had just fallen and was about to have a serious meltdown and the coach asked if he wanted to be catcher and his frown turned upside down real FAST.

Of course I have to throw in a picture of this little cute crazy kid.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Friday Rewind.

Well folks we now have 2 full weeks of school in the books! So far things are going good for both Cameron and Easton. It's only the beginning and I know we will face some challenges ahead BUT for now I am enjoying the good!!!

This week was filled with another monthly parent meeting, baseball practice, and a dentist appointment. I am very happy I will be getting a break from the dentist for now. I am just about out of insurance money for the year so I will go back at the beginning of the year and start to finish up my long to-do list. 

Also happening this week is carpooling!!! I started carpooling with our friends that live behind us. Their girls are in the same class as Easton and Cameron. Since Kindergarten does not go a full day we both we driving to the school 3 times a day!!! Do you know how insane that is?! Especially because we live about 20-25 away from the school. Plus they are playing soccer and we are playing baseball and all that happens close to where the school thats even more driving. My gas tank is much happier this week!!!! So far I think it's working out pretty good!!! 

I am totally getting burnt out on cooking dinner. Actually it's not so much the cooking, it's the planning and figuring out WHAT to cook. I seriously need to find some new recipes to cook. I need to spend some time finding new side dishes especially. I feel like we eat the same stuff for dinner all the time.

Cameron finally lost another tooth this week. This tooth has been loose for like EVER!!! I kid you not! His two front teeth have been lost for like over a year. Yes at first the barely moved BUT they were still a little loose, it wasn't until like over the weekend that they really got loose. 

Baseball started this week! 

We finally got Bentley his own glove. He's a lefty so none of the boys' old gloves worked for him and he ended up wanting a red and black glove...right when he saw he snatched it up.

Seriously...this is no joke!

So last week Ryan took his Mom and her husband Marc rock crawling for a couple days. Marc has been before but this was the first time for Ryan's mom. He had been talking about taking her for awhile now. They all had a great time. Next week we are going without the kids so I am really looking forward to that. We haven't been on a trip or getaway of any kind without them in over 2 years.




Thursday, August 27, 2015

My First Video Tutorial.

Well I finally had a few minutes to record my first video tutorial. The other night Ryan took Bentley and Easton with him to hit some golf balls {Bentley will not be going again for a long time} and to the hardware store for a couple of bolts. Cameron stayed here and was allowed to play Minecraft before it was reading time. 

I must say this is rather embarrassing...don't ask me why. I think because I hate hearing my voice and I did mess up a little. I guess the messing up part is always going to happen. The lighting was terrible and I think I bumped my desk, shaking the camera. 

I saw this idea at this year's Stampin' Up! Convention. They stream some of it online so Demonstrators who cannot attend are able to see some of what is going on. And most important we get to see a sneak peek of the holiday catalog. 

They made a super cute box to hold note cards {size 5x3 1/2}. I wanted to try and make one to hold the standard size card {4 1/4 x 5 1/2}. It took me a few tries but I finally got it! And I thought this would be the perfect project to share as my first video tutorial. 


Here is the direct link to the video:

Let me know what you think!!!!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Make it Monday.

It time for another quick and easy Make it Monday, inspired by Retro Sketches. I am so in love with black and white cards and a color accent. I love using pink colors as my accent since I have 3 boys I don't get a lot of pink around here so I often tend to go right for the Melon Mambo:)

Here is the sketch I used. 

Here are the items I used: 

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Friday Rewind.

I missed last weeks Friday Rewind post. Not quite sure why....don't remember. I think I had the computer in bed with me but then started falling asleep so I didn't even attempt to do one. Today was an exhausting day and it didn't really hit me until just about an hour ago. I feel like I have been living in my car driving back and forth to school and all over the place. You don't even want to know what my gas tank looks like and I just filled up on Tuesday...not good. 

I would have to say last weeks highlight would be the kids starting school. 10 weeks of summer break over and gone and now the madness starts!

One of the best things about school starting is that means I nearby my favorite place like everyday:) Bentley and Easton love going there as well because they give out "whipsticks" and on this day Bentley for a lollipop whipstick. 

Last weekend I did a vendor event at a local park. It wasn't a good event for me once again. I think I need to stick with straight craft fairs. There were people there just not at any of the vendor tents. It was the same for most of the other vendors as well. It didn't help that it was like 105 degrees out.....AND Ryan was sweet and surprised me with the kids! They had fun for the short time they were  there. My mom stopped by too and took them all to get shaved ice {which took FOREVER} and Cameron saw his music teacher on stage singing :) So that was cool!!!

Bentley ran into the counter a few days ago and ended up with a black eye...crazy kids was throwing a tantrum and whacked his eye.

Yesterday I started my new "job". I am now watching my nephews 2 days a week....can things get any crazier around here. It actually wasn't that bad at all. Just a little extra work and getting in and out of the car takes a little longer. Today we went to Lowe's and Sprouts before we had to pick up Easton from school. All went well and everyone was good:)

Well that's it for now folks. I am exhausted and starring at this computer is doing funky stuff to my eyes. Hope everyone has a great weekend!!!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

More Pretty Petals.

I cannot get enough of this paper stack Pretty Petals. I know I have used it a lot lately but it's just so pretty...I love it! Another thing I am loving right now are these cute little wooden expressions....absolutely love them!!! I remember over a year ago one of the My Paper Pumpkin kits came with them and it was my favorite kit. These little wooden elements make for some super cute and easy cards.  
This has been a very busy week so far and school just started last week. I haven't been home much to get anything done. Between picking up the boys from school I run errands and try to pick up around the house. More on school and our crazy schedule later this week on the Friday Rewind:) I am sneaking this post in before I need to run off to the Kindergarten parent meeting of the year. I am hoping it's only an hour long.....fingers crossed! 

I hope you like the card made. I got inspiration from Fab Friday Sketch Challenge. 

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