Friday, January 30, 2009
On a great note..Smokey came home Tuesday night. If you read my post from a few weeks ago we thought he had run off to die. He was scheduled to have a very large tumor removed from his side and he disappeared a few days before his appointment. And has been gone ever since. Wed morning I had him at the vets office and they removed the tumor. He is doing great and I got to pick him up today. I also worked all day at the auction, at the concession stand for our school. I was exausted that night.
Thursday we had to take Stuart, our other cat, to be fixed. He came home today also...he is such a scared cat he was so pitiful when I got there. I rean errands all day on Thursday because we were out of everything around here. It has been so long since I have went to get groceries and such.
Today I spent the day at the school. I changed out all of the bulliton boards for Miss Michelle and got some craft projects ready for next week. Along with mediating a few disputes. Kids fight about the craziest things. God Bless all of you teachers out there. I really don't think I could do that all day every day! Twice a week is enough for me.
I don't think next week will be any different. They are having the book fair at Patrick's school and I will be helping with that.
I know I can't seem to say no. But I believe it is our job as parents to help all we can at our kids school.
I am heading off to bed now because to be honest I feel like I am going to pass out right here in front of the computer..lol. Until later!
The challenge was to use the colors red and green and either rubon or stamps.
cardstock-DCWV (green) & bazzill (red)
stamps-studio g & queen & co.
rub on-the paper studio
distress ink, punches, sticker, gem
I really like how they turned out. I usually lean more towards simple fast cards..and these fit the bill...lol
I finally set up an etsy store...woo hoo! I guess we will see how it goes. I only have a few items in it right now but I am adding a few more everyday.
I also have a layout coming out in Scrapbooking.com in March!!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I used a 8x12 metal panel from kits2remember, Doodlebug sugared cardstock, KI Memories paper, Making Memories alpha stickers, Reminisce school stickers, thickers and some old coaster alphas from Imagination Project. The paper kit came from a theme pack at Paper Popsicles.
It came together really fast. I traced Patrick's hand for a template. And painted the coaster alphas with MM paint and glaze.
I used some foam tape behind the hand prints, glue and crayons.
Check out Rodger Rooster and Patrick. This is the granddad of one of the little girls in Patrick's class. He came to read a farm book to the kids and dressed up as a rooster and brought them all a packet of seeds too. The kids got a big kick out of this. And we have nominated him for the class reader since noone else will ever live up to this..lol. I got picks of him with the whole class and each child. We are planning a project with these.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Have you been to the Queen & Co blog lately? I love there new goodies that are coming out at CHA. They have a blog give away going on too. Go check it out.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
I used a 6x6 acrylic and metal panel for this wall hanging. I cut the letters from the glitter cardstock with my cricut. And simply added flowers. I sprayed the tulle with green glimmer mist, I love the little bit of shimmer and color that it gives.
Instead of tying knots in the ribbon to hang it by I sewed it together to give it a more finished look.
I also made a 6x6 frame for my SIL. Again I used my cricut for the title. And added ink and brads from my stash. I love the heidi swapp bling that came in the kit and that leaf ribbon is awesome.
Friday, January 16, 2009
So in honor of our little guy here is my fav picture of Smokey. And one of Smokey and Stuart together. He thought he was Stuarts mom I think...lol. He brought this kitten up and took care of him until we brought him in the house.
But to move on from our sad news. Here are the little goodies bags I made for Patrick's Christmas party. They came together pretty quickly. I used my cricut to cut the bags and reindeer out. We used wiggly eyes, and stickles on his nose, which I poped up with pop dots
and My Sentiments Exactly stamps.
We put each childs name on the bags because Patrick made ornaments and wanted to give one to everybody.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Carsyn is fine really. He was very lucky. It hit him on the edge of his knee, it went all the way through from front to back. Only fatty tissue was effected..luckily! They went in last night around midnight and cleaned it again and sewed it up. He was such a trooper. He cried until they covered it up at home. And then started laughing and laughed and played while in the ambulance. He never cried while at the ER until they washed it out! Everyone was amazed at how he was doing.
He was back in his room at 2 this morning and by lunch he was up and walking on it!
Patrick was so worried about him. He refused to stay with grandma and stayed up all night at the hospital with us. He had to check Carsyn from head to toe to make sure he was really okay. Such a sweet boy!
Thank God it wasn't any worse. We could sure use any prayers and thoughts for our little guy though. And for the family they are now looking to sell their house and buy a new one.
Thanks so much guys!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I wanted to make an album about our holiday traditions and I thought this was the perfect kit to do it with.
I did finally get a decent photo of the village and memory tree (my favorite decoration I believe). I just need to take another photo of the album now...lol
Friday, January 2, 2009
Here are a few projects that I did do over at Paper Popsicles Handmade Holiday Crop back in November. These were all fast and fun projects. And who doesn't need cards, gift card holders and few wreaths around.
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Lets see...I never posted any of Patrick's birthday pictures. Here are just a few. He wanted a godzilla party. So this is the cake I came up with. I think it turned out pretty good. He was so excited because he recieved 4 more of the creatures..lol
While I am on cakes. Here is the Barney cake I did for my nephew, Carsyn's 2nd birthday. Patrick couldn't believe I was making Barney since I refused to let him watch it when he was little...lol...and he doesn't see why anyone likes him. Thats my boy!
Thats it for now. I will be back tomorrow with some scrappy stuff. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season full of family, friends and wonderful memories.