Thursday, February 20, 2014


Now that Valentine's Day is over I can share with you all the card I made for my dear husband.  How cute is this image?!?!  I swear this image is hubby and I exactly, which is why I was drawn to this stamp from Stampendous the moment I saw it at Hobby Lobby.  Oh and did you notice the smoochie lip buttons???  I love love love them and really had to scale back the number of them that I wanted to include on this card. 

I hope everyone is enjoying their week thus far.  We are currently in the process of painting the interior of our home.  Which is a HUGE pain due to the vaulted ceilings.....and the fact I hate painting.  I will have to share pics next week once we're done.

Monday, February 17, 2014


Today I am sharing with you a very bittersweet project that I made for my oldest daughter, who moved out and into her first apartment this past weekend.  While I am very happy for her that she is becoming such an amazing adult and is spreading her wings, I am also very sad.  The thought that I will not see her face every day or sit across the dinner table from her every night has turned me into a hot mess.  :(  

My husband and I surprised her with a Keurig for Valentine's Day.  I made a k-cup holder to present the coffee in.  I found a really great tutorial at VIRGINIA'S SCRAPPY PLACE.  She provides wonderful directions and photos. 

I hope everyone has a wonderful Monday!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


This has got to be one of my favorite LO's to date.  Not because of the LO itself, but because of the wonderful photos my husband was able to capture.  These photos were taken during our family's dream vacation to Walt Disney World over 10 years ago. The smiles on our girls' faces say it all!!  I love that my husband was able to capture Caitlin's and Brittany's laughter during this roller coaster ride.  I love the look of Caitlin's face when the ride suddenly drops on her and I love her big sister's face as she is laughing at her.  Most of all I love the memories it brings back of this perfect vacation!!

 At the time, however, I was not loving my husband sitting in the front car of the roller coaster holding the camera while turning to face the girls with the ride in motion.  I was so afraid that he was going to drop the camera as the ride was pretty wild.  I have to say though that these photos make me laugh each and every time I look at them and remember how much the girls LOVED this ride.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014


A really short post today.  I wanted to share some super simple matchbook treat holders that I whipped up for some of my toddler buddies to celebrate Valentine's Day. You can find the tutorial by visiting Mickey's blog, STAMPING WITH THE STARS.

Nothing says I love you to a toddler like M&M's.  :) 

Thursday, February 6, 2014


WARNING: Proud Auntie brag moment ahead.  Last weekend my niece, Alyssa who is only 10 years old, had competition team soccer tryouts.  Per my SIL it was a very full and intense weekend of tryouts....and guess what, she made the team and was presented with an offer.  We are so proud of her and there was never any doubt in my mind that she would make it!!

To congratulate her I whipped up a very simple card letting her know just how awesome I think she is.  The cute little bear stamp is from WHIPPER SNAPPER DESIGNS and the sentiment is from LAWN FAWN

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, February 3, 2014


I must be subconsciously ready for Easter as I am posting yet another LO of the daycare kids coloring their Easter eggs.  I haven't even started my Valentine's yet, so there is no way I should even be thinking of Easter....but yet I am.  :)

This LO served two purposes.  #1 - get a lot of photos on one LO and #2 use up some buttons from my HUGE button stash.  The eggs were hand drawn and I used my poor neglected Cricut to cut out the title.  The word "coloring" was cut with the Street Signs cart at 1 3/4" and "eggs" was cut using the Storybook cart at 1 1/2".

I hope everyone has a terrific Monday!!!