Thursday, December 29, 2011

My Favorite Things MFTWSC52

For the first time in a long time, I can finally take part in My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I got a couple of their stamps for Christmas and I made this sweet card. I love this stamp Pure Innocence-Heart Stripes. I enjoyed doing this sketch.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas was wonderful this year. Christmas morning the little boys came in with their parents and we had a great time.
I got lots of goodies, a new calendar for next year of the little boys that their mommy made, some bling, some card and envelope sets, 4 table runners done by my sister Julie, and a beautiful wool coat from my nephew Josh and his wife Kristen!!
Now, I get to put all the tax stuff together and do the end of the year reports for the accountant and the government, but I will be stamping in between for my sanity. I am enjoying making cards and playing with paper again!! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

There was a small celebration of sorts last night in our house! The baby's stocking was finally done. I had lost the cute buttons, got some other ones and then found the cute ones, so they got put on the boys' stockings! Some history of these huge stockings - When my nephew Jason was about 10, my mom made him this huge stocking. He lived with my parents and was spoiled (by me too, as I was 12 years older than him). When he got married, my mom made his wife Kristy one too, the same size! When Landon came along, she made him one! My mom passed in 2005, so when Calvin was born in 2007, they asked me to make him one, my sister sewed the stocking and I did all the snowman work. This year, I realized around the first of October, I needed to make a new one for Lincoln, so my sister sewed the stocking and I finished it last night.
Each year the little boys get a new special button or pin or embellishment that signifies something in the past year. This year Landon got a baby in a buggy and Calvin got a baby in a bathtub for Lincoln being born. When Landon started kindergarten, he got a schoolhouse. Landon's is on the left and Calvin's on the right.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Clearly Inspired Challenge

On Friday, Clearly I Stamp the blog for Clear Dollar Stamps posted a challenge for birthday cards. I needed to make a few anyway so I got out the Birthday Celebration set and some shimmery blue paper and my nestabilities, my cuttlebug and this is what I came up with! I hope you like it.
I finally got all the business cards done, written in and addressed so all those will go in the mail tomorrow along with my personal Christmas cards with the girls' Senior pictures.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Spent all week trying to get these cards done and have finally done it! Now all I need to do is address them and get them in the mail. Today we went and got our tree. We went to Manthey's in Ferndale where we have gone for 17 years! This year neither of the girls would help cut down the tree, so Keith did it. We were lucky to have Lincoln the 6 month old nephew with us, so he got to 'push' the tree over after it was cut!! It was a fun day!!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Birthday cards for the 21 year olds!!!

My niece and her husband turned 21 on Saturday and last Wednesday so of course I made them cards.
Her's is this pinkish one in the front and his is the blue one in the background, I forgot to take an individual picture of his.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Best Day Ever and working to get things done

I had an awesome day today, had my two nephews, Calvin aka Trip aka the 4 yr old and his baby brother, Lincoln, who is almost 6 months old. I haven't had Lincoln much since my surgery because I couldn't lift over 15 pounds. It was so much fun, Lincoln was perfect and happy all day. I think he has been missing his NeeNee!!! While we watched cartoons and Lincoln slept, I worked on his Christmas stocking and tonight I have worked on more cards.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

A Christmas card challenge

I was so lucky to be able to borrow stamps from Katie Renz since we lived so close, so I was over there looking for stamps to make the business Christmas cards and I found this one, yep, I have showed it in a post last week, but this is one that I did, just in greens. Clear Dollar Stamps is having a challenge for Christmas cards on their blog, so I decided to show it off there. I just love it! I used Poinsettia Joy with CTMH Leaf Green paper and felt pen and the green ribbon from Michaels.

Monday, December 5, 2011


At Moxie Fab World, they had a challenge called The Celebrating Relationships Challenge so I took some time tonight and made a card celebrating Girlfriends. I used an old D.O.T.S. (now Close To My Heart) stamp that I got back in 1995 or 1996, added the girlfriend circle stamp from Scrappy Cat Girly Girl clear stamps, and Echo Park Paper's Be Mine paper and some white ribbon I had saved.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lots of coloring going on!!

Working hard on the Christmas cards. I just couldn't get my felt pens to work, so I ran to a local stamp store and got 6 new colors - Now I have a mixture of Close To My Heart pens, Tombows and the cheap kids feltpens!! Had a good day today hanging with the husband and he drove me to the stamp store too!!