Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Hello Feathers!

Hello!  Happy Wednesday!  Just over a week of summer left here and we are not looking forward to school starting up again!  It's HOT HOT HOT here and we have been enjoying every minute of it!  Lots and lots of swimming fun!  In fact thought I would stop by and blog before we go to the pool with my sister in law!  Got to enjoy each moment of summer while we can!  

Today I have a card to share using a new stamp set by WPlus9 Design Studio Fanicful Feathers!  It's actually not my set it's my crafty friend Leighs!  A few Saturdays ago Leigh invited me to a local crop and I went for a few hours with her!  It was so much fun to get to know her better and craft with her!  She is so talented and a great person, I am lucky to live close to her!  Here is the card I created:

I stamped the feathers in Fresh Peach, Mint and Wet Cement Hero Arts inks!  I die cut the Hello by My Favorite Things but first inked up the piece of cardstock with the fresh peach ink (at Leigh's suggestion!)  Had to add some enamel dots as I love them!  

I am entering this card into this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge of Anything Goes!

And here is a photo of the two of us:

Last week Carter turned 5!  Yes 5!  When I started this blog it was just before his 1st Birthday!  The time really has gone so quickly!  He has grown up but is still my little boy!  Next week he starts kindergarten, he will go two full days one week and 3 full days the next.  I am glad to still have time with him!  Carter is a busy, lovable, full of energy, makes friends with everyone, and life of the party boy!  He is so much like me as a child but a boy!  He loves chatting with everyone and is always introducing himself to people and he loves chatting with the neighbors!  When he wants something he is relentless which can be a hard trait for us the parents but as he grows up I look forward to seeing how he works that!  He loves his sister so much!  Beware if you hurt someone Carter loves as he will protect them!

For his birthday we took 15 kids (plus my two) so 17 kids to see the new movie Planes!  It was busy but fun and I think all the kids had so much fun!  Here is some photos:

 My friend Sophie made for me the cupcake wrappers and toppers!  Didn't they turn out cute?

Well that's it for me today!  I am off to pack up for swimming!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Tag and a Holiday Cards and More Publication!

Hello!  Happy Thursday!  We are having a great week!  Monday Ariel and I went to see the musical Mary Poppins which she loved!  She asked me if she could be an actress one day!  :>  Than on Tuesday we spent the day at Tinkertown (amusement park) and by day i mean all 7 hours they were open!  We love tinkertown!  Yesterday it was finally hot enough to swim so we went with my sister in law to a friends pool and had fun with the cousins!  Today we are off to my friends who also has a pool!  Tomorrow is the crafting getting done over here I've been unable to get off  the couch in the evenings..

Today I am here sharing a Holiday tag to play along with Moxie fab World's Holiday Cards and More The Gift Tag challenge!  I enjoy making tags and wrapping up Christmas gifts with them!  I played with my leaping deer memory box die (a favorite last Christmas)  and came up with this:

The great part about this tag is that I got a photo of it, the bad part is that I lost it!  Sigh I still have it as its in the house and Christmas is still months away...I will find it....  So that said I don't know the measurements of it, it's small but not tiny....  I used some patterned paper by Echo Park, there Very Merry Christmas line along with Hero Arts Happy Holiday stamp and some twinery twine!

In this issue (Holiday Cards and More 8)  I also have two publications!  I have a gift wrap and I also have this home decor item!  I made both of them the last day of the call (what is it about the last day that I get so fired up with great ideas?)  This candle came to me while cooking dinner it made so much sense to me, I made it, had to take a photo of it with no natural light (at the time it was getting dark early) and I was sure it would get picked.  Not trying to be boastful sometimes you just get that feeling (anyone else feel like that?)  I love it so much I think this year I will make it to give as gifts.  Hmm this may even make great teacher gifts!  Isn't that nice to figure out in August?  Here is how it appears in the issue:

For more details on this candle please check out this issue!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great rest of the week!  I am off to Michaels on the way to my friends pool (wish me luck taking three kids there, Ariel's friend is coming, Michaels has a lot of crafty and not crafty stuff my kids love to ask for!) 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Be Yourself!

Hello and a Happy Monday to you!  A start of another week of summer for us!  And after several weeks of cooler weather it's finally warming up, happy to have summer back!  Which is good as we only have three and a half weeks of summer left!  We shall be making the most of it!  The kids and I just came back from a weekend at a bible camp with my parents, it was fun but I don't love cabin life, I like it...

Today I am playing along with CASual Fridays Challenge of buttons!  I love buttons but find myself not using them very much. I was happy about the challenge as now I could use them! I used a new stamp set by Hero Arts new Stamp Your Story catalog, My Favorite, I had to get this set because I loved the feather!  I am also using new inks the Mint Julep and Fresh Peach by hero Arts along with Wet Cement.  These are my favorite colors this season!  I've been buying clothes in them and even getting my pedicure done in mint! 

Do you like my photo props?  It's a skirt and two shirts of mine!  (My favorites!) 

What am I inspired by?  I am inspired by the colors that Vicki used in this layout and card here. 

I stamped the feather from the set My Favorite over and over.  I embossed in white the panel onto actually some pink Hero Arts layering paper that I thought was a close match, I also embossed in white the be yourself.  I like that statement!  It's one I've always held true, to be myself even from an early age!  The buttons are papertrey ink, making memories and an other!

Quite excited for tonight!  Taking Ariel to her first musical!  We are going to see Mary Poppins at Rainbow Stage!  It's an outdoor theater but with a domed roof.  I can't wait to see what she thinks!  Hoping to be able to craft more this week and blog!  See you soon!



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