Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Baby Card

Good morning everyone. I hope this morning is a great one for you! My mom is coming to pick the girls up for a day of shopping. Well shopping for the 3 teenage grandkids that is. They are spending their Christmas money. So its off to the mall for us. That should be fun!
Dont ask me why I decided to make a baby card. No one I know is having a baby, lol! I just havent used this PTI set except for once so I thought it was time to pull itout. Everything I used to make this is from PaperTreyInk. Except I did emboss the kraft caardstock with the swiss dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug.
I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Template Tuesday

Welcome back to another edition of Template Tuesday! Can you believe there are only a few days left of 2008? Time to reflect on this past year. Did you meet any of your resolutions? Gonna make some for 2009? I always start off with good intentions but they usually fall by the wayside. This week's sketch is brought to us by Ami. For whatever reason I have no mojo this week and I believe this has to be the worst card I have ever made. Its just so plain! Make sure you check out Ami, Melinda, and Maria's blogs to see what they came up with for this sketch.

The Sketch:

My Card:

Monday, December 29, 2008

Scrapbook for the Coaches

Good morning everyone. I dont think that I showed you all the scrapbooks that I made for the basketball coaches for Christmas. Pictured below is the book for the 8th grade coach. These 2 coaches are by far the best coaches that my daughter has had thus far. They really know the game, they are encouraging, and they have taught my daughter alot. I will miss them next year when my daughter moves on to the high school teams. I have a feeling I will still go to the 7th/8th grade games just to see the coaches. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Pats vs Bills

YAY we won! 13-0!! The dolphins and the jets are playing right now. We need the dolphins to lose! But even if they win, we can still get the #6 seed in the playoffs if the Ravens lose. So there are 2 chances still for us to get the playoffs. Miami losing or if that is the case, then Baltimore losing. We prefer Miami losing so we win the division also.

New England Patriots vs Buffalo Bills

This could very well be my last football post of the season. I know that upsets alot of you, lol!! Today the Patriots play the Bills and they MUST win the game!!!!!!!!!!! On the other hand Miami has to lose! If Miami loses and we win we will win the AFC East and go to the playoffs. If the reverse happens, then Miami will win and go to the playoffs. Or if we both win, Miami gets it. And if that happens, it will make the Patriots only the 2nd team to have an 11-5 season and not make the playoffs since the NFL has gone to a 16 game season. That will make me sad. So even if you hate football, be a sport and root for the Pats today! :)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas Presents I made,...

So for whatever reason I thought making these no sew fleece blankets would be a good idea to make for everyone for Christmas. We had 4 exchange presents to do and then for my mom, dad, and step dad. My dad's blanket isnt pictured here. There are also 2 blanekts here that I made for my niece and step sister in law for their birthdays. I wont tell you that their birthdays were in October and they got the blankets on Christmas. :) Hee hee! I made a total of 12 blankets! And I am a procrastinator and didnt finish the last 3 until 11:20 Christmas morning. We had to be at my moms at 12. :) I was a little late. But I got them all done and everyone loved them. My sister is patiently waiting for her birthday blanket in a couple weeks. :) I hope everyone had a GREAT Christmas!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Template Tuesday

Time for Template Tuesday once again. This week our sketch was brought to us by Maria. I really liked working with this sketch. I decided to make a birthday card this week just because I hadnt made one in awhile. Make sure you check out Ami, Melinda, and Maria's blogs to see what they did with this sketch. Today is my last day of work and then I am off for 12 days! I cant wait for 4pm today!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

New England vs Arizona

The Patriots won today!! YAY!! And it was aired around here so I got to watch it. I was super happy! I dont know why I cant ever remember the final score but it was something like 47-7. It was a crazy score. I believe we can thank the snow in MA for alot of the win. Arizona just isnt used to playing in the snow and New England is. So now for us to win the AFC East and get in the playoffs we need to win next week and we need for The Jets and also Miami to lose a game. Miami already won today so they MUST lose next week!!! The Jets are still playing but are down at the half. Only down by 4 so its not much. So I am rooting for Seatle right now to win! If they lose, they just need Miami to lose next week and us to win for us to get the division. So, thats the update on the patriots. :)
We lost power again this morning for about 5 hours. My kids again DO NOT do well without power. I was content sitting on the floor making my blankets but you would have thought we had been without power for DAYS instead of hours. :) But we got it back on and the cable is back so life is good. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ice Storm 2008

This is what we all woke up too in NE Indiana on Friday morning. I want to say this is the worst ice storm that I have ever seen in my 32 years. I believe they said like 70% of our county is/was without power. I lost mine for about 7 hours or so. My work had power all day so I went into work. My kids do not do well without all the electronic gadgets! I cant even count how many texts and phone calls I got while I was at work. Today all we are without is our cable. Which we can live with. Alot of our county is still without power. Hope everyone has a great day!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Wednesday Nonsense

Hi everyone. I dont have any creations to show you today. I have been busy working on the 2 scrapbooks. I got one of them done last night. One more to go. I think I will be able to get that done tonight. YAY! They are pretty simple scrapbooks and I keep looking at it thinking it needs more but I just dont have time for elaborate right now. :) I will take pictures of it so you can see what I came up with. Then I still have 8 more blankets to make and 2 frame scrapbook layouts of the kids for their present to their dad. Why do I choose to do so many handmade gifts and wait till the last minute to them finished? I guess I work well under pressure.

We had some snow fall last night. The first measureable snow of the year. So most schools are on a 2 hour delay. I hope they dont cancel it because I had plans to go have lunch with my son at school. They are having Mexican pizza and its super yummy pizza. They only have it about once or twice a year so we want to make sure we have school today. Its also dad's night out and my son is excited to take dad to school.

That is whats going on in my neck of the woods. Hope everything is well where you are!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Template Tuesday

Good morning! Its time for Template Tuesday again. This week the sketch comes from yours truly. My card didnt come out like I imagined in my head but thats nothing new. It always looks different there. :) Make sure to check out Melinda, Ami, and Marias blogs for what they came up with for the sketch.
I am going to apologize up front if I am missing a little bit this week from posting. My daughter told me on Friday that the basketball teams want me to make scrapbooks for their coaches for Christmas. I have no pictures thus far of the games so I have to take pictures of both games tonight, get the printed, and get the scrapbooks done all by Thursday night! Nothing like short notice!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

New Endland vs Oakland

Sunday The Patriots played the Oakland Raiders. And we won! 49-26 I believe was the final score. YAY! Of course The Jets and Miami also won! So all three are still 9-5. And we are still in the hunt for the playoffs. I believe the Jets are leading the division right now and I really dont know that we will make the playoffs. Course that is my uneducated opinion. :) Even if we dont make the playoffs, they still did very well this year without Brady. I never thought they would make it to 9-5. Cassel hasnt done to bad for them!

Friday, December 12, 2008

RAK from Tricia

Hi everyone! Hope everyone had a great Friday!! Only 7 more working days till my office is shut down for 12 days! YAY!! I cant wait! Who doesnt need 12 days off from work? I received this RAk from Tricia. She is on a yahoo group that I am a part of. She heard of the dental work that I had done and sent this card with some stamped images included to wish me well. Wasnt that nice? I thought so! And the images are ones that I dont have so that makes it even better. Its just like having to rubbah to play with! So I am off to pull out my copic markers and spend some time coloring the images. :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Holiday Blessings Christmas Card

Good Morning everyone. I think I have finally decided on my Christmas card. I saw this idea on Julie Buhler's blog and thought I would try it myself. The cards went together SO quickly. And since its just 14 days from Christmas I needed a card that was quick!! I did 8 of them so far. 4 green ones and 4 cranberry ones. Tree image is from TAC, saying is from PTI, cardstock is from SU, and the ribbon is some I got in a ribbon share awhile ago. I plan on making more tonight. Hope everyone has a great Thursday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Jumbo Clip Photo Holder

Good Morning everyone. Is everyone having a great week? I sure hope so!! My mouth pain is slowly going away. Every day I feel better! Thank the Lord! I hate any kind of mouth pain. I made this photo holder using one of those jumbo paper clip things you use in an office to hold a bunch of papers together. I am sure it has a proper name but I am just calling it a big paper clip thing. :) I just used my double sided tape to adhere a piece of about 2 x 3 strip of scrap paper to the bottom of the clip. I then tied pink and brown ribbon around the metal part. I matted a picture on brown cardstock and added a couple of flowers and rhinestones and I was done. Project took maybe 10 minutes to do. I think I will put this on my desk at work. The picture is of myself, my mom, my grandma, and then Chantelle and Austin. It was taken at least 3 years ago at my Grandmas on Mothers Day. Chantelle absolutely hates this picture because she has changed SO much over the last few years. She has shot up to 5'10 and and has really thinned out. Really sucks to have your 14yr old stand taller than you! Hope everyone has a great hump day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Template Tuesday

Its Template Tuesday time! I am glad to be back after missing last week. Although still in pain, I was able to get the card made! This weeks sketch is brought to us by Melinda. I actually flipped the sketch on its side. Dont forget to check out Ami, Melinda, and Marias blogs to see what they came up with for this sketch. And if you decide to play along link your card back here so we can all check it out.

The Sketch:

My Card:

Monday, December 8, 2008

Couple Cards from my DEAR friend Ami!

So, last week I had to have some pretty extensive dental work done. And I am not done yet. In about 5 weeks I will go back for more. Ami thinks she is SO funny that she sent me these 2 cards. The first one I gat last week and she has been waiting on pins and needles for me to get the second one below. She mailed it on friday so I probably got it in the mail on Saturday but I didnt check my mail. I forgot to check it again today. Ami had to call me tonight to let me know she needed a stamp back that I had borrowed and she couldnt wait any longer and had to ask if I had checked my mail. She is just cracking herself up!!!! Of course I found out that my friend Melinda also played a role in the Super Gummy card. So since I am just a little prankster, I will have to figure out some pay back for both of them. They wont know when its coming though. :) Ami is so lucky I love her! :)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Girls at the Cleveland/Indy Game

I promised a picture of the 4 of us at the game last Sunday. I finally got my computer working again so here is the picture. We definitely had nose bleed seats but it was still alot of fun. Before the game we were able to go down close to the field and took alot of pictures of the players warming up. It was a great weekend and we are looking forward to the next game we are able to go too.

New England vs Seattle

Today's game was a nail biter. The Patriots came from behind to win against Seattle. That I believe puts them in a 3 way tie for the AFC East Division. Along with the Pats, there are the Jets and Miami. All are 8-5 I believe. The Jets definitely need to keep losing games so that the Pats have a chance for the playoffs. I dont remember a time recently that the Pats didnt go to the playoffs. So keep your fingers crossed!

I have my computer working again. I promise to have crafty stuff soon. At least by Tuesday with Template Tuesday. I missed last week because of alot of dental work I had done. I'm still in quite a bit of pain and I am hoping that goes away soon. I have never had to refill a pain medicine prescription but I had too this time. So cross your fingers again that the pain goes away soon! I hate it!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

What a disappointment!

The Patriots lost it big time to the Steelers on Sunday! I think it was because I wasnt at home watching it. :) Yeah right. And of course the Jets would lose also. We needed to win that game to at least tie us again with them. But there are 4 games left so we might still be able to do it. If not, we may just not be going to the playoffs. Its ok though, they have done well this year without there star quarterback.

As the for the Colts/Browns game that I went too? We were hoping for more excitement. It was actually a pretty boring game. I will have pictures soon to share. Just one of the 4 us at the game.

And hey everyone that doesnt like football posts? As soon as the Pats are done for the year, there wont be anymore. :)

Also, my computer is broke at home so my posting may be few and far in between. Just an FYI. :)

Friday, November 28, 2008

New England vs Pittsburgh

This Sunday the Pats are playing the Steelers. Probably going to be a tough game for them! I am posting about it today because tomorrow I am off to Cleveland. My friends and I are going to watch the Cleveland Browns play the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. We are going a day early to party it up in Cleveland! Should be fun. My first NFL game! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone! I dont have anything to share right now. I just wanted to pop on here and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We are heading over to my mom's to spend the day there. And I have to be nice to everyone today. Apparently I must be the family complainer. My mom and sister both called me and told me what was for dinner and told me they expected no complaining from me. I guess I admit that I do tend to complain when the whole family gets together. but heck, they get on my nerves sometimes. :) But I will do my best. I hope everyone has a great day!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Template Tuesday

Its Tuesday again. Does everyone know what time it is? Yep, its Template Tuesday time. This week our sketch was brough to us by Maria. Below you will find my version of the sketch. Lately I have a thing for using Kraft and Red. I just like the 2 together. Everything but the silver ink is from PaperTreyInk.

Make sure you check out the other template tuesday ladies:




The Sketch:

My Card:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

New England vs Miami

Today the Patriots play the Dolphins. They beat us last time so lets hope today isnt a repeat performance of that game. They need to win today and The Jets need to lose! So thats what all you out there in crafty land need to be hoping for! :)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Silly Sense of Humor

So recently Ami recently annouced that she was on the design team for Pink Papery Studios. She showed me a card that she made using one of the girls from the Simply Sexy set. I just had to have it! Why? Cause not only are the images cute, I have a silly sense of humor and started thinking of the cards I could make. Ami also had a sentiment set that I borrowed from her so I could make this card. I think its called Twisted Sentiments but I cant remember where its from. I colored the image using my Copics. The saying on the card? It says "Wanna Bone?" Ami thinks I am tacky. :) I think I'm funny. :) Who gets the card? I dont plan on mailing it out to anyone. :) I think it turned out pretty cute!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Aura Card From Maria

Hi everyone. I got this card from Maria for the Aura technique that we had to do on the CTRU group that I am a part of. I think its a great card. Love the color combo and the fall look to it. Thanks Maria!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New England vs The Jets...

Sorry you crafty ladies, you just have to deal with the New England updates too. Some like to see them. :) Well at least one. :) So last Thursday the Patriots played The Jets. They were both fighting for first place in their division. New England in my opinion played a very good game. They came back from a big deficit to tie the game and go into overtime. Unfortunately the Jets won the coin toss and were able to kick a field goal first. So they wont 34-31. I hate sudden death overtime! They should get to play the whole 15 minutes! So that puts The Jets into first place in the AFC East and The Patriots in 2nd. But there is still time for them to take over that position. Lets hope that the jets lose this week and New England wins to put it back into a tie. :)

Template Tuesday

Is it Tuesday again? Where do the weeks go? Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? That means the year is almost over!! It also means that I am just a couple weeks away from going to my first NFL game! I am super excited about that. Even though I dont get to see the Pats play. I get to go watch Cleveland and Indy.

Anyway, this week was my turn to come up with the sketch. I was going for simple which I think this was except it took me awhile to come with something for the rectangles. But once I did, it came together pretty good. Dont forget to check out the other template tuesday girls to see what they came up with. Ami, Melinda, and Maria.

The Sketch

My card

Monday, November 17, 2008

Another Christmas Card

I am still trying to figure out what to do this year for my Christmas cards. I made this card using the Snow Swirled set from SU. The cardstock and ink is Poppy Red from PaperTrey. I embossed the tree with glittery red embossing powder. Its a flat card with no lumpy embellishments which makes for easy mailing.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Thanks Ami!!

So, my very good friend Ami decided she needed to nominate me for this award. :) Isnt she the sweetest! So here are the rules for the award:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs
4. Put links to the blogs
5. Leave a message for your nominees
So now I have to nominate 5 blogs for this award. There are so many blogs that I visit every day because there are alot of talented ladies out there. So here are just 5 of the many that I look at. These 5 ladies are super talented and I love looking to them for inspriration.
4. Lana
Thanks again Ami for the award!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Aura Technique

The challenge on the CTRU yahoo group from November 1st was to make a card using the Aura technique. Pretty much all that is, is you stamp your images and the highlight around them with chalks. Pretty simple thing to do. This is the card I made to send to my partner.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Basketball Season Begins

Chantelle's basketball season started a couple weeks ago and last night was their first game. They played Wyneken. They lost the game 26-15. If they would have played like they wanted it in the first half like they did in the second half they just might have won. But they went into the second have with the score being 19-1 so it was a long shot. But I can say that Chantelle scored that 1 point with her free throw. :) This is her shooting a free throw in the second half.