Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Template Tuesday 3/31/09

Welcome to Template Tuesday! I am back with you this week and feeling MUCH better than I was a week ago!! Sometimes a cold can knock you on your butt and the one I am getting over definitely did that. Rarely, if ever, do I take a day off from work due to a cold. But last Tuesday I couldnt get out of bed for anything! This week our sketch was brought to us by Maria. I enjoyed working with this sketch. Make sure you check out the other girls blogs to see what they came up with. I dont think Ami is playing with us this week as she is in Florida on spring break! And guess what? She found me some Patriot gym shoes down there that she is bringing home to me. YAY!! I am super excited!


Monday, March 30, 2009

Goodbye Cheryl! Good Luck!

Friday night we had a going away party for one of the managers at the gas station that is by my house. She finally got her own store and her last day is today. :( We are all gonna miss her alot! We had SO much fun hanging out and partying on Friday night with her. Pictured here in the back row is Lisa, Cheryl and Alicia. And then in the front is me and Ladaune. There were lots of laughs and dancing going on. It was a great time! We sure are gonna miss that lady!
Check back tomorrow for Template Tuesday. I have my card done and ready to go.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sorry for not posting!

Hi everyone. Just wanted to come on and apologize for not posting!! :) And missing Template Tuesday yesterday. I have been in bed sick since Sunday night! YUCK! So as soon as I am back up and running, I will be back to your regularly scheduled posting. :)


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Thanks Chickie!

Good morning everyone. I have a little of my stamping mojo back so I sat down last night and made this card. I got the idea from one of my many magazines. I changed it a little with the ribbon but for the most past its the same.
I used PTI's True Black and Raspberry Fizz paper and Raspberry Fizz ribbon. Also some misc silver brads that I had laying around. The stamps are from both SU and PTI.
Hope everyone has a great day!!!
Also on a little side note, if you can say a little prayer for my friend Haley's friend Keri. Her family is going through a rough time and can use all the good thoughts sent there way that they can get.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Template Tuesday 3/17/09

Welcome to Template Tuesday. This week I provided the sketch. And guess what, no circles. :) I think that is 2 weeks in a row. I think its some kind of record for us. :) I still dont have much mojo for stamping. Took all I had in me to make my brain work to make this one. :) Hopefully I get that back soon! Make sure you check out the other girls blogs to see what they came up with for the sketch. The links are over on the right. Have a great day everyone!

The Sketch:

My Card:


Tuesday, March 10, 2009

No mojo!

Hi everyone! I know its supposed to be Template Tuesday today but I am going to disappoint you. :) I have been so busy between work and home that I havent even been down to my stamp room since Friday. I know bad me! I did try and go down last night to make my template tuesday card and the mojo just wasnt there! So I dont have a card today and I might just take the rest of the week off from blogging. Hopefully this weekend I can get my mojo back and be able to share next week!

On a positive note, my daughter made the spring basketball league so we will get to do more basketball until the end of April. Also sometime in the next 2 weeks conditioning starts for her high school soccer. My schedule is gonna be nutso!

Have a good day!


Friday, March 6, 2009


Oh my! Is anyone else glad that its Friday?! I sure am! Its been such a busy week at work! I almost feel sorry for my co workers today because I woke up grumpy! :) I hope that goes away. :)

So I dont know if I am happy with how this card came out. It was very quick and easy to put together but the final card just looks a little plain to me for some reason. Maybe because I didnt add any embellishments to it. And normally I dont make a card with ribbon, a flower, something!

I used PTI colors Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate. The stamp I used is from a set from SU. I think its a retired hostess set but I dont have a clue what the name of the set is.

This is a short and sweet post because I am super tired and like I said at the beginning I am grumpy. :) I just dont have alot to say with the grumpiness takes over. :)

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!


Thursday, March 5, 2009

Listen to the whispers..

Hi everyone! Happy Thursday!! Only a couple more days left of the work week!!
I want to send a shout out to the varsity boys basketball team at Heritage. They won their first sectional game last night against Angola. It was a nail biter till the end. We were down 1 with 4.3 seconds left. We shot, missed, and one of our guys tipped the ball back up and it went in to win the game! Very exciting finish! So congrats Heritage!
I made this card using the new Melon Berry paper and also the Spring Moss paper from PTI. Also used the Handwritten Notes stamp set. Just a quick and simple card. The flowers are from Bazzil and prima. The button is the new melon berry buttons from PTI and I used 2 little scraps of melon berry paper for the "thread" of the button. I have seen my friend Melinda do that a couple times and I keep meaning to do it! Perfect way to have a matching thread to your button!
Hope everyone has a great day!


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The BEST coaches in the world!

Last night we had my daughter Chantelle's basketball banquet. It was a bitter sweet evening because this is her last year with these 2 coaches. These 2 ladies have been apart of her life for many years as one of them was her 5th grade teacher. I love these ladies! By far Chantelle's BEST coaches she has had since she has been playing organized sports. That isnt a whole lot but still. :) They are supportive, caring, thoughtful, encouraging, tough when they need to be, knowledgeable, and they love these girls. You can tell that by the way they coach and the heart that they put into it. For those that dont have kids or your kids have never played sports, or you yourself have never played sports, you really cant understand the impact that a great coach can have on your childs life. If you were to watch these coaches during a game you would understand everything that I am saying about them. I will always remember during the first game of the ACAC tournament this year when we were playing the Bluffton Tigers. It was a GREAT game and a very close game. Towards the end we were still trailing and I believe it was the moment that we took the lead or took a 3 or 4 point lead and Coach Fuelling was on her knees and smacking the floor. Honestly I thought she was going to kiss it. :) And when they won that game the excitment and joy on the coaches faces along with the girls was just the best. Chantelle has grown so much and learned so much the last 2 years from these ladies that I cant even express my gratitude enough. I made the picture frame below for each of the coaches and gave them to them tonight. I hope that I was able to express my thanks enough to them and they know how much they are appreciated by me and Chantelle. I will miss them alot but I know that if Chantelle ever needs anything all she has to do is call on these ladies and they will do whatever they can to help her. So thank you Coach Keane and Coach Fuelling for being the ladies and coaches that you are.

And pictured below are the coaches. Coach Keane is to the left of Chantelle in the red jacket and Coach Fuelling is on the right in the brown. If you cant tell, they are twins. :) And also pictured is the assistant coach. Please forgive me that I can never remember her name!! I am sorry!

OK, so this post turned into a very long one, lol! Sorry about that. But I wanted to really say how much these ladies mean to us. Words just cant do it!! Thank you again coaches!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Template Tuesday 3/3/09

Welcome to Template Tuesday! This week our sketch is brought to us by Ami. Hopefully she feels better this week and is able to play along! Dont you think it would be fun to make a card with this sketch? We will love for you to play along!! Want to play along all the time? Wanna be one us Template Tuesday girls? All you have to do is come up with a sketch every now and then and also make a card each week with the sketch provided. We would love for you to join us!!! But if you just want to play along this week, post a link in the comments section so we can check it out.

I used PTI's dark chocolate and raspberry fizz papers to make this card. I also used PTI's Green Thumb stamp set. Love these 2 colors together!!

Maybe, just maybe, next week we will have a sketch with no circles. :) I promise we do know how to do that!!

Here is my card:


Monday, March 2, 2009

You Make Life Fun!

Good morning everyone!! Its Monday and time to go back to work!! What fun that will be! Hopefully its better than the last few days of last week! But its probably going to be super busy because the other guy that orders product there is gone this week which leaves me to do it. So for those that I email on a regular basis while I am supposed to be working, the emails may be few and far between. Sorry. :) I am sure you will miss me.
On to the card, I think this card came out fun!! I love these colors together. I pulled out the paper I got with my last SU order, my Handwritten Notes set, some flowers, rhinestones, and ink and this is what came out. Simple and fun! Love that combo. :)
I hope everyone has a great day! I sure am going to try!

***EDITED to fix my spelling oops. Thanks Haley!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Hugs & Kisses

Good morning everyone! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!! I thought I would get my blogging done early this morning because there is lots to do today. Laundry, dishes, the gym, getting my son a new SIM card for his phone, getting some cards done and lots else! Sounds like a fun day doesnt it?
I put this card together last night when I was done with my evening. I used PTI's new stamp set Handwritten Notes. I have been using that set alot lately! Love all the sentiments in it. There are 28 of them all for only $24. The pattern paper is from the gridlines pattern pack. I wanted to use a cardstock with a white core so I could distress it so I used some cardstock from DCWV. The chipboard is from Basic Grey. The hardware I got from a set from TAC. There is a ton of different hardware in it.
Hope everyone has a great day! Enjoy the last day of the weekend!