Sunday, November 30, 2008

When I saw this image on SCS (card by Michelle Petermann) here:, I instantly fell in love and thought of my son, Parker, and his twin sisters, Paige & Mackenzie! I contacted Michelle and she graciously sent me this and other High Hopes iamges to play with!! This card was my attempt at getting two girls in the wagon for the twins! I simply cut another girl from one of the images and raised her up on dimensionals to look like they were both in there. I used paper from the Fall MatStack and the flowers are from a local craft store here from Daisy D's Paper Co. The rest was SU materials, Pumpkin Pie paper (one of my favorite colors) and others using watercoloring technique. I need more practice with water coloring and blending. I really like how this turned out, thanks for looking!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Here comes Turkey Lurkey, Gobble, Gobble, Gobble!

I made these tonight for Paige and Mackenzie's preschool friends and teachers tomorrow. They will not have school next week, so tomorrow is the day! I certainly did not come up with these beautiful ideas myself, I have to give credit to Mercedes at: for the turkey nuggets. She also has some totally cute pilgrims using punches too! Check it out! I also have to give credit to "klboling" on SCS for the peppermint pattie ideas! I CASE'd both of these talented ladies, they did a great job! Thanks for looking!

House Mouse Pumpkin Pie!

Speaking of my favorite thing.... here are two cards I made using my new House Mouse Pumpkin Pie stamps. I like how they turned out. I pulled out my autumn designer papers and wasn't sure how to use them, but they turned out okay. I added copper stickles on both cards to make it pop! Thanks for looking!

Non-Stamping Thanksgiving Cards

I just love how these turned out, and they were easy and quick! I found these adorable little Indian girl stickers at Walmart on clearance. I just couldn't pass them up! I love Fall, it's my favorite season!! I love the colors, the smell of good food, the crisp, cool air, kids jumping in leaves, and Pumpkin Pie!!! I actually love anything "pumpkin." I'm going to try a new recipe tomorrow for pumpkin scones. I tried some at the grocery store this weekend and knew I had to try some!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Paigey's 1st Haircut

I just have to share pictures of Paige's first haircut, as she is just so adorable! This haircut just shows off her personality, it's really her and she was so excited to get it cut and just as excited by the outcome! She was giggly and giddy all day after the cut. Her twin sister got a little jealous, but did not want her beautiful long, curly locks cut off!

Happy Birthday Cosmo-Style

Wow, it's been over a month again since my last post! Where DOES the time go?! It goes to my three kids and the extra one I babysit!! lol In a nutshell, we've had one child fall and get 5 staples in her head, two baby showers and 1 bridal shower, another out-of-town scrapbooking party, plus PTO and PAC meetings for my son's school and the girls' school. It's been a crazy fall, but it's our favorite time of year! I love Halloween and the fall colors and the cooler weather! Although it's getting a bit cooler than I was ready for! It was 75 a week ago and today is 30! Yikes!!!

I've been doing a lot of hoarding lately of new stamps, now I need to find time to use them! I'm especially excited that I received my new Bellas today from Stamping Bella and can't wait to play with them! I got Tangled Stella, Tis-the-Season-to-be-Jolly Bella, Snowfight, and then 4 of the new Bittyblooms!!! They are so adorable! Anyway, I made a quick birthday card today with a Ghirardelli Chocolate Card Holder to go with it. I think it turned out pretty cute, this is one of my favorite color combos. I used red stickles on her shit and toes, because every Bella needs a good pedicure!

I also am posting a couple of pics of the kiddos from this weekend's Viking victory game!!! Yeah, go Vikes! It may not be pretty, but we have to take it where we can! This is how every Sunday is spent at our house during the NFL season! Everyone dressed in Vikings gear, lunch served "picnic" style in the living room watching the game, the kids with their trays, they love it! Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Hello sistahs! I wanted to post this card as my entry into Cheribella's awesome blog candy contest! It is not the "traditional" Halloween card, but if you read my earlier post on this card, you will certainly understand!! ha ha ha!

So here are the rules/details for Cheri's blog candy contest:

1. You need to create anything for Halloween…card, candy bag, hat, etc, you decide.
2. Leave me a link so that I can check out your awesome creations. My real motivation here is to lift some of your ideas LOL.
3. You need to post a link to my blog on for all to see, including me.
4. All entries must be submitted no later than Saturday, September 27th at midnight and the winner will be posted on Sunday the 28th.
5. I thought I would be a little different here and let all of you choose the winning entry. Please let me know what all of you think of that idea. I could post images of all entries on Sunday the 28th and then the winner may not be posted until the 29th. Or we can go the usual way and draw a random number. Tell me what you think. Since this is my first time I am open to suggestions. THIS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A RANDOM DRAWING TO MAKE ENTERING LESS DIFFICULT FOR EVERYONE…NO VOTING.
So far the prize consists of a full sheet of uncut rubber for “Any man in your Life”. You know how hard it can be to find any masculine stamps, well this is the perfect solution. Also, I have included a Fall glitter matstack of paper, 6 small sets of Halloween acrylic stamps, a six pack spool of fall color ribbons, a plastic pouch of flowers, some bling, and a small plastic divider that snaps shut from Archiver’s. I plan on stamping out some images to go along with this blog candy–but those will be a surprise. Since it’s still almost a week away who knows what I may add to this collection before the end of the contest.

Be sure to visit Cheri's blog at to enter the contest and to leave her some comments on her awesome work! Cheri has always left the most wonderful comments on my blog, she's great! Thanks!