Sunday, May 30, 2010

One of a few...

I've been playing with a new set from the Summer Mini.
I think he's kinda cute :)
My hubby is getting a new grill this summer and this set
will suit him :)

I pulled out some designer papers that didn't look
completely feminine, it's so hard to make masculine

I used some retired HodgePodge to add some heartiness
to the card. I also used my old cloud stencil for the sky. That is not something that should ever have retired.
There will be more of these to come :)

Set:King of the Grill
Accessories: Razzleberry Lemonade DP, Whisper White, Crushed Curry & Pumpkin Pie cardstocks, Oval Punch, Crushed Curr Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Pewter HP, Circle Cutte
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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Time flies when you are having fun!

My little guy turned 18 months today!
One and a half, I can't believe it!
Time sure does fly when you are having fun!
And that is exactly what I'm having with this one.
He's such a joy...full of hugs and smiles.
He's so smart and funny!
I'm so blessed that my Lord gave this bundle to me.

This was taken in April, his first time at the beach this year.
He just loved walking on the sand and feeling it in his fingers.
It's going to be a fun summer! I love the beach.

And this is him in the back yard. He has a love
for water, so a water table was perfect for him.
Splash away my son!

And with 18 months comes curiosity! He found the
water/ice machine on the fridge. And I found a good use
for the extra rubber that comes on a set! I put three pieces
together and stuffed them under the levers. I don't use
them and we dont have a switch to turn it off, so these are
a great fix! Well...that is until he figures out how to pull
them out, lol.

Thanks for visiting today! Have a great night!

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Friday, May 14, 2010

Greatest Gift

I think family is such a great gift.

I sent this card to my sister-in-law for her birthday this month. Every birthday should be special for everyone. Another year blessed!

Holding the card in my hand that buckle didn't look so overpowering, but now in the picture it does. I love purples and greens together. I had been wanting the Upsy Daisy set so that I could do the background like I did I get to do it with this set instead :)

Set: Of the Earth (SU)
Accessories: Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery and Whisper White cardstocks, inks & markers, cutter kit, Certainly Celery twill, Eggplant Grosgrain, Circle cutter, HodgePodge.

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Friday, May 7, 2010


Hi friends!

It's been so long since I've visited all of you.

Life has been really busy with hubby's deployment, my teen's school activities and of course the extra time that I get to spend daily with my toddler. I wouldn't give up that time for anything.

So, inking it up has gone on the sidebar for a while...and now it seems things are settling in and I feel like getting inky again ;) I think some of Stampin' UP's changes have even inspired me to get back to it. Lots of things coming up for the July catalog....and new colors always get me in the mood!

Anyway, to get the ball rolling, I have this card that I sent to my hubby for Easter. It's very very past Easter, but it's still a cute card. You'll have to forgive me, I didn't write down what I used and it's been so long I don't have all the info...but I'll tell you what I remember. I've seen this joke around the net for years and then when this stamp came out it was all over SCS as well. He got a kick out of it.

I used a Martha Stewart grass punch, a Stampendous egg punch and the talking bubbles I created on the computer. The bunny is "Chocolate Bunny" from Stampin' UP! which I embossed to make it shine like a real chocolate bunny, YUM!

And I used the scallop circle punch from SU to take a 'bite' out of one bunny's bum and the other bunny's ears. That was mighty tastey ;)

I hope you are all having a wonderful spring! Here in VA the weather has been just magnificent this week. We've been outside daily, soaking in those rays!

Also, I want to thank my blogger group on SCS "Oceans 11" for not giving up on me!

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