Saturday, June 26, 2010

A sketch and a card...

This week I found some time to work with this weeks sketch at 2 Sketches 4 You. I know I always say this but it's totally true. I just adore their sketches and the fab inspiration that the designers layout there as well as checking out all the other cards.

Here is this weeks sketch from Kazan...

Here is my take on the sketch...

Products used:
Kraft Cardstock
DCWV pattern paper
Clear Scraps 1" Acrylic circle
Fancy Pants Heart pin

We have a new neighbor moving in a few houses away and I thought this would be a great card to give her. You open up the flap which has Velcro on it and the card is like an envelope. So I thought I would put in a gift card to one of the fab restaurants we have here.

Thanks for looking.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Homemade Popsicles.. yum

With it finally summer and the weather feeling somewhat like summer the kids love eating popsicles. I hate buying the sugar loaded popsicles so this year I thought that making our own would be healthier and maybe a bit cheaper. So when I was at Michaels a few weeks ago I spotted some decent popsicle containers in the $1 bin... Awesome score So I picked up 6 with different color ends. What's cool is they even have a straw attached to the part you hold it at so the kids can easily suck up any juice. hehe

Here are some photos of the kids enjoying the popsicles they made.

These are made out of Strawberry Yogurt. Just spoon it in your popsicle containers and freeze for a few hours. They taste smooth and creamy and they are healthy...

I love this one... Joshua didn't even notice Rocky going in for a taste. LOL

These were made out strawberries and mango cut up and put into the popsicle containers then filled with white cranberry peach juice. Let freeze for a few hours and enjoy. The kids love these and love that the fruit isn't totally frozen and easy to eat.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summertime summertime...

It's finally Summertime Summertime... hehe You know that song "Summertime Summertime" by Nocera??? man it brings back memories plus I'm sure I just showed my age as that song came out in 1986.. I was just a teenager... hehe Anyway I heard that song today on the radio as I sat on the back deck talking to Miranda and her boyfriend. ahhh the memories. lol Ok so enough about that, but I do have to talk about summer a bit more. I simply adore all the colors of summer. Teal, pink, green, orange and so much more... ahhh color is awesome. What is your favorite color combo of summer so far???

I love teal and pink but then again I love Orange and green.. Oh and you can mix in yellow with both of those. lol
The June Paperie kit from The little shabby box is filled with great summer color papers. Here is a card that I created from the kit that shows off some awesome summer combos.

Products used:
Kraft paper
7Gypsies & The Girls Paperie Pattern papers
Paper Trey Ink buttons
All items are from the June "Paperie" Kit from The little shabby box

Thanks for looking and I will be back tomorrow to show you my sketch book... hehe If you love the colors on my card you will love the colors on my sketch book. hehe Plus a little peek inside. hehe

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Monday, June 21, 2010

Welcome Scavengers...

Start of Summer Scavenger Hunt

Clear Scraps is kicking off summer with a scavenger hunt that will take you through our design team members blogs. On your way, you'll find out something interesting about each of us and if you make it all the way to the end and collect all your clues, you'll get entered in a draw for a nice prize package from Clear Scraps!

Start here at Clear Scraps Blog

You don't have to necessarily go in order...but when you're done, you should have answers to 9 questions that are posted on the Clear Scraps blog. We'll run the scavenger hunt from Monday June 21 (First Day of Summer!!) until Friday, June 25. Winner will be announced the following Monday.

Good luck everybody!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day...

Today is Fathers Day and I so miss my dad. I miss being home as I don't get to see my dad often enough. Maybe for a week every 3-5 years. This photo was taken the last time I was back home visiting 3 years ago.

It's funny to look at my dad next to Noah (my son) whom in this photo was only 14 and he was already taller then him.. See that is one of many things my father and I have in common. We are both short although I am not quite 5' my dad is only 5'2 ... hehe We both need a step stool to reach the top of the fridge, the top shelf in the cupboard, A little boost to get into the truck. However we never had a problem seeing eye to eye. hehe We both love seafood, hot things, an ice cold peach soda. No one else in the house liked it but we loved it. hehe I remember him making Horchata, hot coco and orange tea for us in the winter time before school and when we got home from school to warm us up. I loved his hot rice cereal in the morning as well (kind of like oatmeal but with rice.) yum The best was listening to him tell stories of his childhood. They were always a great laugh and I find my self telling my kids these stories. hehe Dad I love you and miss you and look forward to seeing you this Christmas if everything works out.

Today my children got to tell this amazing man Happy Fathers Day. He is my hubby, my best friend, the father of my children and my soul mate.

This morning the boys came in early in the morning whispering to each other whom is gonna wake him up first or how they should wake him up etc. As hubby lays there pretending to be asleep with a little grin on his face. They jumped into bed with lots of snuggles and tickles. lol I love listening to all of them laugh. There were gifts given and lots of talk about summer. New bed times are officially in place. New chores and so much more. Plus hubby got some great coupons from the kids which I know he will be using. lol

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

A few simple cards

This month I have been playing with the June "Paperie" card kit from The little shabby box. I simply adore all the papers, embellishments and the kraft paper is my favorite. This kit is packed full of great things that any card maker will use.

Here are a few of my cards. Aren't the colors great? I simply love teal and pink together. hehe

Thinking of you card I added some gems that I had laying on my desk. It's simple but I love how the kraft paper makes the teal and pink pop.

Thinking of you card I added a few Kaiser crafts pearls to the center of the butterfly and a couple gems..

Thanks card I wrapped the rose stem around a pencil to spiral it as I didn't like it just straight.

To get your hands on this kit jump on over to The little shabby box. Check out the blog to see more cards from the fabulous design team.

I hope you have a great weekend.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Butterflies and Cards oh my...

Right now I am just loving using butterflies as embellishments especially on cards. They are just that something that changes a card and gives it character. If that makes sense. I just adore them and I love putting embellishments on them as well. Like pearls, gems, buttons and so much more. So after punching lots of butterflies with my handy dandy Martha Stewart butterfly punch I got busy working on this weeks sketch at 2 sketches 4 you. I simply love all of the sketches they put together.

Here is this weeks sketch
Here is my take on the sketch.

Products used:
Kraft cardstock
DCWV Linen Closet pattern paper
Kaiser Crafts Pearls
Pebbles rub-on sentiments
MS punch

Thanks for looking... I'll be back tomorrow with more cards using the fabulous card kit from The little shabby box.

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