Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sinus Sunday

This morning I woke up with a sinus headache. You know the one where your head feels so full that it is about to bust and when you bend over you get woozy? Yeah - that kind! I took some meds and although the headache is gone, the drowsiness is still going full throttle!

I did work on my little chipboard album though. This one is from where I worked on Peds... I found some pretty Pink Cosmo Cricket papers and added some American Crafts Ribbon. The letters were all cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge and the flower was still from my Platinum Schoolbook!
God Bless You,

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Let the Homework Begin!

I start ethics class in the upcoming week and I am so excited to be continuing the work on my degree. I am sure Abby is going to want to hula hoop on the Wii (which involves me holding her while I hula hoop - we are a sight), so I figured I better post while I have the chance. I am hoping my posting will be returning to more of a regular basis in the upcoming weeks and months. If I made New Year's resolutions, that would be one - but I don't!

As part of my attempt to make Christmas just a little bit more affordable, I made all the gifts for the girls at the school where Gary works. I believe there were 9 in all, so it really helped by cutting down on cost.
Almost all of the journals were covered with paper I already owned. I also used embellishments I already had to bling up the fronts. All the journals were from Micheal's and some even had their initials inside if I was able to find the right initials!

My packaging - well that is nothing other than a brown paper lunch sack with a little bling from the cricut to juice it up! I made the flower from the Platinum Schoolbook Cartridge and added another layer to it fro that POP! There is also a button with some jute for the center!

I hope they enjoy these as much as I enjoyed making them! By the way, my breads I showed you earlier in the month were a HUGE hit and I will definitely be doing that again!

Last but not least, I have to share a picture of my sweet little one with you. This is from Christmas morning when she opened her gifts and realized that one of them was a "scrapbook desk" like Mommy's!! We even bought paper, stickers, the whole nine yards to fill it with! She is on cloud nine. I will have to add a pic of her 'scrapping" someday soon!

God Bless You,

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry (day after) Christmas

I truly hope that everyone has had as Merry of a Christmas as we have in our family. The Lord has blessed us abundantly and beyond measure. Needless to say, I am sore all over, especially on my right side and in my abdomen from the Wii - that really is a work out and Abby LOVES it!

I finished my 2 Sketches Cards last night, but did not get to upload until today! I LOVE this layout. My card for the challenge is the first one listed, and below that is an extra that I made from scraps! I love them both and my challenge to myself is to actually send the cards to someone!!

P.S. the sentiment on the bottom card is "The world is your snowball" I think I may send this to Abby so she will have mail to get out of the mailbox!

More projects to come this week! I am so happy to be sharing some new stuff that I am making and more happy that I am finding time to make things! I did a LOT of homemade gifts through Christmas that I didn't even get to take pictures of!

God Bless You,

Friday, December 19, 2008

I'm Back!

It feels like I have not blogged in forever! If you were a regular, I hope that you have not given up during the time that I was away...

I have been rather busy, just as everyone else is at this time of year. Add school on top of that and you have a real tight schedule. I did my 2 Sketches Challenge last week, but did not get time to upload it :( I was really tickled with it, too! I also lost the lens cap to my Canon 40D, so I have been leaving it sitting - not wanting to use it with nothing to protect the lens - a new cap is now on it's way though!

Here is my 2 Sketches Card for this week:

I found these little snowman stickers at Wal-Mart and just had to have them! The rest of the paper is all from the Basic Grey figgy pudding collection. It is all scraps from making Abby's Advent Calender!

I start a new job on the Monday after Christmas and am very excited about it! Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers!

God Bless You,

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Sunday

Oh, if I could have only posted this earlier! Anyways - this is my interpretation of the 2S4U card challenge for this past week. I know that it is a little late, but I had misplaced (thought I lost) my cord to upload pics from my camera and we had some Internet issues.

We had a wonderful little trip to Tennessee and we are so blessed that we were not among the many accidents that happened . The Lord was truly with us as He always is.

My card uses a lot of things I had just sitting around waiting to be used. A prima flower, but little old button and some jute and a K&Co sticker. The paper is some scrap I had and the pink ribbon is from American Crafts.
Sorry my posting has been sketchy at best - I had a big assignment in my nursing theory class and have not had a chance to create as much as I would like! This upcoming Saturday is my big cookie swap and Christmas at Gary's grandmother's house! Busy Busy Busy!

God Bless You,