Monday, May 31, 2010

Time for My First H{ippity} Hop!

Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all the men and women fighting for our country and the ones who have done so in the past. I hope you all enjoy your day today!

I am so excited to be joining in on the fun as a new {ippity} Chick! I haven't had much time to play with my new stamps yet but here is what I created so far....

Books A Flutter stamp set

I made this card for Emma's first grade teacher, Mrs. Jupinka for inspiring Emma to not only read everyday but to Love reading everyday.
Supplies: SU cardstock and writers; Stazon Brown Ink; MM Ribbon; October Afternoon Pattern Paper and Books A Flutter Stamps from {ippity} Spring 2010 Collection.

A Little Buggy stamp set

I made this for Emma's teacher's aide as she always makes Emma "happy."
Supplies: SU cardstock and writers; Stazon Brown Ink; MM Buttons; October Afternoon Pattern Paper and A Little Buggy Stamps from {ippity} Spring 2010 Collection.

Would you like some {ippity} of your own? You can buy some from me at

To visit the {ippity} DT Blogs or other {ippity} creators go to the hop at

Sunday, May 30, 2010

TPE Summer Challenge/Watermelon Time

I thought this would be a fun layout for The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge, Summer. I love summer and we all love watermelon! Here are a couple of closeups of Emma enjoying our favorite summer treat!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

SOS Sketch Challenge/Layout of Sara

This month at Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog we are hosting our very first Sketch Challenge ! Robin is one of our DT members and she came up with this great sketch. This is my interpretation of it.

Here is Robin's Inspiration:

Come join us for the sketch challenge and a different challenge each month.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Victoria Turned 10!

Victoria's favorite color is blue. The inside says "just for you" Happy 10th Birthday. Love Mom and Dad She absolutely loved the card. She doesn't like flowers and pink, nothing too girlie.

Taking my girls to the movies and lunch to celebrate Victoria's 10th birthday! WOW 10 years old already! I hope the sun shines for her today so we can have some bbq for dinner.

The sun peeked out for a little while today. After the movies, we came home and Victoria and Emma played in the yard jumping on the trampoline, playing ball and running around. We had a light bbq for dinner and mom stopped by for a bite.

We just finished watching the Blind Side with Sara. Great Movie. WOW I went to see Letters to Juliet another great movie and Blind Side tonight at home, no action at all and I really enjoyed myself. I usually only like to watch action packed movies. Half way through Letters to Juliet, my mom leaned over and said... If someone doesn't get killed... and we laughed. She likes the same type of movies as I do. All in all I think Victoria had a nice birthday and lots of family time with her sisters.

I just sent everyone to bed. Good night my sweet birthday girl. Hope your 10th was memorable! I love you Victoria!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Crystal's Crafty Creations Blog Candy

Hey Bloggers, Go check out Crystal's blog. She is one talented lady. It is her one year blog anniversary and she has decided to give away some awesome blog candy!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Sara's Graduation Invites and A layout Scrapped!

Scrap Out Stash is having a fun challenge this month, Think Out of the Box. These are a couple of my creations.

The first is Sara's Graduation invitations... I do make cards, but never invitations. It is so different for me is because I did not ink, sand or distress any part of the card or insert. The only ink on the invite is the stamped graduation cap and the info that I printed from my computer on the insert. This card is very clean cut for me. I do have to admit, I am very happy with the way it turned out. The products that I used are Stampin Up' cardstock, blue writer to color stamp and punch for the pull tab, MM brad, stamp unknown and Tim Holtz new Alterations Movers and Shapers bigz diecut.

The second is an 8 x 8 layout that I did with a picture from Mother's Day 2009. It was Out of the Box because I never scrap the color purple.

Come and join us at for fun challenges each month. Tomorrow we are featuring our first sketch challenge by the very talented DT member Robin.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day and Layouts

I wish you all a very Happy Mother's Day! My girls came home with a new Bissell Vacuum and a $50 gc for ACMoore. I was so happy! They gave it to me yesterday because Sara had to leave for work early this morning. Taking the girls to play mini golf then dinner when Sara gets home tonight. I woke up to a spotless kitchen & cooked bacon, thanks to my wonderful husband.

As I am typing this, Victoria walks in with Mark and gives me chocolate covered strawberries and pineapple and 2 of my favorite cookies. Now Victoria is using my new vacuum and is taking apart the couch to vacuum it. This day is getting better and better. It takes very little to make me happy. :)

Here are a couple of layouts that I did with pictures from last Mother's Day.

This is a picture of Mom and myself at Gene's benefit over the summer.

I also did a layout of Sara but I can't share that one until it gets posted on as it was a DT project.

Whatever your plans today, make the best of them and hug your children. Happy Mother's Day.