Monday, April 30, 2007

A Quick Art Warehouse layout...


This was a really fast one. All new Fresh by Art Warehouse except the felt and the ribbon. You can even get a whole pack of coordinating Bazzill cardstock to match this line. How easy is that...except I don't think that brown came out of the pack. LOL! but the blue did! Matches Annika's eyes perfectly.

Sunday, April 29, 2007


I should have known something was up. No one wears a stocking cap to the park when it's above 70 degrees outside. He had on gloves too, but took them off because he was sliding around too much. What was I going to say? They went perfectly with the Halloween socks he was wearing. Poor little guy was burning up with a fever a couple of hours later. I hope he is better soon. No fun! The other pic my daughter took of me in my new Creative Imaginations Tee!

Just a little card I made.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Grandpas and Other Mysteries

I love this picture of the little guy and grandpa. We were at the park by grandma and grandpa's house playing. Grandpa takes him there a lot when he visits. Grandpa spoils him a lot apparently. Sometimes when I pick the little guy up at daycare I bring him an Icee. Just because his sister asks for one and I have two children and you know how that goes for those of you who have two children. So I brought him a cherry Icee one day and he throws the biggest fit and says he wants a blue one. Well the motto at our house is, "You get what you get and you don't throw a fit!" So he cried all the way home and he got nothing. natta. zip. Oh, he did get to sit in time out when we got home because he was still screaming about the BLUE ICEE. He's always liked cherry Icees and I am baffled. So, what does this have to do with the park? and grandpa? Lots, because just on the other side of the park is a Casey's and after grandpa takes him to the park they walk to Casey's and get...did you guess...a BLUE icee. Mystery solved. He drank every bit of that Icee and was happy as a little pig in mud.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Purses




I am about to have a "changing of the purses" at my house. It's always a big deal because I manage to accumu- late quite a lot of junk in the current purse. I have been using this orange Wrangler bag I got on clearance for $5.00 at Gordman's. I altered it with ribbon, buttons and felt flowers. My girlfriend affectionately dubbed it "Big Orange". That's a picture of the back of Big Orange on the bottom. It has gotten really dirty and Rebecca at CMK had me do this really cute Memory Purse she is selling in the store. You can also check them out here. These would make great mother's day gifts. I wonder if any of my mothers would want one??

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Art Warehouse Goes Digital

I keep forgetting to post this piece of good news. Art Warehouse is going digi with some the retired product. You can find them at Designer Digitals. I hear there may some more fun stuff in the works! So, if you are a digi or a hybrid scrapper you should totally check it out.

I'm Still Alive


Yes, I'm still alive. Barely. I finally finished my grant today. Yay! I'm not sure it's the best, but it's finished. This week was beautiful here. I took the kiddos to Silver Dollar City on Wednesday. There was no one on the rides and we rode and rode and rode. The little guy even behaved himself. We had a wonderful afternoon together. On Friday I got to see Jonathan Kozol speak on Campus. He's an education activist. I read one of his books: Rachel and her Children: Homeless Families in America last semester. It just totally changed the way I looked at people. I started his book Salvage Inequalities. He just seems to give wings to the words in my heart. It's really sad what we feel the penalty for being poor in this country should be, especially for our children. Okay, enough education stuff for today. I'm going to play in the backyard with my own children before dinner. The picture is my beautiful daughter at SDC on Wednesday.

Monday, April 16, 2007

CMK Weekly DT Inspiration






So it is my turn to do the DT Inspiration at CMK.. rub ons to decorate containers. Right up my alley, eh? I got this jar on clearance at Christmas and the rub ons are all Art Ware- house. Yummy stuff. I am becoming a bad blogger. Not too much to update about. I am trying to write a grant for one of my classes and it is sucking dry all my free time (and my poor brain). I'm pooped!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

My Hambly Box of Love







I love that little owl. My daughter said it was her favorite sheet of Hambly. She always empties my DT box every month just in case there is something she thinks I might not need. I needed the owl. This is an altered Prima box. I've been saving it for something and I'm glad I did. I wish I had more of these. I really loved the flowers that came in these boxes and I used them all! Oh...my birthday is tomorrow...ha ha ha ha ha ha. Hope it feels like your birthday too, even if it isn't!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Hambly layouts for CMK!



Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. It was freezing here, but we had a great time. I managed to finish a couple of layouts last night after the little one passed out from Easter Egg hunting exhaustion. Hambly is the sponsor at CMK this month. I have never had any Hambly before, so it was a new experience. Did you know they put vanilla in their ink. This stuff seriously smells good. I couldn't quit smelling it. Yummy! Well, here are my layouts. Happy Monday!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Another Day...


It is freezing here again. Everything is blooming and it's back to the 40s. There is even a chance of snow tomorrow. The little guy and I just played blocks and read books today. He is learning to trace his letters. He is SO good at it. Yes, I am totally bragging. We went and had lunch with "the sister", so he could pack his Thomas lunch box. I took this picture like a week ago, but I just love it, so I thought I would share. Off to work again tomorrow to help other little ones learn their letters and read books. Same stuff different day. I love it!

Monday, April 02, 2007

A Little Art Warehouse/Hampton Stamp Love


Okay, yes I love jars. Little jars, big jars..weird shaped jars..oh and colored jars! This was actually a jar from one of my favorite local Mexican restaurants. It had sweet sauce in it. Now, it is filled with sweet treats! It is beautiful here. The little guy and I have been playing baseball and spraying ants in the driveway with a water bottle. It is supposed to be around 80 degrees. I'm going to soak up some more fresh air before my night class! Hope you are enjoying this beautiful day!

Sunday, April 01, 2007




My girlfriend has been here all weekend. Good times, I tell ya! Thought I would share a few pics. Those girls are so stinkin' cute!