from the heart

This is one of my submissions for the monthly wish-rak card challenge over at SCS. We had to make a card for a child. I love this sweet little girl image that I received through wish-rak. I pulled my color combo from the polka dot paper that I found in my stash. Love using those scraps up! I can't seem to sleep in for very long these days even though it's summer vacation! I was up at 5:00 this morning and couldn't lay in bed any longer. We had a beautiful sunrise though. I'm looking forward to chocolate chip blueberry pancakes for breakfast and then we're off to church.


thinking of you

I got some new Stampin' Up goodies and I was able to get them out yesterday! I made two cards with the stamp set Bird on a Branch and the Flock Together paper. I really like these colors. I CASE'd a card that I found here on SCS.

The only change I made here was adding the two strips of paper I had left over from using my scallop punch. I just couldn't throw them away:)

I hope you're enjoying your Friday. We are having breakfast with a friend and then I have a dr. appointment this afternoon. This evening is a birthday dinner with Ryan's family. His brother just moved back to Colorado and his birthday is on Monday. Yeah!



The guys from Cleary came out last week to start putting up the building for our addition. They didn't finish it before the holiday weekend because of all the rain. They won't be back to finish it until Tuesday because some of them had a vacation. We are adding on two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a huge living room. Once they finish putting up the building we will finish the rest ourselves. It's going to be one eventful summer...baby, addition, garden, family, etc. I wouldn't change any of it though:)


birthday moose

I needed to make some boy birthday cards for my brother-in-law and my uncle. They share the same birthday (which is on Monday.) I borrowed this image from my friend Stephanie and I finally got around to using it. I followed the sketch challenge over at SCS. I stamped fishing riley on kraft cardstock and colored him with my SU markers. All the paper for these cards came from my scrap pile. I don't even know what the names of any of them are. It's a little embarassing...but I've had some of these for years. It's nice to finally use them up and make a little dent in my pile.

I did get some new SU goodies today and I'm looking forward to creating with them soon.
Today two of my friends took me to get a pedicure and lunch. My toenails are now a pretty, pearly blue in honor of this baby boy!! Only 7 days until my due date....but I just have a feeling he will be arriving a little late...not sure why. I hope I'm wrong:)


sourdough pancakes

Good morning! We are still in the middle of a busy weekend with my cousin graduating from high school! My sister and her husband are staying here with us and we have lots more family and friends at my aunt's house and here in town! It's been great visiting with everyone! Even though we've been on the run most of the weekend, we have had to make time for some tasty food. Yesterday morning we made sourdough pancakes...a favorite weekend breakfast for Ryan and I.

Yum! Today it's just scrambled eggs and blueberry scones and then after church my cousin is having her graduation party!

Only 10 more days until Baby is due:) My whole family is making bets on the actual arrival. What do you think?


pink and purple

I've been doing a little crocheting lately. I've been having fun making some little girly baby booties. These first ones I made a while back for a friend who had a little girl in March. I made these sweet purple ones for my neice. She should be arriving in a couple weeks:) You can tell I'm a beginner because with each pair, they don't really look exactly alike. My stitches are not so even, but it's been fun to actually complete a project. I've been staying with small projects such as dishclothes and booties, but I think I need to try something a little bigger! Next on my list: crochet an afghan and learn to knit socks.


anniversary sketch

Hello and happy Monday. I actually had some time this weekend to put my feet up and stamp a little bit. I made another anniversary card with Jen's sketch for you to try. I pulled out some scraps to come up with my color combo. I really liked all the circles. I think I went a little overboard with the pearls, but they seemed so wedding-y and pretty that I just went with it. I think I will try a little simpler version of this sketch another time because it was pretty fun to play with. I used the Love You Much stamp set (thanks again Steph) and the matching heart punch. the paper is almost amethyst, apricot appeal, and certainly celery. Thanks for stopping by! It's time for me to go eat dinner:)


raspberry suite color challenge 6

Good morning! When I saw dawn's color challenge I knew it would be prefect for some anniversary cards that I need to make for this summer. I used my paisley background stamp and the Love You Much stamp set that Stephanie let me borrow. I paper pierced the birds and used a su rub-on for the flourish. I happened to have some ribbon out from a previous card that matched the challenge perfectly! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.


giggle groove

I've been playing around with some images from the Unity Giggle Groove set. This first one is colored with my SU markers. It's pretty simple, just some rounded corners, dp, and a big ribbon. I made this one for my littlest cousin who is graduating from eighth grade this week. I colored this one with the few copics that I have. The picture is a little funky, but all the pinks match better in real life:) I love these simple little trees.

My best friend and her husband are coming for a visit today. Yeah! And they are bringing their doggy for a little dog play date. Too bad its so cloudy and foggy here...
Ryan and I are getting our garden ready for planting. This weekend we're hoping to get our potatoes in the ground and we're trying to decide if we're past the danger of frost or not for the rest of our stuff. Our greenhouse is looking good though. I'll try to post some pictures later. Enjoy your Saturday!


more scrapbooking

One of my cousins is graduating from high school next weekend, which is so hard for me to believe! I remember when she was born. Well, next week they have Senior Night and they each put up a huge memory board and lay out scrapbooks if they have them. I have been helping her with a few pages for her book. Here is one of them.
It's been really fun to do some scrapbooking lately. I made about 10 pages for her, but I didn't take any other pictures before I gave them to her. Thanks for stopping by today. Have a happy Friday!


simple thanks

Last Friday my dear friends Stephanie and Anita threw me the most wonderful baby shower. I am so blessed to have such dear friends and to work with such great teachers! We had such a fun time eating yummy snacks, playing funny games, and sharing gifts. Speaking of all those gifts...I had to whip up some thank you cards. I didn't have much time because I wanted to get them out before school ended. So, I kept them very simple. Plus...let's face it...I'm 37 weeks pregnant and I'm not exactly bursting with energy at the end of the work day:) So, this is what I came up with. I used lots of mat stacks from DCWV, so I hardly had to cut any paper. Just stamp and tie a few bows. Now, I just have to write on them.
A close up. I just mixed and matched lots of colors, but kept the images the same. Sorry about the glare. See, I told you I was 37 weeks pregnant.


birthday hugs and wishes

Hello all. Can you believe it's already May? What happened to April? Here is a fun little birthday card that I made this weekend. My family has a lot of birthdays in May, so I figured I better get started on some cards. I got this color combo from my scraps. I pulled out my folder of SU designer paper scraps and these three colors were on top so I just went with that. It came together pretty easy. I just layered the scraps and colored little miss partygirlabella from stampingbella. That's it!

This weekend my friend Anita and I visited the Denver Aquarium. We had a great time wandering around checking out all the different exhibits and had a delicious lunch of fish and chips and fish tacos.