January 29, 2009

Hello, Hello!

Hello happy people! What a busy week it's been! My dad came home from the hospital as I mentioned, but that same day Colton (4) got really sick. His teacher called me from school and said he hadn't eaten any of his lunch which is HIGHLY unusual. So I went and got him, by this time he had a temperature of 101 degrees and he was saying his legs and back hurt. So I took him to urgent care and they tested him for a kidney infection and for Strep but both tests came back negative. Just as a precaution the Dr. prescribed some Amoxicillin. Then, last night he says, "Mommy, I'm hot and itchy." And then I noticed it...HIVES! I am no amateur when it comes to hives because Kyan (2) gets them all the time. So it turns out Colton may be allergic to penicillin. JUST PEACHY! Lol. Anyways, on to today's card!

This card was done for SplitCoast's Weekly Card Sketch Challenge. The card stock is Purely Pomegranate and Basic Black and the designer paper is Basic Gray's line Bittersweet. I stamped on Whisper White card stock in Purely Pomegranate from the stamp sets 'Priceless' and 'Warm Words.' Yanno, I'm so excited these stamp sets were featured in the new catalog because I absolutely love them! Well stampers, this is all for now, little Chloe is starting to fuss at Mommy for being on the computer too long! Have a Terrific Thursday!

January 28, 2009

Good Morning!

Hello happy people! What a wonderful (and EARLY) morning it is. It's about ten till 4am and I've been up since 3. I got up to feed Chloe this morning and wasn't sleepy enough to go back to bed. So while I'm waiting for the kids to wake up I decided to post a little something for you. I have made a couple cards using the Bittersweet line by Basic Gray and Purely Pomegranate by SU! The stamp sets I used were Priceless and Warm Words from the current SU! catalog. The chipboard photo corners are by Technique Tuesday.

So here we go...I made these cards with both Valentine's Day and thanks to my Grandma in mind (I'll be sending her one of these very soon). My Grandma Judy was such a big help while dad was in the hospital and we all wanted to show our appreciation. Dad has since been released from the hospital - YIPEE - and now how wound care appointments once a week and has oxygen at home. He had a nasty case of cellulitis and flesh eating disease. NOT GOOD! But thanks to all the people who have been praying for him, he is on his way to a full recovery. Praise God.

Anywho, I must give credit to Dawn Griffith (www.dawnsstampingthoughts.typepad.com) for the great layout! She is such a wonderful resource and person! Well Stampers, Have a WONDERFUL Wednesday and I will see you tomorrow!

January 23, 2009

Better Late Than Never...

Hello happy people! As the title indicates, I have been a bit of a procrastinator. I am just now going to upload the card I made for SCS's Sketch Challenge which any of you who know about or participate in this know that the challenge is done on Wednesdays. I know, I know. Tsk, tsk on me. Anywho, I made a large Valentine's card using My Mind's Eye patterned paper, Purely Pomegranite and Whisper White Cardstock and Close to Cocoa ink pad by SU!, and Making Memories brads. The shapes were cut out using the 'Home Accents' cartridge for my Cricut Expressions.

The striped layer was simply crumpled by hand then opened and flattened somewhat. Then I used to Close to Cocoa to ink the raised parts. I continued to ink the edges of the Whisper White and the polkadot paper with the Close to Cocoa. Finally I added some glitter to the 'Love' cutout and the border of the accent piece. On the left is a picture of the sketch.

I decided on making a Valentine's day card because on Thursday Colton's class was making Valentines for the troops. Colton was very excited to have his Mommy come to his class and bring all her stamping stuff. The kids all had such a blast using the rubber stamps and paper punches. It was a wonderful day. So on that note, I will leave you all some pics of Colton's class and I hope you all have a Splendid Saturday!!

Lots of Hugs,

January 22, 2009

Craftin' Babies

Hello happy people! So here we go, my first post with an upload. HOORAY! These are the cards that the boys 'made' for their Papa. My dad was admitted to the ICU on the 8th due to having a high fever and red splotches around a wound that he got from falling over the coffee table. Come to find out that small wound got a staph infection in it, which then began a domino effect. Because my dad has a lung disease and is susceptible infections, the staph infection caused a bad strain of pneumonia which then release toxins into his blood stream and he went into septic shock. It was a very scary time but luckily he had a lot of people praying for him and was blessed with some wonderful doctors and nurses and is on his way to recovery.

So while in the hospital I decided to have the boys make him 'Get Well' cards. For anyone who knows my dad, there is nothing on earth that my dad loves more than his grandbabies.

This one on the right was from Kyan, aka KyKy, and he drew a very pretty picture on the inside. The designer paper is by Basic Grey and the cardstock, stamps, ribbon, and ink are Stampin Up!

The card on the left was from Colton. The patterned paper is also by Basic Grey and the cardstock is SU! The ribbon and brads are by Making Memories, circle 'Hugs to You' stamp is by Hero Arts.
Papa was really thrilled with the cards along with a video that the boys made for him. It made his day! Well stampers, until next time have a terrific Thursday!

January 21, 2009


Hello happy people! My name is Lauren and this is my first post! I am definitely new to the blog scene although I'm relatively young (23). Most would think that blogging would be second nature, growing in the computer age and all. My goal for this blog is to create a fun and relaxing place where people come to get ideas for their own crafting ventures. As I get the hang of blogging I ask that you please be patient and give suggestions if you ever have any useful ideas. I can always use the extra help. I would love to have you take this journey with me as we explore our creativity together. Until next time stampers, have a wonderful Wednesday!

Lauren ^-^