Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! OK it's still a few hours away, but I'm planning to go to bed in a few minutes! What are you doing for New Years Eve? What are your New Years Resolutions? I'll post mine in the morning, but one is to post here more often - both cards and personal (I'm TRYING to lose weight....).

We're watching 2 of our adorable nieces tonight! We've got Braelynn and Niah - my sister's 2 daughters! Pray for me though! Michael's going to play golf with his mom and brother tomorrow - leaving me with 4 kids UNDER 5! AAAAHHHH! I just might lose it before my sister gets here!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007


Well, my son's curls are gone..... mostly..... I guess he's growing up now...... Here's a pic to compare.

This is Angelo at Thanksgiving with a rat's tail of curls.

And here he is tonight.
So the story for those of you who haven't heard - My son is 22 months old and has never had a haircut (and we're not REALLY considering this one either....) He had these BEAUTIFUL curls (as you can see in the first pic!) and Michael didn't want to cut them off for fear that Angelo would switch from the little boy with the cute curls to just any other little boy. Problem was his "bangs" were getting in his eyes! So tonight after his bath, I took out the scissors and was attempting to HOLD Ange AND cut them. Needless to say my "spirited" son wouldn't have anything to do with it! So I asked Michael to help. Michael held Ange's head still (sounds bad doesn't it!) and I trimmed. I don't think they are straight, but they'll be brushed to the side and no one will notice :) Anyway, when we were done, I was trying to make sure I got them nicely and Michael took the scissors and cut the entire rat's tail of curls off! I like that he doesn't look SO MUCH like a girl, but I kinda liked them.....

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Last card :(

Well, the third card didn't turn out like I wanted.... Michael came up before I started it and told me it didn't matter what it looked like, just get it done! Doesn't he understand the process?!? Ugh, anyway, no more cards to upload, but I'm working on a squash book and the name coasters I mentioned earlier. I'll post later when they are done (it's lunch/nap time right now!)

Another one!

OK, I'm not AS crazy about this one as I was the other, but it's still nice. Same colors and Simply Scrappin' kit as the other. One note to ANYONE piercing - make sure your card base isn't closed..... YES! I pierced through the BACK of the card! LOL Oh well, I matted the gift card OVER that spot.

OK, so the reason I'm SO behind on my crafty gifts - Emma, Michael and I were in our church's Christmas Cantata! Emma and I were a family going to the Inn in Bethlehem, Michael was a shepherd (a VERY funny shepherd at that!), and I helped take the children to see Jesus (where he "taught" them). And Emma was also the dead girl. At the end of the show, a couple brings their "dead" daughter to Jesus and he HEALS her - that was Emma! She did SO good!

OK, another question - how hectic is your December?

Oh and there may be one more card (again, depending on how I like it when I finish it....) and possibly some other items. I'm thinking of making Emma and Angelo some name things using coasters... The only issue with this is Angelo is just a BIT longer than the number of coasters I have in one size/shape.... SO I'm going to alter square and circle.

Making Christmas cards

Well, I'm spending this Saturday before Christmas finishing up the last little stuff. I've wrapped the last of the presents and I'm now working on the cards for gift cards! Ugh! This is time consuming! I think next year I'll start EARLY in the year and make a BUNCH of cards for sending out (haven't even THOUGHT about those yet!) and for gift cards. SO, on to my card.

I made this using the retired Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin kit All the Trimmings. I LOVE this set! And I LOVE how this card turned out (besides the little mistakes I made that no one but I will notice!)

The squares are 1 7/8 x 1 7/8 (Brocade Blue). The block that the squares are on is 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 (Always Artichoke).
I stamped "Be Merry" using Warm Words and Real Red Craft Ink, embossed with clear embossing powder.

I MAY post more throughout the day depending on how they turn out.....

So, what are you doing today - crunch day?