Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Explosion Box Stamp Camp...

Explosion Box Stamp Camp
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
May 17th, 2008
My Home
This stamp camp will exploding with fun! You will create 2 Explosion Box's. Just pick a Simply Scrappin' Kit from the catalog. The Kit comes with all you need to make and decorate 2 boxes. Cost $20(Club Members) $25(Customers). R.S.V.P. by May 9th with your choice of Simply Scrappin Kit Pgs. 172-175 in the Catalog. You must be pre-paid to attend this event. Check out my website for more information,

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Miserable with a capital M...

My poor baby girl has HMFD more commonly known as Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease. It's a very common virus and is spread through coughing and touch. Symptoms are High Fever from 100 to 104 degrees and rash. The rash turns into blisters and then spreads to the mouth. There's not anything we can do except keep her comfy by alternating Tylenol and Motrin and keep her hopped up on Benadryl to help with the itching and to keep her relaxed.
This is what her hands and body will look like soon. I feel like a horrible Mom.


I just got next month's meals planned. I like to make them for a month at a time so I'm less likely to repeat a dinner. Friday night's are my night off from cooking so it's always a fend for yourself night and weekends are always BBQ nights, it could be chicken, hot dogs (yuck!), hamburgers or steak, whatever we're in the mood for.

1. Sloppy Joe Mac & Cheese
2. Fend
3. BBQ
4. Enchiladas
5. Beef Stroganoff
6. Teriyaki Chicken Salad
7. Pork Chops
8. Toastado's
9. Fend
10. Pizza Hut
11. BBQ Chicken
12. Sloppy Joe's
13. Tuna Noodle Casserole
14. Chinese Chicken
15. Spaghetti Casserole
16. Fend
17. BBQ
18. Roast
19. Polynesian Chicken Salad
20. Sandwiches
21. Beef Stew
22. Tacos
23. Fend
24. BBQ Chicken and Mexican Pizza's
25. Peek-A-Boo Chicken
26. Steak and Potatoes
27. Hamburger Pie
28. Breakfast Casserole
29. Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
30. Fend
31. Taco Salad

What are you having for dinner?

Monday, April 28, 2008


This weekend my Cousin Will brought his kids Kaylee and Jeremy for a visit. Sage absolutely adores them and loves the company. They went to the park and had tons of fun!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Great News!

Stampin' Up! has just announced they will be extending the Occasions Mini for one more month (it's now available until June 30). The Fall-Winter Collections 2008 catalog will be unveiled at Convention July 30-Aug 2. It will be available to customers around August 10.
You have only 4 more days (until April 30) to take advantage of the Free Wheelin' Promotion...order the stamp set, get the matching jumbo wheel FREE!

112848 Wonderful You Stamp Set (p. 91) & Stems & Silhouettes Jumbo Wheel (p. 91) $33.95
112851 Life's a Breeze (p. 80) & Something Fishy Jumbo Wheel (p. 80) $29.95
112850 Pun Fun (p. 66) & Sweet Stars Jumbo Wheel (p. 66) $30.95
112847 Year after Year (p. 60) & See You Around Jumbo Wheel (p. 60) $30.95
112849 Stitched Exotics (p. 83) & It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel (p. 82) $33.95
112853 Enjoy Every Moment (p. 51) & Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel (p. 51) $29.95
The Wild Wasabi pre-cut cardstock promotion is sold out.
Still haven't seen the Spring-Summer Catalog or the Occasions Mini Catalog? Contact me TODAY to get your own copy!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Door Prizes...

These are the door Prizes for my Open House tomorrow. Tickets for the drawing can be earned five ways: {1} Arriving on time, {2} Placing a $30 order(before tax and shipping), {3} Signing up for a Stamp Club, {4} Bringing a New Stamper and Of course {5} Just for coming. A Total of six Prizes will be given out.
1 So Many Scallops Stamp Set,
1 Lots of Thoughts Stamp Set,
2 packs of Wild Wasabi CS,
1 Pkg. Basic Black & Whisper White Rub-On's,
1 Pkg. Basic Brown and Wild Wasabi Rub-On's.
If you cannot attend but would still like to place an order call or e-mail me with your {$30} order(before tax and shipping) before 10pm tonight to earn a ticket in the drawing.

Priceless Butterfly...

I stamped this today for a sample for my Open House. I'm very happy with it.

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Priceless
Paper: Blue Bayou CS, Soft Sky CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Sponge Dauber, Mini Glue Dots
Technique: Rock "N" Roll

Weekend Challenge #45

I've been so busy stamping samples for my Open House tomorrow, that I decided to take a break and stamp for me. I did Beate's Challenge again. I'm not entirely proud of this one but it was done quickly. Maybe I'll get around to trying again on Sunday.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fancy Nancy...

My new favorite children's books are the Fancy Nancy Series by Jane O'Conner & Robin Preiss Glasser. I saw this book online and scoured the stores for it and couldn't find it, so I ordered it Online from Target and it came this morning. I just love the books and hope that Aurora will love them as much as I do.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Color Challenge...

This is for Beate's Color Challenge. She gives an image for inspiration and we create or own version using the colors or layout. Here's what I came up with.
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Delight In Life (Retired)
Paper: Cool Caribbean CS, Choc. Chip CS, Old Olive CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Choc. Chip, Old Olive, Cool Caribbean
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensional's, White Organza Ribbon

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Punch Fun...

Okay, so I saw this Punch Fairy on StampersXpress and thought I would reproduce it and try a couple other designs. I'm working on my Mom's Hawaii Scrapbook and thought a Hula dancer would be fun and a Ballet Dancer might be fun too. Each one is made with SU! Punches. I love them, they are so versatile. Sorry for the blurry images, my camera is acting funky. You will be seeing these images soon on cards and other creations.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Happiness Pail...

Every time I go to Target I scour the Dollar Bin for cute things to use for stamping. Today I found this cute pail. I came home and opened up some rub-ons and this is what I came up with. Contact me for more Information.

My Childhood...

My friend sent this to me and I thought I would share it with everyone.
1. Did you listen to New Kids on the Block? Um yea HELLO!! I was obsessed with em!!
2. Did you ever own a slap bracelet? Of course.I had so many!
3. The Babysitter's Club or Sweet Valley High? Sweet Valley High
4. Salute Your Shorts or Hey Dude? Salute Your Shorts
5. Kids Incorporated or The Mickey Mouse Club? Both
6. Who was ALF? The alien from Melmac
7. Do you remember the show Dinosaurs? Duh!! Not da momma, not da momma!!!
8. Do/did you know the words to the Fresh Prince theme song?Sure did and still do
9. Kimmie Gibler or Urkel? I liked Full House and Family Matters and still watch the re-runs
10.Blossom or Clarissa Explains It All? Both. Joey was gorgeous!
11. Did you have a crush on JTT? BIG TIME!
12. Step By Step or Full House? Both
13. Did you listen to Milli Vanilli? Heck Yes! I used to know all the dances, and was devastated when I found out they were fakers.
14. Mr.Rogers or Reading Rainbow? Mr.Rogers
15. Did you own a Glo Worm? Quite a few, yes
16. Paula Abdul: better now or then? Definitely then
17. Wild 'n' Crazy Kids or Double Dare? Double dare
18. Remember Legends of the Hidden Temple? Yup yup
19. The Mighty Ducks or The Little Giants? Mighty Ducks, Goldberg was hilarious!
20. Did you watch Saved By The Bell? YES
21. Who was hotter: Zack or Slater? Zack, I had Mark-Paul Gosselaar Posters plastered all over my walls.
22. Camp Nowhere or House Arrest? Neither
23. Did you own a pair of Reebok Pumps? No, I wanted some though.
24. Carebears or Smurfs? Carebears
25. Rainbow Brite or Strawberry Shortcake? Both!! I still own all the original movies and dolls.
26. Did you watch Miami Vice? Yep, my Mom had a thing for Don Johnson
27. Did you own a pair of Jelly Shoes? Oh yea, many!! I loved em!
28. Did you own a Trapper Keeper? Absolutely
29. Atari or Nintendo? Atari! I still love to play it!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Weekend Challenge...

I don't usually stamp unless it's for an upcoming swap or project so I've decided to take some time stamp just for me. I found Beate's Blog and decided to take part her weekend challenges. This is what I came up with. I love her challenges, they force me to be creative and use my own ideas. I really need that right now.

Card Recipe:

Paper: Whisper White CS, Bashful Blue DSP, Apricot Appeal DSP Certainly Celery CS

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue

Accessories: Choc. Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Bashful Blue and Ceratinly Celery Brads


Okay... After talking with Robert about it, we just won't put info on the kids ie: school, where we live exactly etc... We think that this is much better than going totally private with the blog so our friends and family that we've lost track of can still find us.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Open House Cards...

These are the card that will be available to make at my Open House on the 26th.
Stamps: One of a Kind
Paper: Pretty in Pink CS, Close to Cocoa CS, Purely Pomegranate CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Brads
Stamps: Enjoy Every Moment, Daisy Dash Jumbo Wheel
Paper: Kraft CS, Blue Bayou CS, Whisper White CS
Ink: Sahara Sand, Blue Bayou, Purely Pomegranate
Accessories: Whisper White 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, 3/4 inch circle punch

Explosion Box...

This box was made with a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin Kit. It comes with all you need to create 2 explosion boxes(adhesive excluded). Call or E-mail me for more details.

Stamp Camp...

There's only one more week left to R.S.V.P. for Stamp Camp on May 3rd.
Need a gift for Mother's Day? Here's the perfect home decor item! We'll be creating a wall hanging that says "Home" on one side and "I (heart) U !" on the other side. It will be the perfect addition to your home decor. Cost: $35 Stamp Club Members/$40 Customers (includes 1 sanding block, tombow multi adhesive, On Board Upper Letters, 2 sheets of Designer Series Paper and all other materials needed). You will have access to all of my Designer Series Paper. R.S.V.P. BY April 23rd so that the supplies will arrive in time. You must be pre-paid to attend this event.

A Day at the Park...

These pictures were taken a couple of weeks ago during Spring Break. My friend Jenn invited us to go to the park with her Daughter Sierra's Preschool Class. It was so much fun! We met them at Harry Griffin Park in La Mesa and played for a couple of hours.
Lydia and Aurora sliding down the baby slide

Savannah, Sage, & Jessica

Monday, April 14, 2008

Name Frame...

I made this for my Hostess at her workshop. It's really for her Son who is just one of the cutest kids alive. He has the chubbiest cheeks and the sweetest smile known to man.

Monday, April 7, 2008


I was busy stamping some cards today, and all of a sudden I heard a noise coming from the kitchen. I got up and went in there and this is what I saw. Aurora is always carrying around baby spoons I'm always afraid that she's going to fall and shove them down her throat. I thought that I had hid them well enough. I guess not.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Handmade Home Decor...

The Project for May's Stamp Camp is this super cute home decor project that was shown to us at the Stampin' Up! Anaheim Regional. I love the diversity of it. You can also use the words: fall, noel, spring, summer, or anything else you can imagine. This particular one is reversible. Check out my Calendar of Events on my Demo Website for more details.