Friday, October 31, 2008


We had SO much fun tonight with the kids. Lydia came with us the kids loved that. Then we met up with Michelle Ewell and finished out the night at 10pm. The kids were so tired but didn't want to go home, so we kept going. Here's the kids in their costumes.

Lydia and Aurora were SANDY and Sage was a DANNY from GREASE. My Mom and I made the costumes this year. The kids got tons of candy and I'm sure it will be gone by Monday.

I'm leaving Sunday for Utah, Four Corners, Arches, and The Grand Canyon. We'll be gone 2 weeks, so I'll only be posting when I have Internet.

Halloween Treats!

I've been meaning to post this all day but it got away from me. I've been doing laundry and cleaning house so I can come home to a clean house after vacation. Anyway.

This is what Sage's Preschool Class got today from Sage. The kids all loved it and the mom's are now interested in SU! so, I'm doubly happy.

I'll post a picture of the kids in their costumes tonight when we get home from trick or treating tonight.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Proud Mommy

Yesterday when I dropped Sage off at Preschool there were some of his latest projects in his cubby. Since I don't have room to save every little thing he brings home, I decided to take pictures of them and then save the really important ones. I got this idea from AMBER. I'm going to scrapbook all these pictures at the end of the year. Anyway, on to the title of this post. I am SO proud of Sage and all the progress he has made. He used to struggle with routine and listening and just when I was at my wits end, having tried everything I could think of to help him, then Preschool For All came into our lives and changed it for the better and now thanks to the BEST Preschool teachers in the world; Ms. Terri and Ms. Delia he is growing, maturing and accomplishing so many things at an amazing speed. Sage makes me so proud to be his Mommy! He is quickly becoming the popular one in his class, which I'm not sure where it came from, his Dad and I were Choir nerds and far from being popular. He's also become Teacher's Pet, which is more like his parent's. He is so much smarter than us, already!

Here are some of his projects:

His teacher said it took the whole activity time to do this one, because he had to have the pasta arranged just right over the tracing of his name. Yep, he gets his OCD from me.

This one really makes me proud, he's so good at tracing. He used to struggle with this and now he's a pro!

Again, he had to have the pasta arranged just right. I've already apologized to him for passing my OCD onto him.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thank You

I was lucky enough to get in some much needed stamping time last night after the kids went to bed. Here's one of the cards I made last night. I decided to give it to a friend. Since she reads my Blog, I'm not saying which friend otherwise she'll know ahead of time what her card looks like. Like all my friends I am lucky to know her and count her as my friend.

Also, thanks to all those who wished me a Happy Birthday. You helped make my day special!

Monday, October 27, 2008

My Birthday Part 2

Okay, all in all even though I had to work today, it was a pretty good day. For dinner we had my favorite pizza Pizza Hut Cheese Lover's Stuffed Crust Pizza. Then B&J Ice Cream for dessert. I then opened my present from my Husband and my Kids. A few months ago I lost my tennis bracelet so for my birthday Robert and the Kids surprised me with a new one.

Then I opened my present from my friend Marissa. OH MY GOSH!!! It's the best present ever! I'm almost afraid to use it, so I don't ruin it. The pictures are out of order, but.... here's what the inside looks like. Click on the pictures to view them better.

Here's the back cover:
Here's the front cover:
Thanks Marissa for the most amazing gift ever!!!!!! I love you tons!

Challenge Reminder

Just wanted to remind you all of the Catalog Inspiration Challenge that I issued. You have 5 more days to submit your creations. I'll choose a winner on Nov 1st. Details can be found HERE. The winner will receive a special gift from me when I return from Vacation on Nov 12th.

27 Years

Well... today's the day! I can't believe that I'm 27 today! I feel SO old!!! Every year on my birthday I start something new, kind of like a New Year's Resolution. So I woke up at 6am and went walking with Janice(Lydia's Mom).We didn't make it as far as I wanted to originally, but that's okay. My goal for year 27 of my life is to be healthier. Now that doesn't necessarily mean skinnier, but just a healthier me. So if your in the neighborhood at 6am I'd love the company! After our walk we came back home and she gave me my first Birthday Present of the day. We were talking the other day about Christian Slater and how gorgeous he is and this movie came up. I used to own it on VHS, but it got lost in the move when we moved from SLC to San Diego. I've been looking for it on DVD ever since and haven't been able to find it. Janice and Lydia actually called all over San Diego trying to find it for me. It is my favorite Christian Slater movie of all time!!! It's just the best movie ever, every girls dream about love and how it should be comes true in this movie!!!

My card was the best card anyone has ever gotten me. If you know me well enough, you know that I LOVE the T.V. Show Friends. I am addicted and own all 10 Seasons on DVD and watch them religiously. Here's the front of the card.

When you open it, it plays the Theme from Friends! How Awesome is that???

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pumkpin Carving

Today we sat down with the kids and carved our pumpkins. In years past we've actually carved intricate designs into our pumpkins, but Sage wanted to do them his way this year. Aurora is still too young to really care about the process, so we let Sage do both of the pumpkins. He drew the designs and we carved them for him. Here's his creations.

He was SO VERY proud of his Jack-O-Lanterns! Here he is posing with his creations. He was kind enough to let Aurora be in the picture as well. She still doesn't know quite what to do with the pumpkins or why we even carved them.

I can't wait to show you them in their costumes! Their costumes are from one of my favorite movies. I'll give you a hint. "There are worse things I could do, then go with a boy or two."

Friday, October 24, 2008

Punchy Spider Returns

It's the return of the Punchy Spider! Instead of sandwiching a peppermint patty, I decided to adhere a Pixy Stix to the top of it to look like he's dangling from his web. Cool Huh!?

Thursday, October 23, 2008


Okay.... I entered the numbers of your entries and scrambled them using the Random Sequence Generator from

This winner is Marissa! Congratulations!!! I'll get your candy to you this week.

Here is your sequence:

Timestamp: 2008-10-23 07:48:42 UTC

Thanks to those of you who entered, keep your eye's peeled for more Blog Candy in the future.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


This weekend marks my 1 year Blogiversary! Guess what that means??? Goodies for you!!! Here's what I'm offering for the prize:

1 pkg. Love & Happiness Rub Ons
1 pkg. 6x6 DSP Prints Pack
1 pkg. Tiffany Fancy Fibers
1 pkg. Scarlet Fancy Fibers
8 Pretty In Pink Pocket Notes

To enter just leave me a comment telling me about you favorite thing to do in the Fall by Midnight on Wednesday, October 22nd. I'll post the winner on Thursday, October 23rd. The winner will be dertermined by

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

One Word

Here are the rules: You have to answer the following questions with one word answers and one word only!

1. Where is your cell phone? desk
2. Where is your significant other? work
3. Your hair color? brown
4. Your mother? stressed
5. Your father? negative
6. Your favorite thing? reading
7. Your dream last night? good
8. Your dream/goal? energetic
9. The room you're in? diningroom
10. Your hobby? stamping
11. Your fear? loneliness
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? here
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? mean
15. One of your wish-list items? wicked
16. Where you grew up? california
17. The last thing you did? clean
18. What are you wearing? jammies
19. Your TV? old
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? junky
22. Your mood? sad
23. Missing someone? hayden
24. Your car? van
25. Something you're not wearing? make-up
26. Favorite store? target
27. Your summer? great
28. Love someone? husband
29. Your favorite color? PINK
30. When is the last time you laughed? today
31. Last time you cried? yesterday

Monday, October 13, 2008

Disney On Ice!

Last week I won tickets to Disney On Ice: 100 Years of Magic from SAN DIEGO MAMAS. I took my friend and her daughters with me. It was tons of fun, although I was a little disappointed that Sleeping Beauty didn't make an appearance. Here's some pictures from the show.

The sign outside Sports Arena

Kristin, Mariah, Arissa, & Mallory

Belle & The Beast/Prince

Cinderella & Prince Charming

Ariel & Prince Eric

Jasmine & Aladdin

Dory, Nemo & Marlin

The Incredibles

Jessie, Buzz & Woody

All in all it was a great night! We enjoyed Popcorn, Cotton Candy and even bought a few souvenirs. I highly recommend this show to you if you have little ones or if your like me and are VERY young at heart!!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Just a few reminders about the current specials that Stampin' Up! and I are offering and upcoming events.


Tomorrow is Stampstravaganza if you haven't already signed up, the fee is now $30. You may come to either Session 1 (9-11am) or Session 2 (11:30-1:30). The location had changed to my fellow Demo, Jenn Hurdsman's home. Call or e-mail me for directions.

Hostess Opportunity

From Now until November 30th, when you host a workshop that totals $350 you'll earn a free stamp set from the Fall-Winter Sampler.

Stampin' Up! Birthday Celebration Offer

When you spend $20 you qualify to purchase a preselected birthday/celebrations stamp set at 20% off..

My Birthday Celebration Offer

It's my birthday this month, but you get the gift! From Now until October 31st, you will get 20% off any product on pages 10, 27, and 81.

Crop Til You Drop

October 24th 7pm. Bring your supplies and you'll have access to my stamps, ink and punches.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

10 Reasons

Here are 10 reasons the being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is so much fun!!!!

1. You will make tons of new friends within my demonstrator group, your hostesses, and customers!

2. You will NEVER have to buy another stamp set, punch or pack of paper at full price again!!! All merchandise in the current catalogs can be purchased at a discount!

3. Stampin’ Up! offers so many different incentive programs to demonstrators that allow you to earn FREE stamps!

4. You can earn money doing what you love to do- stamping!!! With the availability of online ordering- it is easier than ever before to make money as a demonstrator.

5. You won’t be doing this alone! You will have the support of myself- your upline- in training and preparing your new business! You will also have access to lots of ideas and training on the demonstrator website.

6. You can be your own boss! Put in as much or as little time into the business as you like!

7. You will have access to lots of creative ideas through the Stampin’ Up! demonstrator website, a monthly demonstrator magazine as well as swaps from other demonstrators.

8. You will have the opportunity to attend Stampin’ Up! convention in the summer. It is a blast! Thousands of demonstrators get together to stamp, learn new techniques, swap, and make new friends!

9. You can earn a seven day cruise/trip for 2!

10. It’s fun!

You only have until October 11th to take advantage of the $99 mini starter kit promotion. You can also choose to buy the standard starter kit for $199 which includes even more stamps and supplies. And when you buy the standard kit by October 11th- you can choose an additional stamp set from the catalog for FREE!!!

Please click HERE to learn more about these promotions and about how to join my team!

I look forward to working with you!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Aurora the Ham...

Aurora LOVES her sunglasses! She found them yesterday and and wore them ALL day long. At one point she walked up to me and said: " CHEESE!" She loves to have her picture taken and such a little Ham.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


My Cousin Liz sent this to me and I laughed so hard. I thought I'd share it will you.

Silly Sage

On Sunday evening Robert and I were playing with the kids, and Sage said: "Daddy, do you need a cape?" He then wrapped his arms around Robert's neck and said: "Fly Dad, Fly! Don't worry I'll help you." I quickly ran for the camera and snapped this picture. It was so funny!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cards for Eric & Bonnie

Back in August Robert's brother Eric and his wife Bonnie celebrated their First Wedding Anniversary. I was really prepared, I had the card made weeks in advance (it even matches their colors) and then I completely spaced their Anniversary. I just now remembered it today, during the first session of General Conference. This is their Anniversary card:

Then in between sessions Eric called to tell us that Bonnie is 11 weeks pregnant, so I went right to my desk and made this:
They are both in envelopes and will be mailed tomorrow morning, provided I remember to give them to Robert to mail on his way to work.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Holiday Mini

Starting on the 1st, the Holiday Mini Catalog was made available to all Stampin' Up! customers. I absolutely LOVE this mini catalog!! All of the new stamp sets, Designer Series Paper and all of the holiday ornament sets are just wonderful. The possibilities are endless! Most of you should have received your copy in the mail. If you didn't please contact me for your catalog.

Friday, October 3, 2008

My Sleeping Angel

5 Minutes for Mom is having a cool "Sleeping Angel" photo contest. The prize is a NEW! Bedroom Set. If Aurora wins I would pick the the Lily Rose Set. Here's my entry:
She always look like this when she sleeps. Sage on the other hand does not look like an angel when he sleeps. His body is always contorted in odd positions.

Thursday, October 2, 2008



I have removed this post. Thank you for all of your kind comments. I should not have posted that on here. Sorry.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Happy Birthday to SU! and Me!!!

Stampin' Up! and I are having Birthday's ths month, but you get the presents!!!

Beginning today, in celebration of SU!'s 20th birthday spend $20 in regular catalog merchandise and qualify to purchase any of the preselected birthday/celebration stamp sets below at 20% off.

Item # Page # Description Retail Price 20% Off Price
109439 62 Big Bold Birthday $27.95 $22.36
112895 62 CumpleaƱos (spanish Big Bold B-day) * $27.95 $22.36
111532 63 Party Hearty* $26.95 $21.56
110994 64 Bitty Birthday $12.95 $10.36
111618 64 Crazy for Cupcakes* $23.95 $19.46
161115 65 Simple Birthday Thanks* $17.95 $14.36
111702 65 Time to Party* $16.95 $13.56
108559 68 Crab & Company $27.95 $22.36
*Stamp sets are die cut.

In Addition to Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Discount, I am offering a Special for my Customers, in honor of my Birthday Month, I am offering the Stamps and Products on pages 10, 27 and 81 at 20% off, from Ocotber 1st - 31st. Thank you to my Customers for being my friends! You are all an amazing bunch of women and I count myself lucky to know each and every one of you!!!