Sunday, September 16, 2012

LIfe Interrupted

Right so, here's the thing.  I always start something with the best of intentions.  I think I'll craft and blog and you'll all oh and ahh over how creative I am and what a supermom I've become.  But then reality sets in.  Someone around here always wants to eat (usually the husband and kids) and then someone needs their butt wiped (thankfully not the husband).  Then there are dishes that need cleaning so those same people can just dirty them again.   Oh and school has started up again so now there are even less hours in the day.  Really when did the day become 15 hours long?  I didn't sign off on that.

Right now as I survey my house I see a kid playing Legos in the middle of the floor, a kid wondering around with a stuffed animal and swords trying to sneak in a few wrestling moves before being told to knock it off, 2 our of four of the kitchen chairs unusable do to stacks of things I need to put away, two abandoned tv trays, a bassinette (my kids are 4 and 7 so it's not like anyone is sleeping in it), an ironing board and various other dropped items all littering the floor.  Oh and just now, even thought I thought I could sneak five straight minutes of typing I'm being asked what's for lunch.  See, someone always wants food!

Anyway for my own sanity and so no more of my friends have to block me of Facebook I think I'll take a moment or two every few days to spout of here.  I may throw in a recipe, a picture of cupcakes, a card I made, or celebrate an accomplishment but mostly it will be whatever is rattling around in my twisted little head. 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Hive Been a Bad Blogger

It's true. I have good intentions. I'm online often. I craft. I bake. Why can't I just get my act together and download a picture every once in a while? I think this would all be much easier if you could simply read my mind. We could cut out the middle man entirely. Can you get working on that please?

I guess since I have a tremendous backlog of cards made and unbloged (yep making up's a gift) I'll share one with you now and we'll see what happens from there 'k?

I made this card in October for the Hope You Can Cling to challenges. This challenge was to make a card with a bee theme. Or more correctly a booBEE theme ;-) I think it turned out rather well considering I have NO bee stamps or hive stamps or anything remotely fitting that description. And the best part is that this card along with about 30 others made their way to Texas to help brighten the day of patients undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Happy Halloween

I've been getting my craft on big time lately. Between Hope You Can Cling To (I'll show you those cards starting tomorrow) and getting ready for the Halloween party Sunday things have been hopping here.

As I said we had a really fun party here yesterday. The kids frosted sugar cookies, danced, crafted, played outside and ran around and had fun. The parents got to catch up and laugh and enjoy a beautiful evening.

I set up one counter with all the treats. I made the good old stand by punch of ginger ale and rainbow sherbet. So simple and so yummy. I also had frosted sugar cookies and cupcakes (brown sugar pound cake and chocolate butter cream) and the mummy juice boxes ready for the kids and grown up kids too :-)

The kids had mustaches on sticks to use as disguises. I stamped them in Old Olive, Concord Crush, Early Espresso and Black. These were a real hit. Super easy and super silly and fun.

We had great fun playing, making colored macaroni necklaces and tossing bean bags into a Halloween themed board my wonderful husband made.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Today's Challenge

Got my craft on yesterday because I was asked by Taylor to make a sample for her Hope You Can Cling To challenge. Fight like a girl! It was a challenge for me for sure. I'm not very girly.

But I like what I came up with. I was inspired by a page from the Lily Kate packs and went from there. A little vintage, a little soft and a little girly.

Head on over to Splitcoast and join in the challenges. Meet some new people, craft, and help out a wonderful cause.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Girls ;-)

Got my craft on for a good cause. This month is Hope You Can Cling To challenge month over at Splitcoast. You can click on the blinkie on my sidebar and find out all about it.

This card is for the HYCCT1105 challenge. It's a sketch challenge inspired by, what else? The girls! Gotta love crafters.

This card started out with the hopes that I could use the image from Vintage Postcards. After looking thru my embarrassingly so large collection of 6x6 pads I found Basic Grey Jovial and knew the plaid was perfect! I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler then cut it out with a circle nestie and sponged Crumb Cake and Pool Party around while it was still in the die. The papers are distressed and the button was added to just take it to that next level. I hope whomever gets it loves it.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Got my craft on today. Yesterday too!
The first card I'm going to share is one I made for my very own Hope You Can Cling To challenge over at Splitcoaststampers.

My challenge was to use only paper in your creation. I made this sunburst scene using Up Up & Away and a Cosmo Cricket paper. It's pretty simple but really pretty I think.

Tomorrow I'll share the card I made for the next challenge. It's a cutie!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get YOUR Craft On

Saturday is World Card Making day. Get together with a friend and create something.

Join us over at Splitcoaststampers the entire month of October for Hope You Can Cling to and meet the challenge of creating a card everyday for the month and sending them off to help someone with breast cancer have a brighter day. Click over there on that cute pink blinkie and see what all the excitement is about. I'm hosting a challenge October 4. I'd love to see you there. You'll need to register with Splitcoast. It's free and there are loads of great people and great ideas there.

Also check out the write up we got!

Hope to see you there :-)