Monday, March 22, 2010

Somebody Stop Me!

Ack! I used to be addicted to scrapbooking supplies - now my addiction is creeping over into fabric. HELP! Our local craft store had a sale this past weekend - and is one of the only fabric stores in our area that carries designer fabrics. is a picture of a few new "must haves" I picked up:And these little set of cuties:I picked up most of these (below) from a great fabric shop on Etsy called Material Gal. She is great to work with! I'm actually in the process of making a fun table runner out of these. I'll post a picture when I get it finished. :) My love of fabric, and craft supplies in general, far exceeds the amount of time I have to actually put all this to use. I guess I'm thinking I will become "Superwoman" at some point, and whip out projects, quilts, and don't forget scrapbooks for everyone! I think I'll need to up my amount of coffee each day, and cut out a few hours of sleep to make it happen.
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh but isn't it pretty? And......remember - it was ON SALE!!
:) Have a great day.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bella Card Swap

Each month the gals in our CTMH (Close to My Heart) unit take part in a little card swap. We all get the same piece of paper and the same accessory - then we bring back finished cards to the next meeting. It's fun to see what everyone creates with the same basic starting supplies. We then swap, and leave with a beautiful selection of cards!

Here are the cards I created:

I created a patchwork card, stamped around each "patch" with "Simple Stitches", added some coiled paper flowers, a felt leaf, and turned my bookplate into a hanging tag. I added a rub on word to each bookplate.

Here is a close up of the flowers I made out of cardstock:

I lightly glittered the flowers and leaf.

Supplies Used:

Bella Level 2 Pack

Simple Stitches Stamp Set (C1234)

Dimensional Elements-Bookplates


Rub ons (words)

Heartfelt Whimsy Die Cuts (felt leaves)



Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day - 2010

May you have warm words on a cold evening,
a full moon on a dark night,
and the road downhill all the way to your door.
~Irish Blessing

I ran across this cute Leprechaun's Hat card, created by Jenn Biederman. She has amazing work! Check out her blog here: Created by JB.

Have a Lucky Day!
:) Linda

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Happy 4th Birthday ALEX!!

Wow! Has it really been 4 years since the little man was born? Time sure flies. That also means I've been a SAHM for almost 4 years. That is hard to believe.

Alex was born 4 years ago today at 2:35pm in the afternoon. I remember the sun shining through the window as he was born. He is such a happy boy - just like a ray of sunshine. :)

The first picture was taken this morning, and he's trying to get used to holding up "4" fingers instead of 3. That's a lot of hard work, and may take some time. lol.

The picture below was taken today at McDonald's. We went there for his "birthday lunch". It's his most favorite place. He has 1 standard order. Always. It never changes.

We have had a few days of birthday fun. This picture was from yesterday when our friends James & Mia came over to decorate cupcakes, play, and take a walk to the park.

Here's the whole gang:

On Sunday we had a little birthday party with part of the family. Alex chose a TRANSFORMERS cake. Isn't it beautiful???!? ha ha. They did a nice job, but boy cakes sure are dark and gloomy these days.

Here he is getting ready to tear into the presents. Good job on the "4" fingers! Woo hoo!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX CHARLES! I hope you enjoyed it all.
All this birthday fun has worn me out. I am totally unprepared for St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. Ugh. Any cool things I can do for kids?? I would love an idea or two. I can add food coloring to the milk to make it green..........after that I'm needing some help.

Have a great day!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Skate World - A Birthday Party & Flashback...all in One!

Yesterday we went to a birthday party for my good friends Kandi & Chico's boys. Mateo turned 10 and Jaxon turned 7. Here is a picture of Jaxon (on the right). That's my other good friend Cindy's daughter on the left. :) And here is a picture of the old friends I mentioned above (and parents of the Mateo, Jaxon & Mackenzie - pictured above). That's Kandi on the left, Chico in the middle, and Cindy on the right. We have been friends for 25-30 years. Chico, Cindy & I even worked together at Taco Time. Good times....
Back to the story. We had a fun time at Skate World celebrating the boys' birthdays. It was the first time Malia & Alex had roller skated. They loved it!! Malia thinks she has now mastered it. Gotta love a confident child. ;)

We spent the first half of the party doing this with Alex......

And practicing in the little mini-rink area.

Malia practicing her "stopping technique":

Whew. Got it!

I did not skate......I have been traumatized by roller skating ever since I broke my wrist Skate World in 2nd grade. That was the end of my roller skating career. I apparently didn't learn the "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again" mantra. :) And I have to say, the Skate World decor hasn't changed much in the past 30 years. lol.
Have a great night.................