Monday, March 28, 2011

26 & 27/50 and a flower...

I made an Easter card tonight and then decided to play a bit. I printed out some ledger papers yesterday from Mel Stamps. A few of the sheets were regular copy paper which I wouldn't use as a background on a card so I punched them with my SU scallop punch. Then I inked the edges with Antique Linen Distress Inks and my Inkessentials tool (win from I crumbled two of them in a ball and started layering. I think I ended up with four layers. I put glue dots in between layers and just kept crunching them. Then I topped with a button and some
Twinery twine. I think I may put a bit of black distress ink on the edges. I did have fun and will probably make more. I think it would be better to use different size punches but not necessary.

The last two photos are Cadence reading a book. She's finally interested in looking at the pictures instead of shutting the book on me when I'm reading! I'll do a layout in her scrapbook of this. Her parents don't like to read so they informed me that it's my job to teach her how to read. I don't mind a bit!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

24 & 25/50 and a card...

Here are a couple of pictures of Cadence on St. Paddy's Day. She was just sitting there posing for my mom! (sorry for the duplication FB friends!!)

My aunt sent up an adorable pair of boots for Cadence. They're zebra print with pink trim. I made a thank you with this cute little bird who had boots on. I will edit with the image info within the next day or so. Again, I used the SU designer paper I got from the sale-a-bration.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Paddy's Day & 22 & 23/50....

I couldn't resist posting these pics my mom took. She was babysitting yesterday afternoon and took her scarf of and tied it on Cadence's head. She didn't even try to take it off. I bought her some cute socks that look like step shoes. I can't wait to see what she wears today! I hope they take pictures for me.

Also just had to share this...My hubby always takes the trash out. I usually help by going into each bathroom to empty. This morning I thought I'd take the bags and down to the garage before I left. I then took the trash barrels out and headed down the driveway. The barrels kept going at the end and so did I. Apparently there was some black ice. I nearly killed myself! I couldn't move without slipping. I finally decided to take my clogs off to see if my socks would hold me up. They did. I walked up the hill with clogs in hand and had to change my socks. I'm sure it was pretty hilarious for anyone who could see me! So much for helping!!!

Hope you have a nice St. Paddy's Day!

Sunday, March 13, 2011


I know...I've been slacking again, along with my friend who is doing her Year of 50 (wink, wink, Betsy!!).

I had a fun time babysitting Cadence overnight for the first time on Thurs. I had her for most of the day on Friday as well. We had a fun time but I cannot keep up with her! I pulled my back out so I was trying not to hold her constantly. As I probably mentioned before, the little bundle of energy loves to walk up and down the kitchen and into the bathroom where the laundry closet is. She is amazed by the washer and dryer. She stares when the clothes are going around and around. When we walk in and nothing is running, she just looks as if to say, "What happened?"

Anyway, here is a picture from a week or so ago and also one of a card I made recently. I'm getting caught up! I'm now working on Easter and all March birthdays are done. Yay me!

I have two packages sitting in my car. I will mail them tomorrow. One has this card and some ribbon for my friend. I know she doesn't check blogs so I'm safe. I had to try out my Amuse ribbon (see previous post) and this SU paper from SAB. I love this paper. I've used it on three cards in a row!

Friday, March 04, 2011

Luck o' the Irish...

I've been incredibly lucky lately with blog and Facebook wins. I won a Paper Crafts prize on Facebook a little while back and then I won a $25 g.c. recently on Wizard's Hangout blog. It was a gift card to CSN Then I won some goodies on Jennifer McGuire's blog, as mentioned previously. The next win was from Paper Crafts on Facebook again. I thought I was getting two or three rolls of Amuse ribbon because the photo had two or three rolls. Well......I received my package today from Amuse Studio. Are you ready?!! I won sixteen rolls of ribbon!! I am in Heaven!! I can't wait to play with it tomorrow.