Archive for November, 2008

Here are the colors Kristina chose for our 32nd Color Inspiration Challenge! I can’t believe we’ve been at this for 32 weeks! 


Here is what I came up with…


So I got a little carried away and I just couldn’t stop! I loved the colors this week and loved that we needed a metallic — so I found some metallic “sand” colored cardstock from Bazzill and pulled out all of the red riding hood pp from SU added in a paint chip (on the card) and recycled an American Crafts container for candy! I wrapped little raisin boxes behind the star so that Audrey can give these away to her classmates for snack one day next week! 


Cardstock from Bazzill, Stickers & Rub-on from American Crafts, Ribbon is Very Vanilla from SU, Ink is Red Riding Hood from SU and Stamps are $1 at Michael’s.


Container is from American Crafts an had the little gingerbread man inside (I left the original packaging label on and just covered the words with the ribbon), ribbon is red riding hood from SU, pp for buttons is SU.

redstarPatterned Paper is red riding hood, chipboard, ribbon, bag, stamp, and ink are all from SU, embossing powder from Ranger, and twine from Michael’s.

Thanks for looking!


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Let the tagging begin!

edit: Will C had me tagged before any of this ever happened (which is why Kim didn’t tag me) — I have just been too bogged down in a Thanksgiving feast to be blogging as usual! Thanks Cathy!! 

I have had this blog for two years now and have been fortunate enough not to have been tagged, and I thought I had narrowly escaped the idea again this morning when my friend Kim got tagged and didn’t tag me! But it seems that Ellen (who did get tagged by Kim) would not let me go unnoticed and so here I am TAGGED! SO I am supposed to locate (and that may be the challenge here folks, finding the thing) the fourth picture in the fourth folder on my computer, post it with an explanation, and then choose four other people to tag! So here goes!


I found it — and am so happy I did! I was really scared of what exactly I might find — anyone who takes tons of children’s photography knows just how many out-takes actually occur in order to capture “a shot”! SO here it is straight out of the camera and unedited! Just real chaotic life! (smile!)


This is one of the first pictures I took of Hill when the other two came to the hospital to meet him for the first time! I love the way the older two are fixated on their new little brother. I also love that Audrey stepped up and said she’d “let” Cray hold him first — that’s a big deal for a four year old mother hen! So glad to be rushed with all of these fun memories — and at the same time just so overwhelmed with how time flies and how short ago that was, but how big Hill is all of a sudden. I just want it all to stop and soak it up just a little more!

Thanks Ellen for this sweet reminder — for making me go back and look in the fourth folder on my computer! 

And finally to tag four more:

1. Sara

2. another cute Audrey’s mom, Bea

3. LeeAnn

4. Katie

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Here is another something I made for Kristina’s challenge over at KWerner Design. I had to do this really fast due to a last minute adventure yesterday afternoon. So here is her color swatch…


I actually loved these colors (even though I really am not a purple person!) so I may come back and do a card in these before the challenge is over… we’ll just see what today brings!

Here is my take on her inspiration.


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I’ve been missing…

well not really, I have just been behind the sewing machine with a stack of unfinished projects! I also have been working on my first REAL actual dress for someone other than Audrey with a real zipper and buttons! Sewing for someone else is lots different from sewing for someone I have complete control over it — I mean you can’t put it on them and say — You will wear this and SMILE about it! So this has been a new kind of stress, will it fit? will she like it? very nerve racking!! 

The dress is for my friend Mehgan who is the star in our local high school’s broadway play! She is the back up singer for Johnny Cash in Walk the Line and needs a pink 50’s dress! So here is what we came up with! I thought the little glass buttons on the back really topped it off! The fabric is from Moda’s Woodland Blooms line — I think the damask is just perfect!



I have to run pick Audrey up from school — but I have some other fun projects to share with you soon!

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One Fish, Two Fish…

On the way to Awana’s last night my little man Cray says “I love Baba… she is my BEST friend! She would be sad if I am not at Puggles.” I think — man that’s sweet — note to self: tell Baba (Cray’s Awana teacher) cute story from car.  Let me just preface everything with Wednesday nights are CRAZY for us! Last night was no exception we were running a tad late, we had three shoe boxes to haul in and part with (the biggest challenge) and then get to supper before I am due on stage for Praise Zone. So needless to say I didn’t get to share the story with Baba on the way in — no worries — note to self: tell Baba cute story from car BEFORE WE LEAVE! Well the rain had the whole place hopping, I had to leave my spot early because it was awards night in Audrey’s room, things just seem to keep building up until I get to Cray’s room to pick him up! Here is what Cray was holding when I arrived.


Meet Goldie and Jacob. They had names before we even turned in our stickers and pagers to collect the child. 


Audrey erupted with “We finally have PETS!!” and then the discussion got extremely intense about how to get them into separate bowls and how they can each sleep in a different child room, and about how they were going to be show and tell in her class tomorrow, and about how Daddy just won’t be able to wait until he meets them, etc, etc, etc ALL the way home!


So as we speak I am currently drafting a thank you note to Baba with all of the reasons she is Cray’s best friend (since I didn’t get to tell her last night) and at the top of the list are 1. Fish 2. Fish! Thanks Baba — we love you from the bottoms of our hearts!

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KWerner Design of the Week!

This week Kristina chose a green palette with a little Sahara Sand — which I thought would easily convert to a Christmas card — but after lots of trial and error I couldn’t make it work — I REALLY wanted to add red — so I finally decided to go with this paint chip I picked up the other day to use as gift tags. I think now that it is all said and done I am pretty happy with the final result! And the “C” is for my middle child’s name (not Christmas) but I thought later that either could work! So here is the inspiration she gave us…


and here is my take on it!


I used Art Warehouse stamps, SU old olive and certainly celery ribbon, SU 1 1/2″ circle and scallop punches, SU Loads of Letters chipboard, SU dots background stamp, SU Certainly Celery ink, basic grey chipboard * signs, Color Box Frost White pigment ink, and StazOn Olive Ink. 

Thanks for looking.

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I taught the Crazy Jacks class at the Front Porch Quilt Shoppe back in October and now we are modifying it just a tad so that we can do it again this Saturday! So these are the same pumpkins, just without the eyes, nose and mouth to make the whole deal a little more traditional. I made this in one afternoon so it os a really quick project that was a ton of fun!



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