Thursday, December 31, 2009

The "Mans" birthday cards!!

Well it must be disappointing for my dad to have opened his presents this year..I don't think that he really thought we would plan another trip to Disneyland and I really think that he loved the speakers that he got! But it must be a bummer not to have plans to go away!! I don't think Kathy will go to long with out a vacation!! My dad is however looking forward to a couple of surgeries coming up in the beginning out the year!! That will be so good for him and...of course will give us a chance to make some get well soon cards!!! Is it wrong to think that way?? I am going to turn over a new leaf next year sooo...I will be posting Kathy's card first!!! See change can happen!! These are both made by Kathy...Of course the deer is Hers to her wonderful Hubby and she made the other for my brother and family to give Dad.... Kathy got a fistfull of copics for Xmas and she is putting them to good use!!! Love to coloring of the deer!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

a trio of goodies!

Good things can come in threes! Here are a few cards that were quick and easy but totally cute! It is my dads birthday today and I can wait to show you the cards we made!! I happen to LOVE my...big surprise right??!! I will post them tomorrow. I am really excited to start the New Year...this year has been one of those years..not bad but not one of my faves...that doesn't include anything that has to do with my hubby and girls..Maybe I am just having a bbblllaaahh year! So I say on to the next!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Cleaning the bunnies...

I am cleaning the bunnies out! Well I am trying to get the Christmas decks away and bring some normal back to my house...well... normal might be reaching!! We are far from that! Hee Hee!! So this kinda looks like me today!! Surrounded with dust bunnies!!

Monday, December 28, 2009


Here is the thank you card we are going to send off to the family in ONT ...they sent gifts for the girls!! So a great big thanks to all of them!! We hope you all had a great Holiday!! Thanks for coming by today!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The men in my life...

No... they don't play the guitar ...ok one of them does... but they might get this cute Edwin stamp on a card...Love him...and you never know they might be inspired to start their music careers!!! Thanks for looking!! Have a great day!!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Just relax..

It is almost over...right?? We have I more Xmas dinner and then we are done!! I just am going to curl up with a cup of tea and play on my computer...My idea of a relaxing time!! This is the perfect card for this kinda day!! Hope you had a fun filled Christmas like we did and I am even looking forward to getting my house de- decorated and back to normal! Have a great day!!

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! I hope you all have a wonderful day! I hope Santa has brought you and all yours everything they wanted!! I am off to spend the evening with 37 ( or so) of my closest family members! Kathy is having the family dinner this year and I can't wait! I thought this card is the prefect CELEBRATE card!! Kathy gave this to a wonderful family friend for her I have waited to post it but is is worth the wait don't ya think?? Have a great Christmas day!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Kathy's tags

She made different ones for all 14 of us ... I can't wait to see mine! I can't wait to see what is attached to the the tag!! I have put the bows on all my presents and am ready to get on with it!! My girls have been so good the big question is will they sleep tonight?? Maybe the bigger question should be when will they get up in the morning??? Yikes!! I will be posting over the next few days so pop by!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Girly tags..

Yippie I have made they all!! Finally...I am done! I still have the last minute stops at the store to get food for the next 3 days and of course I might have to stop at the mall...Hope you are going to get to spend time with your loved ones this week. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

tags for the men in the family...

Ok so I have been waiting forever for the girl elf that goes with this cutie and It finally did the other 3 Christmas stamps...which are no good to me this year but I guess they will be a hit next year! And no I was not slow on ordering them...I ordered them the last week of Oct...ya so needless to say I was not very happy with that names..and to be clear it was not from Magnolia I am sure they would have been very efficient...! So for now the man tags ...

Monday, December 21, 2009

Tags for the dance teachers!

I am making some fun tags this year and I wanted to show you!! When we were in Vegas this year my girls and I thought that we would collect coasters! I don't know don't even ask...BUT when I saw these elves I knew that was what I was waiting for!!! I have made these for the dance teachers! I hope they liked them!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

is it best for last?

Michelle's card is sooo totally Christmassy (sp) it makes me Holly Jolly!! She used flower soft on the trim on the hat as well on the puff ball on top!! I love that the holly and the nose/stash are popped up a bit more and I do have to tell you she popped it up so high that it was extra to mail it!! But well worth it...I loved getting this in the mail and not bills!!! Have a good day!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Kathy's card

I have to say this is one of my fave Sarah kay stamps...I am really glad that Kathy decided to use these colors as well I don't know if it would have been as soft and inviting in traditional Christmas colors...Beautiful right?? Thanks for looking! Hope you are getting that last minute shopping done!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

My card!

Yes as always I will post my card first...I haven't heard Kathy and Michelle say anything about it yet so I go!! I am going to keep the next few posts short and sweet....I did this card about 100 different ways and this is the one layout that stuck out...I did a 5x5 cards this year and I am really happy that I did...Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Just sitting there...

How cute is this little guy?? I have the girl elf on order but she hasn't come yet...I am getting a bit frustrated by that ...but for now...he is just sitting there looking sooo cute! I have made some gift tags with him on it ..I will post those soon as well....

Merry and Bright...

Here a couple of merry and bright cards from Kathy....I just love that Santa...totally the cutest one I have ever seen.! Thanks for stopping by...We are on our way to Visit the big guy tonight! Hope I get what I ask for!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

I have to get them all in

I am running out of time and I want to show you all our Christmas cards...ok lots of the cards we have made...I will have a few cards for the next few days! Hope you are having a great day...Stay warm....grab a hot chocolate!!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sneak peek

I said I would wait to share my Christmas card for a few days but...I thought I would give a sneak peek...I think I will do that with Kathy and Michelle's cards as well...Just for fun!! Well it is fun for me! Is that weird??? Don't answer that...My girls have their Christmas Dance show for their Studio this Tuesday...we can't wait to see it ...It is one of the shows I get to see and not stuck ( but I love helping) back stage doing hair & makeup!! Yeah girls !!! Soooo proud!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

A break from cards!

NOOOO of course we haven't taken a break....But I wanted to share one of the beautiful poinsettias I got....Thats it for today ....Thanks for looking and I hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Words to live with!

I love these sayings! Michelle has this set from Stampin up and I just love it when she uses it on cards ....I love it when you don't have to say much in a card know the card speaks for its self....That is the whole point isn't it! We are planning the rest of our week and there is a visit to Santa and a lot of baking involved....Hope I get all of my shopping finished!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Two cute!

Here a couple of totally cute cards Michelle made! I have our Christmas cards coming soon...Now that they are mailed out (most of them) I can post them! I will give it a couple of days before I show you just in case the mail is slow!! (Ha Ha like that ever happens) Michelle and Kathys I will have to wait till I get them in the mail! For now here are a pair of cuties!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

I'm glad we're friends

Sometimes I so glad to have friends around. I have a bit of a weird night last night and am really looking forward to having some at home time with my girls and some good convos with Michelle and Kathy..That always feels good....Brings things back to where I like them to be! We got our first dusting of snow this morning and I hope it stays like this!! My girls are happy " its starting" Thanks for looking...stay warm!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Thank you!

Well... My girls are out of school and we are having a great day! I am so glad that they have some time to hang out with me! We are so busy we forget to just relax and have some fun! I think we will bake this week!! Thanks for looking and have a great day! Have a cupcake!

Monday, December 7, 2009

From me to you!

Oh my goodness she is a fun little girl! Thankfully Kathy is back from her trip and all is back to the way it should be! Things are always just a bit off when your mom is not there!! I know I sound like a little girl but I love my mommy!!HeeHee! I love it more when she is in the same country as I am ..but better yet the same city! I know Michelle feels the same! Yippie for Kathy!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Chilly guy!

This is one of Michelle's cards...I think he is super great! It gives me the chills!! Hee Hee!! We have our Christmas tree up and now... I have to get my cards made so I will be sending them out in time!! Yikes!! I think that work just gets in the way!! Too bad right! Have a great day!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

An apple for the teachers..

This month has gone by so quickly and I am getting ready for teacher gifts...I thought this would be a good one for all of them! I have a great little gift box for them as well! Thanks for looking...Hope you are having a great day!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

a cupcake of a card!

I got great Dp the other day! ....yep here it is! There is a store that sells cupcakes that has just opened by our house...and no I haven't been there but I think about it "every time" I go by!! So here is the card that was inspired by those cupcakes!!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Pretty girl!

Here is a cutie I thought I should show you! I am having a great time with my Magnolia stamps. I know this little one might be a bit Easter-y but I had to make it! I have the day off tom and am sooo looking forward to it! Kathy is away ...yes again...and Michelle is.. believe it or not...way more productive when her boys are sick!! I know right?? She has a ton of cards made for me to show you!! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I am not on the fence!

Nope not about this card that is for sure. This is a new guy for me! Loving him and I can't wait for my girlfriend ( His Girlfriend) to get here!! It is so sunny this week I am thinking of packing my sunglasses in my purse! Who would have thought sunny in Dec! Hope you are having a great day!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beary cool!

OOOOHHHH YYYYAAAA!!! I LOVE THIS BEAR!!! I think I made my point right! How totally adorable is he! And he is all mine!! Yippie! I made this one for a girlfriend of Haileys! I hope she liked it! I of course have a couple of them to show you ..soon! Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 30, 2009

dust bunnies!

I have cleaned out the dust bunnies...have you!! OK... I still have more to do. I was NOT inspired by this totally cute girl...I just was getting fed up thinking the dust fairies were going to visit and leave everything sparkling clean! OH ya I think those fairies are on strike..or maybe they will come back when they need some cash to buy X mas presents!! Yep you guessed it the " fairies" are my girls!! We have had a couple of sick boys ( michelle's boys) the last few days! I hate it when they are sick :(

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Big thanks to Lisa!

Wow! We really have to thank Lisa for her order! She lives way across Canada and she loves our we have a soft spot for her as well!! We were happy to send them to her and I know that she will be happy when she gets them! I am having a really great day...hope you are too! Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Big thanks to Michelle!

Thank you Michelle for your order we had fun making these! Michelle is a good friend who happens to also be a great Life Coach and is sending these to her contacts! I know they will love them! She is doing some really great things for the kids in our district and it is worth looking at her sites. She might Inspire you the way she does me!

Friday, November 27, 2009

I want it now...

Ok so..have you ever wanted something and didn't get it...then.. when you decide to go back and get it, because you really want it ...IT IS GONE!!! That happened to my Mother in Law the other day at the craft fair ...sad...right? I feel that way when I see a stamp, dp or even fabric... I know what you are thinking..your should have just bought it...but come on I do try to have some know a stop ( ok maybe pause) button! Kathy's dp makes me feel that way today and then of course you know how I feel about the stamp! Thanks Kathy now WE have to go shopping! Yep I am dragging you down with me! Have a great day!! Maybe I will see you at the store!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

what a deer...

What a deer...or three....Hee Hee! Thanks to Michelle I can say that! Maybe I should say that I am grateful for this card!! Ok Ok yes I am a bit punchy..It is late and I should be in more jokes! Deer me!! Opps I mean dear me! Ok no more...have a great day!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

it is raining again!

Oh baby!! I think it has been raining for really I think it has!! So I decided ...or rather Kathy decided to use this watering can for something else! Yep, flowers go a long way when it is gross outside...And this would make anyone smile!!! I hope you are staying dry and are having a great day! Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

simply the best

Michelle has made this totally simple birthday card and I want to say sometimes simple cards are the best..we spend so much time thinking how to up ourselves and we forget the simple things. I guess I have this thought because Christmas is coming and my sweet hubby and I always seem to think our kids need more....more what??? I have been so fortunate to have been given the gift of time at home with them and yes I will say it my hubby as well and shouldn't that be enough?? For the last couple of years we have cut down ...I mean way down.. on their gifts and focused on what we give to others not what we receive...Of course I made up my list tonight what we have bought and the first thing I thought was what else should we get for them..I decided the answer was nothing..they will be happy to get the gifts we have and it is time I learned that..."It is hard to teach moms things" ...that is a quote from my girls... they are simply the best!