Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is all I have done so far and less than 2 months to work on it=(

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Stand Up 2 Cancer

I do not regularly get to watch Adult TV anymore because of the kids being home 24/7 but this morning I dropped them off at my moms so I could get some things done and I turned on The View (which I dislike more now with new cast since Star & Merideth left) but they had a blurb on Stand Up 2 Cancer which is being held by ALL the major networks ABC< NBC< CBS which is history making, but anyway my point is that you can purchase a star for as little as $1 for a family member effected by cancer which is GREAT plus others can support that same star and donate more if they can start your own group fundraiser, or just tune in on September 5, 2008 8pm est/pt.
I have saved the link under my favorites if you are interested in checking it out or donating...if interested in adding to my stars, I purchased one for my grandmothers Maryann Bulow & Loris Carlin-Dixon who both passed away from cancer. You can add a donation onto those stars or you can add your very own for another loved one!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Joy Fold Birthday Card

I really enjoyed doing the first Joy Fold Card below, so I decided to make Blake's 2nd Birthday card for his party. I used SU Bold Brights colors, Real Red ink, and DCWV glitter paper in the background of the card.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A New Baby!!!

I made this Congratulations new baby card for a friend that is expecting. I am posting this before she receives it, but we shall see if she ever checks my website, lol...if so, Nicky write a comment on here for me, hehe...


*The card template came from SCS tutorial that was really easy to make. I used Choc. Chip CS, Bashful Blue CS & DSP from craft store. SU stamps.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Pre-made scrapbooking page that I made a few months ago...I have not posted a whole lot of "crafty" things on my blog so I am trying to make up for it. The white paper is a shimmer paper that has a border that reads LOVE across it.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Home Work

Aside from my yard sale stuff all over my driveway, I am glad I was able to make a bit more progress on the house the last few days...I actually have updates since this pic and have the corner window's top trim painted & side wall painted underneath the windows=)

Monday, July 14, 2008

More on my House

Well I decided to give you a different shot today of the side of our house that we don't usually is opposite of our driveway and there is no "yard" over there that is ours so we don't ever go over and see it until now that we are painting it. Our house shows just how HUGE it is from this side view, so it is just not seeming to be a quick project as you can tell. My husband told me that I should not have painted the trim on the driveway side just yet because he wanted to scrap/sand/torch more of the paint off before, but I just had NO patience and am sick of this project taking soooo is mid July and we started months ago=( SOOOOOO I may end up redoing that side all over, but I am not going to bother with the "unknown" side of the house!

Note Cards

Well Nancy at the shop was requesting some Note Cards for her to give as Christmas gifts so this is the first set but I do not have the envelopes pictured here just the blank cards. She wanted something simple so I used my Stampin' Up! delight in life set that I LOVE. The 2 step stamping makes it look very complex but it is not at all.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Tile Coasters Stamped

I also have some floral and snowmen coasters made for Uniquely Elegant that will be sold there.
Once I stamped the image on 4 coasters I found the best way for the images to stick rather than baking is to emboss the tile with clear powder...takes a bit more time and mess, but worth it!

4th of July

Feelin' Guilty

For many reasons...#1 I have not posted many crafty things up, just photos of my house (I have another one today) but it has been soo hard to focus on making cards/scrapbooking when the house is moving along soo slowly and #2 I have been searching for a job=( which has not been going as well as I would like. #3 I feel guilty that my house inside is a MESS because of my other focuses lately...

I will post some coasters up later today once I get photos loaded, but for now here is a pic of the house updated as well as 4th of July pics=) Have a good one!!! The house is hard to tell but I finished the bottom of the columns Red and The top of the porch rail is painted now (we were going to replace it but I am not holding my breath for that to get done, lol)...I also sanded more on the steps to be stained.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I hate ladders

URGHHH I just typed a whole blog and it was deleted when I submitted...anyway I do not have a ladder to finish the front of the house on my own so I have to wait on that...As I was saying before when it was deleted, a guy drove by the other day and felt compelled to stop and critique me on why I was starting from bottom instead of top and I told him I was a stay at home mom and this is what I could get done when my hubby was not home because he is limited to when he can work on it (1-2 days a week). He was also "concerned" for my safety on the ladder when I was working on the peak to the porch. I normally hate ladders and will not get on them, but I was sooo eager to see what it would look like when I painted the colors on the trim work, so I attempted it. I was using the ladder the right way, he was just trying to "sell himself" and later handed me a flyer because he paints houses for a living...not kidding...

Do you think we should put red shudders on the 2nd and 3rd floor windows????