Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The comfort of family

My family is in town... hence the lacking of posts! My mom and dad came to help us finish our basement, make curtains, figure out the sprinkler system, and whatever else comes up. Isn't that so great? My grandparents came today as well to help out. It's so nice to have them here to talk to as well--miss them a ton. So I've been spending my time cooking, sewing, and running to stores with my mommy. ;)

Last week we had a fun Monochromatic challenge over on the Hero Blog. It really was a challenge, but I LOVED everyone's work--cards, layouts, and more! I hope you got a chance to go over and play. Check out the blog this week for sneak peeks of the upcoming catalog! (oh, and they came out with some GREAT digital stamps--makes me want to take up digital scrappin'!!)

Here's a couple cards I made for the challenge:

Here's a fun summery layout using my Hero stamps--love ice cream pictures! YUM! For instructions and details go here.

Have a fabulous night!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sweet sounds...

I was thinking back on my day--pretty uneventful, but I was reminded of a couple sounds that meant my children were happy.

-Brandon tried to wash the dirt off of Landen's feet with a wet wipe and he giggled like crazy.
-Logan running around with his pretend broom making "broom" noises--not sure how a broom sounds, hehe.
-Landen babbling on and on when we were raking rocks in the backyard. He seemed to be telling us how to scoop the rocks, then he would throw one in the wheelbarrow.
-Logan running up to me saying, "Mommy!! I DID IT!! I cleaned my room!!" (Yea, I was most excited about that one!! LOL)

Here's a layout I made for Melissa Frances as well. Love all the blues and greens with the vintage frame and wings. Really, really cool stuff that she makes. Have I said that before?? I wouldn't be surprised! LOVE it all!!

Enjoy your sweet sounds today!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

One in a Million

I was asked to be Melissa Frances's Guest Designer for July!! Check out the blog. I was thrilled to play with their FABULOUS product. It's really HARD to find them in Idaho Falls, so you can imagine my joy when I got a box full of it all!!

Here's my first project--a girly card set filled with glitter, hearts, gems, ribbon, and pink!!
I'll post my other projects in the coming days!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Help!! Help!!

where, oh, where has my creativity gone???? Seems like I sit at my desk for hours not making a thing and then I just get mad and walk away. I think it's partly to do with the fact that I'm still waiting for my scrap room to get finished so nothing is organized right now. And if I can't get to it, then I can't use it!! Wish I could have some kind of spark though--sure could use a boost!!

We've had some crazy couple weeks around here. I had the flu for a couple days--can't really complain since it's been a LONG time since I've been sick. Then we headed out of town for a family reunion, which was great, until we came home. About 20 min. away from our exit to Idaho Falls, we had a tire blow out. Then Brandon couldn't get the spare out. two hours later... a police man, a tow truck and another generous stranger couldn't get it out either. Something is faulty with the spare. A lot of people with the same van are complaining about the same thing. The guy at the shop said all of our tires were about to blow so we had to replace them all. not a HUGE fan of paying $800 for tow and tires at the drop of a hat. At least we were safe and we're home now. (oh, and then yesterday on of our tires went flat. how fun... another trip to the shop!!)

As I mentioned in the last post, Hero Arts is doing some crazy cool stuff this week on the blog. They completely changed the website and it looks great!! I was able to lift a project from the website and I chose a card from the fabulous Tami Hartley. She is soooo good at making cards! I drool over everything she makes! Here's my take on one of her creations.

HUGS HUGS HUGS to you all! Feels like I've been away for quite a while!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

A new Look

There's a new look coming to the Hero Arts website this wednesday! The celebration starts today on the blog with a week full of inspiration and DOUBLE prizes! I love all things Hero... the stamps... the people... the whole company. Great people with a wonderful product. Head on over and join in on the fun!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red, white, and blue

Happy Fourth Everyone!!

I hope your day was filled with BBQ's, fireworks, and family!! We just love packing up the family and heading out to see the Idaho falls parade and fireworks. Logan was still too scared to get close to the parade, but he talked about it all day! We enjoyed a BBQ of hamburgers, hotdogs, watermelon, cherries, chips and dip.... and peach pie for dessert! YUM! another reason to LOVE this holiday!

In honor of the 4th, Jennifer asked me to create a patriotic photo card for the Hero Blog! Here's my take on the challenge:

Enjoy your holiday!!



Thursday, July 2, 2009

I'm Transformed.

Logan got out some road cones and stuck them on his hands along with my salad spinner for a hat and ran around the house making gun noises. Then he'd say (in his best robot voice) "I'm Transformed!" He means he's a Transformer. haha He's never seen it or even the cartoons, but he thinks that's the name for a robot. Then Landen had to join in. He's so funny cuz he just runs after his brother copying everything he does. so cute.

Finally feeling a little creative today--so I gotta go get some fun stuff made!! Here's my CPS card for the week. We were sponsored by Renaissance by Design. I love that little notes stamp--perfect for any kind of card! Oh, and have you seen those darling new diecuts from K&Co?? Just snagged me some. That's where the apple and flower are from!
And a random fun one using my Core'dinations paper.

Off to play with my scrap goodies!!
have a fantastic day!!