Friday, April 29, 2011
We had baby chicks hatch on Wed., I thought surely they would hatch on Easter! We have 8 as of yesterday, mostly yellow, one black, one grey and one yellow with brown stripes. I love the mixtures we get from our bantam cochins. I will try to get some pictures to post next week. Right now they spend most of their time cozy under momma! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
I fell in love with the stamp when I saw it on Jill Fosters blog, then I saw Kathy's work and could not wait to play with this stamp! Both of these super talented ladies are so inspiring, I love their work. On this card I cut out two cloud dies by PTI and used them to mask the white cardstock. Then I masked the grass area and sprayed turquoise glimmer mist. Next I masked the sky area and sprayed honey dew on the bottom portion. The grass is a stamp I think it is from Outlines Rubber stamps, I stamped in the hero hues chalk ink in green. The flowers were colored using the faber-castell big brush pens and then I spritzed with a little glimmer mist to get a good impression. Inside the flower centers I used dimensional pearls. Thanks for your all of your comments, I so appreciate them! Happy Wednesday!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
|Owen decorating eggs|
|I love his expression|
|I Love my sweet boys!|
|The small ones are eggs from our Bantam Cochins, they make the best eggs for coloring|
|The boys are on the hunt!|
|Won't be long before she will be joining in on the fun!|
|Only had a second to snap a picture of all three, Wyatt was on the move!|
|Baby girl with her Easter loot.|
Monday, April 25, 2011
I just received my new order of Penny Black stamps from Simon says stamps, and just in time for a new challenge over at Lilypad ! I love the floral images, and have spent most of my free time yesterday coloring and stamping! I stamped the flower with black Memento, then colored with copics RV14, 17 & 19, and YG21 & 23. Then I added a bit of BG000 to the background. I stamped a script stamp from Judikin with Memento london fog and cut out using a spellbinder die. The twine is new from Hero arts, I really like the natural colors and the thickness. Tomorrow I will be doing an Easter post with pictures from the weekend! Hope you had a great holiday!
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
I began by stamping the image 3 times on cardstock. I cut out the images to layer and colored with copics. The image is from Magenta, and layered using dimensional tape. TFL! I can't believe it is already Wed, Owen had Spring break a few weeks ago, so it is strange having Easter so late this year. I still need to plan my Easter Menu, hoping to figure that out today!
Monday, April 18, 2011
This is my card for the PDCC challenge, the label is from PTI, the bird stamp is from Memory box and the background is a hero arts stamp. Edited: I just realized I forgot to use white, will have to see if I have time to make another entry! That is what happens when I forget to write the challenges down!
Well, Easter is right around the corner, I actually had a chance to run errands Sunday without kids in tow. While it was nice, I was able to run in and out of the stores quickly. Although I was in too much of a hurry to really enjoy it! DH did awesome watching the crew, Lainey even took 1.5 hour nap for him! Here are some quick pictures of my little bunny girl! TFL!
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This is my entry for the flourishes challenge, I love these colors! I stamped with memento black ink and colored with copics, I used B00,B02 & B04 for the flower and YG13 & YG17 for the leaves. The yellow is Y02, & Y04. Then I used coordinating colors of the spica gel pens to add some sparkle, which is difficult to pick up using the camera. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Stamp is from set of 4 wooden cupcakes (hero arts). I used Memory Box PP. The sentiment is also from hero arts. I used a little spica glitter pen to highlight the rose (it is hard to see on the photo) TFL! The rest of the post is just a little venting therapy : ) !
What a week it has already been! Poor Owen's hermit crab Hermie died, it was his first pet (that he was responsible for). He was so sad, it broke my heart. We buried him under a pretty plum tree in the garden. Wyatt (who is 3) kept asking why we put Hermie in the dirt, please get him out. Owen took a stick and wrote "He was my best friend, I will miss you Hermie", and then picked out some nice rocks for the area. It was hard for me because I know how difficult losing pets is. We have a 11 year old lab, who was our first child, and he is the best dog. He has severe hip dysplasia in both hips and arthritis in all legs, it is amazing he is still getting along, but I know one day we will be dealing with this. It is so difficult with children, explaining what happens and why, I am not looking forward to that.
Then yesterday, Wyatt, Lainey and I spent almost 4 hours at Urgent care with DH, we think he has kidney stones, but chose not to have the CT scans to verify. Two years ago, he had to have these scans and we just finished paying off our portion of the cost. This time we asked how much prior and to see if they would work with us. We have BCBS of NC, but a large deductible, crazy for how much we still spend each year. Our portion of the CT scans was going to be $4,100.00!!! I cannot begin to tell you have crazy this is, especially for paying almost $10K a year for insurance to begin with. While I am sure if he doesn't feel better in a few days, we may have to do this, it is insane! After the pain shots yesterday, he does feel better today, just worn out. Thank goodness the kids were super good, everyone commented on them. I am just emotionally wore our, I love my DH, but sometimes I don't think I will be able to handle the "in sickness" vowels I took. No matter what he has it is always the worst pain in the world. Now, I have never had kidney stones, and I have heard they are very painful. But the way he was I was sure they were going to call an ambulance and take him straight to the ER. I know everyone has different pain thresholds, but I wanted to put him out of his misery myself! I am sure the Doctors thought I was cold, but I have been through lots of health issues with him and I know how he is , it just drives me crazy. I just am glad he could never give birth to kids, or we would have only had one! Thanks for letting me vent, if you are still here!
Friday, April 8, 2011
This card is for the challenge at hero arts. I stamped the rose two times on Memory box PP, then cut out. The music background was stamped with Hero Chalk ink, and I used copics to highlight some of the flower and leaves. The background embossed is from PTI as well as the sentiment.
Just a quick pict. of baby girl, we can finally wear some spring clothes, and this pink cherry outfit is so cute!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
In honor of our first hummingbird! It has been such strange weather here, cold and rainy last week, warmer but WINDY this week. So I was surprised to see a returning friend yesterday, my hummingbird. We have 2 sometimes 3 hummingbirds that feed here. Now it is time for me to make them their food, so we can enjoy watching them up close!
The stamp is from Magenta, and I paper pieced the image with Memory box PP. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Today, we are back to School, and the routine again, it has been nice not having to alter Lainey's sleeping to pick up Owen from school. Although it is hard to believe just two full months left of the school year, and summer will be here before we know it! Have a great Monday!
Friday, April 1, 2011
So it's Friday, and we finally have some sun peeking out of the clouds that have been around all week. Today, I am taking the kids out to lunch, and run some errands. Wish it was dry and warm enough to take them to the park. Owen has a soccer game tomorrow, then hopefully they can get in some golfing and fishing after that. Monday is back to school, making lunches and homework again. Have a great weekend!