Monday, August 27, 2012

Celebrate your day!

I have  been messing with this forever. The leaf and butterfly are from Hero Arts and the sentiment is from PTI. I had three butterflies to add, but then it seemed way too busy, so I placed one and decided it was finished!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, I had grand plans for my weekend. Although it did not turn out like I was hoping.  My DH and the boys were off in the mountains camping, so it was just Pixie and I. I had lost DVD remotes, a sad Pixie who would not sleep the first night. Then a DH who swears he despises drama but seems intent on driving me insane! Everything worked out well enough, but a relaxing weekend it was not!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Back to school

Stamp is from Lockart, impression plate is PTI.
I die cut a window and then die cut a frame with red paper. The image is colored with watercolor pencils and attached to the inside of the card. I am entering this into the CASology challenge with the keyword School.

Well we have now completed two entire weeks of school! We are still working out some kinks but for the most part it is going well. We have occasional breakdowns from everyone including me. Especially when Owen broke 4 of my dishes after I had repeatedly told him not to do what he was doing. After a brief freak out by me, we were all able to resume our schooling within a reasonable amount of time! I hope one day he will in fact listen to my instructions, but until then I try not to be attached to anything that isn't breathing.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Three little fish

Owen and I escaped to the office last night to do some crafting. I wanted to make a card for the CASology challenge. I am sure I have a frog somewhere, but he must be hiding somewhere really good. I did find quite a few different fish and decided this one would make a great card. The texture if from a spellbinder embossing folder, and when I will have to check the stamp maker.

We started homeschool this week at the The little grey schoolhouse, and it has been good. Monday we also picked up a few new chickens. These are called sizzles and are a cross between a silkie and a frizzle bantam. They are too cute. We have a rooster and 2 hen trio and another pair I am hoping are hens. The kids and I also put together a smaller chicken coop to keep these little chickens in. All in all it's been a very productive week. Which is surprising with all the rain we have had to deal with. We are hoping for sunny skies and a chance to maybe get to the beach this weekend! Have a great one, thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

A little birdie told me...

Card: all dies are from Memory box, sentiment is PTI.

This card is for the CASology Bird Challenge. I had a little time today with the boys visiting my in-laws and Pixie napping to have some creative time. I have been busy while the boys have been gone cleaning their room, and preparing for school. I spent yesterday making list of books to get at the library. It is so nice to actually be able to look that kind of stuff up online at home! I am also hoping to have time to squeeze in a date with my DH. It has been far too long since the two of us have had time alone. We are planning to go to my favorite place called Freddies in Fort Fisher. It's quite a drive from where we are and we usually have to wait 1 hour or more, but it is totally worth it. They have the best seafood fettuccine and pork chops, I can't wait.  I am so looking forward to being able to actually eat a meal at the restaurant. The boys are great when we go out but Pixie not so much! I usually just get my meal boxed up since I have to keep her busy. The time goes so quick though, before I know it she will be as good as the boys. Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

LIfe is beautiful

 Card is PB stamps and colored with copics, then used a white gel pen to make stitch marks as inspired by Kathy @ The Daily Marker, I love her work!

I can finally blog again thanks to Hughes Net. I had tried unsuccessfully a few months ago to get another Internet that was suppose to be super fast, but the technician was unwilling to even attempt setting it up. When I called and complained they didn't even try to set up another install, they tried to sell me some different more expensive version that was not even as fast. I gave up for awhile, but realized a few of my new goals really depended on being able to use the Internet.  They had no trouble setting us up and it is so nice to be back!

In the next few weeks I am beginning a journey with my three crazy kids. One that we have struggled with, researched and prayed about. We have chosen to homeschool them, while the primary focus will be on Owen who is 9, Wyatt (4) and Pixie are going to be included as much as possible. I want to make it fun and foster a life-long love for learning so I plan to start that with the littles! Owen is excited to not be going back to school, so that is the easy part of it. Overall he did well last year, but we had quite a few issues that raised some red flags. One was falling behind, not getting concepts just to be shuffled to the next ones. It began causing a lot of confidence issues. There were many other factors but I saw a glimpse of what would happen if he remained in Public School and that was not the picture I wanted for my him or my other two. We are having to step back quite a bit on lesson plans since he is severely lacking in many fundamental concepts. I think he will excel very quickly, but I will not be doing him any justice if I don't address these issues now. I am excited and nervous about this new adventure, but am confident that this is the right choice for our family. I won't be blogging much about it here, but will be keeping a blog just for homeschool adventures at  I have just starting working on it, but hope to be posting regularly to document my new job!

Hopefully later today I can work on my cards, I saw CASology has another great challenge: birds! Love this new challenge site! Thanks for stopping by have a wonderful day.