Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy Monday

Fern and butterfly are Penny Black, newsprint background is from Hero arts. Images are colored with distressed markers.

Today has went pretty smoothly for a Monday, school is done, dinner is on the stove and Pixie is napping. I like when my days go like this, wish I had more of them! Still working on organizing, I watched the Kickstart video from Day 11 this a.m. and my goodness Kathy R. sure can color. She is amazing and so inspiring. I can't wait to start on an image "bank" for my cards. Hope your Monday was wonderful, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Celebrate today

I am still loving these butterflies from Hero Arts, so much fun to color. I have been having a blast taking the new online class Kickstart. They have given me so many ideas on organization and kick starting your creativity. I haven't worked much on creating anything new, mainly just developing a better system for me to find my stuff. It is a work in progress but I feel good about the ideas and I think they will help me in the long run.

We have been keeping busy with school, work and play. The kids are crazy, and I love it. Listening to Wyatt and Pixie talk is the cutest thing ever. Pixie says "yes" to pretty much anything you ask her, but Wyatt really thinks she is answering him. He has the funniest conversations with her and I love listening to them. They are becoming such good friends, I am really enjoying their age difference. Not sure what we are going to get into this weekend. I am itching to go to Myrtle Beach, but there is also a Spot festival in town. We took the boys a few years ago and they had so much fun on all the slides. Both would be fun, so I guess we will just see what we feel like doing! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

with Love

Stamps and folder from Stampin up. Die cut is spellbinders.
This is another card I made at when I was crafting at Debbie's, I was so productive there, and here not so much. I believe we now have the first cold of the season, Wyatt is the first victim and he is not a happy little boy. I figure he probably got it at Sunday School, which is good and bad. I hate when they get sick, I know it is better for them to build up their immune system. Especially with Owen not being in school now and bringing home every germ. If I could only limit the spread to one child it would be nice though!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tres butterfly thanks

Stamp: Lawn fawn, dies: Simon says hexagon, and Memory box(thanks)
I recently purchased some new stuff and had a little time today to play while Pixie napped and DH took the boys out for the afternoon. I haven't practiced with my copics much lately and I miss coloring. I signed up for the new Online card class, starting next week and I am excited for it. I struggle with my creativity all the time, so I am looking forward to the inspiration. I have loved all of their classes. I miss having a local store to take classes and learn new techniques.

The weather has taken a turn for cooler temps. and I am looking forward to the bugs leaving us soon as well. Soon we will be able to take the kids outside to play and go for walks I am ready for that. Poor Pixie can't even go from the house to the car without being swarmed. We are plugging along at homeschooling, I will update that blog later this week with some new pictures and a weekly review. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Four butterflies

Saturday I spent the day with Debbie, I had so much fun. We had tons to catch up on, made quite a few cards, and enjoyed good food. She recently bought an ice cream maker and has been whipping up some creations. She made key lime ice cream and it was awesome, I am inspired to make some with my machine, I even bought the whipping cream. Now I just have to use it!

The butterfly stamps are from a hero arts set, that I love and now am anxiously awaiting mine from Ellen Hutson. They are colored with distressed markers, and die cut. The beautiful frame is from Memory box, which I also had to order. LOL!

This week I am praying for a better week of school. My other goal is to find a better way to plan my meals. I just started researching some of the free and paid meal planning sites today. My days go so much better when I have the meals figured out. Have a wonderful Monday!

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.