Wednesday, February 29, 2012


A couple weeks ago I received a very special box in the mail.
It was a quilt my mother made for me over 10 years ago.
This time she and my grandmother torn it apart to replace the sashing (material between the blocks).
From washing too many time in a top loading washing machine this part of the quilt had completely fallen apart.
Sunflowers are my favorite flower and yellow is my favorite color.
I am truly grateful for all the work that was involved to fix this quilt. I am also excited to have it back on my bed!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Let's hang out card

Cut card base to measure 4 1/4" by 5 1/2". 
Cut a strip of pattern paper to measure 1 1/4" by 4" with one side to have a zig zag edge & adhere. Stamp sentiment to blue card stock, trim & adhere. Stamp branch. Stamp leaves on pattern paper, cut and adhere. Adhere owl to white card stock adhere, trim & adhere to branch. Adhere cloud.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Follow your heart

Cut card base. Mine measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".
Adhere card stock triangle behind sail boat. Adhere sail boat. Embellish boat with ribbon and brad. Adhere cloud. Cut a 1 1/4 inch strip of pattern paper with a zig zag edge. Trim down to 4" & adhere slightly over the sail boat to create the water. Add sticker board bellow pattern paper. Adhere wood number. Stamp sentiment.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Birthday Wishes card

Cut card base. Mine measures 4 1/4" by 5 1/2".
Cut orange card stock (back layer) to measure 3 3/4" by 5" & adhere. Cut white card stock (middle layer) to measure 3 1/4" by 3" & adhere. Cut pattern paper (front layer) to measure 3 3/4" by 4". Ink and adhere. Attach sticker banners. Add sticker words to spell wishes. Stamp sentiment. Add 3 sticker stars. With a paper piercer, pierce paper on the upper side corner on each of the banners. Hand sew orange floss so it show above each banner. Then sew blue twine to show in between each banner & tie off.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Birthday Wishes

With March's kit from Paper Lovelies being all boy and my nephew's birthday really close, why not make some birthday decor with the kit. It was really easy to put it all together. This kit worked awesome for is!
With a little help from the cricut to cut out some helicopters and airplanes.
Since the cupcake wrappers were sort of a flop, we were still able to use them by making birthday hats and crowns. The kids love them!
I was a very nice afternoon. It is always nice to get together with family. The kids played outside before. Lisa had a huge pot of chili to feed us all supper. Yum!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sneak Peek

Tomorrow Paper Lovelies will be releasing it's next kit.

So lets have a few sneaks before then...

These kits are in a limited quantities and go fast.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Photo a day

Catching up again....

13. Blue

14. Heart

15. Phone

16. Something new

17. Time

18. Drink

19. Something you hate to do

20. Handwriting

Saturday, February 18, 2012

5 months

I'm a little late on posting this one.

At 5 months Evelynn is rolling. She doesn't stay in one spot very long.
She is weighing in at 16lbs, just a mere 5 pounds less then her bigger sister.Who I might add is 16 months older than her. My biggest baby so far.
She loves to talk to you and loves be talked to in return.
She loves to smile, laugh and share her emotions freely with you.
She has more control over her hands and grabs at anything that is in front of her.
Still being a stinker if I consume any dairy, chocolate or beans. :(

I feel like life is finally getting back to normal around here.

Ryan is home. Yay!
He called and surprised us on Valentine's night that he would be arriving on a flight the next afternoon.
We are so excited to have him home again!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Instead of cleaning

Today I almost finished my crocheted rug.
It not 100% rectangular but I like it just the same.
A couple weeks ago I bought a rug at Target. Hauled it home and did not like it.
I decided to look at the thrift store for some fun colored sheets and I scored.
I returned my rug to Target and started making my own.
But like always I started and never had the chance to finish it.
A friend of mine made a big circular one for her living room, which inspired me to try make one for the bathroom. I was at her house today dropping off some things and it got me inspired to work on this again.
Now all I need to do is weave my ends in and it will be complete.
I need to stop and make dinner but the goal is afterwards to complete it.
It will be nice to cross another unfinished project off my list.

Ryan thinks he will be home somewhere in the next couple weeks so the push to complete and finish projects is on. Going to be switching gears again, to play with some paper.  

Happy Valentines Day!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

I’ve been slacking…

On the crafting, creating and blogging...

But I have been getting caught up on the laundry.
The paperwork.
Yup 18 months worth all filed nicely away.

And the photo a day.
Day 3. Hands
Missing: Day 4 A stranger. Wish I could have gotten a picture of the cute elderly lady I saw with her rain cap on that was entering the hair salon that day. So dog on cute! But I didn’t feel it was worth getting in a car wreck over trying to take a picture while driving.
Day 5. 10 am.
Missing: Day 6 Dinner. I don’t know about you, but it’s chaotic enough just trying to eat, that I didn’t remember to take the picture until after I ate.
Day 7. button
Day 8. Sun
Day 9. Front door
Day 10. Self portrait
Day 11. Makes you happy
Day 12. Inside your closet


Anybody home??

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Day 2

February photo a day, Words:
Journaling is the one thing that has really held me back from scrapbooking. Not knowing what should be recorded and documented. I have found that starting this blog, (thanks Carrie for all the encouraging words and building my confidence to start) the words come together more quickly than they did when I first sat down. Although I'd like to share more crafty stuff with you, life right now hasn't allowed me to on a daily basis.

February photo a day

I saw this on pinterest and it jumped out at me. I don't know if I"ll follow along each month but figured I'd  try my best to do every day in February. I think I'll enjoy this challenge since the photo a day has some direction to it. I find myself drifting a lot these days. I printed this on computer paper and put it next to the calendar. I can view and cross off when completed.

Original post can be found here.

Okay so I snapped a couple yesterday but they all tie in together.
These are the views of the crafts the are pulling me in all directions lately, plus the one thing that needs to be tackled next.

I'm having a hard time staying focused on one thing. I have too many things I enjoy doing so when the project I'm working on doesn't quite go the way it should, I walk away and pick up another. The only problem is these projects are spread through out our house and need some cleaning up and finishing.
My goal while Ryan is gone this time is to complete the many unfinished projects that are sitting out.
And then there are our taxes.
Yup, it's tax season again and I'm pretty sure I haven't done any filing since last tax season. When the pile out grew the shoe box, I started another pile. Gulp.
I also am pretty sure I got stuck with inherited learned this habit from one of my parents.
I really need to sit down and go through this stack of paper to find the stuff we need to do our taxes.

I have notice that I do collect alot of paper when it comes to filing.  Do I need to save every piece of paper that comes from the insurance company saying what they covered? Or every statement that comes for the doctors office? What do you save? What do you toss?

Sending our love

Ryan has returned back to work. Even though it did take several days for him to adjust to the days schedule and me getting used to having another adult around to help.  It was so nice to have him home for the extra few days.

Using my February kit I made a book that he could take with him when traveling away from home.
The book is filled with pictures of us. I even found a picture of us when we were first dating.
I know being away from home and working out of a camp is not easy. I wanted him to have a piece of home to be able to find encouragement and strength when the days are getting long.
The kids include some paintings and drawings they had created.
I wrote a letter expressing my love.
We are hoping the weather corporates for them to finish the work that needs to be done without too many weather days.

While Ryan was home the temperatures around here warmed up 56 degrees.
My day looks like it officially started at 3am. After returning home from the airport both the girls decided it would be a great time to start their day. *sigh* Hoping we can steal a nap in today. It just might be a 2 pot of coffee day. Glad we did picked up more coffee last night when we were out getting the few things that Ryan needed before heading out.