Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Love Story meets Viva la Vida

Have you seen this video on YouTube? Incredible! What an amazing arrangement!!! Definately worth the 8 minutes to check it out.



Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kristina's Color Inspiration Challenge #52

Hi everyone! No chit-chat this evening. I'm just barely going to squeak this one in on time for Kristina's challenge. Enjoy!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Mojo Monday Week 87

Hi everyone! Happy Monday to you!

I recently discovered the Mojo Monday Sketch Blog. They have some terrific sketches, so I decided to play along this week. I had planned on following the sketch exactly; however, once I started making my card, I kind of headed off in a little different direction. Oh well! Sketches are supposed to be a spring board, right? As a bonus, I had been holding on to this paper from American Crafts (Girlfriend collection) for a while & I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to break it out. It pairs really well with Stampin' Up! Kiwi Kiss ink which is one of my favs! Enjoy!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Adventures of Stickerman

My two boys couldn't possibly be more different if they'd been born into two different families, yet they are equally wonderful in their own unique ways.

My oldest, Justin, is fiercely independent, strong-willed & a little guarded with his feelings. He's handsome, he loves sports & he's way too cool for his own good. He made me a mother & the love I feel for him is indescribable.

But, Stickerman here...this is my Lucas. My baby. He is the lover of the two. He's sweet & sensitive. He's friendly, outgoing & precocious. And he's always up for a snuggle or a big fat kiss. He'll do anything for a laugh, hence the stickers on the face.

Together, these two boys fill every inch of my heart with joy. I love you Cool Dude. I love you, too, Stickerman.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Welcome, baby!

My husband's niece had a baby girl on Monday. The first great-grandchild in the family! Here's the card I'm sending her. You can find the tutorial by Lauren Meader here.

I hope you all have a terrific Wednesday!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Birthday Balloons for a Boy

Wow...3 posts in one day! I'm on a roll!

Here's a fun card I made for my best friend's son. Can you tell I love this stamp set? Anyway, I totally cased this card. You can check it out here. I just loved how the designs on the outside & inside worked together to make a complete picture. I was also in the mood to do a little paper piecing & this fit the bill. I hope you like it!


Pink-a-licious Birthday!

Hey everyone! Here's a pink-a-licious birthday card I made for a certain sweet little girly girl I know who's birthday is this month, and who happens to love all things PINK!!! I hope she likes it!


Happy Anniversary, Sam & Karri!

My brother & his wife are celebrating their 4th wedding anniversary this week. Sam is more than just my brother - he's also my friend. We've shared fantastic, fun times together over the years & I just love him to pieces! Karri has added so many wonderful things to his life & I'm so happy that they found each other. I whipped up this card for them - so quick & easy, but really pretty nonetheless!


Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Thoughts

My friend Angela writes on her blog, "I'm trying to do it all, enjoy it all, & remember it all." What a powerful & accurate statement for moms everywhere!

Right now, I'm stuck at trying to do it all. As a stay-at-home mom, I find myself struggling sometimes under the weight of my daily responsibilities. I devote so much of my time & energy to the children in my life that there's not a lot left over for the laundry, the housework, the grocery shopping, or ME! That being said, I'm still so wonderfully blessed - far more than I deserve to be. I have a husband who works incredibly hard, I have children who are healthy, I have parents who love & support me unconditionally & I have friends that I cherish.

So, my wish for you this Mother's Day is that you not worry so much about trying to do it all, but that you focus more on enjoying & remembering it all! It's the time you spend with your family that's important!

Happy Mother's Day!