Wednesday, July 25, 2012

It's Card Kit TIme

Happy Wednesday! I hope you are all having a GREAT week!
This month it's my turn to put together the card kit! YIPEE!!! I tried to control myself, but it's just so much FUN adding thing to a kit for my online scrapping friends to play with! Here is the kit... I've been holding on to this paper from Christy Thomlinson for what seems like forever. I actually had to hide if from myself to keep from using it. It's a good thing I remembered where I hid it!

Here is what I had pictured in my mind when I created the kit. I know not all the ladies are into mixed media, but how can I use Chrsity's paper and not do a mixed media project?

My next couple of projects are boxes that I made up for my niece and nephew's birthday.

Now what is the use of having a card kit, if I don't make a couple of cards?!! This first one is my favorite. It was so FAST and EASY using what I put into the kit.

On my second card, I wanted to use banners. Look! My first banner card!

If you are a blog follower, you've seen this card before. But, I added a PP border with paper left over from the kit. I think it adds something special to the card!

Thanks for stopping by, now go checkout the wonderful projects from the other ladies in the group!

Friday, July 20, 2012

FWF and CASology

So, what am I doing when I should be working on my homework for Monday? I'm creating cards! Here is my latest card. I'm entering it in the Unity FWF and CASology blog challenges:

The theme challenge at CASology is HAPPY. I used this wonderful saying stamp from Unity called "Never Too Much Happy." It was perfect for this challenge.

The ladies over at Scrappin' Mojo and the TV tutorial from Angie Blom got me all excited about washi tape today. I'm by no means an expert stamper, so I created my own digital washi tape by using a piece of double stick paper. I've had this stuff forever... do they even make this anymore?

I cut a piece of the double stick paper, peeled off one side, and stuck on a piece of tissue paper. I trimmed the tissue paper to fit.

I picked some nice digital paper from Hello Sunshine Collection from Jessica Sprague. I clipped some strips of my favorite papers in Photoshop and printed them onto the tissue.

Then I just cut them apart... instant washi tape!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you have a great evening!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Buddy's Visit

Buddy came to visit for a couple nights while my parents were in Las Vegas. This is not earth-shattering news or in any way exciting enough to be post worthy... but who can resist posting a mess of puppy pictures? :oD

Buddy at play... he can play and play and play and play... chasing after Jena with those sharp puppy teeth and sharp puppy claws. Jena put up with it all pretty well. When she wanted a little peace and quiet, she'd go hide under the computer desk.

Buddy at rest is so sweet! After a rousing round of play, the little guy just conks out. He is so snugly when he's tired. No one can resist him!

We worked on house training... not very successfully... We had him sleep in the bathroom. I prop-ed the coffee table on it's side to block the door. He slept in there at night with no problems at all... what a good little guy!

The kids learned to keep their doors closed.because you never know what the little guy will get into. lol!

Love ya, little Buddy!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

We celebrated my mom's birthday last weekend. I've had a busy week, so I'm slow getting these posted.

Here's the little gift that I made for my mom :oD ... Buddy is such a sweet little guy! We got to watch him this week. I'll post pictures of that later...

We all went out for dinner at Buca di Beppo. Oh, and if you were wondering, they don't let you have more than two free samples of the house wine, haha!

For 12 of us, we got large antipasto salad, large spaghetti with meat sauce, large penne arrabiata, large eggplant parmesan and large lasagna. We had tons of leftovers. For next time we must remember to get large anitpasta salad, large spaghetti with meat sauce, small penne arrabiata, large eggplant parmesan, and get a different small dish other than the lasagna.

Happy Birthday, Grandma!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Susan Komen Race for the Cure

The kids and I are registered for the Race for the Cure. The purpose of this race is to fund-raise for breast cancer awareness in Orange County.

I put together a team for the people at work who wanted to run/walk this charity. Do you like that logo that Chris put together for me? We have a requested fundraising goal of $125 each, so if you would like to give, it would be majorly appreciated!

Here are links to our fundraising pages in case you would like to donate to one of us:

Thanks for stopping by...

Friday, July 6, 2012

Lake Forest Firecracker 5K

We started our 4th of July bright and early at the Lake Forest Firecracker 5K. Jena almost ran with us, until Cheryl reminded me how she has a tendency to stop and go to the bathroom right in the middle of the path. So, she had to hang out on the sidelines with Jim.

Cheryl had a AMAZING race! She is getting so FAST! Cheryl came in 2nd in her age group!

Cheryl's time: 24:37.0
age group: 2/33
women: 55/597
overall: 239/1141

Cheryl left me in the dust!

My time: 25:09.3
age group: 5/51
women: 69/597
overall: 268/1141

Chris had to stop during the race and use the port-o-potty...

Chris's time: 25:38.7
age group: 58/78
men: 213/544
overall: 294/1141

After that we went to my mom and dad's for a visit and early dinner... then on to the Galaxy game, where they lost with just seconds left to go. Well,at least the fireworks show was good!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma and Papa!!!

Today is my dad's 80th birthday, and my mom's birthday is coming up next weekend. We went went out to dinner at our favorite "special occasion" spot... Todai!

Todai is an all-you-can-eat Japanese buffet. AND we sure EAT! After chowing down on great food, they brought out a cake, and we sang "happy birthday."

Here's a close up of the cake... it's so tiny you can hardly see it, but it was perfect for us! There were 15 people in our party, and since we were so full, we couldn't even finish it, lol!

Want to see Grandma's and Papa's birthday present?

THIS IS BUDDY!!! He's a 4 month old terrier mix that Grandma's friend rescued from the pound. Can you believe that they were going to euthanize this handsome little guy?

Jena puts up with his puppy antics, and they get along just fine. We put our name first on the puppy sitting list! :oD

I hope everyone had a great weekend! Monday comes too fast!