Thursday, May 22

Happy Mother's Day

I know, I know. Mother's Day? Sure, it was almost two weeks ago but my mom got to spend that time in the Dominican Republic laying on a beach or by the pool relaxing. She is now back and I'm sending out her Mother's day gift. I love how this card turned out. The colors and stamps led to this simple but elegant design. I rubbed the edges with Chocolate Chip colored chalk to soften the look.

Things have been busy here. The older boys got their new reading glasses yesterday. One is very excited, the other not so much. I can't believe how much older they look in them. My oldest was assigned his first research project. He chose to study Italy. Which of course made his brother want to do it to. So my 6 year old is writing a report on France. Little League playoffs start next week. GO Tigers!

for this card: paper, stamps, pastels from Stampin' Up! sentiment from A Muse

Monday, May 19

Playing Catch Up

Boy, time sure flies. I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. I had some problems with my computer and camera but it seems both are cooperating today and are on the road to being fixed. I thought I would play catch up and show you the rest of the projects that the boys and I came up with for Teacher Appreciation Week. My oldest son really wanted to bake cookies, so we came up with these cute take out boxes filled with different colored sugar cookies. The tags were fun to make and I added some stickles in the center of each of the flowers to add a little extra something.

For this project: Stamps by A Muse; Paper, ink and fibers by Stampin' Up!; marvy punch, stickles and jumbo brads.

Friday brought a party for our teachers. I made two different batches of cupcakes. The top picture is regular cupcakes sprinkled with mini chocolate chips for the kids. The bottom picture are gluten free cupcakes. One of our teacher is allergic to gluten and hadn't had a cupcake in over three years. She was so excited to see these. A couple of the kids wanted to try them and told me they were really good "brownies". I found a great recipe here. I didn't have time to make whipped cream for the tops so I sprinkled them with powdered sugar instead. (You will want to check your powdered sugar though as some companies have started mixing their sugar with wheat instead of cornstarch. Crazy, I know)
Well, I wish you all a great start to a new week. Keep checking back because I have a bunch of new cards to show you.

Until tomorrow,

Tuesday, May 6

Happy Tuesday!

I can't believe that it's Tuesday already. We had a wonderful weekend camping with Cub Scouts at Lake Mead. Although we were reminded very early that when you camp with a toddler and the sun comes up, it doesn't matter what time it is, it's time to get up and play. Even if it's really only 5 am. I was able to keep him quiet till almost 6 but by then he was just too chatty
Yesterday was the start of Teacher Appreciation Week at school. Since I have three boys that means six teachers. That is a lot of gifts. We missed school yesterday due to the older boys visiting the eye doctor (reading glasses, yea!) so this will be our official start. For today I made a set of personalized note cards for each of them. It is a set of five different colors with matching envelopes. I hope they enjoy them.
For the cards: paper and ink from SU!, oval frames set from A Muse, raffia for tying them together and the word window punch from SU! for the tags.

Thursday, May 1

Caffeine needed

We have been so tired lately. I think they should invent caffeine IV drips. Even the kids, who are normally up at 6:30am, haven't been getting up until 8:00am. Not a good thing when the youngest starts preschool at 8:30am. I guess I should invest in an alarm clock and not just reley on my children to wake me up.
I made this card for the April bumper cards over at the A Muse Addicts. It is so fun to get something in the mail that isn't a bill. I heard the recepient really liked it. This set is so fun to use and has endless possiblities.
For this card: cardstock and ink from SU!; notecard and stamps from A Muse; scallop sissors, marvy punch, copic markers and stickles, of course.