Thursday, 27 September 2012

Only Thursday???

It's Thursday....only Thursday.


How has everyone's week been going?? Mine, alright except for this darn cold or allergy...! Whatever it is, it is kicking my butt!!

Wanted to share a few things today.

First, is something that my DD, April, who is 2 yrs and 8 months, asked me. She is a character!!! :) Never a dull moment with this one---definitely keeps me on my toes! Anyways, she talks, and talks, and talks some more. I never know what she is going to say or ask! Today, she asked me about her belly button:

'Momma, Momma!'
'Yes April?'
'This is my belly button!' (Pointing at her belly button)
'Yes-that's right!'
'Momma, if I lose my belly button, will me bum fall down?'
(Me, stunned,) '! Your belly button can't fall off and your bum is staying where it is.'

Question: Where do these kids get these questions from??? I'm still laughing and shaking my head in disbelief!!

I made some cards this week, 2 actually. This week on Crop Chocolate, the challenge was to make an easel card, with 2 patterned papers, a stamp and some bling.

I never made an easel card--so research I did! LOTS ad LOTS tutorials out there. I think I got it...or so I thought! Confident, I tried.....and tried again. FINALLY succeeded! lol

My oldest nephew's birthday is coming up in a few short weeks. I made this one. I thought I had it down for CC's challenge....BUT! No patterned papers...and I think it's missing a little something something!

It's alright---but I'm not 100% pleased with it! ESPECIALLY since there's no patterned paper for the challenge! D'uh!!

Second card I made is with my SIL, Jen, in mind. Her birthday is also coming up, and I wanted to give her a card. So, I made this one, and am actually quite content with it. It's bright, cheery....great for Jen!

This one is my submission for CC's weekly challenge. You should see some of these submissions!! Fantastic cards---very creative girls over there!

There's something I'm definitely going to be doing this weekend, along with making cards for the blog hop over at CC. And that is making Kathy's delicious looking chocolate cake!! It makes me drool!! lol
She posted her recipe over on her blog---definitely worth a shot!

Anyways, until next time, which will probably be this coming weekend!



Sunday, 23 September 2012

Good Morning (Sun)day!!

Happy Sunday!!

The sun is finally out---after 4 days of dreariness and rain, Mr. Sun is out!!! 

What a week! I hope you all had a better week than me...or is I??

I was very emotional this week, had problems with Canada Post and customs, and just generally felt like crap!

I FINALLY received my order from Crop Chocolate yesterday. I had to go to the Post Office to pick because, surprise!surprise! I had to pay customs and duties. On an order that cost just a tad over $100, I had to pay a charge over $40. I don't think it's right, and it's very annoying!!

BUT! The box was so worth it. This box contained all my warehouse grab bags  and paper grab bags---All I can say it that I was in heaven!!!! :)

I should have taken pictures, but, alas, I'm one of those types that has to put everything away...I love to organize!!

Here's what I received:

WRMK pliers
MM pliers
Fancy Pants brads---lots!
Fancy Pants ribbon---lots!
WRMK Sew Easy heads---lots (I have the whole collection, I think, just not the handle! :S)
Authetique die cuts
Sizzix embossing folder--love set
Lots and lots of paper
Diecut shapes (Fancy Pants, I think!)
stickers from MM
Imaginisce snag em stamps  (these are all doubles, but that's great as DD has discovered stamping, and wants Mom's stamps--these are a good alternative!)

Among those lovely things, which I'm sure I have forgotten some things, I received EP country Drive collection, my regular hot chocolate (little random goody bags--awesome value!!), BG brads, pearls.

Great order!! Love my chocolate sweets!

It was a pretty good day, in all. I had went to Walmart with hubby and MIL (whom is awesome!) and one son---DD stayed with my other SIL and her kids (first time for that--Mom was freaking out!lol) and the other son stayed home (video games--yeesh!lol)

So, DH went to the blood donor clinic to give platelets, and while that was occurring, we went to Walmart. I found a Cuttlebug Embossing folder set for 3$!! And some glitter glue for DD, 2$, and a scrapbook album kit for 8$! Not bad, not bad at all! I wish I had more cash--but!!!! Darn customs!! lol

Anyways, I hope it's a great Sunday for you. I'm hoping to get some scrap work done. This week's challenge on CC is making an easel card---never did this. I'm gonna try!

And next weekend, if I'm not mistaken is the OWH CC blog hop. So, if you haven't stopped by there, do so. Great products, great prices, great people!!! :)



Monday, 17 September 2012


Hi y'all!

Monday already?? Where has the weekend gone to??

How was your Monday? Mine was alright, as Mondays go! :) I was a little bummed out that I didn't get to go to church yesterday. But I really was not feeling well at all! I haven't been 100% health wise lately, but I'm holding on, and it's not holding me down. But there are days where this darn illness is kicking my derriere!

My DD and I got crafty this morning. She's 2 1/2 years old, and she's recently discovered the joys of a glue stick! Oh joy for mom! :)

There is a scrapbook website that I like to frequent...quite often! products, great prices, great people, and a whole lotta fun! They have weekly challenges, and this week's challenge is consisting of 3 circles, 3 patterned paper, and 3 folds. I had already submitted 3 challenges, it was that fun!

I am unsure if I am going to submit this project, but it does meet all the requirements. And it is too darn cute!

DD glued the strips onto the back of this turkey, and then added her own personal touch to the eyes (smudged!) but she is proud of it, and so am I!

Very simple craft---paper bag, various papers, glue, a whole lot of fun.

The original turkey came from BGH Scrapbooks etc. magazine, December 2011 issue. The 'tail feathers' were originally colored papers described with what one was thankful for. Either way, it's a great craft.

That was this morning. Great way to pass the morning.

This afternoon was spent mostly in the car, driving with hubby and DD to the DMV, which is almost 1 hour away, to register DH's  new truck, to be told that he doesn't have all the proper papers! WHAT?!? So, we drive back to the dealership, almost 2 hours away, to be told that DH did have the proper papers, and that the dealership would take care of it. This has been going on for 22 days!!! (Insert eye roll here!) So, hopefully all should be taken care of this week. Yeesh!

Other than that, all's well. I did receive some sweet mail today!!! I received my Unity stamps today, along with a surprise package of 4-6x6 Authentique Paper pads!! I didn't buy the pads, but thank you. I don't recall winning anything on a blog recently! So, it was some sweet mail. I am very anxious to receive my Crop Chocolate order, which should be arriving this week!! I love chocolate! :)

Have a great night!


Friday, 14 September 2012

This is a test...

So I think I have this blog thing figured out. It's not as easy as it seems--for me anyways!

Why did I decide to start a blog? Well, it's been on my mind for a while. I guess I was procrastinating. Last night, yesterday actually, I wanted to do a challenge for Unity stamps. But to upload your project, it seemed like one needed a blog. Maybe not, but I finally had enough I guess. And I started one---or rather tried to start one. After complaining at the the computer because of MY errors, I went to bed without starting one. But this morning, I was determined to get this done.

So, here it is.

I think it's going to consist of a little bit of everything: crafts (I *heart* crafts, especially scrapbooking!), music, books, opinions, recipes, a little of this and that, and of course, my everyday life living in a household with my hubby, my 2 teen sons, and a rambunctious toddler! :)

Have a sweet day!