Saturday, December 29, 2007

Sweet Cupcake!

I LOVE cupcakes! I think I've said that before...but they are delicious, of course, and just so sweet-looking and fun! I've always said that I'd love to open a bakery shop, so it's probably no surprise that I am always drawn to patisserie-styled images! The ones by justjohanna are really my favorites! The colors and layout of this thank you card just seemed to fit the cupcake image. Everything is sweet and happy! Hope you are having a happy Saturday! We are getting settled in with having two children now, and it's been a good day here. :)
Stamps: you take the cake, cherry cupcake (justjohanna). Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky, Petals and Paisleys DP. Ink: Black. Accessories: Sponge, Pink Rhinestones, Cotton Candy and Xmas Red Stickles, Pure Color Pencils, Blue Polka Dot Ribbon by May Arts.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Orange You Sweet

I love the cute fruit images from justjohanna and, of course, all of the coordinating (and punny!) sentiments!! I made this thank-you card using Carriage Orange and Orange You Sweet. I especially like how my shading turned out on my leaves! Hope you like it!

Stamps: Carriage Orange, Orange You Sweet (justjohanna). Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Only Orange, Certainly Celery, SU! Apple Cider DP. Ink: Black. Accessories: Pearl Baubles (stamping bella), Pure Color Pencils, Dimensionals. just would not be right to post and not share some pictures!
Katy meets Uncle Mike! Mike says he is now twice the uncle he used to be. Get it?? TWICE the uncle! Haha....
Cameron and Grandpa enjoying some Cheetos...gotta love the orange lips and fingers!
Here is Cameron with his friends Emily and Bethany. I LOVE this picture! Bethany is after Cameron's hair!!

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Welcome, Katy Elizabeth!

Well, I woke up at 3:15 this Thursday morning and found that my water had broken! At 12:52 p.m. on Thursday, December 20, Katy was born! She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 19 3/4 inches long. As you can see, she has lots of dark hair! I am excited thinking about how cute bows and ribbons will be in that hair! Wow, it was a MUCH easier time the second go-around! ;) She is just beautiful, and we are all enjoying her so much! Cameron (her big brother) is really loving her. He just wants to hold her and kiss her all the time. He keeps trying to pick her up and doesn't understand why we won't let him. Haha.... I hope you enjoy the pictures!

On a last note, I know I promised Christmas projects and Blog Candy, and there WILL be some in the next few days! Sorry for the delay. I HATE delays! But I am certain you all understand. ;)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Seasonings Greetings!

Hi everyone! I made this quick Christmas card today because I've barely started my Christmas cards and am needing to get them done!!! I used the Candy Cane Tree and "Seasonings Greetings" stamps by justjohanna. Peppermint is a seasoning, right? It works for me. Also, notice the little red and clear rhinestones hanging from the tree. I imagine that if you HAD a candy cane tree, this is what the "fruit" looks like when it first blooms. Kind of like seeds or something, right?? Work with me on that one!
I have a few other things to share with you, but I'm actually going to TRY to post a little more often here! So check back tomorrow for some gift card holders... Dad and Mike, don't check back tomorrow. Heh heh... I'll also being giving away some BLOG CANDY this week! :) So be on the lookout. ;)

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Baby Treats!

When I was pregnant with my son, I made treat bags to hand out to our visitors at the hospital in lieu of cigars. I made little cello bags of blue and white m&m's and attached two round tags to each bag. One tag said "I'm here" and the other had a "c" for his first initial. I wanted to make something to hand out for when Katy is born as well. Long story made short, I made little Peppermint Patty treats. I just used the SU! scalloped punch to make a front and a back for each candy. I used Pink Passion paper and Pink Passion and Pretty in Pink inks. I'm not sure where the butterfly stamp came from, but I think it is an SU! incentive stamp! The sentiment is from the "I'm Here" set. I added Prima flowers and dotted the middles with Diamond Stickles for some bling. Drew and I found the packages of Peppermint Patties that are for Breast Cancer Awareness, so each candy is wrapped in a PINK wrapper! And...even better!...the cream in the middle is PINK, too! :) How fun! And appropriate! Here are some pictures of our treats... Hope you like them! If you are one of the people who will visit us in the hospital, make sure you pick one up! :)

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Exciting News!!

No, the baby is not here yet. Ha! But I do have some exciting news that I can finally share with you all! I have been selected to serve on the justjohanna DESIGN TEAM! :) I am so excited to have this opportunity, and Johanna's stamps are FABULOUS! Check them out at You will NEED some! :) More later....just had to share!