Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for posting this so late, but that's what life is like on third shift! I slept a lot longer than I wnated to, but I suppose I needed it. Anyway, my project for today is another batch of the gift tags that I have been making lately. I am trying to find the design that I want for myself, so I guess this will be trial and error until I figure it out! But, never fear, these won't go to waste. They are going to be a part of the teacher gifts the girls are giving. :)

I have also fallen in love with making Peppermint Patty Sandwiches! They are so super and easy and cute, and will also be going into the gift bags this year!

Well, I gotta run, I have to finish dinner, and try to catch a quick cat nap before I go to work! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Jumping in with both feet...

Oh my goodness it's been awhile!! First, I would like to say I'm so very sorry for pulling a disappearing act! I have had the craziest month you would not believe! The last time I posted, my family was battling the H1N1 flu. Well, it got me, and I was down for the count for almost two weeks. Then just when I was feeling better, I had to go back to my hometown of Lansing, Michigan for my 15 year class reunion. It was SO much fun, everyone looked GREAT! It's hard to believe I have been out of high school for 15 years!

Then, in the middle of all that, I was the chairperson for the BIG fundraising event at my kids school. It was a HUGE deal because this was my first year heading the event, and being the perfectionist that I am, I obsessed a teeny bit. (lol) It went very well, and we brought in over 9000 dollars that night! Whoo-Hoo!! :)

Add in a few birthdays (I turned 33 on the 15th!), some more sickness, I started back on nights at my job, and just the overall business of being parents to 5, and papercrafting had to take a back seat for a little bit. But, I'm back!!! And while I was away, I discovered that I got an award! (But more on that later!) So on to today's project. I just decided to jump right in and do a Mojo Monday sketch, because I love them so! I had been working on and off all weekend on projects for the kids' teachers, so the colors and stamp set were already set. I really like the colors, and have decided they are going to be used for a lot of projects this season! Hope you like it!

The sketch:

The Result:

Close-up of the sparkle!

Here are a couple of the things I worked on this weekend...
I have been making gift tags like a maniac! I will will sharing my creations all week.

This is another paper bag purse that I did with my Kids Card Club this weekend. The kids did a fabulous job! And a special shout-out to my 5 year old Ava. She stamped for the first time this weekend, and did an awesome job! She is a natural! I will have to share her creations later.

If you would like to know the ingredients for these projects, just drop me a line, and I will let you know!

I will try and post my Beautiful Blog award that I got from Sue Daly later today. But you know how life can be, so it may be tomorrow! Until then, have a FANTASTIC day! :)