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! :)


  1. My goodness, you've been very busy! Super cute lot!

  2. Wow - you have been busy with a bunch of things. I'm amazed you can get ANY stamping done! Great card and nice additional projects too!

  3. Wow, you have been busy. My kids had the H1N1 last month and now I am sick but I just have sinus issues. Your card is beautiful. I can't believe all the stuff you are doing. It's all so pretty. Great job:)

  4. I love the hat your cards are great!

  5. Very pretty the colors! Great job with the sketch!

    ♥ Lea

  6. I loved your card and other projects! Very Charming.