Monday, October 31

too long.

You know it has been too long since you last posted on your blog when Blogger makes you sign in again. oops. No excuses, just trying to get my priorities all straightened out. Kids, school, house, cooking, stamping... Definitely important to have some fun time on the list, just need to make sure it's in right place.]

Sorry, not the best photo. Didn't realize till now. Just another simple card using the gorgeous flower stamps and matching dies from Papertrey Ink. I might like these even better than the sunflower ones, and that is saying a lot! heehee :)

Hope you had a fun weekend! Ours was way too short. I needed at least another day and a half before Monday...not much chance of that I guess, right? too bad :)
Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, October 26

one of those cards...

that turns out just like you imagined. I often have ideas in my head of cards to make, but they rarely turn out like I first imagined. Usually I'll just end up using my first idea as jumping off point and make something else. But this time, it didn't need any tweaking :) It turned out just like I imagined. And I know I've said this before, but I *love* this impression plate!!


I also love this stamp set! It was my first time to order from Wplus9. I love their stamps. Definitely will be ordering from them again. And in case you didn't know, they have matching dies too :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I'm finally getting back into my "groove" lol. I made 4 cards last night :) Felt so good:) Hope you're having a crafty week too!!

Wednesday, October 19

Hello~?

I know. It feels like I have been away for like, forever.... But I honestly have not even been able to make anything lately. Which is kind of rare for me, because, well it's what I *like* to do. I think I have done pretty well on menu plans~yay! Only a couple days in, but definitely smoother for cooking and shopping :) But I feel like my brain is on overload working out our homeschool plans for the next year. Now, I am usually *not* an over-thinker, or hardly much of a planner at all. But this time working out all the plans for next year seems to have put my brain in overload. Every time I sit at my desk, I kind of just veg for a bit. I think I'm almost done with my planning finally, though, so I'm hoping for my mojo to come back soon. But, since the kids and I are ALL really excited about the new school plans, I definitely think it was worth it :)

For now, I do have a card I made a little bit ago to share though :) Nothing really fancy or special, just one of the cards I made when I was playing with my new stamps :) And I love them all, by the way :) Especially the envelope background from Hero Arts that I used on this card. It was one of  the ones that when in and out of my cart several times. So glad I left it in :)

Thanks for stopping by! Hope your week is going great!!

Thursday, October 13

why?

Why is that deciding what to make for dinner is such an ordeal? I'll find myself thinking about it forever, just to end up the same thing... I kind of got tired of the silly stress I caused myself this, and decided to do something about it. This week I am making up some menu plans so that I'll have to do is choose a plan, and I'm good :) I'm also trying to be realistic about the plans, not setting myself up for failure by saying I'll make 3 new elaborate dishes each week lol. I know my limitations. Anyway, that is what I am up to this weekend. I'm not sure I'll have much crafting time, but *sometimes* it's worth putting on hold, right?

Today I do have a fun birthday card to show :) I like combining the boy-ish card stamps with the fun pink colors and flower :) Kind of fun, don't you think? I also like how fun it is to put rhinestones for the headlights :)

Thanks for stopping by today!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

Monday, October 10

sweet.

Kind of different card for me today. I usually like to make mostly CAS cards, but every now and then I like try something a little different :)

Isn't the cupcake cute?! I just stamped it in versamark and heat embossed it in clear. I also used one my favorite Papertrey doily dies too :)

Ok, short and sweet for me today. We spent the day at the park today, and now I have several things to do around the house. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, October 7

surprise!

Tomio surprised us by taking the day off from work :) We spent the day eating breakfast out, playing at the park (where Levi got to show off his bike riding skills) and watching dvds. It was definitely a good day :) We also got Emma some new shoes since she seems to have lost one on the bus the other day....

I used some more of my new PTI goodies on this card :) I had been wanting another flower stamp set with matching dies for a while, so when I they came out with this one of sunflowers (my all time favorite flower ♡) I *had* to get it. And I'm so glad I did :) The bookprint impression  plate is also new to me, and I love it too! I selectively inked some stamps from some other sets for the sentiment.

Thanks so much stopping by!! I hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 4

fall fun :)

I am *so* loving this fall weather!!  We decided to take advantage of it and go to the park. The kids got their studies done and we took lunch to the park. The weather was perfect and we spent the whole afternoon there.   We took Levi's bike to the park, minus its training wheels. I was afraid it would take him a long time to ride, but he really pretty much got it right away. I was really impressed. Unfortunately, he still has trouble getting started by himself, and that frustrates him no end! But he was so proud of himself, he really wanted to show Daddy. But Tomio didn't home from work till it was too late. So Tomio told him if he got up early before he went to work, he could show him then :) So Levi hurried to bed so he could get up nice and early. it was sprinkling just a bit in the morning, but Levi showed him anyway. It was so cute watching him show Daddy how well he could ride :) Now Levi can't wait to go to the park again so he can ride lots.

I kind of think today's card is more spring-y than fall-ish, but oh well :) We've already established that I don't worry about that when I am making cards. heehee :) I really like these jar stamps. But to be honest, I have had a hard time actually using them. I've finally gotten a few cards to turn out that I actually like. And this is one of them. The cute butterfly is from Flutterby Friend, one of very favorite sets.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you are having a great week so far!!

Sunday, October 2

I thought

it was just me, that thought the year was over once it hit September. But even Tomio said, "you know, it's almost Christmas now". I was like "I know!" We do put up our tree around the middle or beginning of November, though :) That's ok--I'm prepared. I just got several new Christmas stamp sets, so I'm ready :) While I *do* admit to making Christmas cards all year long, there's just something even more fun about making them during the actual season. I'm sure you all know what I'm talking about.

Ok... on to today's card. I used some of my stamps I mentioned last time on this card. I {love} them! And of course they are even better since they have coordinating dies. They are the Larger than Life stamps dies from Papertrey Ink. I debate about these for a long time, and I honestly have no idea why lol. They are really just the kind of stamp I like. And they are really easy to use :)

I hope you can tell in the photos, but in real life, I think it is so pretty :). Oh, and this is also my new favorite impression plate. It really is subtle, so you might not get the full affect in photos, but I just love it and have to stop myself from using it on every card.heehee :)

Thanks so much for stopping by! All my little ones are in bed, so I might be able to squeeze in a little more stamping time tonight :)