Thursday, November 29


This week was shorter than most. Most weeks since we have moved here, Tomio has had to fly back to Saitama each Tuesday and come back Friday night. Last week, he didn't even get to come back home till Sunday morning :( But this week, he left on Tuesday and comes back tonight, Thursday. And he gets tomorrow off :) Yay for a shorter work week, if only for a short time. And since Daddy will be home from work, that means no school tomorrow either. Which is a break for me :)

Anyway, I *finally* took some pictures of some of the cards I made recently.

This is one of them. And it's a Christmas card at that :) Used some new-to-me Papertrey stamps on   it. I really like these snowflakes. And I also really like the look of the music stamped in kraft ink and aged with the old paper distress ink.

Thanks SO much for stopping by today!! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I am definitely looking forward to our long weekend :)

Friday, November 23

It's party time.

 well, not really. But how about a party layout.

This layout is of Leah. My goodness, they all look SO little!! It's hard to believe how much they have changed in 3 years(!) *sniff,sniff* Lots of Fancy Pants stuff on this layout. And some stamps,  I love using stamps on my layouts when I can.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! I'm really looking forward to taking it easy today :) stamping, scrapping and maybe some online shopping. fun :)

Thursday, November 22

Time for Christmas :)

We got all our Christmas decorations up last week :) It was actually a little late for us, but with the move and all, there was no helping it. I love Christmas time though! So fun seeing all the decorations everywhere when you get up in the morning. We already actually have a few presents under the tree too.
Anyway, it seemed like time to share some Christmas cards too.

A simple one today. (Surprised? lol) I like adding just a little something, like the string. I also really like embossing on white.

Thanks for stopping by today!! I hope you are having a great week and wonderful Thanksgiving :)

Saturday, November 17

a layout for today.

I was going to post a card over the past couple of days, but I had an issue with my computer recognizing my pictures or something *~* Anyway, I opted to post a layout that was already on my  laptop from before.

Just some cute pictures I had of Miss  Emma from early before she was even one. Goodness, I can't believe she is already 3!!!

Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am :) If all goes well, we'll make it to a new church in this area, buy a little heater for my new crafting room, and get our Christmas decorations up.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, November 12


We went to the dentist today. I say "we", but Miss Emma was the one with an appointment. She had a nasty cavity :(, but she really did a great job. The dentist said most kids her age are too hysterical upset once they get a Novocaine shot that they can't even finish... Miss Emma did shed some tears, but she sat still and let the dentist finish.

So here is a picture of my little trouper :) I love that  impish little smile, it is so "Emma" lol.

I do have a card too :)

I really like how this one turned out. I *love* this stamp set--Larger than Life from Papertrey Ink. One of my absolute all time faves. The sentiment is from Wplus9.

Thanks so much for stopping by!! Has your week started off well? Mine is actually going better than expected :)

Wednesday, November 7

So soon?

I know! Can you believe I am posting another card already? heehee :) Since I have managed to get some stamping time for most days this past week, maybe it is a sign of things to come?

I like this card :) These stamps are really fun to use. I like finding different ways to line up the vases :) All the stamps are from Papertrey Ink. The cardstock is Neenah Solar white.

Thanks SO much for stopping! I hope you have a great day.  I'm hoping to get to bed early tonight :)

Monday, November 5

and another card.

I have another older card. I really liked how it turned out, so I actually sent it in to a couple of magazines. They never seemed to like it though, so I thought I would share it here :)

I like how the wood grain and red just pop on the white :) Really clean and simple. The stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

Still getting adjusted here. Things seem to be getting a little more "normal" everyday. Thanks SO much for stopping by today! I hope you have a great day!!