Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Big Girls!

When I saw this stamp set at Archivers I just had to get it. I thought it was a riot. The set is from a company called the craft lounge. They had some other really cute sets, maybe I'll have to get them on my next visit. That's an excuse to get back there. I hope everyone enjoys the fourth of July weekend. We have a neighborhood parade and fireworks here on the 2nd of July. Can't figure out why the 2nd but will have a good time anyway. The fireworks show will be directly across from my house so everyone and their brothers come with their chairs, blankets, coolers and snacks just for a good seat. It's a blast! So have a great holiday weekend and as always thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Your Wish...

...is my command. Isn't she adorable?! I made this card for my neice's birthday.However, I have a problem with it. I'm stuck. I think the card looks awfully plain on the right hand side. I tried putting flowers, more bling, sentiments and ribbons down that side but I just didn't like it. It takes away from the genie. Anyone have any suggestions of what I can do to it? Maybe just leaving it alone should be fine. Did you ever get stumped like this before on your cards? It's frustrating, isn't it? Anyway, I'll still play around with it before I have to send it out and see what I can come up with. Wish me luck. Well, off to more baseball games today. It's only going to be 90 today, that should be lovely sitting at the game. I feel bad for the boys with their uniforms on (but I'm glad it's not me). So, have a great day and thanks for any suggestions and for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Swimming, Anyone?!!

I just love this little guy! I made this card for my nephew's birthday, which is today. When I remembered I had this water paper I had to use it. I had better get on the ball and get it over to him. Well, today is going to be another hot and muggy day, 93 degrees they are saying. A great day for the pool. My son just went to football camp for a few hours. I don't know how they can do it in this heat. But he loves it. When he gets home then he has a baseball game tonight. Go figure! At least it keeps him out of trouble and with his friends. Anyway, thanks for stopping by and have a "cool" day!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day! (A day late)

Here is the only father's day card I had a chance to make. Nothing fancy, just simple. This handsome guy is a Beerafella from Bella (if you couldn't tell). The paper is night of navy and the polkadot paper is from DCWV.
We spent our father's day cleaning up after a graduation party. It was a blast but I AM glad it's over. Now on to other important things, stampin' and scrappin'. So have a great warm and dry week (thats a little hard around here in Chicago, we've had a ton of rain). Thanks for stopping in!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Biker Chic!

I know this is an unusual card for a get well, however, the person I am sending it to likes to wear her Harley Davidson sweatshirt to school when she subs in the upper grades just to scare the kids into behaving. Smart move huh?! I hope she likes it. The stamp is a Hanna stamp, the red paper is SU and the patterned paper is from a DCWV packet. The coloring isn't the best but the card turned out fine so I'm not going to worry about it.
Well, we had ONE good day around here and now it's back to raining. It just better not rain on Saturday. We are have a graduation party here and my house doesn't fit everyone if it does rain. So pray for sun. Anyway, thanks for checking in and have a great week!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Graduation Invites

Here are two different graduation invitations I made for Danny's party. His school colors are green and gold but to me those colors are so bright I decided to use these colors. The stamp set is from SU. It's so nice to make your own invitations. Some of my friends said they went to buy them and the store was already out of them. They must not know my little secret. Well, tonight is grad night and its going to storm any minute now. The wind is unbelievable and the humidity is unbearable. Great day for a graduation, huh!! So, thanks for checking in and have a great day!!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Yippee, Skippee!!!

I still do exist out here in blog country. School is over and I THINK I might have some more free time. However, I do have a graduate this year so we are planning on a party for him. That means painting, planting and lots of cleaning up of the house. Danny graduates from 8th grade this Monday, June 8th. I think I am more excited for him than he is. On to bigger and better things for him. My school year ended wonderfully. I had the best class ever this year and was sad to send them on. Our 8th graders at my school was my first class at this school and because of that I went to all their celebrations and had a blast with them. This is a fun time of the year.
This graduation card I made is for my neice who also graduated from 8th grade. Her school colors are purple and yellow so that is where I came up with the color scheme. Don't you just love the graduation Bella?! Now I have to get busy making thank you cards for some of my students.
Anyway, have a great weekend and thanks for checking in on my blog. I trying to post more often these days.