Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Batting a 1.000

Man, yesterday was great!!!!! Joshua had his first Leagion game at home and we played the Rivercrest Colts. Joshua went 3 for 3 with one double and two singles to start off the first game. The team played great together. Then in the second game Joshua pitched the entire seven innings walking two, hitting three and striking out 13, YEAH!!!!!!!! Joshua did not hit in the second game so he got to keep his perfect batting average for at least 24 hours. Here are a few pictures from the game and with his best friend.

"Did I do okay, Dad?" No, really, that is what he is asking about this stanze at home plate.

The boys showing off their ground in dirt...let's see if I have as much success with it as Ginger did.

I don't know if I will get many cards in with all three kids going in different directions but I will try...please be patient with me.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Nursery Necessities Stamp Set

My stampin' buddy came over Friday and we had some extra time to stamp while our husbands were gone doing ministry for our church. We cased Erin Madson's boy card off the Stampin' Up! website and the girl card from Wee Inklings. I hope you enjoy.
Boy Cards
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hemp Twine Natural, Vintage Brads, and Stampin Dimensionals
Girl Card
Card stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Berry Bliss Designer Series Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Large Star Punch, Small Star Punch

Small group gathering

Yesterday, Sunday, we had a Small Group gathering at one of our members houses. We grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and set around and laughed about our ages. We enjoyed our time together and I would like to share with you some of the pictures that I took.

It was a very relaxing and enjoyable time to spend with friends. I am very thankful to call these people my brothers and sisters in Christ and to share my life with them. Many were not there Sunday, but were really missed.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Stamp Camp #2

Another one under my belt and I learn something new each time. Joann, Ginger, Lisa, Vickie, and Misty joined me tonight with a packed schedule to achieve. I don't know what's more enjoyable; stampin' one on one or just hangin' out with friends and stamp. I love it all. Here are a few photos of our hard work...enjoy.

Here are the projects that we made. I hope that you can join us next time.

Father's day box with peanuts, Mini scrapbook, Thank you card, friendship card, and a Bag-o-lope.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

He's no longer a 5th grader

Bitter sweet days...Wednesday my baby graduated 5th grade with all A's. We are very proud of him. While he and a friend were waiting for their class to join them outside the Multi building, mom took some precious photos and I would love to show them to you. Hang in there, there are a lot of them.

This is the boys with their Math, Social Studies and Science Teacher before the graduation.

The boys with their home room teacher who taught all the other classes.

This is a class picture without the teacher...

this one with the teacher. Can you find her? They wanted to do a silly shot so, why not. This is what you have with a group of wild and crazy 5th graders and a cool teacher. OK, here is the serious picture that I am suppose to blog.

Oh, Miss Dawn, how we both will miss her. She is his Pace teacher, otherwise known as the Gifted and Talented. He is going to miss her more than anyone because she has been his teacher now for four years straight. They are very close and she loved him like her own. Thanks Miss Dawn.

This is a picture with his favorite cousin, more like a sister, and his Principal, Assistant Principal and Math teacher on the last day. We are very grateful that we did not get to know them very well...ha ha. They loved the kids and had a blast with them. I am very grateful to have been able to work with each these ladies.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Short and Simple

I made a card in 15 minutes and I love it. I cased it off of one on SCS but now I can't seem to find it. When I do I will try to link it to this blog.

Stamp sets: Embrace Life on pg 84 of the Spring/Summer Catalog and Full of Life on pg 22 of the Mini Occasion Catalog
Card stock: Blue Bayou, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Summer Sun and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets
Technique: Tile Card
I hope this inspires you to pull out some card stock and stamp. Have a blessed evening.

Monday, May 19, 2008


I didn't think I was ever going to have a few moments to myself to blog today. I love sending cards out to people that sign a prayer card at church, to let them know that someone really does pray for them. Today I had to make some new ones because my store bought ones are all gone, yeah!!!! These are very simple, yet very appropraite for those I may not know.

All products used for these projects are from Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted. This stamp set is called "For a Friend", found on page 21 of your Spring/Summer Catalog. This stamp set has 6 stampsin the set and is a Hostess gift for those who have a workshop of $150.00 or more. Check out to see the other stamps available.I recieved a tutorial this week on how to make these BAG0LOPES. They are mini gift bags made from envelopes. Lots of fun, great for gift cards, money, candies...use your imagination. I only stamped one side of the bag on the right so that you could see that it was an actual envelope. We will be making these at the Stamp Camp this Friday at my house.

Let me know what you think. You can email me at and refer to this blog in the subject area. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog. Have a blessed day.

Wild weekend

Sometimes you just have to set back and laugh to keep from crying, don't you? This weekend was one of those weekends. On Wednesday, Micah wanted to get a perm. She was paying for it, so therefore, she wanted it NOW. Due to the demand from her, I told her she would have to wait until Friday to get it. We all know that the children had better not demand from the parents. Well, let's just say that I was not the most popular mom those two days. Friday, we did go and get her perm and I must say, Amanda did a great job. Looks very natural. If you live in Paragould, I highly recommend her.

On Saturday, Michael gets a call at 5:00 am to go on a wrecker call with his father. Michael is pulling a truck out from under a bridge when the cable of the wrecker broke and flew across and hit my father in law in the face. If you have never seen wrecker cables, they are about an inch thick. Because of the force, my father in law was knocked out cold first, then fell to the asphalt where his shoulder hit first, then his head. I did not take a picture of the head injury but I will tell you that it was the size of a girls softball. He was non responsive for 4 minutes and Michael thought that he had killed his father. Although Michael had nothing to do with the cable breaking, he was still involved, so therefore, he was blaming himself. It was a very traumatic weekend for us. Michael was not talking to anyone, didn't want to see anyone, or look upon anyone who would ask him what happened. He is still playing it over and over in his head, so he would definitely covet your prayers. My father in law finally got to walk around and he enjoyed the waiting area over his room where he was so my boys decided to take advantage of his bed and recliner and watched the Cubs play on t.v..Is this not pathetic? I am off to make some cards, just wanted to share these photo's with you.

Have a blessed day in the Lord. Ps. 19:14, May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.

Friday, May 16, 2008

I love having to use my imagination

Good morning to all that reads this blog. Isn't it a beautiful day in Paragould? I am off to work at the school but wanted to show you the cards that I made this morning. I am not for sure, but I got on line yesterday and found this card, so I cased it off of someone, I just don't know who.

This is a "Welcome to the Neighborhood" card that I have made for some new neighbors.

Card stock: Soft Sky (In color) page 163; Earth Elements for the houses, page 164; Wild Wasabi for the grass, page 163. Heads up...I got a sneak peak of the new In Color combinations coming in the new catty...looks good.

I used my Tag Punch, 3/4" Square Punch, Hole punch and Word Window Punch on pages 180- 181 for the houses, doors, greenery and trunk of tree.

Silver Brads on page 189 for the door knobs; Hobby Lobby letter stamps

This card was a lot of fun to make and can't wait to deliver it along with some cookies to my new neighbors.

Stamp set: Baroque Motifs on page 120; Ink: Real Read in the Bold Brights on page 164; Card stock: Whisper White and Basic Black on page163; Tag Punch on page 181; Silver Brads on page 189; Ribbon from Hobby Lobby.

Simple, yet elegant. This is an All Occasion Card, you can do whatever in the inside.

Hope you have enjoyed the cards today and I have my cell phone on if you have any questions. May this will inspire you to get your products out and go stampin. Holler if you want to come over and stamp with me.

Have a blessed day.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Left over chip board part 2

I was asked a great question about the blog from yesterday. What if I don't order that particular chip board and I have a lot of different size and shape holes? I have done another scrapbook page with a different chip board set and I hope that this helps with your question.

This is chipboard that I bought at Christmas from SU!'s Mini catty. It has different shapes so I will illustrate this one for you.

Remove all the chipboard...Cover the chip board scraps with paper of choice, I used SU! Bold Bright, Real Red to coordinate with the East Coast Prep Designer Series paper I used yesterday.Notice that I did not use all shapes, only the ones that I needed...And here you have it. I added a few matted pictures, rub-ons, journaling and chip board (at the top, sorry for the glare-reads, friends). I like it. Hope that this inspires you to go "GREEN" and use that chip board peice that you would normally throw away. Contact me if you need assistance or would like to order some chip board products from SU!. The 25% off special with the purchase of $35.00 or more will only last two more weeks.

Have a blessed day.