Friday, May 15, 2009

This and That

I can't believe it's been almost 2 weeks since I posted last. Wow! Time sure flies. Last week we went to Brigham City for my nephew's 1st birthday. That was fun. My boys loved it. I was so exhausted from the week's activities that I crashed that night and the next day. Soccer is over. School is coming to a close. My list of things to get done before the baby comes seems to grow instead of diminish! I am trying to get my deep cleaning done before the baby comes next month. I have coerced my mother-in-law into helping me. She is amazing. I know that it wouldn't get done without her help. We spent 2 WHOLE days on the kitchen. No wonder I only do this once every year or so! It is nice, though, to open the cupboards and not see crumbs or have storage containers fall out on you. Everything is in its place, no dust or grime, no packages of food that have been there since last August! From top to bottom, it's clean. It feels so good. KC and my boys don't care, but I do. Next week we're going to start with my room. I sure hope it doesn't take us 2 days to do that!

Besides cleaning I made 2 baby car seat covers for KC's cousins. All 3 of us are expecting next month. I also created a letterbox, which I am going to hide this afternoon. This will be tomorrow's fun activity. I'm having some friends over to make the stamps. Then, they will have the opportunity to go on their first letterboxing hunt! If you don't know what letterboxing is, check out It is really fun. I am hoping that we can get several here in our community so I can do this with my family this summer after the new little one arrives.

Sorry there are no pictures today. At least you have an update of what is going on in my little corner. Hope you have a great day!!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

My Background!!

I am so excited! I have been experimenting with making my own backgrounds lately. I LOVE the way this one turned out. You would never believe that I only used 2 pieces of cardstock for this layout. I just had to share this creation with you.


Stamps- "Plenty of Paisley" by The Paper Studio, "two scoops/swirlie" by Basic Grey

Inks- Cranberry and Barn Red by CTMH


White gross grain ribbon

White cardstock (background, mat and embellishments) and red cardstock scrap for mat

font- Century on Microsoft Powerpoint

I stamped the paisley and the flower in Cranberry all over my white paper. Then, I stamped the swirl in the barn red. Afterwards, I sponged cranberry all over. The embellishments were made using this same technique. I stamped them on white cardstock scraps, sponged and cut. Woo Hoo! Sometimes I like the way my creations turn out!