Friday, December 31, 2010

Saying good-bye to 2010

I can't believe it is the last day of 2010.  Time really does go faster the older you get. 

In 2011, my first born will be ten (that's a decade folks).  My baby will be six.  My husband will celebrate his fortieth birthday.  And I will have my twentieth high school reunion.  Crazy stuff! 

Since I am getting older and time is flying by, I have decided to participate in Ali Edward's One Little Word challenge.  I have chosen the word FOCUS.  I have been reading and rereading The Happiness Project.  It has inspired me to focus on certain areas of my life.  I need to focus on completing a number of projects.  I need to focus on my health; weight loss being priority one.  I need to focus on God and reading His word.  I need to focus on simplifying and organizing.  I need to focus on learning new skills (photography, digital scrapbooking, photo editing).  I need to focus on being a better parent, better wife, better daughter and better friend.  And I need to focus on this ole' blog! 

What are your plans/resolutions for 2011?  Do you have One Little Word? 

I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year's Eve. 

Here's to a healthy and prosperous 2011!         

Shutterfly promo follow up

I wanted to follow up on the Shutterfly promotion I mentioned in this post and share a picture of my completed card.

The card was a folded 5x7.  I was able to add another photo to the inside and a Bible verse.  I can't tell you how pleased I was with the results.  They did a terrific job.  Shutterfly gave me 50 of these cards for free!     

Thank You Shutterfly!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Happy Anniversary

I"m baaaaaack!  Did you have a good Christmas?  We sure did.  We went to a beautiful candlelight service at our church on Christmas Eve.  Two ladies at our church can sing like no body's business.  I could listen to them all day.  At the end of service the whole congregation stands, with our candles lit, and we sing Silent Night.  I doubt there was a dry eye in the place.  I get goosebumps thinking about it.  After church we went to my Mom and Dad's, ate lots of food and opened lots of presents.  Then we repeated that on Christmas Day.  Santa was very generous!

Ok, how about a card?!   

My parents wedding anniversary is in less than two weeks so I made a card for them.  I decided to use a new file from The Cutting Cafe called This Cake is All Heart (this is a BRAND NEW file and will be released soon) to make this cake-shaped card. 

It was super easy to cut out with my NEW aqua Cricut Expression (purchased on Black Friday - my sister-in-law and I pulled an ALL-NIGHTER!) and Sure Cuts A Lot.         

Sorry, I know this is a tiny picture but it gives you an idea of the wonderful color.

My Mom's birthday is January 1, yep, she's a New Years Baby.  So I'd better get to work on a birthday card ASAP!

Stamps: Stampabilities and PTI
Cut File : The Cutting Cafe's This Cake is All Heart (to be released soon)
Cardstock: SU white
Pattern Paper: PTI
Ink: SU Cherry Cobbler and Versamagic Red Magic
Misc: Cuttlebug emboss folder, SU punches, PTI dies, Martha Stewart twine

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Turkey day thank you

Have you thanked your Thanksgiving Day hostess?  Well, I am about to.  I am popping this baby in the mail tomorrow morning. 

Stamps: SU and Clear Dollar Stamps
Cardstock: PTI
Pattern Paper: PTI
Ink: Versamagic
Misc: SU ribbon, PTI dies

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Advent boxes

I've been meaning to share this with you.  I made little Advent boxes for my boys and filled them with treats.  They love checking the boxes each day.  I used The Cutting Cafe's Nesting Boxes (small size) and Christmas Daily for the numbers. 

Stamps: The Cutting Cafe's Nesting Boxes and Christmas Daily
Cardstock: misc
Pattern Paper: SU
Ink: just my printers
Misc: buttons, various punches

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Quick post - CPS 195

Quick post to enter CPS's sketch challenge.  I am working on other projects and wrapping presents today. 

Stamps: Wplus9, PTI
Cardstock: PTI
Pattern Paper: PTI
Ink: Versamagic, Versamark and Ranger distress inks
Misc: PTI die, ribbon