July 28, 2008

Ever seen an elephant swimming?

We took the kids to the NC zoo yesterday. I swear it was the hottest day of the year. And that is one huge, very spread out zoo! A lot of walking. We saw it all though. The best part was seeing an elephant swimming. I have never in my life seen this before. We all enjoyed ourselves despite the heat and Katie discovered she likes Icees!

July 18, 2008

What a wonderful prize!!

I am so excited!! I was notified that I won a prize from the Cards for Kids drawing. I didn't think much of it, just thought it would be something small. I think mine was 10th prize out of 11. My Father-in-Law brings a box to me from the mail that was huge! I had no idea what it could be until I saw CFK on the return address. It was so full of stickers and embellishments. I could not believe how much stuff was in this box!! I am going to have fun!!!

July 16, 2008

A sign for DH

This was a sign I made for DH's return home. I saw this saying on an avatar on the Cricut MB and thought it would be great to make into a sign for him. I was chatting with my friend Betty (Betty152 on the MB) and she suggested using the pair of boots to hold the sign. Thanks again Betty! He loved it!
I used some sand colored cardstock that I had and cut the letters with Opposites Attract (the upright feature) out of black wall pops. I found the Army stickers at A.C.Moore.

A card with Scor-pal

After making 100 cards for St. Jude Cards for Kids, I needed to make some birthday cards for my stash. I wanted something very simple that I could put together quickly so I came up with this.

Happy Birthday is cut from Paper Pups. The flower is from the Island Pastel Calypso Prima tin. The brad in the center is from Making Memories. I scored the top half of the cardstock diagonally with my Scor-pal. I love that tool.

July 15, 2008


After a 13 1/2 month deployment my hubby is HOME!!!!! He came home on Sunday morning. Needless to say it was a very emotional day for my family. The girls are so excited that their daddy is home. Not to mention that all of the grandparents are visiting so that means even more fun for them! I will post a pic or 2 once things settle down around here. A couple more days I think.

While you are here...please take a moment to say a prayer for our troops and their families. The ones who are home and especially the ones who are deployed. It takes a lot of faith, love and support to endure a life in the military.

Thank you!

July 11, 2008

A recipe swap

This is a Lay Out (LO) for a recipe swap that I did a few months ago. I cut the grass from Plantin schoolbook and used Stickles on the flowers. This was my first swap so I had a lot of fun planning it out and working on it.

A Mothers Day present

This is a gift I made for my mom for Mother's day. I used some CM paper that I had on hand, the letters are cut with Plantin Schoolbook on my Cricut. The flowers are Primas. I found the frames at Michael's.

The countdown has begun.

Just a couple more days and hubby will be home. I am frantically trying to get things ready and should be doing that instead of being on here but...this is more fun!

Here areMellie and Katie in their masks. They got these as prizes from the library for reading 4 hours. Now they are working towards the 8 hour prize. I wonder what that will be...

After Katie got her mask she kept damcing around saying "Awesome, I am a cricket!" I think she thinks it is like the Cricut bug from my Cricut Expression. She spends a lot of time looking through my cartridges and the books figuring out what she wants me to cut out for her.

July 6, 2008

Getting ready for a Welcome Home

We are in the process of getting ready for a very special day. Daddy's coming home!!!! YEA!!!! It has been a very long 13 1/2 months and we are ready for this deployment to be over with.

My friend Betty from the Cricut MB gave me a wonderful idea for a sign to put up for him. I can't wait to get started on it. As soon as I have it finished I will post pics of it. Thank you so much Betty for the idea!

July 5, 2008

Bear with me

I am trying this out and will take some time to get it the way I want it to look. I want to use this as a way to update family and friends and most importantly my wonderful hubby when he is deployed on what is happening in our lives.

I also want to use it as an outlet for my crafting hobby. I have seen some other great crafting blogs and hope that this one can measure up.