Monday, April 30

I Survived!

We had a wonderfully exhausting week with the girls at Disneyland! It was so great to spend the time with my hubby & our 4 daughters! I was hoping they would wear their dresses more but I was able to snap a couple pictures of the Snow White & Alice dresses but the baby would absolutely not wear hers. Oh well. They all had a great time!
My sweetheart never ceases to amaze me with all the sweet little things he does not just for me  but also for my girls. One of my daughters loved these little hand painted parasols (umbrellas) they were selling but we just kind of kept walking along. On our last day there my hubby snuck away & bought her one. They had to be ordered in advance so the paint would be dry so they gave him a ticket to bring back to pick it up so he took my daughter over by the booth & dropped the ticket on the ground & told her the lady must have dropped the ticket & if she could pick it up for her so my daughter handed the gal the ticket & the lady handed her the umbrella! My daughter started to say that she didn't buy one & she had found the ticket on the ground until she looked at it & saw it was her name painted on it! I had no idea what had happened. I thought they were just off riding rides but when he told me the story it really melted my heart. Oh how I love that guy! He is truly amazing in every way! I am beyond blessed to have him as my husband & my girls father!
Ok enough mushy stuff here are a few pictures from our trip...

Friday, April 20

Disney or bust!

Well its been a busy busy week! We leave this weekend for Disneyland & we are SO excited! I have been swamped with the regular busyness of life, upcoming vacation prep, PLUS making the girls each a costume. Yes I know "WHAT WAS I THINKING??!!!" I can barely make a dress for the baby let alone a full blown princess costume. I guess the excitement of thinking about seeing them in a costume next to the characters gave me temporary brain damage. But once the girls gave their requests & we bought the fabric there was no turning back. So on to conquer Belle, Alice in Wonderland, & Snow White! The first two went ok but Snow White almost had me in tears. Seriously! My daughter is like. She wants things the way she wants them. (Good thing I wasn't going by a pattern...sheesh) But adding in her modifications to an already complicated costume was challenging but I'm happy to say It is Done & She is Happy!
Alice came out with the least mistakes, Belle looks more like a gold Cinderella, & Snow White has a ton of errors but they are mostly covered by the red cape. Anyway I will share photos of my little princesses after the trip. For now I have a few cards to share...
I wanted to make a set of cards for my SIL's birthday gift so I had these cards play double duty as samples for my Technique Tuesday gals. We were making envelopes so they got to choose any dsp from the Everyday Enchantment pack (moment of silence for the loss of that dsp, LOL!) & make a card with coordinating envelope! They all came out so Beautiful!
Well my five minute break is over & its back to the grind! Hopefully I'll be able to check in from the happiest place on earth but if not I hope you have a lovely weekend!

Sunday, April 15

Promos, Projects, & Retirement! Oh my!

These cute fabric brads are only available during the April promotion then they will be retired!
Click Here to see all the fun products available through this promo!

My last Ustamp project for the Cool Moves round! I love punch art! Anyway the full tutorial is available over there.
TIME TO RETIRE! CLICK HERE to see which stamps will be gone for good after May 31.

Friday, April 13

Going Green!

I wanted to post a few cards that showcase the color green for Shelli's Creative Challenge! I think I'm addicted to making matching envelopes! HELP...I can't stop!! Good thing I have a ton of beautiful DSP to work with!

Technique Tuesday

I have been really enjoying making these cards with fun matching envelopes! Can't wait to show my TT gals how to make their own cute envelopes next week!

I keep thinking how much I would love to find one of these cuties in my mailbox & hope to make a friend smile when I send her one of these today! Now I'm off to prepare for tonights downline meeting. =)
Hope you have an enjoyable weekend!

Tuesday, April 10

Mother's Day 2012

I finished my last project tutorial for U Stamp & I finally had a chance to stamp for fun today! I checked the calendar to see what holiday was coming up next & it's Mother's Day! My MIL likes pinks so I decided to go with Pink Piroutte & Soft Suede. To make sure my stampin friends are prepared for the ocassion also, they will be making this card at an upcoming class!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you had a wonderful Easter!

Sunday, April 1

U Stamp Cool Moves!

My first project went live over on U Stamp Cool Moves! When I first saw the event theme it was already a challenge since I usually don't do cards that have a moving element & I am always up for a challenge! Just to for warn you though, if you want to see the moving part you have to be a member of the event (to sign up click here) so this is just kind of a teaser...
There are a bunch of really cool cards over there that are sure to impress so don't miss it! Hope you're having a lovely weekend!