Thursday, November 27, 2008

No Pics, but progress made

Hey there friends! HAPPY THANKSGIVING, 2008! I am so thankful that President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday of every November the glorious holiday we know as Thanksgiving. It's too often that we take for granted what we have, and want what we don't really need in the form of a bunch of materialistic stuff. Anyway, I'm thankful for the abundance that God provides day in and day out!

So today after we got back from Utah, I started my tile project. I went to Lowe's the other day and bought tiles (the kind you would use to tile a bathroom or floor of a home) for CHEAP. I am stamping on them and creating coasters for great custom-made Christmas presents. I started a set for my dad, an avid hunter. They will be deer-themed coasters, and I know he will love them!

I plan on posting some pics hopefully tomorrow when I am done with the set. Goodnight to all!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Evan's Third Birthday & First Bigshot Project

Well, I've been MIA the past few days. Mainly because it's been super busy, and I've established a new bedtime of 9:30PM for myself! Yes, it sounds early, but hey, I'm almost 30 and my old body requires more rest!

So last Tuesday, Evan turned 3 and we had a small party for him in our backyard. The party consisted of pizza, roasted marshmallows, homemade carrot cake cupcakes, and great friends.
I also finished Evan's Happy Birthday banner the night before his party, and had it hanging up for him the morning of his birthday. Please excuse the poor quality picture. The banner is about 7 feet long, so it's hard to take a good close up pic without taking separate pics and cropping them together.
Now it's time for me to go to sleep! Nighty night, and blessed dreams. :o)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hey, I FINALLY blogged!!!

So yesterday I decided that I would post my first official blog on blogger this morning. I finally got a new wind of energy, and have started stamping again...hooray! My oldest child, Ethan is in Kindergarten, and my baby, Evan is now in preschool while brother is in Kinder. While it only allows me about 2 hours of freedom, it's fantastic! I actually tuned in Oprah for the first time in like over a year, sat at my stamping/crafting table in our office, and stamped a cute birthday card for Ethan's wonderful Kindergarten teacher--Ms. Atkins. Happy Birthday Ms. Atkins!!! I embossed the "B" and the "is for Birthday" in SU white emboss powder. I'm really liking this set Just B by SU! It's so versatile, and I love the whole B with a Bee theme. :o)
On Monday, I used my Bigshot for the first time!!! For those who are unfamiliar, the Bigshot is Stampin' Up's! answer to a Sizzix. I love it!!! I am in the midst of making a "Happy Birthday Evan" banner for my baby Evan's 3rd Birthday. Once I'm finished with the banner (it has to be finished really soon), I will post some pics! Anyway, my kind hubby Josh helped me figure out the Bigshot machine. Let's just say if he wasn't around to help, that banner wouldn't get made! But now I have the hang of it and I have so many ideas for gifts now that I have my nifty machine.
Let me leave you today with this...don't worry, because God is here and He always takes care of us. Have faith in Him, don't conform to the ways of this world, live for Him. As my friend Angie blessed!