Friday, February 26, 2010


OH! The looooonnnnnggggg awaited time is here! We closed on old house and new house last night. Woke up early this am to get the party started. Well.. I had to have some coffee and blog first. But I am ready to rock! Here are a couple of pics of the house. PLEASE keep in mind this is a fixer upper. I am a little frightened to show you most of the pics. The kitchen is HUGE! i have never had a large kitchen. I am very excited about it. My daughter who is 11 years old cannot wait to get an island for the kitchen. Now why in the world she cares about that? I don't know! HA. Check out the double oven!!! WoooHOOO!! I may start cooking again! The front of the house needs lots of work. Monday we start construction for a new driveway and stairs up to the front entry. We are replacing some wood with vinyl and fixing the roof. New carpet also goes in on Monday. We will have to move most everything in the basement until the carpet goes in. Today we start all the cleaning, scrapping, dusting, etc while the heating and air people put in our new heating unit. Hopefully that will get the walls warmed up to start painting tomorrow and Sunday before the carpet goes in on Monday. So LOTS to do. I need to drink up this coffee and get going.
Thanks for all the well wishes through this adventure!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Orange Birthday

Hi guys! How is your Sunday? it is sooooo bright and beautiful here! OH my I loved being outside today it was such a great relief to finally feel the warm sun again. I have been doing my workouts inside through the winter, I felt like a new person and burst of energy that hasnt been around in months! We visited the new house today also, so closing is finally set for this Wednesday. This will be the 3rd time it had been rescheduled so we are keeping our fingers AND toes crossed.
This also means my paper crafting will come to a halt for a little while. It has slowed down dramatically because the scraproom has been filled with boxes and all the extras and I just cannot create with a mess around me. It makes me nervous and I cannot concentrate on anything else. Maybe i have adult ADD or COD or something. anyway. There is so much to do in the new house. We are buying it as a foreclosure so needless to say it was left in a mangled up mess. We have lots of holes to repair EVERY inch of the place has to be painted and some wallpaper to be taken down (yuck). I dont want to use any vacation time at work (gotta safe it for this summer) so I will be working full time and any extra time will be spent cleaning and painting and unpacking etc. I'm sure I can only to that for so long before i have to get my craft on though! HA. Anywho,........ for this card, the stamped image is Fiskars! I got it free when they sent me the free punch a couple of posts ago. The paper is a super old pack from BasicGrey. the cream cardstock is CTMH and the card base is PTI Smokey Grey and the sentiment stamp is also PTI Birthday Basics I believe. The orange ink is Goldrush.
Grace had her first dance competition yesterday. They did so good but it totally wore Grace and myself out! I think we where in bed asleep by 8:30 maybe 9:00. Thanks for your visit today. Hopefully I wont be gone too long.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

ABC Toys and Crafts Giveaway Time

Check out ABC Toys and Crafts link HERE for some awesome giveaways!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

And then there was you

HI! Happy Tuesday. Hope all is well with you. Here is a card I made for Valentines Day. I forgot to share before. All of the products used (except for the card base which is PTI Spring Rain) are from Fiskar's Heidi Grace collection. The circles and stripes are flocked patterned paper. The chipboard stickers are from the same collection as well. That beautiful heart punch is from Fiskars that I got randomly for free just for being a Fisk-A-Teer! That company is one of the MOST generous companies ever!
Thanks Fiskars. And thank you for the visit today!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blue and Yellow Cupcake Card

Whoop Whoop!! its finally Friday! but shoot, i have such a busy weekend. Dancing season is here. I am super busy with my girl and getting her ready for the first competition this year. Tonight she danced at the half time show at the high school (her team, not just her) and alllllll day tomorrow we have dress rehearsal. So not sure if i will be able to fit in any crafty time. we will see. Okay, i know you guys have to be tired of this super cute little cupcake. I use it quite a bit. but i just LOVE it! Also used some American Crafts Metallic embossing powder. PTI polka dot basics (swoon) CTMH happy birthday and pti ribbon, ink and buttons. Thanks so much for your visit. see you soon, have an awesome weekend!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Poofy Flower Birthday card

Que Pasa People!
How is your Tuesday? Things are rockin' right along here in the Smith house hold. We are getting soooooo close to closing on the houses! Goodness, so much involved in purchasing a home. Anywhooooooo. Here is a fun little card I made. Using those sweet poofy flowers Dawn McVey showed on her blog one day. I love making these little guys. Alrighty gonna run and color with some Copics for a minute or three. Have a great night!
Cardstock: PTI Ocean Tides, White
Patterned Paper: PTI Polka Dot Parade
Button: My Minds Eye
Stamps: Close to my Heart (sentiment Happy Birthday) PTI Polka Dot Basics
Ink: PTI Ocean Tides
Embossing Powder: CTMH White
Tools: Cricut Cart Hannah Montana for the flower

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cupcake Birthday

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!!!
Hope you woke up to a fabulous day. Are you going to watch the super bowl? I believe I am cheering for the Saints. I love watching the Colts. but the have already played in the Super Bowl and I LOVE New Orleans so yes, I will cheer for the Saints. Anywhooo. Todays card was total inspired by Nichole Heady you have to click here to see her card then scroll down a little. I am totally in love with her clean style. Just makes me happy. Sometimes I LOVE to junk it up but sometimes I love super clean simple lines. Thats just how I roll, something different all the time!
Allrighty, I have chores to do before I get get my craft on today so gotta run. THANK YOU for spending a wee bit of time with me today!
Cardstock: PTI Sweet Blush, Georgia Pacific (white) Stampin up (red) and the textured pink was in my stash have no idea who the maker is. CTMH Dessert Sand
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics, CTMH Happy Birthday
Cricut Cart: Home Decor
Tools: Scor Pal and Fiskars Pinking Shears
Ink: CTMH Black, PTI Sweet Blush

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Happy Birthday To You

Hola! How is your Wednesday? Hope life is treating you well. I certainly cannot complain. We had chocolate chip pancakes for dinner tonight! YUMMY! Yes ma'am life is good.
So here is a little card I made. The bottom pink paper is embossed with white embossing powder on Raspberry fizz cardstock (PTI) that I had left over from a project last year. And PTI Damask stamp set. also used PTI Raspberry Fizz Mix and Black Patterned Paper. The large Damask is from the same stamp set as well as the sentiment. Threw on some bling for fun. Oh, and the base of the card is Soft Stone also PTI. Well folks, I need to get busy. Thanks for the visit!