Sunday, August 29, 2010

Murphy's Law and some Accessories!

Hi there! Happy Sunday to you!
Ya know when you buy something and you think.... maybe I should wait... just a little longer? Then you think well... fine lets just do it. We did that a couple of weeks ago. We decided to bite the bullet and buy the granite counter tops we have always wanted. Things are looking great, all moving along smoothly. I made the first 1/2 payment 3 days ago, things are still fine... My sister is a manager for GAP and twice a year they have friends and family weekends where we get 30% off. I LOVE shopping on these weekends cause I can go to GAP, Banana Republic and OLD NAVY. So I spent a chunk of change at this fantastic event. Then BAM! Murphy said.. not so fast my friend you are having way too much fun. I get home to hubby telling me the lawn mower has bit the dust after he made a couple of trips to ACE Hardware then Lowes to see if he could fix it himself. If only he had called me when I was out shopping I would have stopped at like $100.00 or so sooner. THEN we get home from church and I am making dinner and the dang over the stove microwave decides it is leaving with the lawn mower. Really?.... two fairly high priced items in one day? I still have the other half of the counter tops to pay! HA what can you do?? I should have known right? Things were going just a wee bit too smooth. Seriously though, I CANNOT complain. Things could certainly be much worse. All of that being said. I did not get any crafty time in this weekend. NONE. I hope to get a little bit this coming week because we plan on starting the dreaded living room painting next weekend.
I have recently gotten to make these silk flowers I found here and OH! they are so fun to make! Grace and I just ran with it and made headbands, hair barrettes and broaches!! FUN, FUN!!
Well, thanks for listening to my rant. Hope you have a fantastic week and thanks for taking the time to stop by!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Cricut Pirate Cupcakes

Hidy HO!!!!
How is everyone on this awesome Thursday? The weather has been great here in middle Tennessee the last 2 days. Still a wee bit hot but NOTHING like it has been this summer! Whew! what a great break. So been messing around with my Rock Princess Cartridge. I love that thing and can hardly wait to play with it some more this weekend. We keep putting off painting the living room because the walls are so dang tall. The ceiling is 12 and 18 or 20 foot high and it is that high up the stairway too. So we are just not wanting to take on that kind of project right now. i have to admit it is nice to take a break from all the rehab. This cart has been so much fun too because Grace loves to play with it and we have been having a ball playing together!! love crafty moments with my sweet girl. ooooo.. got side tracked watching hubby come in from outside with great looking fresh tomatoes from the ginormous plants outside. not sure if i am more excited about the good looking tomatoes or the good looking babe bringing them in! anyyyyyy who. Hope your night is going well. i have absolutely no complaints. thanks for visiting!!

Monday, August 23, 2010


Well, I know we have all done one of these kinds of cards but I am trying to get my mojo back after a long hiatus so bear with me here. HA! Everything used here is PTI oh, how I love thee.
well, except for the cuttlebug embossing folder.
Hope your weekend was great. I got caught up on some sleep that I have needed terribly.. yippeee!! Well, Titans first preseason game is on and I am brain dead from work so not much to say tonight. HOpe you have a fantastic tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Seriously!! How cute is this cricut image? I got the new Rock Princess cart a couple of weeks ago and have been having soooo much fun playing with it. This card is pretty much cased from the guide book that came with the card. I used the example to figure which buttons were for what so I thought I would just go ahead and make the card like the one in the guide too. I just LOVE her and so does my daughter. I see more like these in my future for birthday cards.
My computer was out for a while because lighting struck the computer and tv this past Saturday aarrrgggg! but what is worse is the thunder shook my neighbors house and caused their home alarm to go off WHILE THEY WERE OUT OF TOWN. Come to find out they do not have the alarm set up with a monitoring company soooooo the alarm went off for 12 LOOOOOONG hours! have you ever heard how load a home alarm is? Well, it is VERY loud. From 6 o'clock at night to 6 o'clock in the morning. Thank goodness it was not on a work night. When they got home and found out about it they gave neighbors $50.00 gift cards to Cracker Barrel. WOW $50.00 dang. That was sooo nice! right?
Okay now that the computer is up I have bills to pay so I need to run. Thanks for stopping by hope your evening is great!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Cupcake Happy Birthday

Hi There!! HOpe you're day has been a great one! Life is good at the Smith household this evening. We are all busy working on different projects.
Anywho, This little diddy of a card is another one I totally cased from Nichole Heady's July PTI release. I used products I had on hand. Everything is a combination of CTMH and PTI. Sorry this is so short tonight. Grace needs help with her homework, which means I will look at it then we will go ask her dad! HA. Thanks for visiting see you again soon.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monkey Birthday

here is the birthday boy! he had such a great time. His hair is mess from playing in the pool! HA
Happy Saturday Morning to you all!!! It is BEA-U-TI-FUL !! Today is grand baby Logan's 2nd birthday. OH MY how time flies. I cannot wait to see him. He has gotten so big and talking so well. I can just eat him up! I wanted to make a special birthday card for his bid day. When I was looking through some of my older Paper Crafts magazines I ran across an article of making this monkey with circle punches. HOW STINKIN' CUTE IS THIS! I used the cricut to cut out circles used some brads for the eyes. Did some distressing round the circle pieces and voila' we have a monkey. This paper pack is from CTMH. I think it is called Star Struck. I thought it fit well with the little boy, monkey, birthday theme. The sentiment and brown paper is PTI Dark Brown.
Okay, I am off to get ready for his big day. Thanks soooo much for your visit! I am so happy to be back in the crafting/blogging world. Have an awesome day!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Paper Flowers

GOOOOOOOD Monday Evening!!!!
Man what a busy weekend. I had a great weekend the only thing that could have been better is if I were at CHA. I was just in Chicago last month visiting in-laws. I should have timed that visit better! Anyway I did manage to squeeze in a tid bit of paper crafting fun on Sunday. This paper pack is an old kit I had from My Minds Eye. I STILL love the fun colors in it. The little paper flowers are so fun and easy to make. I learned about these from a Scrapbook Memories episode on PBS (locally channel 8). I am going to tray and make 2 cards alike when I have my supplies out. #1 because I usually sell them and #2 I already have everything out so may as well right.
Today was Graces first day of middle school waaaaaaaaaaaa!!! She started riding the bus home this year too so naturally I just HAD to get her a cell phone. She was about to BURST right out of her skin when we told her. We waited until we were leaving for the Verizon store before we told her she was getting one or we never would have heard the end of "when do we get it? when do we get it? when do we get it?" OH! the little flourish is a cut from the Cricut, buttons are MME and the orange one is PTI. Stamp is PTI Birthday Basics. Thanks for visiting!!!!