Friday, May 21, 2010

Yeah it's finally Friday!!!!!!!

I would like to say the reason I haven't posted all week was because the week just flew by, but that would not be the truth. It was the longest week ever. I am so tired and have not had a chance to do any paper crafting at all this week. I am so looking forward for to this weekend. I am still on a quest to find a store that sells copic markers. I think I will try a scrapbook store that Becky and I found last month. I just hope I can remember where it is located. I will be working on the baby shower center pieces.
I also have to start working on stuff for our preschool graduation. I only have three weeks to put together a video yearbook. This is something I usually start months ago, wish me lucky, LOL. The sad thing is I am not sure I have enough pictures to fill a CD. This year has been crazy and has flown by so fast.
My 16 year old baby only has 1 full day of school left and three half days. Then he will be a junior in high school :(. In a short two months I will be a grandma. (that's a good thing) This year is already half over. Well on that high note I hope everyone has a great evening and God Bless.

Sunday, May 16, 2010


What a nice weekend it was. I started my baby shower decorations, went to Michael's twice and spent less than $20.00. Bought a father's Day gift for my Hubby. I was on a quest for Copic markers but have pretty much given up for a while. I don't want to pay shipping and handling so will keep up the search. There is a scrapbook store near by that has everything I think I will look up their phone number and call them to see if they carry them.
I can't wait to finish the center pieces. Then I will post pictures here. I went to the movies and saw "Letter to Juliet" very cute movie. You should go see it. Have a good week and God Bless.

Friday, May 14, 2010

I also wanted to share these thank you cards for my son's teachers. Even though he is in high school, I feel like they have a much harder job. As I am a preschool teacher I get to see them when they are alive and ready to learn. A high school teacher has the job of keeping that spark alive and keeping them learning. My son has had the best year in school this year. We were talking on the way to school this morning and he said he couldn't believe the year was almost over.
I used the wild card cricut cartridge. I just learned how to use this cartridge and had a lot of fun making them. We bought gift cards to put inside. They were 3.5x3.5. They turned out super cute. I used our schools colors red, white and blue, Go Patriots! God Bless you all and have a great evening.

Card Challenge!!!

Okay here is my card for the My Pink Stamper card challenge. The challenge was to make a card, scrapbook page or anything using only the colors yellow, brown and green. I had already started a card using yellow and brown, if you read below you will know why. Anyway, so all I had to do was add some green, so I did. Now I will go over to My Pink Stamper and see if I can post the picture there. Wish me luck I am not too sure of these things yet, LOL. I knew I would do it wrong!!!! :(

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

The Day is Almost Done...

Yesterday we welcomed a new baby into the family. My nephew and his girlfriend had a baby girl. I hope I get to see her soon. Right now I am having sinus issues again :(. I hear from great-grandma that she is very cute. I was hoping for a picture on my cell phone today or maybe an email, but not yet. My mom says my nephew is a very proud papa. I am happy for them. My sister is a first time grandma as well. I will get my turn for that in July.
We worked on baby shower invitations on Saturday. I will have to remind Becky to take pictures then we will post them. It's funny, she told me what colors she wanted and then came over with completely different colors. I am glad I didn't have time to finish my sample. She is having a girl and bought a layette set with yellows, tans and butterflies on it. She said she wanted those things on the invites. Here she comes over with pink and brown. There WAS a butterfly on it, I'll give her that. If she reads this I will probably be in trouble.
I am in charge of decorations. I hope I do a good enough job. She says she's not, but she is very particular about things. Which can make a person a little nervous. I mean I don't want to ruin her day because she doesn't like something I have done. I want to do center pieces and banners.
We have gone from what ever to a little garden type theme. We are having it at our church and she wants to use these cute little glass plates we used for the Women's May Tea. It was very pretty. So far we are inviting 40 people and that's not counting all the ladies in the church who have watched her grow up, get married and now the baby. She was ten when we joined, she will be 33 in July.
Well I suppose I should get some stuff done. I have a dear friend getting ready to move back to Oklahoma at the end of the month. I will miss her very much. Thank heavens for the inter net and Facebook. I wish her all the best though she truly deserves it. God Bless you all and have a great evening.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all...

We just got home from my youngest sister's house. We had a Mother's day/ birthday celebration. It is also my middle sister's birthday. So we had lots to celebrate. My sister always does a great job putting these things together and she never asks for help.
I had a very nice Mother's day. I am feeling a little under the weather again, but that's okay. I received flowers and gift cards from one daughter with a very cute card. My other daughter gave me a very pretty card that she had made (to be posted later) and a gift card. My son brought home a carnation from the theater where he was working today and a hug. We went to church this morning and then went to do grocery shopping for work. I came home and took a nap before heading over to my sister's.
Life is good and all is well with the world. Who could ask for more? Happy Mother's Day to all. God Bless you all and have a great evening.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Something to Share...

Hi Everyone!! I know I haven't been as active on our blog as my mom has. April and May has turned out to be very social months for me. However that doesn't mean I haven't been incorporating my creativity in my events. I hosted a baby shower a few weeks ago and made these cute candy boxes with "B is for baby" tag to embellish them. Everyone thought they were very cute.Then earlier this week I hosted a bridal shower and made these candy bag holders inspired by a make 'n' take we did at a Stampin' Up club we used to be in. The "happily ever after" stamp was from a set called flexible fancy phrases and the background stamp is from a clear stamp set I found at Michaels (love that store..dangerous that there's one about a block away from my house).
Lastly, I made a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law and wanted to share it. It's pretty simple but I thought it had sort of a vintage look about it that I know she will like.

Hopefully, everyone is doing well and keeping the creative bug alive. Please share some of your projects with us. We love to see everyone's ideas.
God Bless,
Becky and Ruth

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Wednesday!

Whoa, what a week so far. Monday started with me being asked to alter a monkey suit, a "Hairspray" costume and a jazzy vest. Then with my middle daughter, Katie's help we adjusted a couple of other costumes. Then my son, Alex, tried out for a spot in a local youth group performance of "The little Mermaid" AND was asked to run the spot light for another show at another theater. I had three days to alter the costumes, I am almost done. I was feeling like I was on "Project Runway".
Last week was my sons last week of golf on his high school team and he was worried that he would have anything to do after school. He will be busy for the next five weeks. But on top of all THIS, I get a call from his school nurse. He fell during PE and did something to his wrist. As I write this he and his dad are still down at our local children's hospital waiting to find out the extent of his injury and what they are going to do with his wrist. The fun just never ends around here. LOL
Becky is supposed to do a posting tonight and show off some of her handy work. I can't wait to see it. Well I have to get back to the sewing I need to finish making a couple of pink hair bows. Have a great evening, God bless.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Well the day is done. I was not able to participate in any of the challenges on "My Pink Stamper". Of all the days to not have the whole house to myself and to have Becky not in the mood. She just isn't herself right now. This pregnancy thing just doesn't seem to be her cup of tea. She doesn't seem to be enjoying it the way I remember enjoying mine. Less than three more months to go.
Well I guess I will leave off with a quote from Dr. Seuss..."Today was good, Today was fun, Tomorrow is another one." God bless you all and have a wonderful evening.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!!!!

Today is National Scrapbook Day. I wish I could be part of it today, but different things in my life come first. I might, might, get to do something we'll see. My Pink stamper is planning a special day. She will be going live here in just a few minutes my time. The entries today may come in pieces as the day progresses.