Monday, December 28, 2009

My Big 6Yr Older!

My middle little one recently turned 6 years old. He is growing way too fast! My first son, the inquisitive one...full of questions. He is quite the thinker. Every action is well thought out and planned. Wants to know the why and how about EVERYTHING! The best memory...recalls events, names and places of things of years gone by....Makes me smile deeply everyday.

Age: 6

Height: 45 and 1/2"

Weight: 45 and 1/2 lbs.

At the 50th %tile for both
(This sums him up in every way!)

Likes: Playing with his little brother, pretending to be a super hero, books, drawing, being with his friends, swimming (the lessons are paying off), rules, clear expectations, gum in all flavors especially now that he can blow bubbles...

Dislikes: losing in a game, vegetables, sleeping in a dark room,inequity in anything.

We had a party planned and it got snowed out. He was a bit disappointed but super happy for all of the snow. We are trying again with a new date. Hopefully it will be a snow free day!

I blogged this as a draft so long ago that I had forgotten all about it. We did have that snow free day for his rescheduled party at Chuck E. Cheese and he had lots of fun with his family and friends.

Crazy for Cupcakes Stampin' Set

A new customer, from a recent party in which her daughter attended, emailed me asking me if I would create a card kit for her 12 year old niece as a Christmas present. We decided on the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set. I pre-cut the papers and ribbon, made samples, took pictures of the different samples, and included a chocolate chip ink pad, some buttons, stampin spots, and step by step instructions to follow for 2 different designs. I put everything in a Stampin'Up! turquoise tin and had a complete gift ready for a twelve year old. I kept it simple as she is new to stamping and only has supplies included in the kit. Her aunt is going to add some markers and adhesive to complete the gift.

For these cards I used:
Stamp set: Crazy for Cupcakes
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Pixie Pink, Tempting Turquoise, and Kaleidoscope designer series paper.
Accessories: ribbon and buttons

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays...

Happy Holidays! These are the cards I sent out this year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandmom!

My grandmother recently turned 91 years old. She is as wise and quick witted as ever! For her birthday she wanted us women to get together and take her to the that is just what we did. After the movie we went out for a yummy bite together. It is always great to be in her presence and share these special moments with her. I stamped this special card for her. I made it with a beautiful flower because it reminds me of how much "Life," she still has in here. She is going and growing strong.

I think I saw a card like this in the recent Stampin' Success magazine (A amgazine for Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Stamping With Eight Year Olds!

I was recently the "Entertainment," for an eight year old's birthday party. The birthday girl and the party attendees ranged in age from 6, 7, and 8. They were amazing little girls. They were so patient and so much fun! I prepared 3 easy and fun cards for them to stamp. Lots of coloring is always good for little ones. They loved the cards and were eager to stamp on everything:-)

They had a great time and so did I! The biggest hit, believe it or not, was the mono adhesive. They did really well with it too! A few of the girl's asked if they could have it. We used the Pun Fun stamp set, which the mom purchased. I charged $3.00 per card, $9.00 per child for eleven children.

The girl's had fun and the parents raved over the cards and how attentive the children were. Parents spent most of their time chatting and eating while I stamped with the children. This worked out PERFECTLY!! I am a teacher so I am use to managing and keeping the attention of a group of youngsters.

I hope you enjoy the cards!

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Monday, December 7, 2009

More Baby Announcements

Here are a few more baby announcements I showed my friend before she settled on one. The baby in the picture is my very own last born son. Looking at his photo makes me hungry for more moments with a newborn. I really enjoyed the special moments of when each of my children were so young. I do miss it terribly!

These designs are modified from cards I've seen from some talented bloggers. One is from Christina Crawford and the other I believe is from Beate Johns. I've been searching her blog and cannot find her original layout it to make a link.

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