Saturday, October 31, 2009

She's getting so big!  Lily now weighs over 5lbs 4ozs and will come home as soon as she can take all her meals by breast and bottle.  WOW, that should be soon.  Her cheeks are getting so fat!  We have no idea where they come from but they sure are cute.  She looks like she has the mumps and her nasal cannula has to be taped in place or it rides up into her eyes.  Chubby cheeker Lily!
Today, she got to visit with her brother as Jack can only visit one day a month because it is flu season.  Since today is Halloween, Chandra and Nate took Jack down to Denver to visit his sister, show her his costume and see Lily wearing her flower headband with green onsie (she was a Lily flower... get it?)  Since I had to work, I will have to enjoy all of it in pictures :-(

Sunday, October 25, 2009

What to do with leftovers!

PTI stamps come in the nicest little acetate boxes. I am just unable to throw them away and decided that they would make a lovely container for a gift of homemade cards (can you say recycle?) .  What do you think?

I also made a matching notepad holder since we can never have too many of these and it is just so darned cute.  I am making these for all my lab pals and hope they enjoy a new, darling and totally cute way to keep their "brains" in their pockets.

Stamp set Take Note by Papertreyink
pattern paper unknown
ink and ribbon by Papertrey ink
PTI goodies arrived and I am loving them.  

Of course, cards were made and fun was had....
I do have to thank several of the design team at Papertreyink for their inspiration.  I totally CASED a card by Lisa Johnson and Melissa Philips.  Their whole team is such an inspiration to me.  If you can't quite see what I purchased in stamps they are the Text Style II, the Giga Guidelines and Take Note.  I plan on using all of them quite a bit and will post them here for your viewing pleasure.
   I do plan on listing the "ingredients" in my cards eventually. The current problem is that I have so much that I do not remember where it was purchased nor what company it is from. This is especially a problem with my patterned paper!

Next, a few Christmas Cards. 

Thanks for looking!
All cardstock by Papertreyink
All patterned paper by Papertreyink
Pointsetta stamp unknown
Tree by Stampin Up
Peace by Stampabilities
Ink and ribbon by Papertreyink except white ribbon by Michaels.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Time to organize!

I am a horrible procrastinator.  For some reason, I just perform better under pressure so I tend to put things off as long as I can... often unconciously.  I have finally gotten around to re-doing my craft space.  WOW, is that inspiring.  Going through your long lost stash, finding bling and embellies that you have forgotten not only when you bought it but even where you bought it.  Looking at stickers that were "must haves" and now you go "huh?" So, being all newly inspired, I am quite a ways into the new space.  It has some more to go but that is OK.  It is wonderful to sit down, know where and what I have and the space to do it.  Why did it take me so long?.... because I am a procrastinator.

Here is a look at what my space had morphed into.  Thank goodness I ran out of tables!

There is one more table!

Here was my workstation:

And now?  Ta Da!

And I still have more to complete... shelves on the opposite wall and more of the modular units to purchase and assemble. (One at a time from Michael's at 40% off) Wo0t