"When our eyes see our hands doing the works of out hearts, the circle of creation is completed inside us, the doors of our soul flies open and love steps forth to heal everything in signt"

-- Michael Bridge

Monday, April 4, 2011

What I've been up to & have been admiring in www land!

Hey girls!! I’ve been M.I.A. for a little while. Sorry, things have been crazy. I will have some crafty projects to share with you hopefully by tomorrow. I’ve been super busy working on so many projects, but I haven’t been able to share any of them with you just yet :(. I sorry.

Today, I figure I’d tell you what’s been happening around here (or what I’m crushing on right now) over the past 2 weeks. Very random, k??

I finished up my work on Paper Niche’s April Kit - hopefully I’ll be sharing those goodies with you tomorrow!! I’m super happy with my creations this month & think you’ll love ‘em too ;).

I’m also working on samples for my first teaching gig over at Paper Niche. It will be a 2 pg layout & will be in May. EEK!! I’m crazy excited & nervous!! The girls in the store have been amazingly helpful to me & I’m so grateful!!! Hopefully sharing more info on that soon ;).

I got a “Fab 4" nod on Challenge #48 over on the Wee Memories Blog. Was super proud to add that awesome little badge to my blog! This is the card I made for the challenge. It has to be one of my best cards, ever. I used so many techniques (and 5, yes, 5, Lawn Fawn Stamp Sets to make it) & was really proud of it in the end! Thanks Jenny & the Wee team!!

I’ve got a few new followers from over at Momo’s Blog. Thanks Momo!! I’m so happy to have you guys!! I’ve found a few great blogs from Momo too. Horray for spreading the love!!!

One of my new followers gave me a cool award on her blog, which I think is way awesome!!! Thanks for the shout out, Terri! I love your blog too!!!

Also, I won a giveaway over on Laurel’s blog, and just got my very own Lawn Fawn Year One Catalog in the mail - THANKS LAUREL!!!

Speaking of Laurel, did you know Lawnscaping has their own Facebook page now?!?!?! Hello! Go over to FB & “LIKE” them now ;). You know I have. I BIG PUFFY {HEART} Lawnscaping Challenges. Are you going to be playing along in Challenge #7?? I totally am! I was really sad that I missed my 1st challenge with them :(. I had WAY too much on my plate these last 2 weeks. There was no way. I was really sad about it, actually! Challenge #7, here I come.

My son, Christian was Student of the Month for March!!!! I’m absolutely so proud of him. He tells me he’s been trying so hard to be good & it’s really paying off for him!! He'll be 6 on Friday, my becoming a mommy Anniversary :).

Also, have I told you that I’m madly in love with Crate Paper?!?!? I’ve just started using their products & am head over heals, I tell you!! The paper is SO lush!! Also, the chipboard stickers...SWOON!!!! You must check out their blog, like now! I can not wait to give this project a try!!!! Maybe tonight. My son would LOVE something like that. Maybe an extra Birthday add-on.

Also, one of my all time favorite companies, October Afternoon - OF COURSE - has a fabulous sketch on their blog and two of their designers tore. it. up!!! I’m especially loving what Roree did with the Sketch! I can not wait to get my hands on those 5 & Dime goodies.

I’m hoping Chari had an amazing Wedding Day!!! She has to be one of my new fave card makers!! If you are not a follower of hers yet, you should get on that! Her cards are fabulous * she’s super creative. Check out this card... and this one too! Lovely, right?!?

Also, I attended my 1st Crop!! it was at Paper Niche on Friday night. The girls were all great and I had an awesome time. It was my 1st time ever scrapping outside of my home. Stayed out until 1am (YAWN!). It was fun, fun stuff!

My mom is doing great! She's off Chemo for another week. gaining strength & (hopefully) weight. This next round is supposed to be tough. Please keep her & all of us in your prayers. I really appreciate that girls!!!!

We had a pool birthday party for Miss. Paigepooh's 10th Birthday, on Saturday. It was super fun!!

Ok, have you had enough of my rumblings yet?!? I REALLY wish I was able to share all of the crafty goodness I’ve been up to, but I can’t. Not just yet. I hope you all have a lovely day.


  1. I enjoyed reading your post and catching up with you and what you have been doing!!!

  2. Phew you have been busy! It was fun catching up on your news! Look forward to seeing all you've created and good luck for your workshop too, I'm putting one together for a first one as well, it's scary but exciting!

  3. And I thought I had been busy...whew! Thank you SO MUCH for the bloggy love! I did have a wonderful wedding day, I can't wait to share some pictures with you all. I am honored to be one of your new favorite card makers and I am sooo blushing big time here, Wow, what a compliment! :) Can't wait to see what you have been working on!