Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my blogger friends! I want to thank everyone for their comments and support of my blog. I hope to scrapbook more and create more cards in the upcoming year. My main new's resolution is to use my scrap pile of paper first before going to the cabinet and pulling out a full sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I organized my scraps this past weekend which I hope will help to make this resoultion easier to stick to. I even put the scraps by my table and left the 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock on the other half of the room, lets see if that helps (crossing fingers). My other resolution (which is going to be a lot harder) is to save for a trip to Disney in 2009. I am horrible at saving, I believe if you have it spend it! Wish me luck with this! If you have any helpful tips on how to save I would love to hear them (I"m all ears - no pun intended). What are some of your resolutions? We have no plans this evening we are suppose to get a snow storm this evening into tomorrow. I wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe New Year.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

My Gabi, I mean Dora Card

Ellie's daughter Gabi is turning one January 3, Gabi and I share a birthday (my birthday is also Jan. 3 how exciting). Gabi's mom has told me that Gabi LOVES Dora so I thought a Dora birthday card would be great. I searched the internet for a Dora coloring page that I could cut and paper piece back together. I found this princess dora and knew she was the one for the card. One a time I had I would get the piece cut out and I kept losing them, Jeff was laughing at me. I must have printed out Dora at least 10 times thats how many times I was losing her pieces. I then searched the internet to get the right colors of her outfit and things, dora's princess outfit is normally yellow (from all the pictures I saw) but I wasn't feeling the yellow so I changed her outfit to be pink and it matches the background paper better. Her pearl necklace and bracelet has bling (stickles) even though its hard to tell in the picture. Its not perfect but I think its cute. The bottom of her dress has pink ric rack!

Inside of the card reads: Happy Birthday, Gabi!

Feliz Cumpleanos!

Now I just got to get the card in the mail to my sweet little Gabi!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Handmade TinkerBell Candle

I couldn't upload this earlier because it was one of my sister's christmas gifts and is another blog fan of mind. She is a wonderful sister and I love her dearly. She is very supportive of my crafts and even though she is only 11 she loves handmade gifts. This is the TinkerBell Candle I made using clipart. She loved it! Plus the candle smells real good (to bad they haven't came out with computers that have smell - then again that could be bad especially since I have spent the last several days stuck in my craft room finishing up last minute gifts only coming out to go to the bathroom and eat not even coming out to shower - gross - so lets me glad technolgoy hasn't advised that far yet LOL)
EDIT as of 12/31: My sister has bought to my attention that she is not 11 years old instead she is 12. I apologize! This is so scarey, this July she will be a teenager. AGGGHHHH! Lets not think of that, I will still think she is 11 untill she corrects me again. LOL!

X-mas Card for a Male

Regardless of what holiday it is, male cards are always hard to make. It takes me forever to come up with an idea for their type of cards. This year thanks to another Blogger Diaries of a Stamper ( she sent me this template. This card screams male - lol! Jeff sure did get a kick out of it. Of course I couldn't upload this before christmas because Jeff is one of my biggest blog fans (he is so wonderful, he even subscribes to my blog - I love him so much) Disclaimer: in no way does this card represent my body current body figure, instead it represents my dream body.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Handmade Coasters

I made these coasters for my parents for christmas. The tiles are actual flooring tiles that we purchased at home depot. I then stamped on them with StazOn ink and colored them in with SU markers. I sprayed it with an adhesive so that they are waterproof and can actually be used as coasters. I'm pleased with the way they turned out.

Christmas Card from Buddy

Buddy hates two things 1. his picture taken and 2. wearing cute little holiday outfits. So throughout the year I have to take pictures of Buddy and pray that when Christmas comes I have that one perfect picture for his christmas cards that I can stamp a cute little outfit on. This year I used the hat and scarf from the SU stamp set Cold Play. It would be easier if he would wear the actual outfits instead I have to stamp the images, color them in, cut them out, print his picture, tape the stamped images to the image then copy it so it appears that the outfit is actually on him and not taped on. LOL! Anyhow I think Buddy looks cute in a top hat and scarf. LOL! Merry Christmas everyone!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

SBS Group 7

Thank you to my dear friend Ellie I have joined the SBS Group 7. I am so excited to join this group. I look forward to meeting new people and learning new techniques. I enjoy scrapbooking, cardmaking, rubberstamping, and photography. You can never have enough pictures. My new love is my baby bug (cricut machine). I have one son who is named Dylan and he lives in heaven, he past away at 3 months old to SIDS. We currently have no 2 legged children (hope to be blessed again one day) but we currently have a furbaby, our dog Buddy. Buddy keeps us a lot of company. Only complaint about Buddy is he isn't to fond of the camera, when the camera turns on he grunts and runs. I look forward to seeing everyone's creations and I'm delighted to be part of your group.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hmmm...what is that.....

Its snowing here in upstate NY. I called Jeff from work today to tell him I was leaving early because of the weather he said how Buddy wanted to go outside and play. I told Jeff the rules are no playing unless I am there to take pictures. I got home quickly changed and off to play we went. This year Buddy LOVES the snow. Here are my 2 favorites so far, there's lots of snow out there and still coming down which equals many more pictures.
The first picture I love the look on his face. He is looking at the snow as if he's trying to figure out just what it could be.
This picture shows he has figured it out and now he wants to play. It was so cute he kept hiding his head in the snow and then would quickly jump back up with snow all over him. I just hope he does DON'T EAT THE YELLOW SNOW!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

More Scrapbook Pages of Yankee Candle Outlet

This another scrapbook page from when we visted the Yankee Candle Oulet Christmas shoppe. I love Yankee Candle Outlet! This is a simple layout.

Handmade Stamped Candles - My new Love

On the Split Coast Stampers website they have a tutorial on how to stamp on candles. They are so quick and easy to make. They make great christmas gifts. I am addicted to making these. For the stitch candle (below) I took clipart of the internet and printed it onto the tissue paper.
The stitch candle was suppose to be a christmas gift for Jeff but I gave it to him already I couldn't wait. He loved it!
If interested in the tutorial it can be found at

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Help Celebrate Dylan's Angel Anniversary

On Dec. 6, 2007 please help us remember Dylan by posting a comment below. Dylan was born Oct.26, 2004 and passed away to SIDS Dec. 6,2004. It is hard to believe he passed away 3 years ago, it seems like only yesterday. For the longest time when Dec. 6 approached we would say today is then a long pause then in a quiet voice say the day Dylan passed away. Not that long ago I met Ellie (an online friend) who also lost her daughter to SIDS called it Angel Anniversary and I love the sound of that and it flows off the lips easier. Thank you Ellie!
Just wanted to share a funny story about Dylan with everyone. We took Dylan to the dr. for his first checkup, now remind you Jeff and I are first time parents. I took a diaper, bottle and a blaket for Dylan. That was it, we were only going to the dr. down the road. We go in to see the dr. and he wants to weigh Dylan. Easy enough, NoT! On the cold scale he goes, that was it he peaed everywhere. The poor boy was soaked. Jeff and I were like oh no! The dr says there's nothing to worry about not a big deal just change him. I have to explain to the dr. I don't have a change of clothes with him. The dr. laughs and says let this be a lesson, you ALWAYS bring a change of clothes. After that day the diaper was like a suitcase. LOL!
Please take a moment at of your busy days to hug your children/grandchildren and tell them that you love them or if they don't live with you pick up the phone and call them.

Scrapbook Pages

This is from when Jeff, my sister and I made a day trip to Massachuets 2 years ago to go to Magic Wings (a butterfly museum, if your ever in that area its a great place to visit the butterflies are so pretty) aftewards we did some shopping at the Yankee Candle Outlet. Just love their Candles. I am pleased with the way these pages turned out!

Desk Calender

This is a desk calender that I made for a christmas for christmas. I like the way it turned out I want to keep but I guess I will be a good daughter and just make myself one. I used the cricut DoodleCharms cart, thanks to Jeff it was an early Christmas gift. For the squares I used the cricut George Cart and I had the template for the calender from a site I downloaded (if you need the site please comment below with your email address and I will send it to you). I put the calender pieces in a small aryalic (3x5) frame that you can get for $1 and change in walmart. I nice and inexpensive gift idea. For the month of February the doodlecharms cart doesn't have a kite so I used the George cart cut 2 squares and tilted the one and then cut the other in a shape of a triangle and glued them together to look like a kite and added ribbon, I think it looks like a kite.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Some of our favorite ornaments

These ornaments we got while in vacation in Disney last year. Stitch is Jeff's favorite ornament and the mickey is mine. He's a stitch fan I'm the mickey fan. I just LOVE the christmas shop in downtown Disney!

This ornament Jeff and I got in the mall at one of those ornament stands. This was our first christmas in 1997. Holy Smokes that is 10 years ago! Wow!

The elmo ornament we bought in 2004 for our son Dylan it would have been his first christmas but he passed away and became an angel on Dec. 6. The angel ornament I painted a long time ago and then when I took it out of the box the other day I decided to write Dylan's name on it even though the angel is wearing pink and purple really not boy colors.
This ornament hangs in the center of our tree as remberance of our little angel Dylan.

This ornament we got my parents when we first moved in our house. It says Our First Christmas in our New House.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The tree is decorated and Lite

Today we finsihed
decorating our Christmas Tree. Its a small 7 ft tree but if it was much bigger it wouldn't have fit in our living room. We have a lot of ornaments on the tree that are very dear to our hearts. I will post pictures this coming week of those special ornaments. Our tree has no "official" theme to it there is a little bit of everything from bears to glass candy canes, to different decorative balls, to santa's to disney.
After we put up the tree we then noticed that we forgot the garland. But that's okay the tree looks find as is. We don't like tinsel it makes a BIG mess and I'm not sure how the dog would be if tinsel hit the floor I'm sure he would chew on it and get sick because Buddy feels EVERYTHING belongs in his mouth. Happy Holidays to you and your familes!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

The start of our outside decorations

Today Jeff and I spent the day outside in the cold putting up christmas decorations. This is the first time in 3 years that we have decorated for christmas, since the passing of our 3 month old son on Dec. 6, 2004. We have a blown up mickey that we got at Home Depot that is what got us into the holiday decorating mood. The box for the blow up said 1-2-3 assembly. It took it awhile to get him to be just right. I first set it up 2 different times and he was facing the wrong way. Then we had a problem with the tree, it had to have some branches cut off. Then we couldn't him to stand straight. I must say mickey is now standing tall! Tomorrow we have to run the rest of the cords for the other decorations but here is a start to our decorations. I will post the rest when they are all plugged in. Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Turkey Day

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! I had a nice quiet thanksgiving at home with my DH and dog Buddy then went to my parents for dessert. It was a very nice day. Buddy was excited to have his very own thanksgving fest. As you can see from the pictures below he was patiently waiting and watching daddy make dinner. Buddy is just like our child, thats why he is our furbaby.

2007 Christmas Cards

These a few of the christmas cards I am making this year for the holidays. I am a little upset I was bragging to all my friends that my cards were done and yesterday I went to look again so I can start mailing them and I only have 5 done, They are not complete! I have to get busy!