Friday, April 30, 2010

The new Martha Stewart seashell/sand dollar punch and circle journal pages

I lucked out and found one of the newest Martha Stewart punches - the seashell/sand dollar punch. I used my 40% off coupon on it so I was happy. Here is my latest circle journal pages for Chris' circle journal and I like how they came out ...

Monday, April 26, 2010

We all survived the prom and lived to tell about it ...

I think all the kids had a wonderful time and we had the prom this year at the Speedway Club at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord. 175 seniors came with dates and I think we had a grand total of about 212 kids. I started off the morning by helping to decorate. It was on the 5th floor at the Speedway Club so we decorated the entrance going in and then the whole 5th floor. The theme was Diamonds are Forever and everyone did an AMAZING job decorating!!! After doing that for several hours, then I met up with Emily to get her hair done. It took Amanda an hour and 1/2 to do her hair and it came out beautiful!! I then had to head to one of her friend's houses for pictures. They had a beautiful backyard with a pool and a waterfall. Notice I don't have a single picture in front of the waterfall because we had 20 kids there to take photos of and it was impossible to fit that many in front of that waterfall. After there, we all drove to the Boys & Girls Club where they waited for the limo to arrive. It started to rain just before the limo pulled up so then I wasn't able to get a photo of all of them outside of the limo but I did take 2 inside the limo. These are some of my fave pics I took. They all went to Bravo to eat dinner while I went back home, ate a Lean Cuisine and then back I went to the Speedway Club where I was one of the 20 chaperones. We each had a 2 hour shift and I was supposed to leave at 9:30 but stayed till 10:30 as they hadn't announced the Prom Queen and King yet and Emily was one of the 4 the kids and teachers voted on. Unfortunately she did not win but Emily was happy that Sheree won. I finally collapsed around 12:30 after telling Charlie everything that happened. It was sure a fun night and I got some great pics to share.. I hope you enjoyed the slide show :).

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Scrabble necklaces

I have been wanting to try these cute Scrabble necklaces for a long time. I finally did and I think they are so cute. They are super easy to make too!!! You can buy replacement scrabble tiles here (and I think they have free shipping) or use an old Scrabble game you have laying around the house (this is what I did). I also did not use any glossy sealer on the top. I just went over my image with Modge Podge and let it dry. I tried using some Glossy Accents on mine but I think I put it on too thick as it looked really milky. I have made several for Easter, Valentines Day, and I even made one with a spider on it since Emily's school are the Concord Spiders. They make cute gifts!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Prom is ALMOST here.

2 more days !!!!! Emily went today after school and had our hairdresser "do a practice run" on her hair. This is what she came up with ...

After there, we went and both got pedicures (my first french pedicure - see photo) and Emily also got a manicure.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homemade flower soft??????

My friend Chelsea was telling me she learned how to make homemade flower soft so I wanted to try it. Take a white styrofoam ball (I got this package of 2 from Walmart for $3 I think) and a cheese grater. Grate it and put into container. I stamped my image, then added some aileene's glue to the paper where the "snow" would go and add the homemade flower soft. Let dry. I only made white but Chelsea said they were shown how to add color. Put homemade flower soft in a ziplock bag, add a little bit of re-inker ink, shake and set out to dry for a couple of days. I will have to try that next. It was a little on the messy side so I'm not sure its worth it to do it this way but I love trying new techniques, especially easy ones :). Try it and let me know how it works.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

I need some organization ...

Look what I found at BJ's - or was it Costco? Anyway, this is magnetic and sits on my desk and holds all sorts of things that otherwise I had thrown every where... I think it was $19.99. I like it so far. It helps me stay organized! :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Amuse Challenge #4 - Mother's Day card

We are to make a Mother's Day card for a mom we know. Doesn't have to be for our mother but any mother. So this is my card for the last challenge :). ALL stamps by Amuse.

Amuse challenge #3 - your favorite flower

How is it that I do not have a single favorite AMUSE flower stamp???? In fact, I don't have alot of flower stamps period!!! So this is what I did, using flowers that I do have. ALL stamps by Amuse. I also used my MS grass punch too.

Amuse Challenge #2 - Repetition

Here is my card for challenge 2. We are to stamp an image 3 times so I stamped "Here's the scoop" 3 times at the top. ALL stamps by Amuse.

Amuse is having a pj stamping party tonight

and there will be challenges every 30 minutes starting at 9 pm EST. The first challenge is to make a card using this cupcake photo. This is my card ... ALL stamps by Amuse.

I don't think I have stamped a thing since getting home from FL

Its been a busy couple of weeks. I finally got my circle journal pages done and its for Chris. Her topic is Favorite things to do in the summer and these are my pages ...
Have you seen the new Martha Stewart sand dollar border punch? I think I "need" it!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

I love my new croppin' cutie

I took it with me to FL and it sure came in handy. Chelsea had one when she came here last year to visit and I finally got me one :). Isn't it cute????? It holds your trash or scraps when you need a teeny tiny trash can. You can find the croppin cuties here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Back from FL on spring break ....

I took Emily and a friend to FL for Spring Break. They ran me "ragged" since we only had one car but we all had a good time. The weather was perfect. Not too hot yet and it stayed around 78-80 degrees most days. The girls went to the beach alot so are nice and tan now!! I planted a St. Joseph statue in the yard to help sell the house. We will see if that works!! We also got to see the space shuttle go off at 6:20 am one morning. Sydney woke up for it but Emily would not get up so Sydney saw her first space shuttle "live". This was the last time the space shuttle will ever take off in the dark so I was glad we could see it. (Look closely at the photo with the bird's nest. I "think" I see a pelican in it. I had no idea when I took it but I see it now) I got to meet up with Caryn for lunch at Harry and the Natives. I met Carol and Sherie for lunch at the thai restaurant and we had our favorite sweet and sour soup. Dawn and I met at the bagel restaurant for bagels one morning and Betsey and I met at Toojays for tilapia. While at Toojays the manager came over and gave us this HUGE piece of chocolate cake for free so if I can figure out how I can get the pic off my cell phone, I will do that later. Sherri and I went to Panera Bread for soup one night. I missed seeing Gerry, she was in the Keys for the week and I also missed seeing Jan - they were in on a cruise. I did see Leslie and we chatted for awhile and got "caught up". We were busy, busy, busy!!!
On the way back we stopped at UNCP for their open house. There were about 1,000 people there so it was very crowded. It is the PERFECT school for Emily. She just has to decide whether or not she wants to go there. The whole school is only 6,000 kids. 14:0 class ratio (PERFECT!). 2 hours from home. What more could a girl want? :) Here are some pics I took on vacation.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Ellie's birthday

I made this for Ellie's birthday. She and her sister Patty both love to knit so when I saw this free digital stamp, I knew right away it would be perfect for Ellie :). I used real cording on the card. I hope she likes it.