Friday, October 31, 2008

The cutest mini book - EVAH!!!

I've this mini book pattern for what seems like AGES, but I've recently re-discovered it. I think I got it from Two Peas in a Bucket a few years ago, but it's been a who knows. I do know that if you want your mini book to be all the same colour (pages and cover) that you can actually make it from one sheet of cardstock!

This one is made from Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette and Chocolate Chip. I stamped the snowflake (from Snow Swirled) in Chocolate Chip on Pink Pirouette and then sponged the edges, first with Pink Pirouette then with Chocolate Chip. I ticket punched the corners and matted it on a piece of Chocolate Chip, added brads and adhered it to the front of the mini book. To further embellish the front cover, I added some paper piercing using the template from the mat pack.

I tied it closed with a ribbon (white organza) and also punched a hole along the spine near the top and added a second piece of ribbon to allow the book to be hung on the tree like an ornament.

I'll be selling them, along with MANY other goodies, at the Hospital for Sick Children fund raiser that I'll be doing with Caroline on Dec. 1st.

STAMPS: Snow Swirled
CARDSTOCK: Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
INK: Chocolate Chip
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Brads, Paper Piercer

Either later today or early tomorrow, I have the coolest thing to show you!!! Won't you come back and check it out???

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thank You Gift Set

I so enjoyed making the gift set for Colin's teacher, that I decided to make another!

I used some Imaginisce DP again and paired it with Purely Pomegranate (can you tell that I get REALLY attached to my favourite in Colours?) I love using a full sheet of DP to make an entire set of cards...seems so easy and there are rarely any scraps to deal with - PERFECT!

For this one I used a recipe that I found in the "Joy of Card Making" magazine and added the sentiment at the bottom.

The DP was cut and flipped to make the design on the front of the card. Each of the pieces was sponged with Purely Pomegranate ink before being adhered to the card face.

The Oh So Lovely image was stamped in Purely Pomegranate on Whisper White and was punched out using the 1 3/8" circle punch. It was matted on a scalloped circle that was cut from Purely Pomegranate using Quickutz nested shapes and my Quickutz Revolution.

I tied white sheer ribbon around the top of the card before adhering the image using dimensionals. The sentiment was cut and sponged before adhering it to the bottom of the card. (Note to self: Get word window punch!)

I constructed the box and added a piece of Imaginisce DP to the top. I tied it up with the same sheer ribbon used on the cards.

STAMPS: Oh So Lovely, Stem Silhouettes
PAPER: Imaginisce DP
INK: Purely Pomegranate
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Dimensionals

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Merry Gift Tags/Enclosures

I was having fun making little 3 X 3 note cards earlier this month and had some DP from Imaginisce that I was looking to use, so I came up with these:

They're 3 X 3 gift enclosures/gift tags (if you use them without the envy).

I stamped the image in Purely Pomegranate (Thanks Caroline for discovering that extra pack - I LOVE that colour!) on Whisper White and punched it out with the small tag punch. The image was matted on a tag punched from Purely Pomegranate with the larger tag punch. I stapled a piece of Regal Rose ribbon to the top of the tag and adhered it to the card face using dimensionals.

The DP was cut to 2 3/4" X 2 3/4" and sponged in Purely Pomegranate before being adhered to the card face.

STAMPS: Tags So Much
DP: Imaginisce
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Purely Pomegranate
INK: Purely Pomegranate
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Staples, Dimensionals

I made custom envies too, go along with the set of 4. I'll be selling them at the Sick Kids fundraiser on Dec. 1st, along with all the other fun goodies I've been making.

I need to make some more gift tags, because they were a HUGE hit last week at the hospital when we were there for check ups and tests. I'm going to use some brighter colours this time though (from last years Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin' Christmas Kit) as I had such fun playing with those yesterday (that post will be up in a couple days!)

That's it for now! Check back later on for some more good stuff! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

I am, most assuredly, "THAT" Mom

You know..."THAT" mom. The one that can't let a holiday go by (major or minor) without doing SOMETHING.

Case in point? Halloween. The kids at school always exchange treats. I decided that just regular treats weren't enough...and also decided that not only would the kids at school get treats, but that I would make treats for the friends at cooking school and the friends at the bus stop...

So...Ninety (yes, 90) individually wrapped Hershey nuggets, 45 die cut ghosts, 45 die cut skulls, 30 bag toppers and 15 hand stamped boxes later, he has Halloween SPADES!

  • Haunting Halloween (stars on sides of boxes)
  • Hero Arts (Witchy Bird on top of boxes)
  • Tags So Much (Bag Toppers)
  • Staz-On, Basic Grey (Stampin' Up)
  • Ghostly Greetings DP (to wrap chocolates)
  • Whisper White and Tangerine Tango (Bag toppers)
  • Ribbon
Tomorrow I'll do some more going backwards, but I REALLY wanted to post these today...I'm almost caught up with the rest of the month not too much more going back.

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Colin's Birthday Party

Colin turned 10 this year. How did that happen? If you figure it out, could you let me know? Oh...and do it QUICK because Lauren is about to turn 14 and I am TOTALLY clueless where that came from - YIKES!

He wanted to have a swimming party, so that's what we did. We headed out to our community pool and enjoyed a swim for about an hour and a half. Just before the swim ended, Scott went out to get pizza to feed the masses.

The boys enjoyed pizza, drinks and chips before having birthday cake.

Ahhh...the cake...(bad mommy moment coming up). There are always lots of cake on display at the grocery stores and I was under the mistaken impression that you could actually BUY the display cakes. Turns out I was wrong - OOPS! So Scott went out in the morning to buy a cake and had to buy a pre-made cake...with roses on it - YIKES!

The plan was to take the roses off before we served the cake, but we weren't quite sure how to go about that, so we left them on. Turns out the roses were a HUGE hit and the boys were thrilled to each get one for that added sugar boost - UGH!

I carved a 10 into the cake with the knife and it was a big hit!

After cake came presents...then, as a favour to the parents of the boys, I had them play tag and run around for about 15 minutes before they were picked up...of course, I did send them home with goodies bags that were full of sugar - LOL!

Colin asked his friends how they would "rate" his party on a scale of 1 to 10 and they all said "10", so I guess everyone had a great time.

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Scott's Birthday - October 16th

October 16th was Scott's birthday.

I decided to get creative with his birthday goodies...

So, I bought Pop Shoppe Pop (12 bottles), because that's the pop he used to drink as a teenager, back when there actually WAS a Pop Shoppe in Montreal. Did you know that Pop Shoppe is a Canadian company and that they have been around since 1969?

We had a BLAST reading all the "funnies" on the sides of the bottle, like "I know you are but what am I?" and "My dad is bigger than your dad!". Things we used to say on the playground as kids - HYSTERICAL!

I made him a box of Hershey Nuggets and spelled out "I love you" with rubber stamps (now he doesn't want to eat them - LOL!)

They boys bought him his two favourite chocolate bars (Coffee Crisp and Wunderbar) and I bought him an almond croissant. I also bought him a new umbrella (he needed a new one), some bottle caps candy (another flashback) and baked him a giant chocolate chip cookie.

For dinner we had Chicken Carbonara - one of his favourite dinners.

We capped off the night with a "Sing Star" party by his choice...and a good time was had by all!

Here's a pic of all his goodies! Don't mind the mess on the rest of the table...I was busy creating!

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend

I told you that I had to keep going backwards to finally get forward...

So, we went to Scott's parents for Thanksgiving Sunday. The weather was BEAUTIFUL and the fall scenery on the way there was STUNNING!

This one is SOOC (Straight Out of Camera). The only thing I did was convert the depth (it was shot RAW) and resize for web.

ISO 400, 1/2000, f/5.0. 18-55 @ 18.0 mm

While we were there, we had a Blue Jay come visit. The Blue Jay is friendly with Scott's parents as they feed him peanuts on a daily basis, so he came pretty close. I used the zoom lens too. I did some editing on this one, so it's not SOOC.

ISO 400, 1/1600, f/5.6, 75-300 @ 130 mm

Hope you're all having a WONDERFUL weekend! I'm heading out to a friends house to do some card making, so I'll be having fun!!!

On December 1st, my friend Caroline and I will be at the Hospital for Sick Children (555 University Avenue, Toronto) where we'll have a table and we'll be selling cards, etc...if you're around you should come by and say hi!

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

You have to go back to move forward...

...and that's what I'm going to do to catch you up on my crazy month!

On October the 9th, Colin and Jonathan's school had open house. That's where we get to meet the teachers. I had already met Jonathan's teacher (they usually keep the same teacher for Junior Kindergarten and Senior Kindergarten), so I only had to go in for Colin's teacher.

Miss Hall is just delightful! She's young and full of energy and I can see why Colin likes her. Plus, she likes to chat, so she and I are going to get along GREAT! LOL!

The day after the open house, I sat down to make her a little gift set to thank her for the meeting and to let her know that I looked forward to working with her this year.

My intentions were also a little selfish as I figured if word got around the school then people would know I made these wonderful creations and I could then sell some at the school. My intentions were not ENTIRELY selfish as I donate the profits from selling the cards to the Hospital for Sick I figured it would be a win-win all the way around.

It's now the 22nd and I STILL haven't delivered the cards, but I'll be doing that today. It's never too late to send a thank you note...right???

Here's the set I made:

The small note is the thank you note that I tucked under the ribbon on the front of the box. I put it into a lined envelope that I learned how to make from Jami who posts on SCS. They are SO cute and SO easy to make!

There are 6 cards inside the box, all the same as the one in the picture. I made the box to fit the cards, by adding 1 1/2" to each side of the card, scoring and folding...if I had more time right now, I'd show you exactly how, but that's will have to wait till there are more hours in the day - LOL!

The stamp on the mini card and the box are Stampin' Up and the stamp I used for the actual cards inside the box is from Penny Black.

I sponged Marigold Morning (and all the other pieces) in Pumpkin Pie (think I had Thanksgiving on the brain? LOL!) and assembled the cards. Ribbon was tied around the card, the sentiment was ticket punched and mounted on Marigold Morning. Brads were added before it was attached to the card using dimensionals.

I'll be back later with some more updates...for now, I'm off to the school to pick up Jonathan and head downtown to shoot some video of him for upcoming Sick Kids TV specials.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Has it been that long???

YIKES! It's late it will have to wait till tomorrow when I can take some pics in natural light...I've been busy creating - WOOHOO!!!

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge Pizza Box

The weekend is my favourite part of the week. Not only because I get to sleep in (as much as you can when you have children clamouring for breakfast) but because Beate posts her weekend sketch challenge! I don't always get a chance to play (there are NEVER enough hours in the day) but when I can, it's always fun and this weekend is no exception.

I was going to try to do two challenges at once and combine Beate's WSC61 with LSC189 over at SplitCoast Stampers, but my Quickutz Scalloped Circle was calling my name and it doesn't qualify for LSC189 which is "Rock, Paper, Scissors".

On Monday, the Technique Lovers Challenge was mini boxes (like the ones I made here) and I had so much fun making them for Colin's party invitations, that I had to make another one.

I stamped the cut and scored pizza box using my snowflake stamps (one is from Holiday Tag Time and I'm not sure where the other one is from as I bought it on eBay quite a while ago) and my Versamark stamp pad and then put the box together.

The snowman image was stamped on Whisper White in Buckaroo Blue, coloured with Prismacolour Pencils and mounted on Buckaroo Blue and again on Whisper White. The smaller circle was stamped with snowflakes and mounted on a piece of scalloped Whisper White. I cut the small circle off the corners of the box and then mounted the main image on dimensionals. The ribbon was tied around the box and slid it just under the main image.

STAMPS: Holiday Tag Time, other unknown set
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Buckaroo Blue
INK: Buckaroo Blue, Versamark
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Prismacolour Pencils

Hope all my Canadian friends have an AMAZING Thanksgiving Weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Queen for a Day

Today, the challenge over at SCS is to use a monogram on a card. I only have one...and's a "Q". I know, I know...

This is how it happened. About 2 years ago, when Hero Arts came out with their alphabet line, some of the girls that I scrapbook with decided to buy parts of the alphabet and share them. Somehow, I ended up with "Q". It's an O.K. set...kinda cute...

This is the card I came up with:

I'm going to use it for DD's birthday for next month.

I stamped all the elements in black Versafine and then coloured in the "Q" using my Buckaroo Blue re-inker and my water pen. I added glitter to the crown, but you can't really see it in the pic.

I punched the right hand edge of the card with my threading water punch and mounted a small piece of white cardstock to the inside of the card.

STAMPS: Hero Arts
CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Buckaroo Blue
INK: Buckaroo Blue, Versafine Black

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sahara Sand Trees for all Seasons

Yesterday was too busy for me to be able to play. Jonathan had cooking school, we made our monthly trek to Costco and we had to stop at the drugstore to pick up test strips for Jonathan's finger pokes.

By the time we got home, it was all I could do to get dinner on the table before 6 p.m.!

Dinner is running a little late today because I just HAD to do the sketch challenge over at SCS. I knew I wanted to do a fall card when I saw this one in the gallery, but wasn't sure what I wanted to do with mine. I was inspired by Beate Johns who must have gone through a "three" phase in her early stamping career, because as I cruised HER gallery from way back when I saw LOTS of multiples of three. As a side note, if you haven't had the pleasure of seeing Beate's work, you should REALLY check out her blog and her gallery over at SCS. She is one TALENTED lady!

I knew I had some of the striped paper like the one in the card above, but it turned out that it wasn't fall themed, it was spring themed. Clearly THAT wasn't going to work, because I had my heart set on a fall themed card. So, I looked through my stash of paper and came across a "Simply Scrappin" kit that turned out to be PERFECT!

First I cut Sahara Sand to 8" X 9", scored and folded it in half to make a 4" X 9" card base. I then cut a piece of the DP to 3 3/4" X 8 3/4" and a second piece of DP to 3" X 8". The piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock was cut to 2 1/4" X 7 1/4". All pieces were sponged with Chocolate Chip Classic Ink.

Each of the three images were stamped on 2" square pieces of Whisper White. At first I just sponged the outside edge of each of the three main images, but then I saw a "spot light" in my head and punched out a 1 3/8" circle using my circle punch. The circle was placed over the three image and I sponged Chocolate Chip around the circle mask leaving the middle of the image white. Not one to leave well enough alone (LOL!) I decided to ticket punch the corners of the cardstock and further darken the outside edges with more Chocolate Chip Ink. To further my "fall" theme, I coloured the leaves on the tree (and a few on the ground) as well as the tree trunk with my Prismacolour pencils.

The images were mounted on the piece of Chocolate Chip cardstock and brads were added to accent the corners. I pierced the end of the of the cardstock, added a ribbon and mounted the entire piece on dimensionals for a finishing touch. I was inspired by THIS card to add the photo corners on the two pieces of DP.

CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand
DSP: From a Simply Scrappin' Kit
INK: Chocolate Chip
STAMPS: A Tree for all Seasons
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Brads

Hope you were inspired to create something beautiful today!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Pizza Box Birthday Invites

So, I popped over to SCS this morning after the previous incredibly L-O-N-G post in order to find out what the Technique Lovers Challenge (TLC) was for today.

Pizza Boxes? What? That's not a technique...order a pizza...get a box. No problem, right?


Turns out we were supposed to make our OWN pizza boxes out of cardstock. OH! Now, I get it.

So, I look in the gallery and start seeing all these TOTALLY adorable boxes. Then I call Scott to discuss details for Colin's birthday party on Oct. 18th.

After I hang up, I look at more boxes and get a lightbulb! A pizza box party invitation! So I call Scott back and get WAY over excited about this idea that I have to go out and buy those disgusting gummy pizza things and include those IN the pizza box!

I picked up Jonathan from the bus and we hit the dollar store (no luck) and then the mall (SCORE!) in search of the aforementioned disgusting gummy pizzas.

We came back home and then I made these:

I constructed the pizza boxes and adhered the orange DSP to the lid. I printed the "It's a party and you're invited" on the computer on Whisper White and then trimmed that to 3 1/2" square. DS helped me by sponging on Old Olive around the white square. I stamped on the Haunted House (clear acrylic stamp by Imaginisce) and coloured it in with markers and coloured pencils.

I stamped the "EEK!" spider and punched it out with the small tag punch and DS sponged on some Old Olive again. Then, it was mounted on a piece of black cardstock that I punched with the large tag punch.

I punched a hole through the tag and attached the ribbon. The tag was mounted on dimensionals.

STAMPS: Imaginisce and another SU set that I can't remember the name of
CARDSTOCK: Bazzill/Chatterbox Dark Olive, Whisper White
INK: Old Olive, Black Versafine
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Markers, Colouring pencils

And so now DS has his party invitations and I had a blast making them with him - WOOT!

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Of Generosity and Tee Grabs


is Adriano Belli. He plays Defensive Tackle for the Toronto Argonauts...and he can sing! He sang the national anthem at the Argos game we attended on Friday night. We played the BC Lions...and we lost...but that doesn't matter.

Adriano gives back to the community by hosting kids from the Hospital for Sick Children in his suite. After the game, he has been known to take the boys on tours of the Argos locker room (no girls allowed). We weren't in the suite this time, but we did get to hit the least Jonathan did!

At the end of August, Jonathan was invited to do the "tee grab" after the opening kick off the game. Unfortunately, things did not go in our favour, there was an "incident" and his five minutes of fame were not to be. So, when Caroline from the Sick Kids Foundation called last week and invited us to go again, we were thrilled.

We made sure we were at the SkyDome in PLENTY of time and got to enjoy some "on field" time before the game started. Jonathan practiced his football stance (with his brother Colin standing by):


are the Argos Cheerleaders...or more precisely their butts. I was a cheerleader once...I am SO not anymore. Guess who took THAT shot???


is Mike Vanderjagt. He's the one who initiated the "tee grab" idea. Thanks to him, Jonathan (and other kids on various home game days) was able to participate in the game.

We listened to Adriano sing the national anthem:

and after the kick off, Jonathan got to run out onto the field with the equipment manager and grab the tee. He did a GREAT job! Even Penny from the Foundation said she had never seen anyone run SO fast!

On his way back to the sideline, Jonathan even had time to give the equipment manager a "high five".

Check out this smile:

After Jonathan was done his job, we were escorted to our seats where we got to enjoy the rest of the game.

The last time we attended a game, it wasn't much to watch as the Alouettes pretty much wiped up the field with our Argos and beat us 32-14. This game against the Lions was quite a bit more interesting to watch. Besides...I'm really a closet BC Lions fan...but don't tell anyone!

After the game, we again went down to field level, where Adriano came out and signed autographs for the kids. Colin had one of his Sick Kids shirts signed and Adriano also drew and arrow up towards his face and wrote "STUD" on his shirt - which pleased Colin to no end.

Which brings me to this:

It's definitely one of my more simple cards, but because it's going to Adriano, I didn't want it to be all frilly and girly like.

I stamped the sentiment and the main image on Very Vanilla sponged with Cranberry Crisp. They main image and sentiment were then mounted on pieces of Buckaroo Blue before being adhered to the card front. The main image was mounted on dimensionals.

STAMPS: Sketch an Event, Many Thanks
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Buckaroo Blue, Cranberry Crisp
INK: Cranberry Crisp

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Update on the Chocolate Chip Cookies

Michael was thrilled and he remembered that I would have them for him today (SO sweet!) and all the other kids loved them too and wanted to eat them right away but were all told they had to wait till after lunch.

I found out from Michael's mom (her name is Suzie, BTW) that Toopi and Binoo were going to be at Sherway Gardens today (nearby mall), so Jonathan and I headed out for that as soon as I picked him up from the bus stop.

When we got to Sherway Gardens, we were walking to the food court and who should we spy but MARKUS! HOW COOL and what a NICE surprise!

We enjoyed the show and Jonathan got to hang out with Olivia and Michael which was nice. I didn't have my camera, so no pics...but as Scott pointed out, "Don't you have enough pictures of Markus?"

Ummm...yeah...I guess I do - LOL!

We're off to the Argos football game...we're playing the BC Lions, so we'll probably lose.

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YUM YUM Chocolate Chip Cookie Treats

There's a little guy at the bus stop who's name is Michael. He is the most ADORABLE thing on two legs (after my own children, of course) and ALWAYS brings sunshine to my day. I think he's about 2 1/2 or 3, but he talks like he's 5. Such a big vocabulary for such a little boy.

While I am waiting for Jonathan, he waits with his mom to pick up his sister Olivia...and we chat.

The other day, he was telling me about his weekend and I was telling him about mine and about the new cookbook I bought at Word on the Street. I told him that I would be making chocolate chip cookies this week and asked him (while trying to look at his mom at the same time) if he would like some. He was VERY enthusiastic (and mom nodded yes).

On Wednesday, I made chocolate chip cookies. You can find the recipe here at the Pioneer Woman. They are REALLY yummy...though a bit crispy for my taste. Side note: If anyone has a yummy CHEWY chocolate chip cookie recipe, PLEASE send it my way...I've been searching for YEARS!

Yesterday, I made some bag toppers to go on the bags that hold the cookies. The finished packaging looks like this:

I'm going to deliver the cookies to Jonathan's friends today when I pick him up at the bus stop. Of course, I couldn't just make a package for Michael, because I didn't want the other kids to feel left out. So, there's a package for Michael, Olivia, Marco, Jonathan (of course), Michael and Olivia's mom (don't know her name) and Zarita (the boys' godmother).

I stamped the "YUM YUM" in Chocolate Chip (how appropriate - LOL!) on Very Vanilla and punched it out with the small tag punch. I then punched out a piece of Chocolate Chip with the large tag punch and mounted the Very Vanilla tag to it.

The bag topper is a 4 1/4" piece of Buckaroo Blue folded in half to which I added a 4 " X 1 7/8" piece of Winter DSP from the Four Seasons Paper Pack.

I punched a whole through the matted tag set and threaded a piece of "faux" Chocolate Chip ribbon (I say "faux" because the ribbon is from a different source than Stampin' Up, but it matches almost perfectly) through it and then tied it around the folded bag topper.

The chocolate chip cookies were added to the bag and the topper was stapled with two blue staples...and voilĂ ! Treats!

STAMPS: I'll have to check...I don't remember - LOL!
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Buckaroo Blue
DSP: Winter from the Four Seasons Pack
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Staples, Bags

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

*SIGH* That's better!

So this morning, Scott asks me, "Are you going out today honey?" He added "honey" on there, so I KNOW he wants me to do something for him. I tell him, "Yes, I have to go out...I'm going out to the big WalMart (we just got a Super WalMart nearby) to get some cheese. Do you need me to do something for you?"

"Yes, so and so is going on maternity leave and we collected money for a gift card. Can you go to Babies R Us and pick one up?"

"There's $55 here. Should I get a $50 gift card and charge you $5 for making a card?" (only half joking)

"No, we already have a card." (me: insulted!) I go to run my errands with little man in tow. We hit the library, Babies R Us and the Big WalMart.

Then I had to come home and do SOMETHING. I just couldn't deal with this whole "store bought card" thing. So I came up with this:

I made a gift card holder as well as 6 thank you cards and matching envies that mom can use once the baby is born.

I used the "Sketch an Event" stamp set for the rattle image. It was stamped on Very Vanilla in Buckaroo Blue (I know it looks darker than that in the pic). I then sponged around the Very Vanilla Circles in Buckaroo Blue and mounted them on a circle of Buckaroo Blue.

The gift card holder is a piece of 4 1/4" X 7" of Buckaroo Blue folded to hold the gift card. I used pieces of the Four Seasons DSP to accent the gift card holder.

The envies were custom made to fit the 3" X 3" cards.

STAMPS: Sketch an Event
CARDSTOCK: Very Vanilla and Buckaroo Blue
DSP: Four Seasons
INK: Buckaroo Blue
ACCESSORIES: Cream Coloured Twill

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Battling a NASTY cold - UGH! started on Sunday with a bit of a tickle in my throat. I gargled with salt water. Problem solved, right? NOT!

On Monday it started...congestion - ICK! By Tuesday, I was having to take drugs for it (Tylenol cold day AND night) and had entered what I call the "shoot me now" stage of the cold. Not good.

Yesterday was a fairly good day...the congestion had left my head and I could actually function. But then yesterday afternoon, the whole thing went "upper respiratory".

So now, I'm coughing and hacking my way through the's nuts! Not like I have time to be sick for heaven's sake!

On another note, Jonathan was asked to go to the "tee grab" at the Argo's game tomorrow night. We had an opportunity near the end of August, but unfortunately there was an "incident" (read: I dropped Jonathan on his head when I tripped while carrying him) and he wasn't able to go on to the field. So, we're trying again this Friday.

On a creative note, Saturday is world card making day, so I hope to have LOTS of goodies to share with you!

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