Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Daisy

I just took these pictures at the Detroit zoo. I just love daisies. I think they are the friendliest flower. Don't they just say hi! I look at them and they make me happy. They make me feel light and sweet. They don't have that deep passion feel of roses or old feel of carnations. Daises just seem to lay it all out there and when it's all out there it's just a simply sweet hello. So I guess this is just a little post to all of you from me that says...HELLO!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

I just love love love cupcakes.

Okay so I just love cupcakes. I know you all know that. So I made this card tonight for a very special person. Someone who without knowing it made me feel welcomed in a strange place and who is the bravest and strongest person I know. Someday I'll tell you the full story but for today know that I put a lot of me into this card so that she could feel as happy and free as the Bella on this cupcake. With all my prayers and love.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Favorites are...

Of course my cupcake page is my favorite! It's pink isn't it? It took me forever to do. I had to make sure that every little detail was JUST RIGHT on this sparkly, fun, eatable page! I have to give a big thanks to the table of girls next to us who supported me in this beautiful piece of work. One even suggested the "real" cupcake at the bottom...what a great idea! Tracing and cutting out the chipboard letters from Close to my heart was so time consuming but I think it really made the page pop like I wanted it too. I just love my title! Each letter comes with 9 or 10 in different fonts and sizes. You can even cut out the letter (like I did with the n) in order to get even more use out of them. I used Heidi grace cupcake paper, bazzils gorgeous bling cardstock and my very own blog entries for the journaling. This is a close runner up! This was the very last page I completed around 2 am! I just love how it turned out. The title is really bold , the pictures match just perfect and it just really catches my eye. The chipboard letters I bought from Archivers...I forgot the brand...chip chatter maybe? Help me out if you can. The patterned paper is 7 gypsies, I've had it for years, I just knew I would find the perfect use for it one day. That is why we have a stash isn't it? On that note. Don't you just adore when you find that perfect thing among the supplies you already have? Organzing my stuff is almost as fun as making the pages sometimes.
I love the soft feel of this page. It's all about the things Mikayla calls her little brother. The main nickname, Bunch Bunch. I don't know why. What a silly girl. I used the caprice paper and stickers from Close to my heart. Chatter box chipboard letters with making memories paint and some great ribbon from Target's dollar section ( another one of my addictions!)

Friday, July 18, 2008

So Jealous!

I am so Jealous of all those girls going to CHA. That's all you hear about for weeks before and weeks after the event. Then there are poor little people like me who just aren't invited! This past weekend we were talking about it and how we're unable to enter into the coveted event. Yeah us outsiders have no clue how to get in but would all love a pass. We don't want to wait until the companies get all their new products to the stores either. Not to mention the people you could meet there. I can just see me walking next to Stacy Julian and being like "Wuz up girl! I just love your new book!" I'd be all dressed in pink and she would make a sure sweet comment back like "I just love your shirt" or "OH, you are the pink scrappy girl from that super pink blog, I just love it!" I would also love to meet some of my stamper friends on splitcoast stampers and ask them a few questions like "how do I get in your club!" I don't really have time to be in the club. It's not really a club anyway more like a job. I have one of those. Actually I have two of those now. Anyway, it's late and my hubby is turning the big 3-0 tomorrow and I have to save up my energy for the jokes and the teasing because he is just sooooooooo old now. (He's got a couple years on me!) I promise after my adorable (old) husband's party I'll post some pictures of my pages I did last weekend. I was the craft teacher at Vacation Bible School this week and have had no time for anything. I miss all my blog hopping and challenges.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

what a sweet family!

We went to Grand Rapids last weekend to visit my parents and spent one of the days at Grand Haven. Look at this adorable picture I took of them!

(right is size order!)

What a weekend!

I just had so much fun this weekend with Jana at scrap palace. It is worth every penny. From delicious home made meals.
To Cute decor

To a ton of scrapping room

This awesome place had it covered. Not only was every little detail attended to all weekend, the place was scattered with my favorite color (pink of course) which totally gave me the scrappin' vibe to get some pages completed. I finished a total of 25 pages this weekend. I have so many to show you I just can't wait. Here are a couple more pics for you.

Thanks so much to the owners Amy and Pierna for making this an awesome weekend.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

We've all felt it. We all have it. Especially now that our country is..well bad...good...not as blessed as it has been. Are things really that bad? Well, to me they have been awful and in turn I feel like more awful news keeps coming my way. So after a long weekend of wishing my country a big yippee of a happy birthday I came downstairs to search for a little something to give me perspective. Something to feel happy about. Then I came across this article.

Please read it. Feel better. Find your way of making a difference a happier America a happier you.

ps the title is a very famous quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt during the great depression.