Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Back in 2005 my little Gavin refused to be a chicken. I found this costume and fell in love with it. I thought it was just a big ball of fluffy happiness. The money was wasted he wouldn't keep it on. As you can see from above how he felt about the costume. So now it is time for Peyton to wear it. I finally have a child who will wear my adorable little chicken. I'll post a picture of him in it later. Hopefully he doesn't change his mind about it!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thank you, Thank you.

Sometimes I reach a point when I am stamping that I've just had enough. I can't stand the thought of having more ink on my fingers, of pulling out all my markers or hunting through my hundreds of stamp sets to find that perfect image. I hear the gasping as you read this. How in the world could I get sick of it? I am not sure the answer to that but sometimes I do. So to calm my nerves and to make myself feel a little better I created this. A card with no stamps. I love the way in turned out and I think I may even send it to myself. I'll write something like "thank you Ms. Kelly Kuehn for remembering that card making is suppose to be fun and there are no rules. You are just so darn creative sometimes and you deserve a big pink sprinkles cupcake. Love, Kelly" What do you think? I know I wish there was away to get sprinkles cupcakes every day too.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Nice package.

Get your head out of the toilet that's not what I'm saying. I love these sayings from My Favorite Things. They make me giggle. The packages are from A CTMH stamp set. Simple but charming wouldn't you say?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Just for smiles.

Yet another stamp from CTMH life's a jungle stamp set. These little animals just steal my heart. I have been so busy this week and I am starting to panic. With some help from my cousin I am heading up to do a craft fair this weekend. I keep looking at my boxes of stuff and thinking, is it to much, is it to little. I feel a little bit of panic setting in as I count down the days...only four. I think I have to get off this computer and back to crafting. AAAAAAHHHHHH!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

God Speaks, do you listen?

I love when God speaks to us. It's not always easy to find but it's there. From rainbows and yellow tulips (that's for you Keri!) to strange hummingbirds God speaks to us all the time, we just need to take the time to listen. I forget this on so many days. I forget that God is there and that he loves me and he will only hand me what I can handle. There is a lot that makes me bring this very heartfelt topic up tonight. (A little off the path of my usual pink scrappy-ness) Besides my encounter with a very rude customer tonight, my effort to get back in school, praying for my little brother and the over all state of the world one of my friends is facing some scary stuff tomorrow. She is battling breast cancer. I hear you all sighing. I know that feeling to. I think about her everyday and wonder how she is dealing with it. How does she get up every morning and function. I mean she has four young children (one who is also battling cancer...I know!) Yet she has the most beautiful soul I have ever seen. If you want to hear an angel or be inspired and feel surround by love this women is it. Kind, brave, amazing these words can't describe her. I often think to myself "who am I to complain!" Yet, the last two weeks for me have been a mix of blah and more blah. I came home from work tonight and just wanted to sleep the rest of the week away and wake up when things were a little warmer (literally!). I forced myself down here to finish up some things and came upon her update on carepages. She is going in for a pet scan tomorrow to find out how big or very very very little the cancer may be and as she puts it "interestingly" one of her child's memory verses for tomorrow is "Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me. " Psalm 50:15. So God spoke. Isn't it just amazing.

Well, I couldn't just leave you with that could I?! So I made a card for her too! See there is nothing like some pink-scrappy-happy to cheer a person up.

No Lion around!

I am a bad blogger. I have left you all hanging, I know. Well no one returned my money or my other personal items. I really loved all the wonderful comments, emails and phone calls to cheer me up, thanks so much. So the best way to get out of a yuck is to start crafting again. So here is an adorable little card I made using close to my heart's life's a jungle stamp set. I totally "stole" the mane idea from another crafter. I hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Love this blog

Hey I just found this blog and love the ideas she has on it. GO check it out!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What would you do?

So today a very distracted Kelly left the grocery store without a very important envelope in hand. It's one of those great little envelopes that banks put your money in. Not only is my $100 gone I still hadn't taken out my driver's license or my debt card (both needed for identification reasons). I didn't realized they were gone until later this evening. So I called up the only store I had been all day to see if by chance a kind person didn't actually steel my money...or at least turned in my "personal" items. This is how my conversation went.
"Hello (name of store)"
me-"Hello, I was wondering if anyone turned in a lost TCF bank envelope. I left it at the counter earlier today. It had a driver license, credit card and some cash in it"
"Cash (short pause) no"
That was it. She hung up on me after that. Not only am I extremely upset that I lost a lot of money, had to cancel my credit card and am facing an hours wait at the Secretary of state I was treated unkindly and with no respect by a place I spend my money at! So after dealing with an unhappy husband and shedding a few tears I got to wondering "what would I do." If I found that kind of money, actually any amount of money with all the information to return it to it's owner what would I do? Of course I would return it. Ironically my SIL left her wallet at the post office this past weekend. Once she realized it was gone she said to me "what would you do?" I told her I'd mail it back to her... I'm at the post office! Anyway, what I really wanted to say, at least what I was starting to say is at what point did our attitude shift from "oh someone will mail it back to me" to "great so glad I paid for someones groceries?" At what point did I lose all hope in human compassion and understanding? At what point did I just assume that no one would be like me? Before I even called the store I just assumed that someone just took it and was walking around thinking "it's my lucky day" It makes me sad that I feel this way and for my own belief in human kindness I hope I get a pleasant surprise and a renewal of common good. I hope someone proves me wrong and makes me feel embarrassed and even more sad for my assumptions. Sorry for this rather depressing post...I think I need some stamp shopping. Unfortunately I have no debit card, no cash and no ID to even go to the bank to get any.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

A celebration for me!

I made this card in celebration of me getting sprinkles cupcakes again! I know many of you are now insanely jealous that I have devoured these scrumptious cupcakes not only once but twice now. The tiny thought of them makes me smile from ear to ear. Not only that but I am planning on ordering one of their t-shirts. As soon as I get my little hands on it I will put it on take a pic and the rest of you and sulk in your jealously. I wonder if enough of us beg if they'd be willing to open up a shop right her in Michigan! Grosse Pointe would be a great location considering it's minutes from my home. Seriously now doesn't that look JUST like me up on that cupcake. Well it's at least the way I feel!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cards in a box!

Cards in a box! Don't you just love it. I made this out of the small pizza boxes I bought from just4funcrafts. This is a great website to get some of your basics for a great price and their shipping rocks! Inside is 40 gift tags for your Christmas presents. I haven't picked a lucky person to receive this yet but I thought it would make a great teacher gift or something. I used the close to my heart creative basics eversong paper, the no peeking stamp set, the red sparkles and the chipboard is from maya road.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I spy.....Uncle Bryon!

Mikayla is learning all about neighborhoods at school right now. For one of their homework assignments she had to make a building in her neighborhood. She was assigned the police station. Well lucky for her Uncle Bryon just happens to look super handsome in his uniform and sent her a picture to use in her project (thanks Bryon!) Now all you scrappers out there know how excited I was to do this. I busted out the paper and fun flock. The white gel pens and liquid glass. Now the only thing I (I mean we...this is Mikayla's project right?!) need to add is an American flag and a handicapped parking space. Just perfect...