Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Halloween challenge card

I put together the following Halloween card based on a challenge at Stamping 411 - http://www.stamping411.blogspot.com/
I just fell in love with the cats :)


Monday, September 13, 2010

Brens first day of school

I honestly wish I could bottle up my youngests enthusiasm regarding school and keep it for a later date (like Trevs age since right now all I hear from him is how much he hates school. I know he doesn't mean it but thinks it's cool to say)
This morning Brendan came bouncing down the stairs singing "it's my first day of school, it's my first day of school", I thought he was going to burst with excitement.
Had a wonderful day (oh I should say hour) playing with play doh, wonder what's on the list for tomorrow.

I on other hand am very excited too. We told the kids yesterday that we are heading to Disneyland next month, we are off to see the mouse, I am super excited :) No singing from me though ;)


Quick card challenge

Well the weekend has come to an end and unfortunately I cannot say anything we had planned to do was completed but we were busy.

Yesterday we viewed a couple houses as we are now in search of our next home. It is a struggle because in the area we live there are not many new houses that come with any land and those houses that have some land (when I say land I don't mean acreage, just a backyard where the kids can kick a ball) need so much work, of course if we were willing to spend 800k+ we could find that but that's not in the cards unless we win the lottery :) Anyway these houses we looked at yesterday were beautiful inside but didn't have even enough space for a patio set so they are out, back to the drawing board.

We had planned to go apple picking as noted in my previous post but the rain changed those plans so we took a trip to Washington state to do some shopping, picked up the kids indoor shoes for school but not much more.
I did complete a challenge card tonight but honestly must get cracking to be ready for the craft fair season.
The challenge was for Crazy for Challenges and was based on the following color combo.

Here it is:

Happy Monday to all :)

Friday, September 10, 2010

Etsy apple feature

Hi all,
this weekend as long as the weather doesn't turn too bad the family is planning on doing some apple picking. I love to go out and show the kids where the apples come from and have them help pick them, this year I just have to remember to watch the signs and not pick apples from trees that aren't ready, I had a whole bag full before anybody said anything :)
So because I have apples on the brain I decided to do an Etsy feature dedicated to apples. Store links are below each picture so if you see something you like be sure to stop by the store.

I know technically it is still summer but with school and apple picking it sure feels as if Fall has indeed arrived.


Monday, September 6, 2010

Long weekend + rain = crafting!

The decision of what to do outside today and last night was made for us easily, it is pouring today (actually started last night). So with no plans, which has been a rare thing these days, I was able to get quite a bit of crafting done. I am planning on doing some craft fairs this upcoming holiday season so I have to get a plan together and get cracking.

I was working on the following challenge card last night from ccmonthlychallenge.blogspot.com using the following sketch, below is my interpretation. I actually made a set of 4 that I plan to add to my craft fair inventory.

I have also started working on cupcake toppers for both my etsy shop and the craft fairs, I would love your input as this is a new venture for me.

Ok off to do more crafting before heading to my sisters for dinner, has to be an early night though as the fall routine officially starts tomorrow with the first day of school :)