Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fruit Cards

In May I bought all of the newly released Fruit Fusion stamp sets from, as well as the coordinating dies and patterned paper. There was a total of six different fruits, so I decided to make four sets of six cards (one card using each fruit) to give away as gifts. It took me about four VERY late nights over a period of about three weeks to finish the 24 cards, but it was worth it because I think they turned out so cute! And I had fun making them of course. Hope you like them too!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Sympathy Card and Birthday Card

These are never fun cards to make, but I was asked to make one for someone who was going to a funeral. The card base is 5.25"x5.25". The scalloped flower square was cut at 5" from the Cindy Loo cartridge. I just cut a piece of cardstock to blackout the back of the scalloped square because the shadow would have been too big to fit on the card base. The label that has "With Sympathy" stamped on it is a Spellbinders die. The stamp is from Scrappy Moms "Everyday Greetings". I put adhesive pearls in the center of the flowers.
 This card I made for a special little boy who is turning one! My little nephew William is such a big boy and I was so excited to get to make him this card. I stole this card idea from Momo ( She is so talented!

The card base is kraft cardstock 5.5"x4.25" folded portrait style. The green shape was cut from George and Basic Shapes at 4". The robot is from B is for Boy and was cut at 3". The star was also cut from George and Basic Shapes and is 2". The one is just a sticker I found in my incredibly unused stash of alphabet and number stickers. The stamp is from Scrappy Moms "For the Boys".

Thanks for looking! It's time for me to go to bed...2 a.m. is way past my bed time.

Friday, February 11, 2011

More crafty things!

So I have been somewhat busy crafting away lately. I made a birthday card for my step-dad which I did a separate post about already. I also made a baby shower card for my SIL and some birthday gifts for two of my nieces who both have a birthday in January (as well as their newly born sister!). I made a Valentine's Day card for David from "the girls" and I made a Valentine's Day card for David from me. Hope you like them...the layout of the card I made for David with the apron was "lifted" from Momo ( It's one I saw her selling in her Etsy adorable!

SIL Baby Shower Card

Hannah's canvas

Samantha's canvas

From the girls to David

From me to David

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Scrappy Moms Stamps Terrific Tuesday Challenge #1

My first entry in a challenge! I'm so excited. I made this card for my step-dad's birthday. The card base is 4.25"x4.25" and the mat is 4"x4". I used the Smiley Cards cartridge on my Gypsy. All the cuts are at 3.5 inches. The patterned paper is from an old DCWV stack. I used stickles for the candles and of course used a Scrappy Moms Stamps sentiment from Sweet Somethings. If I had to do it again I would have ran the brown icing through the cuttlebug and possibly added some brads, but I was in a hurry since his party is tomorrow. I'm already up WAY past my bed's a "school" night :o) Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thank you, invitation, birthday, Christmas cards

I have made lots of cards since my last post. Hope you enjoy!

Thank You card using Hoot n' Holler Cricut cartridge

Another Thank You card using Hoot n' Holler Cricut cartridge

Madyson's birthday invitation (front)

Madyson's birthday invitation (inside)

Autumn's 2nd birthday card

Christmas Card #1

Christmas Card #2

Christmas Card #3


So much time has past since my last post, it will be hard to fill in the time accurately but I'll do my best. Madyson turned 4 on Nov. 9th but we celebrated her birthday Nov. 7th. We had a balloon man come and do balloon animals and games with the kids. He sure was a hit! The kids had a lot of fun and Madyson's face was priceless when he brought her a birthday cake hat to wear. The girls and I, along with David's parents went to Missouri Nov. 10th - Nov. 13th and saw David graduate from basic training Nov. 11th at Ft. Leonard Wood. He was so handsome in his formal uniform. We were able to spend some time with him on base that Wednesday, and then some time off base that Thursday following his graduation ceremony. Then Friday, the girls and I, along with David's parents, Jon, Jess, Sammy and Hannah went to St. Louis and checked out the city. I was able to re-visit the St. Louis Arch which I have not seen since I was in 7th grade! It sure was as amazing as I remember it being. Unfortunately it was out of season for a riverboat dinner cruise on the Mississippi, but we did however enjoy a carriage ride along the river in the "Cinderella" carriage. It was hard to go home, but knowing David would be home to visit for two weeks during Christmas time lifted my spirits.

We had a little bit of a scare with Madyson on December 9th. Her stomach was very distended and hard as a rock and she was crying with pain. On our way out to my step-dad's truck to take her to the ER she vomitted all over the sidewalk multiple times and continued to vomit when we arrived at the ER. They did an x-ray of her stomach and said she had an "illius" which is when peristalsis stops in your small intestine. They wanted to admit her to a hospital that took pediatric patients so we were transported via ambulance to a hospital that could care for her. There they kept her on fluids (she was very brave getting the IV inserted at the ER) and monitored her until Saturday when we finally got to go home. Her stomach has since gone down to normal and she is on a prescription antacid and was on acidophilus. The doctors believe it was due to a viral infection but we never found out results from her fecal test. This all followed a murmur scare that was detected at her 4-year well check. They did an EKG and an Echo and the results show that it is an innocent murmur and nothing to worry about. Praise the Lord! Here is a picture of Madyson in the hospital. When she saw this picture she said, "That's when I was all hooked up."

So David arrived home for a two week break on December 18th and we have been enjoying our time very much! We had a busy weekend with Christmas. The girls got lots of toys and I got lots of card making supplies! Below are some various pictures to catch up on.

Madyson showing off her balloon animal at her birthday party.

David and I in his barracks

Our family after David's basic training graduation ceremony

The St. Louis Arch - Gateway to the West (outside and in)

Christmas 2010
Mommy and Daddy got Madyson a bike and Papa and Grandma Schmid got her a bean bag chair with her name on it. "That one's mine because it has an M on it."

Peyton showing off her Snap n' Style doll from Papa and Grandma Spacht and then she also got a personalized bean bag chair from Papa and Grandma Schmid.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Counting down the days...

It seems like forever ago David left for basic training. But this past Wednesday marked three weeks until we see each other again! We are leaving extremely early on November 10th to go see him. Family day is Wednesday when he will have 4 hours of on base privilages, and Thursday is his graduation ceremony followed by 8 hours of off base privilages. Friday he will leave for 22 weeks of AIT. Thankfully he gets 2 weeks off for Christmas and will be coming home during that time! The girls really miss their dad. I am reminded of that on a daily basis when they get in trouble and they cry out "I want my daddy." Peyton has been saying both of her Papas are "not being nice to me." Madyson has begun to get an attitude I've never seen on her before. Talking back, disobeying...this wasn't supposed to happen for another 10 years or so. I hope that it's all due to the fact that they realize something is wrong; Daddy has been gone for a really long time. I pray every day that God will give me the strength to get through this time. I'm extremely blessed to have family to lean on; I look forward to Tuesday night dinner with Greg and LaVonna and the guaranteed time at my parents' house on the weekend.

I bought a Flip Video SlideHD camera today online...personally designed it and everything! I can't wait to use it to film David's graduation. I have wanted one for a while. I'm hoping I can also use it to film my card making too. Not that my cards are good enough to warrant a video, but it will be a fun way to practice with it. I might even have it by Madyson's birthday so I can show David when I see him for his graduation.

Well I will hopefully have some time to post a couple more cards I've made; thank you cards for my birthday gifts. A little late getting them out, but better late than never right?