Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Belated Birthday Anita

Yesterday, I traveled to Manteca to spend the day with friends I rarely see.
I had a brief but enjoyable visit with Jeanne & Jim ...
It was Jeanne's birthday too last week...
March 15 is our little celebration!

I then picked up Anita & we headed over to Prestige Senior Living Center,
where many of our friends from church reside.
We had a yummy and relaxing lunch with Ruth & Velma...
Frank Sinatra and a few other celebrities were sighted too...
Frank was a little more friendly!
Ruth, Me, Frankie, Anita & Velma!

Before I left he asked for a kiss... he will be returning to storage until next February!

I had the chance to share a card I received from Lorraine. It was a cute card and simple to CASE:
Supplies used to make this card were:
Note Cards & Envelopes, Venetian Romance Designer Series Paper, Pistachio Pudding Cardstock, the leaf framelit from the Secret Garden Framlits, the Blossom Punch, Pansy Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Soft Suede Cardstock, Crisp Cantaloupe Button from the In Color Boutique Details, Hostess Set Banner Greetings,  Soft Suede Stampin' Pad.

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Blast Off

Here are those altered feet prints I told you about:

Mackenzie does amazing detail work!! 

Each footprint will be an original.

Together Mackenzie and Sean are exploring some new shapes and techniques!!

I hope little Sean enjoys finishing his feet today!!
Hoe your day is a blast!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

You Are My Sunshine

There is no outside play for me and my preschool friends! 
Here are the results of our play date yesterday as we talked about how it was going to rain today... They made sunshine and rain clouds!
Ellie's Art Work:

Ellie loves Frozen so there had to be a snowman!
Ellie is the oldest at age 4... soon to be 5 she just reminded me!
Lily loves colorful rainclouds!
These are two happy rainclouds! Good Job Lily!
Here is Lily's sun... she made the circle all by herself... she is 2 and a half!
Here are Kylie's rainclouds:
She really enjoyed mixing the colors!
Kylie starts loves blue!
Here is My Kylie's sun! 
Yesterday, we had a male guest for lunch...
Little Sean joined us...
he only agreed to painting his feet!
I will post his blue space ships later...
they went into Mackenzie's specialty detail shop for alterations.
Here are the girls focused and enjoying their pain time!

Kylie gave herself a manicure...

And... a pedicure... in cloudy grey!

Oh how I love the creativity of these little giggle monster's!!
Now if you want to tune in next week we are going to play with more of the See You Later Stamp Set ... we are making alligator's!


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Weekly Deals February 25th- March 3rd, 2014

Backyard Basics Framelits Dies 129380
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Basics Glimmer Brads 121003
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Gold Metallic Encore Pad 132141
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Paper Doily Sizzlits Die 125592
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Primrose Petals 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 126844
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Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon 126846
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Season By Season Kit - Digital Download 130060
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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Bible Verse Inspiration

So today on our journey through Philippians...
The Pastor had us repeat this verse over and over.
It was an idea that struck this first rough draft in thought:

The hubby and I decided we wanted to print this out and place it where we can see it daily.  
Of course we can't go without a stamp...
Which turned into two stamps that I had not used before.
So Very Grateful and the Trefoil Cross stamps.  
 Proud to say it was the hubby's choice on stamp placement...
Mine on correction...
And then...
We decided to be happy with this first draft...
A combined effort on our faith journey!
 Have a happy Sunday!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What Does The Fox Say? CASE....

Oh my goodness I just cannot stand it! 
  I was snooping around on my favorite bloggers blogs
and look what I found on Melissa Davies Blog: He is so cute!
I just had to case it...
 but as you know I am a nanny by day and I had my hands full yesterday.
While the kids napped I prepped my materials and here is what I came up with:
Materials used to complete this Fox CASE are:
Cajun Craze Cardstock,
Whisper White Cardstock,
Sahara Sand Cardstock,
Garden Green Cardstock,
Basic Black Cardstock,
Triangle Punch,
Word Bubble Framelits,
Fringe Scissors,
Just Sayin' Stamp Set,
Hardwood Background Stamp,
Sahara Sand Stampin' Pad,
1/2" Circle Punch,
Stampin' Dimensionals.

Have a great day!
I am off to play!


Friday, February 21, 2014

Baby We've Grown CASE

I was up early today thinking about all the new babies coming into my life! 
Many of my friends are enjoying the new journey of motherhood.
When I saw the Baby We've Grown Stamp Set I knew I had to have it.
Baby, We've Grown 133089
Price: $17.95
Simply adorable and a great set to make tags
and cards for all the baby showers in my future!

I CASE'd the card's from here:
I love how Michelle suggested using my Designer Series Paper... While it is thinner, it became more sturdy when I added the Cardstock layers.

Supplies used to make this card were: 2013-2014 In Color Paper Stack, Whisper White Cardstock, Coastal Cabana Cardstock, Stampin' Pad and Marker, Crisp Cantaloupe, Cardstock, Stampin' Pad and Marker, Strawberry Slush, Cardstock,  Stampin' Pad and Marker, 1. 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Stazon, Blender Pen, Whisper White Bakers Twine and Dazzling Details. 
Hope you enjoy!

February My Paper Pumpkin!!

It's HERE!
I was worried it got lost... What an adventure it must have been on. 
Cool thing is despite its bumps and bruises everything inside was well protected!

It's usually a surprise but I had a sneak peek on Beverlee's blog two days ago....
Check it out:

I have a few Pressies to wrap...
 Using one tonight for Gabriella's friend Mary!!

Hope you enjoy yours...
If you are wanting to join this exclusive Stampin' Up Club...
  • If you want to put me down as your demonstrator that would be great! 
  • It goes towards your Polka Dot Post Card Rewards!!!
  • It's a treat each month!
  • New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at between January 11 and March 31, 2014, will receive a FREE set of In Color Stampin' Write Markers -a $14.95  value-with their Welcome Kit.

Enjoy your day!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Coffee & Friends

Lately there has been a lingering ache in my heart...
Many friends and busy lives can keep us so torn.
I wish I had time to be with every single person I am blessed to call my friends.
But... Life gets in the way, not on purpose, it just does.
Faith, family, friends and our financial needs take priority.

So today, my CASE is dedicated to friends!
Here is my idea... Grab a cup of coffee, take the time to call, write, or even text...
A friend you have not seen lately. 
Send random cards.
Play with your scraps.
Enjoy the love of Stampin' Up with your friends...
Plan a party, gathering, or play date!
However you decide to celebrate your friends...
Know that I do think of you all often and I hope to see you soon!

Supplies used to make this CASE:
Stazon, Crumb Cake Cardstock,Whisper White Cardstock, Perfect Blend Stamp set, Linen Thread, Regal's Candy Dots, Regal's Paper Stack, Chocolate Chip Stampin' Pad.

You are perfect friends for me,

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Thinking of You!

This morning I sent off my Swap partner package to my LEOWIVES Sister Christina!
 She is down south and is in some frigid weather!!
While she never complains about the weather...
 I watch the news and think about how lucky I am that I am not there.
I really enjoyed my 67degrees yesterday!
Hope the weather is being kind to you!
I CASE'd this card from a pin on Pinterest! 
Note that the original pinner did not include the exact link.

Supplies used to make this cars were:
Whisper White Cardstock,
Marina Mist Stampin' Pad,
Peaceful Petals Stamp Set (Thinking of You),
Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set,
Hardwood Background Stamp,
Stampin' Dimensionals.
Have an amazing Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Card Request!!

Draven turned 11 on Monday the 17th, his parents held a party for him this past weekend and NOBODY showed up.  How devastating!  I am sending out a card today! His parents are super sweet and he has some special needs, but nothing is worse than having a party that no one attends!
Draven Hendershot
C/O Anita Wray
166 E. Virginia Avenue
Sebring, OH. 44672

ps... thank you!

Kylie is coloring a picture for Draven!

Weekly Updates 2/18/14-2/24/14 & Updated Clearance Rack

Good Tuesday Morning!
I had a full weekend filled with family and friend time!
Saturday was Kylie's 2nd birthday party, which was followed by the Tracy Lions Cioppino Feed.
Good Times!
Sunday, was a great day to try a new church in Livermore:
The Poole family invited us to join them for Sunday service and it was delightful!
We gathered at Costco afterward for a slice a pizza and a scoop of gelato!
We had to hit World of Shoes in Dublin,
the 11 year old and 14 year old are very rough on shoes!
Then dessert with the Kaya Family!
Abbey is still using the stamps I gave her for admission into her home...
and Gabriella looked like she had done some serious clubbing!
Monday, my daycare families
the Sakamoto's and the Navarro's
joined us at the Oakland Zoo!
What an adventure!
Lunchtime was enjoyed at the Fat Lady Bar, in Oakland.
Yummy, You must try the Fried Zucchini and use the restroom... spooky!
After a short drive to Pier 39...
we boarded the Ducks.
Captain Mike let Gabriella drive the duck when we were on the water!
Super cool!
Tarantino's was the end of our night!
Yes,  I had another bowl of Cioppino... Lazy Man's this time!
We all cam home, happy and relaxed!
Tuesday, We awoke to
Over 10 pages of reduced priced goodies for you to enjoy!
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Check out the new weekly deals too!
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A Royal Day Ensemble - Digital Download 130079
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Gold & Silver Stampin' Glitter 132205
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In Color Dahlias 127556
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Label Insert Pop' N Cuts Die 130160
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Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Die 116824
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Silver Metallic Encore Pad 132142
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I hope you had an amazing weekend filled with family and friends too!