Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy 2016 & Happy Birthday to my Hunky Hubby

Goodbye 2015:


Hello 2016:

Happy New Year! 
Happy Birthday to my hubby!
We rang the New Year in with friends...
The neighbors kids played twister by my rules.. I made them talk like pirates and make animal sounds!

Our first cheers included Max and some strawberry milk!

Maximizer and I making faces!

My hosts & friends Jim & Sara Dunn!

Bob, Jim & Sara!

Paul, Ann & Bob!

We took a selfie by the fire... Aka 85" screen!

Lobster & Steak for dinner!

We gave Paul Facrtime lessons!

That salad was a piece of art!! Sara worked hard on each of our salads! 

Midnight selfie!!

My girls Sarah & I! 
We reminisced about the past...
And made resolutions for our future.

I decided to try and make a cake from Pinterest...
Here is my version:

Supplies used to make my 'Thanks 2015' & 'Hello 2016' cards:
Retired Gold Paper,
Whisper White Cardstock,
Gold Glimmer Paper,
Metallics Sequin Assortment,
Greetings Thinlets
Number of Years Stamp Set.
and Dimensionals! 



Happy New Years!
Happy Birthday to my hunky Hubby!
Love,
Cary
XXXOOO

Happy Birthday Sandy

A few weeks back was my friend Sandy's Birthday party...
the same night I saw Star Wars!!
Sandy is s wonderful friend I met through my girlfriend Michelle,
a small group of us get together all year long to celebrate birthdays and spoil each other!
The birthday girl gets to choose where and when to celebrate.

Sandy picked hanging out at our friend Annette's House for dinner and a sewing party.
Sandy shared how to make Holiday Apron Towels.  
This is Annette's sewn years before by Sandy!
 .
Here we are seeing and cutting, ironing and pinning:
The pattern was simple...

Cutting...

Michelle matched the fabric to the towels...

Sandy had many towels to choose from!

Sandy did the hard work...

I scrunched...

we laid out the buttons and ribbons...

Happy Birthday Sandy!
Annette, baked Sandy a Christmas Cookie...
it was good!

Check out my finished product
My finished apron!

Me and Michelle wearing the hats Sandy bought us!

I found he most beautiful card to CASE designed by Trinity Design Studio.

Here is my CASE of her card:
I used a leftover piece of craft paper that came in my velum paper package for the base, my Groovy Love stamp set, my Project Life Day to Day stamp set, Real Red Ink, Red Glitter Paper, Gold Velum Paper, Retired Holiday 2014 Paper, my SU stapler, the sentiment (sneak peek) from The Balloon Celebration Stamp Set, Hello You Thinlets, my Precision Plate and my heart punch. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas Eve with the Raiders


I know what you are thinking?
SEAHAWK FAN sharing an ornament from another team?
Well, Yes... we are attended the Christmas Eve game against the Chargers..
My oldest Mackenzie and I were freezing!

We live in the Bay Area,
The Raiders have provided my husband with OT for the past 15 years.
This year he had to work on Christmas Eve,
since we have missed many holidays with him,
we decided to go and sit in his view and enjoy the game!
Yes, our tickets crossed out the amount of OT he earns ...
but spending the day with him,
my in laws & doing something we have never done will be worth it!

My SIL, Hubby, & BIL

Captain Brady gave us an escort into the parking lot,
a long time friend, and the nicest guy you will ever meet.

The family all in front of the Bearcat...
you may recall me sharing the story a few years back
where my hubby drove this home from the manufacturer
and ate his way home through the Midwest!

Commander Wright took the time to pose with us too!
He is a Cancer survivor, awesome father, and amazing mentor to my hubby!

That's my hubby...

My kids and my hubby!

He even stopped to pose with me...
he looks so cold!

So it was our first Raider game EVER,
I was puked on in the first 3 minutes,
the game was off the hook,
the fans were loud
even though the
weather was FREEZING!

The Raider's won in OT:
23-20.

I may not go back again without my husband,
he missed out working while we rocked out in the stands.
Hope the Raiders stay in Oakland so we can enjoy another game!

Love,
Cary
XXXOOO


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Happy Homemaker Monday 12/28/15 (ok, its Tuesday)


The weather outside is::::
Freezing& Foggy
   
On the breakfast plate this morning::::
Chocolate Chip Waffles, Sausage and OJ

As I look outside my window:::
I pray that the plants survived last night.

Right now I am::::
cuddling and cooing over the kiddos,
Love my job!
  
As I look around the house::::
I think it's time to put Christmas away!
  
On today's to do list::::
Birthday Cards, Thank You Cards,
Get Well Cards
and
Stampin' Sister Gifts

Currently reading::::
My Study Bible.
Random flipping...
Prayers...
and
Inspiration!
  
On the TV today::::
 PBS...

On the menu this week::::
Monday - Pasta & Salad
Tuesday -  Mountain Mike's Pizza
Wednesday - Chicken Tortilla Soup
Thursday - Ham n Bean Soup
Friday - Steak n Potatoes
Saturday - Special Daddy Dinner
Sunday - Roasted Chicken
   
What I am creating at the moment::::
Occasions and SAB 2016 workshop projects!

Family Agenda:::: 
Monday - Sakamoto Sister's 
Tuesday - Sakamoto Sisters,
Wednesday - Sakamoto & Dalisay Sisters
Thursday -  Dinner with neighbors 

Friday - Happy Birthday Daddy
Saturday - Stamp Day
Sunday - Family Day

CRAFTY TIPS FROM CARY:
Use your silicone mat,
it keeps adhesive from sticking to your papermat, table or project,
(where you do not want it... leaves it where you do)
I love using mine with my glue gun.
Nothing sticks!

CARD YOU SHOULD CASE:
A Work of Art Thank You!
See mine here:


Favorite photo from the camera::::




Prayers, Inspirational Quotes or Devotionals::::
22 Cast your burden on the Lord,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 55:22

~I am ever so grateful for the Lord's never ending love~

Love Ya!
Cary
XXXOOO
A huge shout out to the blogger that inspired me to do these weekly posts:
reading what other SAHM's are up to helps me appreciate our jobs!
Prepared to stamp?
If not what can I do to get you in the mood?

Friday, December 25, 2015

Merry Christmas 2015!

Sending You and Yours
a very Merry Christmas Wish!

Here is the Christmas Story for you to read...
A starry story I never tire of reading!

Cary
XXXOOO

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

My Play date with Sarah...

Yippee! Sarah and I got together and played with a few of the NEW stamp sets from the 2016 Occasions Catty & SAB Flyer! 

Love this CASE... It highlights the colors 

My version...
Sarah's:
Love the New Ballon Punch!

Here are cards we CASE'd from Annual Catty:
Sarah's:

Mine:

SAB samples: 

Bear Hugs Stamp Set:


The Sky is the Limit:

Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set:

Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set #2

And the Easter Favor I will make for my kiddos:
I am off to find more orange items to stuff these adorable Polka Dot Bags!

Thank You Sarah and Ari for coming!
When we all share our stamps we end up buying more!
Cary
XXXOOO