Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Comedy of Errors

Hey Everyone! I am finally HOME!!  I feel so bad that I have not posted much the last two weeks:( I thought that I would share some of what my crazy last two weeks has been.  The Friday before Thanksgiving I made an 8 hour drive to attend a conference in Salt Lake City which started that evening and continued most of the day on Saturday. The conference was wonderful and inspiring!!! While doing some shopping after the conference it started to snow a lot. We were supposed to leave Sunday morning but decided to delay so that we could let the mountain pass  that we had to drive thru melt a bit and give the snow plows time to go thru. That proved to be a good decision and we made it thru with only some weather issues but we ended up getting caught in another storm about three and a half hours away from home.  We made it about one more hour and then had to stop.  Good thing we knew people in that town and had a place to stay! Then began the task of finding a babysitter to take my kids for Monday until we got home.  Three hours later I had a babysitter.  The rest of Monday and on Tuesday I was busy unpacking and repacking, getting my family packed and getting the accounting caught up for my Husbands office. Then early in the morning on Wednesday we were off to Robyn's House!!!!! A long day of driving and we were finally there! We had a wonderful time at Robyn's! The kids played, had a very nice Thanksgiving, got some mad shopping done (yeah Black friday!!!) 98% of my Christmas shopping got done and it all got wrapped!!! We were planing on leaving Sunday after church but then we had a little hitch in out plans. Early in the morning on Sunday my husband got up from bed to help our daughter to the bathroom while there he passed out into the tub.  I will spare all of the details but Robyn's husband ended up taking him to the ER for me. Turns out he was having a full body reaction to a medication he was taking and it cause him to swell up, have a rash and pass out. He got some IV fluids and meds at the hospital  and then they sent him home. We all thought that it would be best for us not to head home that day and to let my husband rest and let the meds  kick in.  We drove home yesterday and had only about 10 miles of a snow storm that we would have been fully in on Sunday night and it would have been really icy. So our medical detour is a blessing in a way! My husband is feeling much better today! I am working on a project for church today and getting Laundry :(done but I have a few pictures that I will post for you a little later. (probably tomorrow) 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I am thankful for.......

On this Thanksgiving Day I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on some of the many things that I am Thankful for! 

My Family
Both my immediate family and my extended family

My Children
They are both a miracle and blessing in my life. They bring so much joy to my life and teach me many things!

The Outdoors
I love being outdoors, and sharing that love with my children!

I am thankful for the opportunity that I have had to get an education and the opportunity that my husband  had to get his too. 

My Religion
There is so much for me to be thankful for because of my religion and my beliefs that I could go on and on but I won't. I am also so thankful that I live where I have the choice!

My Friends
I have many friends that I have been blessed with that each touch my life in a special way and I am so thankful for them. 

Word can not express how Thankful I am for my best friend. We truly have such a special friendship! 

I am so thankful that I can get out an move. Besides it being healthy it allows me to be a better me.

My Hobby
I am so Thankful for my Hobby. It brings me so much joy while I am doing it and I love the memories I get to re-live. I also love that I can make things for others that brings them joy!


Laughter is the best medicine!!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day, and I hope you can take a moment to think about what you are grateful for!! 
I have to add an extra thanks to Robyn's family for having us into their home and welcoming us as family!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Episode 14- Your Story Photo

Here is a video I did with my brand new Your Story Photo. 
It was easy to use and I like the look of my end project. I don't think that it will take the place of my Bind-it-all but I do think that I will use it a lot! Hope you enjoy!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Crazy Hair Day

My Daughter had CRAZY HAIR DAY at school yesterday! This is what we came up with, she got flossed!! I had wanted to put a toothbrush in her hair as well but we didn't have any extras at the house. Everyone loved her hair and she wanted to show all of  the girls and daddy's office when she got home from school.  Some of the patients got to see her hair too,  they all liked it too!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Your Story Photo and weekend projects

My little man has been sick and I have had some family things that I had to put first so I haven't posted anything since Wednesday.  
 I did order the Your Story Photo and I got it late Friday night. I haven't had a chance to play with it but I will let you all know how I like it. Maybe a video even!
 I was also invited to a scrapbook party/class this weekend. It was a much needed reprieve and I made some fun projects. Two cards and a 2 page layout! 

I hope I can get to some of the other things on my Craft to do list today!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cupcake Birthday Card & Action Wobbles Information

Hey everyone! Today has been a super busy day! I have been busy working on some things that I think that you will like, but the most exciting new that I get to share with you is that Action Wobbles is going to be doing a pre launch contest with some AWESOME prizes!!!!! I will post more when I know more but until then check them out on facebook here . In honor of that exciting news I was making this card for a birthday party that my daughter is going to and I decided it would be so fun to use an Action Wobble on the cupcake!
 I used Sweet Treats cart to cut "cupcake3" at 4 inches and I used Robyn's Everyday Life stamp set.

These Actions Wobbles are so fun and they add so much to a project! I am working on a video for you as well so you can see just how fun they can be!!

Also for those of you that made the cut off for the free sample of Action Wobbles they tell me they are working on getting them out to everybody! There were over 1200 of you so please be patient!!

Cricut Sale

cricut.com is having a 40% off sale today (Wednesday Nov. 10th) and if you are a circle member you get an extra 10% off and they are giving you double rewards points! I just ordered Birthday Bash and Nifty Fifties! I am working on some projects and videos today. I hope to get a project posted today and the video up by friday!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

My Weekend

I hope everyone is having a great Monday. I have a serious sinus headache so I am not really feeling like playing in my craft room. I know it is shocking!! I thought I would show you what I was up to this weekend though!

My Husband was out of town for four days and I have a hard time sleeping while he is gone, so I stayed up and worked on a bunch of  things. I thought I would share one with you. 
 These are file folder games. My kids love them! I have some that are just educational and some that are religious and some that combine religion and education. I haven't made any in a while so I decided that I would this weekend and got about 15 made. My daughter likes helping me put the pieces thru the laminator. She was a big help!
 This weekend we also went to an "auction" to help the youth raise some money for camps that they are going to go in the summer. It was fun! My daughter saw this cute "Mommy and Me Baking Kit". So when this one came up for auction I let her use the paddle and try to win it. She had so much fun and I was laughing so hard. She just wanted to hold the paddle up and I kept telling her she had to put it down and then back up. She ended up winning. Someone asked me how much we ended up getting it for and I didn't know. Whatever it was would have been worth the laughs it brought me and the joy it brought her as well as that it was for a good cause, but in the end it only was 13 dollars! 
 She can't wait to put on the matching aprons and make all of the goodies that are in the jar!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Shall We Dance?

Here is a scrapbook page that I made with my new Shall We Dance? cartridge. I cut the little dancer at 5 1/2 inches. My wands are cut at 5 1/2 and 5 1/4. I have never been a dancer or do I know much about it but I still think that this is a cute cartridge and I am sure I will have moments with my little girl where I can use this cart!! I was going to post this yesterday but things got a little crazy! LOL! I also now have a new item for my christmas wish list.... a NEW CAMERA. Mine has this spot that shows up on my pictures that I can't figure out where it comes from and it was acting up yesterday. So this was the best picture that I could get :(

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Action Wobbles Samples

*This is now done, Thanks!*

*** I just emailed all of you who had left a comment earlier. If you didn't get an email me then please email me or use my contact form to send the information that is listed below. Thanks***
Remember my post from tuesday where I mentioned a fun new product that I was able to try? I wasn't sure how much I could say about it but today I got a wonderful email letting me know that Action Wobble has decided to send out FREE samples to all of the people that are followers of our blogs and are interested in the Action Wobbles (WHO ISN'T???).   :)

I originally was going to have you comment and then email you for your information but I have had so many comment that I am changing it up a little. Please email me at karleekrafts@gmail.com or use my contact form to send me the following information. This offer closes at the end of tomorrow's business day.  Which is Friday, November 5th at 5pm CST. 
  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Email
  4. Cell/Home phone (They use this for shipping)
Let me know if you have any questions!  

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Baby Card

My SIL recently had a little baby girl and so I made a card to go along with the gift that I am going to send. I used Robyn's Happiest Moments stamp set that she released while I was out visiting her. I cut the little girl baby carriage at 3 1/2 inches from the Simply Charmed cartridge.  I had to use stickles because my DD said that the card needed to "sparkle"!! I also have had the opportunity to try out a fun new product that will be coming out at the beginning of the year!! I used this product instead of pop dots and it added some fun and movement to my card!!! 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Some fun Pictures of the weekend

I hope that you all had a wonderful Halloween weekend! We had a lot of fun!!

On Friday I made these goodie bags for my husbands employees. I used Happy Hauntings for my image. It is supposed to be a Poison bottle but I didn't like the way the words and skeleton face were cutting at this size so I used one of Robyn's stamps from her Spooky Puns set and I used a little face stamp from Peachy Keen.

On Saturday we carved pumpkins! My kids had a blast! The kids and I used stencils and my husband did his own thing. He is very proud of his baseball!!

We had a lot of fun dressing up for Trunk or Treat at our church!