Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Reading Rocket Goodie Bags!

I had such a good time in Utah at the craft fair with Robyn two weeks ago and then turning around and driving to her house for Thanksgiving!!! We had a lot of fun over the holiday!
Between all of my travels I haven't had time to craft but I did realize that there were some projects I hadn't posted yet! 
I did these goodie bags at the first of November for my daughter's class. When the children reach the goal of reading 250 minutes in the month they get a special something. I am enjoying getting to make something for these kids once a month!

I used my Create A Critter cartridge for the Turkey.

And I used Robyn's Biggie Punnies stamp set for the saying. I chose this stamp for the size, and that it said Hooray! 

I hope you all have a great day!

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Pinks Stamper's November Pink-alicious Blog Hop

Welcome Everyone! 

You should be arriving from Roberta's blog, and you should have started at Robyn (My Pink Stamper)'s blog. If you didn't then head to Robyn's blog to start and hop along so you don't miss any of the great projects!!

Since I found out that we were going to be able to visit my sick Grandfather this weekend while we are in Oregon I decided to make him a mini book! 

Because I found out about my grandfather on Wednesday and I was leaving on Thursday I kept my book simple!

My kids call him "GG Pops" so I used my Cricut Classics Font cartridge and cut that out at 2 inches and I used the shadow feature for the back of my letters.

I used 8 1/2 x 11inch paper cut in half to give me 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch pages for my book. A 4x6 picture fits greats and gives me room to write a little something! 

I had all my sibling send me some pictures of their families so that I could have us all in this book.

I glued three of my 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 sheets together and then covered them with cute paper to make my cover, and then repeated for my back cover. I then distressed the edges with a distressing tool and then I used black ink over the edges.

I was looking through Robyn's stamps for a stamp to use and this one was so perfect! I actually almost started to cry! This stamp is from her More Fabulous Phrases stamp set!

I hope that you enjoyed my project! Now hop on over to Maria

In case you got out of order here is the order we are going in tonight, and make sure that once you have hopped to everyone's blogs head back to Robyn's blog and join in the fun!!!
Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Oregon bound

At the airport waiting to board. I am accompanying my husband on a business trip. I am thankful that we happened to be going to Oregon this weekend as we just found out that my grandpas health is not so good right now. We happen to have some time in our business schedule that we can drive the few hours to their house and see them. I know that there was divine intervention in making everything work out.
On a more exciting note, I am so excited for Robyn's blog hop tomorrow night! So make sure to head to Robyn's blog at 8 pm CST and hop along with us!!!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I wanted to say  THANK YOU!!!! to all of you who sent cards to Kiya!
She absolutely LOVED getting the mail. I wish I would have brought my camera to the mailbox and caught her expression when she kept pulling out all of these cards for her. Everyday she looked forward to checking the mailbox and seeing if there was anything for her, and she told everyone she talked to about them. I also wanted to mention that my husband was so surprised and amazed by all of your love!!
We took some pictures when we were about to open all of her cards and I thought that I would share them with you! Thank you again for all of your love and prayers! 

I am almost caught back up with things! It is amazing how fast things stack up when you take off time! Kiya and I enjoyed a LOT of bonding time while she was home recovering! Nothing else got done around the house but we sure enjoyed playing games, drawing pictures, painting nails, and cuddling while watching movies. It was so nice slowing down and just hanging out! She is such a trooper and did amazing at the hospital and in her recovering!! She did great for the first 5 days at taking it easy after the 5th day it was a little harder for her to take it easy and we had to learn that when we do a little to much we have to pay for it a little bit with some pain. She is back to her crazy, fun loving active self now and excited to be able to fully participate at school in recess and P.E.