Saturday, August 30, 2008

I'm back...

Hey yall. Sorry for the long time with no post, but Jason has had something going on every night this past week plus I got a virus that wouldn't let go. I hoped to get several cards made this weekend, but so far I've only made one.

This is a thank you card for one of the many who helped me during my illness this week. I'm in a really grumpy mood thanks to the kiddos, so I gotta go. Hopefully I can post more tomorrow.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Puzzle Project

OK people. I'm here with a picture of the puzzle project you read so much about yesterday. I told you it probably wouldn't go as smoothly as planned, didn't I? Well, I was right. I wanted the Coluzzle puzzle template, which in my memory was about a 20-25 piece 8 x 10 puzzle. Coluzzle works by being a hard plastic template that has grooves cut through it that you run a swivel knife through. It is still a little work, but much better than scissors. Here's my finished project.

I just tried figuring out how to change my photo to landscape, but to no avail. Anyway, Michael's discontinued the Coluzzle products, put them all on clearance, and they were gone. I did find a Sizzix die that was a 6 piece 3 x 4.5 for my Sizzix diecutter, so that's what I used. It turned out great, it just makes a very simple puzzle and I wanted something a little more complicated for the girls to work on. Anyhow, gotta get ready for my Weekday Board Meeting. I'm still gonna try to figure out how to fix the picture. I haven't gotten any comments. Does that mean no one is reading, or you are all just stalking? It doesn't really matter. I was just curious.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Beach pics

I figured if you made it through my last post, you deserve some pictures of my beach trip!
Anthony's favorite part of the beach was playing in the sand.

Joey's favorite part was playing in the water.

I'm going to Michael's!

I didn't think Saturday would ever get here this week, but it did and now it's almost over! I went to Lori's house scrapbooking last night and got 9 pages done. I was focusing on quantity and not quality, so I won't be posting pictures of these pages online. I had a great time, but it was more fun the time before when I was there. I'm not as comfortable around people I don't know and there were a few new people there. I'm hoping to get my papercrafting area cleaned up this afternoon so I can get creative in there. I'm pretty excited about the next project I have planned. I'm the GA director at church. For those of you who don't know about this, GA means Girls in Action and this is a group of K-6th grade girls that meet on Wednesday nights to learn about missions. Anyway, when Jason gets back from the hardware store, I'm going to Michael's (yay!) to pick up the Coluzzle puzzle template. I'm going to print the GA scripture verse on a sheet of paper, decorate it, glue to some cardboard, and cut it out using the puzzle template to give the girls a puzzle to work. I'm sure it won't go as smoothly as I want it to, but if it does work, I have a new gift idea! I can make my paper boxes to hold the puzzle pieces. I'll post pictures of this project when I finish. I think my favorite thing about this project is that it gives me a legitimate excuse to go to Michael's and buy something!!! I gotta go clean my crafting area now while I can. Jason's at the store, Anthony is asleep, and Joey is playing Super Smash Bros on the Wii, so this may be only chance for a while to work without interruption. If you actually read this whole post from beginning to end, you deserve a gold star! Either that, or you're really bored and need a hobby. If this is the case, you can become my papercrafting buddy. Or babysitter. Or my free of charge housekeeper. Or whatever. Just send me a post and let me know which one you would prefer!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I'm glad you found me!

Well congrats! If you're reading this, then you've found my blog. I've been wanting to get started on this blog for some time now, but have not had a free 5 minutes to make the first post. Better late than never! Anyway, I'm gonna start with a picture of my boys on Joey's first day of 1st grade, which was Wednesday. He absolutely LOVES school and riding the bus. Anthony wishes he was big enough to carry a backpack and ride the school bus, but for now he's happy watching his big brother.