Friday, August 29, 2008

Spinner Card

Here is the Spinner Card that I plan to have the kiddos make in the fall class. I learned how to make this at my Stampin Up clubnight few months back. Totally fun card to make. You can find the tutorial online if you do a search for Spinner card. There are even some videos out there available. I wanted to go with a theme that could work for boy or girl. The pumpkin stamp is from the 1.00 section at Michaels. Oh how I love those 1.oo stamps. I think they will really enjoy making this card. Its active and fun just like the kids I will be teaching. Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Free Standing Popup Cards

I made this card, from Split Coast Weekly Inkling Its called the Free Standing Popup Card.

The first one is GiftaBella from

Totally cute and easy card and great tutorial!!! Give it a try!!

Here is a Christmas one I made with a stamp from Hobby Lobby. I think I might just use this one for the my Paper Craft class.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Bigger is Better!!!

Ok, I made my paper lantern a little different this time. For one I made it larger and used paper size 9x12 which gave me very little waste on paper. I also made a bottom and put in a little battery operated tea light that I got at the Dollar Tree. I thought the kids would enjoy seeing their lantern lit. You get 2 in a package for 1.00. Cute huh!!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Paper Lantern

Finally I set down and did a project tonight. Its small, but mighty cute!!! It is a little paper lantern and the minute I saw it, I thought it would be the perfect project for my Paper Crafting class this fall. It only took me about 15 minutes to make this little cutie and the best part of all is that I used a piece of scrap paper to make it!!!
I was thinking how cool these would be hanging all around a room. Just string up some lights and attach these to the string where each light bulb hangs and you have the cutest little room decoration. You could do it for birthdays or outdoor patio parties. I think they would look adorable in my little girls room. Go ahead and follow the link below to the tutorial and give it a try. Its very easy and very fun!!!

Its the little things!!!

Its amazing at how the little things can really make you feel so much better about yourself. I really do feel like a real business lady today. Last night in the wee hours, when I should have been sleeping, I was busy working on my new Avon Web Site. Its something I have wanted to do for a long time, but did not feel confident or have the courage to step out of my box enough to make the commitment. My friend Val explained to me the advantages of having this web site, verses not having it, and how it has helped her, and gave me the encouragement I needed to give it a try. Her and I have been doing Avon for about the same amount of time, and she is doing so much better than me. So it was time for me to give it a shot and see how I do. I mean what do I have to loose. If it does not work, I could always hit DELETE!!! Out of all the things I have ever sold, which is a lot of stuff, Avon is my most favorite and one of the longest things I have stuck with. It has always and still is very affordable to purchase, its a on going Need, a huge addiction, and because of these things, its very easy to sell. I have mostly been my best own customer, but on occasion my friends will order. I once had a pretty good customer base, but let it go because of some issues of several not paying. Kind of scared me into not doing it. With technology the way it is today and all the convenient selling tools we have, it really is one of the best ways to make some extra money. I am hoping to build my customer base back up, so if you need a Avon Rep, and a website to visit, please allow me the honor of being there for you. I can help you with all of your makeup needs, beauty, bath, health, and help you pick out the perfect gift for a family member. . You can visit me at or send me a email at for any questions you might have about a particular product. If you do not see something in the book, let me know and I will do a search. Not all products are in every book. On my website you will register first, and then you will be able to view the catalogs available, receive updates on sales, new products, and best of all you can order and have it delivered directly to your house. If you do not want to pay the small delivery fee, and you live close, I would be glad to deliver to you free. I think that is very cool to be able to order from you favorite Rep, and have it delivered to your house. I don't know about you, but I love getting things in the mail. I just love all this new technology.

This last few days I have been cleaning up my scrapbook room. It is looking so much better now. I moved some things around and made more space for moving around. I plan on doing some page planning and getting some stuff ready for upcoming crops and retreat. I really am in the mood to get some pages done. Its time!!!!

Fair Fun and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

First I just want to say HAPPY 21st BIRTHDAY to my sweet son!!!! He is 21 on August 21!!! Totally cool!!! He will never be able to say that every again!!! We gave him 150.00 towards building him a new computer, which he stayed up most of the night doing last night. Today he was off work and slept most of the day. I think that is a wonderful way to spend your birthday. Relaxing a little!!! Explains the tired look on his face in the picture above. We also got him some new dress shirts and a bill fold. Things he needed of course. I also fixed him homemade Lasagna and Chocolate cream pie for dinner. Things he did not need!!! but his two favorite foods in all the world. He really does hate when I take pictures of him, especially when he is about to eat a big ole piece of pie!!! Don't worry about the diet today my dear. Eat and be Merry!!! I LOVE and CHERISH YOU DEARLY MY SON!!! Happy Birthday!!!! Words of wisdom from Mom...."Enjoy your youth while you still have it, and don't drink too much!!! Or drive!!!"
Ok, now for the fair!!! One of my most favorite things about the Summer is when the Fair comes to town. I usually like to start out with a parade, and then several visits throughout the 2 weeks, to see all the fair events. The rodeo being my favorite. This year I did not get to see the parade, but I did manage to make it to the fair at least once. What a grand time we had. We first started out looking at all the Blue Ribbon exhibits. Lots of beautiful handmade items, which defiantly deserved a blue ribbon. Then we ventured over to our favorite place, which is the Petting Zoo. I have finally decided that if I ever become a farmer, I will definitely become a Pig Farmer. I just love little Pot Belly pigs. Precilla and Porky were the highlight of the Zoo!!!

Then of course you had the other little critters that were also very cute!!

Most of them were only interested in the food you had in your hands. They were your best friends as long as you were feeding them. Then if you did not have any food, they would just be content at eating your clothes. LOL!!!! I finally decided it was time to move on to more fair adventures while I still had my shirt on my back!!
Next was a little Carnival ride fun. We purchased my DD a bracelet which gave her access to ride any ride, as many times as she wanted. She was so excited. She was bebopping all over the place as my DH and I tried to keep up. After testing all the rides, her most favorite was the swing ride. It was this very huge sombrero looking ride with swings attached at the top.
It really was one of the most fantastic rides that they had. Such beautiful art work all around it. Reminded me a lot of the Merry Go Round except with swings. So as they buckled her in the first time, she looked a little scared. But after 7 times on this ride, she begin to relax and even lift her hands in the air and swing her legs and even tried to twist the seat. I was a little concerned when this started. Such a brave girl.

Then there was the Ferris Wheel which I rode with her. Its my favorite of all rides at the fair and one of the few that I will agree to ride. I must admit though, that once we reached the top, I was feeling a little dizzy. As a person who is scared of heights, this is a huge thing for me to do!!! I just try to focus straight ahead and not down.
I am not sure what this ride was called, but it should have been called the Neck Stiffener!!! It started out very slow, but then quickly sped up, throwing my DD to one side, from where she could not move. LOL!!! My DH and I stood and watched and we laughed so hard at the expressions on her face, that I nearly peed my pants. I just knew that once she got off, that would be it for the fast rides.

Well I was wrong. Even though her head was a little crooked on her neck, that ride just made her want more and more. I was amazed at all the rides that she was actually willing to try by herself. She is definitely a theme park enthusiast!!!

So after the glass house, which was so funny to watch,

we headed to the rodeo!!! Oh how I love the rodeo. It was calf roping and bronco riding for 21 and under night. It was also a huge muddy mess!!! ICK!!!!
We did not get to stay for the entire time, because DD was bugging to go ride more rides. I was ok with that, cause really Bull riding is my favorite and there was none of that going on. In fact I must say that the rodeo was a little disappointing to me.

Before riding more rides, we needed some good ole fair food nourishment. We had nachos, funnel cake, and what you do not see, sausage on a stick. YUM!!! YUM!!! I just could not bring myself to take a picture of this huge sausage on a stick. I am not sure it was because it was so big and ugly, or because I could not bare to be reminded later of the greasy guilt that I took part in eating. Either way, it was still very good!!!! Yes she talked me into another ride. This one made me a bit dizzy. It spun backwards and forwards as it traveled around a track at a very fast speed. We giggled and laughed the entire time.
I totally loved this little ride. The perfect little girls ride!!!
She found a friend to sit and have Tea with. So sweet!!!

We then went for some Cotton Candy. What fair could possibly be complete without Cotton Candy. We departed the fair at 11:00 p.m., 5 hours after we first arrived. We were pooped!!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

When it Rains, It Pours!!!

Oh Yea!!! It is very rare that it rains in the summer in Texas, but when it does, it brings about a belly washer!!!! A natural waterpark of free fun!!! All I had to say is "Wow, its raining" and out the door she goes. Here are some pics I took of her playing in the rain. These are the moments to

remember forever!!!!

Everything just seems greener when its raining. I am so loving the cool breeze that comes with the rain. It sure does make summer in August more tolerable. I think I will take advantage of this most awesome rainy day and clean my scrapbook room.