Thursday, January 31, 2008

Recapping January 2008

This month went by so quickly. Starting off with our New Year celebration, Ryan and I had a fun time hanging out. Chad and Saira just couldn't hang with us. I opened up a bottle of bubbly for me and Ryan....the Welch's Sparkling Grape Juice...DUH!!! lol ;) And then nothing much really happened until the later 1/2 of the month with Saira's 5th birthday. What fun that was. She created her invite list which included all the family, some of my friends and a few of her friends. It was such a cute party. She got soooo many clothes again this year. This kid trips me out with how she LOOOOVES clothes. That's all she asked for besided a Hannah Montana wig. lol ;) The day of her birthday I took cupcakes up to the school for her and her classmates. Then more fun came along when I had a Stampin' Up workshop. Some friends and I made 3 cards that my demonstrator had lined out for us. I love having SU! parties!!! One day I'd love to be a SU! demonstrator. And then this last weekend the kids and I went to Houston to visit with my great aunt who had her 70th birthday. We took her out for ice cream since we weren't able to make it for lunch. And then to end the month off it was my friend Nina's birthday. So Saira and I went out for lunch with her and then some fun shopping.

I hope February will be just as fun!!! I know Valentine's Day will be great and I have a crop planned, so we'll see what else unfolds.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

CPS #49

I needed to make a card for a good friend of mine, today is her birthday. So I thought I'd hop over to CPS and see what the sketch was this week. I went with the colors here because I chose the ribbon first. ;)

CS: orange bazzill, pink and cream ??
Ribbon: Target $1 spot
Stamps: SU! Three Thoughts
Ink: SU! Summer Sun, Cameo Coral and Pumpkin Pie
Eyelets: Paper Studio
Brads: Paper Studio
Flowers: Target $1 spot

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank You...

I made these 3 cards for the ladies that came to my Stampin' Up! workshop.

CS: white and SU! Bayou Blue
Ink: SU! Bayou Blue
Ribbon: SU! Bayou Blue
Stamps: Sudio G, SU! Sweet Shapes

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I've Been Tagged

by Tami from BackPorchMemories. Thanks Tami for thinking of me. ;)
This is called the middle name game. Here are the rules:
1. You have to post the rules before you give your answers.
2. You must list one fact about yourself beginning with each letter of your middle name. (If you don't have a middle name, use your maiden name).
3. After you are tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and your answers.
4. At the end of your blog post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and that they need to read your blog for details).

My middle name: Lyn
L -- lucky (to have such great family and friends)
Y -- young at heart
N -- night owl

And I tag... Shannon, Colleen, and Vicki

Thursday, January 24, 2008

BDay Card for my Great Aunt

Burgandy is my aunts most favorite color in the world. So when I was digging through all my paper I knew these were it!!

PP: SU! Recollections paper pack
Ink: Mellow Mose
Stamps: SU! Three Thoughts
Ribbon: Hobby Lobby wire ribbon

Cards from SU! workshop

These are the cards we made today at the workshop I had here.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy 5th Birthday Saira!!

Today Saira turned 5 years old.... FIVE!! ...5 years old!! At exactly 8:05am infact. 5 years ago, she hurried herself into the world after being 3 days late of her due date. It only took 4 hours from the time the contractions begain until she was out and in my arms. She was 8lbs even and 19 1/2 inches long.
Today I brought a package of cupcakes to her to share with her class. They seemed to enjoy that. :)
Here are some pictures from her birthday party on Sunday...

Can you tell she was SUPER excited to get her Hannah Montana wig from my dad and his wife?? She says she asked Santa for one at Christmas. And all I can think of is that she must've asked Santa at the mall just a few days before Christmas. So yeah, Santa didn't bring it. Shame on him!!! And she was really heart broken on Christmas morning. :( But now it's fine and dandy... :) Go Grandpa!!!

My brother gave her a CD. ;) She thinks she's all that and a box of cookies now...LOL ;)

And of COURSE my little Starbucks addict would get a gift card. ;) LOL

She got soooo many more things, lots of clothes and a few games and a couple of toys. She had a wonderful Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday my little sweetie!! :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

Saira's Birthday Party

Yesterday was the party and it was so much fun. She got so many clothes. I never can get over with her girly girlness. When I was little, I hated getting clothes. I wanted my Barbie's, Strawberry Shortcake dolls, roller skates (4 wheels PLEASE!!!) and bikes. Last week I asked her what she wanted for her birthday so I could tell whoever might ask. And all she said was shirts, pants, dresses and capri's...LOL I had to ask her if she wanted toys. And all she really said was Hannah Montana stuff.

She's starting to do new hair styles on herself. She'll gather up her hair nice and neatly up at the top/middle and front(not sure if you can really picture and put a little claw clip to hold it in place. I was never able to do my hair as a kid. LOL Heck, I can hardly deal with her stringy straight as a board hair. It goes one direction and that's it. She must have more patience than I do with it.

I can totally tell she's turning 5. She's acting more and more like a big kid. She's grown 3 inches since her birthday last year. She's in a size 13 1/2 shoe. Size 6 in pants and shirts. She's 3' 9 1/4" tall. And her favorite thing right now is Hannah Montana or any of the 'big kid' shows as I call them. LOL She LOOOOVES her lipgloss. I think she's pretty much addicted. LOL She loves to draw, color and do pretty much anything crafty. She comes by it honestly. It pretty much runs in our blood. Both my grandmothers do/did all kinds of crafty things....that's where I got it from, and that's where Saira gets it from. ;) You'll never see her without her purse and a baby.

These are just a few of the MANY MANY things that make up my little baby girl. She's so full of silliness and personality. And everytime I see that smile of hers it always reminds me of when she was just 5, 6, 7 and 8 months old when ALL she did was SMILE allllllll the time. Major cuteness!! Her nickname was Smilie. With all that smiling as a baby, it turned her into this ham of a young lady.

What's funny, is everything about her now, is everything who I was at that age as well. It's really hard to believe she's 5 years old.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

The Birthday Invitations

Well, I finally finished all of my cards. I've been working on them since And I only made 9. I'm real happy with how the turned out.

CS- SU! Purely Pomegranate, white
Stamps- SU! Double-Line Doodles
Ink- SU! Purely Pomegranate, Old Olive, More Mustard
Signo white pen, CM pen, SU! Linen Thread, SU! dimensional dots

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A Birthday is coming

My baby girl is having a birthday next Tuesday the 22nd. She'll be 5 years old. Being 3 and 4 was just fine, but turning 5 is like WOW. Ryan's 8 and she'll be 5. My babies are growing and growing. I'm sure I'll have a few reflection posts by Tuesday. :)

Saira wants to have a Hannah Montana birthday party. She has 4 friends and a cousin invited. And lots of adults...LOL And all she's asked for is clothes and shoes. Now tell me that's not a girlie girl! LOL She is something else. ;)

Nervous Uncles

I don't have alot of Ryan's baby pictures printed out. I had stored all of his baby pictures on a CD and some how it ended up worn out with scratches.... EVEN THOUGH I kept it protected. I took care of that CD for dear life. I've been heart broken for the last 4 years now...maybe longer, I can't remember anymore. But for Mother's Day 2003, the year Saira was born, my mom created 2 slideshow CD for me, with music. One was of Ryan, the other was of Saira. Oh about major tear jerkers. I still can't watch them without crying. The music she had chosen was very very special. For his CD she put Elton John's 'You'll Be Blessed'. For hers she put a 'Sara' from Fleetwood Mac. If I could figure out how to upload the slideshow, then I would. I'll play around and see what I can do.

Anyways, I got these 2 pictures off of Ryan's CD. The top photo is the older brother, John Edward. He was 17 years old. The bottom picture is my baby brother and my mom. He was 15. I was

I actually used all scraps for this LO.

Papers - SEI Granny's Kitchen, Sprial notepad
ribbons - Stampin' Up bayou blue, Linen thread
buttons - Targets $1 spot
flowers - Targets $1 spot
Brads - ??
Punch - Stampin' Up round tab punch
vellum tag and stickers - Colorbox 'baby boy'

Sunday, January 13, 2008

I [heart] my cup o' starbucks coffee

I've been wanting to make a layout of my coffee cup for a long while now. I had saved a Starbucks sleeve and sticker awhile back as well, because I wanted to add it on my page. So here is my creation, my cup, my yummy LOVE!

Journaling: I must have starbucks coffee in my starbucks cup! Sweet Goodness


papers-The Paper Studio paper, American Crafts lullaby

ribbon-Target $1 spot

flowers-Target $1 spot


stamp-Studio G, Autumn Leaves

Misc-staples, safety pins, starbucks sleeve, starbucks sticker, making memories board clip, EKsuccess vellum sticker

Friday, January 11, 2008

Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas

This was Saira's 1st Christmas, 2003. She was being so silly grabbing her brother's head. I had no idea she was even doing it. LOL These pictures crack me up because of her. ...LOL...poor Ryan!!! In the pictures from left to right are Chad, Ryan, Saira, Me, my Mom, my brother and my Great Aunt.

BasicGrey Dasher papers
Fancy Pants chipboard flourish
SpareParts swirl clip
Making Memories snowflakes
Buttons ??
Stampin Up linen thread, Target $1 spot ribbon
Stampin Up glitter
fibers ??
flocked arrow ??
epoxy stickers ??
Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink -fired brick-

Thursday, January 10, 2008

My New Set of Wheels

This was Christmas of '04. Ryan got his first bike then. I did a previous layout when I was at Croptoberfest of my aunt showing Ryan how to ride his bike. He had such a hard time learning, the poor guy.
I enjoyed playing with this green color. And those bandaid, goodness, they are sooo cute!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Masculine Card

I was asked to make a card for a friend. She needs a card for a friend of hers. And this is what I came up with.

Products Used:

CS: ??
Ink: Colorbox
Stamps: Stampin' Up Three Thoughts
Misc: Stampin' Up linen thread, Spareparts eyelets

Yesterdays Card and Tagged...

Yesterday afternoon I created a card for a friend who's sick. I had gotten the Farm Fever Stampin' Up set for Christmas with 3 other sets. And I just HAD to make a get well card. I LOVE IT! LOL It cracks me up!

Products Used:
CS: white and green cardstock
PP: SEI pattern paper
Color: watercolor pencils, Stampin' Up basic black ink
Stamps: Stampin' Up Farm Fever and So Many Sayings
Misc: Stampin' Up blender pen

Now for the Tag!!

Over at The Scrapperie, Colleen started a tag for us. So here goes...

1. Name your 2 favorite scrapbooking topics.
and Saira

2. What are the 2 best places you've been to?
The Columbia Gorge between Washington and Oregan
The Sequoia National Redwood Forest in California

3. Name 2 things you do every day.
Talk on the phone
And I sit at the computer

4. Tell us 2 things that pretty much everyone knows about you.
I love to scrapbook
And I love coffee

5. What are 2 of your favorite stores?
Hobby Lobby
And Lane Bryant (but that won't be needed

I tag Kari and Vicki

OK, so as you can see all of the questions have "2" in them. You're going to answer the questions on your blog and add one more question with "2" of something. That way as it spreads, it'll get longer and change depending on who it visits! Make sure to list the 2 people you're tagging on your blog and let them know! (The tag started with 4 questions)

Friday, January 04, 2008

A new page...

Last night I completed a layout. ...I'm headed out the door, so here it is. ;) This was probably 3 years ago I think.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Something for the New Year...

Go me, I actually got crafty tonight!! I made 3 cards for the New Year. And 3 special people will receive them. Will it be you? ;)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

New Look for the New Year

I've been fiddling with my template and colors and finally decided to go with what you see now. It's not much of a big change. But it's a little something. I think I'm going to go make a few cards. :) :)

Our New Year Celebrations

Well, we didn't get to go out and celebrate with our friends. My bitch of a sister-in-law punked out on us. Chad and I are extremly bitter about the whole situation. We had a nice evening with the kids though. We had our dinner and then ran up to the firecracker stand and grabbed a few hand fulls of goodies. All Saira wanted was a few boxes of those snappers that you throw on the ground. LOL She's so easy. ;) Ryan wanted blackcats of course. So we got him a few 4, 5 or 8...LOL ;) We got a few of the pretty colorful fountain type fireworks as well. When we got back, we started setting them off and by the time we finished we were FREEZING. We had a great time doing that. We came back in the house and started up the Rockin' New Years Eve with Dick Clark. I so enjoy watching the ball drop!! I was mighty impressed with the new LED lights in the ball and the double-cut crystal triangles on the ball.

I tried to call you when the ball dropped to do our Happy New Years to one another, but you must've been partyin' like it was 1999. LOL ;)

So after we Ooo'ed and Ahhh'ed over the bright and shiny ball, we had to take our new year pics. So here we go.....
Little Missy Prissy couldn't hang much longer after 10:30...

Ryan was all jazzed up about the New Year....

Chad was hardly hanging in there....

And here's myself... :) Ryan took this of me. He's pretty good, huh? Chad took a few, and they were totally terrible pictures...LMAO!! So I asked Ryan if he wanted to try and it only took him this one shot. Go Ryan!! ;)