Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My Latest Creation

Here is my latest creation! This was created with the following Close To My Heart products:
Card Pattern: Original Card Program, Background Blocks, pg. 48
The base is a 6 x 12 piece of colonial white cardstock (1388) and distressed with Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad (Z2167). I then make the "block" pattern with pieces from Perfect Day Level 2 Paper Packet (X7100B). The "mat" piece is Cocoa Cardstock (X5642) distressed with sanding block found in the Sanding Kit (Z1294). The center of the card is made on Colonial White Cardstock (1388), 2nd generation stamped in Exclusive Inks; Tulip (Z2166), Sorbet (Z2166) and Juniper (Z2165) with the September Stamp of the Month set Treasure Life (D1306). And the ONLY non-CTMH (Close To My Heart) product used is the DMC Floss 356 to match the Sorbet color! The stiching was done by freehand piercing with the Piericing Tool (Z1114) and hand stitching!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Building MY Passion!!

THIS IS IT, I am finally taking the time to build my Close To My Heart business. Scrapbooking, Stamping, Card making and paper crafting.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

So YOU think temple is boring, do you?......

Yep, Anthony was NOT amused by all the people at temple this weekend. He came there with Grandma, Uncle Lance & Uncle LucasJon.......he played, and laughed, and got lots of attention, but apparently it wasn't enough to keep him awake!

Grandma couldn't stand the sight of his little neck straining like this, so she picked him up snuggled & rocked him until Grandpa showed up. AS SOON as he heard his Grandpa's voice, he was wide awake and ready to play again!

He is so precious. We are blessed to be able to spend so much time with him, and so lucky to have the opportunity to take so many pictures as he grows and makes us all laugh. Now, if ONLY Grandma could keep up with Uncle Lance's football, wrestling & track, Uncle LucasJon's football & wrestling and all the other things she WANTS to scrap!!!

Every day I count my blessings!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where's My Little Boy?

OH NO, HE IS NOT A FRESHMAN IN HIGH SCHOOL!!!! It just cannot be possible. It was just yesterday that my water broke FIVE WEEKS EARLY and I found myself delivering a sweet baby boy at 1:26 a.m. on Christmas Morning!
He cannot be this grown up already. Where did the time go? I will blink and he will be graduating from high school! Oh, and I AM still young ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First Day of School :(

Okay, so this is a REALLY tough year for me. LucasJon (my baby) is heading to middle school, and Lance is a freshman in high school. I am so NOT ready for this at all. I guess it's going to happen whether I'm ready or not, but it's still tough.

I did tell LucasJon that he cannot have anymore birthdays since he is my baby. He wasn't going for that though. Oh well, I tried! They are so handsome and growing up way too fast!

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Grandpa's Buddy

Grandpa's Buddy