Monday, June 29, 2009

Some Favorites.......

I just HAD to share some pictures with all of you! I absolutely LOVE this picture of Lane and Anthony! Anthony grabs Lane by the hand and says, "om on pupu!" (Come on Papa).

There is a picture of Anthony spinning on a contraption at the elementary school playground. He was laughing so hard as he spun around and around!

Then we have the picture of Anthony coming in after playing in his pool his papa bought for him! I had to post this one, if you look closely his little swim trunks are falling off!

And last, but not least, Anthony and his Uncle Lance, the "cool dudes"!

How very blessed we are to have Anthony in our lives. We all love him to pieces, and his personality is out of this world! Such a happy, smart, funny boy!

Pre-Hop Post

I’m so excited about the upcoming July Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! There are 43 CTMH Consultants participating, so I sure hope you are ready for some awesome inspiration!

Check back here on July 1st to see all of the creativity we have all worked so hard to share with you!

In order to make the hop run smoothly, I’m testing out links to Jen Rubio's Blog, she’ll be the one that you’ll jump to after mine. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with - I hope you'll hop with us!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Father's Day Cards

I have been very busy lately, and here are a few of the things I have made. Since Lane and I both come from divorced families, there are lots of parents to send things to. So, above, from left to right are; MY Father's card, MY Stepfather's card, and Lane's Dad's (my father-in-laws) card. I made each of them a little different, and for the most part was able to use scrap pieces I had other than the bases! Each of these is a 5x7 card. The paper used on the last two is Cocoa Cafe, which is retired. The first is Aspen.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Don't Blink......just like that........

I cannot believe it, but my Lance is learning to ride MY motorcycle!!! He is so good at it too! Wasn't it just like maybe YESTERDAY that I had him? That lovely December 22nd when my water broke FIVE WEEKS EARLY and lo and behold 1:26 a.m. on December 25, 1993 appears my little Christmas present.............

I'm not sure WHERE that time goes, but my baby LucasJon just turned 12, and I swear it was this morning I gave birth to him! Okay, okay, so I am exaggerating a bit........but seriously here. I could not agree more with the country western song "Don't Blink" cuz "just like that, you're six years old and you take a wake up and you're 25 and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife........"

No doubt about that one. All I can say is I am so incredibly proud of my boys and the young men they are becoming. I LOVE that Lane and I are able to give them so many great opportunities in their lives. That we are able to allow them to explore so many things.

I love you boys with all my heart, and hope you know just how very proud of you I am!



Monday, June 1, 2009

June Deal A Day

This month, Close To My Heart is offering a
Deal A Day! Each day, there will be a new offer. You can check them out here

In addition to a deal a day, there is special shipping prices available as well. Be sure to check back each day to see what the new deal is!

June 2009 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!!!

Welcome to our June 2009 Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! All of us participating Close To My Heart Consultants hope you will enjoy getting ideas and viewing our creations! Be sure to stop by each blog to see what these talented Consultants have designed!

We will be featuring June's SOTM, which is Tender Tags, a set of 15 stamps. If you have come here from Shari Odut's Blog, you are on the right path! If this is your first stop, you may want to go back to Jena Devrie's Blog and start from the beginning!

This month we have 43 Close To My Heart Consultants sharing their creations using this month's SOTM and other great CTMH products on their blogs. This is simple to do - just click on the link at the end of the post on each blog to move to the next one! Here we go!

To create these pages, I used the Nice & Simple pattern found on pages 72 & 73 of the Imagine How-To program! The following product was used in the creation of these pages:
X7114B Bella Level 2 Paper Packet
Z2128 Hollyhock Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2137 Olive Exclusive Ink Pad
Z2147 Smokey Plum Exclusive Ink Pad
D1350 Tender Tags My Acrylix Stamp Set (JUNE Stamp of the Month)
Z293 Photo Hangers
Z199 Pewter Brads
Z1122 Hollyhock Designer Ribbon Rounds Collection

Now "Hop" on over to Dawn Hueft's Blog to see her work! Be sure to visit ALL the Consultants at their Blogs to get some great crafting ideas and other fun ideas! Remember, the June SOTM is only available until June 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant (or click here) to see how you can get this stamp set at a discount or even free!
Looking to order this awesome stamp set online? Visit my website to shop 24/7 at YOUR convenience, or give me a call at (414) 640-0412 to order in person!
We hope you are enjoying this blog hop and will come back again next month!
Below is the list of all the blogs participating in this month's blog hop:

Jena Devries
Adeline E. Brill
Deb Young
Chris Green
Jennifer Patrick
Chris Shouse
Alanna Moses
Haley Dyer
Jen Rubio
Kami Welter
Caren Goldsein
Laurie R Newton
Reba Poquette
Nona Davenport
Misty Jackson
Julia Menssen
Anne Beck
Jamia Bankhead
Dawn Ross
Sherry Thompson
Laura Dame
Lucia Grabb
Nancy Ball
Shannon Laux
Melissa Laverty
Terrie Dodd
Mindy Eggen
Helen Onulak
Ronnie Crowley
Karen Strous
Jaime Benavides
Kelly Triggs
Lori Miller
Brae Montgomery
Shannon Pelletier
Wendy Kessler
Paige Dolecki
Pamela O'Connor
Shari Odut
Tammy Lea Pinchard
Dawn Heuft
Cibele Glazer
Sarita Schraeder

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Grandma's "FlyBaby"

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Being Grandparents is AWESOME!

Grandpa's Buddy

Grandpa's Buddy