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I am a wife to Ron and the mother to 3 kids: Alexis, Jake and Cian. We are expecting our newest miracle Grace Elizabeth on or around December 12th 2011. I love to scrapbook and make cards and want to share my passion with you! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Time Is Near

I know I have not been the best blogger lately. I think that is due to sitting at work all day and having very HUGE ankles by the time I get home. It discourages me from sitting at my computer at my desk and blogging away. I am sorry about that.

I officially have 10 days until my due date of Sept 10th. I am very excited about meeting this little baby and finding out whether it is a boy or a girl. I won't be blogging or scrapbooking much during the month of Sept. I plan to come back in October full force....we'll see about that....and bring you some new and exciting things.

I do plan on updating the blog tonight to reflect all of the new products that start with CTMH tomorrow Sept. 1st. There will be a new catalog you can browse, or buy a copy from me. There are amazing new projects and products. Even though I will be a new Mommy again I am still here for my customers. I may just be a little slower responding. So check in tomorrow to see all of the new stuff!!!!! I love every bit of it!!!!!

I will blog again when the baby is born and show you some pictures. I will also be starting a new scrapbook!! How exciting it is to document my kids lives and preserve the things they would never otherwise remember and I would forget over time.

Just so you know we finally chose baby names.....the winners are: Grace Elizabeth or Cian (kee-in) Grant. Let me know what you think!!!

Love to all!!!!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

You're A Deer Thank You Card

Thank You Card for my shower gifts!

Here it is.... the card I created in bulk for my Thank You's to all of my coworkers and friends for my baby shower gifts. I chose the CTMH paper called Topstitch because it is both pink and blue and since this baby is a surprise I thought it went well.

The stamp that I chose was actually a dollar bin stamp at Michael's several months ago. I have really been wanting to use it but have not had to make any Thank You cards for quite some time. I inked the image in chocolate ink and then stamped it right on the Colonial White cardstock. I then distressed the edges with the edge of the Blush ink pad just swiping it all the way around.

The layout for the card came from the CTMH How To book called Wishes. I am serious when I say if you do not have these How To books you really, really should. I was able to make 21 cards in just under an hour all while getting my kids ready for bed, saying prayers and getting up to get popsicles....that is my current craving of the month!

It only used about 4 sheets of paper and then about 7 sheets of cardstock, but I like to cut my own cards. You can buy them premade and folded and save a lot of money. I hope you enjoy this card. August 27th is my crop night. I will be posting a picture of the layout and card we make from that as well as what my next workshop will be on. I am pretty sure we will be making clear acrylic cards....they are very dimensional and easy to do. So stay tuned!!! Thanks for checking this out!!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Time Is Near!!

I just wanted to share a picture of the cake that my friend Kim made for me. My co-workers threw me a baby shower last week at work and it was wonderful. Kim is so talented!! She makes cakes and does photography. We were going to take maternity pictures today but the weather isnt cooperating with us. It has been 112 degrees here every day for several months with hardly any rain and then as soon as I plan outdoor pictures here comes the monsoon. So we'll try again in 2 weeks, but I will be ready to bust by then. if it doesnt work out she will come and take pictures of the baby for me when it is born.

This is the perfect cake for either gender. I have found that by not knowing what gender the baby is one tends to rack up on all the essentials as far as baby gifts go. Not that anything froo-froo and cutsie isnt wanted or appreciated, it is just that when it comes down to it diapers, wipes and breast feeding supplies are way more practical. I have another shower in October (an after the baby shower) and I am going to have to update my registry for that one, because my current registry is pretty much taken care of.

I am going out with two of my best friends today and finishing up shopping for this little one. I need baby socks and a couple of gender neutral outfits and then I need to pack my hospital bag with the new mommy essentials and get some comfy black yoga pants for my hospital stay. I am so not staying in those open back gowns with the fishnet panties they give you in one size fits all....yeah right....have they seen the junk in my trunk lately?

Anyway, stay tuned for pictures of the baby shower gift Thank You cards that I mass prodcued the other night. My feet were as swollen as grapefruits but I used CTMH's card book and cut, glued and embellished 21 cards in just under an hour. It was so easy!! I also have a CTMH team meeting tomorrow at my Uplines house. I know I will be bringing back some awesome information for you guys. So stay tuned!! I may be 9 months pregnant but I am still at it!!!

Here we are in the breakroom at work. These are just a few of the awesome ladies I work with at the clinic here in town. You can't see the rest of them but everyone came and oohed and ahhed over me and this little one. I am so very blessed!! It seemed like I opened presents for hours. All of the food was homemade and my friend in the back beside me, Rebekah was able to make it with her daughter Ashley and her new baby, 2 week old Allie Grace. It was a lot of fun.