Monday, February 28, 2011
It's been raining here... a lot. So, stay dry!
Saturday, February 26, 2011
The race this morning was very fun and energetic. I was a little nervous, but when I think back, it was more like excitement! My brother, Nate, and SIL, Lara ran too. We had a ball and my brother was talking and acting like a complete clown the whole run. He had all the people around us laughing or giving him a funny look. One guy thought he was doing bird calls! He was saying, "Lou-Lou!" in a high pitch voice... Lou Lou is my nickname.
Here we are after the race, and after running back to the car because it was so darn cold! My SIL has the best legs... they are so skinny, and ends with dainty ankles! You did awesome Luna!!! Thanks to Nate for running slow with us and keeping the two of us going and laughing the entire time! Run Happy!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
I went with a vintage cute Christmas card this week and just love the look on that little girls face! I know exactly who I'm sending this one to! ;) Supplies: The vintage card is October Afternoon, patterned paper is Basic Grey, red edge border is Bazzill, the felt poinsettia is Making Memories and the ribbon is Papertrey.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Here is the sketch, and you had to use string on your card as an added challenge. This one was for my brother. I used American Crafts paper and a bit of baker's string on the button!
Friday, February 18, 2011
Once we were at the hospital, it was almost 7:00 am. We left the bags in the car because I was sure the doctor would send me home. On the contrary, the baby was breech and I was 6-7 cm dilated. I was being rushed in for an emergency c-section.
At 7:35 am, Stephen McDonald "Mac" Profumo was born exactly 4 weeks early. He was so perfect, weighing in at 6 pounds and 10 ounces, with a head kissed with blond curls. My first born baby, a boy, so sweet and precious... a day I will never forget.
Mac has grown so much in the past year. He's still into sports, soccer and basketball being his favorites. He enjoys building with his Lego's, Cub Scouts, and started taking guitar lessons. He is a star student in second grade and loves to read. We are so very proud of him and all of his outstanding accomplishments!
Here are some of my favorite layouts of Mac:
His first trip to Kings Island riding a big roller coaster...
Mac has been a wonderful big brother to Elan since the day he was born...
Playing one of the "play" guitars- you have every intention of being a rock star, or possibly a singer/songwriter...
This layout sums up exactly who you are on the inside...
Some recent photos of Mac:
At his birthday party, getting a great gift from my brother and his family...
Group shot... we celebrated with family for both Elan (2/2) and Mac's (2/18) birthday (don't you love Anna's sweater?!)...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I love this new ice skate stamp set from Papertrey Ink. It comes with different sock patterns and lots of darling sentiments for winter. My sentiment is a SRM sticker. ;) I embossed the snowflake pattern and added "snowball puffs" to the end of the laces and some chunky glitter to the ice skate blades. Closer:
Monday, February 14, 2011
Just wanted to pop in quickly and share some of the Valentine's I made this year:
A pretty, pink collage of sweetness...
A simpler version, but still cute!
This one was for one of my niece's and I love how it turned out...And another for a baby niece... the colors are precious on this one...
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Hope you are cranking out all your Valentine's today! I'll share all of mine tomorrow!
Friday, February 11, 2011
The challenge for today was to make a tag. I made two of the same because I had *two* special people in my life receive awards from my alma mater, Sacred Heart Academy.
Inside the decorated bags was a treat... Yummy white chocolate party mix! Everybody loves this treat, it's the perfect blend of sweet and salty, and makes a ton! I plan to give some with Valentines too! Want the recipe? I thought so!
White Chocolate Party Mix
2 packages of White Chocolate Bark- melted
5 Cups of Cheerios
5 Cups Rice Chex
1 1/2 bags of peanut M&M's
1 Bag pretzels
Mix all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and then pour melted chocolate over. Mix well. Spread onto wax paper or foil. Let cool 30 minutes and then break apart. Store in Tupperware or Ziploc bags, Will freeze up to 1 month.
It's a big hit, easy and cheep to make- perfect for mass gift giving! ;)
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I made this card in no time flat... I already had the felt heart laying on my desk with the die cut (just waiting... begging to be used!):
The card base is Paper-Source in strawberry, the background is a scrap from my stash, I believe it's Bo-Bunny, the die cut and stamp is from Taylored Expressions, the "XOXO" sticker is SRM, and the heart and fabric were put together by moi. I added some cross stitches to the die cut and "ruffled" the fabric just slightly by running my thread through the middle and giving it a little tug.
I love the end result of my card and hope you do too! The Card Patterns sketch was fun to play with, and I hope you get a chance to play this week! :)
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
Enjoy and stay warm!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Today, I am posting a card I did back in June, 2010. One of the challenges at Papertrey, was to post a favorite project from last year. Well, this is mine: I used the "Everyday Button Bits" set, a chipboard cloud and some random paper. I think my fave part of this card is the green hills below the balloons, and also the fact that it could be used for either a guy or a gal! ;)
Enjoy, and scoot on over to the Papertrey blog to participate!
Thursday, February 3, 2011
But first, a little project I made with scraps: My niece, Kendall loves to read. She's in first grade and she's really smart. I got her a book and made this bookmark to go with it. I sent it through the mail so she would be surprised. She loved it! I love to send stuff when people/kids aren't expecting it! :)
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Some more of my favorite "Elan" photos...