Sunday, November 30, 2008

New & Exciting!!!

I have to calm down so I can type this out.... I AM ON THE HELHAR ADHESIVES NEW DT!!!!! whew, I feel better :) k, 10 girls were picked and I am one of them. I have been doing cartwheels for hours now ;) Check out the list of all the girls at the Helmar Blog.... gosh, I almost feel as though I shouldn't belong on this list! I guess I have some very big shoes to fill - hehe

Now look at what else I went and did! I am teaching a workshop at and I put together this video for all of you. The primary focus of this workshop is learing how to use Prima's IOD Build-A-Frame Stamps. They rock! Plain and simple, they rock! Did I mention that they rock? I use them all the time. So in the process of learning how to use the stamps, you will also create a beautiful layout! AND I already have an add-on workshop, My Boy. You will use the same stamps and learn simple, but a little bit more advanced stamping techniques.

I have so much exciting news that I almost forgot about the Peppermint Swirl Kit - YUMMY!!! Robyn Weatherspoon designed this kit and it has been so much fun to play with!
And here is the December Daily Journal Kit designed by Barb Novak... This kit is PACKED with fabulous products!!!

And a follow up on my last entry... no more bottles and no more baby car seat - yea!!! Cullen is doing so well with sleeping in his big boy bed... MUCH better than his 2 older sisters!!

Thanksgiving was nice, but Corey was sick and slept through the entire thing. Caytlynn had streep and 2 ear infections. Thanks to my MIL she was on her meds a day before and could somewhat enjoy Thanksgiving :)

Corey is in the midst of remodeling our bathroom on the main floor and it has been such a pain in the rear. The kids want to see everything that is going on and wants to play with Corey's helpers! Jay is doing the plumbing work. He even did lunch with us. Later in the day Cassidy asked if we could invite him over for a playdate - how cute! Anyways, I can't wait until it's done, I know it'll look stellar!!! Seeing as he put in new insulation I hope the shower won't freeze up this winter - lol!!!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Not-such-a-baby and ramblings

Cali, my youngest, just turned one last Sunday. I was so happy as I was thinking... no more bottles, no more formula, no more car seat, more independance, more interaction, more walking, more babbling and more fun! Well, the no bottle thing didn't work out already - grrr and I haven't had a chance to change out the car seat yet. At the same time I am sad bacuase we will not be having any more babies, we are DUN! With 4 babies being more than enough, I am still sad to know that there will be no more. What is worng with me! It's a good thing that I didn't start having babies earlier in life, I probably would have had 10 by now. Here is my gorgeous baby girl, uh I mean not-such-a-baby girl ;)
My Mom was over yesterday and she snapped this up for me. We don't have any family shots with Cali in them. Actually, it's been a year and a half since the last family shot!
I have been sick for a few weeks now and last Friday my cold took a turn for the worse -grrrr.

Cullen was the first of all my kids to swallow a penny - yikes! Corey took apart the crib yesterday and he is now sleeping in a big boy bed. So far so good :) :) :) What prompted this is the other night, oh, it was the night that he swallowed the penny, he climbed out of his crib and we think he was climbing on his dresser and fell off, smashing his nose into a doll house. back up. Cullen took the doll house out of his closet that morning and I just didn't think to put it away. I certainly didn't think that he would be dresser diving/doll house smashing later that night!

I will teaching my first on-line workshop at my site - Scrap-Tastic starting at the end of the month. I am SO excited!!! Here is a teaser to wet your pallet along with a snippet of the product you will receive. This is a Build-A-Frame class and you will learn how to use Prima's Build-A-Frame Stamps. I love these stamps for so many reasons! You can find out why in the workshop ;) I will be creating 2 more add-on classes that will use the same stamps, My Boy and a Love theme. Click here read more or register for the workshop.

The November Kit, Urban Swank is up at the site! This is one that I designed, can you tell with all the pinks??? Here is one of the LOs I made with it.

And here is Urban Swank:

And here are the 2 Project Kits designed by Barb Novak: