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Diaper Cakes

Here is something I whipped up for a baby shower... A Diaper Cake! This is the second one that I've made, and they are so easy to do. Supplies: 100 (size 1) disposable diapers transparent tape 2 bottles or 1 sparkling grape juice bottle 3 large rubber bands ribbons Directions: 1. roll each diaper starting with the waist band and tape 2. when done rolling, place rubber bands around one bottle 3. start securing diapers to bottle by placing inside of rubber band and up against the bottle 4. go all around the bottle a couple of times (I did 4 rows for the bottom, 3 for the second and 2 for the third) 5. start second layer by placing second rubber band around the bottle and start over attach the next set of diapers 6. if you use sparkling grape juice, just start last tier with 3rd rubber band, however, if you use regular baby bottle, you need to get a second bottle and place on top of first 7. place ribbon around the cake to hide the rubber bands and decorate For thi

My First SVG!!!

I've been playing with Inkscape and Sure Cuts A Lot. And I finally did it, made my first svg from a free clip art file!!! I made a very simple card to show it off using, paper scraps, glitter glue (red and clear), red stamp ink and green ribbon. I used my new Sizzix Embosser too (check out previous post for info on it). It came out real cute and then my 2 yr old grabbed it off the table... wet. Oh well, at least I still believe, lol. You can download it here .

Black Friday Rocks!

I headed out to Michael's this morning and got such great deals!!!! I really wanted an embossing machine, so I was gonna get a Cuttlebug. But then I got to thinking, I don't need a die cutter because I have my Cricut Expressions, I just wanted an embosser. Low and behold, I found the perfect machine and it's so cute too! Texture Boutique Embossing Machine It's new from Sizzix and very affordable, only $29.99! I got the Michael's special which included 10 folders. It was $39.99 but with my 25% off coupon, it was $29.99!!! It is very lite weight, so I can take it to crops. The plates are not as bulky as the Cuttlebug or Sizzix Big Shot. It takes little space on my book shelf. And the Cuttlebug folders work with this too, so I'm very excited to start using this! I also got a new camera, Nikon s302 from Target. So I can now take decent pictures!!! Hope you got some great deals too!

Black Friday Success!

I cheated a little, maw-ha-ha!!! My phone rang 1:30 am, it's was my brother and he was at Walmart with a couple of friends. They decided to stay up, and our 24 hr store was letting people fill their buggies with all the good deals and wait to check out at 5 am. I gave him my whole list over the phone, and he was my personal shopper! I got everything without standing in the cold or long lines!!! Chris was going to go to Target at 3am but since my brother called, he figured he would just get up and go. He got there at 2:45am and the line was already 50 people deep. His co-workers were all laughing at him as they came in (of course, he was standing by the employee door). He had his "trail"all mapped out! He was happy too because everyone he was standing around was able to get what they wanted. He was telling them where everything was located in the store. Chris and I did great! He went to Target at 2am. He was able to get one of the 26, 32 inch TVs along with my new

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

FUN THANKSGIVING POEM

TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, BUT I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP. I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP. THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE, BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT. TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION, THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION. SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR, AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE. GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES, PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES. I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND, 'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND. I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY, WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE. BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES.... HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE. MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY, MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP. MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP. MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS. MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE, MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS!! HAP

Gypsy give-a-way

WooHoo!!! The Gypsy Spot is giving away a brand new Gypsy (retail value 299.99). I been reading up on the Gypsy and think I can see one in my future and I don't even need a gypsy's crystal ball... haha, bad joke...lol. I'm not the type to go out and get the latest items hot off the lines. I like to wait, get a better deal and let other people deal with all the little "bugs" that usually come with new gadgets. So I'm crossing my fingers because I know my husband would be tickled pink if I "won" my gypsy, lol!!!

Am I brave...

... or foolish???? After 7 years of successfully avoiding anything to do with Black Friday, I'm heading out to join the mad rush of shoppers this year. Hubby is going out at 3am to get a TV at Target, 23 inch for $246! Can't beat that!!! While he's at it, I added the Dirt Devil Stick vac for $9 and Nikon Coolpix S203 for $88. When he gets home, it's my turn. I'm gonna hit WalMart, Toys R Us, JCPenny's and Michael's. I have my list and would love to get everything on it but if I don't, oh well. I am going with (aka forcing to go with me) my brother to WalMart, so I'm kinda leaning towards, foolishly smart, lol. Are you heading out Friday? What's on your list? BLACK FRIDAY 2009

Cupcake card

Here is my matching card for Candice's word book. (I made hubby look at my photos and now he thinks we should get a new camera...YAAAAAY!) The font is one from my computer. The cupcake is a svg file that I downloaded. For the life of me, I can't find the original site :( It's too hard to keep track.

Harvest pumpkin craft

I'm in my Fall Harvest mode now!!! Can't wait for Thanksgiving. One of the decorations that I have are cloth pumpkins. I have been making them for about 13 yrs now and though I would show you a couple. My Sam made the orange one on the end at church. His teacher is my sister, and I passed on my pumpkin knowledge, lol . They are very easy to make. All you need is a scrap of fabric ( I look in the scrap bin at the fabric store), a roll of toilet paper, batting, paper bag, jute and fake leaves. Hot glue gun and pins. Place the TP in the center of the fabric. Wrap the TP in batting to get the thickness you want. Gather the fabric and pleat up over the TP and tuck into top hole of TP . Do that all the way around. You can pin the fabric to the batting/ TP at the top if you want. Cut a strip from the bottom of the paper bag, about 4 inches wide and roll to make the stem. Start at the top of the "stem" using hot glue to hold the jute on the bag. Next wrap the ju
Thank you Chasity- WORKING MOM WITH A STAY-AT-HOME HEART !! For this nice award. 1. Thank whoever gave this to you. 2. Copy award. 3. Post it in your blog. 4. Tell us 7 things that your readers don’t know about you. 5. Link 7 new bloggers. 6. Notify winners of the award with a comment on their blog. 7. Keep being awesome! Seven things about myself... 1. I am the oldest of three. 2. I have never lived outside of Youngstown, even buying my parents home. 3. I only dated my husband 3 months before getting engaged and 13 months before getting married. 4. I had a miscarriage when my Jessica was 9 months old. I was 3 months along. 5. I have never dyed my hair, and I am a natural blonde. 6. Christmas is my favorite holiday. 7. I am a die-hard scrapper. I love scrapbooking and my Cricut! I love all my blogland friends. Please grab this nice award and post on you blog!!!

Candy Word Book

Here's my first Word Book. I like how it turned out. It's for my cousin's 18th birthday. She loves pink, black and white, but she's is not to foo-foo with ribbons and such. (sorry the pictures are so bad, Santa is suppose to bing me a new camera) I used my SCAL program to weld the letters to the "squares". I used chipboard and various scrapbook papers ie. velum, glitter, embossed. It made such a big difference using textured papers. I you have SCAL or DS, you have to try at least one word book!!!!
#151 And...here we go! 1. We need MORE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS!!!!!! 2. The kiddos are loving on each other and it made me smile. 3. If you want peace, open the BIBLE. 4. Smile because Jesus loves you. 5. Massachusetts has a proposed 5% sales tax on elective cosmetic surgery; I think oh brother. 6. Happy mama makes for a happy holiday. (hint, hint kiddos) 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to painting at the church, tomorrow my plans include Cricut night with a friend plus dinner and Sunday, I want to work (not really but I have to) and put up the CHRISTMAS TREE!

Black Friday Cricut deals!!!! Cricut Expressions $188!!!!

Walmart has $30 carts and an Cricut Expressions machine for $188 in black, red, blue and green colors Michael's is having Cricut Cartridges 60% off!!!!

Mama’s Holiday Wish List

Mama’s Holiday Wish List Meme TodaysMama and Provo Craft are giving away a sleighful of gifts this holiday season and to enter I’m sharing this meme with you. 1. What 5 items are on your holiday wish list this year? Cuttlebug and embossing folders, new camera, V- the collectors edition, anything scrapbook/Cricut!!!, and new house speaker phones. 2. What is your favorite handmade gift you have received? An afghan given to me for my babies. 3. What handmade gift have you always wanted to tackle? I'd like to give out some of those baker's jars. 4. What was the best Christmas gift you received as a child? my Cabbage Patch doll!!! 5. What items are on your kid’s wish list this year? everything they see on tv!!!! "Mama, I want that" is a common quote in our house. 6. What is your favorite holiday food? Pumpkin Rolls 7. What will you be hand-crafting for the holidays? cards and ornament brag books 8. What is your favorite holiday movie? National Lampoon Christmas V

Friday Fill-ins

#150 And...here we go! (day late...oops) 1. The last band I saw live was Carrie Underwood was last solo artist but TSO was the last "band". 2. What I look forward to most on Thanksgiving is watching the Macy's Day parade with the kiddos, curled up in our jamies, eating the first batch of Christmas cookies while Daddy starts on the Christmas lights outside. (if you don't celebrate thanksgiving, insert your favorite holiday) 3. My Christmas/holiday shopping is 80% done and I'm making out my black friday list now. 4. Thoughts of sugar plums fill my head. 5. I wish I could wear shorts again. 6. Bagpipes... 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to scrapbooking and cleaning, tomorrow my plans include date night with hubby and Sunday, I want to go to church and then vegg with the family!

Fall decorations

Fall season full swing!!! Here's our home, ready for Thanksgiving!!!

VERY COOL SITE ALERT!!!!!

Love, Love, Love!!!! Sure Cuts A Lot . If you have a Cricut, you NEED this program!!! LOVE IT!!! Check it out! I have sooo many files already and using it in conjunction with my cartridges. But I have another site that I love to go. The Master List of Cricut Video Tutorials is a great resource site!!! I am such a visual gal and You Tube is my best friend...not really, Jen is, but you get the picture. This site has boat loads in one place for me to just pour over while hubby is bugging me to get on the computer, lol. I did hear music to my ears the other day when hubby said I needed a laptop just so he could use the computer again!!!!!

Emmy's Hat

I just HAD to show Emily's hat. She was a clown for Halloween, but I couldn't find a wig to fit her. So I got to brainstorming..."Oh Cricut!!!" (in my sing song voice of course, lol). Why not make her a little cone hat!?!?! The best part is her big sister got to help Mama put all the cute little dots on it too! Cricut to the rescue. I need a little picture of my Cricut with a cape, lol!!!

Praise report for Stellan

God is so good. This baby has been on my heart for almost a year. Is it because he is so tiny to go through this, is it because his Mama is one tough girlie fighting for her baby, it is because he is so close in age to my Emmy and this could have been me? I don't know. What I know is that God is our healer, provider and comforter in all situations. Here is are his updates: MckMama He has come so far and still has a ways to go. Yesterday morning, my prayer was When Lord? When is the break through coming, when are you going to show you awesome power and miraculous healing. When???? That was before I left for work. After work, the answer was NOW!!! Thank you Jesus!!! Praying for FULL recovery for Stellan.

Christmas mini brag book

I found this idea at Above Rubies Studio. Megan's video is so easy to follow and this project took me no time to do. Here are the directions: Christmas mini brag book. I added the ribbon at the top by punching a hole in the middle three pages so the book can hang on the tree. My book is mad from red card stock, and I choose the dove from the Beyond Birthday's cartridge using white card stock. I cut out two and layered them using a pop dot to raise the second dove up a bit. I then used a swirly from the Essential Accents cartridge and cut in half to make the wings. I colored the wings with my silver ink pad. I made one for each year and put pictures in it of the kiddos opening up presents Christmas morning for that year. This was a fun project to do! Thanks Megan!

Harvest pumpkins

I'm in my Fall Harvest mode now!!! Can't wait for Thanksgiving. One of the decorations that I have are cloth pumpkins. I have been making them for about 13 yrs now and though I would show you a couple. My Sam made the orange one on the end at church. His teacher is my sister, and I passed on my pumpkin knowledge, lol . They are very easy to make. All you need is a scrap of fabric ( I look in the scrap bin at the fabric store), a roll of toilet paper, batting, paper bag, jute and fake leaves. Hot glue gun and pins. Place the TP in the center of the fabric. Wrap the TP in batting to get the thickness you want. Gather the fabric and pleat up over the TP and tuck into top hole of TP . Do that all the way around. You can pin the fabric to the batting/ TP at the top if you want. Cut a strip from the bottom of the paper bag, about 4 inches wide and roll to make the stem. Start at the top of the "stem" using hot glue to hold the jute on the bag. Next wrap

I'm gonna miss this!

The kiddos saying the darnest things! Jess asked me if I wanted to hear the song she wrote. She then started sing the "ABC song", and started beating on a bucket like a bongo (my hippy child?) She said she was getting ready for a concert tonight that starts in 3 mins, lol! You'd never know she had the swine flu!
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2009 #149 And...here we go! 1. Plans and schedules have a way of unraveling around here . 2. I'm happy when things are calm, peaceful, relaxing... oh that right, I won't see that for another 20 years so I'll see for my joy and happiness coming from the Lord right now! 3. The last thing I drank was orange juice . 4. One of the most valuable things in my life is my husband and kiddos . 5. I like banana peppers on my pizza. 6. Dear November, please be kind and keep the snow away . 7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to doing some Christmas shopping, tomorrow my plans include ... OMG!!!! I have nothing planned!!!! WOW! I guess I'll be on the Cricut!!! and Sunday, I want to go to church and play Wii with the family!

Thanksgiving Planner give-a-way!!!

Awesome give-a-way Alert!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 Christian HomeKeeper Network is giving away an Awesome Thanksgiving Planner !!!! It does end tonight at midnight though so hurry up and head over there and leave a comment for a chance to win. I looked at mine and it is AWESOME!!!!!! Thanks Sylvia and girls for all your hard work!