Sunday, May 31, 2009

Happy Tyler

Jon and Jamie sent me this video of Tyler. He is so cute, I can't believe he will be 3 months old next week!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Bind It Pocket File Folder Album

I wanted to make something for my daughter Kelsey, so I put together this album so she would have something to put her special things in. I made this from manila file folders. The flowers were from the Cricut cartridge "Plantin Schoolbook". And of course I used my new Bind It All. (I got that for my birthday from my husband Ü)

Friday HIghlight: Envelope Treat Bag

This is a cute little bag that Angie makes. One idea you could use this for is if you are having a baby shower, these would be cute little give aways for you guest's. This video is from Chicnscratch.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday Highlight: Mimicking Maya Road Flowers

I hope this one works.
This Video is from Milkcannyc.
Really cute felt flowers.

Friday Highlight: Card Organizer Tutorial

This is a cool way to keep all you cards organized.
This video is by Dannies Designs.

Friday Highlight: Scallop and Embossed Edge Card

Super cute card. Watch how she adds her small pieces of paper. Good tip. This video is by Jennifer Mcguireink.

Friday Highlight

It looks like YouTube is having issues again. I tried twice to download a video.
So hopefully they will show up soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ty's cute little smile

Tyler is growing so fast. He changes every week. He is cooing and smiling now. He has been having a few problems with his blood pressure being to high and his saturation level being to low. this is partly due to the fact that he is growing out of his artificial artery. But he seems to be a happy little guy who gets lots of attention from his siblings.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ranger Inks

I finally bought some more Ranger Ink pads. I used three different colors with this card by just rubbing the pad on the card. I took some blending solution and blended the colors together.
The stamps are Tim Holtz stamp set, love them! They are probably the best clear stamps I've used yet! I added a little tiny pearl at the end of the phrase.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Friday Highlight: How To Make Your Own Envelopes and Alter Pre Made Ones To Fit!

how to alter pre made envelopes to fit your card, video by usyoungs.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Red Flowers

This is a 3-Dimensional card I made with some new stamps I bought. They are SU. I used the thick zots adhesive to raise the flower and the leaves.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

April's Visit

Here are some more pictures of April, Mia and Ezekiel when they came to visit us last week.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Mothers Day Card

I just wanted to share a card my daughter April made for me for Mothers Day! Isn't it pretty! I love getting home made cards. Thanks April. I love you Ü
My daughter Jamie gave me the Crop A Dial Corner Chomper, not realizing that Jim bought me one as well! I just had to laugh when I received hers in the mail! All my daughters are so special. I am a lucky mom to have three daughters and two great talented sons!
I feel so blessed to be a mother!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Friday Highlight-Map Book Tutorial

Here is another take on a mini album. This video is from 2worldswings. Very cute project.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

New Layout-April and Me

I was playing around with my Cricut and found this really pretty border. The blue was a little loud for me so I took my Ranger ink pad and swiped it around on the border. That toned it down a bit. I added some pretty little pearls on the flowers that are on the border. You can click on it for a larger view.

Monday, May 4, 2009

A Visit to the L.A. Zoo

April and the kids came down for a week. We decided to take the kids to the Zoo. It was the perfect weather for a day at the Zoo. Ezekiel loves giraffes so he got to see them up close! We had a great time being together with the family!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Tyler's Update

It's been awhile since I gave an update on Tyler. Yesterday he saw his Cardiologist. He had an echo done. It showed that his vessel is still leaking. Not what they want. He is starting to out grow his artificial artery, so that means he will have his second surgery in July. They knew this would happen. He outgrew it just a little early. He did gain some weight, he is a little over ten pounds. That's a good step in the right direction. He is still on oxygen, but lost the feeding tube! He is overall doing pretty good. He has had some ups and downs, but I hope we are on the up swing. He just needs to stay well and not get sick from his siblings who have coughs. This could be life threatening for him. Try to keep 4 other kids away from a baby. Not an easy task for Jamie.
Jamie is having some challenges herself. She will have to have surgery due to a strange problem with her femur bone. It seems it has deteriorated where the femur and the hip meet, she will have to have some bone graphs done. Just what she needs. To have surgery and trying to take care of a very sick baby who is going to have open heart surgery. I tell you, this sure wasn't in the plans. She has to be very careful not to turn or move the wrong way or she could shatter her bone. This family needs lots of prayers. Thank goodness she has some wonderful neighbors who look after them.
He is a picture of Tyler. He looks so cute.