Friday, August 7, 2009

Cleaning and purging....

Have I ever told you how much "stuff" I have? I seriously have a problem with throwing things is a sickness! (Of course it doesn't stop me from buying either!) Brian and I have been slowly repainting the house.....which leads to cleaning.......which leads to purging and simply throwing the crap away. I should grab my camera and show you the piles I have ready to go to Amvets. There are probably hundreds of dollars sittin' there. Oh, and let's not even mention the scrapbook room........I may enter and never come out again! I have stuff shoved in every nook and cranny of that room. I worked for 6 hours yesterday and it looks like I did absolutely nothing! What does that tell you?! I have decided that when it is time to paint that I am going with hot pink! pink! White trim, some cute lil' white and hot pink curtain toppers....! Oh, I can't wait!

Anyway, since I have done nothing crafty for the past couple of days.....because I am so busy cleaning.....that I thought I'd show you a LO of my niece that I did a couple of weeks ago. The picture was taken up in Michigan on the 4th. Her favorite thing to do, was to build sandcastles. Of course our sandcastles were completed with faces! We must have built and rebuilt our sandcastles at least a dozen times! : ) I used Noel Mignon's Five Foot Two kit. (sold out)

Time to go grab the bags and fell 'em up for charity......
Off to see my Gram today too..... : )
Have a fantastic weekend!!!!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Guest Designer for Sweet 'n Sassy!

I am excited to tell you that I will be a guest designer for Sweet 'n Sassy stamps this month! I was previously on their DT and was honored to be asked back! : )

If you remember a couple of days ago, I posted a LO of my daughter and her friends using Sweet 'n Sassy's, In His Time, set. For today's card, I used the same set. I ADORE these butterflies! I colored the image with my Copics and added pearls to the body and wings. I stamped the sentiment with Momento ink. Using my Nestibilities, I airbrushed the image a bit. The paper and ribbon is by Papertrey Ink.

I so appreciate you stopping by! Thank you!

Have a fantastic Thursday!!!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Going Vintage....

Well, for those of you staying up late worrying about my poor hubby......( a wee bit of sarcasm there! : ) He is doing great! As a matter of fact, he says he feels much better now that the tooth is gone. Now he has to get a root canal on his other back molar. He is really jumping up and down over that one! (again........sarcasm..... : ) Yesterday I was off the computer the whole day....can you believe it? I tutored in the morning and then was asked to go to lunch with two of my very good friends/coworkers. The three of us headed to TJ Max for some shopping. 3 hours we were in that darn store! We had such a great time together! Kyle is at his Gram's, and hubby was out to dinner with an old boss, so that just left Cort and me. She and I had dinner, took an hour long walk around the neighborhood, and then swam until 7:30 PM. I have been diligently working on some thank you's for Cort's friends but have yet to finish them! So that is my story.........

On to my card! I used Crafty Secret's Garden Scraps for the main image. The background was done with Spellbinder's Impressibilities and Glimmer Mist. I didn't want the background competing with my image so I added a layer of cream cardstock. I pierced it, inked it, and distressed it. For my finishing touches I added a paper key, ribbon, Prima flower, and a few pretty stick pins.

I am hoping to catch up on some of my blog reading this I feel very behind lately!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

They are Why I Scrapbook....

This week's challenge over at Noel Mignon's was to scrap about why we scrapbook. Well for me, like a lot of people, I scrap to leave my children with concrete memories that they can look back on, and I want them to know how much I love them. I hope it shows through my pages......
The picture isn't the fact it is a bit blurry, but I loved that Kyle was reading to his big sis and that the dog just had to be there......protecting them both. It was one of those moments I peeked in and my heart melted....... : )

The page was created using Noel Mignon's Five Foot Two kit.
Head on over HERE to play along with us!

This has been quite the dentistry week for the Kovack family let me tell ya! First Kyle had his braces put on. Then Brian went in for a root canal only to be told that his tooth couldn't be saved. Since they only did a partial root canal, he is in LOTS of pain. He is scheduled today to have the tooth extracted. He is actually leaving work early to have it done.......which if you know my husband.....that NEVER happens! This morning, Cortney went for her first set of x-rays. Her regular dentist wanted us to go to a specialist who deals with handicapped children. This guy wanted to anesthetize Cort to get the X-rays. I really didn't want to do that, so I called a different dentist who also specializes in handicapped children. So she went there today.....and she SUCCESSFULLY got her bite wings done! Yippee! And even better......she had perfect teeth!!!

So I guess, I need to get prepared to baby my hubby tonight...... cuz you know how well men deal with pain.................... : )

Have a great day!