Sunday, November 30, 2008

And the winner is.......

Out of 161 entries, Random.Ken (my hubby) picked lucky number 13! So, the winner is Michele!

She wrote:"Love the Christmas holiday season. Our tradition is to open gifts on Christmas Eve with the entire family and spend Christmas day with our family."

Michele, email me at with your address and we'll get your goodies shipped out to you!

Thanks everyone for playing! It was awesome reading all your fun traditions! I have already decided to snatch a few of them up!! :-)

Awards and... tag- I'm it!

Oh gosh... this Thanksgiving weekend made me thankful for you! My friends in blog land are so awesome! I got tagged twice and got a couple of awards too!! The first is from the super duper sweet Robin....

The award says... "This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."

I am honored to be called charming and Lord knows, you can never have too many friends! So, thanks Robin!!! You rock! Ok, now I am giggling... Rockin' Robin... tweet, tweet, tweet! (Sorry, I couldn't resist! I am SURE she's heard that time and time again!!)

Then, today I got this award from the lovely and talented Tanya....
The coolest blog? Wow Tanya--- too sweet! Thank you both ladies! I am supposed to pick a number of people to dole these out to but that is always so hard for me! So, I am going to chicken out and just tell both of these ladies a BIG huge thank you! It's nice to know that talking and posting here in cyberspace is appreciated! It truly is! You all have no idea just how much fun it is for me when you stop by and say hi!

And, then my bud Kay tagged me and she gave me these categories and I had to put five things in each!
Things I Love: my God, my hubby, my kids, to sing, to dance
Things I Don’t Love: Heights, taking off in a plane, spiders, dirty floors (makes me clean like a nut), when work piles up!
Songs on my iPod: 4 seconds to save the world - Madonna and T-lake, Take 5 - Dave Bruebeck, Pick it Up - Lil Mama, Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera, New Shoes - Paolo Nutini
Favorite Food or Drink: Coffee, Pizza with fresh sauce!, Jamocha icecream, Enchiladas, did I say coffee????
And then..... one of my buds, Barb tagged me and wanted me to share 7 random things about myself! Hope you don't get bored reading up!!! :-)

1. I married the boy next door.
2. I have a Border Collie who is neuroitic named Maggie.
3. I spent much of my time growing up on a horse farm where I loved to ride hunter jumper.
4. I can't bake - the only thing I try is what comes in a box!
5. I have a thing for Corvettes - maybe because I grew up in the 'Motor City!' And also why I am refurbishing a '77 Corvette!
6. My family was on Trading Spaces family.
7. I'm afraid of heights.

Wowzers! I feel the love out there in blog land! Thanks for spending some time here! I'll be back soon with my blog candy winner and news of a HUGE celebration that will be a ton of fun to participate in!

SALE at I.O.!

Believe it or not it's that time of year...Impression Obsession's once-a-year internet sale! Receive 25% off your entire order just by entering the coupon code "8SALE" at checkout. This is in ADDITION to all the fabulous deals storewide! There are clearance stamps that are 25-50% off! Remember that this sale runs one week only and will end next Sunday night. Happy Shopping!!! :-)

Friday, November 28, 2008

It's all Just Rite!

We're wrapping up the Just Rite candy trail with a bow and my day is the tail end of the trail! So, if you'd like to win the Just Rite Christmas Ensemble and Harmony Circle Stamper....

...all you need to do is leave a comment at the end of this post! Why don't you tell me your favorite Christmas or holiday tradition?

If you need some inspiration on how to use this set, I even have that too!

To make this 4-1/4" square card, I used my scalloped circle and circle nesties along with a Marvy Giga scalloped circle punch. I used the Christmas Glittered Paper (which is going on sale soon!). After embossing the Merry Christmas and adding some bling, I used one of the ornaments from the All that Glitters set for my centerpiece. Not a difficult card, but it sure is festive!

So, sign up for my candy and then hop on over to these other DT members to check out their goodies! Late Sunday, we'll have the winners' roundup over at the Flourishes Newsletter!

Flourishes Newsletter

That's it my friends! Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Stamp Simply - Giving Thanks!

On this long weekend for all of us in the United States, we officially kick off the holiday season! And, what a beautiful way to kick it off by giving thanks. Today my family went out and threw the old football around. We had gorgeous weather - sunny and balmy! Then, we spent the afternoon in the kitchen together cooking and watched our favorite teams play on the telly. It was a good day!

And so, on this weekend, what better time than to make a card that shows thanksgiving! That's the Stamp Simply challenge this week- to make a "thank you" card! (ssnotime63 is the keyword on SCS). If you want to check out the official rules - click HERE to go to Sharon's place.

I chose to make a different kind of thank you card. It goes without saying, when you have a day like today, you can't help but feel extremely blessed. So, that is the basis of my card today!!

I recently picked up this stamp set- Sing to The Lord from Our Daily Bread Designs - and I just am in love with it. I think it is just stunning. To make the card, I stamped the bird twice - first on a piece of ivory that I cut out with the Curved Rectangle Nestabilities set. I cut a smaller curved rectangle from a scrap piece and used it as a mask to sponge ink into the center of my larger rectangle. I stamped the bird and the sentiment over top. On a scrap piece, I stamped the bird on the limb, colored the bird and flowers, cut them out and layered them on top of my main piece for a pop of dimension. I colored the bird and flowers with watercolor pencils and blended with my blender pen. (It's the easy "cheat" way!) Add some decorative paper, some self adhesive pearls and some ivory satin ribbon and... you're done!

Here's a close up of that cute birdie!!!

ETA: I just was surfing over at the Papercraft Planet and they are having 12 days of Christmas challenges! Well, today's challenge is a bird or tree card --- so, this fits! You can check out the challenge HERE!

But first, you have to check out what the other Stamp Simply gals cooked up this week? (besides turkey!)

Sharon Johnson
Becky Oehlers
Dee Jackson
Janine Orchard
Tammy Hershberger
AJ Otto
Cathy Tidwell
Jennifer Buck

Before I go, there is a LONG candy trail for a whole host of Just Rite goodies being offered up by Flourishes! Today, check out Latisha Yoast's place HERE for her blog candy and don't forget to check out all the week's blog candy giveaways HERE. The drawings end early Sunday--- so sign up now if you haven't yet!! My candy will be offered up at midnight Saturday!!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

I love today! I love waking up in the morning, cuddling up with my kiddos and watching the parades on TV as I start baking pies or desserts and getting those wonderful smells floating through the house. I love the sounds of football and savor the scents of roasting turkey! I am thankful for friends, family and all the wonderful blessings that land on our doorstep! So, to those reading this post today, I raise my glass to you and wish you just the same!

The card I made for today is one featuring an old PSX stamp that I colored with Prismacolor pencils and accented with chalks. I used a mix of oranges, reds and greens and then blended with odorless mineral spirits. You might also see a bit of sheen. I always spray my work with workable fixative to prevent what's called "wax bloom." When you work with colored pencils that have a wax base, over time, you can get a white chalky appearance to your work -- so-- to prevent this -- you spray it! That's a little tip for you! The saying "Happy Thanksgiving" is from the new Autumn Flourishes set by Flourishes!

Before I go....the candy trail of Just Rite goodies continues! The Flourishes DT is showing you all the fun ways to use Just Rite products to get ready for Monday's big sale!!! Starting December 1st, all of the Just Rite products in the Flourishes store will be 25% off!

Before then, stop by and say hi to these DT members and check out the goodies they will be offering up on these days!
Sunday - Faith
Monday - Susan
Tuesday - Cindy
Wednesday - Laura
Thursday - Flourishes Newsletter
Friday - Latisha
Saturday - ME!
Sunday - Winner’s Roundup on the Flourishes Blog

I'll be back later tonight with a sneak peek at Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge -- so after turkey time - check back!!! :-)



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Schnookems!

Well, my "old man" is turning a year older today so I thought my post would have a birthday theme! This is not the card he's getting though -- too girly! Pink sparkles? Me thinks not! I don't even want to begin to tell you about the card he got me for my b-day. OH MY! I am still laughing but it's a little off color. So, we'll save that story for another time!

So... cue the music... Happy Birthday To YOU!!!

I just got this new rubber from Impression Obsession! It is part of the winter offerings from the talented illustrator Leigh Hannan! The main stamp is called Birthday Martini and the saying is -- Happy Birthday To You!

The card was super duper easy! I stamped the main image with Versamark Black ink, colored with watercolor pencils, added some Stickles, matted it up with the help of my nesties, add some pink satin ribbon and you're almost done! The saying was stamped on a 1-1/4" circle and, of course, I had to add some bling to both the saying and the bottom of the glass! No such thing as too much bling! The background paper is actually called Nana's Kids from DCWV. Round the corners on the card and.... VOILA!

Here's a look at my little tag....

And, here's a close up of the birthday martini! Don't you love the little cupcakes??? I do!

Before I let you go.... I have some FUN news!

To help you make sure the holiday is Just Rite, all Just Rite products in the Flourishes store will be 25% off starting December 1st! In order to build some excitement, the Flourishes Design team will be showing you all the fun ways you can use these products and we will be giving away some goodies of our own! Here's a look at the goody trail!!!

Sunday - Faith
Monday - Susan
Tuesday - Cindy
Wednesday - Laura
Thursday - Flourishes Newsletter
Friday - Latisha
Saturday - ME!
Sunday - Winner’s Roundup on the Flourishes Blog

Moving on... You know how I love Shimmerz paints -- right? Well, I got word that these little glimmery goodies will be going on sale direct from Shimmerz starting tomorrow! It's a limited time sale so, be sure to check out the details HERE on the Shimmerz blog!

And.... ONE more announcement! My bloggin' bud Sharon Johnson just hit a monumental milestone on her blog today. She reached one million hits! So, to celebrate, she asked some of us to strike up the band and help with the party! Starting Monday, there will be more than a week full of challenges, project ideas perfect for Christmas, and blog candy gallore! You won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I feel the love!!!

I'll have the candilicious details of our Just Rite giveaways through Flourishes in a few seconds - but first..... my mail box over the past few days made me smile -- big time! And, so I want to share it with all of you! Some very talented ladies sent me happy mail!!!

Janine Orchard, my sis from my SBS5 group knows me way too well! She knows I cannot live without my coffee! So, in addition to a beautiful card with a nice little note full of birthday wishes, she sent me a gorgeous coffee cup and a pound of coffee! I told her I plan to use it for my afternoon cup when I usually head down to my mom cave to create. I asked if she infused it with some of her creativity!!! I sure hope so!
My friend Joyce Edwards is one that I have been stamping with for 8 years now! It's hard to believe we have been talking about inky fingers for that long! But now, in addition to being creative, she is my daughter's adopted third grandma! She made me this classy card!

My mother in law stamps but her first passion is quilling! Has anyone tried it? Her creations always amaze me because it just looks so time intensive! Check this beautiful card I got for my birthday!
My bloggin' bud Denise Gooch is a hoot- she wanted me to lasso a good time! LOL! I think the card is darling and the boots even come complete with BLING! You know, I love my bling!
Today, some of the most beautiful Christmas cards arrived and they both made me GASP! This first one is from Karen Wallace. I love the way Karen used the gold mirror paper and decked it out with an embossed tree and plenty of red rhinestones. She created a real stunner of a card!

And my bud Cheryl Moody sent me this little number! I love, love, love the angel and she decked it out with plenty of sparkle! Isn't it just a darling card! Me thinks so!
Gosh, I can't tell you how heartwarming it is to know someone took time out of their day to create something for lil ole me! Truly heartwarming! I will have to make some room on my wall of fame! :-)
Now to news of candy! To help you make sure the holiday is Just Rite, all Just Rite products in the Flourishes store will be 25% off starting December 1st! In order to build some excitement, the Flourishes Design team will be showing you all the fun ways you can use these products and we will be giving away some goodies of our own! Here's a look at the goody trail!!!

Sunday - Faith
Monday - Susan
Tuesday - Cindy
Wednesday - Laura
Thursday - Flourishes Newsletter
Friday - Latisha
Saturday - ME!
Sunday - Winner’s Roundup on the Flourishes Blog
I'll be back tomorrow with more fun!

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Post That's Just Rite!

Hi all! I have news of some huge blog candy happenings first! As we get ready to kick off the holiday season, everything at Flourishes will be Just Rite! We want to make it easy for you to add to your wish list or buy for that special stamping buddy in your life! So, starting December 1st, everything Just Rite in the Flourishes store will be 25% off. In order to build some excitement, the Flourishes Design team will be showing you all the fun ways you can use these products and we will be giving away some goodies of our own!

First up is Faith who is giving away a bundle of Just Rite goodies. Click HERE to see her creation and sign up!

Then Susan is offering up not one, not two, not three, but FOUR bundles of Just Rite goodies for the taking! So click HERE to check it all out!

Stay tuned because there is more fun to come! I'll pass along the daily details here! You'll be able to check the Flourishes Newsletter HERE on November 30th when we announce all the winners!

Now to a card.... I made this for a friend who was a bit under the weather. I wanted her to know that I was thinking of her and wishing her well! She let me know today she got the card -- so it's safe to post! LOL!

I wanted to bring out some drama without a ton of stamping. So,the background is the Flourishes Damask backgrounder, the flowers are from Flourishes Spring Ephemerals set and the rest is just a tag with a Studio G sentiment, add a black satin ribbon, a splash of gold and some black rhinetones and you are pretty much done!

I did add the tag on with some gold cording... See? And, as you can see -- there's no such thing as too much bling! Not in my world! :-)Before I go, I want to thank my blogging friend Kim for giving me the Kreativ Blogger award. I (blush) was honored to get this award twice. Thanks Kim! You rock!!

Hope you are having a fabulous start to your week! I'll be back tomorrow!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stamp Simply - Say It With Ribbon!

Hi all and happy Friday! Time for another Stamp Simply challenge! This week it's all about saying it with ribbon! Your ribbon should literally speak! The challenge is to stamp a saying on ribbon, make faux ribbon with a message or use a ribbon that has a pre-printed sentiment on it! I have to admit - I have never stamped on ribbon before! I actually had to ask the other gals how they do it without the ink bleeding. Thankfully, I followed in Becky's advice and used Staz-on ink on satin ribbon and, it worked like a charm!

So, here's my card!

This card actually couldn't get any easier! I used my new nesties - Curved Rectangles along with the new "You Are Invited" from Flourishes. Stamp it in black ink - color it with Opal Shimmerz, add some bling (Kaiser rhinestones) and Crystal Stickles for the champagne bubbles. Mat it on some decorative paper, add a blingy ribbon slide and .... done! The ribbon is May Arts. This is seriously a 10 minute card!

I wanted to show you a close up of the Shimmerz! In real life it has a light pink cast to it and really matches my paper!

So, that's it my friends! If you want all the details on the challenge, be sure to click HERE. Or, make the rounds and see what all the SS gals did this week!

Hope you make time for play time and join us! Have a fabulous weekend!

It's your birthday-- party on amigo!

Ok folks... this is how my morning went. I am just waking up- you know me without coffee --- not good -- when my daughter literally jumps out from behind a corner and starts singing happy birthday to me. It was like she was stalking me! LOL! And then, she says -- "Want to read my card mom? It's really funny. It's about weiner dogs!" Then she starts giggling uncontrollably. Well, with one eye open and now a cup of coffee in my hand, I say - "Ok honey. That sounds fun." Well, my husband is now on to us and says - "Are you going to open your card because if you are- I am not going anywhere!" I look at him with the expression of "huh?" She hands me the envelope and I stop to check out all the smiley faces and hearts she drew all over the envelope. When I open it up - there is a chihuahua on the front of the card- in a sombero with the words "Enjoy your birthday Amigo...." Open it up and you see the dog with a whole mess of tequila and it says, "If you know what I mean!" That's not the funniest part - when you open the card, the song "Tequilla" plays! OH MY! Now, my daughter is dancing all over the room and my husband is laughing his butt off. While cracking up myself, I look at him like - What the heck were you thinkin'? He says, "She doesn't even know what it says -- she thought the dog was cute!" HA! Oh, my family. I tell you!

So, my friends -- that's all I've got today! I'll be back late tonight with a peek at Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge! Until then....... Have a good one!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crazy for Chocolate!

Isn't it bizarre how the loss of inanimate objects can drive you absolutely nuts???? I lost (or think I lost) my camera battery charger. Guess what is dead right now? You guessed it-- my camera battery! Thankfully, I had a creative spurt and took photos of projects I did over the weekend. So my friends - you are stuck with me! I have stuff to post about! LOL!

Before my battery died, I snapped this one off!

I was surfing for inspiration and found it on the Caardvarks blog! They had a "chocolate" challenge! Who couldn't be inspired by chocolate? I mean-- really! My sentiment is computer generated (gotta love that saying!!) and the images are from the Flourishes Sweet Treats set! I loved giving life to all those little delicious niblets! Chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, chocolate cupcakes and chocolates! YUM! I added bling and stickles. The rest is pretty much self explanatory -- punched edge with some paper piercing and ribbon!

Here's a close up of the goodies!

Hope life in your neck of the woods is just as sweet! Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cleaning House-- a mish mash of things!

Hi all! Monday was cleaning day at my house and man, oh man, I took some photos of my stamp room before... and after. If you can't handle images of stamping carnage... you might want to keep one eye open and slightly squinted and scroll down! Some of you have kidded me that you don't believe my stamp room gets dirty. Afterall, you've seen the photos here on my blog. Well folks---think again!!!!!


SHRIEK!!!!! Do you think I could even find a spot to work in on my desk?!?!?!
And, here's what it looked like after a couple hours cleaning it!
A clean mean machine ready to get dirty all over again! hehe! I actually have some really fun things up my sleeve! I just got some new rubber from Impression Obsession and have to work on some catalog samples. I also got some new polymer and need to make some samples for Winter CHA. Then, there are some new releases brewing for Flourishes and... a huge fun celebration that I will be a part of! I can't tell you much more than that-- for now! So, in no time at all, my stamp room will look more like the first photo for sure!! ;-)

In the picture, you might notice my bulletin board above my desk.... well, that's my wall of fame! If someone sends me a R.A.K. it goes on the board! I have a couple that I have to put up still but --- it just goes to show how much YOU inspire ME! ;-)
On to a card....

It's actually one I wish I never had to make. Last Friday I got some new stamps from Our Daily Bread Designs. This was one of them. It's called Footprints In The Sand. When I first laid eyes on it, I thought it would be a good set to turn to for sympathy cards. I didn't know I would be grabbing it so soon. My college roomate emailed me over the weekend to let me know that her mom passed away after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. Gosh, I hate the "c" word. It robs so many people of loved ones. Are you with me??

To make the card, I just masked and sponged ink, watercolored some of the sea grass, distressed the edges of my main focal piece and then punched a hole and added some natural cord with some beads strung on. Not too hard at all.....

On a much lighter note, my bud Jacki-- you know-- the "princess" over at the Card Castle-- gave me this fun award! And, with it comes a few rules!

1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.
I mean to tell you - Choosing five was hard! But, when I look to the ladies who I turn to for inspiration - I have a few "go to" blogs when my brain is zapped from a lack of creative.. or make that kreativ energy!!
So, here are a few of my favorite "kreativ" bloggers!
Becca Feeken - she's always got something crafty going on! Her tutorials are the best! I wonder many times where she comes up with this stuff!

Leslie Miller - her coloring is amazing and inspiring! And the way she puts design elements together always makes me gasp! (not to mention, she's a sweetie too!)

Sharon Johnson - her tips and projects are to die for! She's been a mentor to me so that's kind of why she rocks too! ;-)

Debbie Olson - Need I say more? I already told her I want to be the president of her fan club! She said I'd have to fight Joan Bardee for the title!!
Jerri Kay Jimenez - if you've seen what that girl can do with a paint brush.... oh my!

Thanks for stopping by! More fun here tomorrow-- I promise!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Back from being MIA!

Some of you noticed that I've been a little M.I.A. these past few days! Well, my family escaped to the mountains this weekend and it was very nice! We got some fresh air, had a nice meal, swam at the hotel, and just enjoyed some good old fashioned family time.

Today we went into the Custer National Forest and found this fun little lake.....It's called Wild Bill Lake and in the early 1900's "Wild Bill" decided that he would make this lake to be a recreation hot spot. He not only dug the lake and stocked it with whitefish (now brown trout), built a dance platform for country dancin', and a boat dock where he did boat rentals. Today, it's not the hoppin' space Bill wanted. Instead, it's a really quiet part of the forest that you can just sit and hear......... nothing! We did think we saw some bear tracks on the trail though. Not a good thing for me. As you'll see in the photo below - Ellie was wearing her black fake fur jacket. Um... maybe not the best choice for hiking in a spot where black bears live. Note to self - pick the pink jacket next time! :-)
So, here's one photo that I played with a bit that Ken took of me and the kiddos. Deep breath in... Can't it always be like this????
When we got home, I had the most fabulous R.A.K. waiting for me in my mailbox. It is one of the prettiest cards I have ever laid eyes on-- really! It was from the lovely Jenn Balcer and had the sweetest note inside!

Here's a close up of the layering she did with the fabulous poppy! Oh my -- that dimension is to die for! I thought about trying to CASE this but then reconsidered. I mean, can I really top this? Me thinks not! Thanks Jenn!
Well, hope you enjoy a great start to your week! My b-day is coming up in a few days and so I am officially taking it easy and declaring it my birth-week! LOL! Why not? I mean, sometimes our lives get so crazy, we need an excuse to kick our feet up and slow down a bit!

I'll be back tomorrow! See ya then!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Stamp Simply--- Fun Folds!

Hi all! It's Friday, which means it's time for a Stamp Simply Challenge! And, this one is extra fun because I used one of the new Flourishes stamp sets for it! Kind of two for one fun!

Sharon's Stamp Simply Challenge was to use a fun fold. Click HERE to visit Sharon's place for all the official details! The card could be anything except your regular old 4-1/4 by 5-1/2" A2 card. It could be standard card size but it had to have some sort of different fold! I thought and thought and decided - If I layer up some paper to create a card without it being standard - that might work! So.... here's a first look!

You might think that looks pretty standard but.... look again! The back of the card is a 5-1/2" by 4-1/4" piece. THEN, the card is created by wrapping a 3" by 8-1/2" piece around it scoring it at the 4-1/4" mark.

This is it from the inside! Ok, getting to the stamps! I used my Spellbinders Labels Two Nesties to create the centerpiece on the front of my card. Stamp the plate and silverware from the You Are Invited Set (brand new set from Flourishes!) in Versafine Black Onyx and cut out. Mat on a 2-1/4" square of Metallic Gold Card Stock. Weave through some black satin ribbon and add some gold self stick nail heads.

The inside was done by stamping the three glasses in a row using Lightning Black Brilliance ink. I also used this ink for the Damask pattern on the front of my card. The shimmer matches the Stardream paper PERFECTLY! It rocks! The saying, "You Are Invited" was stamped at the top using Black Onyx Versafine ink. Here's a closeup of the flourished silverware. So classy looking.... don't you think? Me thinks so!
And, here's a close up of the classy little glasses! They are perfect for this time of year! Love the idea of using them for a dinner party invite!

So, that's it my friends! Be sure to check out what the Stamp Simply gals cooked up this week!
Check out Sharon Johnson's sample here.
Check out Cathy Tidwell’s sample here.
Check out Jennifer Buck’s sample here.
Check out Janine Orchard’s sample here.
Check out Tammy Hershberger’s sample here.
Check out AJ Otto’s sample here.
Becky Oehlers has visitors this week — have fun, Becky!
Dee Jackson is taking a much need break — get some rest, Dee!

And.... if you want to see more talent in action, visit these ladies on the Flourishes DT and Blog Team! They have quite the samples for the last day of our release week blitz!

Cindy Lawrence -- she has fabulous blog candy too!
And... check out the Flourishes Newsletter for more great samples!

As always, if something I design inspires you when you hit the Flourishes store, remember to use the promotional code juliek! There's even a huge sale - you can get 10% off all three sets when you buy the new release bundle! You can click HERE to see all the other goodies that are on sale too! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Edited to Add: My mom has blog candy up for grabs in honor of her Blogoversary! Go send her some LOVE and sign up for her fun goodies!!! Click HERE.

p.s. I might be down for the count for the next few days... my kiddos took me and hubby to family skate night tonight and, I mean to tell you, I am walking like an 80-year-old after skating for two hours! Call me crazy but I want to go back for more! It was a blast! :-) It was Ellie's (my five year old) first time skating and I wish you could have seen the look of determination on her face! She was bound and determined to get this skating thing down!! Hilarious!