Great Classroom gift

My son loves to read. Loves is a strong word- but he really does. We bought him a 5 book series (Gregor the Overlander) and her read them all in a week. I was a tiny bit bummed, just because he'd gotten through them so fast. But, I was also tickled because he got through them so fast.
For his class gift, we made bookmarks for everyone. With the help of punches (circles & scallops) and stickers & stamps, we dressed up paperclips, did a fun saying from Dr. Suess and stick them in a baggie.
He said they were a hit!


Stamp Club #3

These aren't exactly what we did. Everyone made their own thing. But we did what has become tradition- altering a calendar and making a matching pen.

Everyone has GREAT creativity!! We did it a week early because of the holiday (mixed with crazy travel plans!!)


Lovin' lady bugs

Top Note die, 3 different sized circle punches, scraps of ribbon and a black glitter pen for good measure. This was what we did for a Kid's Krafting class at our local LSS. The kids had a great time!



Diecut: SU's Top Note
Punches: SU's scallop border, circle punches (sizes soon) flower,
Other: brad


Stamp Club in full swing again!

Had the preview party- and the 1st official date to start is the 21st. We have 1 opening left- contact me if you are interested.


Good grief

Life has been so busy- I miss my scrappin & card making time. A lot.
Medical drama's going on as well, plus throw in being back to school. It's no wonder the 3 of us fall into bed every night!

Hoping to be back to scrapping on a normal basis again very soon. My goal is to spend at least 3 hours a week in my little room. I've got 3 craft fairs to get ready for!!
Also- the card club is starting back up. We have 2 spaces open- 3rd Saturday of the month at 9am. Email me for details.


She did good.

I was at 1st Friday doing some card fronts for a swap when a friend walked in and wanted to make what I was making. She did good!! :) (My pictures will be up of my 3 images once I know April has them in her hands.)


Scrapbooking Shower "swap"

What do you do for a mom who has a lot of kiddo's, is having a new baby, so a baby shower isn't really appropriate? Well, you have a scrapbook shower of sorts! Here is the layout I did for her. I won't be able to be at the get together, however, but I still had fun making it up.

Lots of dangle, sparkle (both in glitter pens & in rhinestones) and cut outs. (Half the flowers on the left hand side are doubled and popped out.)

Bet you can't guess what she's having...

*it's been forever since I've done a 8.5X11 page!!


Update on my nephew

Je was able to get a little bit of real food today. And this evneing he got in a short walk. A really short walk, but still a walk. The first time out of his room also. YAY!!!


Trent & the BIG surgery

My nephew Trent is scheduled to have his "big" surgery in the morning, 7am. This one will last 4-6 hours if all goes well. They will be placing 2 rods and 12 screws in his back- a reconstruction for his scoliosis, which is causing breathing issues as his spine is currently crushing his lungs.

Please keep him, he's 6, my sister & hubby (Jenny & Richard) and the doctors in your thoughts and prayers. There is a 50% chance he will be paralyzed with this surgery- and we are all scared about the outcome. The attached picture is Trent the day he got released from his last surgery 2 weeks ago.

Here is the address' where cards can be sent if you would like. The hospital won't be very long (if all goes perfectly, which is what we hope for) but my mom will be bringing the other 2 boys over on the weekend so she will be taking any cars/packages with her.

Hospital address (5-10 days)
Trent Davidson
3030 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123

Home Address
Trent Davidson
7138 B Sagebrush Terrance
29 Palms, CA 92277

Thank you for your thoughts and prayers!!!


Punch art: turtle & monkey

Need these for a club thing- 50 of the little buggers!


You Rock: birthday

*forgot to get inside picture, and camera is already packed.


Help cheer up a cute 6yr old little boy

My nephew, he's 6, is having 2 major back surgeries in the next month- the 1st one is Monday. He will be in the hospital for awhile- would love as many cards as possible to decorate his room!

I would love to surprise him with LOADS of cards... I know it would make his day. He's scared but is being super brave.

Trent Davidson
7138 - B Sagebrush Terrace
Twenty-Nine Palms, CA 92277

HB card swap (church peep's)


it's all good!

Stamps: Kind and Caring Thoughts
Paper: Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Chocolate CHip CS, Whisper White CS, Melon Mambo CS, Crushed Curry CS
Inks: More Mustard, Rose Red
Other: Oval punch, Oval scallop punch, brads, dimensionals

Country Scrappin' Classes (done by moi)

24: Beginning Scrap Class, 10:30-2:30, $20+ supplies
25: Crop, 11am-4pm, $5, but spend $25 and you get $5 off your purchase!
29: Art of the Paper Bag, 10am-2:30pm, $30+ supplies (includes lunch)

18 & 19th: Kids Kamp, 1-2pm, $10 (both days) ages 5-9yrs
20: Kids Kamp, 1pm-4pm, $15, ages 10+

*Supply list will be provided when you register for the classes. For the beginning Scrap class, you will be walked through purchasing your supplies needed for the layout we do. You will need your basic supplies though: trimmer, scissor, pen, adhesive to do any of the classes.

**Please sign up 48 hours before class date, minimum number of people to hold a class is 4. If not enough people sign up, class will be cancelled.

***Classes are for 14yrs and above unless otherwise marked. Starting in September there will be a kid's class each month.


Thank you (swap)

This is almost an SUO (if you take out the glitter pen & stickles it is)

Stamps: Oval All, Upsy Daisy
Ink: Regal Rose, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Paper: Regal Rose CS, Kiwi Kiss DSP
Other: Top Note die cut, dimensionals, stickles, glitter pen, Scallop Circle punch


Bella Birthday Blog Skip, Hop & Dance!

happy birthday

Welcome to the Birthday Blog Skip, Hop & Dance sponsored by Stamping Bella! If you've just happened upon my blog, you can CLICK HERE to start from the beginning at Bloggabella.

However- if you want to continue on to the next blog, please GO VISIT: Stampy Scrappy and party on!!




The challenge can be found here.

Stamps: Yogabella, don't sweat it sentiment
Ink: Jet Black
Paper: scraps
Other: glitter pen, brad, flowers


Penguin Gift Bag

Items Used:
Coluzzle (hearts)
Scraps of paper & card stock
black sharpie
Orchid Pastel ColorBox chalk
My left hand to draw



Paper: Rich Razzleberry CS, Crushed Curry TCS, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink/Pen: Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum
Stamps: Circle Circus
Other: Circle Punches (1 3/8", 1 3/4", 1 1/4" & 1",) dimensionals


Go Pink! planner

Relay for Life (6/27-28)

I *HATE* asking for donations. So instead of doing that (minus the few people that I did ask) I am making stuff for the silent auction. Game plan- make oodles of nifty things to make up for the lack of me having a stuffed envie of money.


Mr. Brown is loved again.

Pre-order goodies, plus my new CATTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How exciting is my evening going to be? Well, not that exciting, but tomorrow night at my crop, that's gonna be serious fun times!!


I should have warned you

It's the end of the end of the school year and no matter- I never can believe when May is over. I am glad it is, but it goes at 120mph and I can never see straight by the end. May 2009 brought: 12K race in Spokane, my mama visitied, the hubs mama visited, N had surgery, found out he broke 2 teeth, the hubs celebrated a birthday, on top of the school stuff.

I have one week left then it's summer vacation.

Then I will be back to my creative juice flowing groove.

Which, I need to get to work on my summer class schedule's don't I... hmmm...

Monkey-ing around