Thursday, June 2, 2011


It has been a long time since I have gotten to stamp :-( so I thought I would share some cards I never got around to sharing before. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Oh my goodness!!!  Time has just flown by since I posted last and our lives have gone with it...We have had so many changes happen since I posted last as well.  Let's see....Eric has moved in with us and we are planning a fall wedding, his son Ethan has moved in with us as well so we are a bit of a full house at the moment.  I have changed jobs, which is a great thing for us.  All in all life is good ~ I have a man who loves me beyond belief and one I love even more than that.  The kids are doing great for the most part ~ Kat has gotten her permit and is learning to drive with Eric...I so can't believe that someone I gave birth to is already 16 and learning to drive a car!!!!  She has also set her sights on the Air Force Academy for college so we are gathering information and seeing what we need to do to make her dreams come true.  Dan is a regular member of church with Eric and me.  He went to Branson a few weeks ago with the church for a Youth Christian Weekend and had a blast!  It is also hard for me to believe that my "baby" is 2 inches taller than me and already 13...where does the time go???  Ethan has had a few adjustment issues but we are trying to get all the bumps worked out.  He loves to play the piano and is quite good.  Praise the Lord ~ we have a good life here!!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just Because...

I love this card!!  These colors and style are just so me.  The faux linen technique is one of my favorites to do and ties in with this set wonderfully.
On a more personal note I've had a great week with Eric and the kids.  Today is a snow day for the kids and I am home as well due to the weather.  We got about 3" last night and another 3 to 4" are expected to fall today.  You have to love this time of year :)  When Eric gets here after work we are talking about taking the kids sledding...

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy Friday :)

I am so glad its finally Friday ~ Eric will be back from his trip today!!!  YEAH!!!!  On to other things now...I have yet another Snow Swirled card to share...
I like the idea of this card, but am not sure about the execution...I plan on playing with this design a little more.  I wouldn't say this is the worst I have ever done, just not the best.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

More Christmas...

This goes more towards my traditional Christmas color choices.  I love the blues with snowflakes for some reason.
This is another Snow Swirled card and I so like how it turned out ~ I will say getting my mojo back feels wonderful!!!!  I am getting to the point of wanting to stamp everyday and am a little frustrated that I don't have my space right now to do that...I will have to work on finding some time to create again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Aged Christmas

Here is another card I made with my snow swirled set...

I really do love this stamp set.  I think I like this card alot more than the one I posted yesterday ~ part of that is due to the fact that I got to use my favorite technique.  I used the same colors as the other card but just love the way it seems to pop.

Monday, January 10, 2011


While I was struggling with my depression I had really lost my desire to create.  Over the last few months it has slowly started coming back and I can't wait to share some of the cards I made...

This is one of my favorite sets, the swirls are just so me :)  I usually love doing this stamp in blue and silver but decided to change it up a bit and pull in the traditional red and green.  I have to say I do love how this turned out.  It has a very traditional look to it while still being a little fun I think.  Some days I feel so out of sync with all the beautiful creations I see from others and then other days I see that spark of my coming back in full force.  I can't wait to get a better set up here so I can create and feed my soul on a more regular basis.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Reflections of 2010

I am up early this morning making pumpkin bread for church.  Last night Eric and I went to our late Christmas party for our Sunday school class and had a blast!!  There is nothing better than being surrounded by good friends and having tons of great food :)  There will be lots of great stories from that event for awhile...  At one point I looked over for Eric to find him comfortably having a discussion with several of the men in our class and had to just smile :)

I almost can't believe how seamlessly Eric has fitted in with us ~ we are getting to do things I never thought possible in my old life.  I have a partner who enjoys interacting with others and who loves to laugh.  One who enjoys spending time with me and my kids ~ how wonderful is that??  One who loves to say out of the blue lets go out and explore our area ~ be it attractions around St Louis or to a movie or out to dinner ~ but always something fun!

I have been told many times that Eric is so good for me ~ most of my church family haven't seen me smile this much ever...that made me think and look back on the following year.  2010 was a year of big changes for us ~ moving, new schools, new friends, new lives...I am ever so grateful for all the changes we had both the good and the bad.  The lessons we learned from those changes, be it pleasant or painful have stayed with us and encouraged us to look upon our lives and the lives of others much differently.  I am oh so grateful for the people in my life and wish I could bless others around me with the love I feel for friends and family.

My wish this year is to follow Gods word and spread His love for us to everyone I meet.

Friday, January 7, 2011

New Year, New Start

So far 2011 is off to a great start!  Work is going well, kids and I are happy in our new home, and I have found the love of my life!!  I'm not sure how I got so blessed to find Eric but I am so very happy I did :)  The kids like him and he likes them as well (which is a huge plus...).  Things couldn't be more different than they were this time last year and for that I am so very grateful!!!