I'm hooked

I've been researching Copic markers a lot lately - it was a huge debate I had with myself. Finally I decided that I was going to buy just a few and test them out and see if they interested me at all. Needless to say...I'm hooked! I had a blast with them. This was my first project I did and you can tell it was my first! I had so much fun though!

I didn't want to invest a ton before playing with them, but now that I know I want more; first thing I need to buy is the right ink for stamping my image - it did run a little. They are soo much fun and there is so much opportunity with them its great!

This past weekend I also did this card (no Copic :( though ). Eric's cousin is getting married next weekend and I needed a wedding card.I hope everyone has a great Tuesday!

Finally done

I've finally finished the quilt for my nephew - his dedication was Sunday and I finished it Saturday (just in time). Here are a couple of pics of the finished quilt-it's made out of John Deere fabrics.

Here's a quick pic of the card I did for Colin's dedication

The dedication service was really special. Eric is one of Colin's god-parents so it was fun for him too!

I went to an antique sale at Molly Mo's on Saturday with my Mom. They had a ton of great stuff. My Mom bought a frame for me that I can't wait to hang in my scraproom - I need a finishing touch for it though so once I get it complete I'll post pics. I bought some more pillows for our bed as well - I really should stop buying throw pillows for our 9 enough?

Have a great Monday!


I Won!!!

A friend of mine, Erica Hettwer, is on the design team at A Walk Down Memory Lane. One of their design team members did a product review of Pebbles Inc. and then they had a giveaway and I won!!! I am so excited because I've never won any sort of scrapbooking giveaway ever! I'll post pics as soon as I receive the package!

I'm off to bed - I'm getting up early tomorrow for an antique sale and then coming home to finish some sewing and scrappy projects...will post pics soon - I promise.

Hope everyone enjoys one of the final weekends of August!


It's me

I don't know what is happening to my summer, but it is passing me by! We've been so busy! We went camping last weekend and I've been busy making a quilt for Eric's nephew who is baptized on Sunday. (All I have left is to sew the binding on and then I'll post some pics).

I was able to finish a project I've been wanting to get done for a couple of weeks now. Awhile ago I bought several lamps on clearance at Lowe's. I bought 2 of these lamps - for $4 each!! I then covered a lamp shade and added some beads for fun and I love how they look in our room on our nightstands. The black and white goes great against my red wall in the bedroom!

I was able to get a couple of lay-outs done as well as some cards so this weekend I'll post some pics of those.
I'll be back shortly I promise! :)



Crazy busy

We have been so crazy busy around here it's sickening! And I don't know where summer is going. I haven't been able to scrap much this past week, but I've been working like a mad woman on quilts. Yes...that was plural. :)

Our nephew is getting baptized in a couple of weeks and Eric is going to be one of his god-parents. Eric wanted me to make Colin a John Deere tractor quilt so I've been working on that and in doing so, Blake kept 'stealing' the fabric and running around the house saying "mow mow" - "mow mow" is code for tractor. So Eric said "You know you should probably make Blake one too!" So in the past week I've gotten two quilt tops done and Blake's is pinned with the backing and I just need to finish it. I think Blake is excited about it though so it makes it fun for me!

Blake is now starting to try say more and more words and I can't believe how fast he's growing up...

1 - Ma Ma
2 - Da Da
3 - Dish means Fish
4 - Doosh means Shoes
5 - Mow Mow means Tractor
6 - Turtle
7 - Bear
8 - Ball

And I'm know there's more - I just can't think of them right now. Well hopefully soon I'll post pics of the quilts...they've been fun, but its stressful when I've got deadlines coming up!

Hope everyone's enjoying summer!


Here's a lay-out I did the other day. It was really fun for me - I just don't scrap about myself a lot. I used the July sketch from the It's All About Me Challenge Blog.

Well this is going to be a quick update...I need to run and get Blake from my Mom & Dad's and take him to his first swimming lesson!! I'm soo excited! He's going to love it!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!