Tuesday, July 29, 2008


Aren't the birds so cute! This is a baby card made with the mat board shapes that we turned into birds. You could stamp a paisley pattern on them also if you wanted. The possibilities are endless! The bird patterned paper is glittery too and adds a little bit more texture to the card.

I love the "thickers". They are raised stickers that are smooth and puffy. The letter sticker is a brown glitter sticker. Love those too!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Change of website

Hello to all. I have decided to keep this blog just for my scrapbooking and crafty stuff. So I will no longer be putting kids/family stuff on this website. Of course unless it is on a scrapbook page! So see below link to check out my other one. I am still leaving the pics I have on this one so they will still be accessible to see. If you click on the title of this post it will take you right to my other blog. Thanks.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hali's surgery

For all of those who are wondering. Hali's surgery went well. She came home at around noon yesterday. She was eating and playing around and not wanting to wear the sling that we have her in. But all went well, we are trying to catch up on sleep and readjust. Hali gets frustrated because she can't use her right hand and she is right handed. We take her back to the doctor on the 1st of August to take the dressing off and make sure it is healing properly. Thank you to all of those who were saying prayers and well wishes. I will post pictures later of before and after. I got some shots of her playing with some toys at the hospital while we waited on the doctor to get there. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

It's a Party

These are the invitations that I made for a Heartstrings party that I did. I made the flip flops out of mat board (of course) and punched holes for the ribbon. Instead of turning them into a paper clip or just leaving them like that I turned them into magnets. That way people can see them and see how cute they are!

July 4th

OK, so this picture is a little old. It is of Milaya at 8 months old. I just had to use my July kit for this one, and I finally found this picture again.

The USA is stamped with stamps that came in the kit. The red and blue paint came with it also. I used the craft white stamp pad from Stampin Up for the s. I love the red, white, and blue kits. I thought that I would just go simple on this one.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


I took Hali to the doctor today because she said that her throat hurt. Today is the second day she has complained about it. I looked at it this morning and it was so swollen that her left side of her tonsils were almost touching her uvula(hangy ball thingy as the kids call it). I took her because she is supposed to be having surgery on a ganglion cyst that she has on her right wrist. We are going to take Hali to see a surgeon tomorrow to meet with him before she has surgery on the 22nd. It really isn't bothering her right now, but has gotten bigger so we are opting to take it out before it gets any bigger. She is really worried about having surgery, so if y'all could keep us in your thoughts tomorrow and on the 22nd that would be great. It is a little scary to see your child be so scared and worried. It makes it harder to be strong for them. I know that it seems a small thing, but you still worry about them and hope and pray that all goes well. So please keep her(us)in mind. Thanks.

Peek A Boo Silly Boy

Just some random shots I took of Brock. Isn't he just the cutest.

We have a little mailbox that is almost as tall as Brock is. He decided to play peek-a-boo and I got this shot out of it.

I love his smile in this picture. He has this little devilish grin/look on his face though.

We have a trick rider in the family.

Aww..you found me.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sand & Sun

This is from my June kit. I love the colors in this kit. And the vinyl letter stickers!

I got the saying from Sandra Boynton's book/song Tropical Sand. (such a cute song!) When I was doing the layout the song popped in my head to do with the picture of Brock's foot with the sand in his toes. So cute!

July 4th

We were going to go to Yorktown Beach to see the fireworks, but decided that it was a little far away. Then we were going to go to Colonial Williamsburg to see them, but we got rained out. So needless to say, we didn't get to see fireworks. We went to Blockbuster and rented a movie and watched that together as a family. The girls were sad that we didn't get to see the fireworks, maybe next year.

This is the only picture that I really got of Brock.

We made these at girl's camp, but they had extras so I let the girls help me put some together.

All decked out in red, white, and blue matching dresses.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Rabid Turtles

We were the Rabid Turtles. Don't ask me where we got that name. It was like a "survivor" theme and that is what we got. Although we had a pretty cute song to go with our name.

Our Camps flag

Our Tiki Doll with white foam and all.

The YW presidency, Amanda Jones, Karyvette Feito, Me, Shelly Flint
Leaders of the Rabid Turtles!

Our home away from home.

The Spirit Rock that our girls had one for two challenges in a row! Whoo Hoo!

This was our DEAR time (Drop everything and read) When I got there on Thursday I thought that the girls were somewhere else because it was so quiet. It was amazing to see the girls reading their scriptures or writing in their journals. Girls Camp Rocks!

All of us that went to camp.

The view from the beach. The kids like to swim out to the island and back.

This is what they caught out by the island. It was in the shell on the right, but all of a sudden we looked in the bag and it was like there were two in there. I have never seen a crawfish do that. (or as people out here call them 'crayfish'. They obviously aren't from Texas or Louisiana!)

This is a view from where the river comes under the bridge that leads out to the lake. Beautiful!


I made this card with a transparency that is on the mat board. The letters are stickers that just go in the middle of the flowers. I added a brad in the middle of the flower and glue dotted it on. Still simple and quick. Gotta love those!

Ice Cream Birthday

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
I love these cards, they were so simple, but so cute.

This one I added some crystal effects to the purple ice cream to make it look wet. I got the idea to do it after I had mailed the other one off.