Friday, June 29, 2012

Nursing Book

When Carver was born I made a notebook to record when I nursed and changed his diaper (cause doctors want to know that kind of thing) as well as when I took my pain medications. Those first few weeks are a big blur and I didn't want to try to remember when I did those things. 

I made these for a few friends that had babies after Carver was born but sort of forgot about this little time saver until I was cleaning out Carver's dresser and found it tucked away. So off I went to make one for one of my oldest friends that's due next month with a little boy. I think once things slow down a little around here, I'll make a few to have on hand for baby shower presents. :)

I took a pack of notebook paper and cut it down to size for the inside and assembled it. I distressed the edges so it looks worn and I kept it pretty simple. I'm taking it to the post office today so she gets it before baby Max gets here.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

This Weekend

If you're in the Gig Harbor/Port Orchard area this weekend, I will be at the Fathoms O' Fun festival down on the water in Port Orchard! It's free so bring your family and have fun! It's supposed to be nice so it'll be a great way to spend the day.  If you come down, don't forget to come say hi!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sympathy Hexagons

Last one, I promise! I just loved these hexagons and had to make a few up. They are great for a quick and simple card.
Pink by Design - Big Hexagon background & Scripted Year
Core'dinations - Boysenberry

Monday, June 25, 2012

Gone Fishin

Chris's dad's birthday was May 30th and yes, I'm just now posting his card. Anyways, he LOVES to fish, as in he fishes almost every day. So of course, I had to make a fishing inspired card for him. I wanted to take a different approach than the fish on the fishing pole and this is what I came up with.
 Carver really wanted a fish so I put one on the inside.
Create a Critter - bowl 4", fish 1.5"
Marcella - Clove
Pink by Design - Woodland Critters

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Yellow & Gray Wedding Shower

I hosted a wedding shower for one of my oldest friends today. Our moms became friends when we moved to Ellensburg and I was 2 1/2 years old. That was before she was born so I've known her all her life. haha

Anyways, she's getting married so I had to throw a shower for her. Her wedding colors are yellow and cobalt blue. Her favorite color is yellow so I took that and added gray. Gray and I have had a thing lately and I've always secretly wanted to throw a yellow/gray party so it was perfect!

I kept the invites pretty simple since I had to plan this shower and Carver's party (last weekend) at the same time.
Core'dinations - Elephant & Yellow
Fiskars flower punch

Friday, June 22, 2012

Follow Your own Star

Here's the other card I made last night. I love that I thought to use dictionary paper for the background. :)
Pink by Design - Small Things
K & Company - Americana

Link Party:
Joyful Stamper

Thursday, June 21, 2012

All Aboard!

The boys went fishing today so that gave me some time to catch up on stuff for the shower I'm hosting this weekend and then I actually got to craft for the fun of it! Yay! I ended up making two cards and I'll post the other one tomorrow. This one was Carver's favorite. :)
Pink by Design - Train Station
Core'dinations - Deep Navy
Recollections - Red

Get Well Hex

Love this! That's all I have to say. :)
Pink by Design - Big Hexagon background & Scripted Year
Bazzill - Pastel Yellow

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Spring Chevrons

I'm going to do some catch up on some cards I've made while getting ready for Carver's party. I'm loving Pink by Design's new Big Hexagon background die. I'm going to try to catch up over the next couple days.
Pink by Design - Big Hexagon background & Scripted Year

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Three Years

My son turned 3 years old today. It is mind boggling to me that it has been three years since we brought this little boy home. He is constantly challenging me, stretching me and teaching me. He brings joy to our lives and we couldn't imagine living without him.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Carver's 3rd Birthday Invites

Here's the invites I made for Carver's pirate party. I've had these done for so long and kept meaning to post these but I was too busy getting ready for the big day. haha

Life's a Party 5"
Cricut Craftroom to weld 2 circles and a rectangle
Core'dinations - Oceanic & Burgundy
DCWV - Pirate Sayings
Spellbinders - Standard Circle Large & Classic Scallop Circle Large
Pink by Design - Pirate

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day!

Happy Fathers Day! I am so blessed to have an amazing father to my sons. He is amazing with Carver and is so patient with him. :) I wouldn't be the person I am today without my dad. He taught me a lot. I love you Dad!

Here's the cards I whipped up (uhm yesterday! haha). Chris's dad and my mom's husband got the ones that say "Happy Fathers Day" from Carver. Chris's is, obviously, the one that says "Dad, you are amazing"

 This one is from me to my dad. I made the same concept card for Chris to give his dad. With a different stamp, of course.
Peachy Keen - Everyday Assortment
Pink by Design - Mustashes, For our Fathers
Washi tape

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Congrats Banner

Here's a random card I made. I've had a hard time getting into a groove lately. I think I feel guilty if I'm not working on Carver's birthday party or the bridal shower that I'm hosting the next weekend.
Pink by Design - Small Banners & Artisan Tags
Recollections - Black & White