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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Birthday bear card

I just LOVE the Create a Critter cartridge!!!  This is the first card I made using this cart.

This adorable bear was cute at 4 inches, and I finally used my scrap papers and ribbon. 

I used pop dots under the bear to add dimension.

I wasn't too happy how this sentiment turned out.  I think it might be time to change my blade.  Come to think of it, I don't think I've changed it in 4 years!

And of course I had to add my signature stamp to the back! ;)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

weekend tournament

This weekend was awesome!  My mixed slo pitch team had our first tournament of the year!  It's a bit early in the year to play, and I did have to wear 5 shirts, but it was great!  I've been playing ball for as long as I can remember, and get excited every year when spring rolls around.  We played 6 games in 2 days!  Boy am I sore today!!!!

Roofus was the team mascot for the day.  He had a great time making new friends, and trying to steal hotdogs from 2 year olds!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vegas Vacation


We just got back from a short trip to Los Vegas.  It was my first time visiting this crazy city!  It was lovely to be able to walk around outside without a coat and scarf on!  And walk we did.  We didn't realize that Los Vegas Blvd was 50 miles long!!!!  The casinos are soooooo big it makes it look like a short distance.  :)  It really was incredible.   We went to two shows while we were there: Cirque du soleil, Ka, and Criss Angel, Believe.  Both were incredible!  During Ka I had to literally remember to close my mouth!  It was just so cool!  I defiantly want to go to another show!  We took a tour to see the great Hoover Dam as well.  What a site to see!  We'll have to go again to take in the Grand Canyon.







Friday, March 4, 2011

Monica vs. the virus!

So today it's "Monica vs. the virus!"  Last night my ears started to hurt, then my throat and finally my sinuses.  This morning I felt feverish as well.  BOOOO.  So I went home sick from work and stopped by the local herbalist on the way.  I told him my ears hurt and asked if he had any drops that would help,  he told me to stick out my tongue, and after a few minutes of inspection told me that it was my liver.  So he said, do you want to treat the cause or the symptom?  I told him I wanted to treat both!  And I left with a bag of ammunition to fight this virus!   The Neti Pot is amazing by the way.  If you ever have sinus pain, allergies or a cold, I totally recommend it!

baby swaddling pod

My friend had her baby yesterday morning!  A beautiful baby girl.  This is what I've been waiting to share with you!  I (with help from my lovely mother) made her a baby swaddling pod!  The cotton patterned fabric is from Korea and was bought off etsy 

The inside fabric is a chocolate brown minky!  So soft!

They say when you swaddle if cuts down on the risk of SIDS.  So it's cozy and safe!  :)
Here's where you can get yours! 

  (note the spelling error on the fabric!)

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Daisy dangle necklace

Ok, so I know that I  said I have no time to craft this week, but my husband was out this evening and I had to keep busy right?  So another upcycled necklace was created!  I think it turned out quite sweet!  The green dangling bead was from one of my late grandmas necklaces that I had taken apart for a different project a while ago and had this bead left over.

No time to craft this week!

I have NO time for crafting this week!  :(  But I do have one finished item that I will post in the near future.  It is for a friend's baby, that is yet to be born.  So once she has the baby I'll post the item!  Stay tuned!