Sympathy card

So tonight I decided to make a quick card, and after throwing some ideas together I came up with this cute sympathy card. Don't worry I don't have anyone to send it to just yet but it doesn't hurt to have one on hand just in case something happens right? I used paper from papertrey ink and some stamps from the hot spot bin at Archiver's, I think they were the Archiver's brand made by imaginese. I know its pretty simple but I wasn't up for anything too complicated tonight, I just felt the need to be crafty.

Friday was my last day at work. It was very bittersweet. I honestly thought I would cry after I turned in my keys that I have held onto for 4 years, but it was more of a relief then anything. I finally made peace with everything and the day just drug on. I got to say goodbye to a lot of people though, so that made me feel good. There's a going away party for me and one of the other co-workers that left, and I can't wait to spend some time with all the ladies. The only bad thing about not having a job is that you become completely aware of everything you need to do (cleaning the house, errands, laundry, ect...), so tomorrow will be a busy day for me. I better get going, but you will see some more work in the next few days now that I will have the time!!!

Blog candy

Hey guys I thought I would leave a link to the blog candy I happened by today. Head over and check it out :) Her blogs have a bunch of awesome cards I am really impressed!!!

End of a good time

I just learned yesterday that I am losing my job. They are re-vamping the company I work for so they cut all the fulltime positions except for the store manager and assistant. I pretty much knew this was going to happen since the retail industry has suffered so much; however, it happened so fast! I was given four days to determine my fate, and a week before I am done. I am really bummed out because I absolutely loved my job but I don't suppose I should give too much thought to a company that would just cut someone so fast without regaurd to their family and giving them time to figure things out.

So now I am going to find myself with a little time on my hands and I think I am going to make the best use out of it. I have a little over a month left until my vacation to Turks and Caicos so I am going to focus on exercising and eating better so that I might lose a little weight before trip and figure out a whole purpose for my extended vacation from work.

I am also going to work on the rest of my scrapbooking stuff so you will see a lot more of my work on here :) Maybe I'll even look at doing some designer work now that I have the time.

I am now going to head out and enjoy the rest of my day until I have to go to work for one of my last shifts. Enjoy your day, and for you Minnesotians enjoy the snow on this first day of spring!

Another pumpkin patch layout

Please forgive me for the bad photography skills on taking a picture of the layout photos, I was just too lazy to goof around with the lighting so I could turn off the flash. Anyways, I started this layout late last night and had a hard time stopping so I could get some sleep. Its a fairly simple layout but it looks really great! For this layout I used: Bazzill paper, Basic Grey fall line, Quickutz moxie alphabet.
In these photos we were at the pumpkin patch and Kali kept trying to get me to take a family picture. I still felt pretty out of shape after having cody and didn't want to be in any photos so Kali decided to be my "stand in" . Looking back on it all I find this quite funny but I did wish I would have just stepped in myself and had taken a family photo, but oh well.....
Well I am off to try and read a few chapters and maybe catch a nap before I have to go get Cody from school. I finally had a day off during the week and got everything done (errands, not house tasks) early this morning so I think I have earned the right to be lazy for just a few hours. Then I think I am going to take cody for a bike ride and try and enjoy this fantastic weather.

Daddy and me

Please excuse me for all the posts today. As you read on further you will see why I had so many. I think I finally got the hang on how to do the photos so hopefully things will be a little different next time.

This layout is my favorite layout of Cody and Ricky together. First off I just love the photos of them walking down the trail, its so fitting for father and son. Plus I got to write alot of journaling, and I am a big journaling fan (even though I'm not a big fan of my own handwriting).
In this layout I used: Bazzill Papers, Basic Grey fall line, May arts ribbon and the cricut for the lettering.

Thanks for taking the time to read and go through my blog, I hope it gives you some ideas! Until later, see you!

My little pumpkin

This layout is also part of our first pumpkin patch adventure. It show cases daddy and sun. For this layout I used: Bazzill Papers, Basic Grey fall papers, Cricut for the fence and the pumpkins.

Pumpkin page

This layout is from our first pumpkin patch trip. We took cody pass the petting zoo thinking he would really like it but he hated every second of it. You can see him crying on his auntie's shoulder by the tree. He did however really like looking for the pumpkins. The tree on this project took me forever, but turned out nicely. I used my cricut and I believe the stree was off the paper dolls cart. I had to cut it out of brown and green and cut out the leaves by hand and ink the edges, but it turned out really nice so I think it was worth it.
For this layout I used: Chipboard hotspot letters from Archiver's, Basic grey fall paper, Bazzill Paper, and the cricut paper dolls cartridge.

Crawl Page

This layout turned out pretty amazing. I had these chipboard letters that I baught pretty cheap and needed to do something with them. I decided to pull out my glue pad and give it a shot. Here's what I did:
First put glue on the glue pad. Second put the letters face down in the glue (the side you see needs to go in the glue), then sprinkled glitter on them.
They turned out absolutely perfect!
On this layout I used: Bazzill Paper (another favorite can't you tell?), used Close to my heart flower stamp, Hot spot chipboard letters from Archiver's, bazzill paper flowers, and bo bunny paper.

Stuck in a box

These pictures are of Cody from when he was 9 or 10 months old. His favorite thing was to jump in boxes that were on the floor and play in them. Oh... how I miss the simple days :)
On this layout I used: Bazzill paper, Bo Bunny gears line, buttons, and American Craft foam letters.

Cody and Bear Layout

These pictures were from an afternoon photo shoot I took with Cody after I baught him this cute little bear. He wouldn't put it down and kept giving it kisses so the momennt was perfect for getting pictures.
For this layout I used: The new penny lane papers, Bazzill and Bazzill Bling, Cricut for lettering, Papertrey Ink ribbon (my favorite!!!) and hero arts stamp sets for the tree and journaling.

Lots of posts today...

Please bare with me, I haven't gotten the hang of posting pictures on here so I am just going to post a few posts to get them all on. The pictures are from my re-treat a couple weekends ago, so finally you get to see a little bit of my updated work. I should be taking a nap because cody is all screwd up with day lights savings time but I found myself thinking I should get a little work done first then maybe catch a little bit of a nap.

The first project I did was a card set for my friend Julie. As we are getting older its so hard to figure out what to get your friends for their birthday. Since she's a teacher I figured she could use a few cards for thanks yous.
On the card I used: Bazzill cardstock in various colors, Cuttle bug embossing die for the pink part, spell binders dies (circles and circle scallops) and hero arts stamps.

A few cards and a layout

I have had a pretty crazy week! This is the first time in a very long time at work that I have had to work long hours, so its taking some getting use to. I also have quite a bit in my department to do for once so its a nice change. One thing that is not nice is the weather!!! I just got a new bike this weekend and was hoping to do some bike riding with cody :( But that doesn't look like its going to happen for awhile.
I promised some photos of some work I've done. The first ones are of cards that I did as thank you's for Cody's second birthday. They are pretty simple basic cards but they are so cute! I used bazzil sunshine paper and a thank you hero arts stamp set. The back ground paper is an older basic grey set that I had laying around.
The other photos I put up are the photos of a pumpkin carving we did when cody was 9 months old. Its not very Halloween looking but I couldn't help adding all the flowers and using this paper. It turned out super cute, I just wished I had maybe used different photos, but oh well.