Saturday, July 14, 2007

I'm BACK!!!

Hi Y'all! I can't even begin to tell you how I've missed you!! At the end of everyday it feels like I've forgotten something and I can't quite figure out what it is. And then it dawns on me...I haven't created something today!! AAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGH!!!




*Sigh*





The one thing that I've always felt that I've done right in this parenting adventure (so far) is that I have ALWAYS kept a ridiculously rigid sleep schedule with my children. It just always felt like the right thing to do and for me, it worked. However, I've had a hell of a time lately with some sleep issues involving my oldest. She's slept solidly through the night since she was 4 months old...she's now almost 3 and for just about a month now has been giving us the *business* regarding bedtime. We've got it back under control now and I won't bore you with the details but lets just say...I'm now back to getting enough sleep so that I have some semblance of creativity left at the end of the day and a teensy bit more time to get something done in the evenings now. Phew...that was an exhausting episode.



So here's what I got for ya...







Flower Power Basic Recipe:

Cardstock: Misc neutral pack - gray, SU! Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, ME & MY BIG IDEAS - DP
Ink: True Thyme, Only Orange, Gable Green
Stamps: Paper Salon - Bloom Builder, SU! Riveting, SU! Warmest Regards
Embellishments: Making Memories brads, SU! 1 1/4" circle punch, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Dots, Dashes, Checks green velvet ribbon, Pop-dots, Sakura Stardust pen



Football Basic Recipe:
Cardstock:
SU! Not Quite Navy, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Stamps: SU! Warmest Regards, Football stamp from the $ bin at ACM
Ink: SU! Very Vanilla - Craft, "Happy Birthday" inked with both Chocolate Chip and Buckaroo Blue - RNR method used
Embellishments: Star Brad - Making Memories, SU! Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, staples (yes, they're on purpose and not trying to 'fix' something ;), Judi Kins heat embossing powder