Archive | October, 2009

Samuel and the Cello

29 Oct
(Please don’t mind the photo above; this is the only photo I have of him playing the Cello-more photos to come. He is in his jammies and you can see the blanket and backpack….LOL! This pic was taken the night of his first lesson.) Isn’t he soo cute!

Well this is my young man practicing his Cello. Both of the boys love music and well I do to. We have worship music playing a lot in our home. I am so glad that the boys love music. Well poor little Sammie-dooles has been begging me for piano lessons the past two years. And because of many different reasons, I was not able to provide him piano lessons….(I know, I know, I won the worst mother of the year award!)

But not having lessons didn’t deter him from practicing on his keyboard (I gave him my old keyboard.) for 30 – 45 mins a day. Now I did teach him the scales I knew and where the notes where but that was all I could do. LOL! I love music always have, I can hear the different notes, tone and pitch…but unable to tell you what note and how to fix it. Annoying!   Needless to say that my artistic side is not music. =)

Well Samuel came home a few weeks ago and said he wanted to be a part of the Orchestra and he gave me the info. Right from the beginning he told me that he wanted to play the Cello. Now I tried to get him to play the violin….for selfish purposes of course….I would love for him to play me some lively Irish jigs on the violin or viola or fiddle….see my point…(LOL!) Well as much as he loves me, Samuel told me “To go play my Irish music CD’s if I wanted to listen to that kind of music, because I want to play the Cello mom.” How could I argue? I couldn’t. (FYI: I was only teasn’ him about playing the violin. I am a firm believer in allowing the boys to choose which instrument they want to play. I am truly not one of the overbearing music moms….LOL! Just in case you were wondering. LOL!)

Samuel is now playing the Cello and having lots of fun learning. Our instructor is awesome. He is patient with Samuel and the other children. Plus he encourages them to do their best and it is helping Samuel with his self confidence.

Ok enough of the family stuff. I hope I didn’t bore you to death.

Blessings!

Mary

Happy Fall Ya’ll

28 Oct

I made this pumpkin for my mother.  They are having a contest at work (they provided the pumpkin pattern)….now I know it sounds like she is cheating ….but they said you can take it home and have help decorating.  They all know my mom doesn’t do stuff like this and I do….it’s kind of a given…LOL!

So do you like it?  It was lots of fun to make. I used some yummy travel Making Memories DP along with some unknown graph paper, some lace, felt, heart chipboard peice colored with Aqua Mist ink and then covered with glass glitter to make it extra sparkly.  I used two stamp set from Cornish Heritage Farms – Kim Hughes Collection. Auqa Mist buttons and May Arts twine.

I also used some of the same twine to make a hanger for the pumpkin…but did that after the photo was taken.

Well I am off.  Samuel stayed home from school today….they were celebrating Halloween at school today and we do not celebrate Halloween, so he has an extra day off of school.   They boys are also off tomorrow and Friday…..for teacher conferences or something….LOL!   So we have 4 days to spend together….to fun!

Blessings and thanks for stopping by today!

Mary

Rememberance

27 Oct

I made a bunch of these cards for all of the ladies that went to the Wisconsin Dells a couple of weeks ago.
I also CASED this card from Teri Anderson’s blog…A bit of this a bit of that.  Check out the amazing card!
Thanks Teri for the inspiration for my card.

I used the new Earth Love – from Cosmo Cricket. (yummy!) The stamp is from Papertrey Ink – Every Day Blessings.  Love the scriptures in this stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by today and many blessings!

Birdy Rattle – Giftiness

26 Oct

Ok….here is the picutes of the Boy Birdy Rattle I made for my friends.  They are having a bouncing baby boy sometime in Dec.  So very happy for them.

I missed her baby shower this weekend because my boys and I were fighting some icky germy bugs that decided to crash our home….and they were totally not invited!!! (LOL!)

So what do you think?  Do you all like the rattles?  See the post below on purchasing an already made rattle by me or by purchasing the crochet pattern from Mamachee.

Thank you for your sweet comments in my previous post.  You all are are such a blessing!

I will posting some card pictures this week. 

Blessings!

Mary

Updated Etsy Shop

26 Oct
I have FINALLY updated my Etsy shop.  I have 3 sets of homemade felt embellishments with more to come later this week and 2 crochet birdy rattles for sale.
The crochet birdy rattles are totally unique.  They are perfect for babies.  They have sound, color and texture…everything a baby loves.  Plus they are made with a 100% cotton yarn and they are totally Eco-Friendly.
I have a fun gifty that I made for a friend and I will share with you later today.  I made another rattle, but this time it’s for a baby boy. 
The two rattles that are in my Etsy shop are for girls.  I do take custom orders as well all you have to do is Convo. me through my Etsy shop.
Also if you are into crocheting…I have to share with you where I got the rattle pattern.  Mamachee is an awesome Etsy store and Tara the owner and creater of the crochet patterns is so sweet.  I purchased her birdy rattle crochet pattern and made these beautiful cute rattles.  Mamachee also has lots of other awesome crochet patterns.  (I have several of hers…) 
Thanks for stopping by today….I’ll share a picture of the gifty boy rattle later today along with some cards later this week.
Don’t forget that in a few days I’ll be hosting my 3rd Blog Challenge…and remember this one has a little twist, and as always…I’ll have some blog candy to share with the participants.
Blessings,
Mary

Feature Saturday

24 Oct
Ok….aren’t these shoes totally adorable? When I saw these shoes….I swooned…LOL! Isn’t that color dreamy? A size 8.5 is calling my name…but my pocket book is screaming “NO WAY, LADY”

You can find them HERE. Now as much as I love these shoes….I wouldn’t splurge that much on a pair of shoes…evah (call me cheap! LOL)

And look at these:

More dreamy….olive (one of my fav. colors) and cream boots….Swoon!
And these:

Look at that yummy blue/turquoise with the white stitching…..I mean seriously ladies…I love these. They have red, olive, and yummy yellow too….Wowzers!

The last pair for today….

Old school meets modern flair….sooo sweet!

Hope you enjoyed the little funky eye candy today and many blessings!

mary

You Make Me Smile

21 Oct

We’ve been uber busy with life since I’ve gotten home from my little weekend away with some girls from church.  I brought my mom’s camera and didn’t take 1 picture…shame on me. (LOL!)  Well that isn’t entirely true…I did take a few pictures using some else’s camera over the weekend….but I don’t have a copy of those pictures yet.  (Insert sad face here…LOL!)

We had lots of fun spending time with each other.  The fellowship was awesome.  We played games, prayed and went shopping…or I should say window shopping, which is my favorite type of shopping.  I get lots of ideas when window shopping. 

Needless to say, the weekend was perfect and so thankful for God’s blessings!  I came home refeshed and it’s a good thing too since I hit the ground running as soon as I pulled into town on Sunday morning and we haven’t really stopped since.

Thank you all for your well wishes and comments on my cards this week.  This is the last card for a little bit using Sassafras’ Vintage Yummy paper….I used Kim Hughes cartoon turkey image from CHF for my main image.  I colored the image with copics and used my orderless marker to make it look distressed.  What do you think?

I have to get the pictures of my homemade embellishments in my shop tomorrow.  I used the uber yummy Sassafras paper along with matching felt and some yummy stitching.   Each set will sell for $3.00 each plus shipping and you’ll get 6 handmade embellishments.

I’ll see you tomorrow….thanks for stopping by!

Many Blessings,

Mary

K. Werner – Inspiration

20 Oct

K. Werner has an awesome tutorial and PDF download on her blog to make these awesome card sketch books.  Can’t wait to fill it.
She makes it so easy, because she has provided us a PDF for the inside sheets.  So cool….Thanks Kristina!

You are probably tired of seeing this paper line….It’s from Sassafras Lass called….Vintage Yummy.  I know I’ve been using it a lot but can’t help it. (LOL!)  I made several creations with it the other day and can’t seem to get enought of these papers.

I’ll have more to share with you….

Blessings!!!

Mary

Wonderful Friend

19 Oct

I made another yummy card using the uber awesome Yummy Vintage Paper from Sassafras Lass.  So in love with this paper….Well not really…..I really, really, really like this paper and love Jesus..(as my 8 year old corrects my words….Gotta love that!!!)  This paper rocks and that’s all I have to say about it.

I used a handmade felt heart embellishment and a cardstock sticker from the same paper line.  The sentiment is from Anna Wright’s – Friendly Expressions stamp set.  The card base is SU!  So Saffron.

Thanks for stopping by and many blessings,

Mary

Sassafras – Vintage Yummy Love……

18 Oct

I found this uber yummy Sassafras Lass paper at Michaels….it is awesome!!!  It’s called Vintage Yummy and yes it is soooo yummy.

I have been making some fun handmade vintage felt embellishments for my Etsy shop and will post them to my shop when I get back into to town.  They are sooo fun… If they don’t sell, I will have lots of embellies to make some uber yummy cards!

Deets: 
Stamps:Lockhart – Apples, Anna Wight’s Friendly Expressions from Whipper Snapper.
Paper: Sassafras – Vintage Yummy (my current fav. dp), SU! – So Saffron
Ink:  PTI Drk Choco Hybrid ink, Copic Markers
Accessories: Handmade Felt embellies, buttons and stitching with my sewing machine

Thanks for stopping by!

Mary