Thursday, February 21, 2008

Endless Love

Just a quick 3x3 card I made a while back -- this is CTMH's February Stamp of the Month. Click here: to see it. Thanks to Marjorie over at Mommy Scraps who (somewhere a little while ago) posted a tip on take close-up pictures. It really helped!

Check back later today -- I plan to post the layout we did at my club on Tuesday night.

Happy Thursday!
Stamps: Endless Love
Colors: Hollyhock, Blush, White Daisy and Chocolate
Accessories: Prisma Glitter, white daisy grosgrain ribbon

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's and....Tractors?

I can't believe I haven't posted in almost TWO WEEKS!!! OH MY GOODNESS! Things have been busy at the Walters household....we totally remodeled the lighting in our home (pictures coming soon) and we've celebrated three birthdays in the midst of Cupid's pending arrival!

First, the birthdays. On February 2nd, my husband turned XX years old (I told him I wouldn't share....but he's still got 17 years to go until he reaches his half-century mark!), and on February 5th my nephew, Dawson, turned 1!!! (I can't believe my baby sister has a 2 1/2 year old AND a 1-year old!!!) Finally, my little guy, Hudson, turned 3 on Saturday, February 9th. Now if you know Hudson, you know that this kid lives and breathes for TRACTORS!!! (Must be the 2 years we lived in the cornfields -- I am DEFINITELY a city girl!) I always make my kids' birthday cakes....whatever they want! Last year he had a train and Samantha had a tea cup set (that was interesting!) Sometimes they look awesome, other times,'s probably better on those days that I'm NOT a cake decorator by trade! This year, Hudson had to have....what else?....a TRACTOR! And not just ANY tractor. It has to be JOHN DEERE, because by gosh John Deere is the BEST! So....he got a tractor cake....

This stage is so funny -- he really is smiling in this picture! (He's in the midst of saying CHEESE! and those smiles are always entertaining!)

It's unbelievable to me that Hudson is 3, Samantha will be 5 in just a few months (and um, Kindergarten Round-up is in a few weeks...oh my goodness....I am quietly screaming that my baby is going to Kindergarten!!!), and Hunter is going to be 2 in July!!!! Is it possible that the endless diapers that started 5 years ago could end in the next year?!?!?! Oh my!

With the arrival of our big birthday month comes the arrival of Cupid! This is such a fun time for me to create sweet little things for all the people we love and who love us! Such a blessing! This morning, I was blessed to lead the craft at my weekly mom's group, and in addition to a few cards, we made this cute goody bag. Another CTMH consultant, Maria Bell, posted these on her blog, along with a tutorial......they are SUPER easy and just so darn cute. Follow this link to see the tutorial! And here's my version....

Stamps: All My Love (CTMH) chocolate ink

Paper: More to Adore, Chocolate Cardstock, Blush Cardstock (CTMH)

Accessories: Walmart pink sheer riboon, CTMH Waxy Flax in Colonial White, Colluzzle circle, scallop punch

Hopefully I'll be posting more frequently again now that our "remodeling" is winding down....updating your home is so wonderful when it's done, but it is certainly time-consuming, messy, expensive, etc.....but I LOVE it and we are very lucky to have family that helps us so much!

Happy Wednesday!