Friday, March 14, 2008


I'm BAAAACK! I know it's been a while. Ever heard the saying, "When it rains, it pours?" That pretty much happened. Nothing major...just so many things all at once. Sick kids, sick mommy, sick computer. (On that note, let me take a moment to remind you to back up your hard drive. We were LUCKY....we only lost a few pictures, and none were worth being upset about. Thank goodness!) And thanks to all who wrote to check in on me -- it was so thoughtful and really made me feel, well, kind of important. (I know that sounds silly, but you moms all know what I mean!)I'm hoping (praying like crazy, actually) that we are past the yuckies and can get back into life full steam ahead!
The picture above is of me with my two oldest kiddos -- Samantha and Hudson. We took all 3 kids to see Playhouse Disney Live when it came to town -- so much fun! This picture was taken just before the show started.

I hope this post finds you feeling well and looking forward to spring -- it's been a very long winter for our family. It seems as though someone has been sick with something since Thanksgiving. I wish I was exaggerating. And I've personally been catching everything, which is very unusual. I'm so sorry I've been such an absentee blogger! I have been so tired at the end of the days after chasing after my little ones that I've had little energy to do anything but dishes, laundry, and sleep. And sometimes none of those were even happening! But we've had 3 glorious days of weather this week, and took full advantage to air out our house and sweep those germs on their way!

And I've been busy creating (FINALLY -- oh my goodness, I was going through withdrawal!) I participated in something out of the box for me -- a monochromatic card swap. I designed cards for the blue, pink, and red groups. I love the way the blue and pink cards turned out, but red turned out to be much more challenging than I anticipated. So here goes nothing....

Stamp Sets: Angel Whispers, Simple Beauty (March SOTM); Ink/Paper: Blush, Baby Pink, and Hollyhock; Accessories: White Daisy grosgrain ribbon, scalloped circle punches

Stamp Sets: Star Struck, Sans Alphabet, Delightful Alphabet; Ink/Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Crystal Blue, Twilight, White Daisy; Accessories: Pewter brads, corner rounder (by EK Success, I think)

Stamp Set: Soul Mates; Ink/Cardstock: Cranberry, Barn Red, Garnet, white daisy; Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cranberry grosgrain ribbon

Tomorrow, the kids and I are headed to at least one, maybe two Easter Egg hunts! I'm very excited -- they are all at that age where it will be fun but not "dumb" yet! Thankfully! And I already have a layout done just waiting for pictures!

Happy Friday!


Trudi said...

Hi welcome back! Good to hear your feeling better. Your cards are lovely - I think the reds my favourite.

Chris said...

they all look great!!! glad to hear you are all on the mend...i so hate being sick!! >"<

crazy4mycrafts said...

Welcome back!! Glad you are all on the mend. I gotta say.. you have some really adorable kids!! I absolutely love the picture of Hunter on the tractor! That is priceless.

Whimsey said...

Welcome back! I LOVE the "SMILE" card; it's too stinkin' cute!!!


Anonymous said...

Spring is here!!(I hope!!) Life gets brighter especially when kids aren't sick!!!! Loved reading the update. Great picture of the three of you :-)

Beth said...

Glad you are back creating away!! Beautiful cards!

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Alyssa! It's great to hear that you all are better. Your cards are beautiful.....I smell a workshop!!!!!!!!
Your Cheerleader,

Latisha said...

great cards & welcome back...I'm moving so I will be mia for a while

Rochelle W said...

Awesome cards!! I love them all.