Friday, July 30, 2010

Easy Thank You cards

I think you all know I've been pretty sick this pregnancy. It's mostly figured out. I have a heart condition that causes me to faint a lot. I've always had it,but when I'm pregnant apparently it's way worse. I've been just randomly fainting 5-10 times a day. Not cool. Because of this I cannot drive. VERY not cool. So I'm stuck home. Unless my awesome network of friends comes to the rescue. They help me get to Dr appts, take my boys to play dates for me and even have brought me some dinners so I don't have to cook. (Standing for more than a few minutes will make me faint.)

So I need lots of "Thank you" cards for all the support. One thing I can do is sit at my craft desk and whip out easy cards. And here are a few: The red flower I made using Papertrey flower dies and layering them. I used some glimmer mist in a shimmery pearl color to moisten them and sort of crunched them a bit to give the flower dimension. The background stamp is by Cornish Heritage Farms. (Really bummed they closed.)
This one used clear water to do the crunching and a Stampin' Up! scallop circle for the flower. I also used atlas paper for the flower. I get atlasas when I find them at garage sales or thrift shops for $2. For some reason that's exactly the price I'm willing to pay.I usually have one I'm tearing paper out of and a backup. I love to make atlas paper envelopes.
You can tell more in this photo, I embossed the actual card with my Papertrey woodgrain embossing die. LOVE the embossed woodgrain. I'm all about woodgrain right now.
It's funny about trends. Woodgrain is a trend right now and I'm 100% on board. LOVE it. But there is another trend out right now that I cannot master or even grow to love. It's the pennant banner trend. I get it, it's cute. I see cute stuff done, but I just don't love it. I tried, really I did but no. Not for me. In general though I love trends. I like how they bring something to focus that maybe I would not have noticed before. I also like how they pass. Some things are fun, but not forever. Of course sometimes I love a trend and keep it even after it passes. I figure that means I REALLY loved that thing. Either way I love trends, trendwatching and such. Fun!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

10 years

Today is my 10 year Anniversary. I mean mine and Brian's. We are not really doing anything today, he has Young Men's meeting after work tonight. But next weekend we have an overnight babysitter and we are going to Orlando. We plan to go to the Temple and eat out and go to Ikea. Fancy life you know! haha. :)

Here is the card I made for him:

Also my blogger let me do more than one photo today. I wanted to show you I finally got my hair fixed. It's been a few weeks actually. I finally died it a color that worked and it's pretty much my natural color. I don't look like a silly clown anymore! Also look! ONE chin, cheekbones and there is the slightest indication of colarbones here! I am HUGELY pregnant, but the rest of me has been loosing fat so that's good. :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Stephen makes a card

Stephen made this card for last week's sketch challange at splitcoaststampers. He kept very close to the sketch. He also mimiced the the staggared squares part of the sketch when he did a similar thing with the hearts. He wants you to notice that. And he drew the face hisself.

He made this card for his Nana.

There is a cute inside too but for some crazy reason blogger is only letting me upload ONE photo per post. It is driving me crazy.

Friday, July 23, 2010

jump for joy!

I made this card with some of my super fun The Angel Company stamps. The set is called "jump for joy" and I think it's super adorable! All these jumping cats and a trampoline and phrases. Too cute! I watercolored the cat with marker ink.

In Other News:
I had to resign from the Paper Garden Projects. :( I've just been so sick. Also my computer died for a while so it was hard to keep up. Cathy is so nice, she didn't mind and understood I need to take care of myself.
So sickness. I have Vasovagal Syncope. Basicly I faint a lot. There is a reason why in my heart. You google it if you really need all that info. The point is it's not dangerous, but it's also not going away either. So I'll feel crappy for the rest of the pregnancy (I have it all the time, pregnancy makes it worse) but its not going to kill me or the baby. So it's good news! The one thing that is really totally stinky is no driving till it stops being so frequent. I'm fainting up to 5 times a day. The Dr said that's totally unsafe to drive with that going on. He threatened to pull my license if I don't promise not to drive. So that is a pain. I have a GREAT support system though so it will be ok.
We named the baby! The name is Calvin. Full name Calvin Verdie Kellogg. We are very happy with it.
Stephen (age barely 5) is doing multiplication and division now. He figured multiplication out on his own. Told it to me like had developed a new math. Then today he asked if there is an opposite of it, so I told him about division. He's mostly with the single digit ones for now, but check out this. I was in a SU DSP share. I got 6 sheets of each of the 16 paper packs of SU DSP. Stephen tilts his head to the side and tells me that the total number of sheets is 86 sheets. It's not, the answer is 96. But the point is my tiny not in kindergarden yet kid TRIED to multiply 16x6 in his head and got it pretty darn close. Freaky smart kid. I'm unbearable proud of him as you can tell.
Ethan is swimming now! It's very happy for us because right now we can all swim! He's happy and cute as usual. He's a real easy going kid. Love him. He is in love with Calvin already and tells him what's going on in our day by screaming it at the tummy.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Stuff I had hanging around

So the other day I made about 10 cards. I just kept picking up something else off my desk and designing a card around it. It was a blast. First one is maybe a travel card? Like a "have a great trip" or a "I missed you on your trip" card. I love it for it's simplicity and the great colors on those circle chipboard stickers.
Next we have a card I made with a scrap of this green print paper. I decided to make it a focal point image on the card. The layout is similar to a recent Kristina Werner card. (the one I tried to CASE a while back)

This one was truly just playing with random accents I had laying around. I have a ton of little taglets and stuff like the paper flower. I then made a grid pattern on the white with my trusty scro pal and slapped my handmade accent thingie on. I like this because the accent is has a lot going on, like a little collage almost, but the card is still really clean because that's really the only busy thing on the card.
In other news:
Nothing good to report. I may have news tomorrow. If you are the praying type pray for both me and Brian. And also for the baby-as-yet-unnamed.