Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I can't believe it...

Luke and Tyler are 4 years old!!! They always say time flies when you have kids. Boy is that so true. Tyler got "what I always wanted" a Boba Fett and other Star Wars guys. He is so animated and so big and descriptive with his words. Luke was just taking it all in. He got Storm Troopers and a big Walker. Star Wars stuff has taken over our home. I never liked those movies, but because the boys are so excited about it, it has gotten a little better to me. They also got the Wii video game machine. Luke and Tyler are naturals at video games. They must take after their daddy on that one. I was REALLY good at pong and other Atari games, but if the controller isn't the size of a gigantic dictionary then it isn't for me. I do know that the Wii is more interactive, but when it's on the boys take over. I'll get it out for myself one day when the boys are sleeping or away from the house. Thankfully the controllers have a little arm band so I don't throw it through the window or the TV set.

Anyways, enjoy some cute pics of my 4 year olds. They are so fun and they do and say the stinkin' cutest things!! Luke is very polite and is always saying "sure" and "thank you" and asks us if we need for him to pray for us. His prayer always starts out with "dear Jesus...we hope you have a great day..." So CUTE!!! Tyler is always making us laugh. He loves to taunt Luke and he is always watching out for his brother. Tyler, the other day, was in the car and reciting our phone number. Who knows where he learned this. Until today I didn't know. I was leaving a message for someone on the phone and leaving our phone number and Tyler yells out, "mommy, why are you telling them our phone number?" AH HA!! They are both very observant and very aware and thoughtful of those around them. I am having so much fun with them. Those little smarty pants. Tomorrow I'll post a really cool picture of the boys and ALL of their grandparents. All 11 of them!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Embossing and Aqua Painting

Hi Stampers,

The Riding Hood Red Card is one of the cards we made at the Occasions card party. The only difference with these is that I embossed them then painted them in with ink refillers and the aqua painter. I'm not a huge fan of color in stamp sets, but the use of painting supplies was fun. I think I'll do it more often! I really hope the detail of the paints and the embossing shows up in these pictures.


Saturday, March 21, 2009

Love the Butterfly

Now that I have the Big Shot Sizzix die cutting machine I have opened up doors to so many new and beautiful projects. Pictured are some projects that I have made using the new butterfly die cut. These projects are so easy and super cute!! Don't forget that I am offering 15% off ALL orders placed directly to me by March 23rd. This is in celebration of Luke and Tyler's 4th Birthday. Click here to view the online catalog and click here to email me your order. Happy shopping. Don't forget for every $50 you spend you can choose any sale-a-bration item for FREE!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Occasions Card Party Was a Hit!!

I had so much fun stamping with my old friends and new ones. Thank you to all that attended. Thank you also to everyone that helped out my new stamping friends. I really hope you enjoyed the 3 projects that we made. See you at the next get together!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Decor Elements...my newest favorite item

Hello Stampers! It's time to think off the paper and up on the wall. What is the easiest way to "embellish" your wall in a quick and paint-free way? DECOR ELEMENTS!!! This picture is at my mom's house.

She and 2 of her sisters got together and put up the Organic Outlines Stampin' Up! Decor Elements. They add a little bit of flair to her bare wall and accent the pictures beautifully. Click here to view the catalog and full line of Decor Elements products on my website. Remember, you can order directly from my site!! Happy shopping! ~Krista

Friday, March 6, 2009

Special Delivery

Today I delivered this Journal to a customer. It was an art journal that I altered and added all of the "bling." The reason that I call this post special delivery is because the recipient couldn't come and make this one on her own because she was delivering her second baby. She named her little girl Brooklyn. SO CUTE! I got to deliver this journal to her today. She told me that she would be using this to write all of the cute little things that her baby does and lots of other special things about her newest member of the family. So, Congrats Kristen, on your "special delivery!"


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Kiss Me

My friend Karen hosted her second workshop this year! Thanks Karen!! So, as a hostess gift I made her this really cute picture frame. Karen loves to decorate for the holidays...every holiday! She is so fun and just loves details and cute little decorations.

I painted the frame first with acrylic paint. Then I stamped the images in Versa Mark, sprinkled white embossing powder over it and heat set it. Using our new heart punches, I was able to make some really fun little four leaf clovers. I used the Big Shot to die cut the letters, too. Enjoy!