Thursday, July 30, 2009

My New {handmade} Purse

I wanted to share this new purse of mine. It is handmade. by me. On a total whim today I had this idea to make myself a cute new purse. I had some stacks of fabric squares and I totally love these colors together, and so I made it out of those. The pocket on the outside was a total after thought, but it is good for my cell phone and keys. The top color isn't red, but a hot pink. I am the type of person that likes instant results, so I was glad I got it put together and finished up today. As soon I was done I put all my purse stuff into it and it holds it great.
Off to play with my silhouette now. :)

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

It is fixed

YA!!!!! I called quickutz customer service this morning and it was a simple fix. All I had to do was to into my order history and recover that one order and it was fine. Wish I would have known it was so simple. But now I know for next time if it ever happens again.
So I will have to wait until tonight to play with it. Jacob is on graveyard and asleep in our bedroom where my silhouette is. But that is fine. I want to go through some of my pictures and draw out some sketches for them today.
But until then right now I am off to make some pancakes for the kids (and myself) for breakfast. However I did realize this weekend that Jacob makes much better pancakes than I do. Mine always turn out small and flat. His were big and so fluffy. So I am going to see if I can make mine that good too. :)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My brother said...

that a GIF file is a picture file. So today when I was probably trying to download the new designs from quickutz probably had a corrupt file. So he said he would have told me to uninstall the program and reinstall it, but since I have already done that then to just call customer service tomorrow. So that is what I will do. Oh well. I will just have to play tomorrow then.

First Silhouette Project

The first thing I made (besides just cutting out things for fun) was this Thank U card. Ok so we go to my moms on Saturday for lunch and guess what...surprise on me my entire family was there including my brother and sister in law who drove down from Sacramento just to come to my little surprise party. :) It was fun to have everyone there. We had lasagna for lunch and then we had cinnamon strusel cake with strawberries for dessert. It was yummy. Then I got to open presents. One aunt got me a trunk. I love it and put it in the living room with a blanket and a tray on top. Since I had just rearranged the living room again (lol) I had the most perfect spot for it. I will just be storing extra blankets and pillows I think in it. Then my other aunt got me a Target gift card, a baby's first year calendar, and a purple shirt. Of course my mom and step dad got me the silhouette. My brother and sister in law got me another Target gift card. Then my grandma gave me some money.
So I went to Michaels yesterday to spend the cash I got. I spent only $20.00 extra dollars. I got a heat gun finally. (I got this at Joanns actually with my coupon so I only spent 12.00 on it).

Then at Michaels I got some open stock papers and a DCWV stack...which I cannot find anywhere online. So I will just take a picture of it for you. It is called the ECO stack. Lots of greens, browns blues and reds. I usually don't like to buy stacks but it was also on sale and I got it for 12 or 13 bucks, so I said why not. I like all of the papers in it. I also got some birthday party supplies for Jacob's next birthday party. (in February). But we are going to do a pirate party and they had some of the stuff on sale so I got a few things.

So here is my first Silhouette project. Everything is cut out using my silhouette.
Then I just had to use my new heat gun of course. So I embossed the white circles on the front of the card, and the word Thankyou on the inside of the card. I like the way they turned out.
However now I am mad at my silhouette. It has been working fine since Saturday. Well I went to use it this afternoon and it isn't working. When I try to open my Library it says "invalid GIF signature". What the heck is that? I called quickutz and they had already closed. I emailed them and didn't hear back from them. I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it and that didn't work. I tried to call my brother, the computer tech guy and left him 2 messages and he didn't answer or call me back. GRRRRRRRRR. Of course both the babies are already asleep tonight and it would be the most perfect time to work on stuff and it won't work. So I guess I will just have to wait and call quickutz first thing in the morning. Darn it.

We got this movie today and watched it. We have all of them, so we of course had to add this one to our collection. We liked it, but still the first one is the best.

So off to see what I can play with now since my new toy isn't working.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Silhouette Day...

So we are going to my moms house for lunch today. After lunch I will get to open a few gifts. I know the silhouette came, because she told me 2 weeks ago when it got there. :) I am so excited. I am going to come straight home and set it up. I don't know what I will scrapbook first.

I am running low on cardstock... I guess I need to stock back up on some. I mean I have a lot still, but it is the colors I use least often, or just not the right shade of the color that I need. I just won't settle either. What I really want is to get my hands on some new Basic Grey papers. I want to get some of the plain colored cardstock that they make now too.
We might be going down the hill tomorrow night for dinner, and I might have convinced Jacob to stop at the scrapbook store down there to let me pick up a few things as well. :)
I really miss being able to go to work and just pick up what I need. :( Such is life though.
Well I haven't taken pictures of the other 3 layouts yet, so as soon as I do I will share. I did finally get to use the Basic Grey Lime Rickey line. I love that line. I used it on a layout about Caleb at 2 years old.
I am thinking I want to stop and vaccuum out the car on our way to my moms for lunch since it is so dirty. I know I really shouldn't let the kids eat and snack in the car, but I do... and now I need to clean it up.
Jacob has to work today, so he can't go with us to my moms. :( But he is off tomorrow and so that will be great.
I go back to the doctor on Thursday. It is still too soon to tell if it is a boy or a girl though. But the doctors office did call and as usual my blood sugar was extremely high, so they will go over that again with me and they sent a referral over for me to go see the high risk doctor again. It is the same doctor that I saw both of the other times, and I know the routine. :) I am really convinved that it is a girl though. Everything feels different. Also, I have always been an easy cryer, but omg it is so much worse right now. I was crying at a total random commercial the other day, shows that never make me cry have me balling my eyes out, my soap opera which just so happens to have 2 pregnant people on it had me in tears as well. I was never like that with Jacob and Caleb. I was so much more tired for the first 3 months this time as well. So tired that it was all I could do to get out of bed before 8 or 9 and keep myself awake for the entire day, and then ready for bed by 7 pm. With two young ones running around it was exhausting ..literally. lol.
I will share a few bracelets that I made for my best friend and for my sister in law, each for their birthdays. I made them each a matching keychain as well. I did make myself a pretty orange keychain too, but as much as the kids play with my keys, they broke it. :(. Oh well, I will just have to make a new one.

I am watching a recorded Criminal Minds and then it is off to the shower and get ready.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Crazy Hair Layout

I haven't done the journaling yet for this layout. Only because I haven't decided exactly how I want to do it yet. I am thinking I will go with my "go to" journaling strips down the right side, but just haven't gotten to it yet. This was last year before Caleb got a hair cut and his hair was always seeming to look like this. lol. He is my wild child, so I guess the hair just fits. The pictures were just printed like this and when I trimmed them, I just left the little bit of white around them.

It has been so HOT here the last week. Yesterday we had a baby shower to go to at the park and man it was so hot. It was 110 when we got in the car. Today when we went to the store the temp in the car was reading 112. Thank goodness for the air conditioner. I am afraid to get our electric bill next month. We run the air all day and all night because it is just wat to hot not to.

Well I talked to my mom yesterday and we are having lunch at her house on Saturday for my birthday. Which means I am getting my silhouette on Saturday. :) So I will come straight home and play with it. :) I am so excited. I have so many ideas running through my head I just can't wait.
I will share whatever I create first.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Caleb's 2nd Birthday Layout

This layout is from when we went to Chuck E Cheese on Caleb's actual 2nd birthday.

I haven't scrapbooked in a few days, and have no desire to right now. Not because I don't have a million ideas, but becasue my birthday is in 10 days and my mom ordered my the silhouette. So I just want to get my hands on it and start using it. :) So I don't want to do any scrapbooking until I can use that. I think Nichol Magouirk does amazing things with her silhouette. I want to be like her. LOL. So I am sure the day I get it I will start using it and some fun stuff to share. I have so many ideas for stuff other than scrapbooking as well.

Yesterday we went to a BBQ. I got a bit sun burned, but not too bad. I had no plans of going swimming, but Jacob pulled me right into the pool. :) I would have been mad but it really did feel good in the heat. The kids had fun playing in the pool too.

Now I think I will go fold the 4 large loads of laundry that are currently sitting on my couch calling my name. lol. If I had one chore that I hated more than any other it would be folding the laundry. I don't mind washing it, but I hate the folding and putting away part. So it is usually a few loads that pile up on the couch until I do it. I love the feeling of it being done, so why I don't like it I have no idea. Maybe it is because it is one of those chores that is just never ending, no matter what, there is always tons of laundry to be done...especially around here.

Then I think I am going to make a big pot of spagetti for dinner tonight. Yum.

Monday, July 13, 2009

New Layouts and a Recipe

I finally down loaded the photos off my camera. I have done about 10 layouts, but thought I would just share these 2 with you today.
This first one is a 2 pager. It is of my sil (to be) Bridal Shower. It is always fun to work with 'girly' colors since I don't get to very often. I even used the last of my larger rhinestone swirls on this layout.

This one was just about my thoughts on being pregnant this last time. A pretty simple layout.

I thought I would share this yummy recipe. It is so simple and easy.
3 pounds of ground beef (or turkey..or your choice of meat)
2 cans of canned corn (drained)
4 bags of boil in bag rice (cooked and drained)
1 large family size can of cream of chicken soup
1 regular size can of cream of mushroom soup
salt and pepper to taste.
Cook meat in a large skillet and drain. Add rice and corn and soups to same skillet. Mix until eated through. Eat. I usually serve this with just a salad and that is it. It is so good. I grew up eating this and my kids all love it as well.
Tonight I am making green chili chicken enchiladas. I made them 2 weeks or so ago, and I have been craving them again everyday since. So we are having them again. Yum. In fact I am going to go start them now since my chicken is done boiling.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July


I know I have been away for awhile. I am just still trying to find my energy. It has been stolen and I want it back. All my effort goes to making it through the day without falling asleep. lol. It is getting better, but I still don't feel "normal" yet. Some days I have more energy and others I have none what so ever. Even the doctor said this one might be a girl since it is so different from the others.
I went to my doctors appointment yesterday. It was good. The doctor said everything looks pretty good. I have to go have some blood work done. I think I will get that out of the way on Monday. I got some ultrasound pictures too. Looks like a little peanut alien. :)
I cannot even believe it is the 4th of July already. The year is almost over. lol. Daddy Jacob has to work until 7pm tonight. So we are just bbqing hamburgers (well I am bbqing) and corn on the cob and I don't have a clue what else I am going to make with it. Then for dessert we are having strawberries and cinnamon strusel cake. YUM. Then when it gets dark we will go outside and watch the fireworks.
I have done a little creative stuff lately but not much. I made my best friend and my sister in law Amberley each bracelets for their birthdays. I need to get them mailed out on Monday. I will photograph them first. I have done a few layouts as well. I will try to get those photographed today as well.
Well for now I am off to clean the kitchen and vaccuum and do some laundry.