Archive for May, 2008

LOL–here she is!! Meet Rosalita*.
Probably about as close as we will get to having another pet. She just arrived after a long stay in Indiana, where JM gave her some much needed repairs. Autumn LOVES her (and she’ll tell anyone who will listen). She’s totally fascinated, but a little nervous still. Keeps telling me she has to check on her “o-bot” and talk to her. Autumn follows her around the house, but always at a good distance.
*named by her previous owner

More SavvynSassy

Love the fun colors in this kit! (and at a really good price, too!!)

Spring Beauty

Here I used the ribbons from the kit to create little hearts on a page about my baby sister.

Other Supplies: Kaiser Craft flowers, WalMart buttons, Fancy Pants papers, AC letter stickers, The Paper Studio “beauty” sticker and brads

Blowing Bubbles

Ribbons from the kit are stapled in random folds to give the page some balance.

Other supplies: Prima flowers, Bo Bunny PP, WalMart cardstock, AC rub-ons

Check this out–400 free prints and a free 8×8 photo book!!  I just got my first order in and they’re really nice quality.  Shipping’s a little longer, but worth it for that many free prints–also really cheap 5x7s and 8x10s!

Try this link: Free Prints at ArtsCow

Candy Land

Autumn and I played Candy Land a few nights ago for the first time. I was really surprised by how quickly she caught on to the concept. And she beat me!!! Next day, first thing she wants to do is play with me AND matt. She beat me again! (so did Matt). 🙂 LOL.

(Oh, and “Aunt Beth” made the dress!)

More Autumn-isms

“playing catch with daddy” — nope, it doesn’t involve a ball. autumn’s version of playing catch is running around the house with daddy chasing her until he catches her. a variation of this game is daddy running around the house until autumn catches him.

“1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,18,20” — autumn’s version of counting when she’s playing hide and seek. (she likes to hide by laying down in the middle of the floor or on the bed and covering her eyes with her hands. when her eyes are covered she’s invisible, of course.)

“necklaceseseseseseses” — how she says necklace

“sponsible” — being responsible–especially when it comes to cleaning up her room

“look, Dad! Look!!! See all those email cars over there?” — we were at the PO going in to mail some stuff in the evening and all the little delivery vehicles were parked in rows alongside the building. 🙂 She thought it was neat.

“oh, cool” — becoming a more and more common reply to anything anyone says

strawberry pickin’!!!

Today we went strawberry picking. Autumn had a great time! 🙂


…with mouse

Picking through markdowns at the grocery store–I got a TON of lilies for $1.25. There are now two of these HUGE bouquets in the house. 🙂

Matt’s birthday is today and Autumn decided that he wanted cupcakes.
“What kind of cupcakes do you think he wants?”
“Chocolate!!!” (In a very “isn’t it obvious, mommy???” kind of voice.)

I had so much fun working with products from this month’s sponsor Upsy Daisy Designs!!! These Cupcake papers are just so yummy!!

Piggy Toes

Supplies from Upsy Daisy: Cupcake Papers, Applesauce Alpha stickers

Supplies from SnS: Turquoise Ricrac

Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp alphas, Walmart buttons, unknown CS

How Many Eggs?

Supplies From Upsy Daisy: Applesause Alpha Stickers; Cupcake Papers

Supplies From SnS: Moss Stitch ribbon; Mauve tape; Brown velvet loop trim

Other Supplies: The Paper Studio buttons, Distress INk

Cupcake Chipboard Mini Book

I just had to make a cupcake mini book with these cupcake papers! I’m not sure how long it will last though–my daughter wants to play with it every moment she can! 🙂 I drew a picture and created a template from it, then cut the album from chipboard and decorated it. Following are the front cover and a peek at some of the inside pages, all ready to add in photos.

Supplies from Upsy Daisy: Cupcake papers; Basic White Alpha Rub-Ons

Supplies from SavvynSassy: Huge Butter Ricrac; Med. Maize Ricrac; Med. Turquoise Ricrac; Med. White Ricrac; Snowcone Grosgrain

Other Supplies: Heidi Swapp alphas, Walmart buttons, MME papers, unknown CS