May 5, 2010

Good News and a Few Cards!

It feels like I haven't posted anything in forever!  I've been busy, so busy.  The end of the school year seems to bring endless concerts, field trips, performances, and lots of work!  On top of it all, my back is still giving me trouble.  The good news, however, is that crafting is my respite.  So despite not posting, I am still crafting little things here and there, where my back allows it.

I have good news!  I am going to be doing some guest blogging and blog swapping!  This is unbelievably exciting for me--I even called my mom when I got the good news (yes, I was that excited!).  On the first Wednesday of June, I will be guest blogging over at Tatertots & Jello.  Jenn runs an amazing blog over there with tons of creative and fun ideas.  She's sort of my crafty idol, so this is a pretty big deal. :)  Then on June 10th, I'll be blog swapping with Amy from Mod Podge Rocks.  Amy is the QUEEN of Mod Podge and has the most unreal collection of Mod Podge projects that you could ever imagine.  This is also a pretty big deal.  As you can imagine, I'm completely freaking out calmly thinking of great tutorials for my guest posts.  Send crafty thoughts my way!

Do you love the UPS man as much as I do?  That guy gets a pretty big smile at our house.  Well, a couple of days ago, he brought me the most amazing stamp.  I ordered this stamp from Stampin' Up a little while ago, but forgot about it until it came.  I am in love with this stamp.  Let me show you:

It's a giant cupcake stamp!  AMAZING!  The coolest part of the stamp was that it had a thank-you note written inside it.  I cut that part out, though, and put it on the back of the stamp.  That way I can use it just as a cupcake or I can stamp the thank-you note inside the cupcake as it was meant to be.  My son used it to write all of his birthday thank-you cards and I have made a bunch of different cards from it.  You can cut it out and send it just as a cupcake.  You can cut the frosting part of and stick it on the base with a dimensional.  There are so many neat ideas.  (Did I mention that I just love cupcakes?)

I've been trying to replenish my card supply.  I looked for birthday card the other day and realized that not only did I not have a birthday card, I didn't have any kind of card.  I try to keep a good stash so that I can send them out when I need them.  Here's one my daughter and I made today:

I'm going to try to crank out a few more cards tonight.  I'll try to get pictures when I'm done.  Sometimes I look at the pictures on other craft blogs and get so jealous that they are taken during daylight hours.  How do people find time to craft when their children are awake?  I can maybe get 10 minutes.  MAYBE.  Oh well, that's what the evenings are for, right?


  1. First, congrats on the upcoming guest blogging. :D
    I've been trying to rebuild my card stash lately. It has been SOOOO fun! Yes, it is hard to find time to snap a few daylight pics of my crafts. That's why, I think, it takes me about two weeks to post anything! I'm glad you are quicker. Thanks for the card inspiration! I've never made any cards like these, and it would be fun to try something new.

  2. The cards are adorable - I love the cupcake too!

  3. Oh, I'm excited - you are going to be so great! BTW, I love that cupcake stamp. :D


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