Wednesday, February 25, 2009

CoCo Key Water Resort

Last weekend John and I took the kids to an indoor water park. We invited his brother Mike and his son Gavin, my friend Melissa and her family Ed, Robbie and Sammy and another friend of mine Shanoa and her son Logan.

As you can see the kids had a great time. I was so busy playing myself that I didn't get the camera out until it was about time to go so I only got a few pictures and I didn't get all of us. I am so sorry to everyone that I did not take more pictures. Everyone who knows me knows I take tons of pictures.

It was nice to sit out in the hot tub while it was snowing. It seemed weird sitting in the really warm water in our swim suits and having the cold snow land on our heads. It was a first for most of us in the group but I know I could get use to it.

I am glad everyone had a great time and I hope to be able to get everyone together again for yet another outing. It was fun watching all 7 kids meet for the first time and how they all found something in common. What a great group of kids we have.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Thursday February 19 Make and Take

This Make and Take turned out to be a lot of fun. It was not difficult to make just time consuming.

I found these little round tins at Target the night before on clearance and thought "What can I make with these?" After I got home I went down to the basement and started playing. It turned out to be the perfect saying since it was cold and snowy on Thursday. I am really ready for Spring.

The supplies needed for this project is

A round tin

Scallop Circle punch (109043)

1 3/8 Circle punch (104401)

1 1/4 Circle punch (104403)

any alphabet stamp set

Whisper White card stock (100730)

any color of card stock combination

ribbon to match card stock

Classic Stampin' Ink pads to match card stock

Mini Glue Dots (103683)

Sponge Daubers (102892)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)


1. Use any saying that fits your occasion (we did "Think Spring")

2. Stamp out saying on Whisper White card stock

3. Using 1 1/4 Circle punch punch out each letter

4. Use 1 3/8 Circle punch punch coordinating card stock with letter

5. Punch out Scallop circle punch out of Whisper White card stock

6. Sponge edge of all Whisper White circles with coordinating inks

7. Attach letters to matching card stock with adhesive

8. Attach back side of ribbon to scallop circle with glue dot

9. Attach front side of ribbon to circle punched letters with glue dot

10. I made a loop at the top of my ribbon to hang if desired.

11. Decorate tin and give as a gift

Hope you like and see you with the next posting


Sunday, February 22, 2009

Now that Valentines day is over....

I can post this card. I didn't want to post it on here to soon just in case John would see it. The last card I made for him during on of our make and take's he ended up seeing so I had to make him another one. This card has turned out to be one of my all time favorites.

The fold on this card is called Stair Step Fold. I love this style of card. You can use it for any type of occasions. For this card I use Stampin Up! Candy Lane designer paper pack (113980), Riding Hood Red Card Stock, Chocolate Chip Card Stock and Very Vanilla Card Stock. Riding Hood Red ink and Chocolate Chip ink. Heart to Heart punch (113694), Scallop Circle punch (109043) and 1 1/4 Circle punch (104403). Love You Much stamp set (113756)