Showing posts from August, 2012

Beep Beep!

Good afternoon, y'all! How is everyone today? I have ANOTHER post for ya! WOOT! :P This post actually goes way back to the beginning of summer, right before my hands became infected! On his last day of pre-school, my son Joseph was invited to his first birthday party. My JoJo was SO excited! His friend Michael chose a pirate theme which the boys ate up. Michael's mom asked that we make donations in lieu of gifts but being low on funds, we couldn't even do that. So I decided to make him a gift,(why not?)and I decided to try my hand at a mini album. I was lucky to find the Cricut Beep Beep cartridge on clearance for $15, along with the Cuttlebug folders-it was a sign! Michael and JoJo love to play with cars so I figured I would make a Beep Beep album. The album turned out well and I can't wait to make another. If you have any questions about dimensions please leave a comment and I will get it to you. I will say this, it was an envelope album and the dimensions for the en…

Birthday Butterflies

Hey, my peeps! Guess what! I have another post for you!! August is the birthday month for both my sisters-one on the 6th, the other on the 30th. So I have been making their cards/gifts. Because of my hands, I am way behind. But I did get my one sis' card done. She LOVES the color orange-obssessed is not even strong enough to describe her addiction-so I always use orange for her b-day cards. This year I did something different and combined the orange with pink. It is quite possibly the best card I have ever done. So there.For this card I tried the card feature of the Art Philosophy cartridge for the first time. I cut the card at 5 inches on some gorgeous, double-sided paper. This worked out well for me as I was able to use the butterfly cut outs as embellishments on the front of the card. Then, using packing tape, I glittered the negative image on the card base itself and added some Liquid Glass to get a 3D effect. It worked perfectly! The positives of the butterflies added the per…

Yummy Fiesta Alfredo!

Hello, everyone!! How are all of you doing today? I am doing absolutely FANTABULOUS!!! It feels so good to be back into the normal swing of things again! How I missed by blog, my friends, and my crafting! I also missed everything else-laundry, cooking, even diaper changes! It's funny how much you learn to appreciate when you are unable to do any of it. I am sure I will get over it soon, but for now I have a delicious post for you. After 6 weeks of being completely useless, I was able to make my family supper again!!! I love to cook and experiment, to some degree, with my cooking. One thing I dreamed up when I was in the hospital was a delicious Mexican/Italian combination. I LOVE Italian food and once in a while I like to have some Mexican. I had a craving for both so I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone. When I was in the hospital, people from our church brought my hubby and kidlets tons of food. We got a LOT of chicken! LoL So I was thinking of two main recipes to hav…

I'm Finally Back!!! Well...almost.

Oh my goodness!!!! It is SO good to be 'back'! The past 6 weeks have been Hell!!! Ironically, the day of my last post, I got a prescription for an antibiotic to cure an infection I had in my right pointer finger. I have eczema and it is very sensitive to weather. During our hottest and driest week, my eczema became painfully dry and cracked which let in normal bacteria that is found on our hands. Unfortunately, I also have asthma and severe seasonal allergies. (Seasonal allergies were the worst this summer too!) So on top of all the 'fighting' my poor body was doing, the infection was too much and it overran my system. To make a long, and extremely painful, story short the infection overtook both my hands rendering them useless for the past 6 weeks. I am on my 6th or 7th course of antibiotics. After being in and out of the ER on IV antibiotics for a week and a half, and the infection only getting worse, the doctor finally admitted me to the hospital for 4 days last wee…