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July 2012

Happy Birthday to my Favorite Nephew...

He's growing up too fast. Way too fast! The kid is already 14. That's CRAZY!! 

Next thing I know he (Chase) is going to be driving and that is REALLY going to freak me out. It's bad enough that his sister will be able to get her drivers license this year. What the heck??? I am seriously freakin' out now! LOL

Any who, Chase is pretty special. He is my only nephew, at least for a couple more months. For some reason, my brother knocked up his wife and now they are going to have a boy. A BOY. He is due in September, my BIRTHDAY MONTH. MY birthday month. I think Kathryn should have him early. You know, so that I don't have to "share" my month with anyone. Don't they know that having everyone's wedding anniversary in Sept is ALREADY TAKING AWAY FROM ME??? LOL I am totally kidding. Okay, maybe not. No really, I am kidding...(this is my conscience: "Uh huh, sure. Just keep telling yourself that you selfish thing you.")

Back to Chase (see, I got distracted AGAIN). Here's the card I made him...late, of course...

Card Deets: 

  • Stamps: All from A-muse
  • Paper: Yellow, Olive, Navy & White
  • Inks: Yellow, Navy & Olive
  • Misc: Corner Rounder, Brads, Ribbon, Twine, Brown little bag, QK embossing folder

Well, there you have it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHASE!! I hope you have the BEST day ever!!

I love you!

Auntie xoxox


As for the rest of you?? Thanks for stopping by!



Do you ever...

Have a HUGE list of things to do and then randomly get distracted so that the "list of things to do" never gets done? That's totally me. I don't know what it is lately. I have been making lists and lists & lists and a few things will get crossed off and then..........crickets start chirping....I am officially distracted. What the heck? 

I have sooooo many fun things to do. Seriously. I have cards to make, quilts to finish, people to call, fun errands to run and blah...blah, blah, BLAH! Nothing. 

I think I need help or need to hire help. LOL

I think I need to get rid of my iPad.

I think I need to start "focusing."

I think, I think, I think I need to make a list of all the things "I think" I need to do. LOLOLOL

Hmmm...I just noticed something (see! distracted AGAIN!!!), I don't think I ever shared this card:

I made this card for my uber-fabulous Step Mom, Barb. It was late. I was distracted. What's new? LOL

Card Deets: 

  • Stamps: All from Rosie's Roadshow except for the saying which is from a-muse
  • Paper: Pale Pink, White & Miss Caroline by My Mind's Eye
  • Inks: Tuxedo Black & Copics
  • Misc: Sewing Machine, Nesties, Ribbon & Glitter



Do you think time blocking would help me control my tendency to get easily distracted? Hmmm, perhaps I need to go to the bathroom & think about this (work joke, sorry, it was too funny not to slip that in there)!?!? 

Alright, I am off like a prom dress. 

See you all later & HEY! Thanks for stopping by!


Dude, you're my brother...

Happy Freakin' Birthday!!!

Today my baby brother turns 39. WOOHOO!! Can you believe it? Where does the time go? It seems like yesterday we were having peanut butter & water fights in the house. (Sorry Mom, but it's true. We cleaned up before you got home though, aren't you proud??? LOL)

Karrie, Kevin & Trina


I have the best siblings EVER! Thank goodness my parents decided they needed another tax deduction after me. LOLOL

Anywho, I made this card for my brothers birthday...

My Sister had purchased a card with this saying on the front and "Happy Freakin' Birthday" on the inside so I copied the sayings & made him my version of the same card. He liked it, or at least, that's what he said on the phone yesterday.

Yes, just for the record, I was able to send out a card & have it to it's intended party EARLY!!! LOL  Wonders never cease to amaze, huh??? :) 

Card deets: 

  • Stamps: PapertryInk
  • Paper: Blue, Red, Gable Green & White
  • Inks: Blue, Red, Tourqouise, Yellow, Green & Black
  • Misc: Border die, embossing folding, arrow die, brads & computer font for sayings

Alright, I think that's a wrap for now. Have a SUPER SUNDAY!! Happy Birthday my Brother!! And...thanks for stopping by!!


Sometimes you need a manly card...

I don't know about you, but I struggle to find the right stamps to use on my manly man cards. I never seem to have the right stamps for the right card when it comes to men. So frustrating.

Any who, here is the card that I made for my Dad for Father's Day. Since I live in AZ it seemed appropriate....


The inside of the card has "Happy Father's Day!" stamped on it.

Card deets:

  • Stamps: Terry Medaris
  • Paper: Pacific Blue, Rust & White
  • Inks: Momento Tuxedo Black & Copic Markers
  • Misc: Twine



Today I should be cracking the whip & cleaning this house but...the couch seems to be drawing me in. I am hoping to get at least 1/2 the house done, some laundry, a little stamping or quilting and then tonight? I am headed to a Diamondbacks Baseball game with my friend Debbie. It should be a good, relaxing, semi-productive day, don't you think?

Alright, I better get off the computer. I hope you have a FANTASTIC day today!

Thanks for stopping by!


You're cool...

Yep, you are.

Man, I love those swim trunks.  So sexy!!

Makes you want to jump in the pool, huh? Maybe go surfing? LOL

Card deets:

  • Stamps: Art Impressions
  • Paper: American Craft, Red, Pumpkin & White
  • Inks: Copics & Black
  • Misc: Ribbon, White gel pen & Glaze pen for his sun glasses



I hope you all had a FABULOUS 4th of July. It was overcast with a little rain here in AZ. Yes, it was a little humid BUT it was definitely cooler (thank goodness!).

Any who, I am off to get some shipping done.

Taco to you later & thanks for stopping by!


Made just for Pancho...

I smuggled a few things in Audrey's suitcase to take back to my Sister. One of the items was this card...

I absolutely adore Rosie Roadshow stamps. She has a stamp for everything & every occasion. I even stamped on the inside of the card (something I hardly ever do)...

Red Boot Ranch is the name of my sisters micro-ranch. She has so much going on over there, it's enough to make your head spin! LOL

Card deets:

  • Stamps: All from Rosie's Roadshow except the letters on the inside
  • Paper:Real Red, White & Crate Paper (Farmhouse)
  • Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black
  • Misc: Nesties, Ric Rac, Sewing Machine, Button & Twine


Today I am off to see Magic Mike with my girls from work. Sorry, no boys allowed.



What? You don't know about Magic Mike? Oh geez, well, you need to check out the trailer then...


I think that about sums it up, don't you? heehee

Alright, I will see you all later. I have to stop by the bank & get some singles...LOLOLOL

Thanks for stopping by!