Friday, January 29, 2010

Steppin' Out of My Box...

Can you guess the theme for this week's Bellariffic Friday Challenge on Stamping Bella? No, not purple! LOL The theme is "anything birthday," which was perfect for me since I have several birthdays to celebrate. I used Allboxedupabella by Stamping Bella and PTI paper and ribbon. I am soooo loving these purples. Bet you couldn't tell! (Supplies.)

As you read this, I will be in LA celebrating my mom's 75th birthday! She had no idea I was going!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

These Are for You, Mom!

Today is my mom's 75th birthday. She lives in L.A., I live in Boston. I wish I was there to hug and kiss her, but "I love you, Mom" and "Happy, happy birthday!" will have to do. Well, that and some videos of her favorite girl, Miss Emma.

Emma giggling at Mommy
Emma loving Giffy
Emma having breakfast

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The Most Perfect Day!

As I was cooking dinner, Emma walked into the kitchen with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. She announced, "Giffy, these are your favorite color~purple!" She said that she gave them to me just because she loves me. Life just doesn't get much better than this!

Refuge and Strength

I love this stamp set by SU~Refuge and Strength. I used it to make some simple cards with no coloring. My hand appreciated that! Here are five variations using this stamp set. All of the paper, ink, ribbon, and buttons are by PTI. (Supplies.)
I also used SU's Flight of the Butterfly, Sprinkles, and Butterfly Punch for this card.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Sparkle and Sunshine

This is for BSC85 on SCS. I am pleased with how this one turned out~I love all of the purples and the splash of sunshine behind the flower pot! I used chalk to add the grass and sky. The paper is PTI, and the stamp is Pookie Lollipop by Stamping Bella. (Supplies.)

Have an awesome week!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Turtle Time

For this card, I used Stamping Bella's Turtle Tots Picking Posies. I sponged pearlescent chalk to create the grass and sky. (Supplies.)
At first glance this may seem like an odd choice for a baby card...
...but check out this outfit I bought! How could I not make a card to match? Yup, I am crazy like that! LOL

Friday, January 22, 2010

Welcome, Alexa!

For this week's Bellariffic Friday challenge on Stamping, Em challenged us to use "twinchies," aka 2" squares. I made this for a dear friend who just gave birth to her daughter, Alexa. Alexa's room is decorated in purple. The stamp is Take a Stand Maya by Tiddly Inks for Stamping Bella. (Supplies.)

Congratulations, Paloma and Pedro! Can't wait to meet Alexa!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Emma's Pony With a Stick

Emma asked Santa for a "pony with a stick." Santa had a difficult time finding one, but Great Grandma Scott (my mom) saved Christmas!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Of the Earth

I recently acquired SU's Of the Earth stamp set. ( I got it for free with Hostess benefits, which makes it even better!) I also picked up some supplies from Papertrey Ink. Amber got me totally hooked on their colors. They sell coordinating ribbon, buttons, and ink for their cardstock! I am soooo excited! Here are four color combos I used with this stamp set. I heat embossed the images with clear embossing powder. (Sorry for the bad lighting in the pictures.)

Plum Pudding
Aqua Mist
Aqua Mist and Plum Pudding
Terracotta Tile
Well, I love the paper, ribbon, and buttons so much that I ordered it in Dark Chocolate and Lavender Moon, too! I just received it the other day. I'll be posting it soon!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Who's Ready to Play in the Snow?

Brittany was off yesterday for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We got about 6" of heavy, wet snow~perfect for building a snowman!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Just Hangin'...

...with Brittany, Emma, and Keaton!

Simply Sweet

Last week's Bellariffic Friday challenge on Stamping Bella was to create a love-themed card. Ella Lollipop (by Stamping Bella) is just soooo adorable that I couldn't resist using her again! (Supplies.)

Thursday, January 14, 2010

My Mama Has a Baby!

Her name is O'Malley. She is a Maltese/Terrier mix that my mom "rescued." Mom says she is as sweet as can be! Could her face possibly be any cuter???
Yeah, I know, Mom~you will be soooooo mad at me for posting a picture of you in your sweats! But I am sure that all of my friends will agree that you are beautiful even in your sweats! Besides, O'Malley looks so cozy and comfy.
Here's to my mama and her new baby! Love you!

Happy Birthday, Rick!

He may share his birthday with Elvis, but Rick's the one that rocks my world! Here are a few birthday photos of my sweetheart.
Rick and Brennan
Rick, Keaton, and Tiffany
Rick, being a good sport about wearing the ribbon Emma put on his head and about letting Tiffany rip the wrapping paper off of his gift!
For 23 years, the kids have been making Rick calendars for his birthday. I started the tradition with Brittany when she was old enough to scribble with crayons. When the kids were little, they illustrated it for him. Now, they make it with photos. He has every one of them. Who says guys aren't sentimental?
Rick, Brittany and Emma
I love this photo~Emma scratching Keaton's while they looked at the calendar!
Being a proud Dad, Rick loves wearing t-shirts and sweatshirts from the kids' colleges. He's lost 50 pounds n the last year, so none of his old shirts fit. So Keaton and Brittany both surprised him with new ones, neither one knowing that the other was doing it, too.
Emma helping Papa blow out the candle on his birthday brownies! She still doesn't understand why he didn't want a cake or a cupcake!
Me and my sweetheart at a Bruins game.
Happy birthday, Rick!