Friday, September 24, 2010

Cottage Christmas cards

I loved this line of paper by Imaginisce called Cottage Christmas as soon as I saw it and I knew the 6X6 paper pads would be perfect for class.  Love how the prints are all smaller too and you get 3 sheets of each print in these pads!

This class includes the paper pad and a sheet of the "glass" stickers as well as everything else you need to make the 7 cards you see!  This class is also available as a kit and you can see all of these in person at the store anytime!

Hope to you see some of you that are local at a class soon!  The new calendar should be out veeeery soon!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

New Passion

Now, some of you that pop by once in a while might remember that Kyle was doing Hip Hop last year.  Well, during spring break, we tried a one week karate class partly for something to do and partly because Kyle had been talking about karate.  This was an inexpensive way to try it out and not have to get a gi or anything.  Well, he loved it and it's all I've heard about since. 

We talked about doing it over the summer, but we were so busy that it didn't happen.  Finally after hearing about it multiple times a day for weeks, I registered him a couple of weeks ago and he's loving it!  He's already asked about belts and how long he has to practice before he can be tested.  We registered him for a month to get going, but I don't think that'll be the end of it by any means.  He can go 3 times a week, but only needs to go twice; however, we've been there 3 times a week since he started!  I'm glad he's found something he's enjoying.  It's unfortunately the same nights as dance though, so we've dropped that for now. 

Of course, Nathan had to get in on the pictures even if he's not taking karate!  I asked if he was interested in trying it, but not yet at least.  I want to find him something that he'll enjoy.  We need to get him registered for swimming soon for sure!

Well, that's it for right now.  Better go think about getting the kids an early lunch as they have preschool this afternoon!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Monday!

Yes, well, since Tracy started her new job last week, it's not quite as happy as it used to be since I have my niece and nephew now on Mondays too, but such is life.  I went to bed early last night and got up with a little more time to relax and get going.  What a difference it makes!  Everything ran more smoothly this morning for sure.

We got soaked taking Kyle to school.  It was only drizzling when we left, but the sky opened up while we were walking to school and it was pouring for our walk home.  We came in, got jackets changed and grabbed preschool snacks and off we went again.  Dropped Nathan and Sophia at preschool this morning and they were excited to be there.  Matthew and I headed home with a stop for a Starbucks for me!

At home here, I was puttering on the computer while Matthew had a snack and played.  I saw a sketch for a card (LPSC86) and got inspired.  I grabbed my last Taylored Expressions kit and played!  It was wonderful to be doing something that wasn't for work and just for fun!  I always seem to be short of birthday cards and these Penny Black stickers are easy.  I stamped a birthday quote on the inside as well.  Sorry about the poor lighting for the picture, but on a rainy day...

Well, I'm now back from getting the kids from preschool and need to get them lunch and Matthew in bed, so I'd better get going.  Hope you're having a good one!

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Sneak Peek of an Upcoming Card Class!

OK, so for anyone who's local, this is a sneak peek of an upcoming October class that I'll be teaching called Winter Joy!  It uses paper and chipboard from the Bo Bunny line of paper with the same name.

The pictures don't really do the cards justice because between the gems and glitter added to them, they're pretty sparkly!  The best part is that you'll do the 6 cards in class and then have a lot of extra chipboard and paper to take home to do some more cards!

The October calendar isn't out yet, so there isn't a date, but keep your eye on the website and your e-mail (if you get the newsletter) for more information!  It'll be out soon! 
There will be kits available for this class as well. 

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Back to School!

...and apparently back to blogging!  Wow!  I was shocked when I saw the last date that I'd posted anything - more than a month ago!  The summer seemed to fly by, especially the last bit and here we are back at school again already!

Nathan and Sophia has their first day of preschool today.  It was a shorter class and only half the kids (the others go tomorrow), but they were excited.  I forgot to take pictures before we went since it was a little rushed getting Kyle to school and then the 2 of them to preschool, so we took pictures when we came back.

These two are so darn cute together, but they both have trouble smiling without the cheeseball smile these days!  So funny!

Anyway, preschool went well and Matthew and I went and ran a couple of errands while they were there since it was a shorter class.  Came home and had lunch and did some cleaning and then it'll be time to pick up Kyle here before I know it!  Dinner after that and then I'm teaching tonight and I think the class is full now!  Yeah!

Anyway, guess that's about it for now.  Will update on Kyle and the rest of us soon, but all's well!