Monday, June 29, 2009

Pictures of the boys and our gardening

The boys like to have there pictures taken so after we were done planting the flowers I took a few of them. They are sitting on our front porch and sitting in front of our front door. I also took a picture of the flag with the new flowers and frog. There is Andrew,the oldest,and then there is Ryan and our youngest Logan. They all look so sweet and innocent.....which they are most of the time...but they each have there moments...LOL!!!
Hopefully I'll have some pictures of some cards and/or jewelry later today.
Happy crafting,
Gail :-)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Boys and Our Day of Gardening

I haven't posted in a couple of days because I have been busy and didn't really do anything worth posting. Today I finally was able to get some flowers planted. My husband was working all day so I took my 3 boys to the store and we got some things for the yard and flowers for the flower box on the front porch. Our first stop was to ACMoore...of course. Hey they had a 25% off coupon on your entire purchase including sale and clearance items....couldn't pass that up...LOL. They also had the flags on sale and the gardening section was 60% off. I was able to get 2 flags,a metal frog with a "welcome" sign and a few other items that will go in the garden when I have one done. I actually got out of there with out any actual craft items. I shocked myself... ;-)

Our next stop was to Home Depot for the top soil and the flowers. The boys liked helping to pick out the color of the flowers I got. They picked out red,white and pink impatients. I picked the flowers and they picked the colors. We came home and got to planting. I was happy with how they all turned out. I have some left that I have to finish planting tomorrow.
Tomorrow I am hoping to get some cards and jewelry made after I plant the rest of the flowers.

Happy crafting,

Gail :-)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

More Jewelry....

These are some other pieces I have made. The necklace with the blue,green and yellow that has the matching bracelet is actually the first necklace and bracelet that I made. The pink one is the next one that I made. i did make a pink one for my sister put I don't want to post a picture of it until I give it to her. I also made a black and white necklace for my neice that I will post after I give it to her. I want them to see them first before I post a picture of them. I am hoping they both like there necklaces. I know I do!!! I figure if they don't then that's two more for me and I'll start over for them....LOL
Well I am off to get my boys to bed now and then I am hoping to catch some of Gina Ks release party on SCS!! Have a great night!!
Happy crafting,
Gail :-)

I'm making Jewerly now too!!!

My friend Jennifer got me into making jewelry...thanks Jen!!!! I love making it. It is so much fun to be able to go pick out exactly what you want and make it how you want too. I made this necklace first and liked it so much that I made a matching bracelet to go with it. The picture is not the greatest of them. I am still working on getting the pictures so they look good on the computer.

Teacher cards

I was finally able to get the cards I made for the teachers posted!!! :-)
The first one is made with an old retired set from Stampin' Up! called Stella Stamper. It was the perfect set to use on her card since we gave her a gift certificate for Stampin' Up! She was thrilled with the card and the GC.
The second card I used the set from MFT called Girls Day In. I love that set. It too was perfect for this card. We gave the teachers helper a gift certificate for a manicure and a bag that had nail polish in it and other things to go with it. I was even able to color the image of the bottle of nail polish almost the exact color of the polish it those copics!!
The third card was for his actual kindergarten teacher. I didn't have a stamp to go for what we gave her so I chose this (retired) Stampin' Up! set. We gave her a gift certificate for a massage. Maybe MFT can make up a set for that too....... ;-)
I loved coloring in the tulips. I again used my copics. Actually all coloring on all three cards was done with my copics. I haven't had them too long nor have I had much time to play with them. I am happy how the cards did come out and I am planning on finding time over the summer to play more with them.
Hope you liked seeing them.
Happy crafting,
Gail :-)

Teachers gifts

These are the gifts that I made for the teachers. The top picture shows what his main teacher was given and his other two teacher helpers were each given one of the white flower paper clothes pin clips. He also has a speech teacher and an OT. I made the clothes pin clips with the brown and pink flower paper for them. Ryan picked out who should get which ones. He was right on the colors for each one too!! They each loved the colors that they got and said it would go where they were planning on putting them. We also gave them some items from Bath & Body Works, but I really enjoy making something for them from hand to. Hope you enyoy looking at them!!
Happy crafting,
Gail :-)

Friday, June 19, 2009

End of Year Picnic is Over

Well I made it through the year as the room Mom for my sons kindergarten class. We had the End of Year Picnic yesterday. Of course it ended up being in the class room since it was raining out. When I say raining I mean raining "cats and dogs" out!! The kids all had a great time anyway. I brought in ice cream with all the works as a special treat for them all. I gave the teachers there gifts from the children which went over well also. I will have pictures of the cards I made for them along with the gifts and cards I made for them from my son posted soon. I am hoping to get them up this weekend. :-)

Now I am off to organize all the stuff I took out to make everything.

Have a great rest of the day!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

End of school year

Well I don't know about you, but I have been so busy with the end of the school year coming. My oldest son has regents and finals coming up to get ready for and then there is my 6 year old son. Ryan is having his "End of Year Picnic" with his kindergarten class on Thursday. I am room Mom for his class so I am busy trying to get all the things set for the picnic. I am also making gifts for his teachers this weekend too. I will take pictures and post them as soon as I can. I am having trouble with getting pictures on the computer and hope to get that solved very soon!!

Well I am off to go get the day that I have had my coffee fix....LOL! ;-) Hope you all have a great rest of the weekend and come back soon.

Happy Crafting,
Gail :-)

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Blog Candy Give Aways

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