Swim team ended…

Three weeks ago, in fact. My boys swim on the neighborhood swim team from May 1 to July 1-ish with some 350 other kids. It is an awesome experience and while they are not the best in this sport, they certainly have bettered themselves over last year. All I care about is that they get some exercise and they are comfortable in the water. They both are fish anyway, it seems.

We have 8 coaches for our team and they are wonderful. Our head coach happens to be a 4th grade teacher at the boy's school, so that makes it extra special. I can't believe how much time these coaches spend with all of us for swim team. It's pretty intense scheduling especially during May when school is still in session. Anyway, at the end of the season, I like to give them a "little" something just for taking the time to teach my boys. Something little like a Starbucks gift card or a Sonic gift card. This year Sonic won… hope they go during the happy hours and get CHEAP drinks! :) 

Here's the card that accompained said gift card:

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Images are now retired and from A Muse Artstamps. I made 8 cards like this in a jiffy. Gotta love that. Why do I always wait until the last minute? 



It’s always happy hour somewhere…


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Love this Get Outta Town set from Paper Smooches. I made two quick tags with this set. I had two of these Margarita Mix kits that I wanted to give to my son's teachers at the end of school. That didn't happen. Well, he had a really fun camp this week with them so I could give it to them after all. Perfect for the summer!

Hope you weekend is going well!


DSC_0757Cancer, that is.

My dear, dear friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. 

The good news… she's a fighter and she's REALLY, REALLY strong. I have always admired her for her strength and determination. 

This paper smooches stamp set is perfect for her. And she likes pink, too. 🙂

The sentiment reminds of that movie (that I can't think of the name of right now) that says "You fight like a girl" and she says "I am a girl!". 

Happy Friday!


Sending a smile to camp…

SarahcardHow is it that July is more than half over? Summer is supposed to be my stamping season. Ha.

My oldest son's friend asked me to send her mail while she was away at camp a few weeks ago. Sounded like fun and I'm really working on trying to make cards AND send them. That always seems to be the issue.

My birthday was Tuesday and for my birthday, I decided I was going to clean up my studio. My studio has been buried for about a year under stuff. It has been the collect all for everything in our house. Last night, I actually started cleaning it out. I have 3 work surfaces in there and almost all three now have a space for working. Imagine that? Mind you, I've made stuff in the past year but it's been in a small work area that is usually on the floor or the dining room table. Sad. But now I've made progress. Just gotta keep it up. And find some stamping mojo somewhere too. 

Anyway, here is my card that I send her at camp. She was thrilled to get mail. Aren't we all? The card is orange and yellow and bright and happy. Get it? Happy. Not my greatest work but it made a 10 year-old smile. Mission accomplished.

Hopefully, more stuff coming soon. I really do have stuff to post. 

Stamps by Unity Stamp Co.