Friday, October 24, 2008

Soccer, Soccer, Soccer

Hello! Today's post is all about soccer! My son, Frankie, played varsity soccer for the middle school this year. He's in 8th grade. Frankie played soccer for one year back in the 4th grade. This was his triumphant return .... he was awarded Most Improved Player!! Go Frankie!! Below are the cards that I made for the coaches at the end of the season. Coach Rogan (Hi, John!) asked Frankie to go out for the team and I'm so glad that he did. Frankie has done great and has had a blast playing! We can't wait for next season!!
I'll be back later with the card ingredients and some pics of Frankie playing. Right now, I have to run to work.

Have a fabulous day! Thanx for visiting!!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Yearbook Tags

Hello! I am on the Yearbook Committee this year at Ryan's elementary school. One of my friends has been single-handedly (for the most part) taking care of this task for the past several years. I always wished that I would've joined the yearbook committee when I was in High School, so I decided to help out!

However, when I was in the school this week taking pictures, I was getting a few funny looks. You could just see the teachers thinking, "Who is this lady?" ..."Why is she taking pics of our kids?". I decided to create tags for Jodi and I to wear while snapping pics for the yearbook. These turned out so cute that I wanna run over to the school and snap some shots right now ...just to wear the tag! Yes, that's lame, I know! Here are the tags...

















I hope to be back today with another post ...stay tuned! Thanx for visiting!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Homecoming and Dreams

Hello! I'm back in the saddle ....I think ...whew!! At the risk of repeating myself ...it's been crazy busy at our house. Soccer is over, but the banquet is this Wednesday. Homecoming weekend is over ...Jackie said the dance was "lame"!! She looked adorable, though. Well adorable is probably the wrong word. She looked stunning! Very grown up!! Here's a pic of her and Kyle. Aren't they a cute couple?!? And how cute is our cat, Shadow, in the background ....eyes aglow!?!?!



I created this card awhile ago. I love this set, Dreams du Jour, and this Bella Rose DSP. The Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon is also scrumptious!!
Hope you have a fabulous fall day! Thanx for visiting!!

What's In It?

Stamps: Dreams du Jour
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pretty in Pink, RH Red, WW, Bella Rose DSP
Ink: Black Staz-on, SU! Markers
Acc: Ticket Corner Punch, Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon, dimensionals

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Thank You Crew Kids Girl!!

As I mentioned yesterday, part of my gift to my niece Devon (her Momma, actually!) for her baptism was Thank You cards. Martine is such an awesome person and I'm so glad to have her as my SIL!! My brother, John, is a lucky, lucky man to have found her and her family!!

Back to the cards, sorry.....

Sunday morning, I was under the gun to get these thank you cards made. Yes, the morning of the baptism! Is there any other way?!?! As much as I love organization, I just work better under pressure ...always have. I have many of these Simply Scrappin' kits from SU! and never use them. Yes, I am also a hoarder. What good papercrafter isn't?!?! So, I grabbed the Crew Kids Girl kit and whipped out about 18 thank you cards in ...... 20 minutes!!! No lie!! I seriously threw these adorable cards together that fast! I was even amazed! You can bet that I'll be tearing into the rest of my kids real soon. Here's the whole group of them ....and then some of my favs by themselves.


Enjoy!



My friend/neighbor's daughter, Ali, asked me to make some invitations for her birthday sleepover. Come back tomorrow to see what I whip up!!

Thanx for visiting!!

What's In It?
  • Stamps: Cute and Curly
  • Ink: Basic Gray
  • Paper: Textured Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White (All included in the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit)
  • Acc: Curly Label Punch, Lg Oval Punch, Boho Flowers Punch, Bling, Dimensionals

Monday, October 13, 2008

Great Blog Candy!!

Hello Again! Just a quickie post to let you know about some delish blog candy. Check out Julia Aston's fantabulous blog here. Leave her a comment and you are entered to win ...it's that easy! Julia has had 40,000 hits on her blog ....CONGRATS, JULIA!! Woohoo!! I'm happy that I have 675, as of this morning. heehee!! Not too bad for 6 weeks or so!?!?

Anywho, run, skip or jump over to Julia's blog ...Create With Me and leave a comment. You have until Friday night (10/17/08) to enter a comment. Winners will be announced on Saturday morning (10/18/08). Good luck!! Well...not really... I want to win!! **insert evil laugh**

Untraditional Baptism Card

Hello Everyone! We have been so, so busy ....soccer, work, soccer, shopping for homecoming dresses, soccer, shopping for my 20th High School Reunion, soccer, my niece's baptism, soccer...you get the picture, right!?!?! Haha!!

I decided to go with a non-conventional baptism card for Devon ...my adorable niece who was just baptized yesterday...and who is two years old. She is a little fireball!! I love gray and pink for girlie card. When I saw this wheel ("Wonderful") a few years ago in the SU! Catty, I just had to have it. I think this is one of the first times I've used it!!! GULP! I stamped it in VersaMark and clear embossed it. Love how it turned out!! I rarely make cards this size, but will have to start doing more of them. They really look neat. The textured CS makes a big difference, too!!

Part of my gift was to make the Thank You cards for my SIL, Martine. Another thing I bought and just HAD TO HAVE was the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' kit. I have about 10 or 12 of these kits and never use them. It's sinful, really!!!! Being late and under pressure (my most common scenario!), I whipped this kit out and put together about 18 cards in 20 minutes!! Amazing!! Come back tomorrow to see how cute they turned out!

Thanx for visiting!!

What's in it?
  • Stamps: Wonderful Jumbo Wheel (retired SU!)
  • Paper: Textured Basic Gray, Pink Pirouette
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Acc: Clear EP, 5/8" Stripped Grosgrain Pink Piroutte Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Foam Mounting Tape

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Tip on Tuesday!

Hey there! Unfortunately, I don't have a card to share today. I have been stamping my little heart out ...but can't share just yet! My MIL commissioned me to make some Christmas Cards for her to give to co-workers and I don't want to ruin the surprise for anyone!!

I do have a little tip that helps me when I'm cutting cardstock. I write the measurements of the stamp on the side of the wood block. That saves me from measuring over and over again. It's the little things that make life easier, isn't it?!?! For me it is!

It's a gorgeous fall day here in Southeastern PA! Enjoy!! Thanx for visiting!!

Oh! Frankie's soccer team won their game last night in Lebanon! WOO HOO!! Go Mules!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

SC196 Be Yourself

Hello! Wow, it's been a crazy week here at the O'Connell household. Danny (aka Love of my Life) had his second sinus surgery on Thursday. Bleck!! He's starting to feel better. I HATE not being able to help ...aside from getting him a drink or a snack or a backrub! haha! I'm one of those, "I have to do something for you!!" types.

I managed to get one card stamped in the past 5 days. GULP! I had planned on stamping yesterday, but it just didn't happen. (insert sad face). I cased this card from SCS and can't find the picture in the gallery anymore?!? I hate when that happens ...I like to give credit where credit is due! I thought this was an adorable use for the Pick-a-Petal set. I'm sending it off to my friend's step-daughter who is in Basic Training. I've been trying to send a card a week, just so she gets some happy mail! It's gotta get lonely being away from home and friends/family for so long! Not to mention the strenuous exercise they put you through!!

Hope to have more luck stamping this week! Thanx for visiting!!

P.S. Frankie (my 13 yr old) was named Most Outstanding Player of the Game last Thursday. He got to wear the special jersey for the whole weekend. He's very proud!! And so are we!!