Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Just sleep deprived with nothin' to show ya'

I haven't gotten a moment to do anything besides try to nap and go to doctor's appointments. Jonah weighed in at 8lbs 14oz today so he's gained 12ozs in 4 days!!!! He weighed 8lbs 2oz when we left the hospital on Friday. Sheesh. Plus he measured at 22 1/4 inches. He's an inch longer than we thought he was. He's taking up all my time just now but hopefully I'll be able to do some scrapbooking soon. My creative juices seem to be flowing in other directions right now. I'm also trying to finish reading The Outsiders for fun.
My world is consumed by this little guy right now...sorry folks.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

A Little Frankie for You.

A card I made earlier in the week. I love this Halloween stamp set, Booglie Eyes. The plastic "crystals" were mounted over orange squares of paper. Nothin' fancy. Have a super Sabbath.

On a funny note: here's a picture of Aaron showing daddy how Jonah eats. Travis loves to take silly pictures that I later find on my camera.

Friday, September 26, 2008

He's Here!

Jonah Benjamin is finally here! He entered the world at 4:59am on Wednesday morning. Weiging in at 8lbs. 7oz. and measuring 21 inches long. Here's a couple of pictures. He just looks too funny in that bottom one...a little like popeye with the fist action. We had to spend an extra day in the hospital because he had respiratory problems, but all is well now. I'm happy to be home and surrounded by the people I love. I'm exhausted and elated. Thank you all so much for your well wishes. I've finally got ankles again! Woo hoo! Better pics to come later.
Oops, he's calling me. Gotta go.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

For Nicole...sorry you never received it...

I remark sheepishly. Poor Nicole was so sick and I made this card for her to cheer her up. I just never got around to giving it to her and admittedly she's a whole lot better now, just not totally recovered. What a horrible visiting teacher I am. Bad Misty.
So anywho. I first sprayed the blue cardstock with Frosty Nights glimmer mist. Next, I just mounted a sticker on cardstock and trimmed it out. Laid a piece of tule over top and sewed a pocket...added flower glitter in the pocket and finished sewing. I used a tiny dragonfly stamp to create the border strip and sprayed it with Tiger Lily glimmer mist. Lastly, I punched the circle, wrote my sentiment and sprayed it with Olive Vine glimmer mist. Walah, all finished.

So today, my dearest husband got told off over the phone while I was standing in Target. He had called me for the third time to ask how I was doing. I told him nothing was going on and I just wanted to keep busy to which he replied, "NOTHING!". Yes dear, nothing. He was acting so frustrated I practically yelled into the phone, "What, do you think I WANT this baby to stay inside me, do you think I'm holding it in on purpose?" He quickly realized his gaff and apologized profusely. Sheesh, he's worse than my mom who keeps calling me EVERY day to ask me, "Have you had the baby yet?". The two people in my life that I'm sure to call call FIRST are giving me a darn headache. Sorry to rant but I want this baby out. I haven't gained ANY weight in the past month but my stomach has gotten huge and I'm starting to worry about how big this little boy will be when he enters the world. Aaron was a HEALTHY 9lbs 6oz and I really don't want to deliver a 10lb plus baby. Thankfully I've only purchased one package of Newborn sized diapers. We probably won't be needing many of them.
On the plus side...the weather is very nice today and my FIL is making huge strides with building the closet that will house my wonderful water softener...which will then allow me to have a DISH WASHER...well, I have one now but I don't use it because our water is so hard and I would just have to rewash the dishes anyway. Do a little happy dance for me on that one.
Have a great day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Silly Spider...

Halloween is for kids. Just having fun with one of my freshly mounted stamps. Booglie Eyes is such a darling set of stamps.

I have an appointment at 11:00 today and hopefully things are still progressing. We'll see. I'm not sure I'll post again until the little guy arrives...depends on how bored I get.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Nada, nothin', nope, zilch, zero, not happenin'


But here's a picture of my other babies having a blast with their grampy. He loves to get them all riled up and they love it too. It is getting so stinkin' hard to be patient. I have cut and mounted about 15 stamp sets while trying to be patient...we'll see if that helps me get the creative juices flowing. Just wanted to say thanks for all the well wishes and Kristy, take it easy, you've been a very busy girl. Have a great Sunday everyone.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Orange Day = Happy Day

So, I am now officially three days overdue, but the ultrasound and monitoring showed that baby was fine and fluid is fine. As of right now I am dilated to a 5 and I "could go at any time". If nothing happens my induction is scheduled for next Friday. Can you imagine me walking around at a five for the next five days?!!?!??!?! Crazy. I've always been a three before when I went into labor. Oh well. I made this card for a very special friend and my zinnias are bloomin' like crazy so these things make me happy. Have a great day. I'm going to take it easy and see if THAT works.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

I feel pretty, oh so pretty...

YEAH RIGHT! I'm huge and an alien is attacking me from the inside. UGH. Come OUT BABY BOY! I was wanting to create for a call and this is what I came up with. The beads are actually silver, huh?!?!? Stampin' Up Polka Dots and Petals stamps. Zig Marker and Some Dazzling Diamonds along with a silver sparlky gelly roll pen. Walked up and down the mall today for a couple of hours...went to Hobby Lobby...ate a spicy taco and he's still comfy and cozy. Have a good night all. I might be teaching my class again this Sunday, SHEESH!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

If one more person asks me...

Just kidding, but seriously I'm really TRYING to go into labor here. No baby boy yet. I've had some good contractions, but nada. He really feels like he's trying to come out throught my stomach at the moment, I don't think he likes being squeezed. Heehee. If I haven't had him by Friday, they'll be scheduling an induction and I have to go in for an ultrasound to make sure he's perfectly fine just where he is. BUT I sure hope he comes SOON! I've been really trying to keep busy. I went visiting teaching today and to the library and up and down my road hauling pieces of asphalt to fill in the major pot holes. Sheesh, what more can I do? Well, apparently I need prostaglandin, but my in-laws (love them) are sleeping on the hide a bed right outside my bedroom, so I'm not likely to be gettin' any of that. So I'm just thinkin', "SLOW RIDE, TAKE IT EASY." Love that song. Made this card for my brother. I'm gonna go do some jumping jacks. Have a pleasant evening.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Nope, still no baby...but look at this sweet thang.

It's an oldie but a goodie. I really like this lo and I think I will use it again today. Orange just makes me happy. We've had chilly weather in the mornings but then it warms up quite nicely. I think I will take a walk with the kiddos in just a bit...maybe get things moving. Take care and have a great day.

Monday, September 15, 2008

And the winner is...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:7
Timestamp: 2008-09-15 16:48:57 UTC

The random integer generator has chosen comment #7. That would be SHELLY!

Please e-mail me your snail mail so I can get you your Blog Booty (keeping in mind I might go into labor at any time).

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Creamy Green Chile Stew

1 onion
1 tsp garlic
4 chicken breasts cut up
In pot add above to
2 cans chicken broth
4 cans great northern beans
1/2 frozen container autumn roast green chile
2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cayenne
Turn down heat and simmer for 30-45 minutes
After it cooks add
2 cups sour cream
1 cup whipping cream
Eat with tortillas or french bread. NO LEFTOVERS ON THIS ONE!


Friday, September 12, 2008

So lovin' this song. How Can I Be?

I hope you don't mind me sharing this, but it's simply lovely even if you don't share the same religious beliefs that I do. They sing so well together and I am in love with the Ukelele in ANY song right now.
Oh, and here's my Aaron at the petting zoo yesterday.


Li'l Buck's Blog Booty...Finally

I was totally wiped out after a day at the state fair yesterday. So sorry no posty. I finally got some cute stuff together for a give away. Please just leave a comment and publish about my blog booty on your blog to be entered for a chance to win this wonderful lot of goodies.You have until Sunday evening at 9:00pm mst or until I go into labor, hahah. One 12x12 sheet each of this fun flocked paper, Stampin' Up stamp set Take shape with which you can make a vase of flowers, a hot air balloon, a lightbulb, or a Christmas ornament, a package of acrylic letters from Joanns, a card made by moi and some trims. I love the green velvety trim because it's vintage AND self adhesive. Good luck everybody and have a great day.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

State Fair Today

Today, Aaron and I are going to the state fair. Let me first say that I'm sorry I haven't posted the blog goodies, yesterday was insane with a flat tire on BOTH of our cars, a birthday party to attend, and a doctor's appointment. When we get back this afternoon I'll be sure to try and pull something together. I've gotten one tire fixed and the other looks like there's something wrong with the valve stem. So anyways, I did this layout for Kim's challenge and it's not the greatest because I submitted the first page to the state fair and then began work on the second...matching it up was a beast! Have a great day.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Nothin' Major

I made this card for my friend Amber a couple of weeks ago. It's okay but I'm not sure I'm good at the whole monochromatic thing. Cuttlebug for the background. Polka Dot's & Paisley stamp set image embossed in white and inked over with Tempting Turquoise Ink. Fun ricrac and a silk flower.

I had another appointment today and "things" are progressing on the baby front. Let's hope by next week we have pictures of a sweet little bundle of joy to share with you all. Just look at how big my bulge has gotten. This is me on Saturday, 38 weeks. I wonder if I'll have another 9lb 6oz like Aaron. We'll just have to wait and see, but everything seems to be going well and my midwife said to me that "this one should just come flying outta ya". One can only wish.
I will definitely try to post the blog booty tomorrow. I've been working on signs from home and trying to sell some of Tessa's old clothes on craigslist and it's eating up my time.
Have a great day.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Hey there mousey!

I made this card for a special little someone and hopefully he'll get it soon. I used my prisma color pencils and oderless turpentine to color the image. DCWV paper.

Hey! Here's a question...what do ladies like to see offered as blog candy? I'm stumped this time. I feel so blessed that you all visit...and leave me love. So will it be a stamp set, lace trimmings, little extras. What's your pleasure?

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Blog Goodies

Go here for a chance to win some WRMK goodies. They're yummy!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

T-Shirt Bags and Finished Blankie

So I have to thank my friend Erica for the inspiration on these gift bags. The other two girls taking part in the baby shower are also having boys so I thought this would be a cute idea to house their little goodies. (Just click to supersize the image) I used a wheel stamp in Real Red ink to stamp the bottoms and the arms. The dino stamp set is called "Toy Box" and the train stamp set is called "Going Somewhere". I colored the Toy Box images in with prisma color pencils and OT. The Going Somewhere set was stamped with Real Red, Buckaroo Blue, Old Olive and Marigold Morning.

Here's a shot of the blanket that I made for Jonah. It was pretty simple but I'm a very SLOW sewer. Thanks to Nicole for finishing off the decorative stitching for me.
Hope you all have a great day! I'm off to the shower, errands, and a baptism.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Finished Mini Book

I guess that other post with the butterfly card was a little misleading...that wasn't my mini book...I was just working on it the day that I posted the butterfly card. I finished Jonah's ultrasound booklet and I am so glad to have that done. I used some of the grommets that Kristy sent me because they went so well with the WRMK paper I had picked out. I also used my SU rubons and my "It's About Time" stamp set. Now, I need to start working on thank you cards for the gifts I've gotten and what comes tomorrow. My kiddos are all home for the day, the school called last night and I guess there's a water leak somewhere. There in the living room watching The Last Starfighter right now. Thanks Netflix. Hope all is going well for you today.
And Jenn A. I have to say Amen as well.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Everything but the Kitchen Sink Post.

Aaron, this morning with a bunch of carrots from our garden, we got a yellow one and as soon as I took the picture he went and ate it! We also got "a fat one, an armed one, and a perfect one" according to Jakob. Danielle's Onsies...so sweet. I love her saying for the air balloon one "High on Milk". Me, sewing Jonah's blanket. I still need to get a pic of the finished project. I love the alien fabric. Another box full of goodies from Kristy! I am in love with that circle unity stamp (so Jakob would say, "Why don't you marry it?"). Yum, yum. Look at these sweet baby boy outfits. Darling package. Awwww, the darn bunny...cost me an arm and part of a leg today. Turns out his teeth are a MAJOR problem and, yeah, they'll need to be trimmed once a month which only costs $15.00. Not bad you say, well here's the kicker...the gas to knock the bunny out to have his teeth trimmed costs $57.00...YUP that's right folks I just adopted us big problem. I have no one else to blame but myself, I am just gullible and love sweet, furry things. The vet also had a second recommendation, surgically pulling the teeth, which would cost between three and four hundred dollars (like my husband would ever let that happen for a $20.00 rabbit). I was suffering over what to do and decided to get his teeth trimmed today so he has at least one healthy month left before we have to make any big decisions. I feel so bad, I just dont' know what to do especially with the little guy coming so soon. Hopefully you have a better day than I did. Take care.

Little Tiger Baby

My friendLaurel is also having a baby...she's not due until late December with her third (our other friend Amber is due in mid November with her fifth) so some ladies got together at church and are throwing us a multi baby shower this Saturday. They're calling it a celebration of motherhood. We're all having boys, crazy huh? It will be nice to hang out and share some time together...when you already have three kiddos I guess it's not about the presents anymore. Speaking of which, a sweetheart from California, Danielle, sent me the cutest little onesies that she decorated herself. I need to take pictures, but my camera battery is dead right now. You all are enriching my life so much, I can't thank you enough.
Take care and have a great day.
Tiger stamp is CTMH, papers are Kaleidascope, Olive Branch glimmer mist on the chipboard.
PS I JUST SAW I'm over 20,000 hits THERE WILL BE SOME Li'l Bucks's BLOG BOOTY!!!!!! Comin' UP!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008


When Kristy started commenting that she had "stolen" something from me, I was like what could she have possibly stolen from me, she lives two states away for Heaven's sake? Thankfully, she spilled the beans and I am so happy, happy, happy to share with you all what the wonderful Miss Kristy stole from me...isn't it just gorgeous. She used the picture I took of Aaron and I off my blog and my journaling for that day and created a wonderful scrapbook page all for me, me, me! Can you tell I'm jumping for joy? Go visit Kristy's Blog for details on this work of art. Oh, her poor daughter had to get eleven stitches, yikes. This layout looks good enough to eat, definitely eye candy! Have a great day. Thursday, I'm going over to my friend Nicole's house so she can help me make a blanket for little Jonah to come home with. Yes ladies it's true...I don't sew...well, except for on paper! Gasp, can you believe it. My mom is an amazingly, talented seamstress, but I suck at it. What can I say, each of us can only have so many talents. Hah! Be good.

A camping we will go...and we did.

We had so much fun camping this past weekend. The wilderness was beautiful and we went on a pretty good hike (for a woman who is 9 months pregnant anyway). It did rain quite a bit, but I love cooler weather so other than the fact that our game of Rage was rained out I was elated with the overcast nature of the outdoors. I have decided we need a bigger tent though. Something that I might be able to stand up in instead of lying on my air matress huffing and puffing away while trying to change my clothes. Thank goodness the only witness was my dh who thought it was quite comical. I thought it was pretty comical when I saw my husband feed Lacey's husband a cracker while he was working on his pop up trailer. They are definitely TOO CLOSE! Heehee. Spending time with good friends is always so restorative to me. I count them as my family, and would do anything for them. Hopefully, as the years pass our children will feel the same about eachother.
First row of pics all the beautiful wilderness
Jakob, Tessa and Aaron when we first arrived, our husbands GOOFING off, Joses explaining to Kenny the art of riding a bike, Aaron and Kenny having a blast with a flashlight
Jamuson's perfect marshmallow, our three boys, Aaron and MarleyRae taking a walk, thumb and arm wrestling in the back of the car,
The dh's for a nipply little picture, us gals (man, I'm huge), a cool old gas tank, a very NOT shy deer we saw on our way to go fishing

I thought it would be cute to post these pictures for comparison Michelle and Lacey.
That's Taylor, Jamuson and Jakob left to right.
And here we have Taylor, Jakob and Jamuson almost eight years later. Can you believe it?

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Inspired Butterfly...mini book

I created this card using a transparency which I ran through my CB machine and colored with alcohol based Prisma Color markers. The circle paper was created using an pronline graph paper printing site. The butterfly was cut out of a magazine and stickles were added. I used my quickie glue pen and some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for sparkle. The sentiment is from Verve Visuals.
I'm definitely going to be doing more with alcohol inks and transparencies. I love the look.

Today, I'm going to try to get our bunny in to the vet because he has a dry, flaky spot on his back...any guesses?!?!

I also really want to finish up this mini album I've been working on for baby Jonah with his ultrasounds. I had five ultrasounds with him because of the previous miscarriage and my hyperthyroid condition.
From this little spec, which I was elated beyond belief about because we had a heartbeat to...

This amazing little guy back in June. Our Heavenly Father is truly Amazing!Have a great day and many hugs.

Awww, gee thanks!

I was nominated to receieve a wonderful blog award from my dear friend Kristy.

So here are the rules of receiving this award.The rules of this award state: (1) The winner can put the logo on their blog. (2) Link the person you received your award from. (3) Nominate at least 7 other blogs. (4) Put links of those on yours. (5) Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
There are so many wonderful blogs out there but here are a few that touch my days and make me smile.
Kim at To the Starres and Back. I love her challenges...they keep me motivated to keep scrappin'! Please look away from the pictures of her cinnamon rolls, I think just a glance will add a pound or two...so delicious. Amazing photographer.
Jenn at llegue. She sure keeps me on my toes when it comes to the finer things in life. Thanks for my first fondue party! She uses words like "double entendre" on her blog and she's got the cutest little baby boy (for a while, anyway). Love her.
Lacey at All Mine. Her sweet and funny stories are always uplifting and insightful. She really knows how to take care of her family. Love her.
Michelle at Oceans of Love. What an inspiring scrapper, wife and mom she is to me. Such a hard worker...I don't know where she finds the time nor the energy for her full life. Love her.
Jenn D. at Stamp Your Heart Out. She always manages to share something fun and amazing on her blog. She's the reason I first tried the masking technique! Plus she's from Illinois...my original home state...miss it a lot, but not the humidity. Oh and she has the cutest little boys.
Jill at Inkgenious. She's got four boys and still finds the time to create beautiful cards... need I say more. Her designs are simply beautiful.
Tara at Full of Scrap. I first "met" Tara on Scrapbook.com. She's got an amazing talent for scrapbooking...the coolest, funkiest style. She pregnant, with twins, no less. You should see the nursery she and her dh are putting together. WOW.
These ladies so inspire me. Check 'em out.
I have a doctor's appt today and a SU party so I set up this post yesterday. I like this feature. When you have the time you put a post together...that way your blog is always updated.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Winter Wonderland

Here is my final card entry for the State Fair...holiday division. I thought I'd go with the masking technique since it would create a scene for this card. I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree in Versamark and then heat embossed with Dessert Rain EP. After, I masked off the oval in Buckaroo Blue ink. Added the flowers and rhinestones and then drew some ice crystals with my quickie glue pen and added Dazzling Diamonds glitter. This card is so much more sparkly and beautiful IRL. Have a great day!