Tuesday, June 30, 2009

A Triple-A First For Me

Wow. Three treasuries at once. Here is how my Adjix page looks. Nice, huh? I know some of you are used to it, but I'm not and I like it.

This Green treasury is done by Mikiye. My monster card is featured on the bottom right.

Whadayaknow? Two posts in one day.
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. I just noticed that I've been so busy I haven't updated in almost two weeks. I think that may be a record for me. In the last two weeks we've had company, gotten rid of company, had a birthday for a 5 year old, had more company, got rid of more company and have been dealing with a 23 month old who has decided sleeping in the middle of the night may not be for him.

I opened up my computer yesterday and, to my surprise, find myself in not one, but two treasures! These are both done by members of the Etsy Twitter Team. This is by far the most active team I am on. How the leaders do all they do and organize all the events is beyond me. I clearly cannot even keep up with my blog.

This first one is called Shades of Pink and is curated by Sumikoshop. My beaded pen and note holder set is on the bottom right.

The next one is Shades of Orange and is curated by Cape Cod Jewel. My Rocket Man card is on the left, third down.

Well, on to a crazy week. I have a birthday Saturday--(the big 4-0!) and then my husband is taking me away for my birthday the next week. We get back, then my oldest and I are going to Ohio for a family reunion. My youngest turns two shortly after then my oldest starts kindergarten. And just like that, summer will be over. It goes fast, doesn't it?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Red Treasury

How fortunate am I? I'm in another treasury this week. This one was put together by my fellow Etsy Twitter Team member Huayruro Peru. I am on the right on the third row. Don't forget to click and comment.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Dazed Treasury

I'm in another great treasury done by Pretty Cheap Jewelry. I'm in the middle row, second down. She made a great collection, didn't she? It's only up for today --I'm a bit late on the posting here--so go on over to it and give it some love.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Conversations With An (almost) Five Year Old

My two sons and I were on our way to run a couple errands when I get this question from the oldest:

Stas: Mommy, do all people have children?

Me: No, not everyone, honey. Your Uncle Todd doesn't have any children, right?

Stas: All people in our neighborhood do.

Me: No, not all of them.

Stas: All people in our state do.

Me: No, not all of them.

Stas: Why not?

Me: Some can't have children, some don't want kids, some don't feel they can adequately provide or care for kids.

Stas: What is marriage mommy?

Me: When two people love each other they decide to spend the rest of their lives together. Like me and your Daddy.

Stas: Macaroni and cheese is my favorite.

I guess the conversation was over.

Friday, June 12, 2009

New Card in the Shop

I have three new cards I am putting in the shop today.
This one is blank inside with a periwinkle base for the card. I think it would be great to give to someone who has helped you out.

I'm very pleased with how this turned out. The card base is ivory and I hand inked the front of the card with two different colors to produce an antiqued look.

I just love the bird image sitting on the watering can with this one. This would be great for a man or woman.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


If you are like me, you can't do anything until you have at least one cup of coffee. Preferably more. I made this card with that in mind. You can find this in my etsy shop.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Cards For Teachers

This was to be one of my planned posts from my Florida vacation. It's not timely, but I wanted to do it anyway.

For Stasiu's teacher gifts at the end of the year, we put a card set together. I pulled a couple cards from my stock then made two others.

This one is obvious; we live in South Carolina and I had been wanting to do one with the symbol from the state flag.

Everyone needs a birthday card ready to give.

These are the ones my son made. He made each one for a specific teacher and wanted to be sure they got the intended ones.

I finished them with some additional paper and we chose the card base to match the bears.
I think he did a wonderful job!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Green Treasury

Thanks to MainLeeCrochet who included me in this beautiful green treasury for the Etsy Twitter Team. Go on over and check it out!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fun in the Sun

Today is a rainy, yucky day here. Yes, yes, I know "we need the rain". But it gets hard being cooped up in the house with a 21 month old child.

I decided to post some pictures from our Florida trip when we went to the beach.

My boys and myself. The baby preferred to stay right in this spot instead of actually going in the water.

Once my oldest realized there was a ducky float, he never let go of it.

The baby held on very tightly to Nana's hand when testing out the waves.

He's not sure he wants to go in. After a bit, he decided sitting right there was just fine.

My oldest, on the other hand, loved the water. He's a real water baby.

Nana and Baby trying to decide if they are going in. He was just fine right there holding Nana's hand.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lavender or is it Purple Treasury

MinnieMaes put together this lovely spring treasury based on purple. You can find my card on the lower right side. Isn't it beautiful? She has a lovely shop of her own with handmade quilts, teddy bears and totes. Be sure to check out all the lovely artisans in the treasury and MinnieMaes' shop as well!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mary, Mary Quite Contrary...

This is how my garden looked before I left for Florida last week. After a week of rain every day, we are now looking at a wonderful season!

This is Stasiu, posing as usual. My husband built the containers and the soccer nets at the back are for plants that vine such as tomato and beans.

These may not make it into the house. Stas eats them right off the vine and I'm sure Bohdan will follow suit once he sees what his big brother is doing.
Especially the grape tomatoes. Just too easy to pick and eat.
My son's cucumber. He picked it out, planted it and is caring for it. I just hope he eats it too.
One of our two squash plants. If they do as well as they did the first year, we will get sick of them by the end of summer!
This is my jasmine as seen from my craft room window. It covers the side porch that is off my craft room and is giving off the sweetest scent.

I finally have hydrangeas! The last two years have not produced blooms due to late frosts, but this year all three plants are doing well.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

No Pictures

While I would really like to post the 4 or so planned blog posts today, I cannot. Blogger isn't uploading pictures. No matter what I try, I can't get them onto my blog.

Anyone else having the same problem?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Birthday Card for a Guy

I've been away for a week with the kids and with no wifi access. I had planned several posts, but couldn't do anything about it! So, I hauled my laptop all the way to Florida for no reason. Back to the usual routine now with lots of planned posts.

My brother-in-law just had a birthday and we sent him a gift along with this card. I like the stamp, but it took a long time to color it in!