Thursday, January 28, 2010

love bandit birthday card

Finally, I got a chance to play with some of my goodies from the mini! This card features the new set called Love Bandit and I'm lovin' that it's unmounted to use with my acrylic blocks. It sure made getting that squirrel onto the tree stump much easier! The cloud background is done using my handy little cloud template that I put together with oval and scallop cirlcle scraps. This is an idea that I saw on Patty Bennett's blog. The ballons are from the Itty Bitty Birthday set. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Hartford Hockey headed to Michigan!

I found a use for all that leftover packing paper from my SU deliveries! Here I've used it as a base for a sign that I made for my son's ice hockey team. They won a regional tournament and are headed to compete for the finals in Michigan soon. I used my Cricut machine to cut each players' name and the big letters. I left it so that I could fold it down the middle for easy transport (hopefully). It got approval from the 12 yr. old as "not embarassing" so hopefully it will be okay to display it, lol!

I try not to do it often, but sometimes I just gotta brag on my kids a bit! These are pictures from our recent home travel hockey tournament. Both of my sons competed at different levels. The best thing about being the tournament director is that I get to hand out trophies and since my kids both got them this year, I get to give them a congratulatory kiss instead of a handshake like the other players all get. It's my special treat for all that hard work :) It's a family affair too - that's my hubby holding the box of trophies to be distributed. Wish us luck in michigan and when I get back I might have some some Mini Catalog samples to show you as I'll be taking some stamping on the road with me!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Get well Coach!

Well, it's been quite a while since my last post. Hope you didn't all leave me! If you follow my blog, you know that my kids (and DH and I) are VERY involved in ice hockey. Sadly, my oldest son's coach was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor and underwent surgery yesterday to remove his colon. The kids all miss him and tomorrow they have their first game without him on the bench. I wanted to make a card so they could all sign it so he knows we are all rooting for him and how special he is to them (and us parents too). Recently, A fellow stamper sent me this and some other great ice hockey images. I don't know what company to give credit too, but I just loved them. Thanks for stopping by and if you are the praying type, please say a prayer for Coach Mahoney!