Saturday, February 28, 2009


I was taking some pictures for my blog and realized the lighting is just horrible. The cloudy days are really starting to get to me. I need a sunny day to give me a boost. Yesterday was very windy. I am grateful we did not have snow to go along with it.

This card is done with the Simply Said kit by Stampin' Up! Again, I used the felt flowers from the Flower Fusion Kit. I think these flowers are adorable.

Grace is off to a soccer clinic at 8am so I better get in the shower...guess who gets to take her!

Friday, February 27, 2009

We made it to Friday.

This card is made from the Flower Fusion kit on page 177 of the Stampin' Up! Spring & Summer IB&C.

I love these little flowers.


Thursday, February 26, 2009


Wow are we getting close to the weekend now. Grace is doing a soccer clinic at the high school on Saturday. I am going to have to fit in a card camp somewhere soon.

This is a card that I made from the leftover stickers from the scrap book kit.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I can not believe it is Wednesday already. This week is just flying by. These are the final pages of the scrap book.


Cheryl O

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Good Morning! Here are some more of the scrapbook pages I completed.


Saturday, February 21, 2009


Guess what???? It's snowing. You locals who stop by probably know that. On the bright side maybe we will get that snowman in yet...
Did you all hear the news? Stampin' Up! is going back to one catalog per year. As a demo, personally, I am glad to hear this. They will be producing three mini-catalogs in addition to the one big catalog. The minis will have new hostess sets too! Great news.
These are pages six and seven of the scrapbook for Grace & Sam's teacher. I have all the pages completed...except (there is always and except) the final page I am in search of a poem about boys. Something short and sweet if anyone knows of one or a website and are willing to share I sure would be grateful. Next week is her last week. The kids very sad about this. She is such a great teacher.

Thanks for looking & have a great Saturday.

Cheryl O

Friday, February 20, 2009


AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is about all I have to say about Lake Effect Snow Warnings in February! Even Grace and Sam are tired of the snow. They had a taste of riding scooters and bikes last week and developed a really big case of Spring Fever. Me too!

These are the 4 & 5 month pages I put together for the teacher's gift.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Thursday, February 19, 2009


Winter is back. I just realized we have not made a snowman this year. We made a huge snow fort, but no snowman! I be we still have time; don't you?

These are the second & third pages of the scrap book I am working on. I do have to admit I am having a lot of fun with it. Of course it is really not that hare because I am using a Stampin' Up! Simply Scrapin' Kit. The colors are all coordinated for me. All I have to do is the layout. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Have a great day! Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I have always struggled with scrap booking. Card making is so much easier for me. One piece of card stock folded to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 add a some stamped images and a few embellishments and Wa-lah you are done.

Scrap booking on the other hand is a commitment. First you have to decide what photos to scrapbook, then you have to decide is there going to be a theme. Do I want to use the same color combo through the book? What size do I want to make!?!?!?!?! Wow!!!! I could spend a whole week just making those decisions. How do you start your scrap books? Leave your comments here. I am looking for suggestions....

These are the next pages in the 6x6 album I am working on.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


Grace and Sam are off to school today. Only about one month until Spring Break! I am going to start planning now! This break caught me off guard and I did not have enough planned to keep them busy. Live and learn!

The items I have posted today are from a 6x6 scrapbook, that I have almost completed. Sam and Grace's teacher is going to have a baby very soon. She will be going on her maternity leave at the end of this month. I am putting the finishing touches on this album for Grace and Sam to give to her. I hope she likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Monday, February 16, 2009


I really do not know where the days go. Grace and Sam have been home since Thursday. They are on a mini winter break. Their conferences were on Thurs. They are both doing well, and are right where they should be. Next month they are to read a chapter book and write a book report. Can you believe second graders are writing book reports, this blows my mind. I am just glad they both like school!

This weekend we went to the car show in Chicago. We took the train in and had a blast! The kids really enjoyed it. The show was very child friendly.

Well, hope all is well and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Today is the class Valentine's Day party! Woo Hoo! This will be the first Valentin's Day party for Grace and Sam. In kindergarten we had a snow day and last year we were at Disney. On Valentine's Day last year we were having breakfast with the Princesses! That was pretty special! I sure wish we were there now!

The kids have the rest of the week off. Conferences & President's Day. We are looking forward to a long weekend. Hopefully the weather will be pleasant.

These are Grace's Valentines for the class.

Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Wow, was yesterday a beautiful day. Sure is starting to feel like spring.

These are Sam's Valentines for his class. I opted for pencils since their class has children with milk & peanut allergies in it. I made a total of 30 of these. They went up pretty quick.
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Here is another card made with the cat stamp.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

It's the weekend & basket ball Saturday. Grace a a birthday party/sleepover last night. She is probably going to be tired.

This is the other card I mailed to my Rockin' Nephew.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Wow! What a nice sunny day! I love days like this. Makes me want to go outside and play in the snow.

This card is made with a stamp I like to play around with. I think he has attitude.
Hope you have a great day! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009



Snow snow snow! Nice day for Stampin'!

I really pondered over the purchase of this stamp set. I am not a skull & cross bones kind of gal. But I kept looking at this set. I made two of these cards for my "rockin' " nephews for Valentine's Day. I also thought it may come in handy for Halloween. We'll see...

Stay warm!


Tuesday, February 3, 2009



Many of you asked me what the Sale-A-Bration dates are. This prom runs February 1-March 31, 2009.

The Valentine I am posting today is another one I made over the weekend. The background you see is made with a Cuttlebug embossing folder and die cut I have. Again, I do not know if you can tell but the heart images have Dazzling Diamond glitter & Crystal Effects on them.

I finally have left my Cuttlebug out on top of one of my file drawers so I will use it more often. Same with my Cricut. I have so much fun piecing together the Disney Cricut images.

Remember to place your Sale-A-Bration order!

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheryl O

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Groundhog Day!

Happy Sale-A Bration & Happy Groundhog Day!

If you do not already know, Sale-A-Bration is a SU yearly promo. With every $50.00 you spend on SU merchandise you can select a stamp set for FREE out of the Sale-S-Bration brochure. I will post the brochure here. If you would like a brochure sent to you just let me know an I will be happy to pop one in the mail to you. When you host a workshop of at least $300 you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product in addition to your hostess benefits. If you would like to host a workshop please phone or e-mail. (Also, with a $150 order you will receive 3 products FREE from the Sale-A-Bration brochure in addition to hostess benefits!) So now is the time to stock up on your products and get some of the new sets you have on your wish list! If you have any questions just ask!

I wonder if the groundhog will see his shadow? If he doesn't does that me spring will be early? I can't remember now. It is hard for me to believe it is February already. Grace and Sam turn eight next month. That is just crazy.

Hope you all had a great time watching the Super Bowl. We had a great time with lots of goodies to eat.

The card you see is a Valentine I made on Saturday. The set used is called Olive You and was retired. The paper on the card is vellum this pattern was also retired. Not sure if you can tell but the bug has glitter and crystal effects on his shell.
I was able to get some cards made and the kids Valentine treats done over the weekend. I made a total of 60 treats. Grace and Sam have 26 children in their class and I made a few extra to hand out to neighborhood friends.

Thanks for looking!