Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I just had to post these pics of Landon. Not too long ago, Lauren and I had Landon in the Disney store and I found these awesome Buzz Lightyear rainboots. I had to buy them, they were WAY too cute to pass up. Well, the kid loves them, as is evident in the pics below. He refused to get into the tub without the boots on! LMAO. The pics are blurry because I couldn't get him to sit still long enough to take a decent one. They're kinda big still, I was afraid to buy them his exact size & then his adorable little 'Fred Flintstone Feet' would have a growth spurt and he wouldn't be able to fit them. He really does love the boots, last night I was babysitting him and he fell asleep with them on! When his mother picked him up he whined when we tried to take them off so I just let him wear them home, I'm sure he'll bring them back with him on Friday. :)

February Stamp Camp

Since the March Stamp Camps are just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to stop procrastinating with posting the February Camp cards, lol. The only problem is that when I went to load the pics, I could only find 3 of the 4! I have no idea what happened to the other one. So here are the 3 for now and if I find the other, I'll add it later. 

The Lucky You card was made with Lucky Limeade c/s, Whisper White c/s, Ribbon from the Sale A Bration Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack, the clover was made with the Fashionable Hearts Embosslits Die from the Mini and the Lucky You layers were cut using the Framelits Dies Labels Collection. Sponged the clover and the hand-cut stem, it's hard to see but the lettering in Lucky You has glitter pen on it. 

The Thank You card was made with Pool Party c/s, Lucky Limeade c/s, Everyday Enchantment DSP from the Sale A Bration Catalog, Ribbon from the Sale A Bration Everyday Enchantment Ribbon and Brad Pack, and the Beveled Windowpanes which you can find in the current Idea Book and Catalog. I love this card, it was so simple to make and I thought it looked very feminine without being too frilly.

We also made this cute little frame for Valentine's Day, but really, it can be displayed anytime. I was a little nervous about this one, I wasn't sure how some would react to this project but it seemed to go over well thank God! The frame was found at the $1 Store, Basic Black Patterned DSP for the background, Rose Red and Pretty In Pink Patterned DSP for the heart, which was punched 3 times, folded in half and adhered together for the 3D effect, and the 'U' as well as the little heart are On Board Letters. The 'U' was sponged with Rose Red and the little heart was sponged with Rose Red and then covered with Liquid Pearls.

Thank you so much to everyone who came to camp! I had a fantastic time both days and I am looking forward to seeing all of you next week for the March Stamp Camps!

Birthday Card

Birthday card I made for my friend Aaron whose birthday is 2 days after mine. I kept it plain thinking he'd prefer it that way. I love the super easy pocket card and it fits little scratch-offs- which I send in birthday cards- perfectly. It's definitely one of my 'go-to's' for male cards. With stamp camps and a Stamp A Stack coming up soon, you'll be seeing more versions of this card in the very near future. :)

And here is another forgotten post! I guess I'm not all that good at this blog thing, lol. 

Gorgeous cards that Carolyn and I made at April's class on February 6th. I love them all so much, I'm not giving any of them away! :) Thanks April, we had a great time!
My favorite....

A Forgotten Birthday Post...

 I just found this post from February that for some reason had not been posted! Sorry April for the delay in thanking you, the cupcakes were fantastic and it was so thoughtful!

Thank you April for the delicious birthday cupcakes from Berger's! They were fantastic & such a nice surprise!

Letters of Note

There is a website I love called Letters of Note which chronicles all kinds of cool old letters and notes from people, some famous, some a little more obscure. I know, not everyone's cup of tea but it certainly is mine for sure, lol. I am addicted to reading the stuff on this website, it fascinates me! And they update often so there's always plenty of new stuff to read, I have them on the RSS feed on my toolbar so as soon as they post something new, it alerts me so I'm sure I'm not missing anything interesting, lol. Anyway, not something I'd normally post on here but I read this today and had to post it. It's so tragic and romantic. What a woman this Arline must have been in her short 25 years! To live without this woman that he adored so much for another 43 years is heartbreaking. I love his little humor at the end. Enjoy.

In June of 1945, Arline Feynman — high-school sweetheart and wife of the hugely influential physicist, Richard Feynman — passed away after succumbing to tuberculosis. She was 25-years-old. 16 months later, in October of 1946, Richard wrote his late wife the following love letter and sealed it in an envelope. It remained unopened until after his death in 1988.

(Source: Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman; Image: Richard Feynman, via.)

October 17, 1946


I adore you, sweetheart.

I know how much you like to hear that — but I don't only write it because you like it — I write it because it makes me warm all over inside to write it to you.

It is such a terribly long time since I last wrote to you — almost two years but I know you'll excuse me because you understand how I am, stubborn and realistic; and I thought there was no sense to writing.

But now I know my darling wife that it is right to do what I have delayed in doing, and that I have done so much in the past. I want to tell you I love you. I want to love you. I always will love you.

I find it hard to understand in my mind what it means to love you after you are dead — but I still want to comfort and take care of you — and I want you to love me and care for me. I want to have problems to discuss with you — I want to do little projects with you. I never thought until just now that we can do that. What should we do. We started to learn to make clothes together — or learn Chinese — or getting a movie projector. Can't I do something now? No. I am alone without you and you were the "idea-woman" and general instigator of all our wild adventures.

When you were sick you worried because you could not give me something that you wanted to and thought I needed. You needn’t have worried. Just as I told you then there was no real need because I loved you in so many ways so much. And now it is clearly even more true — you can give me nothing now yet I love you so that you stand in my way of loving anyone else — but I want you to stand there. You, dead, are so much better than anyone else alive.

I know you will assure me that I am foolish and that you want me to have full happiness and don't want to be in my way. I'll bet you are surprised that I don't even have a girlfriend (except you, sweetheart) after two years. But you can't help it, darling, nor can I — I don't understand it, for I have met many girls and very nice ones and I don't want to remain alone — but in two or three meetings they all seem ashes. You only are left to me. You are real.

My darling wife, I do adore you.

I love my wife. My wife is dead.


PS Please excuse my not mailing this — but I don't know your new address.