Monday, March 31, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Birthday Card

Where did March go? This is the birthday card that I made for my husband at the beginning of the month.

The card uses the Gorgeous Grunge and Banner Greetings (hostess) stamp sets. This is almost a one layer card, but I put the banner on dimensions and added the heart embellishment.

Have a great week!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Last Call!

Two Stampin' Up! specials will end on March 31st.

When you sign up for the Paper Pumpkin kits by 3/31/14, you receive a set of 5 free markers with your first kit. I took my March kit (which I absolutely love) and added in stripes with a Stampin' Write Marker. This card was fun and quick to make!

Sale-a-bration will also end on 3/31/14. The annual sale give you free product for every $50 order. I have gotten some awesome freebies during this sale. I love the mini banner punch embossing folder! I got to share the embossing with some co-workers on Monday when we made a card at lunch. It was our spring break week, so it was nice to craft and catch up before we are all busy again. This card was inspired by one I saw on the DIY Royalty blog.

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What have you been creating lately? Please leave me a comment below.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Weekend Fun

Last weekend we drove an hour South to meet friends at Capitola Beach. It was sunny, but not too warm in the morning. Alex was dressed in pants that roll up and a sweatshirt, but of course he was wet and sandy within 30 minutes.

He warmed up and enjoyed playing in the water and sand. We found a nearby restaurant for lunch and a break from the sun.

This weekend we drove an hour North to San Francisco. We took a bike ride around the Presidio and to Fort Point. It was a beautiful spring afternoon in the city.

We rode to Fort Point and explored a bit. We climbed to the top and saw awesome views.

On the way back, Alex wanted to explore the statues in Crissy Field. He climbed the statues and made friends. Once I walked over, I saw the "Please do not climb" signs. Ooops...

We have also managed to do some purging and organizing. Here is Alex's clean room:

We still have some books and games to sort. What are you up to this spring?

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Birthday Weekend

We enjoyed celebrating John and Alex's birthdays over the weekend, and I am now the mother of a five year old.

I had started planning a simple birthday party at our house for Alex on Saturday, but the forecast did not look favorable for outside activities. Since California is in a drought, the rain was still welcome. We moved the party to a local pizza place with an indoor play area for the kids. The new location worked well, and we enjoyed celebrating with friends.

Alex chose a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle cake. By the end of the party, he was barefoot in the play area with a new and gaping hole in the knee of his pants.

After the party, Alex loved putting together new lego sets with some help from John.

The rain continued on Sunday, so we decided to get grab some lunch and go see Frozen. It was very good but had some scary parts.

Happy Birthday John & Alex! I love celebrating with my boys!