Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Oh my gosh...I received exciting news and had no one to tell but the doggies! Today was definitely a LONG day (right Mom?!? lol) and so it must have been well after 10:30 pm when I finally got a chance to read my mail. Well, I was definitely surprised to see that I had made the Cricut Newsletter...again...Yippee! (with Meg's Graduation Centerpieces)

Since DH is out of town and the dogs were not as excited as I was, I made an "executive decision" to go ahead and "wake up" my other family members...yes, I phoned their houses after 10:30 Luckily, no one was in bed yet and they shared in the excitement WITH me! My Family...they are such a GREAT support team!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Adore * ABLE

Yes, I know I did NOT spell "Adorable" correctly, but I have an excellent I finally had a chance to use one of my newest cartridges...Home Decor...and I did not have the option to remove the "e." (unless I took the scissors to it and that definitely was not going to happen!) So, I decided that if I added a "jeweled" hyphen in front of "able," my layout of Irelyn would turn out okay. Hmmm...maybe I should have journaled the explanation onto the page so that 20 years from now Irelyn won't think that Tia Yvette can't Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Graduation Centerpieces

For Christian's Graduation

Meg's Graduation Centerpiece - for main table

Ten centerpieces for Meg's Graduation Party

"Girlie" Graduation Cards

We have quite a few Graduates this year within our close circle of friends and relatives...5 total. So, the other day I had this GREAT idea...MAKE cards! Well, as you can see, this was not even a GOOD idea and I am definitely NOT a card maker!! I have absolutely no idea how people can create a beautiful card in such a short amount of time. I struggled with all 3 and am still not happy with either one of them...grrrr!

Maybe the 3 girls I had planned on giving these to, will overlook the quality of the card and be happy with the cash inside! Wishful thinking, huh?! :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Graduation Centerpieces

Now, only 10 more to My oldest niece Meg is graduating high school at the end of this month. We thought these cute tiny tins would be great centerpieces for each table at her Graduation Party and since she had some time to kill between classes today, she and I got busy "Cricuting!" Yes, I put her to work and as you can see, we only finished one! Guess I need to set a new rule in this house...Less Talkin' and More Craftin'! :)

If all goes well, I hope to have these completed before she comes back next week...should be a nice surprise for her when she realizes I won't have to put her to work again!

Oh, and the photo is my niece and youngest nephew.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Hey Robyn...

I suppose it would have been nice of me to have posted what kind of camera Hubby bought thanks, Robyn for It is a Fujifilm Fine Pix S1500 with 10.0 mega pixels and 12x optical image. My favorite feature as of now, is that the camera knows and adjusts itself when you take the picture. It even processes and removes the red eye after the picture is taken, where as my Sony cybershot did not. Although I am still trying to figure out how to work everything, I'm having a blast using it!

Oh, and Donny, you can take back FULL control of the camcorder (JVC Everio) you bought me at Christmas! (lol)

Paper Flowers Bouquet

Sorry I had to post this a day late, but I did not want my Mom to see this before I was able to personally deliver it to her yesterday. She loved the bouquet of flowers and I was super happy that Hubby and I were able to spend the day with my parents!

Friday, May 8, 2009

My New Camera

I am super excited today...Hubby bought me a new camera for Mother's Day! Yes, we consider our 4-legged furry pets our "kids" since we don't have the 2-legged And we still celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day in this house! :)

Anyway, I was a little overwhelmed with all the features of the new camera but after messing around with it, I was able to get a few good shots. Just had to share a few pictures, since this "Non-Techy" girl was proud of herself! HaHa! Thanks for lookin' and hope everyone has a Great weekend and a Super Special Mother's Day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Tiny Tin

My littlest niece Irelyn turns 3 in a couple of days. Since she loves Hello Kitty, I decided to make this "Tiny Tin" for her party on Saturday. It will be a perfect centerpiece for the cake table.

I had to add a picture of the soon to be birthday girl. This was taken a few weeks ago when she spent the night at our house. She is so funny, she unexpectedly decided to come home with me, so my sister-in-law did not have an overnight bag packed. So of course this was a perfect time to take her shopping! She picked out the pj's and sandals she is wearing in the photo above and as I was looking for an outfit, I had two random items in my hand. A shirt in one and shorts in the other. Of course the colors of both were not meant to go together, as I was looking for something to match each one. Well, as I was still looking, Irelyn grabbed the shirt and said, "Tia Vette, these don't match!" I couldn't help but laugh...way too young to be a fashion consultant! (lol)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Our Date With Rick Springfield

My BFF's and I loved Rick Springfield in the '80s, so when we found out he was going to be in town we couldn't pass up the chance of seeing him again! We had a FANTASTIC time and it was definitely a memorable evening with the girls!

Thanks Andrea, for the "slumber party" at your house after the about a flashback to the 80's!!