My First Post ~ A Little Bit About Me!

11 03 2009

Ok so here goes nothing….. I have officially set up my own blog and I HOPE I have enough time to make it interesting for you all!!

Background:  I have been crafting my whole life, but have been overly excited about card making for about 6 years now.  I love glitter, stamping, and watercolouring.  My very own Big Shot came home with me last week and already, I can’t live with out it!!!  I sell Stampin’ Up! supplies, but mostly only so I can get my supplies at a discounted price.  I LOVE Scrap n’ and WISH I HAD MORE MONEY so I could get everything on the site.  But until I win the lottery, I will start my wish list and accumulate ‘things’ slowly!

On November 4th, 2008 at 8:25am I gave birth to my Beautiful Baby Girl, Taryn.  At birth she weighed 6lbs, 7oz and was 19.5 inches long.  She is the most amazing baby!!!  She has slept through the night since she was 4 weeks old, not that I should be surprised because the first night in the hospital she slept 4 hours, woke up to eat and then went back just the three of us!!to sleep for another 4 hours!!!  Until about 2 weeks ago Taryn was a very social little girl and then all of a sudden she decided to ‘make strange’ and now is only happy with Mommy or Daddy  I sure hope that ends soon!!!  I have 2, that’s right 2, yellow labs!!  Abby, the mom, will be 5 in August, and Clutch, her baby, turned 1 on February 4th.  I know I am crazy, 2 large dogs and a baby all at the same time!!  There are definitely days where it is just too much for me, the dogs want a walk, Taryn needs my attention 24/7, and Rob (that’s my hubby) is busy taking care of the house, the cars and the bills!!!  For the most part, however, it is awesome having 2 dogs around that love my little girl as much as I do!  Abby checks up on Taryn when she is napping, and Clutch, well Clutch is quick to give her a bath if she is getting ‘messy’, mmmmmm baby drool!!!!  Taryn LOVES her puppies too, she likes to go for horsey rides on their backs and enjoys petting them and pulling their hair.

On top of it all I have started a number of new projects.  After all I need something to fill my time while I am home on MAT leave.  So first I have taken on the role of design team coordinator for This is an amazing little online scrapbook store close to my house (around the corner to be exact) that my mom opened a year or so ago!  I get so excited every time I go over there because there is always something new to check out!!  I have also started three little side projects of my own.  Together with my friend Carly, I have started to make and sell Diaper Cakes.  these are the cutest little things, and they make fabulous baby shower presents.  I will post a few pictures soon, so you can see what they look like.  I also make and sell my cards, why not right??  it gives me a purpose behind my crafting and gives me a little money in return to help pay for all my stuff!  I am also starting to sell my hand made wedding invitations.  I have created custom invitations for a number of my friends and have now finally decided that I would like to do it for money!!!

You are probably wondering how, with so much on my plate, do I find time to craft?  Well that is simple… I don’t sleep!!!  No really, I put Taryn to bed around 8:00 and then spend a few hours hanging out with Rob.  By 11:00 Rob is off to bed and then I have a few hours to veg in my craft room and create!!  I normally hit the hay around 1:30, and then am up again the next morning around 7:00 (5:00 the last few days) to feed the baby!  Luckily for me Taryn goes back to sleep after her morning feed  and usually stays asleep until about 10:00.  It is a little crazy I know, to stay up so late and craft, but I love to do it and am the most productive at night, and hey a  girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, right?!?!?

Well, now that I have shared my story with you, and the baby has awoke from her nap I will have to let you go, but Don’t you fret I will be back, hopefully often, to share with you what is new in my life!!