Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all! Katelin thought she didn't believe in santa, but she did put out cookies and milk and wrote santa a note to thank him for the gifts. Oh and put out carrots for the raindeer. She was so excited to come see what Santa did leave her. We did have to wake her up at 8 am however, must have been tired! She loved seeing her new snowboard since he didn't wrap that and then had fun opening and opening gifts! She loves it all, even the clothes and pjs! She did ask santa for those in her note too. She mostly loves her new ipod touch (she had one but damaged it) and of course the snowboard.
I hope you all can enjoy a great Christmas and holiday season. I have heard from some friends and have heard some sad news and some great news, the best is one of my friends being engaged!
I had a hard time getting ready for Christmas as I miss my mom but today is the best seeing Katelin so happy and all of her excitement just in waiting for today!
Merry Christmas!

Katelin's school project

Her finished project. She had to build an Indian village and got an A on it, so proud!

Yes, I made her do most of it

New York City, Veteran's Day

Katelin with her American Girl doll! Her mission was accomplished! Then below we are at Radio City Music Hall waiting for the rockettes to start!

This was at the end of the night waitign for the bus, we thought we would take a pic of the building all lit up but then saw the moon so close so definitely had to get the pic!
Had lunch at Planet Hollywood, Katelin loved the light up tree

Sunday, December 19, 2010

WOW, I am so behind in blogging. I will have to get my pictures downloaded and get blogging!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scrapbooking for November

here is the 2 page12x12 spread for this month. I love how the boy is holding the head of his snowman, boys are so much slower than girls doing things huh...

nov technique

Here is the technique for November. It is the wood floor tech. You will learn with your SU ink how to create a wooden floor for your cards. Here is the finished one with a melting snowman, I thought he was oh so cute!

sale a bration dates

Hi All
I know you want to know when SAB is so here are the dates so you can schedule your SAB show.
Jan 25th, kickoff, ends March 31st
Let me know when you want to book your show
I see it has been a while since I updated my blog for the new catties and such. SO here you are, and my calendar is up to date also, at least as far as I know through Dec. So if you would like to book your workshop check the calendar and then let me know.

November camp cards

Here are this month's cards, I love them all!!!! The punch art is again so much fun this month, as well as the easier cards. RSVP to attend either Nov 18, 20 or 22nd
see you there

Monday, November 1, 2010


Tomorrow I will feel whole again and have a laptop I can actually download pics to and then send them here! I bet you can't wait huh? I also have a new data disk for my camera so now all I have to do is find my camera and I can take the pics I can upload to hear!

It all sounds amazing huh....

it is to me cause it has been a long time now that I have been without these things that we now think are basic!

now off to find that camera, it has to be here somewhere??? I knew I should have added a new camera to the credit card today, then I would have more free time instead of searching, oh wait there wouldn't be any free time as I would be playing with the new camera and not doing what else I am suppose to be doing.

And so my life goes

Hopefully tomorrow I will have more to post!

Until then, good night all

Friday, October 15, 2010

To say the least we have been very busy here at the Maltby household! We took out the wall in the living room and put a beam in its place, then we had to sheetrock which we are hoping all the sheetrock is now hung for the entire house project we have been working on for the past 2 years, now is my job of mudding and taping, yuck! But I would rather do it than pay someone else again after the luck we had! Not only have we been busy with the house but with back to school and all that brings it has been busy and to add Stampin to the mix, it is just so busy. But I did steal a night last weekend to go shopping on an overnight with 2 of my Bff's and we had a blast, it was so needed and so much fun! Also got the pumpkin farm out of the way last weekend after coming home sooooo tired, but we did it! Now we will look forward to Halloween where I need to find my papers from the open house night from school so I can see what I signed up to bring for their party. Did I say it never ends? This weekend is another weekend of working on the house and trying to get the stampin stuff cleaned up so we can make a mess again next weekend! Now if I can just find what Michael did with that calgon I asked for?????

Project for Oct

These are the cutest bags, I am making more for a craft fair I am in that is in November and filling them with cocoa and candy canes and candies

scrapbooking for Oct

Isn't this such a cool deisgn, then you can decorate it however you wish, either with leaves or whatever you have that you want to add with your pics for fall

Technique for Oct

This may not be the clearest pic again of the technique for this month, I can try again later for a better pic, but you know us, on the go again...

Cards for October

Finally, Michael found the camera so I can now upload the pics for this month. Talk about losing our minds from being so busy!!!!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

5th card for Sept camps

Hi All
here finally is the last designed card for the sept camps! I hope you like it but it is so cute in person!

There is also some confusion on the volunteering for the food for camps. I only need 1 person per camp date to supply a snack for a free camp class, that makes 3 volunteers for the month. Thanks for those that are offering to help with that!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Katelin the builder

since we had to build the wall for Katelin's room, we thought it only fitting that she helped and what a helper she was too! We may be able to send her to your house to help you for a fee???? LOL. She was a trooper and even vacuumed when we were done. We did put up the sheetrock also the same day. The next day I took our door off our room and put it on her wall and then I put our new door on our room. So I hope that is done for now. We still have more sheetrock to do in the house so of course her wall is not spackled yet. But she does have her privacy now and she is loving it! I bet Michael is too cause we always had him shut off his light in his office so she could go to bed so now he can work longer in the night.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

September project

I so love making these frames! So I made them for my family to add to our new staircase wall. It will be our first decor on the staircase! I am so excited to say the least! I might even make frames for all the kids names to add to it, and maybe one for Michael and I?
Come and make a frame for yourself or for a great present to anyone! RSVP so I have enough frames. Hope to see you there!

Scrapbooking for Sept

Finally I have done the scrapbooking you will be able to enjoy for September. Please RSVP to make your 2 pages! Hope to see you there

First Day of Fourth grade!

Katelin loves to give me the look when I get the camera out to annoy her. She did a good job of helping to pack her own lunch after she made her own breakfast of pancakes.
She was excited even though the night before was tears of nervousness.
Oh and the flowers were from Michael, not sure if they were for me and the happiness that she was going back or if I was sad that she was going back?

she did pose for me as I told her there is always a pic of her in the dining room for her first day, so she did let me have that one.

oops forgot to rotate the pic, this is her friend next door Justina

They were nervous when they saw a new bus and a new driver, but I guess all went well
After she got home she was excited and liked her teacher, Mr Steflik. I think she was more excited cause she said she needed to take her flute the next day. So the first week went well, but I know it won't last long!
I hope all the other mommies out there had a good first week also!

5 cards for September

Here are the cards we will be making for Sept camps, Although I am still creating the 5th one....
But the rest are so cool!
Also for this camp you can make 2 of each of these cards for World card making day and then I will send them to the troops for their families. Please consider doing the good deed of stamping these for them, it only costs you $10 and I supply the rest!

Project for September

This is the project for this month, I also have saved another frame that says friend, but I can't find it right now! So when I do find it I will post it here. I am making one that says Maltby and then having pics of our family in it! Wouldn't this be a nice gift for anyone in your family? The frame is included in the project camp cost of $10.
I hope you come and make 1 or even more of them! RSVP so I can have the frames on hand for you.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Our trip to Whiteface Mountain

Finally got to our campsite and set up after a long 5 1/2 hour trip, we stayed right at the base of whiteface at wilmington notch state park, very small campground that stayed very quiet. The first night it rained after we got set up and getting ready for bed, so that was ok, but the last night it was so windy all night!!! We also had a 7 year old boy, Josh, come over and play ladder bal with the kids the ast night.

Katelin and I were just waiting for the boys to leave on their adventure to hike a mountain and then we went driving around to check out the sights and then to play miniture golf.

the boys hiking their mountain, didn't make it to the top but they gave it their best shot, then they were exhausted when they got back as they were gone for at least 8 hours with their dad

next day we went to the top of whiteface, as soon as we started to up the mountain Katelin said she was scared and didn't want to go, but we made it nad enjoyed it up there, of course it was windy, we were on the top! we did hike the trail to the very top but then on the way back down Katelin wanted to take the elevator and experience that so just Katelin and I did that and was in the center of the mountain. She then liked the water in the mountain so she let it drip on her hand and then said she was never going to wash her hands again cause she had mountain water on her hands. So funny. We then stopped close to the top of the mountain still and found a picnic table to sit and have lunch

After the mountain we went back to the beach of mirror lake and Katelin swam and we hung out for a little while

then went and the kids and dad played mini golf, Katelin just wanted to do that again. All had a great time and I think Dad won.
That pretty much ends our vacations, other than Katelin and I camped for a week at the Harford fair and worked the Stampin Up booth there everyday with Tina Sieben. Had so much fun and also with our great friend Kathy Guinan, so glad I got to spend the week with these great friends! Katelin got to have her friend also come down for a coupe days with us also and they had fun riding the rides and hanging out together. My Dad came down Friday with all Katelin's cousins and they went walking around and then all riding the rides and I got to have time with my Dad, that was great! Before Katelin left to go to her Dad's she wanted her face painted so we did that, I will need to get that pic from Tina so you all can see her puppy face, it was so cute!
I hope you all got to enjoy your summer as mucha s we all did!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Our Maine trip

Michael and I got to sneak off without kids the 1st weekend of August for a trip to Maine for our annivesary and my birthday. All I wanted to do was to eat seafood and be at the beach, but we did a little more than that.

Our first day we did find the beaches in Kennybunk, the water was cold, but the sun was nice
Here Michael is looking for the crabs on the shore, so many kids were also looking, as Micahel would find them he would give them away

here we are at the beach at kennybunk again

doesn't this look like fun, how do you like my attire? We went and drove to the top of mount washington and man it was so cold, it was 36 degree's up there so I had on my hodie and my new coat I just got the day before, I guess I knew what I was in for huh? It was also so windy so we went in to see what the wind speed was and found out it was only 18 mph, we could have sworn it was so much worse! We also saw a couple getting pics done outside right after they were married and heard there was another wedding also. It was a very vice view but so cold that we didn't stay long

we went to buy some lobsters to bring home and here I am petting an 8 poun lobster, it was huge. This is Newicks a great place to eat, we loved it and only 10 minutes form our hotel

Here with Michael's mom as we all enjoyed the lobster feast when we got home! Katelin was shocked when I had her open the bag with the losters in it, but it was so fun not to warn her fist. Of course Katelin didn't eat any!