Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy "50"

Yes, I made this card with no one in particular! I don't know anyone who is turning the big 50, I just liked how the number 50 looked LOL!  This card just flowed together. Maybe one of  these days I will have someone to give this to. I was inspired to make this card by the latest fabulous sketch # 73 at Sketch This: Cards! Thank you Janelle for the inspiration! 

Monday, October 27, 2008

Season's Greetings

Oh my goodness Christmas time is right around the corner! My busiest time of year for sure, shopping, decorating, baking, 100's of Christmas cards to make. Oh my list could go on and on!

Well to get you into the holiday spirit, here is a little nut cup from the Cricut cartridge Tags, Bags & More. Over at BBTB the challenge was to create a little Christmas something with this cut.
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Life is busy and crazy here in the Davis household! Claudia's time is consumed with preparing for a big national golf tournament in Arizona that is coming up in the next couple of weeks! 

Our life is spent on a golf course! Not to shabby of a life huh? LOL!
Sketch This: Cards! has a brilliant new sketch up, this one is very versatile and was a lot of fun to work with!

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

"B" for Beautiful!

The new challenge at Caardvarks is to make a monogram card. The winner of this challenge will receive a Cosmo Cricket Crafting Kit along with a Cosmo Blackboard Memory Box! Now that is a nice prize:) Hurry go up load your entries!

Here is my take on the challenge. The DT made some stunning creations:)
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Monday, October 20, 2008


Thank you everyone for your well wishes! My tummy is still a little sore but I am feeling so much better:)

Our challenge at BBTB this week was to use the Tree cut from the Joys of the Seasons cartridge.
This is one of my favorite cartridges. I just love the versatility of it. The DT created some breathtaking creations with this cut. 
Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Sunday, October 19, 2008


So sorry I did not finish out the week of 

"A Week in the Life of the Paper Poppy"

I have the yucky stomach flu

I will be back and hopefully better Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2008



• I woke up at 6:30 am with not much sleep the night before! I was up all night with a yucky tummy:(

• Made coffee and woke Claudia up for her golf tournament.

• We all left the house at 8:30 am for Broomfield Colorado.

• We stopped at McDonalds for breakfast Eric & Claudia ate. I was still feeling ill.

• Claudia warmed up for her tournament and hit very well on the practice range. 

• Claudia and I visited Divot the grounds Burmese Mountain Dog, Divot, he was so sweet!

• Claudia teed off at 10:12 am

• 5 hours of nail bitting tournament golf! Claudia played the front nine not very well:(

• The second 9 was much better! She ended up with a 79 from 6050 yards and is in 4th place but it is a two day tournament, hopefully she can rally tomorrow!

• I'm still not feeling well, YUCK! I have not eaten today.

• Drove home from the tournament at 4:00 pm

• Claudia showered and put comfy clothes on.

• My niece and her fiancee are in town from Arizona, so my mom is having a family dinner at her house.

• Eric decided to stay home he was too exhausted.

• Claudia and I went to Whole Foods and picked up a chocolate cake for dessert, which was a huge disappointment!

• We all had a very nice visit with the family! My sister ended up coming with her new husband and son Cyrus. Claudia enjoyed seeing her cousins.

• I ate dinner and now wished I hadn't! I think I have the stomach flu!

• Left my moms house at 9:00 pm 

• Put Claudia to bed. We have another long day of golf ahead of us tomorrow!

• In bed for me at 10:00 pm with my sore tummy and sunburned face, whoops!

Friday, October 17, 2008



• I woke up at 7:00 am.

• I woke Claudia up and she got ready for her practice round for her big golf tournament tomorrow! Tournament of Champions.

• I made coffee and brought some to Eric in bed. :)

• I got ready!

• Claudia and I left for Omni Interlocken Golf Course in Broomfield, that is an hour away.

• We stopped on the way and got breakfast burritos.

• Claudia played well today she shot a 77 on 18 holes. The course was very pretty!

• Eric worked from home today. Then played golf with a friend in the afternoon.

• Claudia and I stopped at Super Target and did a little shopping. I LOVE Super Target!

• Came home finally at 3:00 pm 

• I checked my email and chatted with Kazan.

• Eric got home at 5:30 pm

• I made dinner tonight.
 Lemon Artichoke Turkey Tenderloin with Wild Rice &  Steamed Broccoli. 

• After dinner I made two cards, one for BBTB & the other for Sketch This: Cards!

• Cleaned the kitchen.

• Claudia cleaned out her golf bag.

• Eric cleaned her clubs for tomorrow.

• I made sandwiches for Claudia & her caddy for tomorrow. (usually she does not have a caddy, but this is a special tournament)

• I went through some amazing entries for 2S4Y Winter Design Team Call!

• Worked on my post for Monday on 2S4Y.

• Worked on this post.

• Put Claudia to bed at 9:30.

• Watched a little T.V. with Eric while he noodled with his guitar.

• In bed by 10:00 pm I cant function past 10! LOL:)

Thursday, October 16, 2008



• I woke up at 5:00 am to go to spinning class. 

• Got home at 7:00 am and since it's Fall break for Claudia, she got to sleep in and I had time to work on next Monday's post for 2S4Y!

• I had my morning coffee.

• Eric went to go play golf with a friend.

• At 8:15 Kazan and I went on our weekly hour walk. It was freezing! 

• When I got home at 10:00 am I woke Claudia up and made her get ready she was going to join Eric on the back nine to practice golf. She has a big tournament this weekend.

• On the way to the golf course I ran over a huge screw and got a major flat tire!

• Claudia was late to her tee time!

• I ended up sitting in my car for the next 2 1/2 hours waiting for roadside assistance! I was not happy!

• I saw a cute little black cricket while waiting, I decided he needed to be photographed. They are good luck right?

• Finally I got my tire fixed just as Eric & Claudia finished up their golf round.

• 2:30 now and I have not eaten today, starving we all went to Chipotle for a late lunch.

• I decided I needed a little retail therapy to deal with my stressful day so Claudia and I went to Michael's. I bought some new scrapbooking supplies. :) Eric went to Golfsmith.   

• We all then went to Whole Foods and bought some yummy Palmiers chocolate dipped cookies.

• We then went for a quick visit at my mom's and to share our cookies!

• Back home at 7:00 pm Claudia is cleaning her room tonight, it's a disaster!

• I finished putting my laundry away from Monday! 

• We had leftovers for dinner.

• In bed by 10:00 pm

Wednesday, October 15, 2008



• I woke up at 3:00 am this morning to our smallest cat Ozzy, meowing! He wanted outside, sorry mister! Yes, we have three cats.

• Today was sleep in day but since Claudia has a half day today, it was up at our normal wake up time 7:00 am.

• Took Claudia to school. Yea! she was early today:)

• Came home and had my morning cup of black coffee.

• Chatted with Kazan on ichat.

• Did a little blog hopping.

• Took a photo of my card for Caardvarks. Edited it and sent it on it's way:)

• Took a shower around 9:00 am.

• Off to the gym to lift weights with Eric. Did a whole body workout.

• Went to Garbanzo's and got lunch. Yum, I got the plate filled with hummus, lettuce, tabouli, grilled chicken, baby eggplant, falafel, tahini and a whole grain pita.

• Picked up Claudia from school at 12:30, she is out for Fall Break. Monday classes resume.

• Drove past a cute pumpkin patch today.

• Changed and went to the golf club to practice.

• After golf we went to the mall to check out the new Mac books, I bought some new workout clothes too!

• Picked up Subway on the way home! Woohoo, I don't have to make dinner!

• We watched Jeopardy as a family. Eric bet Claudia $5 for every question she answered right. Claudia won $45 buckaroos!

• Watched the Presidential debate. 19 more days until election day!

• Worked on my post, have hot water & lemon.

• In bed by 10:00 pm.

Thanks for all your sweet comments!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesday & Sketch This: Cards!

Alright it's day two of My Day in the Life... are you sick of me yet? Other than I've realized my life this week to be extremely boring so far, I am quite enjoying journaling and taking pictures of my life. I certainly do not take enough pictures especially of myself which is bad , bad , bad I know.


• Woke up this morning at 7:05. I decided to skip the gym this morning, since I had a doctors appointment at 8:30 am.

• Took Claudia to school had her their a little late, eeak! 8:05! 
(school starts at 8:00 am)

• Drove to my doctors appointment to go over my blood work for my Thyroid, Ugh.

• Home, to have my coffee that was warm and ready for me, thanks Eric ♥

• Call Kazan!

• Do a little blog hopping, one of my favorite pass times :)

• 10:00 am Oh ya... forgot breakfast, a banana will work.

• Time to put away my 700 loads of laundry that I washed yesterday, at least my house is clean:) I love a clean house!

• Have left over spaghetti for lunch.

• Put my homemade chili on to cook for dinner. Here is the recipe. Laura's Turkey Chili

• Eric is booking travel arrangements for Claudia's up coming out of state golf tournaments today!

• Pick up the beast (Claudia) from school and go straight to the golf course to practice.

• Come home around 5:30 pm get dinner ready, & eat yummy chili, clean kitchen.

• Claudia busy with lots of homework.

• I make my Design Team card for Caardvarks that is due soon.

• Eric watches John Mayer in concert that he had tivoed.

• I watch the Biggest Looser and snuggle our large cat Guy'.
I love to see the weight transformations but hate to see all the crying!

• Worked on my post a little:) and have hot lemon water.

• Relax, & in bed for me early! I need to go to the gym in the morning:)

Also here is my latest card from Sketch This: Cards! Sketch #71.

Thanks or all your sweet comments!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monday & BBTB

My friend Lisette at The Blank Canvas recorded her daily life complete with pictures on her blog for one week. I found this way of journaling to be fascinating, and I found my self drawn to her blog for my daily 'Lisette' fix! So since my blogs name is "A Day in the Life of the Paper Poppy" I thought I would join in the fun and give you my "Week in the Life of the Paper Poppy"


• I woke up at 5:00 am this morning and went to my favorite class Muscle Mix. This class is 1 hour of intense cardio and high receptive weight lifting, the class kicks my booty every Monday!

• I got home at 7:05 and was pleasantly surprised to find miss Claudia already in the shower getting ready for school. Usually it is a battle to wake her up in the mornings.

• Made coffee for Eric and I and also made Claudia's oatmeal.

• Took Claudia to school which is a 15 minute drive. I always call Kazan on the way home to chat my husband calls it "coffee talk".

• When I got home I made myself oatmeal with a banana sliced up in it, I eat this almost every morning.

• Cleaned my house from op to bottom including about 700 loads of laundry! We are expecting Eric's (my husband) cousin from North Carolina this evening. Clinton is a pilot and flew in today for a quick visit.

• Finally took a shower at 12:00, too much cleaning!

• Weighed myself, I do this every Monday. I am down 0.5lb!! I weigh 151.5 and I am trying to get down to 140-145.

• Went to Costco, my least favorite store to pick up a few things.

• I then went to Chipotle to pick up lunch for Eric and I, Yum!

• From Chipotle I had a chicken bowl, no rice, black beans, no cheese, guacamole, & lots of lettuce! Calories: 475 :) I track my calories daily on Sparkpeople.

• Chatted with Kazan on ichat and checked my email.

• Went to go pick up the Peanut (Claudia) from school at 2:00 pm.

• Went to a 1 hr. spinning class at the gym.

• Came home changed and went out for sushi with Clinton.

• Back home to put Claudia to bed.

• Publish my post and off to bed for me by 10:00 pm

Here is my latest creation for BBTB, the challenge was to use the cut from Accent Essentials, Accent #49.
Thanks for all your sweet comments!