Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Celebrating 18

Hi there! Hope your week is off to a great start! Is it too soon to mention how much I'm looking forward to the upcoming Memorial 3 Day weekend!? If I'm honest, I've been looking forward to it since January! ;)
Our Nephew turned 18 on May 1st, and graduated high school last Thursday! It was such a sweet ceremony. We are so proud of him! This was my first time attending a graduation ceremony since moving here from Florida. What a difference! His graduating class consisted of 20 kids! My high school had hundreds! I think I would've liked going to school with the same 20 people every year! I don't do well with crowds, and in my high school I felt lost in a sea of kids! Anyway...
This is the card I made Sam for his 18th birthday.

I just want to share one more thing real quick...a new addition to our family!
Sorry for the bad photo...I took it with my phone this morning. But that is our new dog, Izzie! We are so excited and in love with her! Friday night we were on the front porch, and she came running up all excited with her brother, and they were just like, 'we're home!'. We woke up Saturday morning and they were still on our front porch! My mother and Father-in-law took her brother, the black lab who they named Max, and we kept our Izzie! They seem to be older puppies, less than a year, maybe? So, we suspect that someone probably dumped them off on the side of the road somewhere, and we were lucky enough that she found her way to us! She is just so sweet and good! If you haven't followed my blog long, or don't remember, my Miniature Pinscher of 13 years passed away a couple days before Christmas. We'd really been wanting another dog, but also wanted to wait until it was the right time and the right dog. Well the right time was Friday, and the right dog was our perfect lil' Izzie! I will definitely have more and better picture soon!
Thanks so much for humoring me and hanging in there while I gushed about our new baby! :)

Supplies: (All Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Movers and Shakers Sentiments, Modern Wood Mats
Paper: Kraft, Simply Chartreuse, Rustic White, Echo Park for patterned paper
Dies: Mat Stack 1 and Mat Stack 1 Layerz, Large Scallop border
Other: Rustic Cream Button Twine, Vintage Wood buttons

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MIM #66

Hey there! Hope you are having a nice weekend! I finally got around to playing around with a Make It Monday again. I made a card for one a couple weeks ago, then didn't get around posting it. I actually have a few cards I need to catch up on posting, so I'm hoping to catch up this week a bit.
Anyway, this week Ashley challenged us to use our border dies to create flowers for our cards, and this is what I came up with:

I used the rickrack border die to create my little buds. I also used some felt I just got in from Ellen Hutson in Buttercream and Mac ~n~ Cheese. I think Mac~n~Cheese is a funny name, but it is the perfect way to describe the color! I actually used the rick-racks that I cut out on the card, and used the negative cuts to make the flowers. I recently bought the Sweet Baby set off the forum, and got the dies with my April order, so wanted to use them. I don't need or make baby cards very often, but I'd always loved this Sweet Baby set and just got the Gingham background set by Impression Obsession, also from Ellen Hutson, and thought this MIM would be a good excuse to use them together!
Anyway, I'm going to get back into my craft room while I have some weekend left! :) Time just flies so quickly on the weekends, and there is always so much to do!
Thank you so much for stopping by! I'll be back real soon!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sending Prayers

Hi, there! Happy Hump Day! Over half way through the week, now! Just stopping in to share a card I made a couple weeks ago. I actually needed 2 sympathy cards within 2 days of each other, which is never a good thing, especially when they are for your close family...my sister and a woman who has always been like a second mother to me. Anyway, I cheated and made the following card for both of them.

I used Iconic Images for the vase and flowers, and Beautiful Butterflies for the sentiment. The paper is October Afternoon. I used the button card die for my layers, some rustic cream twine, and bling from K & Co.

That is all for today! I hope to be back soon!
Have a great rest of your week!