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

5 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I love your birthday card for Sam, a great masculine card for an 18 year old. You are right...it was the right time for you to get a new pet and Izzie is very lucky to have "found" you! Good luck with you sweet new puppy. I am sure we will be seeing a lot more of her in the future.

Joyce said...

This is a great masculine card. I love the colors. Congratulations on your new dog. Sounds like it was meant to be, and he came at the right time.

Michelle said...

Great card, I love the papers and great layout. Thanks for the comment on my blog, the pearls are by The Hobby House - http://www.thehobbyhouse.co.uk/embellishments-c6/gems-pearls-swirls-c53 I have checked and they do international shipping at a very reasonable rate (I think!).

Have a great day!

Renee said...

A fabulous "man" card!!
Love the papers...
they're perfect!! :)
And I graduated in a class with 100's...
I didn't even KNOW everyone in my class...
how bad is that?
At the time there was only one high school in our county...
they've since built another and both are at full capacity now...
and I know my daughter is currently in a class with around 500!!
And it seems like someone was looking for you and knew that you needed them...
so happy for you both! :)

Laurie said...

I love this card! The green label really pops! And those scallops are just perfect!