Wednesday, June 30, 2010
This week, I am playing along with the Get Sketchy challenge. I liked this one a lot! No twisting or turning, just went with it!
And my take:
No, I didn't make this card for myself, but I am having a hard time to sending it off... it looks pretty on my desk! ;)
Have a good one...
Monday, June 28, 2010
A fresh, summer time birthday card! Punches are from Fiskars and Martha Stewart, stamp is Papertrey Ink. Easy, breezy... summer time!
On a side note... sorry I have been MIA lately, I have been a painting fool! Rooms, walls and furniture, oh my! Time flies when your having fun!
Monday, June 21, 2010
I have also been purging... something I do often. I have a local charity picking up 3 huge bags of toys and clothes and also a car seat. Elan's crib was hauled off to next door for that family to use and I thought I would be sad... getting rid of baby clothes, toys, crib, blankets, etc., but it actually feels good. I don't feel so cluttered or overwhelmed with "stuff." It was time. I was ready. And most importantly, Elan loves his new room and the kids don't miss any of the toys we gave away. That's accomplishment enough for me!
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Stephen had never held a baby until he had his own. In the hospital, when Mac was born, he was a natural, like he had been saving up his paternal instincts for 35 years to use on that very day. He cuddled, swaddled, cooed and even changed his diaper in the hospital. When we came home, he was the soothing, relaxed one and I was a messy ball of nerves! He has been a wonderful daddy since day one.
Then, he got a girl... Anna stole his heart the instant she was born. Announcing, "Honey! It's a GIRL! I got a girl... Anna Reinhard!" With a big sweet tear on his cheek. He was so proud and still is one proud daddy of all three of his children. Stephen became more sensitive, protective, emotional and attentive after each of his children were born.
Finally, we got another boy, the third, the baby. Stephen named Elan all himself- it's a strong name, meaning "friendly" and believe me, Elan has lived up to his name. Elan is going to be Stephen's athlete, he wants to know and learn everything he knows about sports. He is always saying how he wants to be big and strong, just like his daddy! Stephen eats it up! :)
I am blessed... I have a wonderful husband that adores our children, and our children completely adore him right back! He is an unbelievable role model and he is teaching our children to be grateful, independent and caring adults. All the while we are laughing and playing together... life is so good!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Now, go out and play with your favorite toy!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
This is a card for the Get Sketchy weekly challenge. I flipped the sketch clockwise to get this:
And this was the sketch that I twisted in a creative sort of way... after all, a sketch is a mere starting point to get your creative juices flowing! :)
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This is a layout I made... it's pretty silly, but a very funny, good memory for me. And hey, isn't that what scrappin' is all about? We were making the long 12 hour drive back from the beach and my mom took these pictures. She thought I was driving too fast and put on Anna's bicycle helmet. We laughed until we were crying!
Next up, a Father's Day card for my dear, old Dad. I told you this is a great collection for guy themed projects! :) I used some ancient foam stamps to ink "dad" and used the same mist as above.
TIP: rather than spraying your mist, unscrew the cap and tap the ink off the tube. That way, you get a more concentrated inked area.
Lastly, an easy "Hi" card that you could whip out in 10 minutes to send to an old friend. The inside message is "It's been too long..." A sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink.
See?! I told you the Joyride Collection was awesome! It's so versatile and fun! I hope these projects inspire you to make something crafty today!
I'm beach bound today! My whole family is making the trip to Hilton Head, SC for a week. We go this time every year and we absolutely love it! So, this is probably my last post for the week. Have a good one!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Here is my (her) card:
I used papers from Cosmo Cricket, sentiment stamp from Papertrey Ink and the cricket card is from Starbucks- inside is an inspirational quote. Finished off with a vintage button and twine.
This was the sketch:
You still have time, if you want to play along! Toodles!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Mom, happy birthday! You are so wonderful! I want to be just like YOU when I grow up!
Love you so much always,