Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I wasn't lost....really

Hello everyone. I think I missed the whole month of August...I can't believe that my last post was the end of July. I guess I was busier then I realized.

My daughter was off visiting for the start of the month...calling me every 10 minutes, you can't get too much done under those conditions, lol. And now she's started back to school. 8th grade, I can't even believe it! Where does the time go?

We also marked the one year anniversary of my Dad's passing (Aug 29th). He is very missed and thought of each day. Mom's done very well over the year, she's really amazing!! She's outside every day getting yard work done. I didn't know she had it in her. The outdoors was always Dad's area, and she's been doing a great job. She's stronger then she knows. We love her so much.

I made a card for her just to let her know that I was thinking of her. The sentiment inside read: "Remembering with you....a life so important to so many" ~author unknown

This is one of the new level 2 hostess sets from Stampin' UP! called Serene Spring. It's so delicate and sweet. I used new cardstock colors too! The butterfly and bird are placed on top with dimensional and Crystal Effects.

Set: Serene Spring
Accessories: Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette card stocks. Prints Pack Pretty in Pink DP, Pure Color Pencils, Vellum paper, Pink Organdy ribbon & Soft Subtles Brads...I also put the new Scallop Punch to use!!

In September we have a couple birthdays in our family....both of my brother's kiddos. So, here are the cards that I've made for them. The first one was for my niece who just turned 6 on the 1st of September.

This one also uses the Serene Spring stamp set. It's very versatile and bunnies aren't only for Easter! The bird, bunny and purple flower are placed on top with dimensionals and Crystal Effects. I also used the textured paper for the bottom half and the Berry Bliss DP for the top.

Set: Serene Spring
Accessories: Purely Pomegranate, Perfect Plum, Pretty In Pink (textured) cardstocks. CuddleBug, Pure Color Pencils, Purely Pomegranate stitched ribbon, Prima flowers with stickles in the center, Colluzzle and Oval Punches.

This next one is for my nephew who will be 2 at the end of the month. They are doing a Sponge Bob party for him, so I had to pull out my fishes....and I even used some Shinky Dinks!

It was a fun card to make. I tore the sand by hand to give it dimension...and the sea grass was free cut. I used Iridescent Ice on the large fish and seahorse to give them that underwater sparkle. And the bubbles are Rain Dots.

Set: Fishy Friends

Accessories: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Kraft, Sahara Sand cardstocks. Soft Sky Designer Papers, Shrinky Dinks, Iridescent Ice, Rain Dots, Marvelous Markers.

I was also blessed with a baby sprinkle! That's a new term for me...but it's used for second babies when not as much are needed, however after 13 years I'm pretty much back at square one. I got so many great things! And my two sister-in-laws have provided me with great items passed on. One gave me her carriage, car seat, swing, pack 'n play etc....and the other had a bag of the most adorable boy clothes! We have lots of preparing to do over the next 79 days...yup that's what my ticker (see the bottom of the blog) says today! I can't believe how quickly time is going. I feel my bundle kicking me all the time. I certainly can't forget he's there ;)

Well, I think I've caught up for now. I should be more visible for a while...I have lots to do!


Dragana Skoro said...

I love your cards. Good to have you back.

Loretta Rodger said...

I love all of these cards, your coloring and color combos are so terrific!

JAR said...

What sweet cards!

Scrubbysue said...

Hi katie! all my best to you and your family and a big thankyou to your husband for serving our country. That said, your cards are beautiful! I really love the originality and detail. Furthermore, my MIL, (who has since passed) used to raise Main Coons. They are gorgeous! and have a wonderful personality. I've enjoyed my visit.

The Mama Monkey said...

The cards are gorgeous! That Fishy Friends one is too cute! TFS!

Lisa C. said...

beautiful cards... and Baby sprinkle? I kept reading I thought it was some sort of glitter... lol.. I'm a little slow... lol