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My Family

Monday, March 30, 2009

Reality

Moving is hard.
It's not just the physical element of rearranging and finding places for everything, it's the new EVERYTHING.
I know it will get easier as time passes, but tonight I'm feeling a little extra displaced and out of my element.
Sigh.

(How's that for reality?)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cards Galore

In the midst of my move, I've found minutes here and there to squeeze cardmaking in.
It's been a great outlet for my frustrations and stress levels in the midst of this move.
Here are some of my creations over the past few months:

This card is much more sparkly in person. Crystal effects+glitter=shiny, sparkly effects. The stamp set and paper set match...I love that!



This shows a little more of the "matching paper" to the stamp set above.
Stampin' Up! just got the full heart punch too...and I wanted to play with that.

This was the card I gave my girls on Valentine's Day.
I had a friend ask if we could make cards for our kids that week, and I was happy to oblige.
I really needed a day "off" just to decompress.
This was the card that my boys got on Valentine's Day.

This card shows a "texturz plate" run through the Big Shot die-cutting machine.
The roses are raised...not stamped, and then run through ink.
It's very cool to see in person, and even looks really good without ink on it.
I LOVE these little corduroy buttons.
There is a faint pink stamped all over the white...even when you see it in person it's a subtle effect.
I opened a "Simply Sent" card kit that come with everything you need to make 9 cards...it was fun to pump out a lot of cards all in one sitting.

I finished making the cards I had left from this "Simply Sent" card kit I had opened and used part of before.
This little brad in the corner is what I wanted to show on this card.
I love this quote too.
It reminds me of my dear friend Susan who always said, "Life too short. Don't wait to...."
Now that she's passed away, I work hard to make sure I'm enjoying the present.

This card uses the new eyelet border punch...which I love.
P got a card like this on Valentine's day.
I'll be back again soon with a non-card blog, and in the future, I'll put my cards on my stamping blog.
See you around!








Saturday, March 07, 2009

Sigh...

We've fought the flu...and WON!

All 9 of us ended up with the coughing, aching, stuffy head crud.
It was a relatively short, but intense sickness as far as running through the whole family.
There have been times it has taken us 9 weeks to run throught the flu cycle with one person in the family getting sick each week.
This time we had multiple kids sick at the same time, and Pat and I sick the majority of the time together.
It's not exciting, and I haven't unpacked a box for over a week, but we're on the mend, and I'll head back to my regularly scheduled unpacking and settling.