Tuesday, July 29, 2008

life and cards!!

Hello Friends.
Blogging takes the back seat to all the fun. I just can't seem to fit blogging into the day. I have been so busy with the kids and lia sophia that I haven't had much time to paper craft. I seem to be swamped with other things.
Last weekend was the Microsoft Picnic. It was so much fun as usual and with over 200 pictures this year and then tripled because I haven't scrapped any of the years I am not sure what I will do with all those pics. But it sure was fun this year. The kids really loved the BMX motor bike riders that did some really cool tricks. I got the flips with my camera and if I did a slide show you could see it all yourself. What fun.
Our washer and dryer we bought in September 07 has had a SLLLOOOOWWWW leak that dripped dripped dripped down the wall until the ceiling in the garage in July dripped dripped dripped and decided to rain and pour!! We found the culprit to be that connection behind the washer and immediately took action. Well once the insurance companies decided we decided to fix it ourselves to save a little money. So we pulled and cut the damaged portion of the flooring up and it took us 7 hours just do a 34" x 36" section. It was 2 inches thick and didn't want to come out of it's place. It was so hard. Many of you have seen my husband and he is strong- we just knew we would pull up the floor and have the whole process done in our one day. But now we have the new plywood down and we will finish it this weekend. We are going to put slate down and I am excited about how nice it will look but not too excited about all the work. I am just glad we work so well together.
But before we finish the floor.... This Friday we have our homestudy for Kaelyn and Brookelyn's adoption by Dalton. We are so excited. The termination hearing was by far one of the most important days thus far. But the day of finalization will be even BETTER!!! It just keeps getting closer. Thank you Jesus!!

My little brother and his wife bought their first home and closed on it just the other day. I sat down and made a cute card for them. I loved this set when it debuted in the catalog some time ago. But never really used it as much as I thought I would. I paper pieced all the boxes with some fun paper I got at M's- it is a K&Company stack. I also used liquid glass from CTMH on the flower vase. The chipboard letters are their last name initials and I covered the letters with coordinating paper.

Here is another fun card I made. Using a new set from the Purple Turtle Stamp Shoppe (http://www.purpleturtlestamps.com) It is called Space Cadet. I just love it. I random stamped a whole sheet of white card stock with circles from a solo's set and then the fun little stamps in the Space set. I used Holiday Red, Topiary, Sunflower, and Dutch Blue (CTMH)Was making it for a birthday card but then decided my hubby would like the spontaneous card and the cute little sentiment of "Fly me to the moon." And I was right. I will just have to make some more and use the number to replace the sentiment for a cute birthday card!!

Then one last one. I went to the A Muse store in Seattle during the Women of Faith weekend and got this cute little set called Stud Muffin... it is this little mouse with a dozen sentiments to go along with it. I decided to leave this one blank until I need just the occasion to use it. But I think it is so cute. And I NEED every color in these little polka dot cards too.

I hope you enjoy.


Erica said...

love all the cards. esp the first one...with the boxes & such...hope we get another moving stamp with new book!

Jena said...

Wow, you've been busy - what a big house project! Love the cards - TFS! Have a great summer!