Thursday, May 29, 2008


It's been a while! Just trying to catch up from "hospital life". It's hard getting a years worth of stuff caught up on. I've been organizing, throwing things away, and just plain old spring cleaning! I love to have things "in their place", but we just don't seem to have enough places to put things.....or maybe I have too much stuff! (I don't think that could possibly be right)!

I've been stamping....quite a bit actually, but not much time to update my blog. We are getting ready to celebrate by having a party for Ethan. It is a Pirate theme so I made some invites....I think they turned out really cute. I saw the idea in a magazine and I didn't stray too far from that card. I usually come up with my own ideas, but I really like how this card looked and I just went with it. Credit goes to the original designer: Susan Stringfellow I just have the page torn out of the magazine so I don't even know what magazine it came out of, but thank you for your wonderful idea! I'll take a picture and post tomorrow (it's too dark to try now)!

We're going to have a lot of fun. This party is all about the kids. We're going to have lots of fun and games. I can't wait and neither can Ethan!
"HOPE" is a tri-fold card that I used for a baby card. The baby's name is actually Hope and I immediately thought about this stamp set and had to use it. The verse on the inside fit perfectly. I made my own patterned paper to go with it. The color is the new color from Papertrey Ink, Lavendar Moon. I designed the card that after it was opened that it could set on a table and you could see the baby's picture and the verse about Hope!

I used some Retired Stampin' Up! sets for this card. Here's the Recipe:

Stamps: Feathered Hope and Illuminations (Stampin' Up!)
Paper : Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Lavender Moon (Papertrey Ink)
Ribbon: Lavender Moon Satin (Papertrey Ink)

Here are some funny pics of my kiddos eating spaghetti! It was a mess, but too cute to not take a picture!

1 comment:

cnote_71 said...

I've been checking your blog for days waiting for the next entry! Love the cards and the pics of the kids are too funny. Ethan's pirate party will be a great celebration for all of you. Enjoy!