Sunday, March 25, 2012

Papertrey March Blog Hop Challenge

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today is the Papertrey Ink blog hop challenge, based on this inspiration piece:

I have been wanting to make a vintage style card, ala Melissa Phillips, so this is what I came up with (forgive the photo-overcast, rainy in SoCal today):

here is another one:

Wow, what a difference the weather makes!  The colors of this are not as pretty as in real life.  Oh well, just imagine PTI aqua mist card stock, and October Afternoon Modern Homemaker yellow paper coated with gesso...much closer to the beautiful, bright colors in the inspirational piece.  Thanks for stopping by!


Paper: PTI Aqua Mist,  October Afternoon Modern Homemaker
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Stamps: PTI Tiny Tags

Details: Aqua Mist felt,  PTI and MFT dies, Maya Road rose and pins, SU button, image from Iralamijashop, seam binding from MemrieMare.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Going to be a little busy this spring...

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Let's see, where do I begin...I told you all last time that we are going to be grandparents in November, but let me back up to the beginning! 

We were planning a lovely family wedding for my daughter and son-in-law for June 2, 2012...but of course, they eloped on November 6, 2011!  It was going to stay a secret, because everyone is SO EXCITED to get together in June...they are coming from as far away as PA and GA...but of course, they were too excited to keep quiet.  (Oh yes, and now there is the new baby coming in November, 2012!)  Sooo, we are still going ahead with the bash we had planned for June 2!!  Since I was making the invitations, the wording is now an "exchange of vows" and we are proceeding as planned.  Here is a picture of the finished invitations:

and the reply postcards that went along with the invitations:

 and a glimpse of all the pieces as I hand-addressed them all:

and the box of them all ready to go into the post:

I put these in the mail on Tuesday this week, and today (Friday) I have already received three of the response postcards!  It is going to be a fabulous start to our summer this year - I can't wait!  Now, what am I going to wear??

More later...

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sharing a LOT of Love...

Good Morning, Blog Buddies ~

Wow, have I got some fantastic news to share with you!  Remember that little blanket with the hearts on it that shared with you a few weeks ago?  The one I made for my niece??  Welllll, now I get to make one for....MY Daughter!  That's right - I am going to be a Grandma!!  Wooo Hooo!  Here is a picture of the mommie-to-be at the lunch when we talked about it:

Can you tell how happy she is?  I an so excited to start making little baby things!  I will be sure to share them with you along the way!  And, Daddy Kenny is bursting at the buttons with pride!  He will be a wonderful daddy, as evidenced by what a sweet, loving husband he is! 

Have a blessed day, my friends...I am off to start making something!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Beautiful Sunday

Happy Sunday, my friends!

It has been really pretty this weekend...lots of sunshine and warmer temps...makes me happy to know that Spring is almost here!!  I have been busy with my Picadilly paper pad from Basic is full of cheerful colors and designs - one of those little things that makes me smile!  Here are a few examples:

I just seem to feel more like creating when it is bright and cheerful, know what I mean? 

Have a wonderful day!