I have my mother’s day & father’s day cards completed, thanks to the His & Hers class. Jennifer made a card with partial die-cutting for day 4 and I basically CASEd her design. The first one uses the circles from PTI’s Sketched Shapes Die and the sentiment is from the Handy Hardware set. All papers are from My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side 6×6 pad.
For my mother-in-law’s card, I used papers from Fancy Pants Park Bench 6×6 pad and dies from Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies. The sentiment is from the WPlus9 Special Lady set. I used Smooch Spritz on both cards but instead of flicking it, I touched the tubing to the card. You can get different sized blobs depending on the amount of liquid on the tip. A whole lot easier to control than spritzing or flicking!
And here’s our little princess, from 7 days old to 7 years old. Where did the time go?! Elisia is holding the party favor that we gave her guests, a rice krispy treat star wand and bracelet with a blingy crown charm.
And I wanted to show you the beautiful cake that her long-time babysitter and family friend ordered for her party. Happy birthday to my sweet girl!
Almost 2 weeks ago, we headed to Fredericksburg to check out the wildflowers. It’s been about 2 years since we had a really good showing so I was excited to see how things would look with all the good rain that we’ve had. And I wasn’t disappointed! Here’s a big field filled with pretty flowers. I don’t know the name of the lavender flowers but it was breathtaking to see so many in one spot.
Next we headed to the Willow City Loop where we found lots of beautiful bluebonnets.
Of course we had to snap a photo of little Miss Elisia:
And then we asked someone to take a photo of us together:
Afterwards we met up with some church friends for a birthday bowling party. Elisia was the only kid in the group but she enjoyed having her own lane to play. I didn’t bowl since I didn’t want to take the risk of messing up my wrists again (tendonitis) but I enjoyed hanging out with our friends. It was a great way to spend a pretty Sunday in March.
I have done very little scrapbooking the last 4 months or so. I was looking through one of my daughter’s scrapbooks to remind myself of why I got into scrapbooking to begin with and I came across this layout:
Elisia was about 2 1/2 in these photos and was getting her first haircut in a salon. She LOVED the whole experience and the stylists kept commenting on how still she sat. I admit that I was shocked to see her hair straight when her stylist finished. I love her curls and was worried that they wouldn’t come back. I was so relieved to see them the next day!
So I vow to make time for scrapbooking again. While I love making and giving cards, there’s nothing like looking back through our scrapbooks, reliving little & big memories.
It’s been about 2 months since I have done a layout because I have been on a card-making frenzy. Well this month’s Hero Arts challenge theme got me thinking about spring and how it brings rain and the occasional rainbow. And of course the rain brings beautiful flowers. And this was born:
Stamps: Hero Arts Dots & Letters/Clouds/Color Me Flowers/Big & Small Flowers; CS: Bazzill; EP: Stampin’ Up!; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark Dazzle; Chalk: Pebbles; Ribbon: The Paper Studio; Pearls: The Paper Studio & Hero Arts; Markers: Copics (B24. G07, Y15, TR68, R27); Stickles: Diamond; Foam adhesive
I would like to tell you that it all came together effortlessly. Unfortunately that was not the case. I originally used adhesive for the ribbon rainbow. After the 20th time of readhering because parts of it would pop off, I decided to use my sewing machine. After all, I rarely use it for clothing so why not put it to use on my layout. Note to self: adhesive and sewing needles don’t go together. I can’t tell you how many times my thread broke while trying to sew the ribbons. What should have been a 5 minute task took almost 30 minutes. Have I mentioned I don’t like sewing?
So after my grand accomplishment, I thought I would go ahead and stitch down the pleated ribbon on this card that I made last month:
I was so happy when I got to the end of the ribbon without any thread breaking when I realized that I had forgotten to open up the card before sewing. Yes, please slap me up side the head because I deserve it.
And after such a productive night, I went to bed before I had a chance to sew my fingers together.