Friday, June 22, 2007

Great Day

It was a great day here in Southwestern Ontario. The sun was out and the air was pleasant - not heavy and humid as it can tend to get up here.

I uploaded some pix from my camera today and found one of the invitations my mom and I made for my sister's baby shower. We were very pleased with the final results. We intended to do simple but I think we went above and beyond what we had planned adding brads, punches and dimensionals. The hour long task (that we agreed on) became an all night event. I don't regret a second of it though. My new niece and sister deserve to have special invitations. We ended up having a tea party and it was simply delightful. I made pretty little pink cupcakes with babies on top that I am kicking myself for not capturing on camera. At least my mom captured me making the cupcakes which shows how much fun they were to make. I know Reese won't remember he welcome party but I sure hope her mommy does.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Ready for Anything

Wow. The last 2 weeks have turned into a blur. I've had a baby shower, doctor's appointment, class, Father's Day, workshops to present, workshops to attend ... and the list continues. I'm exhausted and ready for some down time. I've made these small greeting cards for a stamp-a-stack workshop I demonstrated recently. When life gets busy, it's good to have cards like this on hand.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

New Aunt

Lot's of celebrating the past couple of weeks. My folks celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary to which I created the card for. I didn't have a lot of time, so it was simple but I was pleased with the result. I just used the Cool Caribbean paper an ink and randomly stamped heart images from Simply Said. Then I mounted the piece on Whisper White with "happiness" from Warm Words stamped underneath and some silver cord. Like I said, simple but sometimes less is more and I think it looked very elegant. My parents thought it was beautiful.
Speaking of beautiful, my family and I welcomed the arrival of my niece, Reese Carol. My sister was in labour for 36 hours - bless her heart - to bring this glorious angel into the world. She is an absolute darling, perfect in every way. I am looking forward to spoiling this little one as she has made me an aunt for the first time. Since I have a boy, who I love with every proton of my existence, it is nice to have a girl to shower with girly girlness. Welcome Reese!!!