Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This week has been very tough on the two of us, but it's also shown me how lucky I am to have such a wonderful and caring husband. This week Marshall has spent a considerable amount of time setting up a trust fund for Charlie's two children. Something no one asked him to do, but something we're quickly realizing how important it's impact will be on the family. I keep thinking about Charlie's wife this week, and how crushed she must feel to have the love of her life ripped away so suddenly. It just isn't fair. I'm having a difficult time wrapping my head around it. It makes me want to hug and kiss and embrace my husband every second of every day, and tell him how much I love and appreciate him. It's a huge reality check, that life is precious and sometimes too short. So, to all of my friends and family, something I should say more often: You all are awesome, and I love you!
Charlie Campbell - you will be missed by many.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I'm finding it easier and easier to participate in these super fun challenges. And the more I participate, the more I love the cards I create!!! This is the second card I created for my sweet friend I mentioned in my previous post. She needed a graduation card for a friend of hers graduating in early education. I'm not sure if this is what she was looking for, so I might end up making another card before I send them her way. I had envisioned a card a little on the juvenile side with some sweet pastel colors and cute ribbon for the occasion. Either way, I love the colors that I ended up using - so bright and summer-ey!
I can't believe I used three, count that, THREE patterned papers with this card!! Un-heard of in my world! I'm lucky if I end up using one patterned paper and a fancy ribbon, but I finally went for it and used three sheets of patterned paper out of my new DCWV Citrus Stack I bought last week. I am in love with this paper and find myself making excuses to use every piece in this pack. The stamp is from my current favorite collection - the $1 bin at Michael's, along with the ribbon. So - what do you think?
Work has been pretty crazy lately. I know I haven't really talked much about work other than that trip the DH and I took to Cali in January. I promise I'll get to it since I really do love my job and dont mind talking about it at all. But with the addition of a few new items at work, the soon approaching move to the new house, and a few random life altering events going on, I've found myself longing for a vacation away from everything these days. But alas - I can't escape my life just quite yet; maybe after we're all settled in the new house. After all, the mark to celebrate 3 years of wedded bliss is quickly approaching and even though we won't be celebrating it on the exact day this year (which will be the day after move-in day), maybe we'll be able to take a vacation of some sort shortly after to celebrate our anniversary along with the addition of our new home.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
You can't tell very well here, but the green floral paper is oh-so-sparkly!!! I just love the way this turned out. I tried something new on this card too - a 3D paper flower. It didn't turn out just as I had imagined, but I think it's pretty neat-o either way. I used a flower paper punch, and punched out about 10 flowers. After I crinkled them up a bit and then flattened them all out,I stacked them all on top of each other, poked a tiny brad thru the middle of them all, and slapped it right on top of my polka-dot ribbon. Easy as pie! That's it from me for now, I still have one more card to make for my dear friend, and a few other cards to share that I made over the past weekend.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I made this card for the TCP Tuesday blog hop, and Jen's Sketch for you to try. Two birds, one stone. Yay me! This one was pretty easy, except for cutting out my oval (and that horridly crooked bow). Now that 1/2 of our belongings are packed, I can't seem to locate my cutting mat I use to make cards on. I ended up resorting to using the lid to a Rubbermaid container, which hasn't worked in my favor yet. I really like the pattern Jen came up with, and anticipate using it again!
In House News: The closing date for our townhouse has been pushed back a month!!! It makes me a little nervous, but at the same time I'm super happy that we won't be homeless for a month now, but instead only a weekend. There are so many other positives to the later townhouse closing date like more time to pack, and less $$ spent on a storage unit but I feel like I'll be a nervous nelly up until we're officially closed on the townhouse. Well, cross your fingers!