Sunday, August 23, 2009

Floral Birthday Card

Good Evening! I can't believe it's Sunday night already. What a crazy weekend this has been. The weather has been extremely hot and humid here in New England lately and our Air Conditioner decided to break down yesterday morning. I'm not sure who is more upset, the dog or my husband! LOL Neither of them like the humidity very much. Although, truth be told, I'm not too happy about it either. ;)

I had some plans to work in the Craft Room this weekend. I needed to create a few cards for upcoming birthdays but when I went in to pull out my paper and decide what to use for supplies I noticed that one of the shelves had collapsed onto some tools! So between having to reorganize my supplies and being incredibly warm I didn't get any cards made this weekend. Not cool.

I do, however, have a card to share with you today. I started this card before we left on vacation and completed it earlier in the week. My niece Ashley celebrated her 19th birthday on Thursday! How exciting for her! Here is the card I made and mailed out to her.

I thought the colors and paper were so feminine. The pattern paper is from Sarapapers, something I found on sale at Michael's. The tag was part of the booklet. There are several coordinating tags. The scalloped paper framing the roses is Sweet Blush from PaperTrey Ink. I couldn't believe how well this color coordinated with the pattern paper. What a lucky break! The sentiment on the tag is from PaperTrey Ink's Birthday Basics. I am so in love with that font!! The strip of ribbon is from my stash.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today, I hope you enjoyed your visit.


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Back From Vacation

Good Evening All!

We are back from vacation and what a wonderful vacation it was! The weather was perfect especially since our summer here in New England has been far from "normal". We spent a great deal of time between the pool and the beach. Truly heaven!

Today was a pretty busy day getting ready to go back to work and all. There was laundry (and lots of it), dishes, vacuuming, and grocery shopping. Plus we got the camper cleaned out and moved back into it's storage spot in the driveway.

Since I don't have any "crafty" pictures to share I thought you might enjoy a picture of Danforth Bay. This is the lake we stayed on.

Beautiful isn't it?

Hopefully I'll be back next weekend with something more crafty to share. In the meantime, enjoy your week!


Sunday, August 2, 2009

More Birthday Cards

Hello! I have officially completed my first week back at work. It was kind of a long week! I really think that once I gain a better understanding of the project and the companies processes I will like working there. The commute on the other hand ... let's just say it's not quite what I was expecting.

Anyway, here is a card I made for my neice's birthday. She and her friend will be joining us on our annual camping trip to Danforth Bay in Freedom, NH next week. It should be a lot of fun! These girls always keep us laughing!

The polka dot pattern paper and the floral strip of bling are from the Nana's Kids pack by Die Cuts With A View. The solid papers and rhinestone's were one's I had on hand and the flowers are by Prima. The birthday sentiment is from Mega Mixed Messages by PaperTrey Ink. This card is 5.5 x 5.5 and I had a hard time with the envelope, especially since I ran out of 12x12 white cardstock! So I've decided to just hand-deliver it and be done with it! LOL

Thanks for stopping by! I may not be able to post next weekend since we will be away on vacation but I'll try.

Have a wonderful week!