Monday, December 22, 2008

A Christmas Wish...

This has truly been the craziest month of my life; I have no idea where the last four weeks have gone. It doesn't feel like a month since I last posted here. I am sorry for that, but sometimes life (or should I say God?) has a way of putting things into perspective for you since we are sometimes too slow to see it for ourselves.

Here is my month in a nutshell...We spent some time at doctors offices for my son, which turned out to be an issue with his heart. The problem, according to the cardiologist, is actually quite normal, and it is his heart's way of saying to him "Hey slow down buddy, I can't keep up!" So when he goes through a major growth spurt (almost 2 inches in three months) his heart doesn't keep up. So we are treating it as such, and now we know the warning signs.

About two weeks ago, my brother-in-law was admitted to the hospital with a strange illness. FOUR days after being admitted, they diagnosed him with Toxic Shock Syndrome, which apparently can be contracted from someone carrying Streptococcus (yes, that is the same bacteria that causes Strep throat). He has no idea how he got it, but after being misdiagnosed a few times his kidneys and liver were in failure and his lungs and heart were also in danger. This being my husband's only brother, he was with him for much of his hospital stay.

Finally, my father had surgery last week and will again next week, so no visits from the grands as expected, and it wasn't feeling like much of a Merry Christmas around here. The holidays aren't the same without any family around.

Add to all of this the current state of our economy, pending unmeployment for friends, the sadness of others as they lose loved ones, and still others who find themselves amidst a bitter divorce - the world is not looking very "glee"ful and that Norman Rockwell Christmas picture seems very different from the one I am actually experiencing. Now wonder there is do much depression in this country!

Now don't get me wrong, there were many good things about this past month too, like my son's optimistic diagnosis, craft night with the girls, Christmas decorations and music, my kids with their very own tree and hanging their "special" ornaments, my son's Christmas pageant, and of course the yumminess of Christmas cookies. And you know what I realized today, it is what we (I) make it! If I want to wallow, well my holiday will be less than memorable. But if I make the decision to rejoice in everything I have and relish the joy on my children's faces when Rudolph plays for the 300th time on the radio, then my children will see how we can come through tough times with smiling faces.

So, I don't know about you, but I am ready to say Goodbye 2008! Hello 2009; may you be a better year for EVERYONE!

Merry Christmas! I wish you all a fabulous holiday, and most of all good health in 2009!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Another Papertrey Blog Hop...

Here we are for another PTI Blog Hop. Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy!

This month's theme is "Floral Frenzy." Flowers I love flowers!!! If you look back at many of the projects I have on my blog, there is a VERY good chance that there is a flower of some sort on it, in it, or the project is it! I am so excited to be able to play along this month! I have missed it, and so needed something to exercise my mind - not to mention get it off of other things (see previous post!).

However, I am afraid that what I came up with wasn't anything too exciting. I just didn't sit down until this afternoon to do it, and by then there just wasn't enough time to execute all my ideas!

So here they are... The first one is a flower made of ribbon. PTI's very own Berry Sorbet ribbon to be exact!

Just keep looping the end over until you get something you like. I pinched the edges before putting a stitch or two in each "petal." The I added a button from Basic Grey (compliments of Beverly :-)!) to finish off the center of the flower. Pretty easy and I don't think I used more than 10 inches of ribbon. Not bad!

As for the second project, I used one of my favorite background stamps from SU! - Script. This is the one that has the Irish blessing on it. LOVE it! I stamped it in Versamagic Pearlescent Beige onto cream cardstock. I did not use PTI cream because it is too thick (a good thing!) to "bend," it creases more easily and I wanted it to be softer without cracking, so I used some cream from the Paper Company, much thinner, cheap paper for small projects like this.

After stamping the paper, I let it dry and then ran it through my Cuttlebug with the four sized flowers from Flower #1 set. Then I inked them with PTI's Dark Chocolate and curled the edges with between my fingertips.

Finally, I put a little glue between each flower die for stability since I knew I would mess with the petals again, and I added a copper brad to finish it off.

Wallah! Two different flowers in about an hour!

I can not wait to see what everyone creates tonight! I am so excited about all the new flowers I will undoubtedly learn! Have fun at the blog hop ladies!

Have a great evening! And as always, thanks for stopping by!

P.S. Sorry about the cutt off pics on the right side. If you click on the pics, you will get the actual picture. I am still learning about HTML. I will fix it later after I feed my kids :-)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails...

Well, at least that's what I think it should say. What is a snip anyway??? Anyone know?

This was a really fun and easy card that I did for my nephew who recently turned two. He is the other twin from Pennsylvania who celebrated his birthday the beginning of this month.

I sketched this layout out a while back and never made anything with it. I thought it was an unusual sketch, and it required just the right image. This little guy is a .99 stamp from Imaginisce that I picked up at Michaels a few weeks back - I am so loving our new store here...ahhhhhhh...I get lost in there.

It's all pretty self explanatory really. He is colored with Prismacolor Pencils and OMS and I added some Cinnamon Stickles to his eyes. I think he is downright cute!

I have been working on some Christmas cards for someone else, which I am almost done - YIPPEE! I haven't really started my own yet, just a few here and there that I will share in my next post. I am still trying to decide on something easy, yet elegant; after all I have about 60 to make - I need easy!

On another note, if you are a person who prays, please mention my son in your prayers. He has been having some fainting spells, which we originally attributed to Hypoglycemia when he had them about a year ago. However, his doctor has recommended that we see a Pediatric Cardiologist just to rule out anything more than that. Our appointment isn't until Dec. 1st, but a few prayers would be most appreciated.

Enjoy your weekend, and as always thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Before They Grow Too Old...

I love making my kid's costumes for Halloween. I hope to do it every year (well at least while they let me), because I know there will come a day when they will only wear store bought costumes, and then that dreadful day when there will be no more trick-or-treating.

So I figured I better get the pictures posted from Halloween at least before Thanksgiving rolls around :-P

Here are some photos of past years costumes...

My son as a chicken in 2004; he was almost 1 here...
My daughter as a flower in 2005, at 2 months old...
My son as a Deviled Egg in 2005, he was almost 3...
Both kids as Thing 1 and Thing 2 from The Cat In The Hat in 2006... (I painted the pumpkin too :-)
My son wanted to be a pirate in 2007, so his sister had to follow suit (her choice, not mine!)...
And here we have this years winners - WALL-E...

And Fancy Nancy (if you have a girl you know who Fancy Nancy is :-)...
Up until three weeks before Halloween my daughter had her heart set on being Eve from WALL-E, however one trip to the library changed everything. She read Fancy Nancy and fell in love; here was no turning back!

My son and daughter won first and second prize at our community Fall Festival. One of the judges said that he had to win first prize because somebody (insert mommy here!) put a lot of work into his costume. My daughter won second because even though they didn't know who she was supposed to be, she was just "so darn cute!" Our kids can be real charmers!

I hope you enjoyed the pictures!
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tagged and Yes, A Card!

Hi There!

I am so sorry that my posts have been so few and far between. My husband has been working long-long-long hours lately, and to be quite honest, many days/weeks I feel like a single mom - I really have a true appreciation for what they do, I can't even imgine throwing a full-time job on top of this! My husband is out of town this week, and of course we (the kids and I) are all sick. Bowling anyone? I'll offer you my head...

Anyway, my dear friend Beverly tagged me (three weeks ago! - eeeeeeek!) so I thought I would play along since I don't usually share much about me! So here goes:

The Rules:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share seven facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag seven people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Since it has been so long, I will just share my facts and not tag anyone at this point, as everyone has probably already been tagged :-)

So here are my little facts:

1. I have a bachelor's degree in English and a Masters in Counselor Education.

2. I hate the telephone! I would so much rather email, write a letter, or talk with someone in person than to ever pick up the phone. No I wasn't always this way, I could talk for hours with my friends and boyfriends in high school!

3. I went to Catholic school all my life until college. Now I am not sure if I should be Catholic anymore??? Hmmm...

4. I used to work for TV Guide magazine, however, I only made about $21K a year, so that job only lasted a year!

5. I do not like to swim in water that is also home to fish - it FREAKS me out! It's pool water only for me!

6. I love the outdoors, which if you really knew me would come as a shock to most because many people think I am too girly to like camping in a tent! My husband was amazed the first time we went and made sure to tell everyone how I did.

7. When I first met my husband he was casually dating another girl. He told me he believed in the "three date rule." If by the third date there were no feelings then he at least gave it adequate time to determine it wasn't meant to be. A few months later we had our first date (didn't go too well - he is a loud laugher, I am more reserved), then our second (also not great...met the friends and they were pretty over the top strange). Why this is important... If he never told me about his three date rule there never would have been one! It was on our third date that I saw him in a different light, and here we are ten years later!

Well, there you go, "fun" facts about me... Now for a card...

I made this one for my Goddaughter/neice for her 2nd birthday. I thought a "little" glitter might be in order :-) The only down side to glitter is it literally gets on everything, but boy is it pretty. I'm sure she enjoyed the sparkle though. Sadly, we did not get to the party (they live in Pennsylvania), which I just visited a few weeks ago for my Godson's 5th birthday. That 5+ hour trip is not fun with my "hates to travel" 3-yr old! But we do miss our family terribly and wish we could be there for every event.

On the up side, I really liked how this turned out. I used a lot of things that are so not usually my style: glitter, a gold paint pen, rub-ons, and lace. But it was a lot of fun to make something out of the ordinary! I also got to use my new curvy rectangle nestabilities - LOVE THEM!

Let's see, what's not obvious about this, well I made the flower base and inside flower with a corner rounder. I colored the curvy rectangle directly with a dew drop. Lastly, I outlined the white flower with a gold pen. Everything else should be pretty self-explanatory I think.

I now have to feed my sick kids lunch. I hope you enjoyed visiting and I so appreciate anyone who is still visiting my forgotten blog.

Have a fabulous day!

What I Used:
Paper: White and Plum Pudding PTI, lavender is Paper Company, Vellum
Ink: White Craft SU!, Versamagic Dew Drop Spring Pansy
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics PTI
Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch (with guard off), lace, American Crafts rub-ons, Gold paint pen, flowers all Prima, Gold Brads MM, Gem is from Michaels $ bin, Tiny Rhinestones $ Store, Mega Curved Rectangle nestabilities and Cuttlebug, Glitter Glue and Glitter Martha Stewart, Butterfly punch Martha Stewart

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Happy Birthday GG!

Sorry for the dark picture (if you click on it it looks better), brown on brown is hard to photograph especially with a little cream in it. I really had fun making this card. It was actually quite easy to do, and I loved every minute of it. It was so fun to sit among my crafty stuff if even for just an hour. Now I have some serious organizing to do in there, and well, to be quite honest, I am avoiding it :-P

Until I find the time to clean, this is all I have. I made this card for my grandmother (my kids call her GG for Great Grandmom) for her 84th birthday. She lives in Philadelphia so we don't see her much, but miss her terribly. She is a pretty old-fashioned woman, never drove, never remarried after my grandfather passed when he was very young. She thinks that we each get one great love and the rest is just to pass the time until we find him :-) She had her great love, no need to look for more she says. About as high-tech as she gets is her remote for her TV, so she will not likely ever see this. Nevertheless, we love you GG!

I traced the bird onto the brown CS from some chipboard I have had forever; the chipboard seemed too heavy for this card. I added a little MS glitter around the bird to dress it up a bit, and fashioned it with a flower brad with a little more glitter in the center. The vine is actually a swirly photo corner from Boss Kut. I am loving the new MAMBI paper stack I got at Michaels a few weeks ago, so my colors!

**ASIDE**Speaking of Michaels, I don't know what yours is doing, but my Michaels (yes, it's all mine!) is doing a complete overhaul. Their papercrafts department and stamps have at least quadrupled. I love it! They are now carrying more 12x12 papers by some big names, including Bazzill, Basic Grey and American Crafts. I hadn't been in there for two weeks (a record for me!), so I was super excited when I walked in there last week!

We are off for some family fun this weekend of apple picking, folk music, and lots of great food at the apple festival at Graves Mountain. At least we'll get one day of fun before my husband heads back to work Sunday to start off another six-day week. Sometimes I wish we lived in Europe or somewhere where people actually get to enjoy time off and they can take a holiday without being tied to their Blackberry or computer...ahhhhhhhh... one can dream right?

Since I haven't done a kid's funny story in a while, I wanted to make note of something my son taught me the other day. Do you watch Sesame Street? If not their is a little stint that Bert and Ernie do where they rub their tummies and pat their heads at the same time. Now, I have NEVER been able to do this, I have tried many times (I remember trying this as a kid too!) without success. So, we are eating lunch the other day and my son is doing it without even thinking about it, and I am struggling. I say "I give up!" It's just not something I am meant to do. My son says "You can never just give up mom, you can do anything you put your mind to!" (mom's words now coming back to haunt her :-) So, he teaches me that first you must rub your belly and then add the tapping of your head because if you try them both at the same time you won't be able to do it. Within seconds, WE were patting our heads and rubbing our bellies like nobody's business. Isn't it amazing what your kids can teach you?!

Take a lesson from your kids today, sometimes it is just about the fun, not about the task!

Have a super weekend!

What I Used:
Stamps: PTI Anniversary set Simple Little Things
Paper: PTI Dark Chocolate, Spring Moss and Vintage Cream, PP is MAMBI
Ink: PTI Spring Moss
Accessories: MS Glitter in Brownstone, Flower brad MM sanded and painted with MM paint in Fir Tree, Cuttlebug, Scallop Circle Nestabilities, Boss Cut Corner Scrollie Leaves, Ribbon is Martha Stewart

Friday, September 26, 2008

For A Cause...

I saw Cammie's post on Tuesday and knew I wanted to do something for this. She, through her latest release from Gina K. Designs, is giving 100% of the proceeds from her latest release to the Alzheimer's Association. She has also asked her blog readers to send words of thanks and encouragement to those who care for Alzheimers patients. This card will be mailed, along with two others to the address on her blog:
The Staff at the Artman Home
250 N. Bethlehem Pike
Ambler, PA 19002
Although I do not currently know anyone afflicted with this disease, I fear that it may be in our future. My husband's grandfather suffered with Alzheimer's. Our understanding of Alzheimer's is that it can be genetically passed on to future generations. Although there is a test to detect whether my husband will suffer with this disease, we have decided that this is not something we want to know at this point in our lives. Imagine knowing that somewhere along your journey you will begin to forget the most important people in your life and the most important events that made you who you are. I can not even imagine what the families of those with Alzheimer's go through and how frustrating a disease this is. But I pray for them and a cure in the very near future.

I pray that this disease is nothing but a definition in the medical books so that so many others never have to face the loss of a loved one who is still right in front of them.

God Bless all the caretakers, loved ones, and patients who know all too well what this disease is capable of. May you never have to encounter it!

Make it a perfect weekend!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Whoo Deserves a Thank You???

(Wise Owl) from Alli Miles back in June, and I was soooooo excited to get a chance to stamp some images from it! I'm sure my fellow stampers know how hard it is to wait for goodies to come in the mail. Alli was so good about keeping in touch and letting me know what was going on. It seems that her goodies were shipped to her, but NEVER arrived! Unfortunately, I have had this happen to me a few times - I wonder where it all goes... hmmm... Anyway, we had to wait for another set to get to her (in Canada!) and then for her to ship them to me.

I seriously LOVE this set! I am usually not a big fan of owls, but these owls are just so cute and I love that you can customize them! I think Kim Hughes' owls are so cute too - they are on my long list of things I want! I started making just one of these from the idea in my head, but then realized they would be perfect for my daughter's Thank You cards for her birthday. So, as much as I hate mass producing, sometimes it is necessary :-)

I also got to use some new Cuttlebug embossing borders on the Chocolate paper. These are so cool and I love that they add just a little something. I hadn't received my PTI Pure Poppy paper and ribbon when I made these (that was in my Happy Birthday to ME! order this month) so I used some red Martha Stewart Christmas ribbon I picked up last year on clearance. I think they came together nicely, and I am so happy to be able to cross something off my list!

Here is the inside sentiment...
We took a little drive this past weekend and it gave me some time to actually flip through those magazines, PB catalogs and CTMH books that have been stacking up. Boy do I have ideas now, I think I have finally found my creative flow (it's been missing for a while). I kept walking by my craft area and wishing something would come, but nothing ever did ;-P But it's coming back - Yippee!

We are leaving Saturday for a little fun with the kids in DC to celebrate my 36th birthday! I still can not believe I am going to be 36 - I remember when I was a kid that was really old! Doesn't feel so old these days. We plan to visit the Museum of Natural History, among other things, to see the dinosaurs and then hit the zoo on Sunday. I lived in Northern Virginia for two years and never visited the zoo, so my kids and I will be experiencing it for the first time together.

Well, I have a ton to do today while my kids nap - ahhhh, love that sound... silence...

Have a fabulous day/evening!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

What I used:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Basics, Simple Alphabet and Wise Owl sets, Fiskars - Kimberly Poloson Filigree Borders
Ink: Papertrey Dark Chocolate, White Craft SU!
Paper: Papertrey Summer Sunrise, Spring Moss and Dark Chocolate, MAMBI Patterned Paper
Accessories: Dimensionals under owl, Cuttlebug and Embossing Border, Sizzix Wingo Zingo Alpha, Cinnamon Stickles, Large scallop scissors from Dollar Tree, Chocolate ribbon from PTI, Pink and Red are both Martha Stewart, Chocolate Zig pen, glue dots

Monday, September 22, 2008

The First Day of the Rest of Your Life...

As I promised, I am FINALLY uploading some pictures of my son's first day of preschool. It feels like it was forever ago, but it's actually only been two weeks. I wish I could be on top of things, I used to be the most organized person I knew, my college friends hated me. Oh, if they could see me now, I have no idea what happened, but that is certainly not an adjective I would use to describe me these days!

The day started relatively painless as I took a few tips from my friend Mrs. P who gets everything ready the night before. I even prepared the ingredients for blueberry pancakes, of course leaving the liquid for the morning :-) So that is what he had for breakfast on the first day of school - brain food!

Isn't he cute!
Of course, his sister had to get in on the action. She WILL NOT be outdone!

I kept taking pictures of him as we stopped along the way (out the driveway, our corner, red lights, stop signs...). He was getting so sick of me taking pictures that he said, "Mom, stop taking pictures of me while you are driving, it's DANGEROUS!" Of course I had to laugh! He was a little quiet on the way, I think there was a little anxiety going on in this shot (he is so much like his mother in that way - fear of the unknown :-)

But as we pulled into the parking lot, or should I say "carpool lane", this big, bright smile came across his face. He was so excited, he was hopping from backseat to front seat to back seat again - it was so cute! I was so happy to see that, I needed to see that.

I was really proud of myself that day. I told myself I wasn't going to cry, but I felt it starting as we drove there. I wouldn't let the tears come out of my eyes though. Then when he got out of the car, I thought "Oh God, here they come!" I shed a tear from each eye before my daughter started singing a song from the backseat about how her brother is leaving her and never coming back... that obviously made me laugh out loud!
At the end of EVERY school day the kids line up to ring the old fashioned school bell out front. It is really cute to see the little ones do it, they can barely budge it. My son has come to think of the bell as a rope swing, so I have to closely monitor his ringing skills, or should I say swinging skills??? :-)

Hope you enjoyed the pictures. I will have something crafty tomorrow - yes, two days in a row, can you believe it!
Have a fabulous day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Princess Is What You Were Meant To Be...

To think I almost sold this set without ever even using it! Well, thankfully I hadn't parted with it {yet} because I had to make a birthday card for a five year old who is VERY much a Princess. This was perfect for her!

And of course every princess must have a little sparkle in her life, so I piled on the stickles and glitter. This is probably the "sparkliest" (is that a word? :-) card I have ever made. Really not my style (if I even have one), but I can do sparkle when the need arises. I actually enjoyed making this card with all its sparkle. My son thought it was "cool," while my daughter said "oooooo, that's pretty mommy!". This coming from the child who deliberately touches every glittery thing in Michaels just so she can have "pretty hands." Ahhhhh, the little things...

We have been pretty busy around here the last week. I thought having one in preschool would make life slow down a bit, but that hasn't happened at all. But that's okay, I'd rather be running mad than bored out of my mind - we don't like to stay put around here :-)

Speaking of preschool... I have a few pictures to post from my son's first day. He was so cute! Now where are those pictures?...

Have a fabulous Monday! Thanks for stopping by!

What I Used:
Stamps: SU! Pretty Princess, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: PTI Lemon Tart and Berry Sorbet, Basic Grey Two Scoops
Ink: Staz On Jet Black, PTI Berry Sorbet
Accessories: Diamond and Fruit Punch Stickles, Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, SU! Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Niji Waterbrush, Dimensionals, Cuttlebug with Oval Nestabilities and Bloom Dots Embossing folder, Mini Scallop scissors, Organza ribbon

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I Finally Stamped... Something...

This was tough! I hadn't been able to really do much of anything creative for the last few weeks, so when I finally sat down to create, boy was it hard! I had no idea where I was going with this, but I had to start somewhere, so I pulled one of the very first stamp sets I ever bought out, and believe it or not I have never used it before now! I loved it when I got it, but then I quickly bought something else, and then something else, and yet I still couldn't let this one go. So here it is, my very first creation using Art Warehouse Stamps!

It's a start; nothing fancy, but a start!

Fairly simple to produce, had I actually known what I was doing with it. But as it was it took me a few hours of walking away and coming back. You would think it should be fabulous as much as I played with it. Oh well, it is what it is! We all have those days and those creations!

Well, my son starts preschool tomorrow and I am trying to get myself into a routine, so I am off to prepare snacks for the week and get all of my belongings by the door so we can be off without a hitch (yeah right!).

Hope you all have a fabulous Monday! I am just hoping not to cry when my little man gets out of the car for his very first day :-( I know he will be fine, but he has been with me exclusively for the last three years, it's just hard to let go...

What I used:
Stamps: Art Warehouse (Interactive Graphic Flowers), Autumn Leaves (Elegant Flourishes), Papertrey Ink (Mixed Messages)
Paper: Kraft Papertrey Ink, Black ?
Ink: Pallette Noir, Papertrey Berry Sorbet
Accessories: Bracelet Bling from Michaels for center of flower, Sakura White Gel Pen, Dimensionals, Ribbon, Silver cord, Cuttlebug and Tag Die

Thursday, September 4, 2008

She'll Always Be My Baby...

My little one just had her third birthday and I am still having a hard time believing she is three! You know how there are some things you can just remember like it was yesterday and yet you can't remember what you had for dinner last night? I really do remember everything about the births of both of my children - I don't know how considering the amount of drugs I was on and the length of my labors (over 24 hours with my son and over 13 with my daughter even though she was induced!). But I think mothers just have the ability to endure and remember the most wonderful moments that life has to offer.

The reason I am sharing so many pictures with you here on my blog is because all of our family lives in various parts of the United States, not to mention some friends who are overseas - Hey Vic! :-) - still fighting a war. So, I wanted to capture as many moments as possible so each grandparent could see her opening their gifts and so everyone could see how happy she was on her special day.

Even though her celebration was small, we had a fun day. We went to Burger King to meet a friend and her son for lunch and some crazy kid fun in the play area, then we had a nap (I needed that time to blow up balloons and hang up decorations), followed by play time with daddy, pick up her ice cream cake with Coco (her new stuffed dog) and daddy, some pizza (her request for her birthday dinner), and some party fun with our neighbors! That's enough for a three-year old if you ask me!

It's sometimes sad to see that all of their birthday presents come wrapped in either brown paper or brown boxes; that reminds me of how lonely these special days can be if we let them. Which is why my husband and I try to make them extra special for the kids. She loved her birthday and all of her gifts! I guess you can't miss what you never had!

Here she is in all her glory with a few of her new prize possessions...

Her first Strawberry Shortcake dolls...
A handmade card from Mana (my mom)...

Her new "he-haw" hat (her words :-)...
Money from G.G. (my grandmother)...
Her new dog "Coco" from Paw-Paw Gary and Grandma Connie,(she named him right away and we have no idea where the name came from)...
Her favorite "Princess" hat and her favorite brother (OK, ok she only has one brother :-)...
And the piece de resistance (read in French, I have no idea how to make those little accents :-p ), the ice cream cake that makes everybody happy...
Thank you all for making her day so special! She is one lucky little girl! Here is a kiss...
until we see you again!
Happy Birthday Little One!
Much love,

P.S. For my fellow stampers who may be visiting, I finally got some time to stamp. I actually have some things to share and will post later. Thanks for stopping by!