Friday, June 27, 2008

A Sign?

We have been thrown some curve balls this year, but despite all the turmoil, anxiety, and the unknown - we're still here! Right now I am potty training my two-year-old and I just keep thinking this has got to get better, and I know it will, but my patience is wearing VERY thin. So tonight after a crazy storm that seemed to almost come out of nowhere (much like many of the things that we have encountered this year), we saw this. This is the second rainbow in as many weeks, and I can't say that since I moved to Virginia, about 10 years ago, I have ever seen one. I felt like it was a sign! Sometimes you just have to get through the bad to get to the good. Here's to rainbows, long journeys, happy healthy families, and potty trained two-year-olds!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PTI - Acetate Blog Hop!

This is my first time joining in on all the fun with the PTI Blog Hop! I know I am a *little* late, I have two little ones who don't want to go to sleep this evening! UGH! Love 'em anyway!

Back to PTI, the challenge this month was to use acetate on your creation. I used it as the window for the bird. I couldn't quite figure out where to put the sentiment after I had the whole thing put together. Still not sure I figured it out! he-he!

My card is pretty self explanatory though. But I do want to share my inspiration with you - Pottery Barn of course. This was my inspiration for this card... You can click on the link for a better picture.

I have been saving this picture from the catalog for months and am now just getting around to using it. Candice's set Birds of A Feather spurred my imaginaton! Who doesn't love Pottery Barn?

Have fun blog surfing and enjoy the hop! Have a fabulous evening!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Hello Again!

Ok, here I am again apologizing for being a bad blogger. I really never expected some of the turns life has taken for us over the last few months. Trust me when I say blogging was one of the furthest things from my mind. So, thanks for hanging in there with me! This card is for you :-)

*** ETA: Once I saw the pic below on the screen, I felt like their was too much white space above the bird, so I added a little slit with my craft knife and some sponging over and now I think I like it better the old way :-( Oh well, too late to change it now!
I haven't had a desire to create much of anything lately. It could have had quite a bit to do with the fact that my craft area looked like it was in the middle of a hurricane still in progress! BUT... my WONDERFUL husband bought me some new cabinets for Mother's Day, which he put together on Father's Day - LOL! Here they are...and I LOVE THEM! I feel like I am in paradise! I don't need much, just new cabinets.

I needed some motivation and was blurfing and found Sarah's inspiration piece, just what I needed to get started again. I am seriously HOPING that I can make it at least a weekly update - HOPING!

I have had this chipboard bird for years, and never used any of them. I bought some fun flock months ago and never used that either - bad crafter! So, Sarah's inspiration piece forced me to finally use both and then some. I love the Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush and Kraft cardstocks from PTI - their paper is such a nice weight, well worth every penny :-)

Ok, well we are off to run in the sprinkler and paint doors - oh, what fun! Have a fabulous Friday! We are heading to a summer solstice party tonight, enjoy the longest day of the year!

What I used:

Stamps: PTI Mixed Messages and Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Kraft, Berry Sorbet, Sweet Blush all PTI, Chocolate Chip SU, Vanilla unknown
Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Staz On Timber BrownAccessories: Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and Flower Dies, Ric Rac American Crafts, Corner Rounder, 1/16" Whole Punch, Flower Thumb Punch, Rhinestones, Fun Flock in Caramel and Dimensionals

I think that's it!