Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You Make My Heart Happy...

I have been trying to figure out a way to really make my blog something special for me, so it doesn't feel so much like something I HAVE to do, but more something I WANT to do. It was seeming like a tedious task, and I often contemplate whether it is even worth it.

But then today I came to the realization that I don't keep a journal and although I used to be better about writing the funny things down that my kids said/did, I have not been very good about that in the last year. I always wanted to be sure I had them when it came time to scrap their pages, and since I hadn't scrapped in quite some time, I guess I just kind of fell-off-the-wagon so to speak :-)

At lunch today I had one of those "light-bulb" moments - that's it, the perfect way to look back and remember how funny my kids really are (because let's face it, they won't be this cute forever!) *SMILE* So, I will start including some funny things my kids did or said from the day/week, depending on how often I find the time to post and how funny they really are :-). Stay tuned...

Now for my latest project... I made this card for one of my mothers-in-law; yes, I have three, but amazingly they are all great - how blessed am I! I was so pleased with this card, I hope she likes it. She isn't likely to check my blog, so I can share this even though she hasn't received it.

This was the first time I used anything made from felt on any of my projects. I am addicted!!! I cut the felt with my Cuttlebug and Nestabilities and even used a hole punch - super easy actually! I used three different stamp sets on this card, another first for me, I am so proud... and I LOVE this color purple! I never thought I was a purple person, but this shade is PERFECT!

What I used:
Paper: White and Plum Pudding (Papertrey)
Stamps: Simple Little Things, Polka Dot Basics, Beautiful Blooms (all Papertrey)
Ink: Plum Pudding (Papertrey), Craft White (SU!), Spring Pansy (Versamagic)
Accessories: White Felt, eyelet (American Crafts), brad (MM), Nestablities, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Flower Dies, Ribbon Plum Pudding (Papertrey), 1/8" hole punch

Funny Moments...
My son got in trouble AGAIN today for hitting his sister, so I decided that would mean that she would get the little sweet treats that were supposed to be his for the day (they usually get two little pieces throughout the day). His face - majorly confused. He tried to make sense of this, but in his mind this was completely ridiculous! After some dismay, he went to his sister, had a little talk (not sure what he said as he whispered in her ear), said he was sorry and came back to me a few minutes later. He says, "I'll make you a deal (his favorite line at 4)... she said she doesn't want my candy, so how about you give it to me and I will make her take it!" I had to laugh out loud! He was so sincere and adamant about it! Needless to say, no one got any candy yet today!

Sweet Moments...
I am sure many of you are familiar with the fruit and vegetable dilemna many of us face with our kids. My son is no exception. So today I told him he had to eat half of a banana before he could have yogurt. He wasn't happy at all. So, I said (with a huge smile and big eyes!) "how about if I put a little chocolate syrup on top and it would be like a chocolate covered banana?" He said, "Ok, that sounds good." He took his first bite and said "Mommy, you make my heart happy" - love that kid! He makes my heart happy!

Enjoy your day! Make every moment count!


The Patterson 5 said...

Thank you for your encouraging words on my frustrated blog post today. You made me feel better!
I love your card for one of your mother in laws! I know she will treasure such a thoughtful card. I love what your son said, "You make my heart sing!" What a sweetie!

Chatty Kelly said...

Loved your kid comments. I can relate to that because I cannot relate to the crafting! I am craft challenged. I'm so impressed with your work.

Anonymous said...

Hi Kacey,
I stumbled upon your blog thanks to our other blogging friends! Love your cards! You are so creative!
VK (Your MOPS Publicity Buddy)

Barb Schram said...

Hi Kacey! Love the felt and the tips you gave! I have yet to try much felt on my creations.

Love the pics of your kids and the stories! Aren't kids so wonderful?