Today is Allie’s 14th birthday! Happy Birthday sweet angel! Here she is at 3 months old and today as she turned 14 (with her best friend Eliana)
Thought I would pop in a share some really cool news….The cards I created a couple of weeks ago with the April Citrus Tree Studio kit were featured on the Making Memories blog and Facebook page today. What an honor. Thank you Jenny! If you want to purchase the same items I used then hop on over and get your “Butterfly Skies” kit from CTS before the are all sold out.
Today is my oldest teen’s 17th Birthday. Happy Birthday my sweet Amanda! Here are photos of when she 6 months old and today as she turned 17…
I’m also honored to be on a committee that is planning a farewell part for two faculty members at my daughters’ school who are leaving after 20+ years of service. The party is the day before Mother’s Day, and we’re expecting over 200 guests! On top of that we’re in the midst of preparing for a huge remodeling project. Needless to say I’ve had little time to play with my craft supplies, which is why I am grateful for this April kit from Citrus Tree Studio featuring the 8×8 Making Memories Flutter collection. Here’s the kit:
The trim and stamps are from my stash but the kit comes with all sorts of pretty doo-dahs and coordinating alphas.
It’s been a busy week. My friend’s mom passed away unexpectedly last weekend and I’ve been wanting to spend lots of girlfriend time with her. They were so close and if there is any beauty to be seen in this situation, it’s her attempt to extend the bond they shared even after her mom’s death. I’m also working on a term paper that’s due tomorrow night; this ought to be interesting…I’m not quite suer how that’s going to happen but – oh well…I guess I’ll just go with the flow…Hope you’re all doing well.
I’ll leave you with a few things I’ve been dabbling with.
These layouts are from the February Citrus Tree Studio kit. Here’s a photo of the kit:
and here’s my 2 layouts. Very simple and clean…I’m starting to dig that style right now.
and this will be a gift for my sweet friend who just lost her mom:
and lastly this is a decorated tin with a little mini inside to remind me of how beautiful nature is this time of year (I’m studying Wordsworth in school so I’m kinda on a nature kick right now). I’ll post more pics when I’ve decorated the enclosed mini.
That’s it for now. By the way, I want to thank you all for your sweet comments. I love hearing from you and I’ve enjoyed visiting your blogs as well. You guys are so creative and fun to visit. See you in a few days!
PS. Prima is having a DT call…so all you Prima lovers out there…start your engines!
Was playing with my new Prima stash today. These new papers are amazing! I’m trying my best NOT to hoard this stuff but resistance is futile….right? I used a bit of the Strawberry Kisses, Raspberry Tea and Shabby Chic lines on the layout below, and I ordered them from HERE
Here a a few close-ups:
I love Easter! It’s a time of celebration and prayer at our house so I usually opt for Christian-themed decor, instead of the usual bunnies or chicks, but this year I found a couple of really cute projects I wanted to try. Truth be told, my original plan was to make a few handmade cards with my new Prima stash, and a centerpiece for my kitchen table (Martha Stewart had some great Easter craft ideas on her site HERE), but that bright idea went right out the window when Saturday rolled around and I still hadn’t started anything. So I made these little baskets instead. They were fun to do and looked great as favors on our dinner table. I also made a few with a more masculine feel for all the adult men (they appreciated that!). You can see the how-to HERE – thanks Melanie for telling me about this site! (FYI – I used “Chinet” drinking cups instead of the Solo brand that is recommended in the video – couldn’t find the Solo cups).