Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{All Things Grow With Love}

I can't tell you how good it feels to be settled! I finished painting the interior walls that I wanted to re-paint, and I have been getting our pictures and paintings up on the walls. It really is feeling like home. I am still working on the walls of my scrap-room, but I promise to post pictures when I am done! Now on to today's card. This summer inspired card was made using the MFT (My Favorite Things) stamp set " Grow Love, Plant a Tree". The tree stamps in the set are so cute! I started out by stamping the tree, and several of the leaves. I then colored them with Copic markers, and used foam dots to stick them on the tree trunk. I also stamped the paper with the leaves and colored those as well. I love the 3-d effect. The paper is from DCWV, and I used my "Sew Mini" to add the stitching. The sentiment is from the PTI set "Everyday Button Bits" and I think it goes so well with the MFT set. I tied a small bow using SU twine, and the brads are from Karen Foster. I hope that you are having a great week! Thank you for visiting my blog today!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Baby Steps...

Wow, wow what a crazy past few months I have had! I am 16 weeks along in my pregnancy and my morning sickness has pretty much gone away. We moved into a house were we have plenty of room, and are very happy for our lives to finally be getting back to normal. This entire past year has been a difficult one for us but we made it through and things are going well. We drove from Oklahoma, to Virginia to finish getting the rest of our belongings out of our house there, and I have been unpacking, painting, and just getting our house put back together. I set up my craft room 2 days ago and this card is my first creation in our new house! I love this room, and have a lot more space then I did before. Thank you to all of you for your patience, and I really am sorry for my lack of posting, but life was just too crazy, and I never feel like making cards when I have morning sickness! The same thing happened with Cameron. lol Anyways, for today's card I used the Stampin' Up! set "Upsy Daisey" that I stamped in Melon Mambo, and Pink Pirouette. I am so happy that both of these colors made it into the new SU color scheme! I used my Stampamajig to shadow the lighter shade of pink. I love the subtle effect of the contrasting shades of pink! I hope all of you are doing well, and having a great summer. I hope to get back to much more regular posting, and commenting now that life is getting back to normal. At least until baby #2 gets here that is. Have a great day!!