Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A Mile Marker Birthday

Okay, they have to come...mile markers.  There is no way to get around them on this road of life.  Today just so happens to be a mile marker birthday for our oldest son's, or does it sound nicer to say, "our first born's" thirtieth birthday. WOW, THIRTY!  

Thirty years ago today, at 4:36 a.m., Son #1 came into this world weighing 9# 3 oz, and 21 inches long!  (I labored only 8 hours...my longest birth.)

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY SON!
MAY YOUR DAY BE FILLED WITH
LOVE AND ALL THINGS WONDERFUL!
DADDY AND I ARE SO PROUD OF YOU
AND LOVE YOU SO MUCH!  XO

(To those of you that may have seen the post where I posted his birthday card a while back...he never did see it on-line)

Friday, February 13, 2015

Cards!!!!

I was able to pass some free time with making a few cards over the last couple of weeks.

Hmm, I remember making this, but cannot remember
who I made it for!  The stamp images are Stampin' Up! along
with most of the paper.

A couple of stamping buddies came over a couple
of weeks ago.  We used this set from the Sale-a-Bration
catalog.  Everything is SU!.  The water coloring on the
bird was with the water color crayons SU! use to carry.
I made this for my card ministry.  I only needed 58 of these!
 It is based off a card I made in card club a couple of years ago.
I changed it up a bit so I could use my Post Card stamp and used
the colors I had on hand.

This card was made for Son #7's 12th birthday.
I really debated what to make for him.  No longer
a man, not quite a boy...but balloons just plan say
"CELEBRATE!"  This card was made with SU! product.
The green I believe is a retired color.




  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Double Birthday

Son #7 and I share a birthday, 39 years apart!  Today we are celebrating the 12th birthday of Son #7!  My youngest man is growing up way to fast, I know, I always say that!  He is fun, sensitive, a prankster, and thinks outside of the box!  He keeps us on our toes since he is one of three children that think way deep!

 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON!
YOU ARE A PRECIOUS SON
AND WE ARE SO GLAD GOD GAVE
YOU TO US!
 
LOVE, DADDY AND MOMMA
 
No cake for this young man!  His new favorite dessert is
Arctic Blasters Orange Ice Cream bars.  His new collecting
hobby is glass soda bottles.  He asked for IBC Cream Soda for his
drink and Extreme Sour Warheads for his candy.

His gift was a Nerf Zombie Strike.  Our family loves
Nerf gun wars.  (He wanted a BB gun, but living in the
city with a busy road behind us it did not seem like
a good idea for an adventuresome young man.)


(Sorry, no pictures of the birthday Momma.  I guess no one thought to capture me on my 51st birthday.)


Friday, January 30, 2015

Grandson E Turns Three

Okay, this post is very, very late!  Grandson E turned three on January 15th and I am just now posting it!  I feel really terrible for waiting to post his birthday!  I will not make excuses because it does not change the fact I missed the date!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY GRANDSON E!!
YOU ARE A BLESSING TO OUR FAMILY.
PAWPAW AND I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH!
HAPPY THREE!

LOVE, MAMMI

(I have pictures of his birthday I will post when I get to my computer!)

Friday, January 23, 2015

A Bit of Free Time...Sort of

I have a bit of free time before I need to fix supper, so I decided to post a couple of things I have been working. 

Sometimes sympathy cards are hard to create.  I want to send
something special, but with the person in mind.   
This is a card I made in a card club.  Kathy, you are the best demonstrator!
Your group loves you!  This will be Son #1's card for this year...
...he is turning 30 in February! (no spoilers here, he NEVER
reads my blog!)
This is the card I created for Grandson E's birthday.  It is one of
the new sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog.
I thought this fit our family perfect since we still have
nine of the fourteen children living at home! 
This card was created from an idea I had seen on
Jan Tink's blog
This is my ministry card for the month.  So far I
have 43 of these made.  I have 15 more to finish.

I am thinking I may have already posted this one previously.
I love the brayer-ing technique! (Thank you Michelle Zindorf
for so many ideas! You were a great teacher!)

This one is my favorites.  Daughter #7, age 10, made this for
Grandson E's birthday last week.  It was her creation start to finish.
I showed her how to water color with my water color crayons and
she was on her own.  She was so proud her card.  She said,
"I'm just like Mom. I think that is a good thing, right?"