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?"





Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration

I love to create.  I love creating cards, and my favorite company to purchase my products from is Stampin' Up!  I have two Stampin' Up! workshops a year.  When the new annual catalog comes out and during Sale-A-Bration.  SAB is the best time to earn product.  For every $50 purchase, before tax/shipping, you earn a free item out of their SAB catalog.  LOVE IT!  (want to learn more...go to www.stampinup.com.)  Also about twice a year they have an Occasions catalog that comes out.  These sets are sort of centered around specific holidays/seasons and are only available for a limited time, but so worth waiting for!!!! 

Today the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs were available to order from.  What better way to start off the New Year than with a workshop.  So tonight I hosted a workshop.  Look at these awesome cards we made!

 Both cards were made with stamps from the new Occasions catalog.  I had 7 lovely ladies in attendance and we had fun! 
 
"Love is Kindness" (pg. 32)

"Sheltering Tree" (pg. 22)


 
Thought I would share a bit of fun that cheered up our cold, snowy day!
 

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Final December Birthday

Today is the final birthday for our family for 2014.  We celebrate Daughter #1's 26th birthday!  She has been such a joy to our family and is fun to be around.  She has been so good about taking the younger nesters to her home to spend time with them.  She took Daughter #7 home with her yesterday since the teens are gone to a winter camp in Southern Indiana. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAUGHTER!
WE LOVE YOU AND ARE THANKFUL
FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY!
MAY YOUR DAY BE FILLED WITH
BUBBLES AND BALLOONS!
XO
 
LOVE, DADDY AND MOMMA

Sunday, December 21, 2014

December Birthday

Today we are celebrating Daughter #7's 10th birthday!  WOW!  How is it possible that all my children are now in the double digits?  Our tiny preemie is turning into a beautiful young lady.  She is a corker.  She comes up with some pretty witty sayings that have us laughing and repeating them at random!

Store bought icing is NOT a good icing for writing,
but was a yummy addition to a cookie cake!

D#7 has loved elephants for as long as I can remember.  So when I made
this card at a card club in the spring I knew I had to save it for her birthday!
The only downside was she was not allowed to go through my card box to look at
my cards.  So she "bugged" me quite often about her card in the box!  It became
a fun little game!
 
She finally got an Aristocat watch that she has
been dreaming over since early summer!
 
A dear friend bought and American Girl riding outfit
for her Jubilee doll.  (D#7 saved her money for a couple years
to purchase an American Girl doll.  But when looking through
a Vision Forum Catalog she fell in love with Jubilee!)



HAPPY  BIRTHDAY DAUGHTER!
YOU ARE SO PRECIOUS AND LOVED!!
MAY YOUR DAY BE BLESSED IN EVERYWAY!!
 
LOVE, DADDY AND MOMMA
XOXO

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Newest Family Photo of Son #3

Daughter-in-love #3 and Grandson U came home from the hospital today!  Son #6 and I took Big Brother K home to Mommy, Daddy, and Little Brother.  I was able to take some pictures of Grandson K meeting his new little brother for the first time!

Just a little bit of lovin'!
First time to see Lil' Brother

First family photo
Daughter-in-love #3, Son #3
Grandson U, Grandson K

Three Generations

Proud Uncle, Son #6, holding Grandson U for the first time



 
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
 Psalm 127:3