Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You're too Kind

This is a Thank You card I made using... guessed it, more of the Tissue Paper Technique! This was also the first card I used Delightful Doilies on.

I also have to share a family picture we had taken a couple weeks ago.
It's so hard to get the boys to smile when we are outside, they are way to interested in looking around at everything to care about smiling! We took the pictures at our photographers farm and she had her 3 kiddos jumping around and waving burp rags in an attempt to get the boys to look towards the camera!

In other news, my best friend, (the one who surprised me by flying in from California when the boys were born) had her daughter yesterday! I wish I could be there to meet Miss Alexis! Congratulations, Kari and Jeff!

Enjoy the day!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The boys at 13 weeks

Last week, I was editing some pictures I had taken of the boys and I realized how fed up I was with my point and shoot camera. After a few days of telling Andrew how badly I wanted a new one, he broke down and we went shopping on Friday to pick one out. We settled on the Canon Rebel T3 and so far, we LOVE it! Even though we barely know how to use it, we are still getting some amazing pictures of the boys. Here are a few shots from today...

The weather here is brutal - hot and humid with no sign of a cool down in the near future. We have spent most of the weekend in our air conditioned house. Today, we needed something to do, so we decided it was time to bust out the pool we bought for the boys. We set it up in a shaded area of our back deck and got the boys changed into their adorable swim trunks for the first time.
They wouldn't flash us any of those adorable smiles, there was just too much to take in between being outside and in the pool, but they seemed to enjoy it! I have a feeling we will be spending more time out there in the coming days.

Hope you are finding ways to stay cool if you are in this heat wave too. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Happy Together

Just a quick post today to share a card I made for my best friend and her husband for their 5 year Wedding Anniversary.
Yup, that's more of the Tissue Paper Technique on the green strip with the Modern Basics stamps. (I can't stop using that technique, it's becoming an addiction!) I also used Color Couture Volume 4, Fancy Flourishes and some Rustic Jute Button Twine.

We had so much fun celebrating with Jeff & Kari on their hot & humid wedding day!
It sure is amazing how quickly 5 years can go by!

It's hot and sticky here this weekend too, so we are enjoying a couple low key days in the air conditioning with our boys. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend as well!


Monday, July 11, 2011


A little over a year ago, some of our good friends had a daughter and they named her Bea. Sadly, she had Trisomy 18 and her life on earth was short. She now lives on in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to have known and loved her. A few days before her first birthday, her parents were at our house and her mom happened to look through one of my PaperCrafts magazines. A card made by Betsy Veldman featured a sentiment from the Papertrey Ink With Sympathy: Loss of Child stamp set. She wrote the sentiment on a Post-It. I had been trying to figure out what to get them in honor of Bea's birthday so as soon as they left, I got to work on this...
Sorry about the glare, I didn't have the time (or the patience) to take the frame apart and remove the glass for the pictures!

I used the tissue paper technique again, but this time I applied the tissue over some PTI & Basic Gray patterned papers. And since I don't own the PTI stamp set with the sentiment, I printed it onto cardstock instead. I used Raspberry Fizz ink and a stamp from Dot Spot to add some pink to some chipboard letters I had in my stash.

Enjoy the day!