Monday, January 25, 2010

B is for Baby and Birthday

Tim and I had a baby shower on Sunday afternoon. This is the card I made. I CASED a card from DawnW1 on Splitcoast Stampers, but I changed the colors. I used SU Pumpkin Pie, Regal Rose and Whisper White, and the pattern paper is from the Designer Series Paper pack Sweet Always. I used the Just B stamp set. I also used a flower punch to make the flowers and a white gel pen and some brown ribbon for embellishment. While I was sitting at the table I also made a couple of extra cards for some little girls birthdays. It felt good to sit down and make cards, so I came home and started on some thank you cards for the mother to be.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wild About Baby Brother

These adorable picture are from 2003 when my nephew Matthew was a new born. Big sister Hannah just loved her baby brother. Baby Matthew had the wildest, stick up hair. He was so cute. Actually, he still is cute.
I used SU products for this page. The base is Taken with Teal. I also used Rose Red, Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal and Whisper White. I used the stamp set Wild About You to make the pattern paper and to cut out the animal accents.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


We are experiencing the coldest weekend of the year here in NC, and our HVAC system has died. Our house was built in 1930, so it is charming but not very tight against the weather. The old HVAC system is about 15 years old, and we've been expecting it to go for several years. And this is the year. We have a new, much more efficient, unit on order and hopefully it will be installed on Tuesday. Meanwhile, we started on a project that we've been wanting to do ever since we moved into the house. There are two fireplaces in the house, and both have been bricked in. So yesterday we took a sledge hammer to the one in the living room. It only took a few hours, and now we have an open fireplace that is ready for gas logs. We went window shopping and have a set of logs picked out. Riley and Tarzan are very curious about this new big hole in the living room. And white cats and sooty old fireplaces aren't a good mix.

I have been doing some reading, curled up in bed with the electric blanket at the cats. I read and really enjoyedThe Little Giant of Aberdeen County by Tiffany Baker. I recommend this one, it's got an interesting story and wonderful characters. Now I'm reading La's Orchestra Saves the World by Alexander McCall Smith. This is a stand alone novel, and not part of any of his series of books. I've just started and anxious to see how it is.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

New Years Resolutions

2010 is here. If I were a good blogger, I'd have New Year's resolutions and post them here. But I don't have any New Year's Resolutions. My mother might suggest that updating my blog in a timely manner might make a good resolution. Other resolutions might be read more, scrapbook more, knit more, and keep a clean house. But I shall fail at all of those, so I won't even make them resolutions. But, if you promise to keep checking my blog, I promise to try and read more and scrapbook more and update my blog more often.