Sunday, March 30, 2008

One more for the Night.

It seems I don't post for a while (sorry), and then I get lots all at once. I have a few other things to share, but I'll save them for later.
Normally on Friday's I do my Feline Friday post. However, this week got the better of me, and well, it didn't even get done until this afternoon. I didn't even have enough time to post before heading back out the door. So here it is. You should recognize a little influence from one of my favorite Bloggers, Julia. I love her cards!! Can't say that enough. This is this weeks card, focusing on the verse from Proverbs 4:7, which encourages the reader to seek after Wisdom and Understanding above all else. The card used some of my favorite colors,and scraps. I love Aqua, and I had to play with a few new goodies. I love making cards because it is such a fun, quick way to experiment with techniques and design.

Thanks for stopping by. Always glad you came!!


TAGGED!!! (by Jen)

So this is my first TAG. So here it goes!

This is what people want to know (I think?)

---Okay so the rules are...

Link to the person who tagged you, and post the rules on your blog.
Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.--

Fact #1
I am the oldest of four, and I am the only girl. Here's the weird part, (don't really like that word, but..) I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN myself. Oldest is a girl, then three boys. I remember being told by my brothers when we were expecting any day to meet our fourth child, that if it wasn't a boy, well, we got it wrong! They were having such a fun time with that. They are great uncle's!!!
Fact #2 (we'll see how far I can get?)
I went to Africa when I was 16 for almost 7 weeks. Was proposed to even before I left the airport! What 16 year old gets proposed to? Then twice more before the trip was over. First two weren't really serious, but the third one kind of scared me a little!!
Fact #3
My birthday is on SEPTEMBER 11.
Fact #4
I LOVE my MOTHER IN LAW!!! I wish that were more common.
Fact #5
I miss our little MR2!! I have always told my DH that I loved driving that car just as much as he did. We took that little car for a little two week drive. It was so much fun. And he let me drive as much as he could, it's torcher for him to sit in the other seat. I drove that car for almost three years, every day to work. I loved everyminute of it. When we found out we were expecting our first, life changed. Happy to do it, but it was only a two seater, so where are you suppose to put a car seat? This car sat, and sat, and sat, and sat, until my DH finally sold it to someone who would have the same love for it. I was just as sad to see it go. Here's one of the layouts I did (long time ago, as you can probably tell). But was such a fun car, that's all I can say. We've even talked about renting one, taking it for another little road trip?

Fact #6
There's something about elephants!! Once when my DH and I were dating, a friend (who was a really joker) asked me to mouth the words "elephant shoes" to my DH from across the room. (note: I'm real gullable sometimes) So I did. Found out it looks likes "I love you" when you do that. ( You might already know this, but remember this was some 10+ years ago! LOL Anywho, it kinda stuck for us. Infact the card that my husband used to propose had two elephants on it. (so romantic, right? YUP!!!) So here's the "weird" part, (remember, I don't really like the word "weird"). First day of being married, we were driving out of town, headed down to Waterton National Park. (It's so beautiful there!!! We were there in May, and it was like a Ghost town, only newly married couple there. Got realy treated well. Anywho...) As we were leaving the city, this newly married, blissful couple, were enjoying being together and heading somewhere. As most passengers do, you look out at the scenery around you. As I looked up into the clouds, I could see what appeared to be the shape of an elephant. And just to make sure it wasn't my giddy, emotional self, I ask my DH to take a look. He too could make it out. I still remember that, and how something so little could be so comforting at the same time. Coming from a broken home, I am sure my Heavenly Father knew there would be storms ahead, and gave this little sign to me as a reminder. It has remained a blessing to me still. I should also mention that because of the endearment that elephants have had to us, I found some stuffed ones before we got married. My wonderful mother-in-law helped take the scraps from my wedding dress and make one for the little elephant couple. Everyone thoght it strange at the wedding. We never really explained it to everyone. But we knew they were there. And guess what......I scrapped them too. And they are up in our bedroom closet still to this day.

And here we are with Fact #7 (and I didn't think I could do it,HA!)


Oh, how about when I was pregnant with my first, my DD kicked my so hard that my DH felt it on his side of the bed!!! It was amazing!! She was active in, and is still just as active out!! (not really a surprise, considering that the scripture says, He forms us in the womb) But that was a moment that stand out!

So there you have it.
And I don't know why spell check isn't co-operating. Just as well. I got one more thing to share before the night is over.


I am tagging Trish!

A new place for my good friend TRISH.

My good friend Trish has switched sites, and I love her new place!! I encourage you to go pay her a little visit, and maybe drop her a friendly line. Here's her new address, I've also changed it on the side.


Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Wishes

Found this quote:

"I asked Jesus ... "How much do you love me " And Jesus said ... "This much." Then He stretched out His arms and died."

- Unknown

But it doesn't end there, HE rose three days later, and my sins are forever payed for!!! There is NOTHING sweeter.


Monday, March 17, 2008

It's been a SWEET night!!

What a beautiful day, and a sweet night. Kids broke out the construction paper, scissors and markers. Used some of my CTMH boxes and made themselves cars. So while they were playing and getting along very well, I decided to finish the project I had started yesterday afternoon.
I decided to make a little gift pack of 20 or so cards for someone really special. I know she will be in need of some "thank you" cards in mass quantities. And even though 20 doesn't sound like much. Any papercrafter will tell you otherwise. Yet somehow it still seems like so little.
So I started yesterday afternoon in between church services,and just finished them up. (of course in between that I slept, ate, vacuumed, schooled the kids, put them to bed etc..... So don't think it took me THAT long to make them,LOL)
I was a wonderful time with my DD "B" who helped me. Even my son thought it was really cool to watch my score down my black paper in my cutter. SO much so that he wanted to try when I was done, and was thrilled beyond belief when I gave him my scraps!! It takes so little to make them happy sometimes. Tonight it was cardboard boxes and scraps!! So it was a sweet night!! I love night like that.
Last night was really sweet too!!! I was treated out to a wonderful dinner with Trish (she's bookmarked on the side there). What a blessing a true friend from the Lord is!!! It refresh your very soul.
So here's the little pack of cards I did. All products are Close to my Heart, with the exception of the little flower.
Wishing you a sweet night too!!


Friday, March 7, 2008

Feline Friday #3

It's working out really well to do these on Friday night. After a full week of homeschool, chores, errands, etc... I don't feel bad if the kids watch a little video while I work next to them in the craft room. It's a nice way to unwind and relax a little. Tonight they are watching a Lassie video and eating popcorn.

Hope you are enjoying your Friday night too.


Thursday, March 6, 2008

Around here........

things are never dull with four lively children!! LOL. (if you didn't know, we homeschool). I have one son who loves quiet, well, at least when he's doing his school work. With a younger 4yr old, not in school, he is allowed to play (as quiet as I can get him) while the rest of us do school. My four year old does fabulously well though for having to "stay put" and do his best to keep quiet. So my son decides that it is still too loud. He left the room briefly, and when he came back he had these on.........

Hey!! A boys gotta do what a boys gotta due!!! LOL

I give him credit though. He solved the noise problem well. Now, if he could only hear ME!!LOL