Sunday, August 22, 2010

Wild Baby card

This card was made for a baby shower, I loved the swirls on this background stamp, I think it really dresses it up. For this card I used, So Saffron, which I think is a really good baby card color, then I used Dusty Durango for the background stamp French Filligree. The lion is from the retired set In the Wild. I really like that set still. My standard "go-to" for baby cards is to use the giraffe from that set- when the gender is unknown. So this was a bit stepping out for me. Let me know what you think.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Happy First Day!

Happy First Day of School! Yahoo! Actually, summer seemed short but it's time to start back to school for us. I made this, inspired by my friend Marilyn. Thanks Marilyn- So, we have a good friend who taught Kindergarten with us last year, that is still at our school, but teaching in a different hallway, and grade level this year- this is a surprise for her. Hopefully she's not peeking, if so, well she'll know I was thinking about her last night and thought it would be fun to wish her a fun first day in her new class! She's awesome!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

sad and thoughtful

We traveled back to Barrow Friday night. It is always quite the trip. We were tired and ready for some down time, when we realized we had no hot water. So, the next day DH tried to fix it, several different ways and trips out to the only builder store in our area here. Finally we had to just replace it. We got the last one they had. Along the way, one of our friend's flagged us down and told us about our son's close friend who had died in a boating accident the evening before. It was so shocking, and sad. He was such a good friend to our family and our son. They're 13, and have been in class since first grade. Both boys were getting ready to have birthdays next month, but he won't get to start 8th grade. School starts for the rest of his classmates next week, and he will be greatly missed. I will miss his big smile, and his sense of humor. I will miss walking in the door on Friday afternoons from a long week of working with kids to the sounds of shouts and gunshots, having my son and his two friends shooting "Nazi Zombies" on his Xbox. Then they'd stay over and go fencing with us the next day. I feel for his parents, and sisters and brothers. I feel for my son, who's really missing him everytime he goes out to the school for football practice, and when school starts, and during PE and Band that they had together every day. I am sad that he barely got to live life, I am glad that he seemed to do everything to the fullest, and genuinely enjoyed life. He believed in God, so I have comfort knowing he is in Heaven. But, for those of us left here, especially the people he laughed with every single day, what a huge loss! Heaven must have been getting pretty dull, and needed a star like him.
This is the second close friend my son has lost tragically. I worry about him too.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

I got to do some stamping too!

This is a card I got to make this summer. It's a case from a talented demonstrator in Montana. It took some playing around with colors and since it's a two step stamping set, I really liked using the clear blocks to see where each stamp was positioned. I used Always Artichoke for the base, and Melon Mambo, and Daffodil Delight, for the flowers.

I miss my real flowers I had going in Montana. I did take some pictures of them though to tide me over. Usually there's tundra flowers here, but this year I don't see any. I can't imagine summer without flowers can you?

Baby Claire

This is more of Claire's room. I love how my sister did the letters for her name, and the vinyl flowers and talented! What baby wouldn't want a beautiful room like this? We have traveled back to Alaska, all day yesterday. Boy! I am wiped out! That trip takes 16+ hours for us. We came from sunshine, to gray skies and sprinkling here. DH had to get the internet up and going again, plus our hot water heater is being difficult, so as I was getting off the plane thinking, "Oh, how great a nice hot shower will feel..." I was sadly mistaken. No hot water yet! I will miss my sister, brother in law, and my nephews, and my sweet baby niece! We got so busy packing that we didn't make it to the state fair this year. I really wish I would have had another day somehow- but next year we will make up for it!