Friday, February 19, 2010

The kids and their new stuff

I mentioned in a previous post that AJ recently turned 4. DJ will be turning 7 soon, and we celebrated with a joint birthday party last weekend. I promise to post pictures from the party soon, but today both of them (finally) got their birthday presents. We had AJ's bedding picked out, but it took a while to order and receive it. Obviously, she LOVES it!
And now, we wii. I called and looked online at every possible retailer in the greater eastern Tennessee area, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, Asheville, and everywhere in between, and no one had the wii game systems in stock. We finally decided to print a picture of a wii to present to DJ at his party, and we reserved one through our local Game Stop. It arrived yesterday, and Michael pulled an almost all-nighter getting it set up for DJ to discover when we got home this afternoon.
It was so cute because DJ saw the box with AJ's bedding when we got home from gymnastics, and he got so excited for her. He was on the phone with Michael at the time and he said to him, "Maybe my wii will come tomorrow." I told him to turn around, and when he saw it sitting there, he almost started hyperventilating.
He's already a pro-bowler!

Sweet wishes!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Valentine CASE

I had a SAS class this past Saturday. My main audience was my co-workers, but none of them were able to come. I had also invited the guests from my workshop the week before, and two attended. I CASEd this card from Tiffany Bauer for our bonus Valentine card. The one on the left is more true to her design and the one I showed my guests, but I wanted to change it up a little for the card on the right.
I love this simple design, and I think I'll be using it often in the future.

Sweet wishes!

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

Here are some cards I made in honor of today.
The one on the right was my first attempt. It didn't turn out quite how I had envisioned, but it's okay. I had the black grosgrain knots left over from a class last night, so I wanted to use them. I knew I wanted to do the embossed background the way I did, but I was thinking of adding another embossed layer; I just didn't have the kind of image I was hoping for. However, when I went in search of a fleur-de-lis image, I found my Kind Thoughts set, and went right to making the card on the left. I LOVE how it turned out. I'm giving it to the family who is hosting our youth group's Super Bowl party.

So why am I rooting for the Saints? Reason 1) I went to UGA, Payton Manning went to UT. They are rivals. I will never cheer for Payton unless he is playing against Eli. I dislike Eli more than Payton. Reason 2) I went to UGA while Matt & Jon Stinchcomb went to UGA (incidentally I also went to elementary school with them and Michael went to high school with them). Jon Stinchcomb is an offensive lineman for the Saints. Reason 3) I like New is a great place to have the ELCA Youth Gathering (check out this post and scroll half-way down). Reason 4) Hurricane Katrina and underdogs. Need I say more?

Sweet wishes!