Friday, February 27, 2009

SEE, I really do have kids besides Tina...

and I have the photographic evidence to prove it. We took the kids ice skating on Saturday and I could shoot at will. Mariah was the only difficult one and kept hiding her face. The photo I chose looks like her very helpful brothers were keeping her from falling. BUT, her brothers were actually having Tina get out of the way (see her scooting under their arms?) so they could build up speed with her and then let go so she smashed into the glass wall...ahhh, kids. I will spare you that one and instead show you one I don't have a negative for but just scanned to print and use for our latest adoption portfolio. Ahhh, they did it back then, too...
My cards are mostly from my latest favorite CTMH stamp. I lovelovelove it...C1340 Aspiration from the Spring 09 Idea Book. It's very versatile. Here I have used it for a sympathy card and then a thank-you. I am going to use it today to make some female birthday cards. The other card is a total Bella CASE...I wish I could remember who made it first, but I LOVED the idea to pop bella's belly. My beautiful niece Kelsey just told us she is expecting her first, so I used the opportunity to break out my preggobella. (Sorry, Ariana, I didn't have it when you were expecting...I am working on some baby albums for you--love aunt holly)
Thanks for looking!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

Made this card for my DH...very romantic, don't ya think!! Well, I do!! I hope that when we are this old next year, we are still this much in love :o) I am posting this a day early because I have plans all day on Valentines Day (don't gasp...I have plans!!) and they don't include my husband or kids (you can gasp now!!) DH and I are celebrating tonight at the Melting Pot in Southlake with the very fun Mulrooneys!! Its a tradition now...we will have done it two years in a row. But tomorrow, Daryle is taking me somewhere. I remember vaguely that we are picking a friend up at the airport but I pretty much remember nothing after I will get you and we will go to starbucks and Shawn will have the kids all day!!
Hope y'all are having a happy day, too!!

Card is for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #68
and satisfies Kathea's challenge and Rhonnies at the DS2 cyber crop weekend
PP and ink CTMH
Markers copic
flowers Prima
brad MM
chipboard clocks Heidi Swapp

OOHHH, Enforced Blog Candy!!

I was one of the first five people on Tammy Hershbergers blog, so I get a homemade surprise from her (and I LOVE her stuff!!) So now I get to make five homemade surprises for the next five people who post to my blog. All you have to do is link back to my blog and post the same offer on your blog :o)
I plan to do these quickly and get them out...I am planning, hoping, praying to be too busy to do this much longer!!
Happy Valentines Day!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”

I love Dr. Seuss, but my title is one of the Seussisms I am not familiar with...found it today, and I love it! I was looking for Seussisms because I was making a special scrapbook :o) I said there were going to be big changes in '09. My husband and I, really our family, is planning another adoption. I just finished a scrapbook to introduce ourselves to the children (yes children, its a sibling group!!) Please keep us all in your prayers as we continue this new journey!! And here are my pages...TFL!!