Monday, October 19, 2009

Christmas in the Pines...

I broke out my new Patterned Pines stamps and some retired paper/ink to make this quick and easy card.
Paper and Ink: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss
Stamps: Patterned Pines, Warm Words

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Soft Sky Ballerinas...

These are the invitations that we made for Leighton's 1st birthday, complete with matching envelopes!

Punch Art Ballerina

Ink and Cardstock: Soft Sky (retired

Big Shot Top Note Die

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No Peeking...

He's making a list and he's checking it twice.....NO PEEKING! This little notepad is perfect to make notes about Christmas gifts and shopping lists. It will fit nicely in a purse. I used Garden Green cardstock from SU! for the main folder. The designer paper was purchased online, as were the chipboard accents and sentiment.
Yesterday afternoon was spent making birthday invitations for my sweet little Ladybug's 1st birthday! I'll post the invitation hopefully later in the week. I also went down to Stella's and took pictures of Leighton in her birthday outfit. Stella ordered the most precious tutu and matching top featuring an appliqued cupcake. It was chilly here yesterday, so Leighton wore leggings and long sleeves under her outfit. Precious!!

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"How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame? How long will you love delusions and seek false gods? Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself; the Lord will hear when I call to him." Psalm 4: 2-3

Anything that takes our focus off the Father is a delusion. Anything that takes His place in our lives is a false god. I needed this scripture today...forgive me Lord.

Father, I thank You for this day and for knowing that I am forgiven. You are my salvation. I still sin...we all do...and we all fall short...none of us can stand before You without sin...but Christ's redeeming work on the cross makes it possible for me to spend eternity in Heaven with You. I love You. Amen and amen.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Georgia Aquarium...

On Our Way!

Tired little girl!

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Captain Ladybug...

We're here at Lake Sinclair, enjoying the Fall Break from school. Leighton and her parents spent the weekend with us. We visited the Georgia Aquarium (pictures forthcoming) and spent some time out on the boat Saturday evening. My Ladybug, it seems, was born to be a boat captain!

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Hummer Bummer....

What a bummer! Imagine getting stuck every time you tried to leave the room... This poor little hummingbird managed to wind up in our screened porch Sunday afternoon. Every time it tried to get out, it's beak would get stuck in one of the holes in the screen. My husband was able to capture it and release it outdoors. Isn't it beautiful?

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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Warm Wooly Mittens....

I love making pocket cards! I used some stamps I purchased last 'em!! The designer paper was purchased in a pad from an online vendor. The cardstock is SU! I'm sorry for being so vague about the stamps and paper, but in keeping with the requirements of the new IDA from Stampin' Up!, I cannot offer links to these products.
We are headed to Lake Sinclair for a long Fall Break....5 days!!!! Yeah!! Stella, Grady, and Leighton are going also & we're taking Leighton to the Georgia Aquarium on Saturday. Fun!!!

****NEWSFLASH!!!****** We are going to be the very, very proud grandparents of a bouncing baby boy in March! Our son Randall & his wife Lori are expecting a little boy. Hooray!! you get to see pictures of 2 babies growing up!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

And to all a good night...

Don't look too closely...this is just practice....

I've been admiring these cards on many different blogs, so I thought I'd try it. It was so much fun...but next time I want to make the sky darker so there's more of a contrast with the trees. I was just a little afraid with my sponging this time. I love the effect, especially with the navy and silver. I'm thinking of using this as one of my Christmas Class cards.

Stamps: Wandering Words by Stampin' Up!

We had a lot of fun Saturday at the Halloween Class & I'll be posting pictures this week of the items we made.

Stella and I took Ladybug outside to blow bubbles and play in the grass this afternoon. We couldn't get enough bubbles to really excite her, though. I'm thinkin' a bubble machine.....yeah! She'd love it! Here are some pics of our afternoon.
Hey....what is that on my head? I wonder if Daisy would notice if I pulled her tail????
THE END (hee-hee)!

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