Here is a rare treat: a picture with Natalie smiling. She hates having her picture taken, but she did it so I could make picture magnets for her grandmothers for Mother's Day. Now Lindsey does not look so happy in this pic, but I had to used it because of Natalie. I hope everyone has a great Mother's Day. I know I will. My hubby is grilling chicken for us (me, mom and mom-in-law) today and then I will be watching movies: 27 Dresses & P.S. I Love You. And maybe stamp a little a little something just for me!
Today was our May meeting of the Stamp Tramps. Only 3 girls out of 6 made it, but we had fun. The girls had 3 projects to make: 2 card ideas that I got from my SU! upline, Kim, and one of the projects that I demo'd at last week's Stamp Camp. It was a 5 x 5 scrapbook page using "Live Your Dream". The card that used the Summer Picnic paper gave the girls options to choose their own colors, patterns and embellishments. I love to see how each person used their own ideas to create something brilliant! My friend Ruby changed her "Love" card to "Bride" because she had a bridal shower to go to later in the day and she needed a card. My pal Amelia always changes up her cards and I love to see what she comes up with each time.
Here are some of the projects that I designed for last week's Stampin' Extravaganza in Modesto. The top card is favor card with a pocket inside to hold a gift card, Ghirardelli Chocolate, or tea bag. This was one of the projects that the guests made, because it was quick and easy. The other project was a 6" x6" scrapbook page using the Pretties Kit. I dyed the flowers with Purely Pomegranate and Sage Shadow Inks. The stamp set that I used was "Pretty Amazing" and I have to say, I think the finished project was pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. I tried to make one of my stations at stamp camp kind of wedding oriented, so I created these 2 projects along with a clear envelope photo album (you will find this in an earlier post) and also a gift box. I will post the gift box later.
In case you are wondering, the couple featured in the picture is not myself and my husband. I needed a current wedding picture that would fit on my page, so I borrowed this pic from an amazing blog, called "Confessions of A CF Husband" Here is the link: http://www.cfhusband.blogspot.com/ If you haven't checked it out yet, you really need to. It will really restore your faith in God. This couple (and their baby) have been thru so much the past few months, you just won't believe it. I found their story to be one that is very inspiring and I check this blog every single day to follow the progress of the wife (her name is Tricia). If you read their story and then look at the wedding picture you will totally understand why I used it in my project along with the quote that I stamped.
Anyway, that's all for tonight. Still working long hours and barely have time for my kids, so I must keep it short. I have to give Natalie her spelling test and a shower. I will post more after Stamp Club this weekend.
Sorry about the glare on the pics, I really need to invest in a better camera.
Oh yeah! The movie "PS I love you" was released on DVD today, so you know who was at Target with her certain Canadian friend to pick up our copies so we could absolutely drool over Gerard Butler. If you haven't seen this film you need to. It will rip your heart out, but you won't feel it much because you will be too busy staring at Gerard to notice. My #2 all time fave movie (#1 is Steel Magnolias)! Super duper soundtrack as well.
Speaking of Stamp Camp, thanks to all of my customers that attended Stamp Camp in Modesto on Saturday. We had wonderful feedback! Some people even told us that this was the best stamp camp that they had ever attended! Everyone loved the location (Modesto Covenant Church) in Modesto and wanted to know when the next one was scheduled. I met a lot of new, wonderful people and was very happy with the responses that I got on my projects. Keep watching my blog and website for info on the next one!