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Sunday, May 4, 2008

Happy May!

It's hard to believe that May is already here! Did you do anything fun for May Day? I was thinking back about when I was younger how we always took May baskets to school - but nobody does this any more, do they?

We've had a super busy weekend with baseball games galore. However, fear not - I've made some time to post a couple of cards this weekend.

This first card is a 6 x 6 square card using a base of Real Red. The floral stamp set is Mixed Bouquet and the wording is also a SU! set called Simple Sayings II. The strip across the middle is vellum. I like making square cards, but they require extra postage, so I hardly ever send them to anyone. It's a very simple card, but I like the way it turned out. Simple. Clean. Pretty.

We will be gearing up around here as we prepare to host birthday parties at the end of the month for our young girly-girl who is going to be two and her cousin from MN who will be one year old very soon. It's going to be a great time to have all kinds of family and friends over to celebrate two very fun kids!

The second card is our daughter's birthday invitation. Again, very simple - but I like how it turned out. I used Bashful Blue cardstock and punched out a square so that I could mount her picture behind the cutout in the inside of the card. Her picture is mounted on a square of Real Red c/s which is layered on a piece of Summer Picnic designer series paper. The "cigar" band around the card is a strip of Real Red with the scalloped circle punch in Old Olive with a circle of Real Red on top with the strawberry from the Tart & Tangy set. (How many times have I posted using this set??? I love it, can you tell?) The inside just has the details of the party, inviting everyone to come have a "berry" good time with us! She has a sundress that has strawberries on it and matches this color combo perfectly, so why not coordinate her invites with the dress she'll wear at her party. And, those of you who know me...of course her cake will have to coordinate too!! I'll have to post pictures of that when the party happens!

Well, that's all for this week. My DH is running boys around to ball games right now so that our little girl can catch a quick nap before the rest of the day turns into baseball watching time. She was born during baseball season two years ago, so she's spent a lot of time at the ball diamond! She actually sits in her stroller great watching the games, as long as we keep her supply of M & Ms coming.

Have a great week! Hope you come back next weekend to see what's been going on around here!!


Pat's Paper Passion said...

I like the invitation...but I thought you were having a cupcake theme.

I'm finished with my class so I hope to make a couple cards this week.


LeAnne said...

Congratulations on starting a blog! How lucky to have your Mom post a comment!!!! The invites are adorable; I hope you get lots of time to stamp & post.