Friday, May 14, 2010

Graduation Announcements

Out of necessity, and because I knew I could, I decided to make my daughter's graduation annoucements instead of buying them from the school. Don't get me wrong... I do have a "formal" one to place in her scrapbook. But I wanted something more personal. So I came up with the idea of using a picture. My first thought was to use it as a watermark, but I didn't like how grainy the picture turned out. So I printed the picture professionally. I then took a piece of vellum and secured it with small gold brads over the photo (no see through tape here!) so that it muted the picture. I printed her name on the vellum from my printer and immediately used gold embossing powder to give it shine. I printed the inside of the card and attached the photo to the outside front with redline tape. It's so beautiful. Of course, the subject in the picture is why it's so beautiful! I hope you like it.

Recipe Swap!

I participated in a recipe card swap with the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group. It was a lot of fun trying to figure out my "look" and also which recipe I was going to use. When I received my swaps in the mail, I was so excited! Thank you to the ladies that participated. I loved all of my cards and am participating in the next swap.

Here is a picture of what my recipe card looked like. My daughter liked that Tilda was leaning because she said it makes her look "sassy"... I hope you like it.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Rainy Day?

Ever had one of those days where you just seem unmotivated? I call it my "rainy day". I need to work on my schoolwork, I need to do something creative, I need to clean my house and car, and I need to work in my yard. But all I want to do is read blogs on the internet... Maybe it's because my "to-do" list is too long! What do you do when you feel unmotivated? Should we just take a time-out and hope to start productivity again tomorrow? Drop me a comment and let me know your thoughts....

My hubby and daughters took me to Disney for Mother's Day! How did they know it's my favorite place?

My son is still in Iraq and we missed him terribly, but we took the next best thing... my oldest daughter's sweet boyfriend Scott. We had a terrific time, as you can tell.

My mom and stepdad met us there.

So much fun with all of us!

It's been awhile since I've posted. I went to Italy in March. Our cousins were running the Rome Marathon and we decided to fly over and support them! It's a tough life... That's my cousin and her girls along with me. And then you can see two of her girls and her hubby running while we cheer them on over on the right. This was at the Spanish Steps. It couldn't have been more scenic! It was so much fun!!!

Then in April, I took my youngest to Florida for her last High School Spring break. And then Disney in May! Maybe I should change my blog to "Traveling Girl"! (tee hee) Hopefully, I'll get back to being creative soon. I've got a few things I'll post. Have a great "rainy day!"