Friday, October 12, 2007

Home again, home again...

German Phrase of the Day: Nein, ich habe keinen Hunger. = No, I am not hungry. Julia and I just got home yesterday afternoon. We went to bed at 7pm local time because we were exhausted...woke up for about 3-4 hours in the middle of the night, and then slept until past 10am this morning! So...we actually WERE hungry when we got up!!

Sorry I've been MIA for the last 2 weeks almost! For some reason, I couldn't login to Blogger from my friends' I finally gave up. Plus, I just didn't have a lot of time as we were busy catching up with all our old friends. We loved our time in California, but there's also something to be said for sleeping in your own bed again! Many thanks to all our friends who gave us a bed to sleep in, and so much fun!!!

This card was made for a one-on-one swap. Sorry you're getting a preview of this Sher...but all yours will be arriving with your other swap! The challenge for this swap was a color challenge. We could only use Basic Grey, Going Grey, and black and or white for this I used all 4! The basic grey card was stamped with the linen background, then a smaller piece of going grey was layered on top (after clipping the bottom 2 corners and sponging on some basic grey ink.) For the central image, I stamped the polka dot background with going grey onto whisper white, clipped all 4 corners, then layered it on some basic black and clipped those corners. Then, I layered 2 flowers from the pretties kit with a half pearl in the center and adhered that with glue dots. I tied the black gingham around the card to hide the seem with the going grey cs, then popped the central image over the ribbon with dimensionals. Lastly, I stamped the Best Wishes greeting. I love that greeting because it can be so versatile!

Hope you've enjoyed today's card. I forgot to take photos of the few projects I managed to complete while in California, so will have to ask my friends to photograph them for me! And now I have to stamp some goodie bags and make some cupcake toppers for my daughters birthday party tomorrow. I can't believe she's already 5!!! Today is her actual birthday...and she is SOOO excited! I'll leave you with the first photo taken of her the night she was born...and a picture I just took today. She's come a long way from that sub 2-pound micro premie to the precocious 5-year-old she is today!!

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Linen background, sincere salutations
CS: Whisper White, Going Grey, Basic Grey, Basic Black

Basic Black, Going Grey, Basic Grey
Acc: Pretties Kit, Black Gingham ribbon


Princess Julia ready to hold court on her 5th birthday

Julia at birth, 1 pound 13.5 ounces, 13" long. Or as my dad said, she could fit in his shoe!

1 comment:

  1. Welcome Back Jana!!! I missed you girl! Glad you had a good time but glad you're back! Happy birthday to Julia too! Amazing looking at those photos - how blessed you are she made it! :) Hope you had a great day!


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