Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Ron

Hi Stampers,

I hope everyone is enjoying time spent with their Loved Ones on this special day, Father's Day! Before I go any further, I want to dedicate today's post to my Loving Husband, Ron.

Ron is my High School Sweetheart. We dated for 10 years prior to getting married and he made me the happiest woman in the world the day we married. We have been happily married now for 13 years. Don't get me wrong, not all of those 13 years have been blissful, I mean, what relationship doesn't have its ups and downs. But throughout all of the years that we have been together the one thing in our relationship that has been a constant is, He Loves Me, He Cherishes Me and He always has my Best Interest in his heart.

We have 5 wonderful children, Ron Jr., (10), a set of quadruplets, Madison, Bryson, Josiah and Nyla (5). Not only does my Husband love me, he also adores our children and is willing to do anything to support our family. On this day, Father's Day, we are not together (physically) as a family to celebrate this day with Dad. Ron is 250 miles away living part-time and working full-time in another city to support our family. We talk to Dad everyday via phone, text and emails, but its not the same as having him here with us to be able to hug and kiss him at any given moment. The Kids and I appreciate everything that Ron has done for us and given us. It is because of Ron that I have been able to be a Stay-at-home-Mom to our kids. Ron knows that this was very important to me and he has afforded me to have been able to do this now for the last 6 years.

I just wanted to share and express with You how much I love and appreciate the most wonderful, sweetest, kindest Man in the world...and he's all Ours. Happy Father's Day, Babe. Thank you for being the best Husband, Father, Provider and Friend that you know how to be. We love you and we miss you.


Your Wife and Kids
hugs and kisses
Supplies Used
Cardstock: Marina Mist*, Early Espresso* and Very Vanilla
Stamps: Circle Circus (115778), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink: Early Espresso*, Marina Mist* and Cajun Craze*
Accessories: 3/4", 1', 1 1/4 Circle punches, Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Modern Lable Punch (119849), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Items marked "*" are available for purchase here beginning July 1, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time to Party

Hi Stampers,

I wanted to share a Birthday Card with you that I CASED from the upcoming 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Catalog (which, by the way, will go live on July 1, 2010). This card features the birthday party hats stamp from the Party Hearty stamp set.

I used the party hat stamp to create the banner. I inked the stamp in various Stampin' Up! Classic inks then trimmed the hats to look like pennants. I then attached a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock to hang my pennant.

I used various Stampin' Write markers to ink up only the portion of the sentiment that I needed and on the candles.

I added decorative touches on the card using the Scallop Square punch, Scallop Edge Border punch a 1" punch and some satin ribbon. Also on the card (you may not be able to see it in the picture) is my version of a "glitter mist" using a small spray bottle, rubbing alcohol and Shimmer Paint in Champagne Mist. I hope you like the card, comments and questions are always welcomed. Have a Stampin' good day!

Stamps: Party Hearty 111532
Punches: Scallop Edge Border (119882), Scallop Square (119884)
Cardstock: Real Red, Pacific Point**, Chocolate Chip
Classic Inks: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight**CertainlyCelery, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip
Stampin' Write Marker: Certainly Celery, Pumpin Pie, Daffodil Delight**

Items marked ** will be available for purchase beginning July 1st, 2010