Sunday, March 22, 2009


I made this card for Alicia Weiman's little girl, Ava, using Jen Del Muro's Saturday sketch (SFYTT). Alicia's son, Ethan is actually the one I originally set out to make a card for (since he's the one who's sick), then I decided the whole family needed a card. I made Alicia and her husband's card yesterday, and I definitely couldn't leave sweet little Ava out! Especially knowing that a LOT of people are sending cards to Ethan alone. I don't want Ava to wonder where her cards are :O) So, this one is for her. I know the main image is pretty simple, but I figured a little girl would be more interested in the texture and colors anyway :O)

Overall, I'm pleased with the girly look of the card, and I really hope she gets excited when the mailman arrives with a card for her, mom and dad, and Ethan :O) Next up is my card for Ethan...then off to the post office they go!

More details and supplies are listed in my SCS gallery.

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

TLC212 - Family

I made this card for Alicia Weiman and her husband. They seem to have such an amazing family! Based on what I've read, their family is always around helping out and offering their support. Not to mention Alicia and her husband. It's obvious that they are great parents in the way they nurture their children and live each day to the fullest. Ethan and Ava are lucky children to have such wonderful parents! I really feel like this sentiment suits them in so many ways.

I made the ribbon frame using this week's Technique Lover's Challenge on SCS (TLC212). It was harder than it looked, but in the end, I really like how it turned out. I LOVE brown, I LOVE contrast, and I LOVE clean and this card is definitely a true example of my style (though I feel like I'm still figuring out what my "style" is :O)
I used the Papertrey Ink Quilter's Sampler for this card. In the past I had a hard time creating something I really liked with this set. For some reason, it just worked out this time...thankfully!

I'm still finishing up the cards I'm making for Ethan and Ava...I have something special planned for them :O) Hopefully I can finish everything I want to do before we go to Tia's state gymnastics meet next weekend! Oh, and please keep Tia in your thoughts and prayers. She rolled her ankle at practice today and we're worried she might not be 100% for her state meet. If she does well at the state meet, she could qualify to go to the Regional meet...which is a big deal in the gymnastics world! She was pretty upset when I picked her up today...poor kid. With any luck, it's nothing serious and the swelling will go down before practice on Monday :| My fingers are crossed!

Supplies are listed in my SCS gallery. Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Black and White Birthday

I made this card for the SCS sketch challenge (SC219). No particular reason other than the sketch and to increase my small stack of birthday cards on hand :O) I've also been wanting to use my MK black and white DP so I put it to use with this card. Supplies are listed in my SCS Gallery.

Hope you had a nice, relaxing weekend. I sure did. I went to Michaels last night and found the cutest stamp set to use on the card I'm making for
Ethan Weiman. It's not finished yet, but I'll be sure to share as soon as it is! Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Prayer Request...

For those of you who follow my blog you may recall one of my posts from last November about a benefit for Ethan Weiman. I'm sad to say that little Ethan's cancer has progressed recently, and his family is uncertain about what direction God will send him in this battle. In short, please, PLEASE, pray for Ethan and his family. Please ask your friends, church groups, family - everyone, to also pray.

I'm heartbroken thinking of what this little guy has been through and the battle he continues to fight. The picture above is Ethan with his sister, Ava. Aren't they sweet?

If you would like to make a card (or something fun) to send his way, please leave me a message or send me an email. I'll happily share their address to keep the well-wishes rolling in.

If you would like to read updates about Ethan and his family, please stop by his mother, Alicia's blog or the Caring Bridge site they established for him (look for the journal half way down the page). If you are interested in helping defray the costs the family continues to incur as a result of long and short trips back and forth to the hospital (think food, gas, lodging...) please go to this page of the Caring Bridge site.

In Ethan's parents words, they "would appreciate prayers for Ethan's complete healing and for Ethan to not have to endure any pain."

May God bless Ethan and his loving family.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Proud Mom :O)

Check out Tia's beam routine from her meet yesterday! She got an amazing 9.7! Her highest score ever on any event. I'm so proud :O)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Serene Birthday - Two Challenges

I finally finished a card using the Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge sketch (TECC57) from last Friday and the Color Throwdown challenge (CTD31) from last Wednesday! Talk about a day late and a dollar short :O) Or two...or three! The card was for my co-worker's birthday on Wednesday. I didn't have a chance to post it on my blog until now though :(

All of the details about how I created it and the supplies I used are listed in my
SCS gallery. Oh, and I'm proud to say, this is a Stampin' Up only card! Not sure if I'll post this weekend or not. Tia has a meet tomorrow and Carl (DH) gets back from Hawaii on, I expect I'll be cleaning on Sunday :O) LOL I'm sure I'll squeeze in some stamping time though. Especially considering the one thing I really need to clean is my craft room!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Thank you, Anja!

I wanted to post a quick thank you to my dear friend, Anja :O) She presented me with another award that I believe she created herself! I LOVE the look of it! She's very talented and has an amazing ability with different techniques. Please stop by her blog and check out her wonderful creations! She's amazing :O)

Have a great week! Tia and I both have a snow day today! Yippee!!! How often does that happen? Especially in conjunction with a weekend :]