Sunday, May 25, 2008

Congrats to the Grad...

I hope this finds you in the middle of a great Memorial Day Weekend. Jessica, Amy and I went to a local park on Friday for Jessica's Preschool Picnic. Wasn't sure if we were going to be able to stay as it started to rain a bit. But the cloud passed and it was fun. I don't think the girls would have cared if it poured, they were playing with friends. Anyway, here's a couple of pics I took just before we left. There is a lake at the park and a dock for paddle boats, which is what you see behind them.

Since I didn't do much in the way of planting on Mother's Day weekend, I figured I'd better get 'r done on Saturday. I spent a majority of the day prepping and then planting. I got a few more flowers, too. I finally planted that lilac, under the window by the garage. The window is to my craft room, so hopefully, eventually the lilac fragrance will waft in while I'm creating! I was completely pooped (and sore) by evening, so I parked on the couch.

I managed to sneak away for a bit today and this trifold pocket card is what I created. I followed this tutorial from SplitCoastStampers' Weekly Inkling newsletter. It wasn't hard at all, but I took a lot of time deciding what I wanted to do to decorate it.
Credits: Dutch Blue, Petal, Topiary cardstock-CTMH, Petal, Black ink (CTMH), Purple Flowers pattern paper (DCWV), Graduation stamp set (My Sentiments Exactly), Mixed Messages (Papertrey Ink), Topiary My Accents concho, Cricut scalloped circle, circle punches, Ribbon is from my stash...

I used a scoring blade to score along the belly band...just to add a bit of interest-may be hard to see unless you enlarge the picture. For the Petal colored scallop along the top curves I punched small circles and adhered them along the edge. The scallop on the insert is from punch.

We were invited to some friends' for a bbq this evening. They grilled steaks which were so yummy! These friends have a family with 8 kids that lives right across the street. Some of the kids are near the girls' ages and all of them played and played! Our friends' 20 something kids and their friends who were there also played with the kids. It was great...just like life used to be when I was a kid. LOVE that my kids get to experience fun times like this. They had rolling races (down a little hill in the back yard), and crab walk races. They played hide and seek, freeze tag, and Red Light, Green Light! They jumped on pogo sticks! And they were so ready for bed tonight!

Thanks for visiting! I am hoping to create tomorrow. I heard today was the day to grill this weekend, as tomorrow it will be cooler (60s) and we'll have a good chance for rain.
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Kathi Carlson said...

Great card! I've seen it in the blogosphere and haven't gotten around to trying it yet. You've inspired me, as usual! The pics of the girls are so cute. They look so happy - the way kids are supposed to look. Sounds like you had a fun day today, too. Your description of the kids playing reminded me of the "good old days," too. TFS.

Ratzlaff Reflections said...

Beautiful card! Love it.

stampmonkey said...

What a fun time you and your girls have been having! Reminds me of when I grew up. Glad you got your lilac planted. ;) (I've yet to plant my geraniums. lol)

I love your crisscross card, Jeanne. Very cute!

Barb W said...

VERY nice card! I'm going to have to check out that tutorial. Love the colors you used. TFS

What sweet little babies you have! Sounds like a good time was had by all!