Sunday, March 28, 2010

A Few New Thngs...

Yes, I know it's been a while, but my family and I have been blessed with a few good things lately. First, we welcomed our daughter, Ashlynn Ava Jane (yes, that is her first name), on December 21, 2009. She's just so precious!

Next, I'll be starting a new career as a Foreign Service Officer. I get to work at U.S. embassies in different countries. I hate to leave Washington, but I look forward to moving to Washington, DC for training. After a few months, we'll be off to another country.

Below are some cards I made during the last few days. I'm surprised I had some spare time!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Yes, I Stamped!

Hi! I haven't stamped or blogged in a while on account of the sicknesses that come with pregnancy. I was a bit surprised because my first pregnancy was a breeze, but this second one has hit me harder than I ever imagined. All in all, everything's going well. Our little girl is expected to make her appearance on December 27, 2009.

I went to a stamping auction/garage sale the other day and we made two make-n-takes. I already used the two cards we made that night, but below is my recreation of my favorite of the two.

If I have enough energy weekend, I hope to start on my holiday cards.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Bun in the Oven

It's been over a month since my last post, but I have a good reason - we're expecting our second baby! I'm 12 weeks pregnant this week, and I've been experiencing extreme nausea and headaches. I've been in bed when not at work or running errands (hence the absence from blogging.) Otherwise, all is well. Hopefully, my creative juices will start flowing once again and I'll actually be able to post some projects. Until then, please pray the morning (or all day) sickness goes away soon!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

I was able to squeeze in a couple cards after a busy weekend. I had to make a few 'thank you's' for a committee I'm involved with at work. Below is for the Color Throwdown challenge.

Below was going to be for the K Werner challenge, but I was too late to submit. Oh well!

We had a nice Mother's Day weekend. We spent it at my mother-in-law's. All she wanted for Mother's Day was some help in her garden. So while my husband hauled dirt, I played with Benjamin in the yard - thank goodness it was sunny!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Super Sketchy Sunday

It's a lovely Sunday morning here in my neck of the woods. After a quick (and late) breakfast, I felt like working with some good 'ole DSP. Below is my take on today's challenge at 365 Cards.

We headed up to the Tulip Festival in Skagit Valley again yesterday to meet with relatives who were visiting from Montana. We went to a different field from last weekend and it was even more breathtaking. Below is a picture of me and my hubby.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Color Throwdown #40

I had purchased a cute stamp by Rachel Ann Miller from a while back and thought I should finally use it. I love the big flower-umbrella!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Tulip Festival and a Challenge

The guys and I had a fun-filled weekend. I worked a bit of overtime on Saturday, but we headed to La Conner, WA, in the afternoon to visit my mother-in-law. The Tulip Festival happens every Spring in the La Conner area, and the Skagit Valley fields are filled with vibrant tulips in yellow, red, orange, purple...almost every color. Some are even two-toned. Just gorgeous! I went last year and emailed the pictures to friends and family - several of them thought I went to Holland!

I haven't participated in a challenge in a while and felt a bit guilty about it. I saw that K Werner was holding her 50th Color Inspiration Challenge ( and thought I should participate in such a milestone. Below is my take on this challenge. I was excited because I received my Stampin' Up! Big Shot last week, but haven't had a chance to use it until tonight. Woo-Hoo!
Below is what I ended up with after tinkering around with some scraps. I love ribbon!!!