Our Little One!

Our Little One!
Baking Cookies with Grandma!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Anniversary Card for my Hubby

I always seem to struggle to make cards for my hubby.  This year I decided to go with something a little different.  I didn't use the Cricut at all on this card, and it came together pretty quickly (which it had to since I was working while my daughter was napping...)

I used a summer DCWV 4x6 stack from several years ago that I had in my stash.  I used a few different color stickles to bling out the fireworks, and on the heart on the stamped image.  The image is a Heidi Grace rubber stamp from a set I've had forever.  I used some Darice baker's twine also.

The fireworks I thought could have two meanings.  First, how I feel about my hubby on our 8th anniversary!  It also reminds me of all of the fabulous fireworks dispays we've seen together.  My favorite?  We had a late dinner at Cinderella's Castle at Walt Disney World a few years ago.  It was the only time available.  I was a little bummed at first, but loved to be able to watch the fireworks outside from our table!  The stamp reminds me of the statue in Philadelphia - which is where we were when I thought I was pregnant in 2011.  (I took the test a few days later in Virginia.)

Monday, July 8, 2013

Another layout!

While my daughter took an extended nap this weekend, I actually had some time to craft.  While I should be working on her first year album (among other things - I'm sooo behind!) I decided to again work on my pregnancy album.  I really need to just craft and not feel the obligation to finish this album, and to do the pages in order!  I get so little time to myself I stress about really using it in the best way.

I used the Cricut 9 Months Lite cartridge for the title.  I wanted the first page of the first trimester layouts to show what my husband and I were thinking in the very beginning of the pregnancy.  We were driving back from my sister's wedding (from North Carolina to Ohio) and thinking of names.  We ended up using one of the first names on the list!   I'm still not thrilled with the results - I couldn't decide on any patterned papers I liked.  Everything seemed to seriously clash with my dress!  It took me such a long time to finish this page.  Hopefully my daughter will nap well this week to give me more time to craft again!