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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

More Wedding Stuff

Seems like lately all of my time is either working on wedding stuff or grading papers. Papers seem to reproduce in the dark. But I finally made it to the bottom of the stack and I won't have anymore for a few days. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, though. Only 3 1/2 weeks of school left, and I'll be finished for the summer. But I'm not counting the days or anything! ;)
My daughter's bridal shower was this past Sunday and everyone seemed to have a good time. I thought I'd show you the shower favors I made using the new window sheets, scallop oval punch, Oval All stamp set and satin ribbon in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I also used the Pillow Box die for the Big Shot and Perfect Plum Designer Paper. They turned out nicely, even if I do say so myself. I only made 25 of them and they were quick and easy, which was VERY nice! I filled them with the pastel colored M & M's that usually come out around Easter. So here's a picture of them. I hope you like them. If I can get a good photo of the banner I made for the shower, I'll post it tomorrow. Until then...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Wedding Plans

I know it has been a long time since my last post...almost a month. It isn't because I haven't been doing anything. I just recently finished making approximately 165 wedding invitations for my daughters June wedding. Of course, along with that came 165 response cards as well. They were finally mailed about a week ago and the responses are already coming back.

I had a lot of help with the invites and response cards towards the end. Both my daughter Jennifer AND her fiance Landon helped a great deal. We even had the best man here doing a little sponging as well. I knew there was a reason why I liked this guy Jennifer brought home almost 3 years ago. He was the first one that ever truly made a good impression.

Then last week was spring break at school so my sweet and wonderful husband took me to Hawaii for the week. We went to Oahu and Waikiki Beach. It was awesome and the weather was gorgeous. But my favorite part of Oahu was the north shore and snorkeling at Ma--HAMANA--HAMANA Bay(I don't remember the know those Hawaiian names are hard to pronounce let alone remember). I'd never been snorkeling before and you know we are never too old to try new things. Sometimes the old body doesn't want to know how that goes. But we had an awesome time.

So, I guess I should post some pics of the trip and I will as soon as they are downloaded. To be honest, I'm surprised I'm even posting; it seems like I can't get enough sleep since returning. But I will post photos of the wedding invites. I am really pleased with how they turned out.

Here is what I used to make them:

STAMP SET: Baroque Motifs and Lovely Letters
PAPER: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla, and vellum for the words inside the invitation.
INK: Perfect Plum
ACCESSORIES: Ivory colored taffeta ribbon from Michael's, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8 " Circle Punch and 1/16" Circle Punch
TECHNIQUES: Sponging on practically everything.