Sunday, October 24, 2010

We're a Zoo

This was Daddy's birthday card from the kids... we are a bit zoo-like here!! Sometimes as slow as a turtle to get out the door ( or get started on math!), silly & swinging like a monkey, loud as a lion, and.... well I'm not sure how we relate to a giraffe! :)
I'm really hoping to get into my stamping nook today - it will be a first time since Matthew arrived... here's to hoping the stars all align!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010


I've heard from two different sources now that handwriting (cursive) is no longer going to be taught in school. Big deal you might think. No one really "writes" anymore anyway, do they? You're right, not many do. In this face-paced world, no one seems to have the time to stop and truly WRITE. Even PRINT! A message can be typed out in lightening speed, sent even faster and that memo can be scratched off your to-do list. Done. Next....
David's Mom sends the kids a handwritten note every month. They love it. I love it. It's written even! It's a big deal. They cherish those notes and I see them stashed away safely in a drawer or special box. I've yet to hear any of them ask to print off an email note. It doesn't hold that same treasured value.
I'm trying to teach my kids the value in a hand-written (or even simply printed!) note. All our family lives far away, so when a birthday comes along, it creates the perfect opportunity to send a note of thanks. I think it is important, and I also think there's some cherished notes tucked into Grandma & Grandpa's drawers & special boxes!
Next time you click 'New Message', stop and consider pulling out pen & paper... you just might find your note being a treasure to someone too.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Coffee Time!

I ♥ coffee.
Hot coffee, cold coffee, blended coffee, mocha - ♥ ♥ ♥
So it's fitting for me to send a paper hug to a friend with coffee in its "ingredients" *wink*.
Coffee with friends usually means some laughter and great conversation....
perhaps that's why I like it so much.
I've been working on a purchase order of scrapbooking goodies and I'm hoping that it will inspire me to get downstairs and get creative. I've been so busy with homeschool, chores & new baby that crafty-time hasn't existed. I'm really finding I need that to remain sane, KWIM?
I find that when I've had scrappin' & stampin' time, I am refreshed!
Just like church gives my soul encouragement, crafty time gives me a renewed energy.
Ahhhh.... ♥ that!
So mix some coffee with some crafty time and you've pretty much got yourself a perfect kinda day!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Goodbye Summer

I have to admit, we've had a beautiful fall! Seeing this card though reminds me of how much I love summer! We had just begun our adventure South a year ago -- I cannot wait to do it all over again, it was amazing. I still haven't gotten any serious stamping time (obviously simply posting on my blog has been challenging!) We've been busy with our new little monkey and enjoying all the moments. Priorities.
This image is from Whipper Snapper, rub-ons, ribbon, papers from Stampin' Up, and I colored using my Copic Markers. A quick, simple card.

Matthew is 2 months today.