Wednesday, July 22, 2009

A must read!

Altho my reading room is the "throne room", I just finished reading a very impressive book. If you get your hands one it - I know Wal-Mart sells it - the name of it is "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young. It is the story of a man hurting deeply inside over the abduction and death of his young daughter and how he meets God. I don't want to give away any more of the story, but it is a terrific book. It's hard to put down, once you get started.

Some breathing room - maybe!!

For once, I actually don't have a real deadline looming like yesterday and can breathe just a bit. I am down to the last five of the 200 wedding invitations I have been doing and would be done with them except I ran out of paper. Had planned exactly enough, then the bride and groom came over last week to help and he accidentally cut through two of them and cut another one a little short, so............ Paper should be here the end of the week. Actually, I just checked and it will be here tomorrow!! Yea! Then that will be out of my hair.

This is the final version of the wedding invitation. I had envisioned a picture of the bride and groom together in the center of the heart, but they never could come up with one for me. The swag across the top is from Inkadinkado and the wedding bells are from a retired Stampin' Up set called Wedding Elegance. This is the third invitation this particular set of bells have been used on. I used them for our invitations, a gal I worked with at the bank used them, and now this one! The word stamp is also a Stampin' Up stamp. The heart was cut with a Spellbinder die. Papers used were Lavender Lace and Shimmer White and stamped with Lavender Lace ink, all from Stampin' Up. The little pearl in the center of the flower is from Hobby Lobby.

Our next-door neighbors just recently had a baby boy, so to celebrate the occasion, I made this card using the Depth of Field technique from the latest Technique Junkies newsletter. The bunny is done with the Penciled Twinks technique.

Stamps: A New Little Someone, retired Stampin' Up set
Warmest Regards (word stamp)
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Ballet Blue, Brocade Blue.
Wish I could go back in my rubber room and play for an unlimited amount of time, but my class reunion was held over the 4th and we are in the process of putting together a booklet of what each member of our class has been doing the past 45 years - providing they sent us the information! Since I'm doing all the typing..........has been rather harried. I do have all the individual histories, as well as the 12-year class history done, so I don't have quite so much to tear my hair out over! We are meeting next week to, hopefully, get them put together and ready to mail!!