20 May 2009

} Your Special Day {

Sharing a slightly varied version of a card given mum for Mother's Day.
My perfectionistic nature tends to trip me up in the satisfaction department!
The variations consist of...
vertical vs. horizontal, addition of ribbon and add'l. butterfly.
... am I happy now!? Um... maybe! Yet another version tugging at my thinker. { LOL }
Simply the nature of the beast!

Since I have a lack of thoughts to elaborate on at this hour of the morning...
I'll attempt a wee bit of paper play to share later.

Smiley from millan.net

{ -A. }

19 May 2009

} Cuppa Enjoyment {

JUST a little something...
designed to hold a gift card for some Newman's iced cuppa's for DH
{ darling hubby - wink } to enjoy at his leisure.
A teeny splurge we randomly enjoy throughout the summer season.

Coffee wasn't my cuppa... at least not until I began courting DH
... over 22 years ago.
Certainly not myself without the usual travel mug of coffee per AM. Chilly fall days bring the enjoyment of a cuppa decaf together and hot summer days we enjoy a mid-afternoon refresher of iced Newman's

Life's too short not to allow ourselves a few indulgences...
Wouldn't one agree?

My apologies for seeming in a bit of a R-U-S-H...
today is definitely a { 10 } on the scale of BUSY! Thursday brings AES' spring concert.
Not to mention DH winning four tickets to see a Fisher Cat's game this Friday!

Remember to take a moment to smell the roses
... whatever that rose may be?!

18 May 2009

{ Serving of Thanks }

Seriously now... where has time flown?!

Well... it's sorta kinda been a blur... it's gone so fast?! As most of you know work keeps me out of trouble most of the time. Homework, end of school year { xtra } book fairs, Mother's and Father's day luncheons, beach day, class trips, last day of school planning, etc.... There never seems to be a lack of TA-DA'S on my list!

Okay, so let's go back to the month of April when our daughter, Sophie celebrated another cake n'candle day! Phew... I'm maturing rapidly! These were the "thank-you" cards I created for Sophie to write her notes of appreciation to those who remembered her special day. What better way to "serve" thankfulness than on "hob-nail" milk glass the old-fashion way. Unfortunately... as a society we've misplaced our values along with etiquette when it comes to mailing a note of thanks. { I shoulder some of the blame here... } NO MORE! It's become increasingly important for our family to gravitate back to "grass roots" living on multiple levels these days.

We { all three } were happy with the outcome...
What say you?

- Bold thank... by Penny Black
- Cupcake by Hampton Arts Studio G
- I do by Hampton Arts Studio G
{ * Studio G can be found in Michael's $pot near you }

- Pearlescent Chocolate Brilliance by Tsukineko

- Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, Kraft and Whisper White by SU!

- White Opaque Pen by Inkssentials

- Circle Punch and Scallop Border Punch by SU!
- Brackets Punch by McGill
- Dots A2 Embossing Folder by CuttleBug

A happy beginning of the week to you!
{ -A. }