Monday, May 2, 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy Week -- and a Few Cards To See!

This is a busy week for the Carlson family!  Let me show you some cards to illustrate:

Tuesday is our 18th wedding anniversary:

I cased this card from Laurie Zoellmer.  Her post appeared in perfect time to inspire me : )  I changed things up a bit by starting with glossy white card stock, masking the moon and brayering the sky with Marina Mist and Night of Navy ink.  Annika took one look at it and told me that I should have the branch going the other direction because it's hanging in mid-air, LOL!  She's right.

Randy and I will have to postpone our anniversary celebration for another day.  Annika and Dide have their first swimming lesson of the season at 4:00 pm, Bradley has ball practice at 4:00 pm, Dide has Girl Scouts at 5:00 pm, and Bradley has his spring band concert at 6:30 pm.  Whew!  Not sure if we'll even have time to eat supper that night, LOL!
Wednesday is Annika's ninth birthday:

This card idea came from Tammy Howell.  I made the card very similar to how she did.  (The sentiment is a recently retired one from the Occasions Mini.)

Annika wants me to make homemade peanut butter cookies for her class that day.  Not sure when how I'm gonna fit that into the Tuesday schedule.  Maybe I'll wait and make them Wednesday morning, then deliver them to her school.  Hmm, when am I going to have time to make her cake...and supper???

Thursday morning I'm hosting a Blossom Petals punch class.  Since teaching my first class, I've found more cards to make.  So I'm switching things up a bit.  Still have to prepare the card stock, clean the house, etc.  (It sure is difficult to clean the house when the kids have been inside 24/7 because of all the rain.)

Friday, Bradley has a baseball game and I've got a Stampin' Up! birthday party to attend.  I've got my projects planned for the party, but I still have to get things ready.  (Note to self: confirm the babysitter for the girls that night.)

Saturday is Dide's sixth birthday:

Same card as Annika's, but different colors.  Makes my life a lot easier : )

Dide wants me to make her cupcake to bring to school.  I'll have her take them to school on Friday.  We're not celebrating her birthday at home until next Sunday because none of us are going to be home on Saturday.  Annika's Girl Scout troop earned a trip to the Build-a-Bear Workshop in Erie for selling Girl Scout cookies.  They get a $17 bear for free.  I wonder how much money I'm going to end up spending on the bear's accessories!  (Stay tuned to see a B-A-B thank-you card.) 

If any of you want specific details on any of these cards, please contact me.

Happy Stamping!


1 comment:

bensarmom said...

How cute are these cards today! You're really giving me lots of new things to try. Thanks so much Susan. Happy 18th Anniversary! We will celebrate 18 years in August.