Sunday, May 23, 2010

:) to :( to :) again!

First, I was so excited to talk to Elise about the arrival of my new nephew, Mercer. He was born on Friday, 2 weeks early, weighing in at 8 lbs. 13 oz. He already has cheeks that I wish I could squeeze.


Then I peeked outside to find what looked like a blizzard.


But, we were happy again when Mario Kart returned (thanks Aunt Lori!)

Overall our weekend was fun, even with the snow. Especially thanks to a visit from Taylor and Grandma!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Invite to Bannister to Blog

I am hosting bunco this month and made invitations* with a little banner on them. It inspired me to make one out of fabric for the house.

I used pinking shears to cut out the triangles so I only had to sew along the top edge.

I picked fabrics with colors that coordinate with a photo collage I have in the living room.

Then I added some little coffee filter flowers (this link is a tutorial, it's the same place I discoverd rolled fabric flowers). Damon had a lot of fun helping me make these.

*I thought I would share how I made post card invitations, because it was inexpensive, simple, and versatile (ie. announcements, holiday cards, etc.). I used photoshop and digital scrap supplies to create the invitations. Then I printed them off as 4x6 photographs. I checked with the post office and 4x6 is about as big as a post card can be. There is a thickness requirement also which a photograph doesn't meet. So, I glued a 4x6 index card to the back. This provided the proper size and a blank spot on the back for writing the addresses and putting the stamp. Many photo labs will create post cards for you, but not in one hour. Since I don't like to wait when I get an idea, this worked well and I had the invites in my hands the same day. It was also less expensive.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

We may need a lesson in relaxation!

Last night Damon got a balloon while we were on a treat run. When I went in this morning to wake him up for school I found that balloon tightly clasped in his little hand. I'm not sure how much of the night he spent hanging on to it, but I wonder how well he slept.

On a separate note, what is up with the weather? I scraped at least 3 inches of snow off of the car this morning. I guess I should have parked in the garage, but really it's May.