Tuesday, November 29, 2011

13th Birthday card

It is pretty amazing how time just seems to fly the older you get.  When you are really young a week seems like it lasts forever and a year is pretty much an eternity.  As you get older though that time begins to start speeding up until you feel like it is flying by like the county-side on a high speed train.  It is here and gone in a flash and no matter what you do to try and slow it down and savor it, it just keeps rushing past you.  You may ask "Why this reflection on time?"  Well, it seems that I blinked and something pretty incredible happened.  My nephew grew up.  This Wednesday he turns into a teenager and I honestly can't believe how quickly it has gone by. 

I was only 17 when he was born and he was just the sweetest, cutest littlest guy I had ever laid eyes on.  He was a darling little baby that I got to spend so much time with and really loved more than I could ever imagine.  Over the years he has grown up into a handsome young man with all the attitude of a budding teenager, but still with a very caring side.  It makes me proud to see the person he is growing into and I just know that he will turn into a great man one of these days.  It is amazing and wonderful yet also sad because that sweet little boy is gone forever.  The time just flew away.  It makes me realize that my time with the little guy I am currently carrying and will soon bring into this world will be just as fleeting.  In the blink of an eye he will grow up and become a young man.  I need to cherish every moment as much as I can because he won't stay the same for long. 

Every year when my nephew's birthday rolls around I make sure the spend an extra amount of time on his card.  He likes the cards I make and always has a "This is so cool." for me when I give them to him.  I even found out that he still has the card from last year that I made him still hanging up in his room.  That sure was an ego boost for me so this year I made sure to have something just as awesome for him.  I used the Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutant line for his card this year.  I thought it was edgy and cool and masculine enough for a 13 year old young man.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my absolute favorite holidays.  To start with you have a day dedicated to eating a lot of rich and delicious food.  It is like your day to have a free pass and just eat a little of everything that sounds delicious.  Next, you have a day that, at least for me, is dedicated to spending time with family and appreciating what you have.  It is always such a nice time to reflect on what I have and what I am thankful for.  There is always love, laughter and warmth.  I can't wait to spend this holiday with my son in future years and teach him about the true meaning of holidays, family.    

So I know I am a little early, but I wanted to share this Thanksgiving card that I made for Crafting Jewish Style.  I used their fabulous Rosh Hashanah line to create the card along with some spare ribbon scraps I had in my stash.  The Rosh Hashanah line is so beautiful and the colors are just so rich.  They are perfect for fall layouts, cards and other projects.   
I hope you all have a safe, happy and delicious Thanksgiving this year.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Nursery Decoration

I must admit I haven't done a whole lot of scrapping lately.  Life has been pretty hectic and I have had other things on my mind.  I also (apparently) haven't had blogging on my mind much either since I have been SO horrible about keeping this bad boy updated.  Well I wanted to share some of the nursery decorations I made for our little one's room.  Long before we found out that we were having a boy we decided that we were going to do an outer space/rocket ship theme in the nursery.  I was so excited about it and when I first saw October Afternoon's Rocket Age line I knew that is what I was going to use for my altered canvases.  Also I thought that their mini album kit was perfect for a name banner that later can be used as a mini album when the little guy outgrows his nursery and wants something different. 

An 8x10 altered canvas
12x12 altered canvas
8x10 altered canvas
Name banner