Friday, December 9, 2011

Two of My Favorite Peeps, Brian and Sara



Okay, I have a confession to make. This is definitely going to be a fave for me because my two peeps are featured this month. It is hard to believe that our son is 23 and will ship out for basic training next April, did I forget to mention that? Yep, next April he fully becomes the property of the U.S. Army and leaves our corner of the world for a long, long time. I am still trying to wrap my brain around it but he is following in his grandpa's footsteps and we fully support him all the way. As for the youngest peep, our dd, it seems as though her life has flown by and now she's all grown up. Mercy, life isn't fair because I am NOT ready to be an empty nester in less than two years. LOL! Oh well, enough reminiscing for now as I might get a little weepy on you guys. Here's a close-up of the sparkly eggs...




and the deets for the month of April. I started with the Taylored Expressions Spring 2011 Project Pantry Kit which featured paper from We R Memory Keepers Hippity Hop Collection. I purchased this earlier in the year and it isn't currently available but maybe she'll bring it back next year. ;) Another purchase earlier in the year was Verve's awesome Easter release. Seriously cute stamps that have so many uses, it was one of my very favorite releases this year. I stamped eggs from Egg-stra Special onto dp's, cut them out and used a generous amount of Glossy Accents to make them shine and they received a dusting of MS's Sugar Cube glitter to make them sparkle. The grass border is another of Martha's wonderful border punches and I picked up the ribbon by Studio G for 97 cents at Wal-Mart. :-) The little butterfly is from the same stamp set and they were colored with Copics and I added a pearl to the center. Spellbinders dies are used to frame the sentiment which is also by Verve and again I used Taylor's Mini-Dated 2012 Calendar Download for April. I layered the calendar so I could outline it with liquid pearls and I love it when these work correctly, kwim? So there you have it, quick and fun and a treasure to keep!

Happy Crafting,
~Lisa

Supplies:
Stamps: Egg-stra Special & Happy Easter (Verve)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, ColorBox Chalk Rouge
Paper: Hippity Hop Collection (We R Memory Keepers), Bazzill Basics Cardstock, Choice Snow White (TE store)
Accessories: Spellbinders Standard Circles Large & Classic Scalloped Circles Large; 2012 Mini-Dated Calendar Download (TE); ribbon (Studio G); Baby Blue & Flamingo Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents (Ranger); Sugar Cube glitter & Grass Border Punch (MS); Bliss Pearls (Kaisercraft); Copics-YR68 & RV25; Corner Chomper 1/2" (We R Memory Keepers)

4 comments:

Lisa M said...

Oh Lisa! This is such a wonderful and sentimental page. LOVE those pictures of your adorable kids. Congratulations to your son for serving his country and tell him thank you from us. :)
As for your daughter, I feel that may be the hardest one for me. Knowing what I know of you, I'm sure she's completely equipped to go into the world with a sound mind and strong bring up to face anything and to look at the world through creative and inventive eyes. :D
As for empty nest. I refuse to believe that. It's merely time for you to "tidy" the nest while waiting for even more to return back to the nest. :D

Hugs to you and have a great weekend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What an adorable calendar page Lisa! The sweet photos are PERFECT! Love the shimmery Easter eggs!

Margaret said...

Another awesome page!How gorgeous are those glittery Easter eggs!! I had to smile at your empty nest reference. My MIL always tells people "They never really go away.They multiply and come back..." I am getting so many wonderful ideas for my calendar!TFS!!!!

Julie Ranae said...

Really lovely work : ) Very happy to be your newest follower...Came by way of my dear friend Mona's blog...hope you'll come by The Open Window and say hello :) and I'd like to personally invite you to come play at The Play Date Cafe...your style is most welcome indeed!

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