Monday, January 11, 2010

Paige and Carver

Happy Monday! I hope you are all doing well!! I am tired but great other than that!

I wanted to share a card that I made for my niece, Paige! Really simple but I love it! I made it late so I had to take a picture of it at my parents house yesterday after Paige opened it. So... the lighting is not the best but... that is what I get for waiting until the last minute!

I have spent a lot of time working on cards for the CARDS and PaperCrafts publication calls! I mean... a lot of time! I am glad that CARDS call is closed and tonight... PC's will be as well! I am ready to get caught up with you guys again and work on some challenge cards! Oh yeah... and sleep! :)

I spent so much time working on cards that of course, I will be disappointed if none get picked BUT... I really like a lot of my cards! I will at least have a lot of cards to post on my blog if they don't get picked! I made so many that I noticed by the end... it was easier for me to crank them out. I started making myself actually USE my stuff... stuff that I buy and just stare at all the time! I used a lot of patterned paper... go me... and a lot of stamps that I don't normally use!

Anyway... I am just really happy about the results and the confidence in my cardmaking ability... ha... that I seem to have at the moment! I hope it sticks around! I guess I just need to crank out 4 or 5 cards every night and hopefully I will keep getting better and better! I spent less time thinking about the card I was making...I just picked a stamp, embellishment, etc. that I wanted to use and then just made a card happen! I usually spend way too much time thinking about it and trying to make the 'perfect' card!

Anyway.... for sure none of them will get picked now since it seems as though I am tooting my own horn! Ha!! I really am not... I just feel like I have found this freedom and I am excited about it! Freedom to use ALL of my supplies and to not hoard! I have finally convinced myself that it is okay to use what I have!! Freedom to just make and not think!! :) FREEDOM!! Feels good!!

Okay... so back to Paige! :)

Paige's birthday is tomorrow... she will be 11 years old! It is hard to believe!! Where does the time go? She is so tall and pretty and smart and so sweet! Paige is a great cousin to Carver! They just play and play and Carver simply adores her! Paige is a sweet sweet young lady and I am so proud to be her aunt!

We celebrated Paige and Carver's birthdays yesterday at my parents house! Carver will be 3 on Thursday! That is hard to believe too! But... I will talk more about that later! I am sure I will have a long rambling post or two about my baby getting older! :)

I thought I would share a few pics from yesterday! I am trying to do better about posting pics... I seem to have gotten away from that!

This is the birthday boy and his mommy...

This is the birthday boy and birthday girl...

This is the birthday boy being silly... (and showing off his first black eye...)

Saturday night, Michael opened the cabinet, to get out a plate, and a bowl came flying out and hit Carver in the eye. Carver was right under daddy's feet because daddy was fixing Carvers dinner!

I was in the shower but I heard the loud noise and Carver screaming so ... I started screaming to know what was going on. Michael brought Carver in the bathroom so I could see him and he immediately had a bruise under his little eye! He only cried for a minute though... he is a tough little boy!

Well... that's all folks! I will shut up now! Thanks for hanging in there! :) I am sorry to ramble so much! I am just happy... happy and blessed and that makes me want to talk a lot! Love you all!! Thanks for being such great friends!

Peace and Love!!

Stamps - Morphic Bugs (Inkadinkado), Mod Squad (PTI)
Paper - White (PTI)
Ink - Basic Black and Pink Passion (SU)
Copics - Y15, YG09, V09, R27, YR04, RV14, B24
Other - SU Corner Rounder, Kaiser Clear Rhinestones
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Chris and Paige Evans said...

Is that a big stamp you used on the front of the card? It's so pretty and fun! Good luck with all your submissions :)

Kimberly's Krafts said...

Good luck Kelley! I am sure they will pick up your cards for publication! Your work is so inspiring!!
I love the card you made for Paige.....So sweet!
Happy Birthday Paige & Carver! :)

Lea L. said...

Wow....that butterfly image is really cool!! I love it!


Amanda Winkelman said...

Kelley! LOVE THAT CARD! It is beautiful.....and I so want to see all these cards that you have made! I'll think a good thought for your cards to be published...I'm sure they will be! Cute pictures too!

Nancy L. said...

well at least you've submitted the cards! i always say i'm going to but never "find" the time! i'll have to double check the deadline for cards, b/c I know the PC today is the last day. Well hopefully this time around one of your cards get picked!

~amy~ said...

Whatta fun & groovy card Kelley! Good luck on your pubs!!!!

Winter said...

So cute!
I too, am glad the calls are now closed! I finally got mine finished up tonight! WOO HOO! :) Chace had a black eye on his first birthday, and he is always getting hurt! :(

Alanna said...

What a great card. I'm sure Paige loved it. Good for you for getting over the hoarding disease. I've also been known to suffer from it but I, too, am getting better.

Janelle said...

Cute card! And love the family pics. Especially the black eye. Gotta love those photos of little boys with shiners! Can't wait to see all those cards you've been making get published!

Catherine said...

You are so sweet Kelley keep the chatter going I say.;) I love the stamp you used, very groovy and perfect for an 11 year old girl. It's great that you are so confident about your cardmaking you deserve it, keep up the lovely work.:)

Jane said...

Love that card!! So AWESOME!
How do I miss these calls!!! I don't think PC takes international submissions anyways...but still...why do I always find out too late!! LOL
Good luck!

The Quiles Family said...

Kelley, that picture of you and Carver is so good! You look so happy and beautiful in it!

Stephanie said...

what a fantastic photo of you & Carver...I hope you frame that one :) Love the image on the card - I bet Paige did too!!