Saturday, August 28, 2010

Wedding Magic

I have become a "blog post slacker".....I never seem to find the time to sit down and show you what I've been up to in the craft room...but, I did promise a pic of the pew flowers that I made for my son's wedding last month.

These were sooooo easy...I used an 8 1/2 x 11" cardstock rolled into a cone, embellished, added a handful of flowers (held together by a rubber band around the stems) and viola! Beautiful pew flowers! So many people asked where we found which I replied, in my scraproom, of course ;)

There were 36 pews in the church and we opted to use the flowers on every other row, which meant that I only had to make 18 of them. It only took a few hours and the result was exactly what I was hoping for. you can't see them in the pic, but each one had an elegant white butterfly adorning them.

The photogher was awesome...and this is my FAVORITE wedding pic! I just love it...the pose, the colors...the subjects ;), just awesome!

And this one...well I just love it to! At my DIL's bachelorette dinner, we saw this ad in a jewelry store and LOVED it...since the entire bridal party was there...they knew exaclty how to pose and get the full effect! I love how the bride and groom are in a world all their own...and the way they stand out in color....AWESOME!!!

In case you can't tell...I am still on a wedding "high"....LOL....and since we purchased the copyright to ALL 500+ pics, I get to edit to my heart's content and change them up to suit my own taste....aahhhhh, a photographer's dream.
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Monday, August 9, 2010


I had the day off today and although I usually strongly dislike Mondays....I loved today. The sun was shining, I had a morning bike ride and breakfast with dh and I found time to sneak away to my craft room! Yay me!

I love to visit LollyChops blog, (for some reason, I am unable to link to her!grr) Today she posted the most beautiful teal flower bib necklace. I was immediately inspired and made TWO of them. They are soooooo easy (about 10 minutes, after I chose the flowers and ribbon.) I am thinking soft colors of fall and I chose these for my necklaces: I used Prima Flowers and some random embellishments along with fabric scrap backing.

What do you think? Cute huh? and so easy to make! Thanks Lolly for the inspiration.

I am now an empty nester....since my son married a week ago. I have taken over his old bedroom and am in the process of transforming it into my "scrap haven." Aahhhh, more room, more natural light, more space to create....more electrical outlets...just more everything.

It isn't quite finished yet, but sweet Packer Puppy has already found his favorite spot!

He lies right at the corner, and sometimes underneath, my desk. That way, he doesn't miss a thing. He can see the television from there ;), keep a close eye on me and stretch to his little puppy heart's content. He is such a joy! I call him my "scrap partner in crime" ;)

Hopefully I am on my way to many happy "scrappy" days to come in my new space. (if only I could find everything since the move from one room to another!) Oh well, looking through my stash is almost like until next time, happy scrapping to you.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Beautiful Day

Yesterday was my son's wedding was the special kind of day that I want to keep forever in my heart. It seems that time passes so swiftly....the day of his birth, his homecoming from the hospital, first bike ride, first day of Kindergarten, first day of high school, first kiss, first date,first heartbreak, first job, first car.....isn't it amazing that we always seem the remember the "firsts and lasts?" A few weeks ago, he spent his last night under my roof as a member of my household, from now on, he will be a guest/visitor, I did the last load of his laundry that I will do, cooked his last meal before he married, told him to clean his room for the last time (LOL) much living done between those firsts and lasts! And at the time, it seems so endless, so routine....and then when it is past, it seems so precious...the things that only a mother can really appreciate. As his Dad and I prepared all day on Friday, getting everything in order for the BIG DAY....I looked at him alot, REALLY looked at him. Who is this man that I once called "baby?" Well, he is handsome and funny, he loves people and they love him, he would rather find the good in every situation than ever even look for the bad, he is loyal, faithful and strong....he is a minister of God's Gospel and of that, I am most proud. Yesterday morning, he was my he is a sure hope that everything I have done for him has helped to prepare him to be all that she needs him to be...and I trust that he will. She completes him...during the ceremony, just looking at her brought tears to his eyes and to me, she was the most beautiful creation on earth because she was made for my son! Today, they are off on their honeymoon, seeing the sites and sharing the love....his Dad and I are alone again after almost 23 years. We realize that in 27 years of marriage, only four of those have been "just us." We prepare to settle in to our new roles as parents of an adult, married child. Our joke this week has been that now we're just his "neighbors." LOL....although I am sure that he will come knocking on the door for a million different reasons in the years to come, and although he will never read this, I just wanted to say..It has been my greatest honor to raise this fine young man and though my heart feels slightly tender, my eyes are I prepare to watch him begin the next step of his life's journey....knowing that he is safely in the heart of a young woman who loves him and a God who has ordained his every step...Godspeed Jay.