Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Awesome News Today (and Easter cards)

Great news today! Brian called me from Iraq this morning and told me he'd probably be coming back to Germany next week for some training for a few days. I've been around the Army long enough to know not to get my hopes up though. He called back a few hours later and told me to book the hotel because his commander said that it's a good time for him to come back. If he doesn't make it next week, then he'll most likely come back sometime in the next two months. He still has 6 months left of this stupid 15 month deployment, since I'm sure that General Petraeus won't be telling Congress today that our guys should come home early. Still, I won't believe it until I see him in person. I'm definitely not telling Connor (our 3 year old) because he'll be crushed if I tell him that Daddy's coming home and then he doesn't show up. He's been having a really hard time the past few weeks and just randomly cries for his Daddy and tells me he wants him to come home. I absolutely hate it but there's not much I can do about it. Anyway, I guess we'll see if Brian makes it back or not. I'm definitely not getting my hopes up (I'm such a pessimist...always expecting the worst).

Okay, enough about my life. Back to the cards. Here are the Easter cards that I sent out a few weeks ago. I pretty much just used the one stamp set (Eastertime) from Close To My Heart since it's the only Easter set I have. For the first card, since I didn't have anything to make grass from I just drew it and cut it out with my scissors.

Stamps: Eastertime (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock: Sweet Leaf (CTMH); White (Office Depot)
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Blush, Crystal Blue, Petal, Sunkiss Yellow, Honey (CTMH); Iris (Palette)
Accents: Brads (Making Memories)

For the second card, I didn't have a corner slot punch so I just used a circle punch and it actually worked. I think I'll use a smaller one next time so the corners are more rounded. I also didn't have a stamp that said Happy Easter that was small enough for the card so I spelled it out with my Sans Alphabet (CTMH). I like that set but the letters are so small that they're hard to line up. Definitely takes some patience.

Stamps: Eastertime , Sans Alphabet (Close To My Heart)
Cardstock: Petal (CTMH); Pink (Bazzill); White (Office Depot)
Ink: Sweet Leaf, Spring Iris, Petal (CTMH), Iris (Palette); Onyx Black (Versafine)
Accents: Ribbon (Offray); Dewdrops (Robin's Nest)
Tools: Circle punch (Fiskars); Cuttlebug; Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provocraft)

And a non-stamping card. It was a lot quicker to make and I like it almost as much as the others. I need to make more cards with just patterned paper and a few embellishments.

Cardstock: Petal (Close To My Heart)
Patterned Paper: Nana's Kids (Die Cuts With a View)
Accents: Spring Buttons (CTMH); Rub ons (Making Memories); Stickles

Thanks for looking,