Archive for March 14th, 2012:
Today I have something exciting to share and I hope you don't mind. As most of you know I'm a military wife, but did you know I was a military brat too? Yes, I moved all across the United States growing up with my Army family. My dad's last duty station was in St. Louis, MO. That's where I completed High School and my dad retired at the same time of my graduation. Two weeks after I graduated my family moved to Pensacola, Florida. I was SUPER mad when we moved and thought my parents ruined my life. LOL. I survived that move! I was only 17 when we moved. Pensacola is where I call home or when people ask, "Where are you from?" I tell them Pensacola. 24 years ago the only way to "stay in touch" with my friends was to call or actually use pen and paper to send a note. I know, GASP! I was a bad friend and didn't really stay in touch with any of my high school buddies. It makes me kinda sad. However, with Facebook and many more social media outlets I've been able to connect with a few. Which brings me to my happy post… Today I was able to spend time with a high school friend that I had not seen in 24 years. My cheeks hurt from smiling. We chatted for over 2 hours and I loved catching up on the last 24 years. Not much has changed except we are both proud military wives, each have two kids and we both LOVE to go antique shopping. I am so excited she is just a few miles down the road from me and now we can pick up where we left off 24 years ago. I've always said never say good-bye when you are a military dependent or spouse because somehow or someway you always see someone again. It's a good thing.
Today I have two quick shares. The card I have for you today was "sprouted" by my friend Cathy. We did a late night chat last night and she shared a beautiful card she made that was inspired by the Mini Occasions catalog on page 15. I loved it so much I wanted to use some of the elements from it. Here it is:
The main element I was excited about was the Window Sheet and the pearls. It just looked elegant. Super easy card and even easier when I used my Heart Framelit Dies. I love the Framelit Dies and how they nest. I used the Take it to Heart stamp set #12522 and then added a few ribbon pieces and the sentiment comes from Fabulous Phrases.
Lastly, I have a Digital page to share. I am using a download that was new yesterday. The frames are SUPER SUPER cool.
Here are the downloads I used for this layout. I encourage you to use the Candid Frames. They are AWESOME. You can visit my Digi Store HERE.
Honey Script Font
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch
Curly Label punch
Designer Kits/Number One/Number One – glass rings
Number One DSP
Hip and Handsome Overlays
Okay, for those of you using My Digital Studio, what is your FAVORITE download so far? I would love to know.
I hope you have a GREAT Wednesday. I'm off to run the kids all over town. Oh BOY!