That's right! I am so happy my sweetheart is home. Can you tell from the picture above? He was away for awhile overseas. While we have been apart much longer, it seemed like forever this time for both myself and the kids. This explains the lack of blogging on my part. I've been trying to play Super Woman for the past month and figured out on day 2 of Russ being gone that it wasn't happening. It's okay. I get the reality check of not being Super Woman every other week. 🙂
This is my sweetheart! He really is a great guy and deserves a medal putting up with me! 🙂 He gets to see all my creations in action! I just love this guy!
Now that he is home I was really able to get some FABULOUS creating time in today. Whoo Hooo!!!! I have boat loads in the works and so much to share it really is pretty sick. You would be here for a day if I uploaded all of it. But I am going to try over the next few days. In a few short hours I am headed to Denver for a Stamposium that my friend and fellow Advisory Board member is holding. I am presenting Big Shot projects and I am giddy about it. I love my Big Shot. You just have to have one. It's the best tool ever. Below is one fun project I am showing. I used the Charming stamp set from the Holiday Mini and I love this set. I used the Itty Bitty Box and Envelope die cut and put these two cute 2 x 2 cards inside the box. If you look carefully the top of the box has the Lattice die cut on top of it. Isn't that Lattice Die just the best?
You can see here I used Soft Suede and Kraft cardstock. I also used the Great Friend stamp set. Love that set too. Yippie!!!!
Another minor detail I left out the other day…. Tuesday was my birthday. I'm not going to lie. I held my own pity party until my friends sprung me out of it. While my kids are out of this world wonderful, I was a bit sad not spending the day with Russ. However, my friends and fellow demonstrators were not going to let me have that pity party. They made my day more than fabulous. They called me, came by and just made me smile.
My friend Dawn made me this beautiful box below and took me to lunch. Check out the detail of this box. She painted it and stamped it. I was just amazed at the beauty of my special box. Guess what? It has the best truffles inside. They are so yummy!!!!
Check out the detail on this box. See the curly cues that she made with the ribbon? Oh so pretty!!! Thank you Dawn for making my day so special.
Then my friend Bonnie made this beautiful matchbox with my BUSINESS CARD! Holy Cow I almost wet my pants. Is that not just the coolest thing? She also made me a strap for my camera that is unreal. She is going to be making them and selling them. She is super UBER talented and the beautiful buttons she put on my camera strap just blew me away. Thank you Bonnie for making my day so very special.
The end of my birthday was a TRUE surprise. My friends Wendy and Angie brought me a cake with beautiful balloons. They knew Russ wasn't here and knew the kids were not bringing mommy a cake. When I opened the door I wanted to cry because it meant so much to me. The fact they knew it was my birthday blew me away. I had so many friends that really made my day special. They are the BEST. I have beautiful cards I will share over the weekend. You must see these gorgeous cards. Spectacular.
I'm off to bed. Early morning for me and a snow storm coming. UGH! Pray my awesome downline and I make it to Denver okay. We are super excited about the event. Have a great weekend.