Saturday, April 26, 2008

Card for the Troops

Below is a card that I made to send with care packages for the local National Guard who has been deployed. They were in need of supplies so my Woodmen of the World Lodge decided to help out. I purchased this stamp set with care packages in mind.

Troops Card

Here are the details...I normally don't put details about my cards because I usually don't know them, but I kept track of these. The paper is from The Paper Studio and is called "Patriotic Words," the stamp set is Stampin' Up!'s The Free and the Brave, I used black Stazon Ink and Kimberly Watercolor Pencils to color the image. The eyelets are from my Crop-a-dile set that I bought to put my Crop in. The white paper is 80# Cougar Cover. On the envelope, I stamped the stars up both sides in Night of Navy ink. (I didn't get a pic of it cause it was pretty plain!)

Today has been interesting. I've been babysitting for a friend. He's a two month old precious little boy! It's been almost 12 hours now and I haven't lost my mind! He's been fussy at times, but it's been OK. I've been able to handle it and haven't lost my mind! AND, I've been feeling bad because I had a wisdom tooth pulled on Thursday evening! His daddy called me early this morning and asked if he could bring him over earlier than planned because mommy was sick as was going to the ER. So he was dropped off around 8:30 this morning. Turns out, mommy has gallstones and was admitted tonight. So, once her parents come in from Missouri, they will come pick him up! I've even washed all of his bottle stuff and gotten everything ready for the grandparents. Once he wakes up, I'm changing his onesie and then he'll be good to go. Here's a photo of Peyton and I cuddling!


Well, I'm stopping my rambling. I've got more stuff to say, but I'm not in the mood to type. I'm pretty tired after watching the boy. I think I'm gonna be going to bed pretty early!! Thanks for reading! ~Kim

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I'm so boring!

If you are a reader of my blog, I have to apologize to you. Why? Because I'm such a boring person and never have much to say. At least nothing that anyone wants to read about. I've stopped doing the fact a day, basically because I've been too lazy to do it. And I just read the originator of the challenge isn't doing it anymore. Since I've made very little effort to do it, why continue? I may make that scrapbook page with 100 facts about me at some point, but I need to start crafting, doing ANYTHING but sitting in the recliner after work and on weekends. Last night I was a little motivated, since it was still daylight because of Daylight Savings Time, but all I did was laundry. That is a good thing, since I do not do laundry much, and I need clean clothes. But it wasn't at all productive in getting stuff done that I think about all the time.

So, here's my pledge to you, my reader(s)...sad to think that I've only got one own husband hasn't ever been to my blog...back to the pledge. I pledge to make a craft post by the end of this week. That means I need to make something this week. Knitting does not count. (I challenged myself to make something every day this year, and as I was knitting a couple projects, I reasoned that I was making something...No More!! I have to make individual projects too!)

Sorry you had to read all of my rambling. ~Kim

ETA: I actually wrote this post on March 11th, but nothing much has changed since then. My computer was out of commission for nearly a month, but I have it back now, and the desktop is fixed too. I just need to get them set up so I can get everything going again. On a more craftier note: I MADE A CARD! Yesterday, I was shopping for care packages for our troops. We have a local National Guard Company that is overseas and is in need of items. So my Woodmen of the World Lodge decided to purchase $200 worth of items to send. And I got to go buy them! It's such an honor to do it for such a worthy cause. Plus it feels so good to give back. I made a card to be put in with the items, and I hope it gets to them. After I get my computer situation up and going, I'll upload a photo. Again, thanks for reading! ~ Kim