"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you..." Psalm 63:1
May you delight in Him today!
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I finally got around to scrapbooking these photos from last summer. They are of Emma being silly in her bed. Being silly is one of the things that Emma does best~and definitely one of the things this old grandma loves the most!
I used SU's Cottage Wall DP and Rich Razzleberry Ribbon. LOVE the colors!
By now you know that I love daisies and ladybugs because they adorn my precious grand-daughter's bedroom. I am always on the lookout for anything with daisies and ladybugs. So when I came across a tutorial for this pocket card, I knew it would be adorable with a daisy and a ladybug! (You can view Stephanie Luman's tutorial here.)
I recently got a Cricut, and I decided to make this card as my first project. I actually made it a few weeks ago for Lori's birthday, but I didn't want to spoil the surprise. This is also for CCBJ17, which required a card with a unique fold. The base of this card has three folds to form the pot. (See my supply list here.)
The piece with the flowers pulls out and has space to write a note.
Jamie gave us another great sketch challenge this week for BSC79! Here's my take on it. I used First-place-abella by Stamping Bella. I flipped the sketch upside down to accommodate the ribbon. I love the colors in this paper~so soft and pretty! (Supplies.)
First up is last week's Bellariffic Friday challenge. I made this for a friend who recently gave birth to an adorable baby boy. His room is decorated with jungle animals, so of course I had to make a card to match! Welcome, Dylan! (Supplies.)
Here's this week's Bellariffic Friday Challenge. I just love this new stamp! She reminds me of playing "dress up" as a little girl, and of watching Brittany and now Emma play "dress up" as well. She's just darling! I painted over all of the paper with Shimmerz. You know how much I love to add bling to my cards! (Supplies.)
Emma chose tiny "diamond" (the faux variety) earrings. She cried for about 30 seconds afterwards~right up until the lady handed her the lollipop jar. LOL Check out how curly her hair is becoming!
Then the tears shut off and she was as happy as could be with Jack and her "wollipop."
Next, Emma ran straight to the puppy store, and all was well.We ended our afternoon with a stop at Starbucks. Emma said that she wants "princess earrings." I'm not sure if that means Disney character earrings or real diamonds. Papa could be in trouble. LOL
Day Four was pretty quiet. Emma and Robyn had fun playing with Emma's balloon.
Then we took Emma to see Up. Robyn hadn't seen it yet. It's a great movie! Later in the day, Robyn and I went out for a nice dinner, then went to see The Proposal. Two movies in one day~that's a first for me!
We didn't do much today, just ran a bunch of errands and got ready to celebrate Brennan's 21st birthday. He didn't want a party or a big deal, so we kept it low key and promised not to tell the restaurant that it was his birthday. We went to dinner at The Texas Roadhouse Grill. He ordered a beer, and in checking his ID, our server realized it was his birthday. She had made no such promise! The funniest part was that she kept calling him "Brendan," which made us all laugh even harder!
When we were in Mystic, CT, we bought Brennan a nice pair of Oakley sunglasses for his birthday. He also requested a crockpot and an electric skillet~he is moving into an apartment in September and wants to do some easy cooking. Yes, he's practical. But he is going to Vegas this weekend with his friends, so he's not too practical! LOL Here he is with Brittany.
Brennan is not a huge fan of cake, but he loves cookies. So we spent the afternoon baking for him. Emma just didn't understand why Uncle Brennan didn't want a birthday cake. I asked, "Do you think that birthday cookies are a little bit silly, Emma?" She replied, "Birthday cookies are BIG silly, Giffy!" Nevertheless, she wasted no time gobbling one!
Emma adores her uncles! Here she is hugging Uncle Keaton...
and playing with Uncle Brennan.
Emma LOVES Robyn! I was such old news~all Emma wanted was Robyn from the moment she woke up until she went to bed. She kept saying "My Robyn!" Of course, I had to engage in the battle for Robyn with a two-year-old, so I kept saying, "No, MY Robyn!" She finally agreed that we could share Robyn! LOL
And here we are with the birthday boy/man. It's hard to believe that's he's 21!