Sunday, July 25, 2010

a peace offering! for real!

Thank you so much for the sweet comments while I was away. . . I am glad that there are "more than 7 of you" reading. . . .sometimes I wonder! Blogging is such a great way to connect with people -but it can be a bit disheartening and frustrating sometimes too, anyone agree? I've been gone so long, I hardly remember what I have shared and what I haven't, but as a peace offering, here are a COUPLE of cards for you today.
That first card up there, is with the July stamps from The Stamps of Life. Robots - love them! My 5 year old is begging to get his inky fingers on those stamps, but I haven't let him just yet!
This next card is a Close to My Heart card I shared on my mom's blog last week. You can find the stamp sets and info HERE.
And now on to the sweet pea card - Lizzie Anne Designs sponsored the CPS blog a few weeks ago, and I was thrilled for the chance to play with their stamps - I've loved them for ages but never had the opportunity to use them. I paper-pieced this sweet little pea and used some lovely Prism kiwi cardstock. And last but certainly not least, another CPS card, and lots of October Afternoon loveliness. Also some beautiful Couture Cardstock and CTMH ribbon.

We are now home from the LAST of our summer travels. We had a gorgeous and fun week in North Carolina, (maybe I'll share some pics later in the week!) and now we are BACK for a while. We have a little less than a month until it's time for Mr. B to start Kindergarten, and right after that Little T to turn ONE YEAR OLD. (Seriously? It was only a year ago that I was sitting here as big as a house, complaining to you all about the heat and my being as big as a house!?) Yikes. So now we'll work on getting everyone back on a schedule, get caught up on emails and chores and cards, start eating a bit healthier after too many vacation treats, and enjoy sleeping in our own beds. And I vow to be a better blogger, if you vow to keep on stopping by! Deal? (And you know, you could always leave a comment or something, and let me know you've been by!!! And if you do. . . I'll stop by and see YOU too!)



Karisse said...

I agree! People will tell me in person "Oh, I read your blog" and I say "LEAVE A COMMENT!!! I love comments." But they don't. Sigh. ;)

Kathy Martin said...

Cute cards! LOVE that pup card! :)

Jen said...

Welcome home! I'm glad you were able to get away for a bit of a summer holiday.
I can't believe you're days away from your little one turning one. Where has the year gone??
We start school tomorrow so the summer nuttyness will sloooooow down for us and things will go back into a routine soon (I don't say tomorrow cuz my sis and her kiddies are coming for a week visit this next weekend so it's gonna be wacky at my house a bit longer...)
Anyway, forgive me for not stopping by to say hi more often. Enjoy you day! And thanks for sharing. Your cards are cute.

scrappingnana said...

Love all your cards. Glad you are back. TFS

Nancy said...

I love that Dog card! Do you have the entire alphabet? It reminds of vintage readers or something. All the cards are great, but you know how I like vintage looking stuff :)

Beverly S. said...

Hey, Laura. Those are some CUTE cards. My favorite is the one on top with the robots. I love the layout and colors! :)

Linda Monroe said...

Just started following your blog today. i love your cards and found you from an old issue of CARDs from January 2010 where one of your cards was featured - miss you. i love it so i did a google search and found your blog. Love the cards you posted today. Keep on blogging!