Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July plans and a new card...

Have I mentioned that the past couple of months have been busy?  (The best kind of busy... time spent with family and friends ;) )  Well, last weekend we had my family (mom, dad, and sister) stay with us (YAY!). We had a really nice time. I gave Cass her birthday/graduation present and she LOVED it! It was a scrapbook of her time at Bible School. I was so happy with how it turned out because she didn't even know half of the pictures that I got from a friend of hers had ever been taken and now she has something that she can look back on for years. (I will post pictures later but I need my hubby to fix the glare on them - silly me, I didn't remember to take pictures of the finished product until they were about out the door on Monday and I had to take them in a hurry!) We also went to Mount Vernon, which we hadn't yet had a chance to go see and I've wanted to see it for a while, so that was fun. Mount Vernon is beautiful and it has an absolutely awesome view of the river.  

This coming up weekend, actually TOMORROW, we have some friends coming to stay with us for the 4th of July weekend. The plan is to see a parade and some fireworks. So we are looking forward to a good time of fellowship and fun.

Last night we took a little bit of a lazy night to just relax, and while we were watching TV (everything we watch is pretty much on the Discovery Channel or the Food Network) I created a new card. Actually, the inspiration from the card came from a thank you card that we got. I really liked the patterns on the card and decided to "re-purpose" the front of the card to make another card. I did the card in different shades of green and blue card stock and ribbon scraps that I had laying around. I was actually quite pleased with the results.

( I decided to leave the front blank instead of adding a sentiment for now, because I couldn't decide what I wanted to use the card for...This way I have a card that I can use for anything.)

Well, I am now off to go brew some coffee up because I have not yet had any this morning and my head is starting to remind me that I need some!


  1. Love the colors on the card...Maybe you'll have to start selling them eventually...

    Hope you have a nice weekend....will you go to DC for the fireworks display? =) I know I wouldn't...but it looked interesting on TV. =)

  2. Thank you :)

    No, we are going to do Fireworks in Fairfax (the township right beside Centreville where we are) - I know some people from school who live in D.C. and have gone to the fireworks and they have said that it is a mad house and almost like a mob type atmosphere, so we have tried to stay away from the city during the 4th!