The wind and the stars...
A hiking we shall go...

11 years and counting...

Lots of different things is our 11th anniversary!  My husband actually has the day off, so we've just been kind of hanging around home.... so nice to be able to spend the day together! 

Yesterday was field trip day and we had a great time, despite the rain.  It was fun to get out and spend the day with Jonathan and his class.  I love to see them interact with their friends.  Gives you a whole new perspective of their day-to-day life away at school.  We visited a Pipestone quarry and museum.  We also stopped at a gift shop and picked up a few fun little things.  I found this beaded ring that just makes me happy!  It's my favorite color and Isn't that flower fun?  I really should learn to bead and make my own...wouldn't those make fun emellies for cards and stuff? 


Next up is a fabric project I mentioned the other day.  Provo Craft asked me to do a home decor project...something fun, different and classy.  I'm hoping this fit the bill....


I cut the fabric appliques with my Cricut using the new Home Decor cartridge.  It was so easy...just iron the fabric to heavy-duty Heat 'n Bond and cut away.  I love the Home Decor many classy images.  And the machine cut through the fabric with such a neat, clean edge.  This could be addicting!!  I'm seeing fabric flower embellies, butterlies...who knows.  :-)

And, finally, a card for today...


Lots of different things here...and probably as close to a single-layer card as I get.  :-)  I used the new Text Background on the edges, just inking it partially.  I love the way it turned out, and then spritzed the whole thing with a bit of Glimmer Mist...

Stamps:  Fancy Flourishes, Friends til the End, Background Basics: Text Style
Ink:  New Leaf, Smokey Shadow, Melon Berry
Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise
Patterned paper:  Green Tea Leaves
Other:  Aqua Mist, New Leaf and Melon Berry buttons, Bazzill flower, brad, jute

Ok, off for some supper with the family and early to bed with these kiddos.  It's been a busy week wrapping up all the school activities and they are officially wiped out (and cranky!!).  Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!