Sunday, August 31, 2008

Love & Laughter


How about a little pink on pink for a card? I love the layered scalloped punches. So fun and so much "punch" with so little effort. I know, bad pun - but I couldn't resist! hee hee! The Love & Laughter set is so pretty. I love the three trees that are choices for so many different cards. And, the Cute Card Thursday challenge this week was for Pretty in Pink so I shared this card there too. You should check it out - beautiful cards - great design team!

Last week-end I went to a stamping retreat with the team of TAC angels that I'm on. What a super week-end! We spent the time at a beautiful spot by the lake in the flint hills and we each brought a project for the others on the team to make. Wow - such creative projects and such great fun! We laughed and carried on and just enjoyed our love of paper crafting. I can't believe I went so long without all of these wonderfully creative people in my life. Here's my project from the week-end, a mini composition journal. I used the Genevieve paper collection to cover it and added some layers with our new flower punches. I love this because teals and purples are my favorite colors!

So 20 minutes after getting home from the stamping retreat last Sunday, friends invited me to join them on an apple-picking trip at my sister and brother-in-law's orchard. I was one tired puppy but had to go so I could see the family and spend time with my good friends. It was so fun! This is my youngest niece with one of the apples that she picked. I think she's surveying her "land" and her friends. :)

Then, after all that I wanted to collapse but instead I spent the week getting ready for my littlest niece and nephew to come visit and I had stamping things every night after working all day (it's a busy time!) so it was a challenge. I tried to make my home toddler proof but found that I failed miserably. Can you ever make any place toddler proof? hee hee! Ah well, it gave Grandma lots of challenges while my sister and I went to a K-State football game on Saturday! But, the important thing is she still loves us and hopefully will be up for it again. She's a great mom! And we had a lot of fun through the week-end so it was all worth it! Good times. So, I apologize for taking so long to get stuff up but it may be crazy all through the fall. :)

It's worth all the busy times though to have the giggles and laughter and companionship of good friends and family. Happy Stamping!

17 comments:

  1. beautiful cards Seleise, sounds like you are having such a busy time but lots of fun!

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  2. WOW, you were so busy!!! But it was a fun busy so that makes it worthwhile!!!! I've never been apple picking, it sounds like fun!!! Your card is gorgeous, I love the different pinks!!!

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  3. Great "Love and Laughter" card. I'm using the scalloped punches more and more too. And what did you make with all of the apples you gathered?

    rita w

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  4. LOVE your new cards, you are such a busy woman!! I have some scallop punches too, I LOVE scallops, the different pink layers look very effective.

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  5. I'd be dead on my feet too! Love the look of the composite book, such a different look to anything I would make but I love it!

    :) Marcia

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  6. We do not know how we went so long without you either Seleise! You are such fun and add so much creativity and energy to our group. LOVE my notebook I got to make too! See you tonight!

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  7. Love the projects, Seleise! And your niece is ADORABLE! I hope you have rested up a bit... busy girl!

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  8. So creative & so much fun!! I'm so glad we found you or you found us!
    Debi

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  9. Ooh, I love the pink on pink card, and the tree with the hearts is just adorable. Sounds like the apple picking was fun. I have never done that either. I also LOVE the photo you got of your niece. Very cute! :) Kel

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  10. great card for CCT, many thanks for joining in, have a great weekend!

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  11. I LOVE THE SCALLOP LAYERS AS WELL,& THE SENTIMENT IS LOVELY.I HAVE RECENTLY GOT MY HANDS ON THE CIRCLE SCALLOPS & THE HEART SCALLOPS!

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  12. Pretty card for CCT, love the image and the layout. Jillix

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  13. Fabulous cards, love the pink Love and Laughter one

    hugs Bev x

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  14. Sounds like a fun (but tiring) week! I love the simple layout of the first card. I think I'm a little on the "odd" side sometimes as I prefer very simple to overly done cards (and scrapbook layouts). I may CASE the layout.

    Jane
    SBS4

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  15. Cute card (i need that set!) and comp. book. Darling little apple picker!!

    Sounds like you have been busy- in a good way. :-)

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  16. Aww...good times!! :) I LOVE that tree set soo much! I thought your pink tree had hearts all over, but they are butteflies--how sweet!! LOVE your monochromatic card.

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