Happy Friday Everyone! Hope your week has been a good one. It's been a pretty productive week for me so I'm feeling good about that. I was feeling pretty behind on things, but kicked it into gear this week, and I'm getting caught up. (for now anyway :) I had decided since I got house"stuff" done Wed, that yesterday would be "creative day". A day to get caught up on projects and deadlines. I got 3 layouts and a card done! THAT is good for me..because I am NOT a fast "creator" at all. I dink around way too much ... looking for just the right button or piece of lace, when the first one I picked up would have probably been just fine. lol Can you say "quirky". Anyway, I was so please things fell into place like they did and I felt good about the finished projects. (I'll be sharing soon).
The layout below is one I did last week using a new stamp set from Crafty Secrets called " Vintage Labels".
You can see them all here. Aren't they fantastic? They are already available!
I love that all the centers come out and are interchangeable, and that it has all the little accent pieces for embellishing. I used mine around the edge of the border of my layout.
The bird image I used below is from the "Birds and Blossoms" Creative Scraps .
The papers are from the "Creating with Vintage Images" CD
I am just pretty much LOVING that set.
What been going on around here?? Well, a little of this an that. I told you I've been busy catching up on things around here, but I've also been taking time to enjoy this fantastic weather. Oh my, the days have just been so cool and comfortable, and the nights ...the best kind for sleeping :) Windows open! LOVE that!
Living in the country I know having the windows open will just undo all that dusting I did this week..but so be it! It's totally worth it. Nothing better than fresh air.
I can already feel that the seasons are getting ready to change again. As much as I complain about the extreme weather changes here, I do love the changing of the seasons. I totally enjoy fall ( I'm just not so happy with what comes "after" that). I really don't even mind snow.. or .. even "winter" for a while... it just seems to last longer than I would like. lol
I have really noticed the gorgeous lighting in the evenings. You'll be able to tell from my next week photos, I've been intrigued by it... . um... alot.
This is my new lamp. I saw it and fell in love with it immediately! My sissy bought it for me as an early Birthday present. Is she the best or what??
Something as simple as these pears on the dinning room table in the evening, just seem to beautiful.
Last night, Dan had work late, so we knew he wouldn't be able to join us ,but Jarad, Kate , mom and I had dinner together at the rehab facility she is at. They have a beautiful room for families to use if they want to gather for meals or just visit. It was just so, I was wishing for a picnic to take mom outside. No picnic tables, so I decided we'd have a picnic anyway.. but inside. Picnic basket, red checked place mats, paper plates, KFC... oh.. and artificial daisies from the dollar store, that I picked up on the way (when I stopped for napkins and plastic ware), in a vase I snatched from moms room. lol Wa la.. (sorta picnic)
It was so great to see Jarad and Kate and catch up on whats been going on in their lives. (This momma's heart is happy!)
And then... another beautiful sunset for my viewing pleasure, on the way home afterwards.
Cant been that. .
It was a good day
have a great start to your weekend my friends