Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Catching Up!

Sorry that it's been so quiet here!  I've had TONS of goodness to share, but so many things have gotten in the way.  Don't you just hate it when that happens??  I don't know about you, but I'd typically prefer only to do WHAT I want to WHEN I want to.  If only it really worked that way!  Hehe.
One thing that I do LOVE doing is spending time with our grandson, and we were lucky to have him stay with us for a few days.  Before he was born I just didn't get it when friends or co-workers would gush over their grandchildren.  What was the big deal anyway?  Now I know, and Timothy is amazing...and fun...and cute...and loving...and, well, you get the picture.  Being a grandparent - there's NOTHING like it!  I love to rock him to sleep.  His parents are the put-him-in-the-crib-and-he-goes-to-sleep-by-himself kind of parents, and that works for them.  Me, I love to rock him.  Sometimes when he falls asleep I don't want to put him down.  I've been known to just hold and rock him for the whole nap.  Two hours...three hours - doesn't matter to me. Whatever else needs to be done, it can wait!
Here's a fun pic from one evening's dinner.  Yes, I know it...serving ravioli to a self-feeding 16-month old makes a straight from the dinner to the bathtub kind of evening.  Actually, I love every minute of it!  Notice Mr.Two Fisted Eater...spoon in right hand, fork in left!
I am also happy to report that a box full of Papertrey Ink goodness arrived in the mailbox a few days ago.  Oh yes!  The newest Tiny Treats (Tiny Treats: Birthday) is absolutely adorable, and Mat Stack 5 is awesome.  It's such a fun, classic shape, and I can see myself using it over and over.  I had such fun with this card!
Two important notes:  I'll be back in a bit for Papertrey Ink's January Blog Hop, and I've edited posts here, here and here to add supply lists.  Thanks for being patiently waiting- you're awesome!

(All supplies are PTI unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Tiny Treats:Birthday
Paper: Kraft, Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush; My Minds' Eye (Alphabet Soup Girl - Little Princess, Zoo Cuties)
Ink: Pure Poppy
Accessories: Sweet Blush Vintage Buttons, Button Twine, Pure Poppy Felt, Mat Stack 5 die; Nestabilities Scalloped Circle, SU! 1 3/4 Circle Punch and Corner Rounder Punch 


  1. That's such a sweet pic of your grandson. Enjoy this time! My mom is the same way with my daughter - and she's almost 12 now. LOL

    Your card is adorable. I really like the papers and the mat stack. I can't wait to see you Blog Hop entry!

  2. What a great little "princess" card! I love how you adorned the mat stack with the die cut flowers! Funny, I used this die for today's hop and I used it vertical too!

    I love that you are enjoying your grandson and that is a precious picture!

  3. What a sweet card Sue. I love the way you have matted everything - the Mat Stack 5 looks awesome.

  4. Oh so cute!!! Love it! I haven't used my die yet......but, I will!

  5. Such a cute card. The MS5 is amazing used on the vertical. I haven't received my goodies yet. Seeing this card has me even more impatient now. Thannnnnks. ;)

  6. So cute! (Both the baby and the card!)

  7. Love this card!! So cute!! Love that you left the image uncolored too! (What a sweet little grandson too!!)

  8. Cute card and adorable grandbaby! Although I am happy to have some time to myself when my 2 youngest go down for their nap, there are some times when I secretly glad when they are a bit under the weather and need to snuggle with me during nap time. Before I know it, they will be grown up and that precious time won't be an option any more.