Saturday, April 28, 2012

You Simply Shine - CPS#262 and SSIC #136

Welcome to the Delightful Weekend!!  Hope your day is starting off well.  I'm getting a card in quickly for two challenges, the deadline is today so I'm just getting it in under the wire!


 I  moved up the middle section just a bit to make room for the sentiment (compare to sketch).  I kept the embellishments at a minimum because I want to mail this without a lot of bulkiness (only a little rhinestone was added to the "i" in shine) and I popped up the image with dimensionals.

Ingredients: Unity Stamp Co (Shine On); Designer Paper: Authentique (Delightful Collection - how appropriate for my blog) Card Stock: DCWV - Pastel Stack, Bazzill (white base); Ink: Memento, rich cocoa:  American Crafts ribbon; Rhinestone (on sentiment); EK Success corner rounder: Marvy Uchida, scallop circle; Prismacolor pencil (Rose Deco);  Finished size: A2

Speaking of "shining" here are some of the little gems that brought some shine into my life this week!

 I babysat last night at my son and daughter-in-love's home for my two little granddaughters.  This pic is of Riley Ann. She is a cutie!  Unfortunately Tucker Lynn was all tuckered out and in bed before I could get the camera out.  They are ages 4 and 1 so I thought it was great I could get one to slow down for a picture!

T-Ball is in full swing (no pun intended!) and here is Jake swinging the bat and hitting off the tee. He had his first game this week!
Ready to "play" the field.

Another little "gem" our little Miss Addy-tude. This is what I got when I said "smile for grammie" Oh my she is full of passion and has quite a sense of humor!! She is going through a real naughty stage right now (almost three years old). Not a lot of fun with the training, but she is learning and she is remorseful and willing to apologize when in the wrong (usually to her brother).  Speaking of learning she just learned to make faces not too long ago from Poppa and big brother.  Nice.   Shall I save this one for when she turns 16?

 Last post I shared some spring pictures from my backyard and here are a few more:

One of the gazillion bees loving my Wisteria.

The mock cherry tree loosing it's blossoms in exchange for the green leaves.

Not snow or hail but blossoms from the above tree.

Well that's it for me today.  Hope you all have a blessed week.  Thank you for visiting!

"For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold to those who walk uprightly.  O LORD of Hosts, how blessed is the man who trusts in You!"



  1. Hi Natalie! What a cute post!! That little Addy is a crack up...she's gonna be a pistol huh?? So funny. I love your lamp card - it's so sweet and perfect! Have a wonderful weekend! XOXO

  2. What a lovely card. I like the family photos too! Thanks for sharing. I am so glad that you could join us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

  3. BEAUTIFUL card! LOVE the sketch--I'll have to mark that down so I can play along:)

    LOVE the family photos--esp. that last one! TOOOO cute:)

  4. Beautiful flowers and darling Grandchildren. Love your cute card and the great sentiment. TFS!

  5. Natalie I am loving your card and so glad I went back to see these wonderful photos of the grandchildren. I love keeping up with their progress. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  6. NICE!!