Sunday, February 22, 2009

Our Anniversary

Eight years ago today, Jason and I were married in the beautiful city of Florence, Italy. As I listen to Paige in the next room acting out Sleeping Beauty, it's a wonder to me how quickly the time has flown and how much our lives have changed. Here are some of my favorite pictures from our wedding day. I can't believe how young we look...

Happy Anniversary Jason! Thank you for eight years, two homes, two beautiful kids, hundreds of trips to Lowes, countless laughs, a few arguments, and lots of love.

Feeling Thankful

So many people have shown us wonderful acts of kindness over the past two months and I am so remiss in sending out thank you notes. I decided to indulge my inner Miss Manners this weekend, quiet the nagging voice inside of me, and tend to creating, writing and sending out thank you notes.

Still determined to make the use of my stash, I created these cards with supplies and materials that I have on hand. I think they turned out well and they certainly have an air of spring about them! Hopefully the cards will brighten the day of those who have brought sunshine into our lives.

Floral thank you note:

  • Instructions: To make the flower, I punch three different sized circles 2", 1.5" and 1.25". I trimmed the edge of each circle with my deckle edge scissors. Stack the circles and adhere a button for the center. I made a few of these this weekend for cards and scrapbooking accents.
  • Supplies: Cardstock- Archivers; Patterned paper- Heather Bailey for Autumn Leaves (print), Creative Memories (pink), Circle punches- Creative Memories, Fiskers; Stamp- Amuse; Ink and Ribbon- Stampin' Up; Other- Thread and Button.

Bird thank you notes:

  • Supplies: Cardstock- Archivers; Clear stamp- Hero Arts (exclusive to Archivers); Ink- Clear Box; Gems-Hero Arts; Stamp- Amuse; Ribbon- Offray (green) Bo Bunny (green polka dots); Colored Pencils- EK Success.