So...I've been absent for the last couple of days. But, trust me, it was for good reason. I was spending a lot of time working on my projects for my Guest DT spot over at Red Velvet Kit Club. So, no more waiting! Here we go...
First off, a mini-book that I created as a gift for Bryan when he comes home. Here's the book:
And, here's the story:
Every time we visit my husband's old home (and friends) in Spokane, WA, he is always camera-crazy with the friend pics. Although, Bryan would be the first to admit he doesn't weild a camera with much success. So, I took all of his not-so-perfect pics of his friends, and put them into a nice little book for him to enjoy. I crafted it to look sort of like a cross between a yearbook, and a class notebook...using a combination of the Bam Pop set and the various ephemera from the kit. Each one of his friends has their own page, and a corresponding "character" from the Bam Pop yearbook photo paper. Their names were all done in the Sass alpha, and framed in the diecut Bam Pop frames. Then, I took transparencies, stamped with painted
bubble wrap, and mounted the Bam Pop yearbook photo on top with photo corners. If you flip the transparency over, you see a yearbook-ish type description of each friend (written on various graph and notebook papers included in the kit), along with the real-life photo of each person. Being in the military, and so far away from his friends, my husband misses them dearly. I hope this little book will be a nice reminder of who he misses from back home.
Now, if you made it through that little rambling, here's a quick card that I made for Bryan for our anniversary:
A LO about our new fur-baby, Sake:
And, a little LO about Luka at one year old. The little notebook paper insert pulls out to reveal more journaling about all of his accomplishments up to this point.
So, in addition to the Red Velvet busy-ness, I hadn't really felt like bloggin because it has been a rather crappy week. Hazel had her 4 year old check-up, and got 5 vaccines. They ended up making her sick (on top of her already TERRIBLE allergies), so it has been a fun week playing "Nurse Mom." Then, I got awoken yesterday at 7:30 am by the phone ringing. It was Bryan calling. They pushed back his return date by about 4 days. That might not seem like much, but when you're husband's been gone for 15 months, every last day before he comes home seems like an eternity! Plus, he has never been home for our anniversary. Ever. And, he was supposed to come home ON our anniversary. Not anymore. I guess that was the most upsetting part. On the bright side, it gives me more time to get the house all ready to go, and to bang out my Label Tulip projects before he comes home. Well, I have tons to do this weekend, so i had better get a move on. Happy Friday!