The design for this week’s Simple Saturday card was so simple I made two! Besides, the “Is it pink, or is it blue?” question is still up in the air at my house. LOL. The question is no longer a question for a number of my co-workers, however. In my department, three of my co-workers had babies this past week, and there was one a couple of weeks ago as well – three boys and one little girl – Brennan, Mason, August, and Tegan.
The inspiration for my cards can be found here on the Simplicity blog. Don’t you just love Susan’s CAS style. I certainly do. Oh, and before I forget – my cards meet the criteria for Stamp Simply #151 challenge – One Layer Cards – as featured on the No Time To Stamp? blog.
Materials & Tools: White Textured Cardstock; Heavenly Blue, Crystal Blue, Baby Pink, and Blush ink pads; Sweet Baby and Baby Impressions (retired) stamp sets; Heavenly Blue and Blush Designer Ribbon Rounds.
A Slice of Life: The funeral we attended was for Marv’s cousin’s husband, who succumbed last week to pancreatic cancer at the age of 60. The service was held in a tiny church in a little town about 40 miles from here. As the families were so large, the entire sanctuary of the church was reserved for family and relatives with the rest of the attendees (and there were a lot of them) filling the church basement, entryway, and spilling out unto the steps and churchyard. After the burial and lunch at the church, everyone was invited to gather at the couple’s rural home, so it pretty much ended up being an all-day affair. And tonight, I’m exhausted tonight from having spent a good part of the day outside in the heat and humidity. The high heels and pantyhose that seemed like a good idea this morning weren’t very comfortable by 4 pm.
On our drive back to town, we stopped at the farm where Dustin and Miranda will be living. About 15 miles from city limits, the three-bedroom, rambler-style house (that was Miranda’s grandparents’ house) sits in a huge yard with lots of other large farm buildings. With a mowed area as big as most city parks, there will be no shortage of space for the little one to run and play. The house, which her grandpa built in 1969 and added on to in 1980, has a big living room, kitchen, dining area, master bedroom, two baths, and a number of smaller rooms, including the sweet little room that will the baby’s nursery. They are in the process of painting everything, and new floor coverings will be laid throughout before they move in.
Grandpa and Cameron took the little boys fishing on the river this evening. I hope they catch some fish and are having fun.
Tomorrow will be another “church and chores” Sunday. I am hoping to have some time with Bjorn and Mathias, too, and if there are a few minutes to spare, a little time in my corner. Tonight, I’m going to grab a book and head to bed early.
If you are still with me, that’s my weekend so far. What are you up to? Whatever it is, I hope you are enjoying your time. Take care, and thanks for stopping by!