This has been a busy summer in many ways!! I know I haven't been posting as often as I have in the past, and that has in part been due to the fact that I just haven't had time to stamp - sad I know! But we've also spent some time together as a family, which is the most important thing to me. We've gone camping at the river, and spent time with both our familes and then last weekend we went to the beach - woohoo! We stopped in at the USS Lexington in Corpus Christi, and took a tour of the ship. Wow - that was really amazing being on a ship like that where sailors gave their lives for our country! The ship took several hits, but managed to survive them all. If you ever get a chance to visit Corpus Christi, this museum is one you don't want to miss!
We then stayed in Port Aransas for a couple of nights out on the Gulf of Mexico. It was HOT!! We had to go buy a canopy - like most everyone else out on the beach - I tell you - you could almost fry chicken out there on the concrete! And you sure wouldn't need no fire to roast a marshmallow - it would just melt LOL!
Kids had a blast playing in the sand, I think that they enjoy playing in the sand as much as splashing in the waves!
A picture of Dan and I after a full day in the sun - it was wonderful! It was a great relaxing weekend, and back to the daily grind on Monday though!! I had to take my typing work with me, which kind of was a bummer, but if you're gonna play, I guess you have to work to pay for it :) It was a nice getaway though, and my kids had a blast too.
While we were gone, my dear friend, Robin kept our dog for us, and that meant a lot to us too - not to have to worry about him being out in the heat. So I wanted to let her know I appreciated her. I bought her a shell windchime while we were there, but I also wanted to make her something hand made from me as a thank you.
This little guy was inspired from page 57 of the catalog. This is a giant clothespin that you can get at Hobby Lobby or Michaels. I covered the clothespin with paper, that new wonderful delicious Razzleberry Lemonade paper! I stamped him on white cardstock, Soft Suade, and on the yellow paper from the DSP Razzleberry Lemonade, and then paper pieced him together. He is holding a yummy looking cupcake that I colored in with the new IN COLOR MARKERS ... yeah!
This little guy can be a recipe card holder, but I thought it would be really neat to make scripture cards for him to hold. So that is what I did. I printed out some favorite scriptures for him to hold. My friend, Robin just took a new job which will be a little more stressful, and I thought that some scriptures to remind her through the day of God's blessings and promises would be special to her.
And this is the card I made her. I used the stamp set Animal Stories for this card as well as Inspired by Nature.
I'm giving the gift to her tonight, I think she'll like it. I want her to know how much I appreciate her friendship and thoughtfulness in so many ways :)