Thursday, June 18, 2009

While I was waiting.....

We waited all day Tuesday for Lisa and Earl to arrive and our level of excitment was very high. They didn't get to our house until 11:30 P.M. so while we were waiting, I got busy and made this card:


This is one of the images that was sent to me to help me get my feet wet. Slowly but surely I'm getting those images made into cards. And as luck would have it I'm finding all kinds of reasons to send people cards. Funny how that works...

Here is a closer view of my sweet Tilda:



For the ground I used some green copics and the grass and flowers were added using Marvy Markers colored directly onto Art Impression stamps. The blue background is done with copics.

NOW TO THE CHILDREN...

Yesterday we had a birthday party of sorts for the twins, who turned ONE! We went to Peter Piper Pizza and a few people from Bills work showed up plus the sweet gal to cares for them on Sunday mornings at church. The older three children, Shayla, Nia and Jordan had a blast playing with all the games and such they have there. This twins had the most fun eating their Birthday Cake...

Brielle and Josslyn get a glimpse of their First Birthday cake...



Brielle - m-m-m-m--m good



Yummy cake...



Josslyn loved the icing...



After the party, my living room became the toy room:



This morning, Earl and Lisa with all five children loaded into a van, drove off for their two weeks vacation. They're young, they can handle the drive to Alabama and then on to Florida with five youngsters! My house is so quiet that I'm having a hard time knowing what to do first. I have a lot to do though, just getting the toys sorted out and put away, there's tons of laundry and more cleaning. Now I will have the freedom to get it done and hopefully lots of stamping to, but for now....back to the cleaning and sorting and laundry...

19 comments:

  1. What time well spent, Barb, because that card is wonderful!!! Your coloring is splendid...Thanks for showing us pictures of such cuties...Looks like they had a BLAST!! Hugs...Jacque

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  2. My goodness I don't know which is sweeter, the birthday cake, your lovely card, or those sweet babies :) Okay I will go with the babies, the card running a close second haha. I commend you on being a foster grandmom, it must bring you such joy, the children are so fortunate to have you :)
    hugs
    Suzy

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  3. What a cute card, Barb!! Love that Tilda and your coloring is fantastic! Great card!

    What cute patooties!!! Great pics!! Looks like they enjoyed everything, and I had to laugh at the toys in your living room. That's what mine looks like all the time! LOL! Thanks for sharing with us! HUGS!

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  4. Barb...your card is so cute! Happy Birthday to the twins loved seeing the pictures of them. Thanks for sharing and i hope you are able to get alot of stamping and coloring done in your spare time.
    Hugs
    Nancy

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  5. Barb you card is really cute, just like those babies ! Really like the card you water colored as well.
    Hugs

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  6. Barb,
    She's so wonderful!
    I love her glittery wings and your coloring is gorgeous!
    And those b'day photos made me smile :)
    Katie

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  7. Your card is positively wonderful. Love the colors. Those twins are toooo cute!!! Hugs, Christina C.

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  8. Wow, what a journey! Hope you enjoy your 2 week break!

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  9. Great card! You really matched the image color and the paper beautifully. I love the red boots!

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  10. That Tilda is adorable Barb but not as adorable as the birthday gals and they are so clean with there cake you should see my GD face on her first birthday. Enjoy your rest for the next couple of weeks.

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  11. SUper CUTE, Bard....and so is the card! LOL! beautifully colored!

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  12. Barb,
    your card is so cute! I love the coloring on Tilda...
    and what a lovely babies!!!
    Hugs
    Vivi

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  13. Great card that you made Barb! Love those blue color combo, very nice.

    Secondly, happy belated birthday to the super cute twin. They are just SSoooooOoOoOo darling.

    Having fun and enjoy some peace & quiet time working on your craft projects!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  14. Barb, beautiful card. I love the colour scheme here and your colouring is marvelous. Very nice layout.

    Hugs.
    Norma

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  15. Thanks for sharing the girls' birthday photos Barb! I've enjoyed watching them grow. My grand-daughter turns one in just over 4 weeks time, so they are close in age to her.

    BTW, love your card!

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  16. Hiya Barb, beautiful card!! I'm so glad the girls had a good birthday. I hope they kids do well. they are gonna miss you as much as you miss them, I'm sure. They'll be so busy with all the visiting, too! I hope you & Bill can do some fun things during your "vaca". :)

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  17. What beautiful children! OH MY Gosh! I miss those days. Cherish each moment.
    I am so jealous,
    Hugs,
    Pam
    http://stampsinc.blogspot.com/

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  18. I was so consumed by those beautiful children I forgot to comment on your card!LOL!
    Your coloring is wonderful Barb, I love the scenery. Gorgeous.
    Hugs,
    Pam L.

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  19. These are 2 very pretty cards! Each of them are colored so very well! The children are so cute too.
    Hugs
    Jodi =)

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