Thursday, May 29, 2014

21 Years......

21 years ago I married my best friend.
  We were literally just kids when we met...dated through high school...and then college.  I graduated in May of 93, and two weeks later got married at the ripe old age of 21. The priest at our wedding had the best advice for us......always maintain a sense of humor.  If you have that, you can make it through anything.  He then gave us a wedding gift.....a framed picture of Jesus laughing. 
  Our world has been twisted around quite a few times.  It definitely tested our love for each other on more than one occasion.  There were times we fought like crazy people.  But through it all we have always seen the bigger picture. And we remember what our priest told us......maintain a sense of humor...and you know what? He was right.
My husband make me laugh even when I am really not in the mood.  And because of all the "big" things that have happened to has put all the "little" things into perspective.
And we try so hard to make time for each other.  In this crazy life, it is easy to take each other for granted.  To let all the "stuff" in life get in the way for time together.  It has helped us stay connected.  Our kids need both of us.....and for both of us to be happy and love each other.  That is the best gift we can possibly give them.  So with that I have a layout to share that was published in Northridge's Cricut Magazine.
It uses a pretty stamp set by Cherished Memories and coordinating cuts using my Cricut.  A bit of embossing paste and a stencil was used for a subtle background.  The pictures were taken 20 years apart.  A few more wrinkles....a few added pounds...  ;)
You know I am the crazy video if you would like to relive the 90's, see all of my "wonderful" hairstyles, and see how my family has grown and evolved, you can see it all on the video I created for my hubby.  :)  

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Guest Designer for 3 Birds Design!

Good morning!  I am so excited to share that I am a guest designer for 3 Birds Studio!  I absolutely adore their papers, stamps, and stickers!  I've used a combination of all of them here.  To see the full project head on over to the 3 Birds Studio Blog! 
Have a great day friends!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happily Ever After!

Good morning to you!  I hope you had a great weekend! The weather in Chicago was glorious and we honestly couldn't have asked for a better weekend!  I was "unplugged" for most of it as I was spending time with the family.  As the kids get older it gets tougher and tougher to carve out that much needed time together.  We spent the weekend swimming, BBQing, playing "bags" (total southside Chicago thing), making a bonfire, eating SMore's, and Cort and I were in a Memorial Day Parade too. 
My card today was published a few months ago in Cricut Magazine.  It was created with the Bridal Shower and Sweethearts cartridges.  
I did a bit of embossing on the nest and added some glitter. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers
Back to work today! I am on the official countdown to summer now though!  Just a little under 3 weeks! 
Have a great day everyone!