Monday, June 25, 2007

This week, my precious son, Stephen turned 16. As many of you know, Stephen was adopted at birth by my ex and myself, after a long struggle with infertility and losing 2 babies. He was SOOOO wanted and SOOOO loved. It was inconceivable that I could love anything or anything as much as I loved him. We've had a rough couple of years lately, with court stuff, and him moving back and forth between his dad and I, but through it all, I can honestly say that he continues to be the most adorable, talented, brilliant young man I've ever met, and he continues to challenge me to become a better person as I put into practice all I know to be true about being a godly woman and a godly mom. Here's a picture of Stephen with his 2 best friends as they came over to celebrate his birthday... playing poker and going out toilet papering! Stephen is the one with no shirt!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Finally got some time to do some fun stamping this afternoon... after a much needed visit to the hair salon! No interruptions... no laundry to do, just me and my stamps! This card represents three challenges: Using a set from Stampin Up that is going to be retired at the end of June, making a Graduation card that doesn't use traditional graduation images, and a sketch challenge using this specific layout. Colors (Creamy Caramel, Cranbery Crisp, Chocolate Chip, and Pretty in Pink) were chosen based on the scrapbook paper, which is from Basic Grey. The stamp set is called "Nice & Easy Notes" and it's the oldest stamp set I own. The circle stamp is called "Riveting" and it's so fun to use. I need to go back and add some brads, but other than that, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I still need about 3 more graduation cards... this was a big year for college kids graduating that I've known since they were little kids. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!