Thursday, April 10, 2014

2 Weeks and 1 Day and Counting!

Oh my goodness....it's been a while since I posted but I've been one busy lady! We are 15 days from my son's wedding and I don't think I could busier than I am right now. So much to do and crunch time is here. I have decided I am really grateful that I only have 1 daughter. I can see the stress the mother of the bride is under trying to get everything done. But I am sure that it will all be simply wonderful. I only have to do the rehearsal dinner, basically, and although there are still many details it is all coming together. I have made the table decorations as well as a few other details...but still lots on my list needing checking off. I can't show photos yet because I want it all to be a surprise. 

I miss my regular paper crafting but these little crafts have been fun, too. I can't wait to share with you what I did and will...but not until after the wedding.

 I did go to Washington, DC last week for a retirement ceremony for a friend and enjoyed my time there. I love it there.  I took this photo of the Capitol with the sun reflecting off the windows.


I loved seeing the Lincoln Memorial lighted at night.
 
And the Washington Monument's reflection in the Reflecting Pool was just lovely.
 
 I went to Arlington National Cemetery a couple of times because both of my parents are buried there.  It's an awe inspiring place, in my opinion.  I'm so grateful to all of those who have served our country.

It was rainy the second time I visited but still just as beautiful under gray skies.

I also went to the Pentagon at night to see the 9/11 Memorial.  It was so beautiful and the picture does not do it justice:

I bought a new camera recently as my Canon SX 230 broke.  I got the Canon SX 280 and was really please with the night time low light photos!

Anyway, I made a bunch of thank you notes for my daughter in law to use.  I think she appreciated them. 

Here are some samples:
The one above was made with the Stampin Up Bitty Banners die and stamp set.  I used some printed papers I had on hand.  So simple and a card I will duplicate again and again!

Green is D'Ann's favorite color so I made her some "thanks" cards with some Paper Trey Ink cardstock and ribbon and a Simon Says Stamp die.
 
Here is a closeup of the inlay...love how that looks:
And that's it for today.  I might be AWOL again for a few days/weeks...but certainly not a month!

Happy Crafting!

3 comments:

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful photos. Been quite some time since I've been to Wash DC. Like the thank you cards. Glad the wedding pkg I mailed arrived. Wishing the best for the wedding.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Ursula Uphof said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely photos. Good luck with the wedding and looking forward to seeing your lovely creations. Hugs, Ursula

Niki said...

Wonderful photos and the cards are great!