Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Woohooo!!!!!

Okay, maybe I should tone down my excitement just a little bit, but today is a big day! It's my littlest one's first day of preschool this year. With my middle child in first grade this year, both of the older two are now in school a full day, which means (here's the *real* reason for my excitement) I get the whole FOUR HOURS of preschool to myself! As in alone! Alone - in my house without having to lock myself in a bathroom or something! I'm a little giddy for sure!

I haven't stamped in a few days due to a busy weekend with football, family, and birthday celebrations (thanks so much for all the happy birthday wishes!), but I do have something I made a while back with one of Verve's newest sets - Love Story. I wanted something soft, romantic, and a little bit shabby, but also simple and uncluttered. Here's what I came up with:


The beautiful frame around the sentiment, as well as the sentiment, are both part of Love Story. The glittery heart is by Melissa Frances. I topped it with a pearl swirly flourish that just about goes unnoticed in the photograph, but adds a really nice touch in real life and two rolled flowers. Some pleated thick ivory satin ribbon and some ivory trim finish off the bottom.

I'd love to chitchat a bit more, but I have only an hour of solitude left and two blog hops later this week. I'm off to stamp something!

Hugs,

18 comments:

Marcie S. said...

Congrats on the 4 whole hours to yourself! I know what you mean...my oldest is in school every other day (Kindergarten) and I have started my youngest going 1 day a week to preschool...so it's fantastic having a day to myself finally!!!!
Lovely card as always!

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

beautiful card, found your blog love it!!

Deconstructing Jen said...

This is just beautiful Amy! I love the distressed edges and the soft looks. And that heart/pearl/flower combination is just stunning. AMAZING card!

Crafty Engineering said...

Glad to hear I am not the only Mom that looks forward to those hours of solitude! My youngest is still at home, but they have a 2.5 yr class that is two morning a week that I am hoping to sign her up for once she reaches that age...makes me giddy even thinking about have two mornings to myself (which of course would probably be filled with cleaning and grocery shopping...but they would be peaceful!).

Artery of Sleep said...

Harmonious card! The colors, decor, all very beautiful!

Stampvanwinkle said...

What a beautiful card Amy. So soft and elegant.

Enjoy your time alone. I know that you will put it to good use. :)

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

First, I love this amazing card. You have to stop making such pretty stuff, you are giving all us other stampers a complex!! LOL!

Second, I am right there with ya. Every Wednesday and Thursday I have a whole 4 hours to myself TOO!! And next year it will be every day a whole 3 hours to myself. Is it bad to "can't wait" for the year after when they BOTH will be in full day school??? LOL!

Hugs to you girlie.

Michelle said...

I think the first time I had a few hours to myself I went & bought some ice cream & ate THE WHOLE THING MYSELF!!! Now that was a celebration lol!

Eva said...

Amy, I am so with Michelle...LOL....I am having a complex...just kidding. But seriously, this is such a GORGEOUS card, every single thing about it is just STUNNING!!! I am so happy you don't have to close yourself in the bathroom for at least 4 hours now....enjoy every minute of it and I can't wait to see your blog hop eye candies..hugs...

jostek said...

beautifu

Jackie Pedro said...

Please don't tone down your excitement!! You're entitled!!! I felt the same way when both my girls went to full day AT THE SAME TIME and AT THE SAME SCHOOL! Glorious!!! LOL1

Love your card.....it's a beauty!

Niki Estes said...

Gorgeous card, Amy! I love everything about it! Can't wait to see what you create with your free time! :)

Oliwiaen said...

Oh my, so you're telling you created all those beauties having so little time?! I can't wait for what you'll show with full four hours :-))

And this card reminds me of Anne of Green Gables' wedding - I don't know why, perhaps because it's so romantic and vintage :-))

Kelly said...

Our little guy goes to preschool this year too. 2 hours on Monday and Friday. I using Monday for grocery shopping and errands and FRiday for craft time. I totally **get** what you are saying!

Jane Wetzel said...

hi Amy! chuckleing over here at you this morn! I REMEMBER the FIRST day I had to myself also...pretty cool! :) Now my oldest (31) getting married in just a couple weeks! Time flys! Gorgeous card and I may have to case it for my own! where is that beautiful dp from? hugs and best wishes- jane w. :)

Marisa said...

Darling card. LOL, oh how I can remember that feeling of finally getting some quiet alone time. Enjoy :D

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Wow it is Gorgeous, lovely paper and the lace with the pleating is perfect!

Wendy said...

Amy, this is just stunning!

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