Wednesday, May 28, 2008

I need a vacation ....

I need a vacation from getting ready from vacation. I have a thousand little things to do and what am I doing?? Sitting watching some dumb show!! So, I thought I'd blog.
First, here are some pictures of the samples I prepared for my cousin's wedding. She asked me to do Thank You notes. I was so thrilled to be asked and I love her colors. I have to make 100 so although I really wanted to use Au Chocolate -- gosh, I wish I had stocked up on that paper! I love it but I would never have enough to do that many cards. So, I had to get a little creative and avoid printed paper. My cousin is not a fussy girl so I kept them pretty simple. I haven't heard back from her yet so I am not sure which one (if any) she likes. What do you think??


And I am getting so nervous (and super excited) about my puppy! I have no idea how to train a dog! According to the breeder, he is "paper trained" and out on the floor 24/7. That sounds good ... but is it? Who knows! So, I am looking on line to find some training classes that I can afford.


And I am also getting so nervous (and excited) about going to FL in a couple days. My kidlets can hardly stand the wait but I am afraid they are going to be disruptive on the plane! We went out and got fun stuff to do on the plane and I have been coaching them about staying in our seats and playing quietly. They are going to pack their own backpacks (with lots of supervision, of course) and Teagan is already listing off everything he owns and thinks that it is going in the backpack!


And I am feeling emotional about Teagan's last day of school tomorrow. And Kamryn starting school -- that's not until July but this is all a big reminder! Which then brings me back to the puppy ... I am getting a puppy because my baby just turned 3!!


UUUGGGGHHHH! Sorry this was not much about craftiness today. If you got to the end ... thanks for "listening"






13 comments:

Laura said...

Those cards are lovely! So elegant and the colours are wonderful! :)

Mandy said...

The cards are beautiful! I especially love the one with the scalloped circle. :) I have a Cameron, too, by the way! (He is only 2, though...) Great name!

Angeldrummer said...

i love the blue na dbrown combinations x

acreativeneed said...

Hi Kimberley, I'm one of your SBS 18 sisters, Deena! I just though I'd say hello. Your cards are lovely! My favorite is the top right, but really, they are all pretty! Have a great night!
Smiles, Deena

Jacquie said...

Great cards, I have made one set for a friend, all thank you cards, only 10 and that took me forever!

Love the color combo you used, very nice! I signed up for the SBS 18 group, and I think I am in it, hope I am anyway.

Have a fun trip : )

Anne Marie Peterson said...

Hi Kimberly!
Welcome! Where in FL are you going? I'll be on my way there in a few hours. Have fun!
Your sister,
Anne Marie

southern fairy said...

hi if you please email me then i'll get u added to the yahoo group and challenge blog for sbs 18 :)

southern_kiwi_fairy88@hotmail.com

#Donna# said...

Hi Kimverley, your cards are lovely, the colours are beautiful. i hope your flight with the children goes ok, i'm sure it will, sorry can't give you any advice with your dog, i don't know much about pups but i'm sure he'll bring a lot of fun and laughter. Have a great holiday. Donna SBS18

Jane Carroll said...

loving the blue and brown theme

very original

hugs jane x

sbs18

MobileGal said...

The colours are just so warm and cozy feeling, very nice!

Cath
SBS 18

Heather said...

hey there, these are lovely. I love the top left one - is that patterned paper by Stampin Up?
As for getting the puppy... I have a Lhasa Apso - very similar in size - and she was a breeze to train. Once you've fed your pup keep a close eye on them for the next hour as they'll want to go "potty" pretty soon after eating. Take them outside to wherever you want them to "go" and give them lots of praise as they are doing the 1 or 2. The more often you take them out the better. The first few days I had my pooch I covered the house in paper and gradually moved the paper to just being at the door. She knew she only had to go on paper so followed where the paper was and was soon outside. The only other thing I would suggest is if you catch your pup going inside tell them "no" in a firm voice, try to get them outside as quick as possible and then lots of praise again when they go outside. They'll soon learn. And never rub your pups nose in the mess. They'll just think they are not allowed to go toilet at all and will become secretive to it, leaving you with mess in places you didn't think they could go. :( Hope this helps, just my experience of puppy training! :) This site has some good advice you might like... http://www.thekennelclub.org.uk/item/458

Heather

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

you make beautiful work! :)

stampin abi said...

I love your cards they are wonderful, great colours.