Friday, April 24, 2009

Birthday Keeper

Happy Friday everyone!!! I tell you, I need it to be Friday. It has been one heck of a week, but then again, when are they not when you have kids, right?

The good thing going on around here is the weather. It is awesome. We had some hot days there in the beginning of the week but now it is cool, there is a breeze and the birds are chirping. We might go and get a hummingbird feeder because my hubby has seen several hummingbirds around the house. I also noticed that a LOT of our neighbors also have hummingbird feeders in their yards. We already have a bird feeder but it would be neat to also more welcome the hummingbirds into our yard.

Tonight is my oldest son's second T-ball game. I am so proud of him. He is LOVING playing baseball. In fact, he loves it so much that he doesn't want any of his teammates to get the ball. I don't know how many times we had to tell him to allow his teammates to get the ball and to stop fighting over it. Wednesday night he had practice again and his coaches had to tell him to stop fighting over the ball. Of course, he is also a social butterfly and didn't stay one place out on the field during practice. I had to watch my youngest at the same time so if my eyes left the field by the time I got back he was in a different position.

Oh, not only do we have a lot of birds around our house we also have a TON of ladybugs. They are all over our yard and while oldest was practicing my youngest was catching butterflies. He was doing so well and then I heard him stopping on the cement. Yep, he killed the poor thing. I guess it is just too tempting for a boy.

So would you all like to see my project for today now? Hehehe I actually have a teaser. What I am showing you today is a tease for the project that I have made for the Papertrey Ink Blog Hop that will be starting Saturday night. This will be the first time I participate. I certainly encourage you to participate if you can. The challenge is to use one of Lauren's templates, easy peasy, right?

My family is a decent size family. With us kids getting older and having kids of our own it is getting more and more difficult to remember everyone's birthdays (it doesn't help that I am getting older hehehe). A while back Nichole from Papertrey Ink challenge the design team to come up with a good way to keep track of everyone's birthdays.

With this blog hop coming up I decided that now is a good time to get something together that works for me. So that is exactly what I did. I am pleased with it but not ecstatic. It will work though and that is what I am happy about.

So here are the deets:
stamps: PTI polka dot basics, Ambassador Monogram Edition,
ink: Tim Holtz tea dye distress ink, palette dark brown, PTI lavender moon
paper: PTI kraft, SS white, plum pudding
twill ribbon from Michael's and brads (not sure where those came from).

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow night for the Blog Hop.

Thanks for stopping by!!!


1 comment:

Lorie said...

Great idea Missy! I wimped out and just use an online website that keeps all the birthdays and e-mails me when one is coming up. Your idea is much nicer! :o)