Today's card features a garden full of button blossoms. Isn't this darling? I love how cheerful and fun it is. It's super easy to make but putting twine on each button is time consuming. I'm a little obsessive about closing the buttons up. I think it looks 'undone' when the button is naked so I tied off all 18 of these tiny pink buttons before adhering them on top of the leaf stems.
So, I've really missed blogging. The second half of December really got away from me. It was all good stuff, but I just didn't have any free time so card making and blogging got put on the back burner. But I was surprised at how much I missed it. It just reminds me how much I value expressing my creative side. I hope to blog regularly in 2014. I hope you continue to follow me and enjoy my weekly craftiness and ramblings. You know I love your comments so please periodically take a minute and write a note about a post that you like! I really appreciate your comments back.
Life in 2014 is starting out full and fun. We went wedding dress shopping for the June wedding on Friday January 3rd and Sarah said 'yes to the dress.' She got a gorgeous silk taffeta sweetheart neck gown for the June beach wedding. It was really fun picking it out with her and there was no drama like the TV shows (at least not for us.)
Sarah and Ivan had their first wedding on Monday January 6th. Eric headed back to campus on Tuesday the 7th and this past week (and weekend) it's been all about establishing a new routine with the newlyweds living in the third floor bedroom of our house. So far, it's all good. Bob and I are trying really hard to offer them a bit of privacy and they seem to appreciate it, but often they are hanging with us in the main floor (which is nice.)
Below are pictures of the first wedding. It was a 10 minute deal (do you Sarah, do you Ivan....) and it was very nice. We are friends with the senior pastor at our church and asked him to do the simple ceremony at a convenient time for his schedule and he agreed. Normally one of the associate pastor's does the wedding but Mike was the youth pastor when Sarah was in Jr/Sr high and she knows him so it was super nice that he did that as a favor to our family. Sarah and Ivan went through 2 pre-marital counseling sessions with the pastor of spiritual growth. They have 2 maybe 3 more sessions to go through before the June wedding. They are enjoying the time exploring how to have a successful marriage and enjoy getting to know Pastor Dorian in the process.
We went to Paparazzi's for dinner afterwards (surprisingly very few nice restaurants are open on Monday evenings) and Sarah saved the cork from the wine as a momento. Very sweet.
And below are photo's of the newlywed suite. I'm glad to see Sarah decorating it and arranging it as 'their own' space. No surprise that the book lovers have books EVERYWHERE already!
Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog today. I'll have another post later this week. Make it a great day.