Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The title of this post seems so final...but it's not! It's just announcing that my girl is now gone away to college :) We took her up on Monday after a ton of shopping, packing, shopping and last minute goodbyes and now SHE'S ALL GROWN UP :_( Well, almost, anyhow :)
She is very busy as she has decided to play in the marching band at school and so she is at Band camp working 10 hours a day to be able to perform Friday at a Welcome picnic and through the season at all the home football games! Her room (a space about 12' x 5') is all set and squared away...funny thing is she had to call me the next morning to find where I had put her flat iron to straighten her hair!! I decided that's the best way to get your college kid to call you....hide stuff when you go to visit ;)
Here's a card I made using my copics and some Basic Grey Euphoria paper. This image is a froggy Ketto image from Stamping Bella. I don't have the image, it came with a WISH RAK but I certainly think I need it, don't you?! The colors of the card came out a bit differently in the picture than IRL...they are much more rich and dynamic, but I wanted to share it anyway :) I made one for my sister Kelly's birthday and one for a graduation card :) I also made a card for my sister Kristy's birthday, but it was ALL GLITTERY and the card would not photograph right, boo hoo...too much shininess!! Happy August birthdays to them though!!
This is a picture that my DH took on his week long SOLO canoe trip in the Adirondacks. Isn't it beautiful. He came home safe and sound with only a big long rip in his leg. He's recovering though, poor thing!! :)
That's it for me today :) Be blessed! God is here with you! Everyday!


  1. Ahhhhh Kim Marie - she looks just like her mama - When my DD went away to college we took here down to U of I and spent the day unpacking etc etc then I cried all the way (3 hours) home! BUt it got better the years after that.

    Hope all is well with you!

  2. My they do grow up quick...great idea on the hiding stuff...think I may give that a try when/if steph leaves the nest...You froggie card is adorable...tfs...

  3. I have to do this with my son next month, it'll be awful :0(

  4. Congrats on getting your Copic cert!

    Big hugs to you and your adjustment to your baby leaving the nest for a while ;)

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  6. Aaahhh, Kim-Marie she'll soon be home, telling all that happened. Have to say love your hint for us parents about hiding things just to make sure they call . . very clever.

    Fab card & love that image too.



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