Saturday, August 25, 2007


It has been a CRAZY two weeks at the Riley house! I thought I'd have all this extra time when school started ... NOT! My DH and I are constant taxi cabs to and from the schools. Our days start early with our first trip to the high school for my daughter's 6:30 a.m. marching band practice. Allie's at band camp this weekend, and our season is in full swing! You'll probably be hearing alot about our OUTSTANDING Marching Band in the coming months! I'm one PROUD Band Mom!

Drew (7th grade) is trying out for the Boy's Volleyball team on Monday. Oh, I so hope he makes it! He needs something right now that he can be excited about! More running for me and DH, but am so thankful Allie and Drew are active in things that interest them!

Back to school time ... Open Houses, unexpected school supply shopping, and homework for ME! (I just might scream if my kids bring home one more form that needs signed, or one more thing that requires me writing a check!) I think I've had more homework than Allie and Drew have!

All this activity has made me behind on many things, especially getting ready for my classes. I normally have my class projects ready one to two weeks in advance. I finally got some free time last night to prepare, and I can't WAIT to share them with you!!! I like my local friends to be surprised when they come to class, so I'll be sharing the projects with you later in the week.

Another thing I've been behind on is ackowledging birthdays. My good friend, and fellow SU Demonstrator, Lorri Heiling celebrated her birthday on 8/21, and I still haven't gotten her gift to her! Visit Lorri's blog and leave her a Happy Birthday comment (it'll make her day!). This is the birthday card I made for Lorri. It was cased from mudflapmamma HERE and starofmay HERE and HERE. I found the color combination of Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, and Pumpkin Pie irresistable and just HAD to try it! I changed the stamp set to Big Bold Birthday, and the gifts are cut out and popped up on dimensionals. Don't you wish SU would come out with the double stitched grosgrain ribbon in ALL the 48 colors too? I love it!
Stamps: Big Bold Birthday, Polka Dot Background Stamp
Paper: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Soft Sky, Purely Pomegranate, Pumpkin Pie, and Basic Black Classic Ink Pads
Embellishments: Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals


fran said...

I hear ya', girlfriend! I have an 8th grader and a senior at home! And still you found time to stamp a super cute b'day card!

Katie said...

Super cute card!

I just stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Added to my blogroll :)

Melissa said...

Fabulous! All the colors just pop!

Dottie K said...

I love the colors on this card and how your packages just pop. So cute. You've been a busy bee. I'm sure she is going to love this beauty. :)

Rose Ann said...

All that running and homework, and you still had time to make this beauty! I love it! And yes...I wish we had all of the colors in the double stitched grosgrain.

Hope things slow down a bit for you, so you can 'catch your breath'.

Libby said...

I definitely agree about the ribbon, love the double-stitched! That's a super cute card. And fyi - I gushed a little about you & your wonderful stamp room on my blog today, if you want to check it out. :-)

Flossie's Follies said...

Love this card, think I was way off on the number, hope I did better in the lottery, Oh that reminds I need to check my numbers.

kathleenh said...

Nancy, your card is adorable! I love how you have the gifts popped up on dimensionals.

Alexandra said...

What a cute card! Found you on Heaher's blog and I am glad I did! I know what you mean - I have three in school, and I swear I am more busy chauffering, studying, signing, writing checks, etc - LOL! I wouldn't trade 'em for the world though *smile*


Tara said...

love your blog! and this card is soo darling...I might have to case this one! :)