Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter, a Sneak Peek at the New Miracle Kit, and Inspired Blueprints #43!

Happy Easter everyone!!!  Hope you all had a great time celebrating with family.  It's just about half over here and we still have Easter dinner to do, which I am looking forward to.  Although, we're putting Easter on hold for a few hours while my husband is at a shooting competition...who schedules one of those for Easter????

I apologize for disappearing for so long.  I've had a tough time work and health wise these past couple months.  I'm hoping to focus more on both my health and my family's and get us all back on track this coming year.  Recently, we've been very worried that we'd have to have Owen's tonsils removed after they suddenly swelled up last fall and with a $6,000 deductible, it was a huge financial decision, not just a health issue.  We've worked with both our family physician and an alternative doctor trying to determine the cause and any other possible option.  Fortunately, after we finally gave up with the understanding that we'd done all we could and saw an ENT specialist, he agreed that we were doing the right thing by watching him closely and for now, he doesn't think it's necessary or productive to remove them.  I don't believe in surgery just for the heck of it and was thankful he wasn't one of those that force it on you.  Anyway, so between that and the fact that we are having some major issues at work which requires me to jump through hoops to meet new shorter deadlines, I'm just mentally and physically drained!!  Even scrapbooking isn't appealing at this point....that's how bad it's gotten! ;O)
Anyway, enough excuses and whining!  The new Miracle kit is going to be available to customers in just 11 more days and I thought I'd share what I've created so far with the kit.  I absolutely love the colors they chose (Sweet Leaf, Olive, Bamboo, Crystal Blue, and Colonial White) and thought it was perfect for Easter!  The only down side to me about this kit is that the die cut paper comes pre-cut.  I was kind of upset about that as I HATE to follow the pre-determined layouts they provide in the kits...I have an issue I know!!!  Anyway, this particular die cut worked out to be absolutely perfect for the Inspired Blue Print Sketch that I didn't finish in time!!  I love how it all went together!  Now, I just need to figure out what to do with the corresponding page...hmmm....

Paper: Miracle Kit
Cardstock: Colonial White
Ink: Crystal Blue, Buttercup, and Sunflower 
Stamps: Field Trip Alpha
Other:  Miracle kit chipboard die cuts and corresponding Stickease (butterflies), Martha Stewart Daisy Border Punch, Recollections adhesive pearls in white and green (Michael's), Sandylion Essentials Bunny Sticker.

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