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Here are the table-toppers that I made for each table at my sister, Elizabeth’s, wedding reception. I had plans to make them on the Friday before (she got married on Saturday the 18th), but when I walked in my mom’s house there were a bunch of people there for a surprise shower for ME! Of course they all took a long time to gush over Daniel, and Daniel made the shower last a little longer too with being super hungry that morning. When you breast-feed no one else can do it for you 🙂 So, I ended up not getting to stamp that day and had 36 table-toppers still to make.

Elizabeth wanted them simple, but even as “simple” as I kept them, they were still pretty time intensive because of the layers under the numbers. I only took a picture of one of them, but as the numbers increased so did the size of the white card stock that they were on, so my layers were not just a simple one-size-fits-all kind of project. Clear as mud? I had four different sizes of layers to work with, and two colors I was putting behind each of them (pretty in pink and basic black), so I ended up getting TWENTY MINUTES to get myself ready for the wedding. Good thing no one was looking at me 😉

The recipe was pretty simple: white CS, basic black CS, pretty in pink CS, printed-out numbers from the computer, flourish stamp from the Baroque Motifs stamp set and some black ink!

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My beautiful sister got married on August 18th and it was the best day of the whole year that she could – it was my birthday! I will forever remember her anniversary and I think that was the secret reason she chose it 😉

Emma and Sarah were her flower girls, and Elizabeth’s colors were white, pink and black. She looked gorgeous and this first picture is of the girls admiring her while the photographer was taking some pictures of her and Aaron, her groom (a.k.a. Uncle Rockstar – he is a man of many talents – he could have gone to Law School but declined his acceptance and was in a band that actually recorded a CD and did some touring around the US, so the girls call him that).


This next picture is of the girls, aren’t they cute?!?!?


This next one is of Elizabeth. Isn’t she just so beautiful (not a question)!!!


Lastly, this is a photo of the whole wedding party.


I feel like a moron, I didn’t get ANY pictures of me with her, or of my family, or of anyone with Daniel (even at the baby shower) while I was there. I hope that her photographer got some good ones and that I get some copies!!!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!

It’s my mom’s birthday today, so I wanted to take a minute to say happy birthday to her. She has definitely been the most inspirational woman in my life. I can see a little of her in me from time to time, and it’s always when I feel like I’m being a positive influence on the world, or on someone else. She is always more concerned about others than she is about herself. She is a teacher, and loves to learn about everything. Her students always love her because she wants them to be genuine, and she teaches us to love ourselves for who we are and that we don’t need to fit some mold and be someone we’re not. I only hope to be able to love others as she does. So, happy birthday Mom, you deserve it!!!!!

I wanted to update my readers. I’ve been super busy this week with something to do/somewhere to be each night. My husband goes on a short weekend TDY this Friday (which oh so conveniently takes him straight to where his brother is getting married, so the trip to the wedding is on the AF! Congrats Doug and Heather!!!), so I’ll be too busy tring to watch the girls and finish up some gifts/cards for swaps I’m in that got HUGE (16+ people in BOTH!) to post anything probably until Monday. We have friends coming to dinner Sunday that are going to be moving soon (I’m sad – I will miss them!) and then Tuesday we drive to Mesa for Thanksgiving and won’t get back until the 1st. So – you won’t be hearing from me for a while. I will do my best to post my swap items on here before I go so that at least at the top of the screen is a stamped item – not words from me blabbing.

Take care, and make it a great day!

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