Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A message from the fam, and introducing Bailey!!

Happy Tuesday evening!
These are our beautiful children Brandon, Olivia, Ashley, Ryan, and Michael in the back. They wanted to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
I hope your Holidays are going wonderfully! Ours have been really nice! I am glad they are winding down now though. I want to get back to a normal routine and just relax! I don't know about you, but I am NEVER ready for anything. I mean~ every party I went to this season I was putting things together and wrapping at the last minute (this is no different than any other year by the way). I should be in The Book of World Records for 'Biggest Procrastinating Living Thing'!! REALLY!! It's one of the things I dislike the most about myself.
I have a couple of cards to share with you, but first I want to introduce you to the newest member of the Bernardoni family~ this is Bailey!

Some friends of ours have a cat that had a litter~ long story short- we have a new kitten! Bailey is named after one of our favorite holiday characters~ George Bailey, from 'It's a Wonderful life'.

Come to think of it, I've never introduced you to Jack, named after the Great Jack Sparrow of 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. Jack is my big, beautiful Maine-Coon boy~ THE BEST cat in the world!! He was a bit taken-a-back and a little upset, but look how he is coming around to this cute little guy! I can tell they are going to be the best of buds!
Okay, on to the cards!

The first one is from Saturday's Inspiration Challenge on SCS, and it's also the Mojo Monday sketch from last week. Splitcoast's inspiration was from MacKenzie-Childs~ I chose this charming plate for the soft, delicate look, it reminded me of Stampin' Up!'s pretty Bella Rose dp which I thought would be perfect for my Lizzie with Muff stamp from Whiff of Joy. I water colored her with ink pads and a water pen, cut out her image and adhered her to my card with dimensionals. I added faux stitching with a paper piercer and a white gel pen.

The next card is from this week's Mojo Monday sketch, and the first Sweet Ebony @ Sugar Nellies challenge using lime and black colors in our projects. The closest I could come to 'lime' was my Kiwi Kiss from SU. I used my 'Picnics of Daisies' stamp from Sarah Kay, and the sentiment is from SU's 'Always'. Again I water colored the image with ink pads and a water pen~ isn't she cute?!
Well, this post has taken more time than I thought it would, so I'll say "Good night" for tonight. Thanks for stopping by, and keep on smiling! :)
Hugs and Smiles~ Denise


Lauri said...

What a wonderful family picture!!! So glad you had a great holiday! and welcome to Bailey (so cute!)

Now..these cards rock!!! I am in love with the green!!! and I see that Cuttlebug in action!!!

Know what you mean about getting back into a routine; even though I am working (from home) I am ready to get back into a routine! and I am still making gifts!!! Have a great new years!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, Bailey is soooo cute. Awwwwwww! I love when they curl themselves up to sleep like that too. Sweet!

You're cards are totally sweet too girl! Love them both! I'm so into the Sarah Kay stamps right now, and I want to try the WOJ stamps too. Beautiful work, girl!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Your family is beautiful, the kitten is adorable and your cards are gorgeous! Happy New Year to you!

mudmaven said...

What totally gorgeous cats and family! Love the cards too. Am subscribing so I can keep up with what you are doing! ~chris

acreativeneed said...

You have a beautiful family Denise!
and your new kitten is adorable! I have to tell you we have a pet named from Pirates of the Carribean too! Yup, a gerbil named Elizabeth! :) I would much prefer a Jack myself!
Beautiful cards too!