Monday, July 9, 2012

Random Thoughts

 
Happy Monday, Popping in to share some random thoughts and two cards that I submitted for the Jan/Feb PaperCrafts call that weren't picked up. They are both takes on the sketch challenge. I really love the colors on the first one...and of course, the linen impression plate on the second.  Two different feels, but am happy with them both!
Now, onto my random thoughts for today.  Nothing significant, just thoughts that run through my head:
  • Pat and I have both decided we need job title changes.  His is Kitchen Courier as "all I do is pick things up that are left in the kitchen and put them where they belong."  And mine is Director of Logistics.  Most mornings when I leave for work between 6:30/6:45 am I wake him up to say I love you and where we will be running after I get home from work for all the boys to be at their various activities.
  • I wish Stampin' Up had not removed the color from the end of their ink pads.  When I put them in my ink caddy, I can't tell what color they are.
  • I've been blogging for almost three years and I still love it.
  • Ryan's favorite past time over the last three months is making fun of how I dance.
  • Pat's favorite past time over the last 26 years is making fun of how I don't sing the right lyrics to songs.  But I still enjoy singing at the top of my lungs in my car...
  • Before I had children, I never knew that being a parent could make you so proud, nervous, scared and have your heart swell with love all in a 30 minute period.
  • The Pokemon craze appears to be starting in my house for the third time. Let the card trading begin...Collin's binder is ready to go.  Ryan and his friend, Zach, are laughing about how they traded/stole cards from each other when they were little.
  • If Marcel doesn't become a salesman when he's older, I don't know who will. This little man has never met a stranger, is cute as can be and can negotiate better than anyone I know.
  • Summer means flip flop tan lines on my feet.  They're back and I love it.
  • Jonathon seems to have surpassed the "you're the most annoying little brother on the planet" status with Ryan and the two of them are hanging out more together.  Makes my heart so happy.

Hope you have a fabulous start to your week. I am taking off Thursday/Friday so I'm looking forward to a short work week!  What sort of random thoughts are going around in your head?
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22 comments:

  1. These cards are simple and gorgeous! I love your random thoughts...it's SO true how being a parent makes you feel a million emotions in no time at all.

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  2. Your cards are both very elegant! Love them!
    Great to read about your fun family :)

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  3. Lovely cards Lynn and so elegant. Fun post... love your random thoughts :)

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  4. oooohhh...love your takes on the sketch! Some yummy stamping!

    love reading your random thoughts...I'll share mine later this week on my blog:)

    happy short work week!!!!

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  5. Love the cards - esp. the second one. Really enjoyed reading about the family!!! Very true with regards Marcel!

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  6. What a great post.... had to smile about flip flop tan lines, I should be so lucky..... we're still in wellies here!!!
    Two gorgeous cards, I really love the linen IP used on a Christmas card...I'll have to remember that :0)
    Jenny x

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  7. Lynn I LOVE your random thoughts, just a snapshot of life with a family. I think both of these cards are so lovely, your CAS style is so inspiring. Random thoughts--these days that's all I have. Summer is hot here and I love it since we spend so much of the year freezing cold. Our entire summer is mapped out all over the place between rugby, soccer and cheerleading! I wish we could just go to the cottage like we did when the kids were young. I am creating my 200th post today--Yay and like you I still love it. Have a great day!!

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  8. Pretty cards! I really love the font on the second card. Fun random thoughts, too!

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  9. Both cards are so pretty, Lynn, and I loved reading your random thoughts! The Pokemon one brought back some really fun memories - goodness gracious, I think between my two boys, we must have had 1000 or more of those fun cards! The sad thing is, I knew all the Pokemon names too! Ha! :)

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  10. I so love your family updates and random thoughts!

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  11. card number 2 has to be my favorite...and guess why.yep the IP!! Your random thoughts are great fun to read. And knowing you I am not sure your thoughts are random they are probably in a list and colour coded (or is that me!!) x

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  12. oh, Lynn, what a delightful post...first off, these cards are so lovely...that blingn on the second one is making my heart beat a little faster :) Second, what wonderful musings this morning :) Love Pat's new title! Is that a promotion too? ;) My musings today are 1) I love having coffee in my Ohio mug (like I'm doing right now) because it is a connection to my fabulous trip last year to see you 2) I love Monday mornings in the summer 3) I need to work on my flip flop tan lines! hugs dear friend and here's to a short work week! Woohoo!

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  13. Terrific post, Lynn! My oldest and youngest are working hard on getting along too. :)

    These cards are wonderful- such pretty stamping!

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  14. Love both cards but, a little partial to the first! Think it's the retro foundations and colors! Loved reading your thoughts!

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  15. LOL-random thoughts indeed...why can't ice cream be one of the healthy foods that I'm supposed to eat 5 times a day? Why can't we exercise to gain weight and lay around to lose it? Why can't we work 2 days a week and have a 5 day weekend? LOL
    You can tell-I'm not getting anywhere!
    Love your cards today. Did you use the embossing folder before or after stamping the designs?

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  16. love these diagonal designs!

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  17. LOVE those horizontally stamped images! Such a fun idea! LOVE both the color palettes and that yummy ribbon, and the font on the second is AMAZING!

    Oh! And the labels for the ends of SU's ink pads are coming back with the reformulated foam pads. LOVE! Waiting on mine to arrive tomorrow ;).

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  18. Two really lovely cards, Lynn! I especially love the diagonal ribbon on the first one. Love reading your random thoughts, too!

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  19. What a fun post! I LOVE the diagonal cards and will have to try this out soon! Hugs!!

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  20. Love your random thoughts. You always come across as such a great mom. And LOVE the diagonal stamping on this card!

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  21. I love the diagonal backgrounds and stamping on these cards! And I love your random thoughts. Here are my two: (1) I can't believe I don't have tan lines on my feet this year because I've been wearing mostly running shoes and I never do that! (2) I wish my son would stop being so busy that he just pees his pants because he can't be bothered to go to the bathroom. I really hope it's just a phase!

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  22. Oh oh oh oh, the first card is ah-mazing and hard to believe but another favorite of yours for me! Love it right down to the pink colors!

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