Saturday, April 18, 2009

Faith{ful} in the small things

I can't believe how fast time flies these days!! It has been really hectic for us these past few weeks, as the kids have their state tests coming up this week (our first time as homeschoolers) and so we've been having a lot of prep work for it added to our normal school schedule. Let me just say that I'm not very popular around here with the kids right now. lol I think I'm even more eager than they are to put this behind us. ;) Until then, I'll just hang in there and keep reminding myself that how we're spending our days is worthwhile. I'm just praying we survive...and that they do well on their testing. ;P

Sadly, I haven't had any time to stamp since I made Chloe's birthday card a couple weeks ago, so I thought I'd post the first ATC card I made for the Scripture Challenge. (I posted the second week's challenge card quite a while ago, and I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I haven't made any since. ;( I am, however, keeping all of the subsequent weeks' challenges in a binder so that I can continue with them as I have time. I really LOVE the concept of this challenge and am so thankful that Patter is providing it.)
The day before I made this card, this acronym I used for "faith" on the front jumped off the page at me in my daily reading and I knew I had to find a way to include it on my project. In hindsight I regret not taking the time to use stamps to spell out all my words, but you know me...always in a rush. Due to the size of these ATCs I'm thinking that using my own handwriting is going to be a must more often than not, so I'm gonna have to make peace with that.

And here's the back side:The colors look a little washed out (they're more pink than purple in real life). And I actually have an old CTMH wood-mounted stamp with that Scripture on it that may have worked well here, but it's still packed away so again my handwriting had to suffice.

And speaking of being self-sufficient...this morning I chopped off another couple inches of my hair (a total of about 6-7 inches since last week...maybe I lost some weight?! lol)! Because of the stormy weather here this weekend (my new neck warmer came in real handy --thanks, Jeanne!), Noah's first Scout campout was rescheduled for a couple weeks from now...which happens to be the very same weekend of my long-awaited salon app't. ;( Due to various scheduling conflicts, the soonest I could reschedule was the the first weekend in JUNE (over five months since my last visit --Yikes!)! Knowing what I'd done to my hair last weekend was only a temporary fix, I knew I was going to have major trouble waiting that long, so I did what any impatient former hairstlyist with scissors (and a tight budget) would do...I cut it some more. lol I've never messed with cutting layers in it before, so this was new and a bit scary to me. I did get rid of a lot of split ends, but before I end up looking like a boy, though, I think I'm gonna stop here and call it good. Hubby's happy because between the two of us hacking on it, we've saved quite a bit of money (he thinks we should just do this from now on -lol). Now if I could just weave it myself....

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, whatever it is you're doing. ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock: Vineyard Berry (CTMH); Patterned Paper: "Sari" and "Dancing Shoes" Perhaps collection (BasicGrey); Stamps: Royal Day Background, Poetic Perch from "Growing in Unity" set, Journaling Dots from "Amazing Me" set (Unity), Brayton font 50 pt. (Justrite Stampers); Ink: Timber Brown Staz-On (Tsukineko), White Daisy pigment ink (CTMH), black Sharpie; Other: 1 3/8" circle punch, floral punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, small oval punch (SU!), threading water border punch (Fiskars), ATC card (7 Gypsies), crystals (Swarovski), Liquid Glass (CTMH), sandpaper, foam mounting tape


Mary Ellen Harrison said...

Hi Christi! I LOVE this ATC....did you come up with that acronym? VERY VERY cool. Too funny about your hair. I would love to see a picture. I bet it's beautiful! Good luck with the state testing. I was thinking about you guys when we watched the news and saw all that big weather heading your way.
Mary Ellen

Marie said...

Nice work, Christi.
I agree with Mary a picture of the haircut :-)
Marie with a :-)

Barb said...

Very pretty ATC,Christi. And the fact that you've used your own hand
writing makes it all the more special. TFS


Stacy said...

WOW! This is just beautiful! And your handwriting is awesome and adds a personal touch! Really, I love this!!!

Patti Gingrich said...

I stand in agreement! This is lovely Christi as is your handwriting. As you pass these ATCs on to Chloe someday, she'll love that you made it so personal. I wish we lived closer...I'd stop by for a haircut and bring you some stamping supplies. ;) Looking forward to seeing a picture of your new look! Hope all is well! :)