Friday, October 30, 2009

Final Order!

It was a great mailbox day yesterday! A letter arrived from the courthouse which read, in part, "...the Court being satisfied that all the requirements of law have been met and that the best interests of the child will be served thereby, doth now by this Final Order of Adoption. DECLARE, ADJUDGE and DECREE that the child, Hannah Marie Hunter, is henceforth to all intents and purposes the child of David A. Hunter and Karen A. Hunter..." It was signed by the judge and we are so thankful and excited! I choke up just re-reading those words. I am so grateful to God and all the people He put in place to make this happen. Our girl is ours in every way.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Punch Challenge

Practical Scrappers this week challenged us to use our punches. I used my Creative Memories paisley punch on a birthday banner project. I embellished each letter with a paisley. On the "35th" part I made a flower with 5 paisleys and a circle punch. I also used my scalloped edge punch for the borders. The foundation circles are from Mini Monograms cart and all letters/numbers are from Don Juan. I attached them with folded paper scraps. The papers are from My Mind's Eye.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


Hey Redeemer Friends - here is our next FaithKeeping Project! I hope you can join us on November 21st, 1pm-4pm in Redeemer's Fellowship Hall. This is a fun little project. If you want to add photos like I did, come prepared with small photos of things you are thankful for. I put my photos into a Word document, resized them to 1 or 2 inches, and printed them out on a sheet of photo paper. This is a great project to record your most treasured blessings this year.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Office Supplies

Practical Scrappers this week suggested using office supplies in a layout. I love office supplies and any scrapper should know that some of the same embellishments can be found in the aisles of your local office supply store for half the cost as your local scrapbook store - colored staples, fun paper clips, plastic, corrugated cardboard, pens, and inks, to name just a few. Back to school time is a great time to find serious bargains that can be used on pages. My layout includes staples, notebook-look paper (though I used a Cricut cut), and I was inspired by office tags. I hope you like it - I love the way it turned out!


Bitten by the Bug is hosting another challenge. This time Regina asked us to use number(s) in our layouts. I came up with two that I like. Of course my subject is my Hannah and I used my Cricut - Graphically Speaking mostly. Ten toes is my favorite. Enjoy!