Tuesday, September 4, 2012

More Stamp Carving and Some Changes



Wanted to share a couple more carved stamps with you guys. This are for Lessons 5-6 of Julie Balzer's Stamp Carving 101 class. I actually carved these last month on our vacation, but I'm only getting around to posting them now, sigh.

I had meant to post over the weekend, but it was crazy busy here. We had the girls' 5th and 2nd birthday party on Saturday, lots of fun, but you know how birthday parties are - lots of work, even for something as low key as ours was. We rented a pavilion at a local park....we had about 30 kids and probably the same number of adults.

We also took the girls to get their birthday portraits taken - we always go to JCPenney's because they have $4 portrait sheets and we have A LOT of family to supply with photos. Then there were meals with family in town for the party, preparations for school to start, bike riding, walks, sidewalk chalk, it was a FULL weekend.

I've also been busy in the craft room - just can't share those projects quite yet. And, looking forward to some great new creative opportunities. It's going to be a busy fall!

Today Ellie starts Kindergarten and I start working part time. A little excited and anxious about both. Ellie has such a kind, soft heart and I'm pray that big kid school won't change that. On the work side of things, I'm so grateful to have a boss that is allowing me the flexibility to work part time, to be able to drop off and pick Ellie up from school, but financially it will be a stretch for us, and hopefully it won't make work itself more stressful in terms of getting things done. Big changes here, but I really feel like it's what God wants for us, so here we go!

Have a wonderful week all!

12 comments:

  1. I hope everything goes well with Kindergarten!!! I know she will be fine :) and BIG HUGS for you too!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee your stamps!!

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  2. Love your stamp- carving, Miriam! They look so intricate and gorgeous!! I sure hope things will work out with the kiddies going to school and you working part time! That is a lot of changes in a short time. I am excited to see what you are up to this fall (crafting wise)!! I will be thinking of you!

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  3. wow Miriam your stamp carving is amazing...girl you have got the special touch...so awesome..

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  4. Gee, you are so good with that carving Miriam!!
    Love these two new stamps and can't wait to see them on your projects.


    TFS~

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  5. Hey Miriam, I just saw you won on Inking Pink. Wanted to LYK if you didn't see it. Go get your prize!

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  6. Fab stamp carvings. Things will work out for you. So sweet of your boss to let you adjust your schedule!

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  7. My DH was just talking about stamp carving and I thought he was crazy! I'd love to learn more about them and see how you use them! I used to nanny for an Elllie too, love that name! Good luck with kindie, she'll be great! You will too!

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  8. WOW that's alot of kids lol!!! I hope they had great birthdays!! I really love your stamp carving, and am tempted to try but I just can't do one more hobby lol!! So I will admire from afar :-)

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  9. Oh, WOW!!! Those stamps look incredible!

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  10. I can't wait to see what the new creative opportunities will be! It's wonderful too that your boss is flexible to allow you to work part-time. Change isn't easy, but if it feels right to you and for your family, it's the right decision. I hope your little one is enjoying school?

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