Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hello – my family

Hello dear friends… I have had so much fun reading your messages you have left me on my last blog posting. You guys are all so sweet! Thank you! I have now a really beautiful space, but iam not sure for how long I really can occupy this room, our house is quite small and iam sure we have to move things around as the kids get bigger. I still remember the times when I first started to blog, that I had to work on my dining room table, my little guy was only 2 a the time and he had his little hands always in my things I had to be so careful. Every time a meal came around or we had snack time I had to pretty much clean the entire table off. I used to color maybe 3 days in a row only and than the next days I would just make card bases. This did limit the kind of things I needed to get from my closet.
Than we finished our basement and I was able to get a desk in a nook downstairs. I did have day light lamps but quite frankly, I was sitting today here in my room – there is nothing that compares to some real sunlight and a look into the yard. (note to myself – I need to get rid of some tall grasses in front of my room). What I mean is that I do understand that not everybody has a dedicated room, and i highly respect that and I think it shows even more dedication to this kind of hobby because I know how hard this can be.Claudia_Rosa_my beautiful childrenWell.. thought I post today an other personal photo of my beautiful kids and mom (who desperately needs to see a hair dresser) The photo was taken on Tuesday morning just before we left to the first day of school. I have now a 4th Grader and a 1st Grader Smile I am so proud of my kids.
Time for a card today. Finally I was able to sit down and color.
I adore ALL “Millie” images LOVT has brought out. I really wished we would get more of them! If you read my blog for a while you might recognize this image called “Millie Cuddle Time”, if I use a image more than 2x it’s really a favorite of mine. Maybe you would like to have a look? Here is Millie “Take Care Of Yourself” – in Blue and Red, “you are absolutely fabulous” in pale pink and blue. Since we are going into the fall season I went this time with Teal and Orange colors and a generic sentiment finish the card off.
Here is a peek of the inside.
I did add a little envelope to hold a extra note, tag, Gift card, check or cash.

Lili of the Valley “Millie Cuddle Time
Sentiment: Magnolia “Sweet Home
Design Paper: My Minds Eye
Dies: Magnolia flag, swirl, Tim Holtz Alphabet
Coloring: Copic Sketch, Prisma Color pencils, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Ribbons: Stampin up, Seam Binding, hemp, backers twine


Julie M said...

Your boys are lovely, Claudia - such a happy pic!

And, as always, your colouring skills are amazing. I would love to be able to colour even half as well.

Julie :o)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Your family are beautiful, and I adore your card, the colours are so pretty!
Love, Mel. xxx

Chris said...

A gorgeous picture of you and your boys Claudi and I hope the first day back at school went well?

I'm so pleased you're settled in your room now and I do know how lovely it must be as I am still the same as you were, crafting on the dining room table. That's about to change for me soon I'm pleased to see, had to wait for eldest son to grow up and leave home LOL!!!

Your card is stunningly beautiful and she really is a cutie I agree. Hugs, Chris x

Danielle said...

Hello dear Claudia, I look at all the posts I missed, and enjoyed looking at your craftroom, but most of all, I love this picture of you and the boys! Adorable. It would make a beautiful scrapbook page!
I am also a fan of Millie, and I adore this image, so tender and sweet. Love your layout, happy colors, beautiful paper layering. and totally gorgeous coloring of Milie (she is now on my wish list.. Love her!) Hugs.

Christina C. said...

Ach du liebe zeit, so eine huebsche Mamma und so liebe Jungs!!! So ein zauberhaftes Bildchen!!!!
Deine Karte ist einzigartig, liebe Claudi.....supertoll koloriert! Ich liebe das suesse Motiv.
Dein Bastelplatz ist auch sehr schoen....du hast alles schoen organisiert!

Sandra H said...

Beautiful children and what a lovely card xx

Irene said...

Gratuliere zu dem schoenen Arbeitszimmer, die tollen Jungs and deine niedliche Karte Claudia're a lucky girl that needs a haircut indeed LOL!!!!

xx Irene

Lou said...

Hi! really lovely natural photo :)
Your craft room looks amazing Claudia,I share the dining room with my crafty bits.
Gorgeous card too,love sweet Milly and really pretty detail. hugs Lou.xx

Chrissy said...

Beautiful photo Claudia and gorgeous card, love the sweeti mage and wonderful colouring..had a peak at your room and it is a fabulous space, love the light, so pretty,and soooo tidy.


Anita said...

A lovely photo of you and your boys - thanks for sharing Claudia. Love your card too. Your beautiful cards always bring a smile to my face.

Thea said...

A happy family! I saw your craftspave, how beautiful it is. I am also very happy with mine.
Beautiful card with a lovely image, great coloring as always.

Hugs Thea

Sol said...

Your boys are looking so Happy and Proud.. And it is al lovely Photo of you all.
And the card is Beautiful.... Gorgeous Coloring as always.. And the image is so *Cozy... :o) Lovely layers of paper.. And Great with the sewing too. :o)

Jenny said...

Great picture! Super love the card.

Gerrina said...

What a great card and beautifull collering! Greetings, Gerrina

Chris x said...

I can see why you are so proud of your kids Claudia they are gorgeous and so like you!
I love this cheerfull happy card, and think you are so talented.

Chris x

Anja said...

Echt ein schönes Foto mit deinen beiden Schuljungs, liebe Claudia - da ist die Mama zu recht stolz ;o)
Und Deine Karte ist wieder wunderschön, Deine Coloration wie immer perfekt und ich liebe diese MME Papiere!
Ganz liebe Grüsse

Marjan said...

Gorgeous card, cute boys, lovely mum !!

Hugs, Marjan

Heidi said...

Oh Claudia ♥ I just love the photo of you and your beautiful boys, its so great!!!!!! It is not hard to see that you are the mother, they looks like you ♥
And the card you have made is stunning, I really love it!

Hugs and love

Riet said...

What a beautiful card.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kara Lynne said...

Love the pic of you with your boys! Great back-to-school photo. I love those Millie images too! Your card is wonderful and I love the color combination.

Anonymous said...

Hi Claudia,

I love the picture of you and your handsome boys, it is lovely. They look so grown up! Your craft room is beautiful, I'm glad you have a nice room to make your beloved crafts.


Claveh said...

Beautiful family, do look like they could be cheeky monkies at times though! LOL!! Love the card too, fantastic! xxx

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card and a beautiful family pic, thanks for sharing!
Helen x