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Sunday, July 20, 2008

Hot July Sunday!

It's hot and humid here today and so it's a great day to be stamping!! I've been working on a project for a football fundraiser. DS#1 is playing football through a local high school program this fall and each family is asked to donate something of $20 or more for the BBQ fundraiser coming up in a couple of weeks. So, I'm making a basket of goodies that are themed around football and the team colors - orange and blue. So far, I have four birthday cards done, two of the binder clip photo holders and some of those cute little peppermint patties with punches stuck to them. I don't know what else I will add. I picked up a cheap photo frame that maybe I will alter.

My next little organizational project was taking a cleaned out plastic juice concentrate container into a pencil holder. I covered it with my favorite SU! designer paper and topped it off with some ribbon. It now is the proud holder of all my Koh-i-noor pencils. I love it! :-)

Enjoy your week and see you back here next weekend!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

What a week!! :-)

Let me start out this week's blog post by saying wooooo hoooo!! My Stampin' Up! pre-order came last night!! That means we are that much closer to the new catalog coming out. I can't wait! So I spent last night and this morning playing with my new toys, uh, I mean supplies for making cards!! lol Plus it's been quiet around this house this morning. DH took the boys to help work on our neighbor boy's Eagle Scout project. And DD is quite content to play on the floor beside me in the craft room - how nice is that!!?! She and I would have started our morning out by walking up to Starbucks so I could have had a mocha to sip on while admiring my new stuff - but it was sprinkling this morning. (And let me say - thank goodness our new neighborhood Starbucks was not one of the 600 stores that is closing!!!)

I LOVE the new scallop edge punch! Now I can put my corner rounder punch back together!! :-) The new In Colors are lovely. I think I like them more than the last two years worth of colors. So, the card that I whipped out this morning is from a new set called Sock Monkey. I must say, I wasn't a big sock monkey fan, in general, but after putting this set together, I can see that I am going to enjoy using it. I don't know why, but the sock monkey screams out to me "paper piece me"! So that's what I did this morning. Next time I will dig a little harder to find cooler paper to piece together, but for now, this will have to do. I also used my primsacolor pencils and baby oil to color him and to be honest, I think he looks like a hobo monkey. So I will work on the coloring and blending!!

While I was downloading the card picture off my camera this morning, I also had these pictures of the kids. DD is now the proud owner of a cat and dog. These are as real as we will ever get around here. (Thank heavens for pet allergies!!) DS#2 got new golf clubs last Sunday and it is all he can talk about. He's "lucky" to be the only left-hander in the house, so he doesn't have the option of getting hand-me-down clubs from anyone - so these had better last him for a while. The picture of DS#1 is a nice one of him. It's hard to believe that he's 13!! He's doing his favorite thing - sitting on the couch watching tv....

Have a great week and see you back here next weekend!!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy 4th of July weekend!!

I hope that you all have had a Happy 4th of July weekend! We spent Friday and Saturday at the cabin enjoying the nice weather and family. The boys probably spent four hours shooting off fireworks, then we enjoyed another hour or so just watching the fireworks all around us! Today DH and DS #1 are out shopping for their upcoming Boy Scout High Adventure trip. I will be anxious to see what all they have bought when they get home!! :-)

The card this week is what I made for our niece's birthday. It was my first attempt using the prismacolor pencils and baby oil. While I still need some practice blending and coloring - I thought for the first time it was okay. I got the cupcake stamp for my birthday from my SIL. It came in a set with three others and I'm excited to use them!!

Enjoy the card and have a great week! I hope to get some cards done this week, as my DH will be on a work trip for three days. So I will have some time in the evenings to make some cards! My mom is also going to be here before she jets out to London and Paris, so I'm going to show her how to use the colored pencils and baby oil!!