Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Inevitably I always find myself down to the wire to complete my design team projects. I feel an anxiety come on where I am just convinced I will not finish on time; that I will be letting the store down as well as my fellow design team members. There have been times when I have just had major blocks and am not satisfied with the end result. Fortunately, this time was not one of those cases. I am pretty pleased with each layout I turned in. There were three of them this month. I am so happy to have them in the safe and secure hands of SGT.
Featuring paper by My Little Shoebox:
Featuring paper by Bo Bunny "Delilah":
Featuring paper by Dream Street Papers:
Friday, October 23, 2009
If you have the time, perhaps you'll enjoy it too.
Have a nice weekend.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
My daughter's pre-school class required her to bring a pumpkin to school today so that they could paint them. The teacher told me "cataloupe sized". No problem. So on Tuesday night (two evenings ago) we had to do a quick run by the store for milk and I texted my husband from the car asking him to also pick up a "cataloupe sized" pumpkin. Well, his phone has issues, and he didn't get the text until he had already gotten back to the car so no pumpkin. No big deal.
So last night as I was throwing something together for dinner (have I ever told you how much I detest making dinner? NOT one of my specialties by any means. I could craft a dinner out of all my supplies better than making something edible), I remembered the cantaloupe sized pumpkin. I asked him if he wanted to take Hannah to get one or if he wanted me to do it. He easily volunteered to do it. So I told him a small, cantaloupe sized one and even used my hands to show him the size of what I wanted. Off they went. Upon their return I asked to see it. This is what they showed me ...
And I ask you this. Have cantaloupes shrunken recently and I don't know it? Is this global warming thing affecting the size of cantaloupe growth? I included the pear for reference. No, that is not the world's largest pear! It's a normal sized pear.
When I said, "That's TOO small!!!!" he said, "What? You said 'get a small pumpkin' and I did." I do find it funny that he has no recollection of the cantaloupe sized part. Not to mention the text from the night before. I'll blame it on the Dodgers because the sad pathetic game they played was on and he was constantly saying, "I think I like the torture." So perhaps he wansn't paying complete attention to me.
This is my "Seriously?!" face:
Believe it or not, I wasn't mad in the least. But I did have to run out to the store to get a cantaloupe sized pumpkin for dear sweet Hannah. My husband didn't understand in the slightest why his little one would not do. Two reasons. (1) She's barely 4 and is supposed to paint on this thing. She needs a slightly bigger canvas that your typical college art student for such a project. (2) I feel like my whole life I never had the "quite right" materials that were required of me. My mom had three other kids below me and I think this is where I paid the price. I can't remember a specific incidence that traumatized me, but I know it sucked not having exactly what I was supposed to and when I can help it, I don't want that for my kids.
So I hope you get a little chuckle out of this. I sure did.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Anyways, I actually was able to get a little bit of crafting done recently. Here's two projects.
A housewarming gift for some good friends.
I just bought a wooden wreath from Michaels along with one strand of beaded garland. Tied that to the wreath with some floral wire. Then hot glued the leaves and pumkin on. Made a bow and tuped up "Live, Laugh, Love" on a scalloped tag. Nothing too difficult. Hopefully they'll like it.
Here's a 8 1/2x11 layout for Joel's grandma. She lives in Oregon and doesn't get to see the girls much. I thought she'd enjoy this picture of them.
Hope everyone has a nice week.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Let the singing commence!
Make a wish and blow!
Who wants cake?