Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Stump Me Flutterby

It's Wed, so that's another Flutterby on Danni's blog. She stumped me with the color combo part of the challenge. I'm not good with blues. So, I'm digging thru my stash of papers, and remembered I had Boxer by Basic Grey! Ding ding! That made it a lot easier for me. Than I couldn't cut my image straight for the life of me. I had to distress the edges to make it work. Not sure what was up with me and my cutter today! I only have a limited number of Copics, so I worked with the blender pen to highlight the dark blue. I highlighted with a white gel pen on the shirt. Added some stickles, and buttons. The sentiment is a Hero's Art set. Teacher Appreciation is next week, so this will make a perfect card for one of the kids teachers.
Other supplies, EK punch, ribbon, nesties, SU word punch.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mojo TAC Cupcake

I recently grabbed this cute cupcake set from TAC. I already had some cupcake stamps, and had even recently found some at Michael's dollar bin, (the image in the scallop circle), but the TAC's grabbed me too! (It's on special until the end of April, so only 7 dollars with a 30 dollar purchase!) I had an idea in my head to use the choppy glitter I had in that Martha Stewart Christmas Glitter kit as sprinkles on a cupcake. How does it look on there? I liked how that turned out! And what's more perfect for cupcakes than DCWV Sweet Glitter stack? Such perfect pairs! I colored with copic markers. Added some shimmerz, stickles, and dew drops. Popped out a few pieces, and cut it out with nesties. Than combined it all with the Mojo Monday sketch this week! Now, I just need some real sugar to go with this sweet card!

Other supplies: scrappers floss, baja breeze and close to cocoa SU cardstock, ribbon from stash.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lily's Sparkle Christmas Challenge

It's Sunday, and that means Sparkle's Christmas Challenge. Today was a fun one! You should try it out! It was to have a snowman, and bonus if you used pink. Lily is totally perfect for this challenge! I hadn't created a card yet with this image so I was glad to use it! My card got two thumbs up from Gabi when she saw the finished product! Even more exciting because my blog won the new Lily Beach set! That set is so stinking cute, so I can't wait to play with it! Thanks so much for it, Melissa!

For this card, I used the Christmas stack from DCWV. That stack had a few sheets with pink and black, so totally perfect for Sparkle's challenge to use pink today. Better yet, I found it on clearance! The cardstock is PTI Raspberry Fizz. I added black shimmerz to the hat, and buttons on the snowman. Lily is covered in pink shimmerz, and fun flock. I used some glitters from Martha Stewart that I found on clearance for the snow. I colored in the image with copics.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Sneak Peak for WOJ Swap with a Layout Challenge

I signed up to do a Whiff of Joy Spring Kit swap with a few ladies. We send the supplies to make the card, so everyone gets the same supplies in their kit, we each picked an image we wanted to use, than we make our cards at home with the kits provided. It's so neat to see how different the cards all turn out with the same supplies. I'm posting this one now because I did the WOJ challenge on this card. I loved how it turned out! I think the reveal is some time this weekend, so it's a little sneak peak of what's to come from the swap. I'll have links for the other creations with this kit when they are revealed.
This was Maggie's kit. Her kit was a ton of fun to work with because of the bright colors. I used my copics to color her. Added some shimmerz, stickles, prima flowers, and prima bling on here. The sentiment is from a TAC set called Dear Friend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paisley Lily Does a Flutterby

Today is Wed, and that means Flutterby Wed on Danni's blog. I hadn't used my Swinging by Lily, so I grabbed her and some new papers I just got in. Oh, my! Fun colors! They're by Pink Paislee, and it's the Pop Fashion Collection. Looks like Spring! I have a birthday party for a little girl in May, so this card will work perfectly for her! I was a little disappointed, because my ink smudge with the copics. I used Palette Noir, and GP paper, so I'm not sure why that happened. I'm sure someone will be able to give me some tips on that. But that was making me grumble a little! I used the SCS Sketch Challenge 224.

One of my favorite things to do with packs of papers that have a little index of the sheets in a small scale is to take a punch to them. I use a corner punch like this all the time to use with my scrapbooks. I used a Martha Stewart punch on this strip of paper to get matching butterflies without eating up sheets of paper. Those little index areas are perfect for things like that.

Other supplies on this card: shimmers, stickles, nesties, gems, Martha punch, DCWV cardstock
Copics:RV02, RV04, RV211, RV23, RV29, Eoo, E51, E37, E47, E21, E33, B00, B23, B32, G99, BG93.

Shimmer Sea Stamps

I just got a TAC order in today. Some fun new stuff to play with over the new few days, hopefully! I was really happy to see one of the sets that's on special, Forever Friends. So pretty in person, and the floral images were bigger than I expected. I got the new Sea Stamps set, and had to whip out a card with it first. I cased a layout from my friend, Tammi. I colored it in with colored pencils, Koh-i-noors and OMS. Than I added some shimmerz over the top, so it's shinny. I got black and loved how it looks. It made the black sections of the fish darker. I also used Sands of Time SCWI. Some pretty colors in this line. Cardstock is DCWV, and rectangle nesties. I'm looking forward to using this set for some manly birthday cards I have coming up the end of May and June.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Mimi Mojo

My friend, Kim, sent me this image a few weeks ago. Seeing today's Mojo Monday, I thought it would work perfectly for the layout. Boy, was I right! I think this card turned out darling! Coarse, I think the darling image helped, huh? I used TAC's Mimi SWIC paper on DCWV cardstock. I know, I say this all the time, but really, this is one of my top favorite collections of paper! I heart the bright green, pink, and browns in this pack! The image is from Some Bunny in the Serendipity, and the sentiment is from Beautiful Day, also in Serendipity. I just got a new punch at Mike's today, they're on sale! My ribbon is from TAC's Mimi collection as well. I colored the sweet bunny with Koh-I-Noor pencils, and OMS. Added stickles, and shimmerz on her.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

More Copic Coloring

I made a card out of the other TAC Gerbera Daisy I colored the other day that wasn't right for the paper line I had planned to use. It ended up matching Rustic Chic, another TAC paper line. Funny how things like that happen sometimes! I was happy to discover that, so I whipped it into a card this morning. Even managed to put a sentiment on the front. I never seem to have room for sentiments or seem to find ways to put them on there where they look like they are in the right place. Such a hard concept for me! I have enjoyed coloring that daisy in with the copics.
Last night, I wanted to try to move onto a more complicated stamp with the copics, so I pulled out True Beauty from Serendipity to work on shading. I love this set, it's so pretty. This time I did use Angelee paper line. The photo is weird, because my butterfly isn't that purple in real life. Not sure why it's photographing so differently. I added the buttons which there are a lot on there for me! And they're not straight, funny, cuz there's stripes on the paper, and I still got them going sideways! Hee hee! I'm such a spaz! And of coarse, you can't see it when the glue is wet, you notice after it dries! I was trying to try the layout that Kim had on her blog last week.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

She's Got The Look!

Man, now, I'm happy with this Gerbera Daisy card! I made one of those charts things with the different Copic colors I had, so I could easily match stuff. I picked out a bunch that looked so right for the paper, but than the flower was still too bright. Than using an image I thought wasn't dark enough, I grabbed E04, and colored it. All I used was E04, and the blender, and wow! I was one happy lady! I pushed out the color in the center, since I didn't have another color to really blend it with, but I loved how it turned out! I cropped my flower a little different than I normally would have, didn't want you thinking I totally spaced out, and didn't realize I was missing part of the flower! So, here's my Daisy card with Angelee SWIC! This is also the sketch for the week from Amy R's blog. I didn't have a sentiment I wanted on the side, so I left that part blank.
Supplies: TAC Angelee SWIC, Gebera Daisy, DCWV cardstock, stickles, nesties.
Copics: E04, F21, BG93, C1 and blender.
Than I had stamped off an extra Fancy Nancy when I made Gabi's scrapbook page the other night. This little girl reminds me of Fancy Nancy. Does she remind you all of her? I just think Fancy Nancy when I see her. So, she's got red hair because of that! I just want to make her clothes all wild and fun like Fancy Nancy, too! Could be I just think this way because my kids school just had a book fair. Anyhow, I colored her in, and just sat there smiling at her! Such nice bright fun colors! I used A Little Whimsy paper pack. I love the pops of black in this paper. I totally cased the frame thing from Jen del Muro. How cute does her card look? I really like how she did that frame, and wanted to try it myself.
Supplies: TAC Everythings Blooming, A Little Whimsy paper, nesties, stickles, EK punch, brads, gems, DCWV cardstock.

Copics: RV21, RV23, YR 04, YR07, E00, E51, R02, B05, V04, V17, B00, Y06, Y08, YG03, C1.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Copic Daisy

This stamp from TAC is one of my favorites for learning new coloring techniques. Naturally, I pulled it out the other night to practice with the new Copics. This was a good learning exercise for me. I discovered a few things; I need to print off that sheet to show the colors, I don't like the darker shades of gray as my outline, and due to that blunder, I'm not a whiz with the blender! Let me state, I think the card turned out lovely, but where I started and where I ended up was caught me off guard! My plan was to use Angelee SWIC, but my pinks were too bright for it. Than I outlined it with one of my grays, and thought for sure I ruined the image. So, I stepped away for the day, and came back to it. I found a new paper line to use, it's a retired line from TAC designed by Mabelle called Bella Flor. I tweaked the layout that I used the other day from Sheet Load of Cards. Added some gems and stickles. Even tied a bow! A major undertaking for me! So not a bow tie-er. How do you even spell that?! I'm just stubborn enough to go try to make the card again, to get the colors right for the Angelee papers!
Other supplies: TAC Trendy greetings, nesties, bella rose Palette ink pad, copics.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coloring Addict

Man, someone should have warned me about how addictive copics are. All I wanna do is sit down and color! I did manage to get out of the house with the kids for a small trip to Sam's, and than I came back to the crafting desk! Totally neglecting the laundry that has built up this week! I love how they get into small spaces! Anyhow, I got two done between last night, and today. One more in the works, but finding it hard to find some paper I like for the image. So, must search more, but kids have hair cuts in a bit, and I'm so happy with these two cards, I wanted to get them posted.
Both of these images are from Sugar Nellie, by Elisabeth Bell. The DP on PenPal card is from my friend Linda, she was kind enough to send them as a surprise for my birthday. She does some beautiful work, and lives in the UK, so you should check out her blog. I've had those prima flowers for about 3 years I think. I'm always so scared to use my supplies! But they looked so pretty around the image. She was a scrap image, as her ear didn't come out perfectly, but I think it's really hard to tell on the completed project. I just sat down to play last night to see how the colors that I got worked together.
Than for the second card, I used TAC's Catelynne FWIC. It's one of my favorite lines from TAC. Seems like I say that about alot of their papers! I do love alot of their paper lines. On this card, I thought the blues and browns looked so pretty with her jeans, and the fence she's sitting on. This is Taylored Expressions sketch challenge #63. My computer won't go to the link to let me copy and paste it. Not sure what's up with that. Anyhow, I did flip the layout. On this card, I was impressed with how well the flowers blended together with a simple touch of the marker. Yea, I'm digging the markers! LOL!
Other supplies: prima flowers from Michael's, ribbon from michaels, DCWV cardstock, Wild Wasabi CS SU, stickles, pearls from michaels, SU scallop punch.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Scrapping Love

I did some scrapbook pages the other day. I couldn't get a good photo of Gabi's page, so I was waiting to post until I had natural light on Tuesday. Than I got sick Monday night. Paul blamed my cooking. I was the only one who ate it, because he and Trey snubbed it! Gabi was at a sleep over. She didn't make it thru the night, and came home at 11. Than she woke up at 5:45 sick, so it wasn't my cooking, cuz she didn't eat any of it! We than laid around all day too beat up from the night before to do anything!

However, I finally got the kids first day of school done. Yea, I know, it's April, and they'll be out of school in two months! One thing I loved about a set stickers I found at my local LSS had a spot for personal information. I have the kids fill it out, so it's their handwriting going into their books. I have terrible handwriting, so you don't see too much journaling from me, and if I do journal, it's often done on my computer. I do love the idea of them having it in their books, so I printed it off my computer, and had them fill it out.
For Trey's pages, I had some Basic Grey paper floating around. I think it turned out to be a very cool page for him. I used my Crop Big Bite to put the eyelets in. Gotta love that six inch reach to get to center of 12 inch papers!
Gabi's papers came from the new Spring Glitter Foil stack by DCWV. I'm telling ya, I love those big stacks fo papers! I own far too many of them. Her page turned out to be mono toned, so I stamped a bit on hers to show the difference between the layers. I used TAC swirlies, and SU's Pacific Point ink pad. I also used everythings blooming and added her down to the bottom of the page. I put buttons in the center of the flowers already on the paper. I cased this layout right out of my favorite scrapbook, Cherish by Jeanette Lynton. I used TAC's This girl for the sentiments that are cut out on her page.

Than I played with a new Sugar Nellie stamp. I also did the Sketch and stash challenge on this card. The stamp is new, the pattern papers are new. I also opened up a new roll of Raspberry fizz ribbon, but got it last month. I also didn't plan to have the flower on the top where its located. I discovered my kids had put a Wii game on top of the card, and moved the dew drop down. It dried there. Gasp, wanted to wring kids necks! But I didn't. I pulled it off, but that left a mark, so I added the flower to hide that. I hope it still looks okay.

And look what arrived at my house today? I ordered some from here on Sat, and they arrived today! I sat down and played a little but haven't completed a card yet. Hopefully, will post that tomorrow.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Need More Sugar?

I just ordered my first ever Sugar Nellies, so here's some more sugar today if you didn't get an Easter Basket, or have no kids to steal chocolate from! I just love those images that Elisabeth Bell creates! Such sweet images! Being Sunday, it's Sparkle's Christmas Challenge. I fell in love with Demure, and had to use her today for my Christmas cards. Than during my blurfing today looking for a layout challenge, I found a new blog, called Sheet Load of Cards. New to me, not new in general. Gotta pass this along to my MIL, as she'd find it very useful. They had this cool thing with a sheet load of cards based on one layout. They even gave you the measurements for the cards. Reminded me a bit of one of my favorite books I use to scrap with sometimes, and find it helpful with layouts. Very cool concept, and cool cards to look as well! I used their layout on the cards today. On the purple card, I flipped the sentiment placement.
I used DCWV Christmas Glitter stack for the green card. I found the sentiments, which are slips of papers, flowers, and buttons at Target on clearance, it was a little kit that came with a but of little things for scrapping and stamping. The little sentiment strips were perfect for both cards. The cardstock on the green card is wild wasabi. I messed up her face a little. I had it just right, touched it, which messed it up, and than I kept trying to fix it! Which only made it worse!
For the purple card, I used TAC Penelope SWIC. Close to Cocoa ink is brushed across the edges of the papers, and Demure. Both cards have stickles, and were colored with water color crayons.
I hope all the little ones had a fab Easter! Kids were so quiet this morning, it almost felt like they were at school! Guess that meant they liked what was in their baskets! Gabi was funny last night. She'd tied her basket to the bed, she has a loft, with a jump rope, and left a note. The note was for Trey to keep away! But image how fun it was trying to undo that last night when the Easter Bunny discovered she'd tied it! So hard to be nice and quiet when the Easter Bunny's knees crack! Surprised she didn't wake when the bunny entered her room!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Copic Lily Ladybug

So, my friend Jeannie came over today. She was bringing me some stamps we had ordered together. Got some Sugar in the house today! She also brought over her Copics and let me try them for the first time. I grabbed an old image, that wasn't the best impression when I stamped it-not enough ink coverage, but figuring I just wanted to try them out I wasn't worried about the end result, this stamped image would be fine. Dudes, I had so much fun coloring it in. It's not perfect by any means, the mushrooms need more practice. But I thought the dress came out wonderful, and my skin tones weren't too shabby. Her copic collection were ones that matched PTI's colors, so I just played with random colors that she had, like I said, not paying attention to any final product. After she left, I was happy with how nice and bright the colors were, decided I had to see what I could do with her. I went upstairs, looking at my papers, and found that TAC Genevieve matched my oddball colors perfectly! How cool was that? Than I had to outline the thing with black marker because of the quality of my image. So, my first copic card! LOL! I feel so proud!

Supplies: PTI Raspberry Fizz, TAC Genevieve FWIC, TAC Swirlies-top right, Rachel Anne Miller stamp, dew drops, copics, prima flowers, stickles, Nesties

Friday, April 10, 2009

Fab in Pink!

My DD's dance instructor is pregnant with her first baby. This stamp set by Mabelle is so cute! It's called How Swell and has some of the funnest sentiments for pregnant women. I'm not sure if her baby is a boy or girl yet, but her studio colors are pink and black. That became the color scheme for my card. I also wanted to try out this free download-me paper from TAC, found here, and try it on colored paper. I've seen some cool stuff done with altering the colors of the printer ink on Laurie's blog. Very cool how she did that! I was dying to see how it would do on colored cardstock. This card was a perfect opportunity to try it out. It allowed me to print what sheet I wanted, there's five sheets that you can down load. I love the dots, and the swirls on this one sheet.

I based my layout on Mojo Monday's layout, which I made earlier this week. I didn't want to cut up the paper I had just made, so I ran the ribbon down the middle to mimic the split center. The rest of the layout is the same from the sketch. I added shimmerz to her shirt, ribbon on the hat, and big flower. I cut out the hat in three sections and layered it flat with two way glue. I also discovered I had the prefect corner punch for the nesties I used. It punched the end out just so and framed out the corner made by the nestie. I'll be using that one again with that set of nesties!
Other supplies: prima flowers, water color crayons-SU bold brights, and TAC Lyra pack of 48, SU Pixie pink cardstock, PTI black. cardstock.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Two Sweeties on a Bench

Man, oh, man! These Whiff of Joy stamps are so stinking cute! I knew when I saw the new bench a few weeks ago, that it would go so nicely with the Spring kit. How cute are these two?! I colored them using water color crayons. I found a better way for me to color their face. I always feel like it's washed out, or I can't get the cheeks to blend as I'd like. This time I did the blush first, and the skin color, and I think it's blending much better on these two! I followed the Whiff of Joy Challenge for the week. My first time for that challenge. A lovely layout was one the site, perfect for those who love to use pattern papers on cards. I popped both my little darlings out on the bench. Cut the bench out with nesties, and popped that whole area up. I sponged my sky with SU Baja Breeze, Ballet Blue, and Not quite Navy. The grass is Cert. Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Garden Green. I used SU So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, and Brocade Blue cardstocks. Added some stickles to Willow. The pattern paper is from Michaels, its called Chloe's Closet. I stamped the base of the cardstock, which is 5x4.85 because I'ma dope, with TAC swirlies. That one is quickly becoming a favorite of mine.
Oh, and get this. Spent the morning at the Dr's office, and guess what Trey has?! Strep! LOL! Can you believe that? It was sorta comical going to the Dr this morning! We were there last Thursday! Poor thing though is covered in the rash from it. Got some funky smelling meds too because he just had it back in Jan! Told him he got to start his spring break early!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Little Ladybug Lily

Today is Wed, which means Flutterby Wed on Danni's blog. This week she opened up fluttering to include fairy images. I only have so many butterfly sets, so I was happy about the fairies! I based my sketch on Amy R's Friday Sketch Challenge, and noticed after I took the photos and completed the card, that the sketch called for something up in the corner. I put it in the bottom left. I need to pay better attention! This was a fun layout to try. I don't normally tilt things to often, so it was a small change for me to turn my center Nestie into a diamond shape. I even used scraps for the DP paper, which are from K and Co. I popped out Lily's legs, mushroom, and the bottom mushrooms too. I covered her wings, dress, and headband with Shimmerz, and added stickles to the mushrooms. Colored her in using water color crayons. My cardstock base is Cameo Coral from SU, and Chocolate. Creamy caramel is on the edges of the oval nestie.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mojo Willow

Finally played with the Spring Kit from WOJ. So far all I've done is made one card, and sent off some images! When I saw this weeks Mojo Monday, I thought cutie pie Willow would be perfect for the layout. She's such a sweet image! And did you know they're releasing a summer kit! Oh, and the preview is darling too! Elisabeth makes some super cute stamps!

On my card I used Spring Stack from DCWV. I love to grab the smaller stacks, because they give me the fun papers, in a nice card making size! My cardstock is from SU-Regal Rose and PTI-Summer Sunrise. Goodness, that Summer Sunrise is such a pretty color. Dusted the edge with SU Apricot Appeal. Willow is colored in with water color crayons, a sweet friend sent me some SU water color crayons she wasn't using any more! I used them on this card! Thanks a ton for them! I paper pieced Willow's shirt. Added some stickles, and shimmerz to her. I cut the basket out and popped it up too. The basket also has shimmers and blingz on the eggs.

Other supplies: Nesties, flowers from Michaels-the one came with glitter on top of it, brads from Michaels, ribbon from Joann's. Water color crayons.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Scrapping Stamping Blog Hop

A group of TAC demos on Paper Wings got together for a blog hop using stamps with scrapbooks. In short, we're scramping for this blog hop! Be sure to check the bottom of this post for their links to go see what they've come up with as well. This is one of my favorite uses for stamps, I use them quite often in my scrapbook pages, and included some links to pages I've put on my blog in the past.
I love being able to make the stamps match my papers or theme, because sometimes you can't always find what you want with stickers. For example, my daughter, Gabi, just about always wears pink. I know an outfit will be a big hit if it's pink, so we buy pink. Christmas doesn't always go well with pink! Stamps make it so I can make the stuff match and work well with my pages.

Case in point, this page, I use Pop Rockz for my pages. I have kids dressed totally differently, as often happens with boys and girls! I'm pretty matchy-matchy with colors in my scrapbook pages, so it's hard for me to just ignore what they're wearing when I scrap. Plus, I like bold, colorful pages, and that makes them busy sometimes, so the less contrast I have, the better!
Out of my stash, I felt the Pop Rockz paper line had enough different colors in it to work with Gabi's colors in her hat and jacket, and not make Trey sound out so much. Tutti Fruity would have worked well, but I don't have that SWIC. I used the black and grey from his clothes as my accents, with the base cardstock being grey, and black for a lot of my accessorise. I stamped Swirlies p. 21 IBC around the different areas to bring out more black. I used sentiments from Forever Family p. 15, This Girl p. 79, the tab above Trey on the first page says "giggles and grins" from this set, but it's not showing up well. The stamp on Gabi's bottom left on the right page is the lower part of the heart in Forever Family. I cut my heart and swirl apart, giving me two stamps, not one, and used that for that photo corner on her. Some of my accents are Round loops p. 86, mini file tab punch p. 115, scrappers floss, black p. 111, photo turns p. 111, inks Noir, and lavendar sachet.

Be sure to check out the other Angels doing the hop...
Here are some other links to scrapbook pages I've made using TAC stamps. The papers might not be TAC's as I love paper, and buy a ton of a lot of different places.
This is one of my favorite pages ever. It uses Squiggle Lady bugs, and running stitches.
This one uses Give Thanks.
Last week I made a page for Gabi's Nutcracker performance using Just Dream.

Bye Bye Dear Friend

My neighbor had to put her dog down this weekend. He's been around for 16 years, so you can image the grief she's feelings. I made a simple card for her. So hard to know what's the right amount of stuff on a sympathy card. I had gotten PTI's With Sympathy set, and the Pet set when my ILS cat died. My sentiment is off, I hate when that happens. I didn't notice until I was too far into the card. I used TAC's Penelope SWIC and DCWV cardstock. And it's made with all scraps! Another one down on Barb's Challenge to use scraps! It's hard to see in the scan, but I used TAC's swirlies on the background, stamped in haystack. The doggie is a GWP stamp from last year's catty. Other supplies: EK punch, stickles, ribbon from Michaels.

Two more quick notes: The blog hop is tomorrow AM, I was confused on some midnight thing. So, be sure to check for links to that tomorrow morning.
And Trey wasn't sick, I forgot to post about that! Thanks for the concerns and well wishes for him!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

First T-Ball Game

Today was Trey's first t-ball game! It was scheduled for last week, but we got rained out. Today was lovely, but oh, chilly! The temp wasn't super low, but it was windy. Gabi stepped out in short sleeves, capris and flip flops. That girl froze, but that'll teach her to listen to Mom when she says pants and long sleeves!

Daddy is his coach. Being from Atlanta, we're the Braves! The photo to the side is them right before the game is starting. I had to get one shot of them together today. I've never watched a t-ball game, and it was very enjoyable! The kids are so cute trying to listen to their coach, mom/dad on the sidelines telling them where to toss the ball! Trey got off some good hits, so that was exciting to watch. You could see him putting in his all when he ran too. He did get out once, because they tossed the ball to his base before he got there. So, I think he made sure to run faster the next time he rounded bases to keep from getting out! There's several kids on the team that I know the parents, so it was nice being able to relax and talk. I think Trey enjoys it more than soccer, because he's little, and doesn't have bigger kids coming at him trying to get the ball from him! Today he played short stop, outfield, and first base. They do our t-ball with four innings, everyone bats, and no score keeping. It's a good learning tool for them before they go into coach pitch when they turn seven.
Tonight at Midnight, I think it's tonight, is a blog hop for some TAC demos on Paper Wings. We're using stamps with scrapbooks. One of my favorite subjects! So, be sure to come peak at their creations using TAC stamps. I'll have their blogs listed on my post appearing tonight.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

An April's Fool...

Sounds like a good title for the day! Two foolish things happened today. I got so excited seeing that fairies could be part of Danni's Flutterby Weds, I missed the detail that said it starts NEXT week! So, I sat down, started to create. Worked around some scraps, cuz that works for Barb's use those scraps challenge, only to go back to review the sketch Danni had last week, and saw this week, no pattern paper! ACK! I had already colored her. So, my card is girly! Very girly! But I stuck to the challenge, and completed the card. Reminded me how things used to be done back when I first started stamping! I popped out her arm and wings, but glued the center part down, to make the rest come out from her shoulder. I added shimmerz, and stickles, to the wings. You can see the shimmer in the photo below.
Than my second event today involved a little man named Trey. Got a call from the school about 15 minutes before they were due to be released. Trey was burning up with a fever. Could be totally possible, due to my state the last few days. Moms touch everything, and as much I used a ton of hand sanitizer, I touched a ton of things that they use. So, I rush up there. They had already pulled Gabi out of class. That was kinda odd. I sign them out, he says his throat hurts. I get him home, check the temp, it's 99.4 Okay, that's not burning up. Turns out a dude check him, not a nurse, and by touching him. I don't think I can ever thing of a time when Paul's known from a touch that they were ill. Turns out he had been outside at recess prior to going to the nurse, so I think that accounted for some over heating. But I found all this out after he gobbled up a ton of food...with his sore throat? I can't take him back tomorrow, as the school was freaked out, cuz they yanked the daughter out of class too! So, I'm going to the DR tomorrow, just in case, but I'll be shocked if it's strep. I think he just pulled off the best April Fool's Day joke for a 6 year old! Put the whole school on panic mode! Too funny!
Supplies: lyra water crayons, nesties, Pixie pink cardstock, and ink, PTI black cardstock, and blue. CB folder,