Hello to everyone out there in blogland!! Did you have a good weekend? Things were pretty good around here although I felt like I spent the entire weekend looking for those last few school supplies that weren't on the list.
You know, the ones that the teachers add to the list after school starts which destroys that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that you had for getting your school supplies early, thus avoiding the crowds and out-of-stock issues. And yes, I have a deprived child...we are STILL trying to find composition books in 2 colors...UGH! But the school still isn't ready for students (they are still meeting in temporary buildings and spaces) so I am assuming that it is okay that my child is so ill-prepared.
It was a different kind of crafty weekend for me. This is what I worked on for most of the weekend:
It's a farewell gift for one of DH's first seargents...they have a joke that she rules with a soft hammer so it seemed appropriate. DH is thrilled with the way that it turned out. DS, on the other hand, became more and more horrified with each new girly thing that I added. LOL!
Here is a close-up of the card tag:
This tag was heavily inspired by a tag that Melissa Phillips (lilybean's paperie) posted last week. I truly believe that Melissa is one of the most inspired cardmakers out there. I LOVE HER WORK and could easily stare at it for hours. I keep hoping that she will come out with a book...
Here is a layout that I haven't shared on here yet. This photo of all the kids was taken by the uber-talented SIL Kara...
It was such a fun photo that I just wanted to do something fun with the layout. Can you believe she managed to get a photo with all 4 of the kids looking right at her (even the baby!) She is so talented!
In other news, I am starting a new product grouping today. This week I will be focusing on Cosmo Cricket Dutch Girl collection and Rhonna Farrer's Gypsy Style stamp set.
I love both of these products, but just really haven't used them so I am really excited about the possibilities.
And, I finally finished my first 20 projects until I get new stash challenge so I get to go shopping this week! Yay! But it will probably have to wait until after payday so maybe I can really get going this week and double up on my reward by then by having another 20 projects done....
Do something creative today!
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