25 June 2008

Summer Is Here!

I've had this song running through my head all morning, "What Time Is It?" from High School Musical 2. Yes, it's the last day of school here, and I'm just as nervous as the kids! They find out which teachers they'll have next year and who will be in their class, and it's just as exciting for me as it is for them. (Never mind the fact that we now have to figure out how to fill our days for the next couple of months... I'll save that for another post!)

I discovered a great blog giveaway today that I want to share with everyone. Starving Artist Stamps has a got the cutest pirate/tropical theme new release, and they're giving one away! Hop on over there and enter for yourselves. That's where I'm headed!

17 June 2008

How Would You Score?


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

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14 June 2008

A Solitary Weekend

Imagine this. Your DH takes the two girls camping. For the whole weekend. Without you. Well, that's the boat I find myself in this weekend. They all left last night for an end-of-the-school year campout with the Adventure Princess group they belong to. What to do? What to do? Usually, I clear off the dining room table and spread out all my scrapping supplies and get to work. I think it might be too muggy today for that. 86+ and we haven't unearthed the air conditioner yet. Perhaps I'll head over to the lone surviving LSS in our area... I could clean up the living room and dining room without the fear of a return to chaos by nightfall... I could watch some movies that don't involve talking computer-generated animals or singing, dancing high-schoolers. Oh, the possibilities!

This is an art journal that I created for the afore-mentioned 28 Days class at Big Picture. I made it all by myself! The book is covered with papers, rub-ons, and diecuts from My Mind's Eye (Tres Jolie and Magnolia collections). The covers and pages are part of the stash that came with my Bind It All machine, which I used to wire-bind the whole shebang. I'll share some of the pages inside once the gang comes home from Lake George with my camera!

04 June 2008

Time for Spring Cleaning

Here's a layout that I did for a sketch challenge in the "28 Days" class that just wrapped up at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Just a list of what I did on a particular day. This will be fun to look back on in 10 years or so, to see how different life might be. Materials used: Noteworthy patterned paper (Making Memories), Blue Sky and Baroque Burgundy cardstock (Stampin' Up!) Thickers foam letters (American Crafts), and Rhinestone Brads (Stampin' Up)

So I'm cleaning out my stamping stash in advance of our garage sale this weekend (in conjunction with the Village-Wide Garage Sale). The interesting things that are coming to the surface never cease to amaze me. So far the treasures I've unburied include: a full box of 20 Tazo teabags from Starbucks (best before March 2005); full packages of Stampin' Up! forms dated 2003 and 2004; lots of candy and chocolates (oh, the waste!) from past swaps going back to 2003, including some fossilized giant gumballs; and what seems to be thousands and thousands of cards and cardfronts! Since I've given up demonstrating for Stampin' Up! I'm looking to clean house, so if you're interested in picking up stamp sets at bargain-basement prices, drop me an email or comment on this post and I'll let you know the specifics on the sale. Here are the sets that I've got available:

Stamp Set/Price
Funky Favorites/10
A Little Love/8
Fun Filled/8
Love w/o End/8
Little Hellos/8
Tags & More/8
Letter Patterns/5
Simple Wishes/5
Nice & Narrow/5
Handcut Holidays/5
Stars & Swirls/5
By Design/5
Background Basics/5
Gently Falling/5
Wishing You the Best/5
Double-Line Doodles/10
The Wheel Thing/5
Sweet Shapes/10
Take Three/8
Polka Dots & Paisleys/8

Wheels (regular) $2
Double-Line Stitched Plaid
Great Outdoors
Many Mittens
Size It Up

Wheels (Jumbo) $4
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