A while ago I created some invitations for a little girl's birthday party. She's not all that much of a girly girl(read: no pink or frills) and the theme of her party was butterflies, specifically monarch butterflies.
May 2011 issue
The butterflies are all colored with alcohol ink, paper and rhinestones.
The base paper is embossed in my Cuttlebug. Don't use it often but LUV it when I do.
The flags are glitter, prismatic, and alcohol ink-colored pieces on which I wrote You Are Invited and stitched them on.
May 2011 issue
I'm not a big fan of cardmaking but sometimes I actually like what I make.
I'm currently reorganizing my craft room. I share the room with the kids' playroom. I have sooooooo much stuff I'm sure there's no way I could ever use it all myself. So, as I'm organizing, I'm setting aside stuff for donating, some for possible future giveaways, and a lot for the kids to use. I've told them that this stuff will be available for their use but for now only with my supervision. I want to make sure they learn to respect the product. Inks must be closed tightly, and stamps cleaned between colors and uses so as not to mix colors. Patterned papers are special - not to be used for confetti or "wrapping" action figures in the course of a fight scene. You get the picture. I've told them this summer they can start their own scrapbooks. Cute!
So this is kind of where I started...
Yes. I'm a HUGE slob. Actually my scrap area has usually been really organized and reasonably neat but over the last few months (as I'm sure you've gleened from my occassional blog rantings) I've just been so busy that I'd been grabbing, scrapping, and dumping. NOT a great idea.
Hopefully I'll feel confident with the outcome to share those pics with you, too. LOL
OOH! OOH! Yesterday before my son's basketball game my husband made a deal with him. We would go to one of his favorite restaurants for lunch if he did ONE of the following during the game:
* get a rebound
* dribble down court past the foul line
* made a basket.
He did ALL THREE in his first possession!!!!!!!!!
Of course, I've been taking video and pictures of every other game and thought I'd give the camera a rest and just watch the game with my eyes (as opposed to on the camera screen as I'm filming) so I MISSED IT on film! Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! I swear if you look up Murphy's Law in the dictionary there's a giant picture of me next to it. (Someday I'll tell you about my TPIR 3 Strikes game theory.)
So the above action shots are from an earlier game. (My son's #15.)