The top card is for today's challenge to use Kraft paper. Having recently stocked up on some kraft paper from Papertrey Ink, I was in good shape. I used Hanna Stamps' new set Pool Party and paper pieced the swimmers onto the blue paper. Isn't the little swimming dog adorable?
Yesterday the challenge was a sketch challenge and I flipped the sketch to a horizontal lay out. I popped Riley Moose up on pop dots so he really stands out in real life. The scene in the back is the Neighborhood stamp wheel from SU.
I am meeting my mom for lunch today. She recently started crafting and has a Cricut. (It's an expensive electronic die cut machine.) She loves to tell me how much she loves it, and how I need one, too. I don't know where she thinks a few hundred dollars for an optional crafting device would come from, plus all the money that would be spent on cartridges. If she brings it up at lunch again, I may just bite her head off. She truly forgets what it was like to raise kids on a budget.