I went to get some cupcakes and ice cream cups to share with Seth's class tomorrow for his birthday.(The little booger will be nine!) I have been to Target, Walmart, the grocery, the knit store, Michaels and Sam's. Even had lunch with a friend. I have to start dinner and then run the kids to karate and maybe make a cake. I might bake tomorrow, I do better baking when the kids are not underfoot.
I enjoyed my time away this weekend. The dog enjoyed me being gone, too. When no one was looking she ate all of the candy Seth had collected at the neighborhood easter egg hunt. She ate it, wrappers and all, and seems no worse for wear.
I didn't even play in totday's challenge despite feeling much better. I did make a sympathy card for a family at church. I love the rbbon I used, it is 3/8 inch satin ribbon and I decided to run over to Michaels and look for some. The ribbon on the card is from Hanna Stamps and I wanted more RIGHT NOW. Alas, Michaels has all kinds of decorative ribbon but no satin ribbon except for the really thin stuff they have had forever. Who buys all that junk? How hard can it be to sell a few classic staples? Thankfully I will be with Kristi of Hanna Stamps this weekend so I can get more ribbon.
Tonight is 24 night and Dancing With the Stars so I have hope they can take my mind of the lack of ribbon in my life.
I made strawberry ones and lemon ones as well. My family is going to a church retreat this weekend so this will be the snack I take along to share. Our school is also having a bake sell so I am making and plating a few dozen for that, too. In order to not get them mixed up, the strawberry one shave a pink to and the lemon ones have yellow on top.
I have not yet finished the last batch of Red Velvet, but they will get an assigned color, too, and will have a brown chocolate base. The red color is beautiful to bite into and the chocolate taste is to die for. Sadly, not everyone I know enjoys chocolate, which explains the variety of flavors.
The color challenge on Tuesdays is always posted later than I would like. So, I went looking in the gallery at SCS and found the challenge posted under the keywords, (CC210)CC for Color Challenge and 210 for the week. Last week was CC209, so I know this week will be CC210. I saw the colors and made my card and was all happy. Until I realized the date of the possting was wrong and someone had used the same keywords for a different challenge in January So instead of being Baja Blue, Not Quite navy and Kraft, I needed to use Red Riding Hood, Summer Sun, Kraft, and the optional color of black. Darn!
So I ended up making two cards and only posting one. It works out well as I have a father and father-in-law. Generally I don't like buttons on my creations and do not EVER use them. But they seemed fitting for a masculine card where girly frills and flowers won't work. Also, I absolutely hate buttons that are not tied or sewn. Due to a lack of available string in my house I just stuck them on and went with it. Do I love it? No. Do I care? Not really. Art does not have to be perfect, just handmade.
I used the set Bowling Hanna by Hanna Stamps for my cards.
Today is a beautiful day and I look forward to picking up Noah after school and drinking milkshakes from Steak and Shake on the way home. They have half price shakes from 2-4 and they are calling my name today!
One of the best things about Hanna Stamps is that the sets come with so many accessories and several of the sets have a bug in them, which made Hanna the perfect choice for the challenge today. Hanna even has a set that is nothing but bugs. The Going Buggy set is where I got the butterflies and ladybugs. I do love my Hanna Stamps!
I thought I would have a nice quiet day but Noah called at 7:30 today and said Dad had packed Seth's notebook in his folder, and he needed some books that got left at home. That adds two errands to my day that I didn't want to run. I am waiting for the day that I say to the kids "Too bad." If you don't care to pack your own stuff up, don't complain when your parents get it wrong.
I have to be at the elementary school at the end of the day to talk to the Girl Scouts about wearable art for a badge they are going toe arn, and help them all make beaded jewelry. I did the cheap thing and bought Stretch Mag cord for the bracelets, now I just have to get beads and come up with something that sounds intelligient to say.
Some days there just isn't much to say. I made a little box as part of the SCS challenge today. The design is on line, you make the box and customize it and add whatever you want it to hold. I made little paper dolls from the Wee Hanna set. Photography was the hardest part. I wanted to get everything in one picture, but the angles were odd, trying to capture both the flat additions and the 3D box. Because I live in Indiana, there is no natural light so I had to use the flash and couldn't get far enough away to avoid the kickback.
I found these on the camera as well. It's funny to see what Seth wants to photograph. The kids leave too many things downstairs and when I find them, I stand at the bottom of the stairs and throw them up. This is Noah's beloved gorilla .
Today I am basically wasting time before the real work of the day happens. My car is in the shop, getting the bumper repaired from an accident at the shop where they spilled brake fluid on it and it ate the paint off. Oh, don't ask! So, I am home with no car. That means I have no excuse to not do the laundry or avoid picking up. I need to get to work so I can sit and knit for the rest of the day. My oldest is out of school everyday at 2:10 and that means I pretty much get a morning to myself and after lunch, it is the kids' time. It doesn't work for me, but I am not in charge of the school calendar. Too bad.
The top card is made with a little girl in mind. I made a little paper doll set with a new set Hanna has called Wee Hanna. I cut the envelope and added a flat card for the inside. You pull the little tab and the set of paper dolls pops up for your Wee Hanna so you can play dress up.