Just spent the last two days with my grandsons who are 5 & 8. We had a blast! Went to the Ft. Wayne Zoo yesterday and had the most perfect weather ever. The day was wonderful! Kids had a great time and Mimi and Papa did too! I highly recommend this zoo for a family outing.
Today we went to Shishewanna to get a Jo Jo pretzel AND a visit to the cheese factory. Fun couple of days but it's back to work tomorrow! Seriously need a nap and a full night's sleep so I can be at my peak tomorrow.
Feeling blessed to have been able to take a couple of days off to spend with my two little guys, who will be young men in the blink of an eye!
Monday, August 22, 2011
I RARELY ever stay home from work, but I did today with a sinus headache that was a killer. Not sure which was worse, the headache OR the roofers tearing off the old shingles and POUNDING on the new ones! Ugh! Finally made it back to sleep this afternoon when the delivery truck came and delivered all the shingles! It just wasn't my day.
Posted with love at 4:51 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
I bake a traditional shortbread sugar cookie that has now earned the title "Mimi Cookie" from my grandsons. The Berrien County Youth Fair is this week in Michigan and I always bake a double batch to get my family through the week. A little bird told me that the fair president sort of "liked" my cookies and would make several trips through the cattle barn to get a cookie. This year, I made him his own container, just in case his golf cart has to go a different way on the fairgrounds.
I designed this on my Gypsy starting with the base from Elegant Edges. I measured my lid and stored a square template in my Gypsy at 7.25 inches. I saved it. Then I started by "opening a template" and selected the scalloped edge from Elegant Edges and increased it in size until it fit my template. I used Plantin School Book for the lettering and welded them together. The ribbon was cut from Wild Card and I inked the edges with a deeper blue to make it stand out. I used a stock stamp for the sentiment inside the ribbon. I just used a circle punch for the center. I "stitched" along the edges of the ribbon and put some dots on the lettering (not sure if that is showing up). I attached the ribbon with a wobble (gosh I love those things!) and I'm really happy how it turned out.
Good luck to all the kids showing their animals and having their other projects judged this week. I can't wait to see my boys tomorrow.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
I hope you like the card and I especially want to thank Mary for turning me on to shaped cards!
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Cricut Cardz Challenge this week was to use fruit on a card. I love this pear from the Preserves cartridge. I have made several anniversary cards for the summer months using this cartridge. The pear was cut out with the Imagine and I must say I love the Imagine for things like this. I just select the colors and print and cut! It is perfect. The sentiment is from My Pink Stamper Fruit and Veggie Punnies. It is the perfect companion to this cartridge. All layers of the pear have been inked on the edges to add some dimension and I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder that goes with the cartridge. Isn't it cute! This card is getting ready to be sent to one of my bestie friends! Thanks for looking. I'd love to read your comments. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of lemonade and rest a bit!