Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Bleu Chateau Boxes

The time change is about killing me.  I am not a person you find looking at the clock a lot.  My body just knows when it's time to get up, time to eat, time for the school bus to arrive, time to sleep.  Well it did!!  Now I am just a mess.  It's only Wednesday and I have overslept two mornings. Monday morning, Riley Kate had to be drove into school.  We are about 6 1/2 miles from school and with the price of gas (and inconviencing the bus driver), we always try to have Riley Kate on the bus in the morning. She probably could have made the bus if I threw her a poptart and had her sprint our quarter of a mile driveway (uphill), but I'm just not that kind of mom.  :)  So needless to say I'm not 'embracing' the time change at this point. BUT I am embracing the Wisconsin weather.  It's gorgeous.  Evan is lovin being outside--he likes to chase the chickens.  Oh and the grass is already greening up.  I am one of those strange people that loves to mow so I can't wait. Granted, we have a riding mowing. ;)

While I am waiting to mow, I might as well stamp.  LOL 

I love these little kraft boxes from the Occasions mini catalog (124106 Kraft Gift Box (4)) and the new blossom punch (125603 Blossom).  I wanted to make some of these for my Hostess Club.  I am trying to use some of my hoarded DSP.  It was very hard for me.  I used a few sheets from several different packs.  I did break down and open my Beau Chateau paper (122357) and didn't want to cut it. It's so pretty!  I think there's a 10 step program for people like me out there.  :)

Here's my rooster box:

The happiest birthday sentiment is from the Apothecary Arts set (125527) from the Occasions Mini.  I would love to receive a little present in this box. Is it wrong to Awwwww!  at your own creation? LOL 

The catalog says pink pirouette matches it, but I went with Blush Blossom for the matting and the flower.  I liked it a little darker. 

Here's another box: 
The dsp has the same floral pattern as the stamp from the Elements of Style set.  It's very pretty paper.  I made a Marina Mist flower on top. 

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Whew!  Evan's awake. I finished my post just in time. 
Have a great day!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Have a Seat

It is beautiful here in Wisconsin.  The driveway is no long one big mud puddle.  When I went into town today for groceries, I washed my car.  I forgot that it was silver and not tan.  :) 
The family has been spending more times outdoors too.  The four wheelers made there appearance this afternoon after being stored away for the winter. 
I managed to get 10 loads of laundry washed, hung on the line, brought back in, folded and put away this weekend.  AND I made time to make a card.  This was actually supposed to be my entry for the Cards & Things sketch challenge, but I did didn't take the sketch w/ me to my stampin' room so it's a little different than the sketch.  I guess that's okay, because I do like the card.  


I like that this card could be used for any occasion with the quick change of the sentiment.

What SU! set do you find very versatile and you use for all occasions?

Monday, March 5, 2012


It's been a long couple of weeks.  I really feel like I must apologize for the lack of posts.  I am doing physical therapy a couple times a week.  I have achilles tendonitis.  I have been trying to ignore it hoping it will go away, but so far that approach hasn't worked.  It is getting increasingly difficult to stand on my feet and walk. The pain is unbelieveable!  My physical therapy paired with Evan's school and therapies makes what little time I have at home rushed.  You know it's getting bad when I am excited to clean the bathroom and mop floors. :) 
This morning, I got up at a little after 5am.  I was determined to go get my fingers inky and use a recent color challenge from  Krista's Cards & Things Challenge

Here's the color challenge I chose:

I made a square card (4 1/4 x 4 1/4) using the hostess set, Up In The Air  from the Occasions Mini.  I thought this was such a nice springy set! 

Card Recipe

Stamps:  Up In the Air (hostess)
Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Stampin' Write Markers: Old Olive, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Mat Pack, Brights DSP Stack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Rhinestones, So Saffon Ribbon (I bought this from the Clearance Rack)

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