Happy Thursday to you all! Hope you're in the cool A/C today getting crafty or relaxing a bit :) I'm taking the kids and their friends to the pool again today for a few hours--while I enjoy reading by the pool, as hot as it's been it's been a little bit not-enjoyable, lol! And then I've got to do some chores and finish laundry including the dreaded grocery store. As much as I enjoy Wegmans I don't really like grocery shopping--like laundry it's an endless chore and I can think of so many other things I'd rather be doing,lol! Riley is leaving bright & early Saturday morning with my mom to go to New York and I have to finish his laundry--while this in itself is not a huge event it is a regular and daily occurrence! He is always dirty--lol--I can never recycle his clothes and he usually goes thru 2 outfits a day especially during the summer when he's horribly sweaty--ewww! So I'm constantly washing his stuff--it's never done, hee hee--if you have boys you know what I mean. He's 12 now and it's been like this since he was born so does it ever end?? And trust you me, he is NOT ready to run a washing machine yet, I promise you that!
So what is your worst chore or the one you just DESPISE??? I'd love to hear about it and think of this as a non-judgemental whining & complaining area for the day---just let it all out!!! And for a great twist--the BEST whiner/complainer (IMO) will get a $25 gift certificate to spend at 7 Kids College Fund!! Drown your sorrows and complaints in some new craft supplies okay :)
-7 Kids College Fund has all the NEW Spellbinders in the store for pre-order HERE! I already pre-ordered a few of my faves (love the beaded ovals and lacy squares)!
-Our magazine "Through the Craftroom Door" will be putting out a special Holiday Issue in October and we are looking for submissions galore! We want any & all projects that are fall or winter holiday themed (sewing, papercrafts, scrapbooking, jewelry, etc.). Deadline is September 4th--all submissions must never have been published on the web or any other paper publication! We'd love to see what you have created--email them to email@example.com with the subject line HOLIDAY!
Secondly this card was made for Paper Romance--they are having a challenge Thursday today and you can find the details HERE (I did not follow the challenge, I goofed, hee hee), but wanted you to know about it!
HERE! The purty papers that I used are from Webster's Pages that you can find HERE. I used some more of my fave Marianne Designs dies (see here) for the scrolls and the border was done with a MS punch--I love the little border on the scallops of this punch, so cute! To finish it off I tied a bow with my Bow Easy and topped it with a PTI button (ribbon & sentiment is PTI as well).
Isn't she a cutie? I colored her with Copics and then I went over every color with either E50 or W00 to mute the colors and make them a bit more vintage looking. Her shoes and seeds got a coat of diamond glaze and some stickles on her dress for sparkle.
Hope you enjoyed the project today--I'll be back tomorrow with a fun project and fun Blog Hop!! Thanks for stopping by!