Hiya friends and happy Tuesday to you! Wow we finally got some storms here in Virginia and some much needed rain. I was starting to think that we were living in a dust bowl—blech! I am very sore today---pilates kicked Suzanne’s bum yesterday so I’m walking around like a zombie LOL—a very STIFF & SORE zombie! But its all for a good reason right? RIGHT??? LOL! Alexa is in the midst of cheerleading Boot Camp and tryouts this week so I’m running stinky, sweaty girls around in between getting work done. She’s hoping to make varsity this year so I’m crossing my fingers for her and if you could send out some good luck wishes too, I’d be grateful!! She’s been working out like mad and getting her back handsprings down and I would hate to see her disappointed. You know how us parents seem to suffer more for our children than the children themselves at times, LOL. Wonder if that ever stops ya know? When do we stop feeling their pain, embarrassment, suffering, sadness? Never? I always agree when I hear people say there is NO harder job than being a parent---there really isn’t. But I figure if we are blessed with children than we ought to do the best darn job that we can dontcha’ think? Even if we feel like we aren’t, as long as the effort is always made and love is always shown than I think we are doing a pretty good job. BUT ITS HARD, no doubt about it LOL! The “What to Expect When You Are Expecting” (my pregnancy bibles) did NOT tell you about all the heartaches of parenting or how to deal with teens and their angst that’s for sure! I think we were shortchanged---they soooo need to write a book about all of that so we are somewhat prepared! LOL!
-The Dare To Get Dirty 2011 Challenges are up and running over at Splitcoast Stampers HERE. If you are a fan club member you can join in on all the fun over there—great challenges by all the Dirty Dozen Alumni. If you aren’t a fan club member but want to find out how to become one, go HERE! My challenge will be up on Aug.3rd so if you would like to join in hop on over there asap!!
-If you haven’t entered in all the BookEndz challenges yet—you still have thru Aug.4th to do so! Lots of fun challenges, great prizes including a NEW KINDLE and our book announcement!
Hope to see you at the party, here are all the details:
- When: Today, Tuesday, August 2
- Where: StampTV Release Party Forum
- Time: 7 PM to 9 PM (CST)
Today the Gina K DT is kicking off the August Release stamp sets and they are FAHHHH-BULOUS! I’m sharing a project made with the new StampTV Kit set called “Falling For You”---as always there are a TON of fantastic and whimsical images in this set. I used just two for mine to create a BRIGHT card for you all today LOL!
I got my color scheme inspiration from the gray skies outside, hee hee—I needed some bright colors for my sanity ok! The cs is a mix of colors from Gina K’s Luxury Cardstock line and I used a new Jumbo MS punch for the fun trims (these large punches punch both sides of the paper—I cut it in half and added it to each side of my paper strip). A fun bow made with my Bow Easy, some buttons and cute sentiment from the set finish it off. Isn’t that house too cute? Love it!
Yep that house is colored with Copics: Y18,Y13,Y11,Y00 / BG05,BG02,BG000 /R05,R02,R00. And of course it has some of my fave Stardust Stickles and Crystal Lacquer on the windows.
Head on over to Tami Mayberry’s wonderful Blog to see what card she's sharing with you today and see you back here tomorrow for the beginning of our three day Inspiration Blog Hop series for August!