Monday, March 30, 2009

One Card ... Two Challenges

"Let's Forget the Rules!" is the theme for Stamp Simply #80 on the No Time to Stamp? blog. The challenge is to mix it up with paper patterns. I used this week's A Sketch for You to Try on the i{heart}2stamp blog. I paper pieced Eli's shirt and colored the rest of the image with Prismacolor pencils.

Materials & Tools: White Daisy and Chocolate cardstock; Dream Street Designs Near and Dear patterned papers; Black and Chocolate stamp pads; Whipper Snapper Designs Eli and Frogger and JustRite Stamps Harmony Classic Circle Stamper, Designer Borders & Centers, and Brayton Font; Chocolate Bigger Brads; Prismacolor colored pencils; Gamsol odorless mineral spirits; Blending stumps; Stampin' Up Word Window punch; 1 and 1-1/4 inch circle punches; Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circle set; 3M foam mounting tape.

My mojo up and left me yesterday, leaving me frustrated and cranky. Hopefully, it's back today.

My workday was busy. I volunteered to cut back to 32-hour workweeks for the next two weeks to see how that works out. My slowest day - the day that's hardest to get hold of anyone - is Friday, so I'll be working Monday through Thursday. I have a lot of things I'd like to get done, so having an extra day at home every week will be nice. As for the smaller paychecks, that will take some getting used to. Tonight, I'm going to try to do some stamping between loads of laundry.

Tomorrow evening, Grandpa has planned an outing to the circus for himself, me, Cameron, and the little boys. When our kids were young, I had to drag him to stuff like that. Now, it's his idea. I guess it's the classic tale of a good dad growing up to be a great grandpa. As for me, I don't know if I'm any more excited about a circus than I was 25 years ago. I remember any kind of activity that was supposed to be fun turning into some kind of mini disaster. For example, I recall just getting us situated at a concert in a full auditorium only to have Dustin lean over and throw up in my lap. I giggle about it now. Then, it was not funny.

Nope, my laundry isn't getting done with me sitting here. I hope your week got off to a wonderful start. As always, I appreciate your stopping by. Take care!


Sarah said...

Totally love the papers and what you did with them! It is very cute.I feel like I have to bribe my mojo like crazy to get it to show it's big toe!

Laurel said...

Too cute and I love the paper!

Jeanne said...

Absolutely adorable! Love the colors and everything about it. Got a good giggle over your story. I've never, ever been to a circus. No huge desire, although it might be fun to take the girls someday...

Hope your mojo returns in full force!

Kariberry said...

Too cute, loved the story! Love that image. I almost bought that one. Still can? I think it's still 15%off @ Whipper Snapper thru today.