Late Grad Wishes

July 6th, 2011

Happy Wednesday!  Did you have a good 4th of July weekend?  We sure did!  This is the first chance I’ve had to post even though I did get some good stampng time in.  The card I have today is for a high school graduation for a guy, so I kept it simple in his school colors.

I used TE Dream Big to create a tent topper card.   Patterned paper is from the MME 6×6 Stella and Rose – Hattie pad.  I’ve found that paper collection great for masculine cards as well as other things.  I actually bought it because it was somewhat out of my norm.  I wasn’t sure how much I would use it, but it’s been great to have!  The little stars are from the TE Star Border Die.  I was originally going to use a star border, but it didn’t quite work.  The little stars were the perfect little touch though.  Each one has a tiny red rhinestone on it too.  I used the silver end of a Zig Painty Pen to line the edges of the card and the edges of the red cardstock strip under the numbers.  It gives a really nice finished look.  Now I just need to get this in the mail – it’s already quite late.

Since the Rocket Scientist works a 9/80 and has every other Friday off work, we were very fortunate to have a 4 day weekend.  We started it off by going out to dinner and to see Super 8 Thursday night.  I didn’t know much about the movie before seeing it ( I like it that way) and I really really loved it!  Two thumbs way up!

Friday we did something different and fun.  We drove a half hour to have lunch at a food truck!  It wasn’t just any truck though, it was Nom Nom – the truck that came in 2nd place (should have won) the Food Network Truck Wars last year.  We’ve wanted to track them down ever since the show and we finally did.  OH.MY.HEAVENS. Best sandwich EVER.  The Banh Mi was like nothing I had ever tasted before.  YUM!   We’ll be tracking them down again for sure.    Then Friday afternoon and evening I went through the very painful process of cleaning up my stamp room so I could have a friend over to stamp on Saturday.  UGH!  I got a lot accomplished and it looks and feels so much better in there…for now…you know how that goes!

I got to stamp with my friend Lisa all afternoon Saturday and then Curt and I went to an art show Saturday night.  My brother-in-law had some pieces on display which was really cool.  And we discovered an artist that we were unaware of (but many of our friends already knew about), Shag.  We loved that show so much we almost bought a piece…we just couldn’t figure out anywhere to put it.  Oh and just by coincidence that night we happened on yet another food truck from the Food Network contest – Crepes Bonaparte – so we had a little dessert there.

Sunday was a wonderful day at church and visiting with some friends.  We decided to stay home for 4th of July this year and my wonderful hubby went to the store and got everything to make us a yummy steak dinner.  That was topped off by a trip to Baskin Robbins.  OH MY!  GREAT weekend and time to get back on that Weight Watchers bandwagon for sure!

I have more projects to share – just need to find the time to sit down and blog them!  I’ll try to get back tomorrow.  I hope you’re having a good week!  Thanks for stopping by!

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Everything on the menu is now available, but before you head off to shop we have some more creative inspiration for you!  I have another card featuring Birds of a Feather paired with Labels of Love.

We’ve had this set in development for quite awhile and I’ve just been dying to use it.  You know I LOVE anything with cute bird images, so it’s kind of funny that my first card yesterday went “out of the box” with the hot air balloon idea.  Today’s card is not at all the card I had in my head…in fact my original idea was white craft ink on Kraft cardstock…but I just kept thinking of black wrought iron and decided to go with black instead.  I don’t know if you’ve worked with black craft/pigment ink much, but I was reminded why I hate it so much.  I had such a mess going while I made this card that I’m shocked I ended up with a card at all.  And about half way through I hated the card completely…but just kept plugging away (“never say die” is one of my stamping mottos) and I ended up with something different from my usual style and something that I actually quite LOVE!

The pink ink is from A|Muse and the ribbon and flowers were in my stash.  I was excited to use a Jenni Bolwin stick pin that I had been hoarding.

A few weeks ago we were invited to a Parisian themed dinner party in honor of an old friend who had to cancel a trip to Paris due to health problems.  It was such a lovely evening and I thought this card would make a nice thank you note, so that’s why I chose the Merci sentiment from Labels of Love.  Here’s a photo of the Rocket Scientist and me at the party.  We were asked to dress in the spirit of the the theme, but I wasn’t quite sure what qaulified as Parisian.  I was happy to have an excuse reason to buy a new maxi dress, sandals and jewelry and say that I was representing the Paris runway!  LOL!!!!



Let’s see what the Baker’s Dozen has cooked up for inspiration today!

Charmaine Ikach
Danielle Lounds
Jami Sibley
Jodi Collins
Karen Giron
Karen Motz
Melissa Sauls
Melody Rupple
Nancy McKinney
Regina Mangum
Sankari Wegman
Taylor VanBruggen
Tori Wild
Wanda Guess

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