Wednesday, August 26, 2009


Okay. Given all the information that I wrote in my previous post about my love of the handy tape measure, this little story would seem unbelievable, but alas, it is all too true. Imagine a crazy powdered sugar covered woman finishing a cake for a party at 6:30 p.m. at approximately 5:30 p.m. It takes about 30 minutes to drive to the party therefore leaving me with 30 minutes to get in the tub and wash off the sticky, as well as put these sweet little cards in their box with the envelopes and tie the bow. Yikes! I raced through my bath, put on my makeup, combed through my hair and let it dry a bit while I put together my mom's gift. Imagine my surprise when I put the envelopes in the box with the cards and realized that they were 1" too small. That's right, I didn't measure my envelopes before I made all of these cards. I thought that I remembered the size but nope, apparently I remembered wrong. Yeesh! Honestly, I was so grateful to not have the glitch of the day be something regarding the cake that I just stood there and laughed. Oh and hit my head while saying, "Duh". I'm hoping and praying that I can find some 6x6" envelopes here in my area today or else I will have to order them on the internet. Which means for my mom, Happy Birthday, hope you love your cards, too bad you can't use them for 10-14 days. Oh brother.

Most of this paper and the little brad is the darling Abbey Road collection from My Mind's Eye, with a little Cosmo Cricket thrown in. The rub-ons are old Heidi Grace I've had FOREVER. The bird is based on the Abbey Road bird but theirs was too big so I had to make my own.
The grid paper is Pink Paisley and all of the dot paper is Fancy Pants. The chipboard letters are from Basic Grey and the letter stickers are Making Memories.
Black dots are Fancy Pants. Red dots are Cosmo Cricket. The flowers are from the greatest little die cut pad from K & Co. I found it at Michaels. It is an entire paper pad of cute flowers that I always seem to be layering together lately. Love that thing. I can't remember the green scallops right off the top of my head but if you're crazy about them and you really must know, I'm sure I could get back to you on that. Once again, the letter stickers are Making Memories.
The paisley, stripes and flower center are We R Memory Keepers. I love those colors. The dots are Fancy Pants. The pink flower is from Imaginisce and the green scallop circle was made with the Stampin' Up punch. The rub-on is Basic Grey. The jewel brad is from my vast collection.
These are more of the flowers from my K & Co. pad. Aren't they so great! The stripey scallop along the side is from My Mind's Eye. The dots are Fancy Pants. The chipboard is from Making Memories but I covered it with Cosmo Cricket's grid paper. The glitter chipboard letters are American Crafts. The brown striped paper is from the same folks who made the green scallops above. The same thing applies. If it keeps you up all night thinking about who makes that, I will happily dig through my scrap bin and find out for you. Just drop me a line. I totally understand laying awake at night trying to figure out things that bug me. Maybe that's why I feel so tired today. Or maybe it's because I took my daughter on a little adventure yesterday before school starts. She's a little rock hound. She's always finding pretty rocks and saving them. And I'm always finding them in the washing machine. So I took her to Spencer Opal Mines. They have a little mini mine there that you can dig in and break rocks open with your hammer to look for opals. They haul dump truck loads in from the actual mine and you pay to dig around in the piles. It's just right behind their store/restaraunt. We had a great time. We met a sweet couple from Michigan. We were the only 4 people digging yesterday, so it was pretty nice. We had a little lunch in the restaraunt and my daughter did a little shopping in the shiny rock department. It's a pretty fun little mini adventure if you have some desire to hunt for sparkly rocks or kids with that desire. Plus, they have "real" fries (fresh cut) and their specialty burger called the "triplet" (named after their opals) was pretty dang hard to beat. Oh and one more thing....fry sauce! Sweet! Nothing better than "real" fries and fry sauce for this Idaho girl. Oh happy day!

1 comment:

  1. Glad to see you are back in blog mode. Love the cards. Hope Jake survived our house. He probably really needed a rest for his ears after Tyler bugging him all day. It really was so funny to listen to. "knock knock" "Jake, you say who's there" "JAKE SAY WHO'S THERE!!" "Mom, Jake won't say anything to me." Hehehe!