I know I said I would post some blog candy yesterday but I didn't even get near my computer! What a crazy day! I had planned on doing it the night before but...I was in the kitchen doing the dishes and I was so dog tired that I laid my head down on the counter for a minute. My son came into the room and said, "go to bed mom, dad and I will do the dishes." Now, who in thier right mind would turn down that offer? My boys HATE to do anything in the kitchen that doesn't involve eating. I immediately turned off my water(boiling for herb tea) and skedaddled upstairs and went to bed. I'm no dummy! The kitchen was not cleaned to my standards, but I'm not about to look a gift horse in the mouth!
Speaking of gifts, I have a little blog candy offer today. In honor of my 8000 hits, I am offering the following: A simply scrappin kit "Just Delightful", a stamp set "Delight in Life", three mini spools of ribbon, some acrylic tiles AND a copy of the latest book I read, "The Glass House." I wanted the "candy" to reflect me and my blog and the things I like. I love to scrap, stamp and read. Plus, this book is a must read. If you don't win, go find it. It is a true story of a family that lives as no family should have to. My friend Cindy recommended it to me. I was hesitant because she said it was about neglected children. I don't like stories where children are hurt or abused. I am a mom of course. But, I took a chance and read it anyway. I tell ya, I am a GOOD mom compared to these people! I highly recommend it. The candy will come in two packages since I will be sending you a Brand New copy of the book. What a deal! To enter the drawing for this candy, please post a comment to this post telling me what brings you delight in life. I will pick the most creative answer and announce the winner on Sunday.
I was recently accepted into a bloggers challenge group. I am so excited! We are supposed to post our challenges on Friday so, here you go! Today we are supposed to make something using Designer Paper. These are some cans I am making for a local craft fair this weekend and I happen to be using Designer paper! What a coincidence! Some of you may know that I am LDS. I am big into food storage. I go to a place in Orlando, called the bishop's storehouse, to dry can food like wheat, rice, beans, cocoa, etc, into big number 10 cans. Because of this I have an abnormal amount of #10 cans at my house. I open then with the Pampered Chef can opener so there are not sharp edges. I have been collecting them for a couple months thinking....I can use these for something....(admit it. You do the same thing.) I came up with this cute idea of using the cans for gift bags. I cover them with Designer paper, use my Crop-a-dile to punch hold in it, and use some of that 14 guage wire I bought 6 years ago .... knowing it would use it some day....to make a handle. You might think the handles look freakishly tall, but....picture them loaded up with tissue paper. That is how I will be displaying them.
I am also going to be playing with my new toy today......the Cricut expressions....(can you say WOO HOO!?) so I am sure I will have more stuff to post later today. Kim is coming over to 'help' me figure it out. I'm so excited! Anyway, you may see updates on here later.
Have a great day and....do something creative!!