Monday, February 11, 2008

Good Monday!

Good morning! My daughter was telling me about a theory she learned at church. Act the way you wish you felt and you will start to feel that way. I am way sleepy today and just want to stay in bed, but there is too much to do! So, I am trying to act wide awake and chipper! We' ll see how that goes!

First, an update on my son. He did in fact break his left arm. It was a fracture and not too bad, just painful. I wanted to put a picture on here but he has not held still long enough for me to snap on! Obviously, he is feeling much better. In fact, he was out playing manhunt again Saturday night! I told him to stay out of the trees! He surprised both me and the doctor when he decided he wanted a white cast instead of a colored one. He said he wanted people to be able to sign it. I also got him a waterproof cast. Yeehaw! I wish they would have had those when my little B broke his arm two years ago! Oh the headache that would have prevented!

I had a fun workshop on Saturday with some girls and their moms. I designed this page around the saleabration set Friendship Blooms and did it in my version of Girl Scout colors, since the girls were all in the same troop. They said the colors were....close. I wanted to show them how to use the trimmer and to conserve on paper (kim would be so proud of me!) so I made the page an odd size. I started by making my Wasabi green paper 8-1/2 square. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8 x 8 and layered the two sheets. The strip of wasabi across the middle is the piece I cut off the length. I used the swirly stamp in the set to stamp random swirls all over it in wasabi. I added a piece of polka dot paper from guessed it! Cutie pie designer paper packet. You know how I love it! On the piece of white cardstock I had left over after cuttin down by paper to 8 x 8 I stamped one flower in Purely Pomegranite and then cut it out. On the square white, I stamped two more flowers in Pomegranite, leaves in Wasabi, and used my M3 to ink up one flower from the border stamp with Summer sun. I used the pastels to add some color to the petals and leaves. I put a Rhinestone brad through the center of the flower I cut out and adhered it to the page with a couple pop dots. I stamped the GIRLS with the Outline alphabet and used the chalks to add some color to that as well. I layered it all together and called it good! I know this size page is not one that SU carries, but it would be very easy to add this page to a 12 x 12 base. The layout would also work with other size pages too. The gals at my workshop had fun customizing thier pages to their own personalities. They got pretty creative! That is something I love about stamping! Give 10 people all the same supplies and they will all come up with something different. What a great way to be creative!

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