Do you ever get to the end of the day and look back in amazement at all that you did? I'm sure we all do that. Today was one of those days. I got up early and did some baking and laundry. Then I checked out all the blogger challenge cards from yesterday ( awesome stuff!) . While Sarah had her piano lesson (8:30 am) I painted the last wall in the girl's bedroom and then helped clean the big boys room. I made cookies, finished the decorating in the girl's room, did more laundry, and the best part....welcomed my Trekkers home! They were dirty and somewhat tired, but safe and sound and home at last! Maegan ran straight to the bathroom and took a shower so I didn't get to capture an 'after trek' picture, but that's okay. They both had a wonderful time and seem a bit changed. Jared especially. I'm so glad they were able to go!
I went to WalMart (what day is complete without that?), got gas, saw WALL-E (again) , watch Camp Rock (yes, I'm a disney movie junkie) and then even had time to make this cute frame after the kids went to bed.
I started with a plain jane craft frame from...Target I think. Most likely the $1 aisle. Here is how it looked before I got to it. I don't know about you, but I am a collector of 'items I am sure would be great for crafts'. And, I usually buy more than one. "Just in case I mess up the first one or I love it so much I need more than one." Please tell me I'm not the only one! So, the point is, I have several of these. It was pretty easy to put together...(over looking the fact that I somehow always end up with my fingers almost glued together when doing stuff like this) I used Liquid Tombow to adhere some Summer picnic designer paper from Stampin' Up! to the frame. I already had some strips cut that were left over from my stamp a stack a few weeks back. They were just a hair short on the long side so I put a strip of Celery Twill where the gap was. I pulled out my chipboard blossoms and inked them up using Bashful blue, real red, and old olive. I love how the Craft ink looks on chipboard. It is so dark and rich. Very cool! I glued the chipboard pieces on with Tombow and used dimensionals for the big flower center to give it a bit more depth. The saying inside the frame is from a retired Stampin' Up! set that I really like. If you look close you can see tiny little leaves by the flower on the left side....check back tomorrow to see where I got those from!