Monday, September 7, 2009

Last day ...

... before school starts here. Time to get organized. Lots of little things to get done today.
I made some homemade bread and rolls last week and they disappeared pronto. So I want to make some rolls today for the kids to take on thier lunches. I've been bad for sending lots of things with wrappers in thier lunches and I really want to get away from that this year. I also don't want the food to come back at the end of the day so it better be stuff they like. I'm thinking of doing little jellos, Rice Crispie squares, maybe some egg salad for Bob. We'll see how the time goes today. I want to find a recipe for granola bars too.
We need to get names in shoes and backpacks packed. We have so much stuff around here that I didn't buy any new school supplies in the way of pencil crayons or that kind of thing. But they got new pencil cases which we need to fill up yet.
My niece is going to have her baby any day now! I'm giving my sister-in-law my stroller, car seat, playpen and anything else I can unload for her to have at her house for when her new grandson is visiting. So those need to get cleaned up today so I can drop them off tomorrow.
What else ... laundry, a package to get ready to send in the mail tomorrow, talk to my new neighbor about her girls getting on the bus with the boys in the morning. And Molly is going to the vet tomorrow morning to be spayed. We had considered breeding her, but I can't see it happening. I don't think I could give up the puppies! I'm so nervous for her. She has to stay overnight and she's never been away from us. You just know I'm going to be at the vet first thing Wednesday to get her.
Probably no time to scrap today, but I played a bit yesterday with grungeboard and distress inks. It's still a work in progress but it's turning out so cool. I can't wait to share when it's done.
I went to a crop Friday night and worked on three different layouts. Two of them needed some finishing touches yesterday but I was pleased with the amount I got done.
This is one of the layouts I completed when I was at Scrappin' Great Deals for the crop. I had been wanting to try the new Ranger Rock Candy Distress Stickles and they had just gotten it in. It's a photo from our friends' wedding that my husband was Best Man for this past summer. The dresses were such a lovely shade of seafoam and I wanted to bring that out.

I cut a large flower out of textured Bazzill (swiss dot) using a Sizzix die and then covered the whole thing with the Stickles. It is such a cool effect and I can see myself going through a few bottles of the stuff. Now I'm on the lookout for the Ranger Rock Candy Crackle Paint. To see the effect in more detail, click on the image.

Tim Holtz recently put up a video on the new Rock Candy products. I love watching him work. I wish he'd come to Canada :)

1 comment:

Mama Tuttle said...

That is a great flower!! You've peaked my interest in the Rock Candy stuff that you were talking about . . . I'll have to go and check it out!