Saturday, April 23, 2011

Wee Memories Challenge #53

I had intended to go to the gym this morning for spin class, but I realized that I didn't have any gym clothes left. Oops. Minor laundry crisis. Instead I made the best of my morning...I completed the following all before noon, suh-weet!

a. Did 2 loads of laundry.
b. Vacuumed 2 levels of the house.
c. Went grocery shopping. I saw my uncle and aunt there. I couldn't tell if my aunt was monitoring the items in my cart. I hadn't gotten very far in the store so she must have thought I don't eat very well. I think the only items in my cart were random things like chocolate chips and mayo. My uncle saw me in the dairy aisle, trying to decide what kind of spreadable butter I wanted. I bought a pint of the Ben and Jerry's Red Velvet Cake ice cream and was underwhelmed (say what?). I should have gotten Phish Food.
d. Went to the bank to get some docs ready for house hunting.

When I got home, I was diving into my roast beef sandwich. Ginger was being very needy behind me. She had the "I wanted to remind you that I'm a fan of roast beef too. Do you want to share? :D" Yeah, I caught the hint, thanks.

I made another batch of the chocolate chip sour cream muffins I made yesterday so that my cousin could bring some back to campus with him and then settled in for a very nice afternoon nap. Got woken up by said cousin, who was outside, ringing the doorbell and calling my cell. "Are you home?" Yeah ok ok. Dad was vacuuming downstairs so he didn't hear the doorbell either. I had to get up anyway, and much to my surprise, it was sunny outside! I thought it was going to be rainy. Huh.

Since some of my gym/running clothes had air dried from this morning, I went for a 4.85 mile run around the neighborhood this evening to make up for not going to the gym this morning. I saw a bunny and petted on of the neighborhood cats. :)

Currently reading: The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella. I had read it before when it first came out, but found it for $1 at a recent used book sale.

Here's my take on Wee Memories Challenge #53:"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun- So for this week you will create projects with a girly theme i.e. dresses, purses, shoes, hairbows, girly colors, etc. Anything Girly!!" I decided to use this opportunity to use some Asian themed stamps that I bought on clearance recently. I used paper piecing as a way to add color to the girl since I don't have markers. As for accessories, I cut out a couple of fans from scraps of patterned paper. Finally, the sentiment. I should have done the sentiment first, but I instead adhered everything and then thought "Ok, what about a sentiment?" I didn't want to use embossing powder and risk getting the powder everywhere on the card and I didn't want to stamp a sentiment because what if I stamped it wrong? Fortunately, I had a pack of Thickers that I got at TJMaxx recently that I hadn't used yet. Ah, perfect. Ta da!
Card Specs:
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Blackbird. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tattered Rose
Stamps: Recollections- Kyoto (girl, fan).
Paper: American Crafts- Letterbox, Dear Lizzy
Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 4, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 8
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug (Swiss Dots)
Stickers: American Crafts Glitter Puffy Thickers in Bumble
Foam adhesive: Thermoweb


Jen W. said...

Busy girl!! Love that pic of Ginger - such a cute face! :) Also love Sophie Kinesella for a laid back read - she always makes me laugh out loud at least once.
Nice paper piecing on your card and thank goodness for Thickers. :)

Linda said...

Ginger look like a twin to my Tom! Cute card. Love the scallops!

Laurel said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

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