Monday, June 4, 2012

Fun weekend...

We had a slightly busy weekend here, although we probably didn't actually do that much! Time seems to fly with two children...

Friday night I hosted a Thirty-one party which was lots of fun - a really great bunch of ladies came and it was lovely to relax and have a glass of vino with friends. I also managed to earn some free stuff so I will hopefully be a bit more organised. There is a special offer this month to get one of the big totes for $10 if you spend $35 - I am planning to get 3 to organise my laundry. Had a total laundry disaster where I managed to dye all Leo's and my whites a weird browny colour because I washed them with ny black jeans. Not smart!

On Saturday I was in the gym at 7am (!!!!) but had to go for a nap at 11. I think I was tired after the party! Anyway we went swimming at our neighborhood pool in the afternoon which was loads of fun. Leo had his first dip (not a hit!) and Jacob made friends with some other local boys and had a big water fight. Sunday was a day off from the gym, we had a lazy morning, then I had some Mummy time in Target. More swimming in the afternoon then I went grocery shopping with my neighbour in the evening. So it wasn't an exciting weekend, but it was nice. Somehow the weekends fly by without much being achieved.... but we all enjoy them so it doesn't really matter!

Anyway! I also managed to make 3 cards along the way. All of a sudden I seem to need loads of cards so I've knocked three off my list anyway.

First up - 100.18:

This one is for one of Jacob's nursery friends who is having a 4th birthday party on Saturday. Jacob is very excited about that! He designed the monsters and chose the colours. I am not sure it's my best work as it's hard to control an Aquapainter with a wiggly 4 year old on your knee. The sentiment also slipped and ended up wonky but I tried to make it work...

100.18 - Supplies: White baker's twine, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon (retired), Gumball Green and Whisper White cardstock, Watercolour pencils and Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Tempting Turquoise DSP from the Brights stack, Basic Black ink, Make a Monster and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

And, lucky me! Jacob has another birthday party to go to on Sunday. So - 100.19:

Jacob had got a bit bored by this point so I was able to do this one on my own (crafting with kids is fun but it isn't suitable for control freaks like me!). I vastly prefer the design, probably because everything is lined up neat and straight!

100.19 - Supplies: Brights brads, Star punch, Whisper White, Gumball Green and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, Marina Mist DSP from the Subtles stack, Basic Black ink, Watercolour pencils and Aquapainter, Crystal Effects, Make a Monster and Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp sets.

Finally, we actually checked the mailbox on Saturday morning (it's around the corner in a communal unit and somehow I never seem to get round there during the week) and we had received a wedding invitation. We won't be able to go as it's in the UK in August, so I needed a "With Regret" - 100.20:

Made this one to complement the colours in the invitation. I wish I'd put the Woodgrain on the Island Indigo piece but never mind. I love my Woodgrain background stamp, it's been a great investment. I am so pleased SU! has started doing some of their background stamps in clear mount in the new catalog as they always seem a big investment in wood. But if you use it a lot it's worth it!

100.20 - Supplies: 2011-2013 In Colour brad (Island Indigo), Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade cardstock, Adorning accents edgelits & framelits, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade SU! Markers, Kindness Matters and Woodgrain stamp sets.

A final note - SU! has an awesome special offer on in June and July, so I am going to try to finish my 100in100 by the end of July, so that I can take advantage! Could be tricky!! It makes it about 100in70 for me. Need to keep the pace brisk! I think I can, I think I can!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, rules are made to be broken anyway right? And I don't know what the offer is, but I'm sure it's going to SAVE you money in some way, right? Then I give you permission to go ahead and do it - it's the right thing to do.....