I decided I wanted to add some fun dimensions. I first added some bling from a package of stickers that I had from Stampin' Up to the card and then I went shopping for something, but I wasn't sure exactly what I would find. I went to Hobby Lobby and found some really fun buttons. There was a package of buttons that were sunglasses. They are from Dress It Up buttons http://dressitup.com/. I also found another package of shell buttons and I thought they would go perfectly with the card so I bought that package too.
Finally, I added Distressed Stickles to frame my collage and I added Waterfall Stickles on top of the collage to give a sparkling water effect.
I decided to go antique with my father-in-law's card. I first took paper that looked like newspaper ads (Stampin' Up) and stained the paper in distress ink, sprayed it with Color Wash Terra Cotta (Ranger Ink) and Perfect Pearls Mists heirloom gold. I used several Tim Holtz® Idea-ology™ | Paperie alvage Stickers - Lost & Found. In this pack there are license plates from most of the different states. I chose to use 4 different plates from states that my father-in-law lived, and a July calendar and a theater ticket stub sticker. I distressed the stickers with distress inks and heirloom gold Perfect Pearls Mists. I punched out and distressed the label and simply used the stamp from Stampin' Up "Let's Celebrate!" stamp.
So, Happy Belated Roberta and Leo!
Now with Emily off to Kindergarten, what is a mom suppose to do? That has been the number one question I have been asked this past year. I have many an unfinished project that needs to be done, and I am quite looking forward to completing these projects.
Yesterday after I dropped off my children at school, I came home and put my breakfast together. I have to say, it was very nice to be able to put my breakfast together and get to eat without 5 interruptions. I decided to go back to eating fruit in the morning as I am on a quest to eat healthier and lose some (well I should be truthful - A LOT- of weight).
Then I set out to declutter our breakfast bar. I guess I do miss the "mom" that has been frequently called out the past 11 years, because I decied to go check on Emily at lunch time. Of course, I also had a reason for checking on her. On Monday when I made sure the lunch boxes were all cleaned out, I realized that Emily never opened her drink. I asked her why she didn't drink it, and she said that even though she raised her hand no one helped her. I'm not sure if that is the case or not. I am sure that the first day of school with Kindergartners can be pretty hectic so I decided I would make sure that she got some help with her drink and went to visit her at lunch. Here she is and she got her drink opened by one of the lunch aids. Hm, well maybe I guess I will go one more day just to make sure all is well with her drink today. Am I being the over concerned parent? Oh, I hope not. Of course, perhaps, they would appreciate the extra set of hands.