Early this morning my husband left for Portland and now I am officially the only grownup in charge around these parts until we bring our family back together in February. The house is about 60% packed, there are towers of boxes everywhere, this week has included a lot of late nights trying to fit in all the heavy stuff before John had to go...and it's my birthday today. So I decided that the boys and I needed to get out of the house a bit today and have some fun!
After our busy day of boy fun, I made dinner and we cuddled to watch Inside Out together. After teeth brushing we started reading A Horse and His Boy, because Daddy reads the Harry Potter books with awesome voices, so Mommy is not allowed to read Harry Potter anymore, thus we read from the Chronicles of Narnia when Dad is unavailable. Finally, at about 9:50 tonight I sat down at my stamp table to whip up a project for today's blog post. In front of me on the table was one of my favs, my Crazy Good stamp set. I decided to make a quick card using the phrases that appealed to my tired mom attitude and it had to made with stuff I didn't have to stand up to reach. Priorities...
I popped over to peek at the new Sketch from RetroSketches, and combined that with the ColourQ challenge. I used Lagoon, Pear, and Breeze inks to create my ombre stripes, lining the break with silver foil tape. I stamped the word bubble in Memento Tuxedo Black and used the same ink pads to add color direct to the paper before trimming out the bubble. I couldn't reach my box of Cricut diecuts (yes, I was serious about that), so I added a frame of green glitter triangle enamel shapes. The white space at the top was vast, so I flipped my piercing tool over and added some impromptu polka dots using Lagoon ink. Now I'm off to bed because my sweet kiddos wake up at 5 am when it's not a school day.
Thanks for stopping by, Stampin' Friends, and a super big THANK YOU and lots of hugs for all the sweet birthday greetings that poured in through text and Facebook today. I'm definitely feeling the love!