Sunday, July 19, 2009

So Sketchy Sunday #19 and Updates

Part One:
Once again, Mary has created an adorable card sketch to try. My version is a top-fold 4"x5.5" card. By shaving that 1/4" off of a standard-size card, you can cut three cards out of one 12"x12" piece. No one usually even misses that little bit.

Since my Let's Get Together paper pack was out (you'll see the scrapbook page sometime soon), I used 1.5"x4" scraps of B&T paper for this fun card. The Fun Times phrase comes from the Friendship Word Puzzle stamp set. I inked the edges of my stripes in Cranberry, but I'm not sure you can tell in the scan. On the inside I had to stamp the little flower and stem from the stamp set. You do decorate the insides of your cards, too, don't you?

Part Two:

Now for an update about us. The last few days have been busy and FUN. The girls were supposed to leave this past Wed. for St. Simon's Island w/my MIL (who was teaching at the Methodist Women's Conference, kind of like sleep-away Bible School), but she got very sick and they couldn't go. (Fortunately she's doing better.) Cousin Beth (who now lives in Wisconsin) came to visit with a friend, so we enjoyed good company, good food, and a few wicked rounds of Hearts. The girls kept Grammie on her toes with some rounds of Rummy.

On Thursday, we went to the Fair and then Beth had to leave to continue her travels toward home. Ice cream was definitely a cool treat for the kids!

On Friday we went to see the much-anticipated 6th Harry Potter movie. Logan didn't like it at all because "it left more questions than it answered" but he hasn't read the books. (I told him to try waiting a year for the 7th book to come out like I had to!) It also wasn't as "intense" as we were expecting. Ansley and I were disappointed that it didn't follow the book as closely as it could have. All in all it was okay, but not as good as we were hoping. Friday night closed with a covered dish dinner at Vacation Bible School, where Macey has been going this week w/her BFF.
Yesterday, Mom and I took a quick tour of the local Butternut Creek art festival, where we each got some cute yard art. We went to Logan's family reunion, where there were approximately 200 relatives in attendance and more food than you could eat! It was great catching up with cousins (though Macey's favorite cousin wasn't there) and meeting new kin.
After church today I'm teaching a scrapbook class. Our theme is tropical getaway, and I'll share my layout soon. This next week is going to be busy too. I'm trying not to count down the days until school starts back. I think I'm worse than the kids!
What have you been doing this weekend? One great thing about blogging is that when I get my pictures developed and sit down to scrapbook them, I can reread what I wrote when the "event" was fresh on my mind. Thanks for reading along!


  1. What am I doing this weekend? Well, you already mentioned some of our 'togetherness,' but last night Dad and I went for Mexican food...early church today (since I was serving) I'm watching the Tour and am about to get my *stuff* ready for your class today. Fun expected! The end.

  2. Love your card! And that's a great tip about shaving a little off the card...good way to make that cardstock stretch! Thanks for playing!

  3. Great take on Mary's sketch..I just love this paper pack!
    You have been busy..I know how that feels LOL. Great idea on making the card 4"...I hardly ever make standard size cards anymore...just whatever I feel like :-)

  4. I never want to use up my let's get together since there is no more breeze! I have lots of this ribbon.
    It was one of my favorite combos. hoope your class went great.


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