Sunday, March 01, 2009
I've been hearing murmurings and whisperings of "snow" all weekend. I've hardly been able to contain myself as I've heard again and again, "snow". This morning, I checked the weather and was greeted with a winter weather watch and a promise of 1"-4" of snow. Woo hoo! Then, just now, I checked again (I've been spamming the weather site) only to discover they lied. :sigh: We're now promised accumulations of almost 1" and that mostly on grassy surfaces. :sigh again:
I can tell you for certain a low front is moving through because my head is positively aching. I'm sitting here, on the ickiest, rainiest, coldest, greyist day I've seen in a while, feeling somewhat glum. I was happy until I read that stinky report. Blah.
Otherwise, it's been a loverly weekend. Friday I managed to get heaploads of grading finished and keep Nana and Pop company as the movers unloaded furniture and boxes. That evening I picked up Dani and we went to Bonefish for dinner and then came home.
Saturday was waffle day. See:
Lil doesn't like her "syryup" on her waffles, she wants to dip them. Okee dokey, whatever floats your boat. ;o) Dani and I spent the afternoon "shopping". This doesn't necessarily mean we spent money, it means we ran around our favorite stores looking. I did find some good deals on shirts for B--who is still wearing shirts from high school--and on a couple of pairs of Clark's for me. I very infrequently purchase shoes, wearing them until they are almost falling apart. Soooo, I was in desperate need of new black and brown shoes and I found them on BIG sale. :o)
Today, we had scones for brekky and Dani and I got in the studio for a while. She mentioned being interested in card making and picked my brain. What follows are cards I designed to help demonstrate a few different techniques. Dani, like me, has a HUGE background of cropping/scrapbooking, so making cards comes fairly easily.
Here are the cards I made:
Stamp set "All Through the Year"
Colors: Certainly Celery, Real Red
Paper: Whisper White, Real Red, red gingham from Creative Memories
Real Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
Stamp Set: "Tart and Tangy" (I can't get enough of this set!)
Ink: Staz-On Black, Yo Yo Yellow
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Yo Yo Yellow
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds (on the popped up lemons), gromits, ribbon from who knows where...I think it came on some package.
Same as before only simpler and the additional stamp set "Happy Everything"
Easiest. Card. Ever.
Stamp Set: "Lovely As a Tree"
Ink: Staz-On black
Stamp Set: "Fresh Cuts" and Fresh Cuts cards
Inks: Apricot Appeal, Always Artichoke
Mom, this is the card Auntie Susan sent. Great minds think alike, eh? :oP
I would like to get back in the studio to play with my new designer papers and ink up my "Season of Friendship" stamp set but I'm not sure if I'll have the time this evening. We'll have to see.
1. The day off on Friday was such a gift.
2. Visiting with Dani. She and her folks will be dining with us this week which will be nice. Dani and I have been friends for almost fifteen years, so I've known Mom and Dad that long as well. They are just delightful.
3. Nana and Pop's new home is really starting to come together (we were there for a while yesterday).
5. Silly Lily. :o)
6. The smell of freshly baked bread.
Ahhhh, it's five o'clock, and therefore time to begin dinner. B is making chili (tonight's a GREAT night for it) and I'm making the accompanying corn bread. Mmmm. :o)