Hello, Spring!

Wow, the weather was perfect this weekend!   I wore sandals for the first time this year on Saturday, and still have them on today, although it is cloudy and a bit cooler today. 

I don’t have any photos of pretty flowers.  My crocus did bloom last week, but by the time I used the leaf blower to clear out the leaves and small debris from the winter, they weren’t photo-worthy.

Instead, take a gander at the cards I made on Saturday.   I really enjoy stamping and card making.  I need to figure out how to let that inspire me to scrap again.

We also attended a 2nd birthday party yesterday and then went to Smokey Bones for dinner with family.  It was our first trip, and we were all impressed!  Three of us had three different varieties of ribs, and the fourth had a nice steak.  We really loved the Pretzel Bones.  The honey mustard dipping sauce was the favorite, but all three were decent. 

How was your weekend?  Do anything exciting?

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Weekend Report

As is the norm, my weekend didn’t quite go as planned.  No, that’s not my car…  The Knight and the duty crew did some fire training Saturday night, and I was asked to take photos.  (Hem.  My camera and I have a lot to learn about night photos, especially when there’s all that bright orange stuff going on.)

Those are our cheerleaders – really.  (And no, the partial name on the back of the coat doesn’t belong to the wee lass, in case you couldn’t tell.)  One is the daughter of a firefighter, and the other two are friends of hers, fascinated by the firehouse and a certain member.  (Yes, I’ll post a photo of him shortly.)  They made up their own silly cheers to encourage the trainees, but were really very entertaining and cute!

One of these is the cutie the pre-teens were admiring...

One of these is the cutie the pre-teens were admiring...

Action Shot

Action Shot

Before all that stinky fun, I did make an appearance at the all-day scrapping event.  I managed to show up for the demo portion of the day, which involved stamping, which seems to be about all my mind can handle these days. 

First, we made a Valentine.  All the supplies were provided by the Stampin’ Up demonstrator, so my own personal preferences had little to do with the selections.  Still, I liked using the die cutter for the big printed shape that is the bulk of the card.

Then, we made another card using an embossing die, which was fun, even if the colors nearly made me sick.  But, I’m sure someone I know won’t mind receiving a school bus yellow card, so it’s all good…

The little flower wasn’t just colored with crayons, as you might guess.  There was a neato pen filled with water…  They’re called the Aqua Painter.   It’s an expensive little bugga’, but I do believe I require it.  (You know, for the stamping I’ll do when my mojo really leaves for more than three days?)

I think everyone’s favorite was the gift card holder.   It was made from a solid strip of paper and is just cute as a button.  I’ll definitely be making more of these.  Beats buying silly stuffed animals to hold the cards for kiddos, and/or the little tins or whatever else the market to house the slips of plastic.

The inside

The inside

Sunday, I finished a pair of socks, and cast on for more, but we’ll save all of that for another post. 

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go do a snow dance and let the fur-girls out.