Monday, December 8, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy - Color Challenge, Day 8, Blog Candy

Busy, busy, busy. Isn't' that the mantra that we are either saying or hearing right now. It is definitely one of the craziest times of the year for sure. Yesterday was the day Hunter finally got his birthday party - poor kid - he ended up waiting a week afterwards for it. But fun was had by all. Actually, I'm not sure since I wasn't there for the most of it. I took the boys shopping for goody bags since I had forgotten to make any - it was my intention to leave with the twins anyway so it all worked out. Let me tell you they are not fun to shop with though. This is what I heard most of the time unless they were looking at toys - "I don't like that."

I have one little story to share though and then we'll move to more crafty stuff. So we are browsing around and we get to an end cap with Lightening McQueen (a toy car) and Will decided that he has to have it and proceeds to snatch it right up and put it into the cart (he is in the basket part of it). I did some quick thinking and decided that it would be best to just let him hold onto it for now becuase I really didn't want to listen to a wailing child. We meander our way to the checkout line and when we get up there the boys help me put everything on the counter. Then I distract them by telling theme there are some neat cards to look at while I very quickly whisper to the checker "I don't want this... could you please hide it away... thank you." She was very understand and whisks it under the counter and rings up the rest of my things. I pay and off we go. Will is asking me about his car and I hold him off saying that we need to get into the car first and get settled. Once we are in the car and all belted in I give him the bag and let him look. He searches around and says that he can't find it and I act all surprised, shocked, and sympathetic and then proceed to tell him that the "bad" checker must have forgotten to put it in the bag. And that was that. No tantrums or anything. He just said "oh" and off we went. Bad Mommy huh??? I thought the whole thing was so cute and a riot.

Ok, so back to the whole busy, busy, busy thing. I want to first start off by letting everyone know that Linda Borneman did and is going to be hosting a weekend color challenge over at the Clear Dollar Stamps group forum at Paper Craft Planet. Click -->HERE<-- for all the details. I hope you can play next week. This is a great way to get those CDstamps inked up!

There are so many wonderful challenge and sketch blogs out there and I just haven't been able to play as much lately and it just makes me sad... but I did manage to squeeze in Linda's. Color challenges are nice because it does give you a starting point, but are also very general. Anything goes once you've got the colors. This card is what I did for it. The colors were Red, White, and Teal. This was really a very simple card, just layering the colors.

Edited to add: And the bonus here is that it also works for Stamp Something Challenge this week - Snow Something :)


Cardstock: Ocean, White (CTMH), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Ink: White Daisy, Ocean (CTMH), Pure Poppy (PTI)
Stamps: Fanciful Flakes (CDstamps)
Other: PTI Ribbon, Kaisercraft Rhinestones, SU! Word Window Punch

Next up is the continuation of the 12 Days of Christmas over at Limelight Papercrafts. Today is Day 8 and you need to head on over to Sarah Anderson's Blog - The Scrampin" Mama for the challenge. Her prize is a Unity Stamp - you'll have to go visit to find out which one :)

And don't worry, Mandy has a new item she is featuring at the store - Bazzill Just the Edge cardstock strips for $2.

Remember the more you play the better chance you have at the Grand Prize!!!


BLOG CANDY - yep - Lori over at Clearly iStamp is offering up some more blog candy for you. Its easy peasy and you should head on over and leave a comment for her - another easy question for you to answer. Hint - I love that stamp set that is up for grabs.


And finally, if you are interested in seeing a picture of Hunter's cake yesterday head on over to My Family Blog. I'm telling you now it isn't anything mind blowing, its just the cake he wanted sort of.

Ok, I think that is it... as usual I feel like I've forgotten something, but I guess I can always add it on later.

Thanks for visiting once again and I wish everyone a wonderful day and week.


kenneth said...

Katie - Does Grandpa and Grandma need to seen Will & Nate a
Lightening McQueen car?
We love you.........

Emily said...

blaming the poor cashier! shame shame on mommy ha/ha. At least it worked for now :)

Heather said...

Hi Katie! Everything you've posted lately is so nice. I know I haven't been blogging lately but I've finally had some time to make some cards & I just posted some on my blog. I'm trying to get on here more often so come on over & take a peek.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your card Katie! The red really pops with the blues. Thanks for playing along with the challenge. :)

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