Thursday, June 3, 2010

One of Those Days

Ever just have one of those days? Well yesterday was that for me.Nothing went according to plan. It has been a rough week overall around here. We had our dog put to sleep last Wednesday and I have been in a funk ever since. Over the weekend we celebrated both of our boys birthdays with a big picnic. It was fun, but a lot of work. The boys got a pool from Grandma and Grandpa for their birthday and yesterday I found out that it will cost us a ton of money in fees, fencing, and permits to put it up in the backyard. It is only a 3 foot pool from Walmart, but this town looks at all pools the same from $150 Walmart pool to $30,000 in-ground pool. Well enough ranting...

I did manage to stamp a little yesterday, but even that did not go as well as I would have liked. It was the blackboard that was giving me fits. At first I stamped the sentiment with white ink, but before I got the card done, I smudged it with my thumb. So I tried wiping it off but that made it worse. So instead I decided to color over it and that worked a little. The blackboard definitely looks like the ones in my kids school, well used. For my next go at the sentiment, I stamped it on the green in black and then wrote over it with a white marker. This worked much better and dried much quicker. Next I went on to work on the books. I wanted to add some ribbon to the square, but ended up wasting a ton of ribbon because I could not get the ribbon to look right.

Here are the details:
DP: Diecuts with a View--Grade School Stack
Stamp: Pure Innocence Digi--Boy w/ Apple
My Favorite Things--Teacher, Teacher Label Set
Embellishments: MFT Polka Dot Ribbon, MFT White Mini Brads
Ink: Copic Ciao Markers, Memento Black Ink

Oh well. It came out okay in the end and now I have a card for my son's teacher. Hope your day was better than mine.

1 comment:

Lori said...

Your cards are adorable. Sorry things haven't been going well. I'm sure they will be turning around.