Saturday, August 30
Hope everyone has a great long weekend.
Saturday, August 23
Friday, August 22
Today was Open House for the older boys. It was nice to see our friends again, meet the new teachers and check out the classrooms. I think this will be a fun year.
I loved this tree at the peak of our trail. Peter and I called them "witch trees". There is just something about it that's different.
I'm going to try and be back tomorrow with something creative.
Till then, Lara
Thursday, August 21
I finally got to be creative recently. My sister called and needed a set of cards (like, yesterday) for someone she works with. This is one of the cards I came up with and I think it is among one of my favorites. It is elegant yet simple which I really like. I hope you do to. I'll be back tomorrow night with some pictures from our latest hike. I never realized how beautiful our mountains in the desert are.
For this card: Garden Silhouettes stamp set; Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, Whisper White card stock; Regal Rose and Always Artichoke markers; Rose and Spring Moss ribbon all from Stampin' Up! and of course some Stickles for that little something extra.
Sunday, August 3
Dylan decided to make funny people. Again they pulled out the essential ovals, who knew they could be kayaks, skateboards and monsters. He stamped them then drew funny faces and bodies. What a kid.
Can you see the lines between the trees and the bird and butterfly. Jake thought it was funny that his trees, etc were holding hands. Always thinking outside the box that one. I'm going to have to watch out for him.
Patrick's card may not necessarily be funny but I think it cute. Patrick is our Cubmaster so he thought the Hiker needed to take Santa's sleigh for a joy ride. Cool.
Talk to you later,
Dylan went with a flower stamp and stamped it over and over in different colors.
Jake, the ever creative one, went back to his go to stamp set, Essential Ovals. But this time he turned it into a skateboard then drew his own ramp. Why can't I think of things like this.
Patrick new exactly what he wanted to do. He stamped his image over and over all the while telling me how he just loves the clear stamps because he can see right through them. Yes, honey!
Jake (top) and Dylan (bottom) decided their favorite thing was to make birthday cards. Hope you like them.
By now I had given up on stamping live and played online while getting things for the boys when they needed help and answering their many questions. Next time I want to know something I'm going to have them start stamping first. As soon as they started I don't think they stopped talking till I told them they had to stop stamping at 9:00.
My cards first. I love the coffee set. It was my first ever A Muse stamp and I always seem to come back to it.
Dylan (8) is next. He thinks the hiker and Elzy are in love. I love how he drew a heart in between them.
Jake (6) thought about the love theme for a couple minutes before he decided to make tons of girls ( there are 7 more on the inside and back of the card). He was very adamant though that he didn't love girls but that girls loved love.
Lastly, we come to my husband, Patrick. Since we stamped after the kids went to bed. This was actually the last card he made. He combined sets to make and Mom and her baby.
I never knew I had such a creative family. We'll have to do this again sometime.
I'll post the rest of the challenges later. I've got to run now, Dylan has a scuba class in 20 minutes.
Saturday, August 2
Jake immediately looked at all my stamps and wanted to make Kayaks out of the essential oval set. I would have never thought of that. He has a starting line and a finish line for his race.
Dylan has a lot more going on in his. He also has the kayaks in water and a house for his window as well as a table on the patio with lemonade and the Eiffel Tower in the background.
Hope you enjoy.
They are hard at work on the next challenge.