Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

I can't believe summer is ending, it seems like it just started. I didn't get to do all the traveling I wanted this summer, and took an unexpected trip. September and October are already shaping up to be very busy months. 

Friday night, I hit the Rib Cook-Off and picked up ribs for dinner for the entire weekend....My favorites are still Bone Daddy's, but gotta say Bourbon Q has grown on me, their sauce is a little sweet, not quite enough fire though.

I celebrated the holiday by driving over to Sacramento on Saturday to visit my second favorite scrapbook store - Green Tangerines...my favorite of course being my LSS - Scrapbook Paradise. I can usually find the newest lines previewed at GT and then I ask SP to order what I like. I spent a little too much money, but after the past couple of weeks, I needed to treat myself. The drive over the mountains was pretty and went smoothly, even through the road-construction zones. I got some ideas for my Christmas cards, so now I have to find the supplies....I think snowflakes and penguins this year.

Sunday and today, I got to work on some challenges from my favorite online shopping site, Crop Chocolate, the people who run the site are amazing, with great customer service, and the ladies on the site are so creative and help me push my own creative limits.

This weeks recipe was as follows......
Fall themed, something silver and green, a die cut piece of paper, bling and 2 pieces of ribbon.

I made a couple of cards.....How did I do?

Both cards are made with the We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor line and some of the ribbon and bling from my sable....

My other project for Crop Chocolate was a focus group challenge where I had to make my own embellishments, I will be posting that next weekend, as the reveal will not be until Friday, on Facebook.

My last project for the weekend, was a double page layout of my niece Kelly.....while Thursday, August 25th was a long, hard day, there were some smiles that came out of it. One was the layout I used for the focus group challenge, the second was this layout.......



The story behind this layout "I'm Not Going To Waste My Natural Cuteness".....

After a busy, hard day and getting stood up at my step-sister's home, we were all tired and hungry, so we decided to stop at the Roadhouse in Wabasso, MN for dinner. We were sitting at a table and Kelly had a freezy, she politely asked the waitress for a spoon. The waitress was thought she was so cute and should help her as a hostess for the evening, so they could make more in tips. Kelly's response to the table was "I'm not going to waste my natural cuteness on that!"
Needless to say, we all laughed and continued to laugh until Kelly in all of the wisdom of her 7 years got a little bent that we were laughing at her. Thank heavens for my iphone, so I could capture the moment. 

Well, the weekend is almost over and it's time to head back to work. I'm looking forward to next weekend and the Balloon Races (I hope I can get up early enough for Dawn Patrol), and then scrapbooking at Tanya's house. It will be a good weekend, just got to make it through the work week first.

Keep Dreaming!!!!!

Lisa


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