Thursday, July 8, 2010

Scrapping Day

Unfortunately, going back to work lasted for 2 hours before I went back to the emergency room! No worries, I'm on the road to recovery, but I've got a few more days at home...sometimes asthma is the boss of me! LOL We have had record heat and humidity here in Maine and a lot of folks with respiratory issues are suffering! The weather service states there will be nicer weather coming this weekend, we will see! Anyway, I decided to take advantage of my time off and finish off some projects.

My daughter, Toni, is spending the summer in California working an internship as part of her college scholarship. We are all very proud of her! She returns in August for her Senior Year at the University of Maine, Orono where she is majoring in Computer and Electrical Engineering. After she graduates she has a civilian position waiting for her with the US Air Force. The problem, for me anyway, was that she wanted to have her car in California for the summer and she thought it would be fun to drive herself cross country! I vetoed that idea and her brother, Alex, who is also at UMO as a grad student in Chemical Engineering took some time off to drive with her. Because of her school schedule she had 6 days to travel from Maine to California, get settled, and start working. We all had breakfast together before they left and I wanted to take a picture to scrap the start of her new adventure. You can tell in the pictures neither one of them thought that was such a good idea! The PP is from HOTP and the border punch is from Tonic. It's a simple, fun layout.

I've been sending her a card a week just to keep in touch. She likes e-mail and cell phones and I do to, but I like crafting cards for her! I was looking through some blogs this morning and I stopped by Fab's blog and saw his post about Crafty Catz and a digital freebie. Now, free is my favorite price so I clicked on over and found a wonderful business! This charming guy (he looks like a boy dog to me) caught my eye right away, the set is named Alaska and when my husband and I took a cruise there we saw a presentation about Huskies and the Iditarod. So I snatched him up along with a few other goodies. Pamela, the owner of the shop was wonderful, answered my e-mail right away and provided great customer service! I printed the background on plain paper and the dog image on photo paper. I used Scor tape around the edges of my card and added loose glitter (it works great!) used a Spellbinder's label and put the card together quickly - I just noticed he is crooked - I'm going to blame it on my asthma meds, they make me shaky...

Last today was finishing up a goodie bag project - also for Toni! These are little milk boxes in a holder, there are 4 in all. I used neon cardstock from Joanne's, a Michael Strong stamp which I embossed with neon green embossing powder from Zing and I filled each one with Starburst. Truly not my best work, but I know she is going to love it, eat all the candy and then throw it away! That's ok though, she saves all my cards.
Well, that's the end of my all Toni day! Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Penny some please you visted my blog and that you found that lovely decoupage kit to your liking. Pamela has lovely stuff on her website. Gorgeous Layout, card and boxes. I adore also Michael Strong a purchased a few stamps direct from him. There's a forum run by a lovely lady called Hetty in the Netherlands which is only for Michael Strong aficionados let me know if you want the address. X Fab