Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Quick Little Picture Frame

I finally stamped! I haven't been in the mood to do much of any stamping all week. Tomorrow we head to St. Louis so Ethan can have an MRI of his right knee. I'm probably the most worried that I have been since we were waiting on bone marrow results back in December. No fun at all! I've just been trying to keep busy this week with the kids. Today we went to play minature golf and Ethan had a good time. He had his cousin along with him so that was fun, but Ava would have rather of been at home! She was in a sour mood until we left!!!

Here is a picture of what I made for PTI's Guest Star Stamper for August. I finally got it to upload....I've been trying all day and couldn't get it to work, but it just did!!! I used one of their clear boxes and made it into a picture frame. I love how it turned out and it couldn't have been any easier or cheaper! I made basically a card front using my new favorite picture of the kids. I used two sets from PTI, "BELIEVE" and "Out on a Limb". The polka dot paper is new from last month. I borrowed my Mom's paper. I haven't gotten my "I want it all package" yet because the Wise Owl set is still on back order. Oh well.....that will give me something new to play with in a few weeks! I wrapped the clear box with wide brown satin ribbon to keep it shut! It's so light too and could be used on a refrigerator if you wanted to add a magnet! The cardstock is SU's new Riding Hood Red, and Kraft from PTI. I used Chocolate Chip and Riding Hood Red Ink from SU!

Funny story about my new Riding Hood Red ink. I was using it last week and I also was using my chocolate chip and noticed that my chocolate chip was getting a little dry. I went to reink it and after I was half way over the ink pad I realized that I had put it on my new Riding Hood Red pad....what do you do??? Guess I know what I'll be ordering this month! That will teach me to stamp at 5:00 a.m. again!

If you read my blog, "BELIEVE" is my sort of "Theme" if you will over the past year. I'm going to use this on my desk when I start back to work next month.....yep, that's right! I'm going to be heading back part time and work on Mondays and Tuesdays for the same engineering firm that I used to work for. I'll have to see if I can blow the dust off of my "Stamps", different kind than I get to have "FUN" with. My Dad always likes to rub it in that my "PE" stamps make a lot more money than my "rubber stamps!" One year for Christmas he even stamped his very own wrapping paper with his "PE" (Professional Engineer) stamp, just to be funny! It was too Mom said that he actually wrapped all of my presents that year! Guess Dad is right.....I'm still not making money off of my rubber stamps, but I sure do have "fun" with them and that is all that counts!

As always, I had to post a couple pictures of my kids. These are of Ethan this week. He loves his new bike and was posing on our walk to the winery! The next picture he is standing in front of his new fence for his Make-A-Wish Horse. He's very excited about getting his horse, Sonador!

Now I'm off to bed.......6:00 am departure is going to get here quickly!!!

Thanks for taking a look. I'm hoping that I get good news about my son tomorrow so I can relax a little and start stamping a little more!


cnote_71 said...

That submission looks like a winner to me! Love it. Pics of Ethan are so cute. Keep on BELIEVING!

Camissa said...

Love your pictures. That box is awesome! We'll be doing some "believing" this week for you too! God Bless!

Jennifer Ofiana said...

awesome frame!! Clever idea too!!