Hello stamping friends!!
Well, I am still sick! Really?! I really hope this thing goes away soon. But I have to push through it since I have so much to do. In addition to the store, we are going out of town this weekend for my kid's first Tennessee Volunteer College Football game!! My husband is a huge UT fan (since he was raised in Tennessee) so this is something special that the kids will get to share with their daddy.
Then the following weekend is Ansley's 9th birthday!! We have a lot to do to get ready for her birthday party. She wants a "Minute to Win it" challenge party theme. Do you watch that game show? She loves it. My husband promised her this party so he gets to deal with putting the games together. Oh, by the way, the day of her party is also the first soccer games for BOTH kids! So we will be at the field all morning, having a few girls over in the afternoon to go to the pool, then the party in the evening. After the party, a few of her girlfriends are staying over for a sleep over!! Lord give me strength!
Over the summer we wanted Ansley to continue to read. As soon as she keeps up with reading on a regular basis, she does fine. But if she skips a few weeks, she seems to loose focus and has a hard time with her comprehension. Therefore, we promised her a "prize" if she read 10 chapter books over the summer. She did it! She actually read 11 books (mostly Judy Moody and The Magic Tree series books). She chose that she wanted her room painted as her prize! Ok, fine with us - we only had the flat builder paint in her room so it needed some color. Well, in order to figure out what color to do, we also decided it was time for a new comforter. She had a huge mark on her old one from a marker!! So, instead of just painting her walls, we gave her a total bedroom makeover!! It's not done yet - we just have the final touches to finish up. We promised her it will be done in time for her birthday party on Sept 10th.
Anyway, so while being sick, I was working on decorating her room. My husband did the painting and the labor, but I did the design. And let me tell you...I LOVE it!! I did a few craft projects in the room, too. So I will share pictures as soon as the room is finished.
Ok, so now it's time for the new Product Spotlight Sale.
This week, all Magnolia Stamps are on sale 25% off.
To showcase how the Winner Takes it All collection is perfect for scrapbook pages as well as cards, I decided to do a scrapbook layout from our 4th of July trip to Hammock Beach...
On July 4th, we went to the "real grass" putting green at the hotel's golf course for a little putt putt golf. One of our friends and his daughter joined us as well.
I die cut the letters using a sizzix alphabet die set, then I ran it through a Fiscars Crimper for a corregated look. I'm not sure if it shows up in the pictures well, though.
I also embossed some white cardstock using a Cuttlebug folder to create a huge golfball.
I cut up the score-card and added it to the bottom of the layout.
I used Golf Tilda - perfect for this layout!!
I have a hard time taking great photos of my layouts. They always look so much better in real life, but what can you do?!
Thanks for stopping by!! Happy stamping!