Quote of the Week

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Sky Is The Limit

What a gorgeous morning we have today!  Even better since my hubby is home with us:)  Now he can help entertain the kids.We are working on 4H projects and getting our camper ready for our trip in a few weeks.  I'm trying everything possible to keep my daughter's mind off going to the pool.  I didn't get a pool pass this year because last year we only used it once.  Of course she has asked everyday to go since it opened.  Isn't that the way it works?:)

Well, I finished up a card this morning using Taylor's sketch 116 this week.  This is not exactly how I envisioned it coming out.  It was so much better in my head.  It drives me crazy that my balloons look crooked in the picture, but not enough to take a new one:D  I used some tulle on the side with my buttons.  I just love this Quite Contrary paper by MME.  It's so fun and cheery.  Over at ABC Challenge it's time for W~ Weather.  Looks like clear skies up ahead.  I also found a new challenge blog called Frost Designs.  The challenge is to use buttons!  Love buttons.

  I only needed one Graduation card this year.  Our backyard neighbors from home have a daughter who just graduated.  It's hard to believe that Kayla is that old.  She was only 5 when we moved in.  I have a funny story about her and my first scrapbook party.

  We bought our house after getting engaged.  Yes, we lived "in sin" for a few months.  Anyways, about 4 weeks before we got married I had a Creative Memories party.  I was babysitting our friends little boy and our neighbor asked if she could bring Kayla to the party.  I thought that would be great entertainment for Aaron.  So I set up a little crafting area in the basement for the 2 kids so they could craft while we had our party upstairs.  They were both only 5.  They were so good and QUIET in the basement.  NOW I know that QUIET is never a good thing when kids are in the basement for awhile.  Towards the end of the party both kids came up with NEW hairstyles.  They had given each other HAIRCUTS!  YIKES!  The little boy was our ring bearer and Kayla had basically scalped him.  Oh My Gosh!  I felt so bad.  Aaron had to get all his hair shaved off and Kayla got a new Winona Ryder do' out of it.  I learned a valuable lesson about giving scissors to unattended children that day.  Luckily the mom's took it all with great humor.

  I have to say that my own children NEVER cut their own hair....KNOCK ON WOOD.  I always emphasized that markers, crayons and scissors were for PAPER ONLY:) So far it has worked.

Hope you have a gorgeous day in your area.

What's In It?
Stamps: Up and Away
Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Rose Romance, colorbox Dune
Paper: Soft Sky, MME, White, scrap
Other: circle nesties, dimensionals, fiskars border punch, twine, PTI buttons, sponge


Patti J said...

lol...when I was 5, my hair was about butt length. Mom used to pony-tail it up for me. It was thick, and would tangle, and a neighbor girl had SHORT hair, so I wanted short hair. I took scissors and cut it off right at the pony tail. I just had this 'stump' of hair sticking out when mom found me. She was not happy... I, however, was VERY happy :) Love your story! Your card is perfect - those balloons do NOT look crooked in the photo! Really! You know me - foot in mouth - I would be tellin' ya if they did!!! Hugs, sweetie - have a good day.

Crystal said...

OOOOO LOVE those balloons Nikki..Your paper piecing is fabulous and such beautiful colors...WOOHOO glad to hear DH is home...Have a great one girl!

j,j,andhsmom said...

Love that story! I'm a scissor nazi so my children know that they are never to have them without my knowing...fortunately, no self haircuts in our family either! I so wish I could've seen the look on your face when the two 5 year olds emerged from their grooming!

Addii said...

така се смях на историята,много приятно ми стана:)
Картичката е много красива,а за това че балона ви се вижда крив(според мен са идеални)-приемете,че духа вятър и още не е овладяно положението
Хубава вечер

Clare Brown said...

thankyou for sharing a beautiful card with us this fortnight over at abc challenge.Hope to see you there again for our next challenge.

hugs clare x

CraftyGirl said...

What a gorgeous card!! I love the balloons!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!
Barb :)

Diana said...

Very cute.... Thanks for playing along at FD!!!

bernietom47 said...

OMGosh I’d have loved to see the look on your face when you saw the little ones.
When my son was four I did some baby sitting. The tiniest one was sick and while I tended to her I could hear my son and two other little ones in the laundry room giggling. When I finally got to check on them I discovered they gotten into the pantry and had poured a gallon of cooking oil on the floor. They were slipping and sliding in it to their great delight. I think all parents have fun stories like these.
LOVE the card, especially the use of tulle and buttons. I’m going to use that.

Heidi said...

cute card...... oh my gosh, I would have died. I would have kept those kids hidden/or cried for days.

Cathy said...

Beautiful card. Fab little summer scene.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge.
Cathy xx

Victoria said...

A lovely card and a great interpretation of the weather challenge on ABC, thank you for joining us x

Dotty Jo said...

hey, congrats on your top 5 at ABC - how did I miss this little beauty! Jo x