Saturday, March 1, 2008

A Quick Post

This weekend has been a busy one so far. Friday night my girls did their shift at a local grocery store for their Girl Scout troop. Yes indeed, it's Girl Scout cookie time! The cookies were pretty much flying off the table, being the very first booth sale of the season. They ran out of Thin Mints with about an hour to go, but still managed to sell 197 boxes in all. Saturday started with an early call (ok, early for me). My youngest was one of a few of her classmates invited to work with her teacher at school today for an art project. Their school is having a curriculum fair in a couple of weeks, and her teacher wanted to have some life-sized penguin sculptures as part of their exhibit. My daughter has been researching the Macaroni Penguin, so we had fun creating the body form, getting it ready for some paper mache later this weekend or early next week. When we got home, we set the penguin aside to concentrate on her mission project. Students in 4th grade in California often have to do a mission project as they learn about the history of their state. We opted to use a kit, but when putting it together, we decided to also build the courtyard buildings, so off we went to Joann's and Michaels for supplies. After getting everything cut out and getting a start on painting, we realized we were going to be short on paint, so we went to Michaels for a second time today to get more. Everything's painted and will be assembled tomorrow. Then we can dive into her report. Meanwhile, her older sister is getting started on her science fair project. Sunday will be another busy day...

After the girls went to bed, I decided to have some ME time. At a recent trip to Target, I found some cute spring sticky notes and wanted to design a holder for them. None of my SAB sets had seen any ink yet, so I decided to use So Many Scallops as the main image for my holder. I cut the cardstock base to 7 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, scoring at 3 1/2 and 4 inches. The designer series paper is from the now retired Petals & Paisleys. I added a pewter flower ribbon slide over some white grosgrain ribbon and a pink fire brad to highlight the center of my scallop flower. Also used was a 1 inch circle punch and the now retired Spring Bouquet punch. I popped the flower up with some Stampin' Dimensionals. The sentiment is from Tiny Talk. I plan to use this as one of my projects at an upcoming workshop with the gals at work (don't look, Darla or Karen!).


Anonymous said...

Too late Cheryl!! I love looking at your blog and I come here at least once a week. It looks really cute and easy to make, two things that I love!

Stamp/nScrap said...

Hee Hee! If work just would quit getting in the way of my stamping!