First off Happy Memorial day!!! I hope everyone is having a wonderful time with thier families and enjoying their 3 day weekend!! But while you are grilling or hanging out at the pool today please take a moment to remember those who have fallen in service of our great country and those who are still fighting to make our lives better without a clue as to when they may see their own families again. God bless each and every one of them AND the families that stay behind and keep the home fires burnin. May God be with you and bring you back to American soil SAFE!
OK........My mind has drawn a complete and total blank......don't look at me like that, it's not THAT funny!!! Seriously I have kinda been on autopilot ever since the kids got out of school. Which on the one hand is way cool....sleeping in, not having to get anyone to practice or drills....but not having them in school also totally throws me off and I have spent the biggest part of today trying to catch up on DT work so I am lost as to which page goes with which challenge at this point.....LOL. And it doesn't help things any either that I get sidetracked really easily and stopped and took a break from designing to do what?? SCRAP! OMGosh I am sick!!! LOL. Seriously, I found a couple of challenges that came out today that I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY loved the sketches for and just had to do them!! I was inspired and when that strikes you gotta run with it cuz you never know when Mr Mojo will just say Adios!!
So this weeks song?? "I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Womack. Such a beautiful song and there are truly a lot of possibilities with this one. Especially with so many graduations and such......lot's of directions you can go but I was at a road block. The first line is "I hope you never lose your sense of wonder" And that line just kept coming back to me.....but I couldn't find the right photos and it was just killin me. So I took on the task of cleaning my scrap stash and boxing up some stuff to give to a friend and I .......well, you know.....got sidetracked.....LOL. I did!! I found these pix and the funny thing is that the top photo just keep saying "wonder" to me........do your photos talk to you sometimes too? Maybe I need my medication adjusted or a very lonnnnng vacation??? And then (giggles) I saw the sketch for Sketchy Thursday and it all came together!!! I love that!!!!
So you remember those little sneek peeks I shared earlier in the week? Doesn't matter, I'm gonna show em again cuz this is my blog and I can (sticks out tongue)
First up was this darling flower I HANDMADE!!! I am so proud of this flower.....I was playing around and punching out circles with my one inch punch....I had some scraps that I just wanted to be able to use and I like doing grid type layouts so I thought I could them for that of for banners or garland. Yeah I overthink this stuff I know.....And i just started gluing them together atop another slightly circle and then went back and alternated them til I had a nice size. Then I poked a hole n the middle of the whole thing and glued down a button. Ehhhhhh looked ok.....I started fiddling with them and curling them up and down and every which way to make them look a little more dimensional than flat....now we wre getting there! Some of my circles didn't quite match so I sprayed it with my Shimmerz Mist and when I did it kinda curled up even more on it's own...after all it is paper and that's what happens when paper gets wet :) So when it dried I hit it with a few spritz of glimmer mist and this was the result....