Friday, June 13, 2008

Summer Stamping

Hello Friends! What a wonderful first week of summer break it's been. I've accomplished so much and have had a wonderful time in the process. My house is clean, really clean, for the first time in months. No cobwebs or dust bunnies around here. Just a pile of laundry. ;)

The best part has been reconnecting with friends. I got to meet my dear friend, Carol at Panera on Wednesday morning and we enjoyed a wonderful time of chatting, sharing and laughing over warm toasty bagels. Life is so much better when I can connect with Carol.

Yesterday, my friends Theresa, Paula and Juli came over to stamp. We shared a Shoebox Swap in the morning (my card is above), took a break for lunch and then enjoyed sharing stamps and tools in the afternoon. I was also introduced to Copic Markers and I now understand why everyone loves them so much. They're fabulous! (Thanks for such a fun day girls!)

I'm still in my PJ's today and it's well into the afternoon. I'm being lazy... doing laundry, catching up on phone calls, emails and blog hopping, while the revolving door of our home has my 2 younger children and their friends running in and out enjoying bike rides, ladder golf, a trip to the playground and some Guitar Hero in between. Needless to say, the dog is very tired from trying to keep up with all the activity.

Tomorrow brings the Great Day of Serving at Christ Community Church. Our family will be at Chesebro Elementary School doing a variety of projects including spreading mulch, transplanting bushes and organizing a reading room and storage area. On Sunday we're taking the train to Chicago to go to the Shedd Aquarium. I'm really looking forward to this weekend, there's nothing better than spending time with my family.

Enjoy your weekend as well! Blessings ~Patti

Project Details
Stamps: Inkadinkado Pattern Bugs, PTI Mixed Messages
Paper: SU! Cool Caribbean & Whisper White, Crate Paper Blue Hill
Ink: SU! Cool Caribbean, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel
Other: Spare Parts Flowers, Primas, CTMH Bling, Crystal Stickles, SU! Oval Punches, Cuttlebug Texture Textile Folder, Fiskars Treading Water Punch, Swirl die cut


stampmonkey said...

Your week sounded wonderful! I'm glad that you're off to such a great start on your summer. Panera is one of my favorite places to eat, though we rarely eat out. Makes it extra special when I do get there though. ;) Your kids sound like they're thoroughly enjoying themselves too. BTW, may I ask what 'ladder golf' is?

I love your card here, and how fun that you got to try out Copics. Bummer that you liked them so well...makes me think I, too, have been missing something. lol I think it's gonna be a pretty LONG time before I ever see them in my hands though. lol

How cool that your church is helping out at your school -- great volunteer project! Hope you had a good turnout and got a lot done. Enjoy your trip to the aquarium with your family...hope you'll share some pics with us.

Amy said...

Oh this card is so gorgeous! This photo serves it no justice. I wish I could have been at the shoebox but next time...anyway. Have fun at the shedd and I am glad you have gotten off to a great summer!

Paula said...

Love your card, Patti! I feel privileged that I got to make one! Sounds like your summer is off to a great start!


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