Wow, I just checked out my blog and it's been over a month since I've posted! So much has been going on since I last stamped…let's see, Nick has played a ton of baseball, we traveled to Delaware for a baseball tournament Memorial Day Weekend, we zipped through Washington D.C. very quickly, Ben went to his prom, attended awards night (where he was called up 7 times! Yup, one proud mom here!) and he also GRADUATED last weekend!! I added some pictures to the bottom of the post if you want to check them out 🙂
In other exciting news, our new shed was being delivered today, so I had to take the day off from work. Awww shucks 😉 The men were done with the shed by 10 am, which means I get the whole rest of the day to myself! Woohoo!
Since I had some time on my hands today, I turned to my favorite place to find a challenge to get me stampin', the Flourishes blog…and boy did they challenge me today! We were to make a card or project that moves or opens in a non-traditional manner. I haven't made a non-traditional card in quite a while, so luckily they had a list of possibilities right there! I chose the Circle Side Step Card because the instant I saw it I knew I was using my Wild for Watermelon set, since this half circle kind of looks like a piece of watermelon itself!
Here are the Copic colors I used to color the image:
Watermelon Rind: YG00, YG03, YG05, YG07, YG17, YG67
Watermelon Flesh: R20, R22, R24, R29, R59
I stamped my image and sentiment in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. The DSP I used is actually a Valentine's Day pack from Stampin' Up!, but they also looked good for a picnic to me! Then I cut a piece of the DSP to fit behind my clear button & adhered it with Crystal Effects, a little matching Seam Binding Ribbon and that will do it.
Okay, onto some pictures of what we've been up to:
Nick at his baseball tournament in Delaware:
Nick's team did pretty well in the tournamnet, making it to the quarter-finals. At home they're in first place in their division with a record of 10-0!
A quick trip through Washington D.C. on the way home:
And the highlight of our summer, Ben graduated last weekend. We couldn't be more proud!! Ben went to a vocational school for automotive, and he is already working full time as a mechanic at a Toyota Dealership, and he will go to school to become certified in Toyota repair in the fall.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today :)