Productive Morning, thanks to Nick!

My 7 year old son Nicholas wakes up around 7:00, but doesn’t have to get on the bus until 9:00…so he has some lounge around time. Usually we sit together on the couch, sharing the blanket and watching "toons" while I have my coffee. I’ve been pretty perky in the morning lately because I am pretty excited about school ending on Friday, and not having to wake up my older son Ben at 6 am anymore, and also because I’m anxiously awaiting the release of the brand new Stampin’ Up! catalog in less than 3 weeks!!! Anyway, short story long…this morning Nick announces to me that he doesn’t want to snuggle and doesn’t want to share the blanket, and "can’t you go stamp or something?" *grumpy* Hmmmm…let’s think about that (not!)…yeah I can go stamp!!

The first thing I made was this cute little miniature lunchbox for his teacher for her end of the year teacher gift…no peeking Miss Taylor! It only measures about 3×4" and was so fun to make! I covered it in paper from the "Sarah" collection from Stampin’ Up!, and stamped Miss Taylor with the new Doodle Alphabet in the Spring Mini Catalog. I colored in the letters with Certainly Celery, Barely Banana, and Brocade Blue markers. I punched out 2 flower shapes in coordinating papers with the daisy punch, and held them together with a brocade blue brad. Even if Miss Taylor sees this little lunchbox on my blog…she doesn’t know what’s inside!

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Next I used my new stuff again to make this birthday card. I used the Soft Sky designer paper, Soft Sky card stock and Blue Bayou cardstock. I stamped the present image from Year after Year in black staz-on on Confetti White card stock and watercolored it with Groovy Guava, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky for the shadowing. I used my corner rounder to make the scalloped edges. I was happy to find that the buttons from the Fresh Favorites I collection matched pretty well, since we don’t really have matching ribbons for the new colors *yet* (hint, hint!) I used the word Celebrate from the set Wonderful Words, which is one of the few word sets not retiring!

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