Saturday, April 18, 2009

*Happy Saturday*

A beautiful sunny Saturday here in Calgary. I was just outside on my favourite lounge chair with my book, however the breeze is just enough to make it too cool to enjoy sitting out there to read. So I decided to come down to my stamp space instead. I took a photo of what I created last night, tidied up my space and am now here to share a card with you.

I realize just how little creating I've been doing as I know when I made this card... it was when the CalGals got together not in March, but in February! I took the pad of patterned paper from Memory Box as well as cardstocks and ribbon and inks that would go with it. I also went armed with a few sketches that I wanted to try out.

This card was inspired by an idea I saw by Natasha Trupp that was on her Clean and Simple blog. Be sure to check out both of those links as she does some great stuff on both!

I added some Bazzill Bling cardstock and some Stampin' Up Very Vanilla cardstock to the Memory Box paper, some ribbon from Michaels and the sentiment stamped in black Memento (also Stampin' Up).

I absolutely LOVE the simplicity of this card... and it went together so quickly and easily!

Matthew (the 12 year old) had a wonderful time at Outdoor School this past week. All of the grade 6 kids at his school went out to Silvercreek Ranch and spent 2 nights and almost 3 full days learning in nature. They tailor the games etc out there to the curriculum so the kids are just learning what they'd be learning in school, but in a different (and fun) way. They left here on Tuesday morning and got home on Thursday afternoon.

Alex (the newly 14 year old) will be heading home from his band trip tomorrow. They left at 5:30am Tuesday and made the long bus ride to Vancouver where they boarded the ferry to Victoria. Thursday they were back on the ferry to return to Vancouver. They have played at 4 or 5 schools, had a few different clinics with other instructors, been to the Royal BC Museum, seen A Chorus Line... and today they are wandering around Granville Island, taking a tour of Vancouver and then off to the symphony tonight. I have heard from my friend Bonnie who went as a chaperone that everyone is having a great time. Alex almost lost his wallet but realized it just before they pulled out of the parking lot at the school he left it in when they changed their clothes. Lucky kid!

The house was really quiet with both kids gone... but with only one kid home, it's surprisingly quiet as well... no fighting!! LOL!

We're heading out tonight to watch the Flames.... hope they can win this one!
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Stamp and Smile said...

Super sweet card and I love CAS!! Fun colors and the DP is perfect... Sounds like you had an enjoyable day!! Its kind a spooky when the house gets TO QUIET! My hubby and I were married the same year... 1991! Smiles... Michelle :)

Tracy.H said...

I love this card too! Wow! No kids for 2 whole days? I don't know what I would do with myself! ;0)

Connie said...

Neato card! Enjoy your evening.

Wendy said...

Love this GF! I had to go and get Joely as she ended up with the flu so we drove out to Silver Creek at Noon on Wed. Poor kid, she was so excited! I was looking forward to the two nights too but it ended up with buckets all over my house just in case!