Thursday, my brother and I were helpers with my niece's daycare...ooops, I meant "school"...group (14) on a field trip to a spray park. First time experience for me: what a blast!! All kinds of fountains, buckets, and other gizmos spraying everything from fine mists, to sprinkles, to full-on pail-laden spills for kids to run through, stand on and stand under. It's a place designed for squeals and giggles galore! Here's a couple
My niece, however, was not particularly enamoured with the water, which really was quite cold, so she and I (her "Aunty, hold me" which translates as "Aunty carry me" down pat. No resistance on my part!) scooched under sprays that offered little more than teensy weensy sprinkles, and pretty much kept relatively dry! The highlight for her: opportunity to play on the awesome playground contraption after lunch. She may not like cold water being splashed at her, but when it comes to climbing things, she's an adventurer!!
After 'school,' my sister-in-law dropped them off at my folks' place; another fabulous evening! My niece has learned how to cut dies on my cuttlebug (she calls it 'the bugger machine), so we made a batch of polkadot circles. Stamping was next on the 'do' list - robots specifically (from one of my TAWS sets) - and when I showed her my collection (okay...9) of dewdrop inks, she was delighted! Ink on the stamp; ink on her. It was all way toooo much fun. And then I showed her how we could use the ink to paint...Yes, I'm doing my best to cultivate a love for crafting in her!
Card-making has been on the back-burner, as you can imagine, but I had some time a couple days back to play. Two cards to share with layout inspiration coming from the talented Lisa Arana's Wanna Sketch #7.
Card 1: The weather has been gorgeous here, but the tell-tale signs of fall's approach are revealing themselves: cooler evenings, leaves changing colour, the little 'nip' in the morning air. I was inspired to create a 'fall-ish' card, using one of my favourite papers Simple Stories Harvest Lane and my tag dies from My Creative Time.
Nothing fancy...I let the pretty paper do the talking...
Card 2: My BoBunny paper (as well as several others from different lines) has a couple sheets that look like this: and I'm often at a loss as to how to showcase all the charming elements in each square. Recommendations greatly appreciated!! Venturing out on a limb, I did some 'figurin' and reckoning' - my PS square Word Bubble die was 'mighty close' to the same size as the squares. Die cut a few with a 'love' theme, add a couple of hearts, place them on a frame die, include a 'congratulations' sentiment and a 'non-traditional' wedding or anniversary card results. The frame is 'sort of' tag-ish (I know, it's a stretch), so I'll include it as my 'second' entry to Lisa's wanna sketch invitation.
A bit busy, but it was fun to play with the paper's elements...
Major family time planned for the next few days...and being an official at a bike race tomorrow. My mom's going to come with me: yayyyyyy!!!
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