Monday, April 7, 2008

Day one on vacation

Day one of "vacation" is going well so far. I dropped The Boy off at camp and then went with The Girl to Bed, Bath & Beyond to get some of these guys for The Girl's room. Her room is REALLY small so space is at a premium. Right now, she has a bed, dresser and bookshelf in her room. That's all. It is the smallest room in the house (except maybe the office, but even then, I'm not 100% sure - it may be a tie).

The bed is pretty damned high on those risers and it does not seem all that sturdy. To be honest, I'm not sure I'm going to like this. It may end up a project for The Husband - and won't HE be thrilled when I tell him how I think we should build a loft for The Girl rather than balance her bed precariously atop four inverted small plastic buckets.

After shopping, The Girl and I went out to lunch at Panera, did more shopping, and then she went to her camp. I came home and thoroughly enjoyed my hour and a half! Seriously! I made a card. My friend, Melissa, designed the set for Papertrey Ink and I love it. Melissa is all about flowers, so it is no surprise she'd design a flower set! The name of the set is Women of Life. I started with one of my favorite Stampin' Up! color combinations, Old Olive and More Mustard. I used the stampin' spots to make some patterned paper. Then, I stamped the flowers & sentiment, rounded the corners, aged the edges, and adhered it with dimensionals. The finished project is 4 ¼ x 5 ½.

Cardstock: Old Olive, More Mustard - SU!; Stamper’s Select White - PTI
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, & Creamy Caramel - SU!
Stamps: Women of Life - PTI


  1. Oh, those risers remind me of a funny story. I used to work at BBBY. a coworker purchased the wood set of risers and, well, let's just say her husband had to make a sturdier pair as the originals broke the first night out.

  2. So sweet. I thought the bed things was a neat idea until you started talking about overturned buckets. Good luck with the loft bed!

  3. Love the card and the color combo, Wendy!! Love seeing how others use the set!! :-)

  4. LOL about the bed!

    I love, love that card! Very pretty you crafty mama!!

    Don't you love going shopping with your daughter? I do if it's only one of them. More than that, they fight or whine or beg for stuff...

  5. Nice job on the card. If you're working with small spaces, you have to go to IKEA. They'll solve all your problems. Seriously, even the non-furniture related...don't know how they do it!


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