Hi all! This week has been truly crazy... I know, it seems like I say that every week, but it really has-even MORE than normal "crazy!" Ian had his birthday yesterday, and (in a moment of pure insanity) last week I said "Sure we can have a sleepover and a birthday party!" Truly brilliant, Noelle! LOL, the boys are on Fall Break right now (except the little one) and it has been such a busy time with them home anyway, but then throw in:
*a Monday Night Football birthday party (Go Broncos!) with a slew of 12 year old boys, game went late, and so did the party...
*a sleepover on a different night with some more boys
*lunch with my Mom for the birthday
*2 dentist appointments, one clear across town
*watching a friend's son for two days
*getting the little man back and forth to his pre-k (a 30 minute drive, the boys are in 3 different schools this year, so on an average school day, I spend around 3+ hours in my car, I keep telling myself, it's just for one year!)
*I start teaching theater again on Monday, and I'm writing a whole new curriculum for the new workshop-style class I'm teaching.
*and recently started working for two additional blogs in addition to ColourQ,
*we are having new carpet put in next week (yea!) but to save some coin we decided to rip out the old ourselves.
*since we are ripping out the old it seemed a good time to repaint all the baseboards, bannisters, and trim.
Being a Mom to three active boys, I am used to a certain amount of chaos, it's "normal" to me. But I am beginning to feel that I might just drop one of these balls I'm juggling! Anyhoo.... thank you for your sweet comments, you are all so awesome. I am planning to return all paper & ICE comments/make DT comments this weekend, and hang out in blogland a little... I can't wait to see what you are all up to, also! :)
I will also have football party thank you notes and football party pics for you soon! I also will get the pics of Ian's new "tween" room up for you after the carpet goes in. Gosh, it will be SO nice to have that done! This house was a rental before we bought it, and it desperately needs new carpet.
Anyway, on to the card! I just decided to drop everything else and give myself a wee bit of "craft therapy" time today! had some adorable new Paper Smooches stamps that I couldn't wait to ink up! They are having a great color challenge at Paper Smooches SPARKS. This is my first time playing a SPARKS challenge, but I'm sure I'll be back again! :) I just had to use one of my new sets Chilly Chums. Simple card, really, some punched pieces, some dry embossing, a few gems, a hand-cut banner, and the cute animals are colored with Copics. I did add a little Frosted Lace Stickles to the tops of their heads to look like snow, but it's really hard to see here. GREAT colors together, they really felt "icy" to me, so I figured it would make a cute winter card. :)
Hope you all are doing well. More from me, SOON, and I can't wait to get around and see what you have been up to!