Wednesday, July 17, 2013


Good morning all you hot mamas out there.  How is everyone handling the heat?  I actually flopped into the pool yesterday and it has already happened again today.
My mom was invited to her friend's 80th Birthday Brunch at Langdon Hall in Cambridge on Sunday.  As she wasn't comfortable driving on her own, I played chauffeur.  I have a terrible sense of direction and would fail miserably if I tried to drive professionally.  We eventually reached our destination ... in one piece without any major emotional breakdowns.  And what a beautiful spot.  Just lovely.  Of course I forgot my camera, but managed to snap a few photos with my phone.  None do the place justice. 
I was to have a few friends come out for a visit, but between headaches and summer colds, I guess I'll be on my own.  I won't complain though.  I think today would be a very good day to sit under the ceiling fan and enter product into the store.  I always seem to find other things to do and have been neglecting this task.  However, I managed to squash my fingers the other day and am finding it difficult to do physical type work.  Even typing hurts so I'm reverting to a hunt and peck style that is not my thing.
On to a layout ....
This one has been done with "Heating Up".  Love sunburst paper.  It draws the eye so well when you place your photo at blast point.  (Yeah ... I know that sounds stupid but I'm stupid this morning.  Still working on coffee number one.)
To further accent the rays, I added faux stitching to alternating rays with a gold Uniball pen (received in the December 2012 kit).
My first go at the American Crafts Zazz! glitter glue.  It has a texture somewhere between regular Stickles and Distress Stickles.
I loved the sketchy feel of the Thickers and wanted to incorporate it elsewhere in the layout.  Using a thin black marker, I lightly and loosely outlined the elements on the "me oh my" card and the smaller letter stickers (Simple Stories Sn@p! Cardstock Stickers, Typeset - now sold out).
The August kits are coming along.  I'm just waiting for a few more items before I can reveal them.  Just be ready for bright, summer fun and some travel themed goodness :)
Have a great day!