wow is it lunchtime already?! pezza and i have spent the last two morning out in the front yard doing some major spring maintenance in the gardens. apparently we are skipping spring out here in northern VA entirely and going straight into OMG heat stroke. even though the front of the house is in shade in the morning it is still rough out there!
so i forgot to tell y’all our best road trip story yesterday! Trevor (my 18YO) was helping with the driving. however he has now been banned from doing any driving in the state of mississippi if we are on a future road trip. we were pulled over TWICE within about 15 minutes of each other for no reason whatsoever. the first time the cop tells trev to get out of the car and takes him to the cop car and is questioning him – where is he going, who is in the car with him, has he ever been in trouble with the law, on and on. i was NOT happy. i cannot tell you how difficult it was not tog et out of the car and rip that cop a new one for interrogating my son like he was some sort of criminal – he is a super good kid (knockin’ on wood). finally trevor walks back to the car and says the cop said we can go. WTF???? then we get pulled over AGAIN and questioned and then the cop says he pulled us over because our license plate frame is illegal in MS. really? 1. it does not cover any info. 2. that’s fine but i don’t live in MS – i am driving through. so we had to take it off. oh i was fiesty mad and hubby said if i open my mouth and get myself locked up in some backwoods jail he was leavin me there :P seriously – and don’t flame me – i lived in the bayou backwoods of LA for most of my life – but seriously, it was like *you’re a long way from home ain’tcha boy* (in my best southern drawl.) anyway i drove the whole way through mississippi on the way home and we had no incidents. i guess trevor looks sinister (NOT he is adorable!)
my card today is inspired by the follwoing challenges:ABC – S is for Sparkle Cute Card Thursday – no text C.R.A.F.T. – Flowers Crafty Catz – Children Make It Monday – Anything Goes – this is such a fun idea – blog linky parties. i have seen several recently but this is the first one i entered :)
These cute little clay pieces couldn’t be easier to create – especially in bunches! it does require some tools though – a clay rolling machine is fabulous and not a bad price if you get it with a coupon. i roll my clay out first on a pasta/clay machine and get it nice and thin so the embellishment won’t be heavy. i cut the green squares with a Makins Cutter set – love these and they have so many to choose from! then i made the teeny flowers using some Kemper cutter sets. then i made little dots with a pointy stylus (you can use a toothpick) and sprinkled on a little glitter. fun things to have on hand for quick cards.
here is a better look at the lilac pearls – i did them with the newly formulated Ranger Liquid Pearls and i have to say i really do love the way these new ones look PLUS they *pearl* better. i wanted to stamp an outline to follow with an awesome new stamp i got in a CTMH set but it did not work on the patterned paper so i free handed them.
ok i am outta here for today! i have a banner to work on – and oh the colors are so gorgeous and an outfit i want to sew for pezza if i can get to it! it will be part of an upcoming craft critique feature! and if you have not already done so – head over to Craft Critique asap – not only does Dana have a fantastic review up of the Spellbinders Grand Calibur but you could WIN ONE!!!