But you'll be happy to know that I do forgive you. I know that pesky things like husbands, children, jobs, and the price of gas often get in the way of important things like my class.
March's class was called Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold and featured two tea-themed cards and one popsicle card! Lookie:
Ingredients: Stamps - Morning Cup, Favorite Thoughts; Paper - Everyday Enchantment DSP, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Pool Party; Ink - Soft Suede; Other - Sweet Buttons Embosslit; Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon, Pool Party baker's twine, Calypso Coral baker's twine, gold brads, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Write Markers, blender pen
STINKIN' CUTE! (YILM!) I had the thought of using these stamp sets together quite a while ago and I'm glad I finally managed it!
Ingredients: Stamps - Tea Shoppe; Paper - In Color 2011-2012 Patterns Pack DSP, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand, Wonderful Wisteria, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso; Ink - Early Espresso, Blushing Bride; Other - Modern Label punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Itty Bitty Punch pack, Blushing Bride Pleated Satin ribbon, Mini Silver brads.
And last but not least:
Ingredients: Stamps - Mouthwatering, Sweet Cake; Paper - Sweet Shop DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White; Ink - Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral, Versamark; Other - Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder Cherry & Melon, Sweet Shop Jelly Bean brads, Framelits Labels collection, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon, dimensionals
STINKIN' CUTE!!! (YILM!) At first I was gonna just CASE the card on page 34 of the mini but I just. could. not. do. that. It always feels like cheating to me, for some reason. Yes, it's not cheating, but I like to make my own designs when possible or at least change a design enough to make it my own. Yes, we used the scented embossing powder!
Well there you have it. Life is continuing here at the Tinklenberg ranch as we have started my husband's retirement process in motion. More i's to dot and t's to cross before life moves on. In the meantime, I have some tales to relate from the Boy with the Wayward Finger.
Will makes me laugh because he reminds me so much of a character from Angela Thirkell's Barsetshire novels, which are very light, witty novels set in wartime Britain. One of the characters has a son that is obsessed with trains and this boy will spout information about trains and train sets to anyone who is standing still near him. Will is that way with Lord of the Rings Online or Pokemon. He'll start out, "Mom, do you know what kind of Pokemon (name) is?"
"No, Will, I have no clue. You know I don't know much beyond who Pikachu is."
"Mom, (name) is an electric Pokemon. You should know that."
There is simply no stopping him. You can say, "I really do not care about Pokemon, please just stop talking about it!" and he will just continue to tell you his nugget of Pokemon wisdom. I've learned just to listen. As you recall, this is the child I used to long to talk with when he was not talking all that much. But it isn't always easy.
Today I was leaving for a workshop, and Will had to tell me interesting facts about Lord of the Rings Online.
"I have to leave, Will, I have a workshop and I have to leave."
"But, Mom, I just need to know if you remember what the name of the gate towers outside of Mordor are called."
"The Towers of the Teeth, Will, that I do know but I must leave." At least here I can hold my own, as I have read and reread Tolkien since high school.
He continued to talk as I walked out the door.
A couple of days ago, before we left for school, he saw a spider on the ceiling.
"Mom....MOM! There is a spider on the ceiling...(quieter)...I think it is STALKING ME, Mom!"
"Will, that spider doesn't even know who you are."
"Yes, it does, but I know what to do!"
He proceeds to go in his room, get his Nerf gun, load one foam bullet into it and shoot at the dang spider. He missed twice, then managed to hit it, or at least knock it off the ceiling. Never a dull moment!
Well, it's late. I stayed up late last night and the night before and this chick is gonna hit the hay. Ta!