Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Sick, with benefits

Both of the kids are sick. At times, it's been crazy, but on the other hand, I've bee able to carve out a few more hours to work. I followed Ali's A Week in the Life album project, and was finally able to finish the album. I had some very old chipboard dividers that were perfect for the album. I kept it SIMPLE - I do have a tendency to make things much more complicated and time consuming then they need to be.

I got a few journal pages done as well. I used two of the prompts from Creative Therapy, What book influenced you and if you could buy something for someone else, what would it be? For the latter, I had a background already done that worked perfectly; it was made from the stubs from bills! For the Wrinkle In Time page, I used a crumpled map, inked it, and then applied one of Tim Holtz's new masks. Speaking of masks, I have a Halloween tutorial using alcohol inks and masks on the MDW blog. There are four different projects up, so take a peek! (Here's one for you!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I have work to do

I had work to do today, samples for the Designer Extra post on My Daughter's Wish blog. So, I took Madeline to school, and played with Max. We went grocery shopping, put away the groceries, then picked up Madeline. I cleaned the house and took the kids to gymnastics. I sat through a tortured four pages of homework with Madeline. I cooked  dinner, from scratch. I did the dishes, got the kids into showers, and made lunches. I took care of  toothbrushing, flossing and rinsing. I read books, then did laundry. I sat with the kids for awhile, and then, finally, when all was quiet, I got to work. My husband had homework for the classes he's taking, so he came home, ate the dinner I fixed, and did his homework. Why is it that everyone else can do their work when they need to, but a mother has to do everyone else's work first?

If you'd like to see the fruits of my labor, I have a tutorial for alcohol inks and masks here.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Back to reality

Yes, the trip was fabulous! I think we hit a record with four character meals (I didn't know that dinner at Goofy's kitchen was a character event, too!), so the kids were in heaven. Some of Madeline's dreams came true when Minnie Mouse took her hand and walked them to our table. I'll recount more Disney stories later, but I just wanted to make a quick post on two My Daughter's Wish events:

I have a card tutorial on the MDW blog. Check it out here.

Saturday, October 18, from 11:00 - 1:00 is a Halloween Spooktacular at MDW. There may be a few spots left, but you can participate in the Make-n-Takes for a nominal fee, even if you just walk in! I'll be creating this Halloween ATC: