Well, due to some unforseen events around here yesterday, I was unable to get on the internet to post the full views of my projects for this month's Label Tulip goodies. So, here you go...
A 5x7 altered canvas. I'm going to be making one of these for each of our family members. So, stay tuned for next month's kit to show off the next featured family members mug turned home-decor.
We had a large piece of cork in the main kit. Rather than using it on a LO, I decided to make my own corkboard for the door to Luka's room. The tacks are made from the mini chipboard coasters from SEI. Using Diamond Glaze, I attached the flat-backed glass pebbles on top of the coasters. Then, with a hot glue gun, I attached a tack to the back. Voila! Cute thumb tacks, and a message board to boot!
Our challenge this month was to do a LO about spring. Spring, to me, means the planting of flowers. I love gardening, and it is second only to my love for this scrapbooking hobby. I find gardening incredibly relaxing, and rewarding. All of those pictures are of flowers from my yard.
This is my lift of our guest designer this month, Robyn Werlich. I loved her original LO, but my version wasn't what I had envisioned. Totally not my best work. The LO itself was a difficult style for me to duplicate. So, mine is a really loose interpretation. I picked up more on the colors, and small details from the original. Inside of the handmade file folder, are a list of Hazel's favorite things at her current age.
This was my fave LO that I did out of the bunch. Every month, I am really pleased with what I turned in. Then, I see what all of the other Tulip Girls have done, and am totally blown away. Boy, do I suck...my work is nothing in comparison. Anyway, I have another LO and a card that I will upload later today or tomorrow.
And now, on to the not-so-scrappy things in life...
I swear, this house is ruled by Murphy's Law...whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. We spent all day yesterday car shopping...don't ask. I hate car shopping. Hate with a capital "H!" I really want to get something smaller than our old Jeep due to the INSANELY high gas prices. And, of course, we can't afford a brand-new car. So, trying to find something used that still isn't ridiculously over-priced or doesn't have 50,000+ miles on it is next to impossible. I really can't believe how much money they sell cars for. You would think with the state of the current economy and the inflated gas prices, that you would be able to get a killer deal on a vehicle right now. Not so much. And, Bryan doesn't seem to get the whole gas prices/smaller car thing. He is hell-bent on getting a truck. He doesn't want to drive a car. Blah, blah, blah. Thus, a large argument ensues, and we went home car-less. Then, I spent the rest of the evening kicking myself for not saving more money during this deployment. Coulda', shoulda', woulda'...right? Money truly is the root of all evil.
Not to mention the fact that, now, we also have the added bonus of having to buy a new bed frame since ours collapsed yesterday. Get your minds out of the gutter! Bryan has a bad habit of hopping his happy butt onto the foot of the bed really hard when he sits to put his shoes on or take them off. I guess that butt of his just slammed down a little too hard, because when he went to put his shoes on yesterday...BAM! There went the bed. Lovely.
And, I have come to the conclusion that I have a house full of the most ungrateful people on earth. You would think that after spending the last 15 months eating frozen food, my kids would be a little more appreciative of a home-cooked meal. Or, my husband, that has spent the last 15 months eating unrecognizable slop from a tray, would be thankful for something cooked at home. Au contraire. I made my dad's recipe for homemade chili, and a jalapeno cornbread mix from Williams-Sonoma for dinner last night. That chili has never had anything but rave reviews...especially from Bryan. He was the one that asked for it, in fact. But, I spent the entire meal listening to Hazel complain that the chili was "too spicy." And, Bryan complain that the chili wasn't spicy enough, but the cornbread was way too spicy. I did tone down the "hotness" because the kids don't do spicy like that, but I thought the chili was really good. I didn't even enjoy my meal, though. I ended up trashing the rest of the huge pot of chili, and more than half a pan of cornbread. I hope that the 3 of them enjoy eating soup and sandwiches...that they make themselves...because that's all they're going to be eating for the next couple of weeks. I give up.
Not a happy girl, am I. The fact that I have a raging case of PMS probably isn't helping anything along. But, I just popped some Benadryl because my allergies are relentless this year. So, I'm going to enjoy some peaceful sleep that is, hopefully, free from dreams of dwindling bank accounts, car lots and whiners.