I think I have the lament of everyone when I say, "I have been so busy this summer!" Where is the summer running off to? Next week is AUGUST! Did I just freak you out? I kinda did myself :)
I did a garage sale with my best friend week before last. It was at her house, so I just brought some stuff I had left over from my last sale and even some crafty stuff that I had from craft fairs gone by...Then last week was Vacation Bible School at my church. I've been volunteering for quite a few years, and now it's just to the point where they expect me to help in my usual spot. They had a great turn out. One little kid that came back on Tuesday brought a friend. It was so cute, at the registration table he said he didn't know what they could do today that could top yesterday...It was "So Much Fun!"...LOL! I guess that makes it worth it. I didn't even have time to unload my car of the left over garage sale stuff until Thursday. I'm sure people thought I was living out of my car.
Anyway, we had a ton of rain this weekend, so we opted not to go to the Cleveland Orchestra, since they play outside at an open air theatre. Instead we saw Tree of Life. I was prepared for the artsy fartsy weirdness, but I wasn't prepared for the hand held camera aspect, so that made me queasy for the entire 2 plus hours. It was hard to close my eyes to gain some equilibrium too, due to the lack of dialog in the movie. I came home and laid on the couch for an hour before I finally started to feel better. Sigh. So weird because I've never had that happen before. Rod got queasy on the Simpson's ride at Universal and a friend wasn't happy during The Blair Witch Project, so I guess I can now sympathize.
Ok, now that you are semi caught up on my life, I have been dying to play along with the Hambo Hoedown. You know they send you a FREE digi just for playing, right? Nope, you don't even have to win the challenge, just email them a photo of your card,
This week is a monochromatic challenge and it's supposed to be a color you don't usually use. While I do use pink at times, I never use it on a card for guys, which is what this is. I LOVE those "Hambo" pigs! I used the Pig Inmate digi that I got awhile back for playing, so I'm happy to finally be able to use it. I did try and butch up the card with brads, twine and buttons. Only in "Cardville" are buttons considered masculine ;) .
Oh, and the twine? Since I only have red, green and brown, I tried the make it yourself variety with no success. Yet that didn't stop me from using it anyway. Go visit Emily if you want to see real twine used in an awesome way. Ok, enough from me. Play along at the Hambo Hoedown right here.
Other challenges for this card:
Lollipop Crafts-Anything Goes
2 Sisters-Anything Goes
Our Creative Corner-All the B's, Black, Bling, Buttons or Bows
Totally Paper Crafts-One for the Boys
Fuzzy Wuzzy-Animal and Punches
Craft Us Crazy-Anything Goes
Shelly's Images-Anything Goes
Fresh Brewed Designs-Animal
Supplies not listed above- Paper: The Paper Company, Georgia Pacific White, Unknown source, Markers: Copic, Punch: Martha Stewart, Nesties Brads, buttons from my supplies.