1. Well, after many weeks of performances, recitals, etc,
it's been lovely to have a week where we didn't have very much scheduled!
Although, I did sign up to play on a slo-pitch team this summer
and we had an informal practice on Monday evening.
Jonah and Sage came along and threw the ball around a little
and then went to play on the bike trails in the park.
Have I mentioned how glad I am that it's spring?
2. We're planning a road trip to Denver next month
-- to visit family and to go to Denver Comic Con.
We like dressing up in cosplay (character costumes), but I decided that I
didn't want to wear my polar fleece TARDIS costume -- it would be much too hot!
So, Sage and I decided that together we would be Daleks
(these are the enemies of the Doctor on Doctor Who.)
However, we also wanted to be comfortable, so we went to the thrift shop,
where I found a brown dress for $2 and Sage got a brown skirt and top.
Then, we purchased some black vinyl, gold spray paint and 20 3" Styrofoam balls.
On Monday, we had a holiday, so we put together our costumes.
The panels hang from the "belts" that attach around our waists with Velcro
in the back.
This way, we can add them to our costume, but didn't need to alter the dress, top or skirt.
What do you think?
Hopefully, John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Arthur Darvill (Rory),
Jenna Coleman (Clara) and Alex Kingston (River Song) will like them. ;)
3. Tomorrow, Jonah, Sage & I are off to Winnipeg where
we will be volunteering/officiating at the Club Challenge Invitational.
4. This coming Sunday, I'll be bringing my stamps to church
to make Father's Day Cards with my Sunday School girls for our last Card Club.
I'm bringing my PTI Guiding Lights set (one of the girls' dad is from the Maritimes
and so she wants to make her card using a lighthouse), King of the Grill and
On the Farm stamp sets.
I'm also going to bring my diecutting machine and teach them how to diecut.
It should be fun!
5. And speaking of making Father's Day cards using On the Farm,
I have two cards to share that I made using The Challenge #74:
I didn't use a tractor on my cards, but I was inspired with the whole farming theme.
For my first card, I stamped the background stamped in harvest gold
and green parakeet, doing a little bit of masking.
I stamped the horse and barn overtop in versafine onyx black ink.
I diecut the rectangle die from the MIM Shakers kit.
I stamped the sentiment (from KIS: Father's Day) on a strip of black cardstock
and heat embossed it in white.
And my second card was a little more CAS...
I made a stencil with my Scene It: Skyscapes sunburst die
and applied harvest gold ink mixed with water with a paintbrush to my card front.
Then, I added some green parakeet ink as well.
When it was dry, I stamped the barn in versafine onyx black ink.
I stamped the sentiments (from On the Farm and KIS: Belated Birthday)
in versafine onyx black ink, as well.
Thanks for looking!