Thursday was filled with visits to Scrapbook Barn, Stamp Works & Paper Vineyard. And within 15 minutes of getting home we were inundated with wrestlers. I'm so happy to be able to have them stay the nights before and during the tournaments again. And very happy that Bret is helping coach and wrestle with them. Here's a shot of some of them playing a game with Tricia. Thankfully they were all ready for sleep early since I had to get them up at 6:15!
Friday had me visiting Crop Girls and trying out the new Culver's near the house with Mel. Mel had a gig at Tailgaters so I was on my own until 10:30 when the wrestlers and coaches got here. Spaghetti for coaches and fruit, yogurt and sandwich stuff for the wrestlers. Mel was surprised to find us all still up when he got home. I was delighted to overhear him chatting with one of them. He usually hangs back from them so it was pretty neat. I think he actually enjoyed having them this time. :)
Saturday was spent at The Creative Quest and their Event to Die for. I got to introduce several ladies to the benefits of the Grand Calibur. While I was there I did some playing around myself. Hello Shrinky Dink!!! That stuff is super cool! Of course that means some came home with me. I'm (not so) patiently waiting for my newest PTI order(s) to show up so I can complete my shrinky dink project. I'll be creating our Christmas ornament this year out of it. Hoping it turns out. Saturday was also the last 2SGNO for 2010. With the holidays on top of us most ladies weren't able to come. It was a nice chance for Julie and I to chat for awhile before Leann joined us. Sometimes the best nights are the quiet ones.
Kraftin' Kimmie's Raychel and PTI's TT: Christmas. And this time I actually made a card out of my colored image. After all is said and done, I'm fairly pleased with it. I airbrushed G24 around the image since I knew it was going to be a Christmas card. After mounting it on this BasicGrey paper I wish I would have airbrushed the BG10 around it that I used to shadow around her. That just means I'll have to color another one! Aawww, to bad huh??! A few other details to note: I die cut the image with my largest Spellbinders Label 8 die. I wanted the sentiment to center in the side peak which would have cut off the end of her hair. Since it's more interesting and dynamic when a part of the image "breaks the plane" I carefully cut around that portion of the image and slid the die over it. That kept it intact but cut and embossed the label shape. I added the sentiment by printing it on regular paper and moving it around and reprinting until I got it spaced how I wanted it. Then I sent the sheet with the colored image thru. Super easy! A little stitching and a red twill bow with a tiny gold safety pin and it was done. I wonder if Mel will remember it if I give it to him? :p