June 18, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party - and a little ramble...

I can't believe June is already more than 1/2 over!!  It's the last week of school here, and truthfully, it couldn't come at a better time - we're all EXHAUSTED! lol.  However, it will still be busy, as the kids will head to camp, and I will still be heading to work every day.

At the last minute, I got to whip up something simple and fast for today's blog party (or I guess yesterday's, but I'll get in RIGHT under the wire, lol.

Here's the inspiration photo:
And here's what I did with it:

I told you it was simple and quick!  But -- I do love the color combo, which is primarily what I used from the inspiration photo.  A few little orange gems adorn the sentiment (I get it from my friend Pam, she understands, lol) That bottom chevron looks black, but it is indeed dark gray *sigh*.  Thanks for popping by today - glad I got to play!

Now -- the ramble.  My older daughter is a bit shy, ok, she REALLY shy, but more than that, she's not the "stick up for herself" type of girl - and when adversity is in her path...she'll usually run the other way.  BUT - about a year and a half ago, she began martial arts training.  WHAT a difference in her confidence, and self esteem!  It's something she KNOWS she's good at - and she enjoys it.  This past weekend, she competed for the first time, and though it was not the ideal situation (nothing went according to plan) my "old" daughter would have freaked out - and decided not to do it.  My "new" daughter got up there - and though not perfect, did it.  She did it, and she did it with a loud kiyap (a loud yell) and essentially said "That's right -- I'm here, and I'm going to DO THIS".  My heart raced, and filled with pride for my little girl who is getting so big and brave.  

Until next time...

June 7, 2012

WMSC 100!

There's a celebration going on over at the Waltzing Mouse Sketch Challenge blog.  This week marks their 100th sketch!  I wound up unexpectedly being home today, so I got a chance to play along :)

Here's the sketch:
And here's my take:
I turned it on it's side, and gave it a manly look...and speaking on manly...that's my handsome hubs on that wanted poster.  Of course, not the GREATEST photo of him, but he's a bit pesky when the camera is out ;).  I used my tea dye cubes A LOT to try and get this messied up, in a good way.

If I *could* have a party for my husband (we have a mutual understanding, I do not throw him any parties, and he can throw as many for me as he likes ;) ha ha ha) I think it would be fun to do invites like these...we're in a Fife and Drum Corps that dresses like cowboys...so while we're not the REAL deal, it's fun to play dress up, though I think he'd fit right in, he loves horses, and looks great in jeans and a cowboy hat.

Thanks for stopping by today -- make it a great one!