October 14, 2009

Help! I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

Blog material can come from many different sources! One of the boys had soccer practice last night, and the others played on the equipment while we waited. I love people watching. That is exactly what I did while I was there. I am extremely thankful that I am not a teenager in this day and age. There were a handful of teens playing and hanging out at the park. These particular teens were apparently babysitting some siblings. There were two boys and two girls plus some little ones. They were playing football, or at least catch. I was watching one of the boys trying to run in his jeans. It looked like he was trying to run with wet jeans on and has a distant relative that might be part penguin. They were the kind that are super tight around the bottom two-thirds of the legs and the top part doesn't quite reach the waist. It almost looks like he can't pull them up because they are too tight around the calves. Of course, there are boxers hangin' out. Then the girl that missed the ball and was trying to pick it up was equally as curious to watch. You know the kind that has to keep a completely straight back, bent knees, and hand over top of jeans to block some of the "peep" show from the lowest of low cut jeans. Seriously, why would someone torture themselves like that!?! I know back in the day we had tight pants, but they were stretch pants! There wasn't a move that couldn't be performed in them and never a worry about showing skin, crack, or boxers! OK, I know you didn't come here to listen about my opinion on the latest fashions.I started this frame an embarrassingly long time ago! It is mostly finished. The ribbon isn't really attached because I want to make sure the recipient wants it that way. The frame has designer paper modge podged on it. I sanded the edges a bit to make the paper more fitted. The other night I finally painted the plane. I added the stars to it to make it a little more fancy. I am happy with how it turned out and I hope my nephew likes it as well.

I also painted these over the weekend. They are not put together yet because I can't decide what I want to do with them. I am thinking about attaching the bat with some wire to make him kind of springy. I may use him for a different project altogether. A couple side stories: I had the ghost painted and shaded but hadn't painted his face yet. My youngest couldn't wait, and while I was doing something he drew two eyes and a mouth. He must get his patience from me. Then I had just finished the bat and was up washing my brush. He couldn't help himself and stuck his fingers in the eyes and smeared the paint across the bat. UGGHH!!! Thankfully, I was able to wipe most of it off and repaint his face. Painting makes me very happy...even when I have extra help! Who am I trying to fool...crafting makes me very happy!

Some new card designs will be making their debut very soon! I updated my Stampin' Up! site with additional classes here. Let me know if you would like to attend any of them. Also, let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for listening to all my chatter today! Have a crafty day!


  1. Very cute!
    I thought of you the other day when I set out my Halloween tall purple decoration you made for me. It has the springy bats, I say do the same thing with this guy.


  2. oh Sheri, your link is not working to your classes...