Sunday, July 03, 2011

STM Challenge Up, New A/C, and Shopping

Blue Skies by Willie Nelson is the next challenge song on "STM" Scrapping the Music.  I had to scrap about blue being Emma's favorite color.  I knew that I wanted to do monochromatic to emphasize the blue theme, but I also wanted to do a little tone on tone.   So used the Silhouette to make the background circles.  Used buttons and brads to fill in some of the circles.  Also used some of the punches from the EK Med Swiss Cheese punch (used at the top of Kraft paper) to fill in some of the circles. Used the Xyron Create a Sticker to easily stick them.    Built the layout around all shades of blue so kept the rest of it simple with adding texture using monochromatic circle punches, letters, border punch, and shades of blue ribbon and paint.  Instead of stapling or tying the twine, I stitched it inside the circles with photos.  One of my most favorite layouts I've done so far...

Getting the challenge layout posted later than I wanted due not only to new A/C being put in, but losing all Internet connection...so this was Thursday...goodbye to the old A/C...
...so Me and Emma headed to the big mall...  Emma's birthday is this week and she has done so good with pottying, she got to bring home some new friends ;)  I'm such a sucker.  New shades too...she wanted the same ones that her BFF, Merrin, has. 
We had brought Emma by the Build-A-Bear around, I think, Christmas time or right before.  Didn't really want anything to do with it.  Oh boy, are we in trouble now.  She spotted the new "pink" Hello Kitty they have out now.  She was VERY overwhelmed by the process and the noises of the stuffing machine, but she was easily coached through it...
She gave her "new" Hello Kitty" a bath...and she had a ball at the computer, I let her type it all in with my help, but she loved doing it all herself...
And the most favorite were the accessories...no, the car was not coming home...but she got two outfits for her new friend and then played in the store...until she was ready to go potty (so proud of her!)
So here's our two new friends:  Tangled and the "pink" Hello Kitty.  She has another Hello Kitty that Dennis and I made her at Build-A-Bear while we were waiting for her...so she's so excited to have the new Hello Kitty meet her other one ;)  Expensive little trip, but she's picked out all of her birthday things and rewards for pottying...very proud of her...

At home, enjoying all of her new and old friends...
And I told her she could have a little tea party with her new friends when we got home...she was so excited...
...and back to our hot house as well...but thankfully we do have this until to help relieve us a little, very little...
...but by Friday, our A/C was back...kind of...needs lots of tweaking...


Enjoying the company of Dean and Kathy this 4th of July weekend.  Will have some pictures to share.  Hope everyone has a very Happy 4th of July!

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