It was another hot one here yesterday--it got up to 99F in the afternoon!! While DH spent his Monday holiday working in the garage on his project car, I spent some time playing Clue with the kids while hiding inside in the A/C. Cool air on a hot day = bliss. :)
I've been teaching DD how to play cribbage, so we played a game after supper while the guys watched a DVR'd IndyCar race. I first learned to play cribbage when I was younger than DD, but I haven't played in years. I'd forgotten how much I enjoy this game! It can be complicated, but she is picking it up pretty well and it stayed a close game throughout. In the end, she beat me (fair and square!) and she was proud as punch. Fun!
After lots of fun times with my family over this holiday weekend and a lot of time working on setting up this blog, I finally was able to take a little time just for me to stamp after the kids were in bed. One of the Splitcoaststampers challenges today was to be inspired by one of the cakes on the Carrie's Cakes website. I enjoy decorating cakes myself (although I don't do nearly as much as I used to), so browsing this site was really fun for me. I was inspired by this yummy-looking cake.
It reminded me of a roll of printed kraft wrapping paper I picked up at our local Dollar Tree store last month, so I used that as my card background and ended up making this card. It was a quick and easy project. (Well, quick for me. "Speed" and "stamping" usually don't mix well for me.) I had fun layering my flower and adding some of my favorite embellishments: burlap string and hemp twine. Now, who can I send a card that says "Falling, Falling, Falling, Falling for you"??
For supplies in this card project, please click here.