Monday, June 2, 2008

Memorial Day Fun!

Memorial Day weekend offered my family a couple days of respite. We spent one day at our friend's lake house. The fish weren't biting but we had a great visit. My friend Deb and I came up with a treasure hunt for the kids - I have to scrap that layout yet. It was so fun coming up with clues to send them around the property and of course at the end they received gold treasure in the form of honeysticks!(LOL)

The lake house is always a nice retreat from the busy-ness of everyday life. No internet, there is a TV but even the kids don't turn it on. We play games, cards and on this trip went to a Memorial Day sweet corn fest sponsored by the area VFW Legion.

On Monday morning we backtracked a bit and visited my sister and her family, where everyone would be gathering. The kids rallied a game of volleyball, quite sure that they, when up against the parents, would easily take us. As it turns out the adults had to take it easy on them and we "worked hard" so that the kids could win the last game. (LOL) I have never been good at sports (although if lawn golf was a sport it would be my new thing!) - when it came to volleyball all I was ever good at was serving. I am sure it was all those farm girl muscles - and I had to be careful not to serve it out of court. Not much has changed...all I was really good for was serving, but I did help my team in that respect.

Give me a creative project any day over sports...that is truly my thing. The layout above will forever preserve the adult team victories. Did you know that Fiskars posts a new sketch every month? They do - and if you get it loaded in time (I think I missed it) your name is in a drawing for a prize. "Volleyball" is my take on the May sketch, and papers by Heidi Grace, using her Midnight Kisses line, was perfect for this "get out the red, white and blue" kind of day.

This past weekend I scrapped! The challenge was to focus on cardstock only layouts. I had a blast - and love thinking outside the box when patterned paper is not in the creative equation. I ended up making more cardstock projects than required for the 6/5 upload at the Scrapbook Playground. Stay tune for a teaser...I found a new use for a Fiskars border punch - some serious outside the box, creative thinking. Can't wait to show you once I get the photo taken. Happy crafting!

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