These are my wood mount stamp baskets as you know. I finally got around to making labels for the baskets this morning. In amongst the unpacking and cleaning you have to throw some fun things in there to keep your sanity. When I use to keep my stamps on the big bookcase I didn't get to use them much because they were all mixed together and crammed in the shelves It was a pain in the rear to use, so I didn't. Now that they have been sorted and have labels I will be able to find what I need and Mark will be happy to see me using them again. All I did was type and print the contents on my computer, punched them out with a 1 1/4 inch circle punch, then punched 1 1/2 inch circles out of black cardstock, adhered them together, punched a small hole, tied it to each basket using the black and white polka dot ribbon. Cute and Done!
Now onto the longest 45 minutes story. Last night was our old wards family night out at the park. I thought it would be fun to go see my old friends and Cole wanted to go see his too, so I made a HUGE batch of potato salad and 72 mini cupcakes and we went...the food was devoured and we had a wonderful time. He played ball the whole time and I ate and caught up on all the happenings since I moved out. It was great...until it was time to go. Cole had a emotional breakdown that lasted the entire 45 minute drive home. It was HORRIBLE! He went back and forth from anger to crying...wanting to go back to his old school, wanting to run away from home, trying to memorize streets so he could walk back, hating us for making him move and wrecking his perfect world. During this very long painful car ride my emotions varied much like his did. I was angry at his temper tantrum and I felt sad because I knew his heart was broken just as mine is. After about 40 minutes of this my emotions are shot and I'm bawling, he finally calms down as we pull into Maricopa. I came home and fell into bed feeling completely defeated and emotionally exhausted. Now I'm thinking that it's not such a good idea for him to see his old friends if this is the result. Today I'm still feeling that funk and I'm not liking it. I just need to pick myself up, get busy cleaning my kitchen, then go get pizza's to drop off at school for a class party at lunch time.
I've had some people ask me questions. Here's the ones I can remember. If I forget to answer any of yours please ask me again.
*Paint color of my scrapbook room...it's called "song of summer" and it's Ace hardware's brand.
*The "important" sign is one that I made back when I was doing wood crafts to sell in boutiques. I haven't cut or painted wood in a few years, but I did enjoy it when I did even though it was A LOT of hard work.
*The "return with honor" I made at the scrapbook store when they had vinyl girls there one afternoon.
*Michele my vinyl girlfriend DID have a vinyl business going, but her kids wanted their mom back, so now she only does it for church things on occasion. I will let you know if she ever gets it up and running again. I know there are other vinyl companies out there like Wall Words and Writing on the Wall. You can buy quotes that they have or custom order a quote of your choice.
*I do NOT sing! Coleen is a little trouble maker. She brought it up because I was talking about forgiveness on my last post and a long time ago I was told that I couldn't sing and since then I really haven't. Yes, I have forgiven that person, but it doesn't change the fact that I can't sing. Well I can sing...it just doesn't sound good. So if you were thinking I had some hidden musical talent, you were mistaken. I'm talented in many others ways. I can't have it all. American Idol is on tonight if you're in the mood to hear some people who CAN sing. :o)