Sunday, October 07, 2007

creative fun

I finally finished all the baby shower invitations and handed them off to my sister in law Carrie who is co-hosting with me. She is going to get them addressed and mailed out. It feels good to be done with those.
Friday afternoon I got a big package delivered. I've been looking for a storage system for my ink pads and found this one on ebay. They had smaller ones, but I liked the feature of the matching marker holder. I don't have the markers yet, but you can bet they will be on my Christmas wish list. :o) This puppy was WAY bigger that I expected. It weighs 38 pounds and holds 128 ink pads ans 128 markers, plus it has an area on top to hold other things. I put my acrylic blocks and stamp cleaner up there. It twirls around very easily which makes it nice when looking for a color. It came in natural pine so I decided to stain it with walnut stain. When the can says to use it in a well ventilated area, I think it's more than just a suggestion. I did it right there on my kitchen counter. Not a good idea. My house stinks so bad and everyone got a little buzz. I know I still have a headache. Looks pretty good even if I fried a few brain cells. I LOVE IT!

Tonight my sister Julie came over to scrapbook. She got 4 layouts done. I got ONE done! I can't scan it for better viewing because I don't quite understand this new scanner and my computer doesn't recognize my old scanner and I can't find the CD to it. See my problem? These were pictures from the mud football so you already know what they look like anyways. The layout looks way better in person.
I have to teach a lesson in young women's on honesty in 2 weeks. Problem is I can't even get honesty from my own kids. Are mine the only ones that all say "I didn't do it!" or "it wasn't me"? For example, SOMEONE keeps turning down the air conditioner to 60 degrees at night. We wake up to a freezing cold house. I ask each of them if they did it....you guessed it..."no, I didn't do it!"..."it wasn't me" So either we have some issues with honesty or we have a ghost that likes it really really cold. I really want to believe my boys, but the idea of a ghost is not the best option in my mind, so one of them is fibbing. My electric bill is going to be huge!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We really enjoyed ours.


24 comments:

Amie said...

Hey Jolene, I love you ink holder, when I was a child my mum used to ask me if I did something and I would just lie..... I laugh now when I ask Mia something like have you been playing with my perfume and she says "NO" LMAO that is exactly what I used to do... I hope she isn't as bad as I was though! Good luck with your lessona and your electricity bill :o)

Amie xx

Pam said...

WOW! That stamp pad thing is awesome! I love it! And congrats on finishing all those invites, you are amazing! Your page is too cute! I did some shopping and scrapping this weekend and it was so fun to get back into it!

Valerie said...

stoner. but it really looks beautiful!

it never ends, the whole "i didn't do it" thing. heck, there ARE no kids here to blame and it still happens!

i know the cat is talented, but...

patti_cake said...

Okay I know it's wrong but I did chuckle at the few fried brain cells!

Set up a nanny cam maybe it's Mark? LOL

Mary Ann/Ca said...

Well we all remember those days! but seriously do you have one of those automatic programs that changes the temperature at preset times? Maybe it is set wrong? LOL, well maybe! i love the shower invites, so cute!

Susie Q said...

I love your stamp holder thingee. You are awesomely organized!

Oh yeah, around here we always blame the poor dog or the cats. BUt if it is the A/C being too cold, *I* am usually the one blamed! But yes, 60 IS too cold for even ME!!

Have a sweet week dear Jolene!

Love,
Sue

Jacquie said...

Love the shower cards. Beautiful.

Now if I was a scrapper I so would love to be as organized as you are!

Cheeky said...

LOVE the organizer!!!!!

Diana said...

you know, ghosts do like it cold!! LOL. darn dog!!! Learned how to jump with the new hair do!
Love the organizer! You are way too organised but having 4 kids i suppose you had to be!!
Now you can start your Christmas cards!!

Leah said...

That is a lot of ink pads!!
Very cute baby invites!

Amy Mowbray said...

Cool organizer Jolene. I can't get over how much it weighs!

Andi said...

Wow Jolene! Your ink pad holder is wonderful...I'll have to tell Robin to take a look. She has as many ink pads and stamps as you I imagine...which is many!!!

Glad you got the shower invitations finished. They're so cute.

Briana said...

What a great ink pad holder!

Go Rockies! said...

Start dividing the bill between everyone who lives there. I'm sure the "not guilty" parties will do the dirty work for you to the "guilty" party!

PS I too was wondering if it's on a preset program...

Maren said...

I like the layout. Scrapbooking is on my list of "one of these days....." I hope that day does come. What a wonderful way to preserve our memories.

Melissa said...

Wow, I am suitably impressed with your ink pad storage. I think stamping is the "next thing" I'm going to get into, since I already scrapbook and make cards. Now, to justify the expense to the husband…

justabeachkat said...

Thanks for your sweet comment this morning!

Hugs!
Kat

Nikki *Ü* said...

Cute and fun LO!! I love your ink pad holder too. Holy cow, is it ever big!! LOL I need something for my pads and my acrylic blocks too!! I think I just need to convince my hubby to make one for me, since he is pretty qualified in the wood-working department!! LOL Oh, and my kids all say the same thing, but maybe Mark is turning is down?? LOL It's always my hubby at our house!!

Chickenbells said...

I think that the stamp pad holder was worth the headache and buzz! It's too cute! Who knew they made such things?

Good luck with the ghost...I heard they like it cold!

September said...

sweet organizer. I don't have nearly that many stamp pads. LOL I can't even imagine! :)

amydc said...

I think you should get a few more ink pads. There may be a couple that you don't have! :)
The baby shower invites are too cute.

shekinahhvac said...

I love the organizer, you always have wonderful ideas. Thank you for the sweet comments you left me on my blog. I am enjoying my job very much.
Blessings

Tip Junkie said...

Your ink holder turned out amazing!! That is really so awesome.

Tip Junkie said...

Your ink holder turned out amazing!! That is really so awesome.