Saturday, March 2, 2013

A Merry Freshly Made!!

It has been a BUSY week at my house.  I've been working on a paper for one my classes - I haven't had to research and write professionally in over a decade - my brain hurts!!  My kids seem to have needed extra taxi service this week with a variety of activities.  My youngest has the lacrosse game of the century this morning.  And my oldest has been totally immersed in preparing for a tryout.

Let me tell you about this tryout - because thoughts, prayers and crossed-fingers are needed!!!  Andrew is trying out for the Casper Troopers Drum Corps! He is passionate about marching band and these "professional" corps would be a perfect fit for him. He wasn't planning on trying out this year because he's actually a sax player and has had to switch to baritone as corps are all brass. He thought he would need another year of practice but the Troopers are short on baritones. Fun connections too - a group of my high school friends played in the Troopers (a very long time ago) and I have recently learned that the husband of a friend played in the Troopers in the SAME year as my high school buddies!!  We believe that Andrew is good enough, so it will be crushing if he doesn't make it. If he gets in, he is gone the entire summer rehearsing and literally travelling the country!  If you have no idea what I am talking about - here's a "best of" video - you can see the amazing quality and precision.  It's long - so just take a quick peek - and you'll see what I am talking about.

So on to what you are really here for.
I am feeling really rusty this morning - so I went to a couple tried and true challenges to help me out.  
Tis the Season

The sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches.

And everything else is from the bottom row of the Merry Monday challenge.

  • Stamps: Technique Tuesday Jingle All the Way
  • Paper: Simple Stories Snap Color Vibe
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Tempting Turquoise
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Hawaiian Shores button, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Stampin' Up snowflake punch, Crystal Stickers Glitter Domes

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