Tuesday, September 13, 2011

4 Sketches, 20 Days #9

It took some serious mental pushing to get started, but today has been pretty productive.  I managed to tackle my Tuesday chores - my entry hall smells like oranges and my banisters are glowing, my laundry is down to one load of linens, I have dinner planned and thawing, and I even have 8 half-pints of raspberry jam setting up on the counter.  Dang. . .what's up with that? 

After weeks and weeks of 90+ temps, I'm eagerly anticipating the 60-ish temps coming our way tomorrow and Thursday.  I may have to harvest and process my herbs sooner than I thought, though.  I'll have to watch the lows over night or all my beautiful Thai Basil, Tarragon and Jalapenos will be lost.  I lost my Cilantro in the August heat :(

Now if only I had time to act on the inspiration provided by Patchi today!  Alas, I'm smack in the middle of post shipping, pre-November kit planning.  But you can enjoy her great layout using the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist portion of the Bigger than a Breadbox kit.  See her fantastic work on her Blog.  She's got a few tips for you:

  • I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page on the "Spring Zag" paper.
  • I punched out stars from the "Spring Stars" paper and adhered them to the large round brads that came in the kit.
  • Pink Paislee glitter alphas for the title (Croptoberfest '10 prize).
  • Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type words added to the journaling list.

More inspiration. . .of course!  Today's challenge in the month-long sketch series is simple, flip the sketch completely upside down.

The night gets busy after the kids come home - homework, dinner, soccer practice for the boys, our daughter is scoring a Level 4 volleyball game and then supporting the Varsity team (late night for her), back-to-school night for the 5th grader and DH is at a doctor appointment this evening.  But did you see?  I have homemade raspberry jam on the counter!

Happy Tuesday.


Cj said...

No Mr. Linky on this post?

Deanna said...

This was an interesting challenge today, Lori....flipping it upside down.

Added my link, "Halloween Fun"

April said...

Such a cute layout!!
- April W

Kelly Sas said...

LOVE, love this LO!

Sandi said...

Love this layout and the journaling!! Darling little boy.

Jingle said...

Very cute layout!