Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Over-Ambition and Final Inspiration

Yesterday dawned blue-skied and gorgeous.  Temps would hit 80.  Tomorrow will dawn grey and snowing. . .so they're saying.  The warm weather was invigorating, and combined with crossing off the last of the uber-important to-do's sent me into an over-ambitious day of much-overdue cleaning.  While I didn't tackle everything I wanted (the carpet in the family room still needs steaming and the banisters still need a good cleaning) I did whip out a long list of mundane chores.  And for a brief moment my house was clean.  Then kids came home . . .

The warm weather showed up just in time for the boys' school's annual Race, which raises money for the school.  You'd think they'd look happier about being at the end of their hour-long run, but they just look cranky.  And sweaty.  Whether they want to hear it from their mom or not, they did great.  The 12 y.o. completed 5 3/4 miles and the 14 y.o. completed 6 miles.  By the time they'd played in their games over the weekend they had racked up about 14 miles each, one enjoyed (his first for the season) soccer win, but both were pretty sore and tired come Sunday.

Previews are up for the May kits - lots of awesome colors and graphics that span bold to beautiful.  If you aren't signed-up for autoship it's the best way to be sure one of these beauties hits your front porch in a couple weeks.  Otherwise, watch for them to be on sale the 10th.

Your final inspiration for April challenges comes from Kristin Perez, using the April Bigger than a Breadbox kit - the Lily Bee Pinwheel line. This line is quite colorful, and clearly quite versatile.  Here Kristin uses just a couple colors to really showcase her photos (lover her title!  LOL) and your challenge:

  • Two sheets of cardstock
  • Two additional colors in the form of patterned paper, title and/or other embellishments.
  • Include some form or alternate shape from those of your photos.

Those who've added links to the comment section will be eligible for this month's prize pack - American Crafts Peachy Keen goodies.

Happy Wednesday,

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