Well by now its Saturday evening, and the day has just FLOWN past me, as has the week!
You can see my blog had taken a HUGE back seat, as my family needing my time more 😀
I can honestly say my life is ANYTHING but boring!
Its been an emotional roller coaster here this week, as Jay and I prepare for his Discectomy on Monday! EEK!
We weren’t even positive it was a go, until Thursday night!
The doctor repeated the MRI because he was convinced Jay’s disc got “better” and was most likely, then un-operable! So he had another MRI and it showed the herniation is twice as bad as it was previously, so definitely NEEDS the surgery. Good grief! We had then mentally prepared for a surgery that got cancelled due to office error, then we plan for surgery again, then mentally plan AGAIN for a possible cancelled surgery, now we are back to yes, needs surgery. I have a headache just thinking about it all. AND its not even MY body! Poor Jay.
Anywho, when I get stressed I clean-a lot! Like for several days, I dust, organize, sort, purge…..you name it. No inch untouched. I am not sure WHY this helps. Granted my house is pretty clean in general but it gets a real bleaching! LOL! These are times for me, when creativity becomes hard and stressful, and the ideas DON’T flow. So I clean and clear my house, and my head.
So, I spent the week cleaning my entire house top to bottom. Then took it upon myself to re-decorate the girls room! They got this UBER CUTE comforter set—> HERE! With all the fixins! Then I moved into their huge walk in closets, and did tons of re-org. on them too. Oh and I did the clean out of Noah’s room too. He got new bedding but kept everything else the “same” decor, but more organized! He didn’t want to change anything really. I got him a huge art board for his pictures and stuff too! YEAH!
Took the kids to the mall, and did some fun stuff with them. Planning Amber’s Dress Up Princess party too, so that has me BUSY! Boy you’d be shocked at the party this lil, to be 5 year old, has planned! LOL! Im in BIG trouble the older she gets! But I love every second of it.
We got her a GORGEOUS, insanely pretty, Sleeping Beauty “Gown”, for her party! No joke this thing is AMAZING! It was on sale too! WAHOO!! Wait till you see it 😀 Oh yeah and ALL the fixins for that too.
Sooooo that all helped me get ready for Monday, which we are having quite the time getting people to take the kids. Its insane.
Anyway-all this is my excuse as to WHY Im so late posting My Timeless Template Challenge for this week!
If you are new to my blog, every Sat. I post a challenge, that HOPEFULLY inspires you to get creating 😀 Each week is something new!
Soooo, the challenge is to use ANY My Timeless Template © —–> Found Here! and I decided this would be a great source of inspiration
Use the pattern, colors, whatever!
ADDITONAL CHALLENGE!! Use HARDWARE on your template 😀
Basically ANYTHING metal 😀 So dig out those embellishments girls.
Pam is hostessing for me this week, since Im running like a chicken with her head cut off! Thanks Pam!!
Go to her blog —->HERE, to link your creation to Mr. Linky 😀
This template is designed to hold a CD, but it can do so much more —-> Music Makeover Ideas. That is some alternative ideas I posted on my blog, utilizing that template. You also get 5 exclusive ideas in the template Idea Book, when you purchase the printable template for only $5! Template has unlimited uses, and you can print as many times as you like 😀 Forever!
Now MY template this time, holds a Gift Card that is in a CD case (that I forgot to get a photo of-DUH!)
Going with the “hardware” challenge, I designed this to look like a belt buckle! Its a belly band, that goes around the top flap seam of the template, and you “un-buckle” it to open it up!
Just attached some silver eyelets, to my “buckle”. Easy peasy.
I think its so pretty, and subtle!
I used some Gray patterned paper by Stampin Up! and used my Copic markers to colored it match the challenge!! Good stuff!!
Trust me, the paper took longer to color, than the template took to print, cut and assemble! LOL!
Now (if you haven’t already!) check out the designers blogs for MORE templates and the designers inspiration 😀
OK your turn!
Im off to the food store to stock up on EASY meals to make for the family! CRAZY!
Tomorrow I hope to post the card I made for Jay for his surgery. Its really cute
Thanks for stopping by.