Welcome Back Picnic

Well, I've gotten very little done this week with my in-laws visiting, and a swap coming up - ::sigh:: - BUT today we had a welcome back picnic for my daughter's school which starts tomorrow. It was a ton of fun - SUPER crowded at the playground, probably a couple hundred kids! (Can you say "stressful" trying to keep track of YOUR kids!?) Here's a glimpse of my darling kids in the best weather we've had here in CT since, oh, SPRING! I LOVE the fall out here - for this transplanted Washingtonian - the autumn is a welcome delight in New England!! Heat, humidity, snow - not for me - BUT the autumn - FANTASTIC!

Birdies {Interactive Card} - Get Sketchy #3

This is the front of the card - when received (front -egg- flap closed).
This is the front-egg- flap open. Then the interior of the actual card is blank.

I am so excited to share it with you! I have been dying to use this great paper from Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird - Brunch), and Friday became that day! The Get Sketchy sketch of the week sealed the deal! The oval shape on the right inspired an egg - which I initially thought would drive my process into an egg to eat- making a cute homage to diners, brunch and friends. Then I became stuck - my egg shape completed, and nothing quick to complete the original egg thought : Egg ----> chick chick as in chic----> chick as in peep (as in,"my peeps" aka friends). Then I came upon this darling felt bird in flight from Close to My Heart. It was so sweet, so I began playing. What started out as a fun, hip, friend card, evolved into a sweet birthday card, probably for a baby. (I even toyed with the idea of going pregnancy with the oval - a la Project Runway episode 2 from Thursday night - if you saw that! lol :)

Then I found this super sweet poem that I included on the inside:

Birthday in summer,
brings the birds singing
on your porch,
Singing Happy Birthday,
with the sweet chirps
all around-
through the day.
by Celine Berghmans

And there it is. 
My take on the Get Sketchy sketch #3. Enjoy! :)
Supplies Used:
CardStocks: Close to My Heart (Colonial White, Bamboo, Twilight, Buttercup
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon
Textured Papers: Other
Buttons: CTMH
Crocheted Flower: CTMH
Hemp: CTMH
Stamp: CTMH
Ink:Honey - CTMH
Felt Bird: CTMH
Punches-Scallop (Fiskars), 1" Circle (Marvy), Tag (Martha Stewart)
Font: American Typewriter
Ribbons: CTMH

My Crop Area

I've seen a lot of blogs posting their crop areas - so I thought I'd give you a sneak peak into mine!  It's fairly small and in the finished portion of our basement. Keep in mind, it is almost never this tidy, either! My in-laws are coming into town tonight and I needed it to be presentable, as their guest area is adjacent to my crop area. So this is my little getaway within my house! :)