Flourishes blog was: Olive, Red and Black. Since Irises and Daffodils don't come in those colors, I was left with a DIY topiaries to play with...I really need to get more Flourishes stamps, I just can't decide which ones! LOL I colored the topiary with Olive and added tiny little rhinestone stars...kind of reminds me of Christmas lights...I kept thinking "maybe this is what they do in the tropics" LOL. Anyhow....I love the way the card turned out, but I just couldn't put a sentiment on it...I like it plain. The flash on my camera caught the glow of the glue for the stars, but in person you don't see that...one of the pitfalls to taking photos when you're having a "hurricane"...although, this is a pretty tame storm to label "hurricane"!
I'm exhausted and it's not even supper time yet! I've spent a good part of the day scrapbooking while the kids watched movies during the storm. Unfortunately it wasn't the fun, creative type of scrapbooking that you want to show everyone when you're done. I went through a HUGE stack of writing samples, arts & crafts, journaling and paintings from DDs Primary year. I'd been putting it off because it's not "pretty" scrapbooking, but I do believe it's very important stuff to preserve. So, I spent hours at it this morning...some pages were just a "pocket" to hold a pile of writing samples. And then I had to fight with the darn scrapbook to get them all in...seems the protectors I'd stocked up on are only 11.75 x 11.75, so I had to trim everything down. As sore as my feet are from standing there all that time, I really feel like I accomplished a lot today. I mean a huge pile and a bucket of stuff is gone...sure, lots of it went into the recycling bag, but it's GONE. Now...I just need to get to work on the photos that are still stored on the computer LOL...but I'll save that for another day.