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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Up, Up, and Away

Is anyone but me watching “Pan Am” on Sunday nights? Well, I don’t watch it then, but record it for later. Every week they show the bulkhead inside the 1960’s era plane, and it’s lovely…tone-on-tone hot air balloons. And every week, I think, “I really should make a card like that.”

Yesterday I was three cards short of my goal to send to Operation Write Home this month, and lo and behold, I actually remembered those Pan Am balloons. Even better, I have a hot air balloon stamp set that needed some ink on it. So there you go.


All Stampin’ Up!: Up, Up, and Away stamp set
Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Island Indigo cardstock and ink
Whisper White and Silver Glimmer cardstock
Silver brads; Ruffled Pool Party Ribbon; Small Heart punch

bday-balloons Then the hooligans arrived home from school and “helped” make another one for my sweetie’s birthday today. That’s why the layers are all wonky and there are so many hearts. Five hearts ‘cause we have five people in our family. It’s the thought that counts, though, and it was much less painful than giving them free rein in the craft room to design their own card. I speak from experience, people.

I couldn’t sleep last night so I got up at 0300, made two pumpkin, two pecan, and two cherry-peach pies for my hubby’s potluck tomorrow, then still couldn’t sleep so I made pumpkin spice donuts holes for breakfast. They were baked, not fried, so don’t judge me. And I served scrambled eggs and pears alongside, so it was almost nutritious. Then I ran errands all morning during my three hours “alone.”

I tell you this to justify the nap I’m planning to take while Princess Thundercloud is hopefully napping, as well. Wish me luck!


  1. 1. We watch Pan Am. It's a pretty good show.

    2. The cards are awesome.

    3. I seriously always feel guilty when I read your posts and Facebook status updates about all the amazing cooking you do. Because right now I'm sitting here pondering getting a pizza for dinner. I wish I had 1/3 of your cooking and craft talent. Really. amazing.

  2. Thanks...I always read your posts and wish I were as funny as you...every post makes me laugh and wish we lived closer!

    So, in short, you're busy being entertaining while I'm cooking, so just order a pizza!


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