|Welcome to our playground|
Ack! School's out and I'm in a panic. Life used to be so much simpler when the kids were little. Nowadays they seem to demand attention all the time. I am scrambling to keep the kids occupied when they are home for the summer.
"There's nothing to do."
Oh...I can just hear the whining now. Or in the case of my 5 year old, she'll just give me a "Bad Mommy" ticket when she feels like she isn't getting enough attention. Ack!
|"Bad Mommy" ticket. :-(|
My girls love to craft. In fact, I share a craft room with them. Once upon a time, it looked like this:
|This picture was taken before I started blogging. I need to get it back to this shape. :P|
Ever since I started blogging, the room started to look less and less like the picture above. I have a lot of crafty projects in mind that I want to do with the kids and a messy craft room doesn't sound like a good way to start. So I started cleaning it out the other day.
|The only spot that still looks the same as the day we set up the room.|
Somehow the more things I clear out, the more there is to clear?!
|Our table has chicken feet!|
I'm finding all kinds of rubber stamps and embellishment that I forgot I have and why the heck do I still have all these cartridges? Guess what will be going on to ebay soon?
|Boo...my wall of shame.|
|"Look Mom! Your cartridge tower is taller than me!"|
I've always known that those cartridge boxes take up a ton of room but wow....taking that tower out actually allowed for more light. As soon as the last box was taken out, the sun shone in as though it was a sign of a new beginning or something. It was pretty cool...
Clearing out the craft room was fun especially when I uncovered a stack of magazines that I thought was lost forever. It was cool to find the magazines in which my work had been published. Not to mention it was quite an ego boost too!
|The twins' painted these in art class when they were in Kindergarten.|
So anyway, I am STILL in process of cleaning out the room but I did find an extra something-something. I'm giving it away at the end of this post so read on..... ;-)
Now, about other non-craft-room-cleanup stuff.....
Did anyone attend last night's MTC webinar? I watched it from my car while waiting for my girls to finish their piano lessons and I had to hold back from shouting with joy inside the vehicle. How cool was that demo of v3.3 that Andy did? The new trace feature rocks! I can't wait to alpha-trace all those Lettering Delights PNGs without adjusting threshold like crazy. Oh, and in v3.3, when we import Lettering Delights SVGs, all the colors will be automatically imported and the layers separated. Yay!
Speaking of Lettering Delights, they posted their Tuesday deal on Facebook yesterday and for this week , you can get the two Hawaiian Fonts bundle for $2! That's like $1 each except that you have to buy both to get that price. Of course, if you have a 25% coupon, you can bring the price down even lower.Just click here or the image below to get your fonts.
By the way, don't forget that LD will be offering that awesome multiple cutting format bundle at the end of the week. Over 780 images for $49! If you have not seen the previews for the bundle, just click here to see them.
The kids may be out on summer break but that does not mean that I am going to stop posting. I will spending more time with my family and the number of posts per week will be lesser than usual, BUT I will still be keeping you up to date with the LD deals. If you do not want to miss out on any of the fun stuff, do make sure that you Follow this blog or Like the Facebook page. You may also want to subscribe to the newsletter. Just enter your email address on the right column and you will be kept up-to-date with my posts.
I'm going to be on an SVG Blog Hop this weekend with a super-talented group of ladies! There'll be lots of inspiration and blog candy so don't forget to come back and hop with us this weekend.
And now for today's random "I-Found-This-In-My-Craft-Room" giveaway, just follow this blog and leave a comment to win this:
I actually found two of these Martha Stewart puppet kits while cleaning out my craft room. The kit is recommended or age 4 and over and you can make 4 cat/dogs puppets with it (I know the package shows only 3 animals but the bottom says that the kit includes 4 puppets). I am giving one kit away on Facebook and one over here on the blog. You can enter in both if you like so that you have two chances to win this. Just click here to go to the Facebook page. The Facebook giveaway will end today (Wed) when I announce the winner.
This giveaway (on the blog) will end on Sunday, Jun 26 at 11;59pm PST and the winner will be drawn by Random.org and announced on Monday.