As I mentioned a few posts back it was my sister's birthday the end of July. She's rather difficult to shop for as she has most of whatever she wants. But I did manage to find a great bell for her bike with a kitty and crossbones! But she asked for a cube like the one I made for Morgan for Father's Day. It's an acrylic cube that measures 3 1/4x3 1/4 and you put pictures in it. So I made digital layouts for each side. Here are the ones from Annie's cube. I used a bunch of things from different kits so I cant credit them all but if you want to know where something came from I can find out!
On another note, it occurred to me tonight that there is a reason God wants children to have two parents. Because hopefully what one of them doesn't know, the other will. Morgan was working on his speech tonight (for toast master's) and was having a hard time because his foot was itching. A lot. So he stomps up stairs mumbling about this itchy foot and I told him to try some calamine lotion or some hydracortizone cream to which he replied "I am". So he's sitting in the kitchen applying a very generous amount of calamine lotion to the bottom of his foot and as I walk by I ask him if he washed it first. Nope. Of course not. Why would he do that!? And it just made me think that there is a reason for two parents. Which then reminded me of a story I got in e-mail one day about a little boy asking his mom how she got to be so smart. And she tells him you have to know a lot to be a mom. And then there's something about having to pass a test (I'm not good with details!). And the boy responds with "so if you don't pass the test you get to be the daddy!" Yup. I think so too. Now I mean all of this in the lightest of heart. I was raised by a single parent who knew enough for the daddy part too! And sometimes it's mamma's who don't know much. My point is that Morgan and I both have an important part in the parenting of Owen. And mine tends to deal with common sense!
And finally the 2's challenge for Thursday is: Share a little bit about your favorite store you often shop for scrap items. And what keeps you going back.
My favorite place right now is Scrapbooks Too, in Bloomington. I don't get down there too often because it's a 20 mile or so drive but it's a great store. They have a ton of papers and other fun stuff and it's all organized so well. They also have lots of fun sales and classes. It's where I took the Donna Downey Class. The people who work there are very helpful and the woman who owns the store is nice. Now if they would just carry some more Autumn Leaves stamps and Fontwerks I'd be happy as can be!