Wednesday, June 29, 2011


WOOHOO!! I managed to get 2 pages done tonight! I think I found my mojo!!! :):):):)

Here is my take on this week's sketch at Sketchy Thursdays. LOVE multi photo sketches and I had just the right pictures for this one. I used my border punch and a few scraps on paper for the border strips. The title was made with Thickers letters, inked in a dark, muddy brown. I made the splashes of mud using my paisley stamps. I found a really neat set in the dollar section at Michael's a while ago and I really love how versatile it is. I use it for splashes on water pages too. :)

So the theme I chose was a challenge from The Studio Challenges. We were challenged to scrap something that we dislike about our job. I also have a love/hate relationship with my job as a Mom.

We had the most amazing time at the Park District's Mud Day party last year. We stayed and played for almost 2 hours, knee deep in mud. Well, the kids did...I stayed well enough away and just took pictures. I was so happy to see my kids so happy and carefree. Wow! Mom is actually giving us permission to get totally covered in mud!!! Hair, clothes, was. everywhere. So now, the part that I REALLY disliked...was the clean up. The supervisors brought in a truck with a hose to try to get most of it off of the kids before they went home. Not. even. close. Thankfully, they handed out plastic sheets to cover the car seats so we could all get home. I took them outside and hosed them off more. Not much better. My only chance of getting them clean was to bring them inside, strip them down and throw them in the shower. Even after I rinsed out the clothes and ran them through the washer, they still have a dingy look to them. What kind of mud was that??!!!
So now I have clean kids. I walked back into the bathroom...big mistake. They put their hands on the walls for balance, leaned on the walls of the shower, clogged the drain with clumps of mud and dirt. ick. I spent the next hour cleaning up after them.
And before we all went to bed....I checked their ears....ick.

So let's just say, Mud Day was fun, but I REALLY don't have to do that again....ever.


  1. This is sooooooooooo FUN! I loveeeeeeee the photos and the mud splashes!! Thanks soooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. wow they look like they are having so much fun...

    Don't forget to add this to our linking party at

  3. Great page : )
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays and The Studio x