Monday, August 10, 2009

Treats and Heat

Summer has more than arrived in NC. It's hot! 93 degrees in the forecast today + NC humidity and I'm staying indoors where the AC is running, thankfully. My scrapping space is in our attic bedroom. I love the light, privacy, the storage I've wrangled from every drawer and inch of closet space, and most of all that I can leave a mess and no one sees it. The trade-off for this bit of crafty heaven is a taste of the other world. It gets really warm up there. So Saturday I packed up a couple of boxes of supplies and am camped out downstairs until things cool off.

Fortunately I had dinner with a friend last night to distract us from the climbing temperatures and growing to-do lists. The photo is a little hostess treat bag I made using a half piece of designer paper, a couple of punches and a little scrap cardstock and ribbon.
Also while I was staying in during the hottest part of the day, I read a book by Sarah Strohmeyer, The Secret Lives of Fortunate Wives. I consider myself very fortunate but not in the same sense as these women but then I don't have their secrets, thankfully. I like her more recent books a little better. Still this was enjoyable and part of the plot seemed to be ripped right from the headlines except she wrote the book before certain current events came to light. Not only an entertaining writer but insightful too.

Ingredients: DSP from Stampin' Up (I don't remember which one, it's discontinued, and I'd have to go back upstairs to check out the name. You don't want me to do that, do you?)
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie
Ink: Ruby Red marker
Stamp: from Make It Count by Stampin' Up!
Tempting Turquoise button
Ribbon from Hobby Lobby, I think.

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