I had a great time with my Mom, it has been many, many years since it's been just the two of us alone together, and we had a great time catching up, reminiscing and working on her memory album. We made some good progress on it and discovered a bunch more photographs that we'd missed on our first perusal through the family photo albums so I've more picture scanning to do in my future LOL!
I got home to three very happy pups and a lonely hubby; he has informed me that I'm not allowed to leave him alone for that long ever again as he was getting very tired of talking to himself; the pups aren't great conversationalists apparently :O) I also got back to a swarm of mosquitoes and a garden that has leaped up out of the ground; lots of weeding to do which will require a lot of mosquito spray in order to accomplish it. Hopefully the skitters won't last too long if we get some hot weather; love summer but the bugs not so much!
I also discovered on my return home that I had a swap due for my Mixed Media Studio group at the end of May that I'd totally missed; I had the due date wrong and went merrily on my way to visit with my Mom without getting it finished. So I've been cutting, gluing and embellishing like crazy the last couple of days to get it finished to send off to my swap partner. It is a micro mini photo album, using the technique taught in this YouTube video by J Ann B Designs:
It's very cute and works up quite quickly and I managed to get it finished today, here's my version:
And since I messed up on the due date, I also made my partner an Alice In Wonderland postcard, using a postcard kit that I got from Crafty Secrets:
The 'Eat Me', 'Drink Me' tags were ones I found online awhile back and unfortunately there was no attribution on the file I downloaded, so if anyone knows where they came from please let me know so I can credit the designer. They are too cute and perfect for this postcard.
I'll get the album and the postcard into the mail tomorrow, 5 days later than it should have been sent which makes me crazy but not much I can do about it at this stage. It has lit a fire under me though, so I am going to work on and FINISH all my other swaps and challenges due for the end of this month tout de suite so I don't do this again anytime soon.
And with that being said, I best get off of this computer and get back to work. Hope you are all having a wonderful creative week and I'll be back soon with some more finishes. Talk again soon!