Archives for February 26, 2016

‘Whistle While You Work”

sweetsurprisefeb2016Last week, I was in the store with Leao and the boys and I came across this kettle. I immediately was drawn to the color and design. I walked over and picked it up and Leao came over and said, “Let me buy it for you.” I immediately said no. So off we went. A few days later I kept thinking about it but didn’t go back.

Well yesterday, after a long day of orthodontist appointments and book club meetings, the boys and I came home to find Leao home from work. We began putting our stuff away and gettting settled in and as I walked through the kitchen, I saw this beauty on my stovetop.  I was so thrilled. I immediately picked it up and discovered something I didn’t before, the words on the spout, “Whistle While you work”.  (think Snow White and the Dwarfs) Oh my goodness that is so cute.

Leao knows I love all things tea and I expecially love whistling tea kettles. It is so stinkin’ cute I can’t stop looking at it. It even comes with it’s own oven mit (see top left photo) to prevent burns when handling it. I keep putting the mitt on the counter nex to the stove when I make tea so I won’t forget.

I love it so much and I love that he knew it was still on my mind and got it for me. Love that guy.

Happy tea time my friends!


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 21 & 22


Hello Everyone! Yesterday was so nice. The weather for here was so sunny and warm for this time of year. I did finish coloring the image from day 21 and made a card yesterday. But I had to run the boys to the orthodontist and then take Apollo for his book club and never managed to write my post for yesterday. So I combining yesterday with today’s post.

day21aSo I almost cried when my Copic spit up on my paper. Sometimes if the markers are overfilled or from shipping they might needing to be decompressed (take both caps off for a second), they will all of the sudden push out a large amount of ink.  Well while I was coloring her tights, my marker put out a bunch of ink. Let’s say that it is great to know that I was the only one in my craft room because I didn’t say nice things. To add to the pain, I couldn’t find more copic paper to reprint the image to start over. So I decided to make a teaching moment of it – what to do with mistakes.

day21bSo I added stickers and I can honestly say if it happened up higher near her head, I wouldn’t mind but I did not like the cover-up on the chair. But I pushed on and mounted it on some coordinating cardstock and mounted that on some embossed cardstock in hopes to distract the eye from the hearts. I also said I would reveal the quote I chose for the inside of the card and here it is:

day21cNow for today, I chose another Mayzy Art image. Isn’t she cute with her little cupcake?

day22aI started with her skin and hair but I have to admit, I knew I wanted her skirt to be a jean skirt before I even started coloring. I love when I know the colors I want to use right away. Love it!

day22bI haven’t finished her but will get back to her tomorrow and make a card for her.

Happy coloring and have a great weekend!



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