“Mean Mommy Award”

Have you ever gotten the “Mean Mommy Award”???  If you are a mom, you know what I am talking about!  Well, I got it today.  You won’t believe what I did to earn it!  I made my kids take more pictures in the bluebonnets!  I tricked them on the way home from church (while they had on their pretty clothes) and told them we were taking a little detour on the way home……….Yes, I threatened to take away every cellular device and television in the house for one whole week if they didn’t co-operate.  I had to use my “mean mommy voice” and everything!  BUT, it worked!  I got alot more photos……..including this one 🙂   I guess by now you think I deserved that award……..but that’s OK, just wait ’til you see my scrapbook pages!

So, what have you done to get the “Mean Mommy Award”???  I really need some sympathy here!


Today’s Stampin’ Up! project is a Candy Bar Slider.   The first photo shows the candy bar inside the holder and the second photo shows the candy bar “sliding” out of the holder when you pull on the bow.  The ribbon is wrapped ALL THE WAY around the candy bar to create the sliding motion.  This one was made for a hostess gift, but I also gave one to a friend for her birthday and stamped “Celebrate” at the bottom.  These little sliders look hard, but they are really quite easy……..they just look impressive, without all the fuss.  You can change the size of your cardstock, depending on the size of the candy bar.  If you need the details, make sure you let me know.  There are several “slider” variations that you can check out on Split Coast Stampers.   I made several of these for Valentine’s Day and used “mini” candy bars.  Each slider only took 1/4 sheet of cardstock, so they were super inexpensive.  These make really cute gifts!

Supplies Used:  Stamps:  Buds Basics, Fundamental Phrases; Cardstock:  Purely Pomegranate; Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, White Craft Ink; Designer Series Paper:  So Saffron Prints; Ribbon:  Purely Pomegranate Double Stitched;  Accessories:  Sticky Strip, Dimensionals.

Charles is slowly feeling a little bit stronger.  Key word there is “SLOWLY”.   He wants to snap back much faster than his body is allowing!  Thank you for all of your well-wishes.  


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  1. I love the bluebonnet pictures! You will have to let me know where you took these. I have been looking for a good patch to get some pictures in and I just haven’t found one yet!

  2. Love the pics of your girls in the bluebonnets. The Lord has blessed you and Charles with 3 very beautiful girls. So glad to hear Charles is doing as well as he is. God has answered prayers!!

  3. Loved the bluebonnet pictures. The ones I have seen around Dallas have too much tall “other grasses” for them to be very impressive. The girls have beautiful smiles. That is not the
    kind of response when I used the “mean mommy” tactics
    in long past years. Thanks for your cute SU ideas, too!

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