Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Substitute Bus Driver

So my day started out a little crazy. We were waiting at the bus stop this morning, and our bus driver was 30 minutes late.....yes, 30!!!! That usually only means one thing....substitute bus driver. Well, I knew there was no way the kiddos would be on time to school, but when it's the whole bus that's late, that's life, I guess. Whenever we have a day like that, it makes me glad that I give our bus drivers goodies on most of the holidays...they deserve it! Here is a little project I made for today. I have a cousin and a friend who both just celebrated birthdays. Now, I'll just admit this.....I am horrible at getting things mailed out on time. I don't know why, but I am. So, planning for my procrastination, I decided to make them little boxes I could fill up with chocolate or cookies. I went with cookies. Snickerdoodles, actually, cut into little bars to fit in the boxes better. I only ended up 2 days late getting those delivered, whereas if I'd have gone with cards, they would probably still be waiting on my desk.

I love this new little template from Papertrey. It is really easy to make. The thing that took the very longest was waiting for the background stamping to dry so I didn't smear it too much. And do you like the Kraft with Enchanted Evening? I do. I love this shade of blue, and I love it paired with Kraft. For my cousin's I decided to make a red one, since I know she likes red. She's not a pink girl, and that's okay. I can make red things now. Yes, the background stamping isn't very even on the red one. It actually looked okay until the flap got closed. Now it looks like I just forgot to stamp that section, instead of it looking kind of old and worn off, which is what it's supposed to look like.

Enjoy your day wherever you are. The kiddos have ballet and flag football tonight, so I'm sure by the time I get home I'm gonna be beat!

Stamps: River City Rubber Works, SU Upsy Daisy, PTI Background Basics: Text Style
Ink: PTI Enchanted Evening, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy
CS: PTI Enchanted Evening, Kraft, Pure Poppy, White
Accessories: PTI Enchanted Evening Ribbon, Ribbon from Joann's
My Timeless Templates: Tucked Away


Chris said...

these are frekin adorable!!! love the blue and kraft...i gave up on bus drivers...i drive mine now...this way i don't have anymore stress...>"<

Kerri said...

OOH, I'm going to have to check out that template!!! I love them both, Rebecca!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

These are great boxes. What an interesting shape. I especially like the blue and brown one.

Susan Raihala said...

WOW! What a great way to use the daisies!!!! These boxes are wonderful. And snickerdoodles...oh, my. No one will mind if things are a tad late with snickerdoodles!

Michelle said...

What a way to start the day - ack! A girl at work, her 2nd grader was an hour late getting home on the bus yesterday: the bus driver got "confused" and took them to a subdivision on the far out side of town!
These are cute - - easy, you say? Really? I'm skeered. Make more and then I'll decide ;)

laurie said...

Love the boxes. I need to check out that PTI template!

Reminds me...I have some news...

SU announced that demos cant mention other companies or products on their blogs,facebook,twitter, links either. Demos have to sign an agreement.

I'm not too fond of that idea so I'm quitting as an SU demo. I enjoy my blog and dont like the idea of sencorship!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Ok, you've sold me. I have to get this template and copy your idea.

30 mins late? Sheesh, I would collapse. I HATE being late which turns me into godzilla mom in the mornings because I can't allow my kids to be late. It's very stressful for me. I think I may have some sort of disorder. LOL Even though being late would be the bus driver's fault I would still collapse. We live too close to the school for a bus ride (or a car ride) and I walk the kids to school and walk them home. I only drive them when it storms or is extremely cold and it takes about 30 seconds to get there.

Tenia Nelson said...

Love these!!!!!

Tasha Hickert said...

Love your boxes!! That blue is super with kraft, but I might like the red box better?

Guess I'll quit complaining that my daughter's bus time fluctuates 4minutes!! Our driver's are usually spot on, but we have a new one on that bus. We have 3 different buses in the morning so if 1 was late 30 minutes I would die. lol