Tuesday, July 6, 2010

We're having a heatwave,

a tropical heatwave. Come folks, sing it with me!

Well, to say it is hot here in NYC is beyond an understatement. It is over 100 degrees now. We've been in a heatwave for days now and there's no end in sight. Yesterday on the news, they said the concrete temperature was 140 degrees. Is that egg frying temperature or what? The city has even set up cooling centers as the heat is life threatening now.

Even my kitties are feeling the heat. I took a wet towel yesterday and wet them down a bit and it seemed to help them. I'm also trying to keep them in the a/c but they all have their own special sleeping places so it's hard to keep them all in one room.

I spent the weekend hibernating in the house in order to stay cool but I wasn't sleeping. I was busy creating. I got 12 los done over the 3 days and even 3 hrs worth of cleaning and reorganizing my stash corner. Not a record amount of los for me but I took my time with them. I'm still not convinced they are all quite finished, though. I think some of them need titles or just a little something more.

Here is one of them. We did a swap a while back wherein we made circles in a summer theme. I figured with the heatwave, this was a good time to use them so I threw this lo together using some of the great work that I got back from the swap. Lisa should recognize her circle in the upper left corner. Good stuff, right? Forgive me for not knowing right off hand who did the other circle but it was so cute with the ice cream cone that I went looking for pics that would work with it. I also used my new Stampin' Up border punches on this lo. I can't quite figure out how to get a perfect corner on all 4 corners using the corner border punch in conjunction with the regular border punch. There must be a trick or I'm just too darn blond to get it. Oh, that pretty little yellow butterfly; that's Lisa's work, too!
Here is another one. This was completely not my usual style. I hardly ever use red but I found this beautiful black velvet paper and I had to use it. I should have left more of it visible but it sure feels nice to the touch. I also used another one of Stampin' Up's border and corner border punches. Again, same problem getting perfect corners but I'm determined to get it. I just need to practice some more. Those itty bitty hearts in the corners were also made using a Stampin' Up punch. Guess you could say I was "punchy" over the weekend.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you are keeping cool wherever you are.


Kathi said...

Serene! I never thought to use our CJ circles for this CJ. What a clever idea and you turned it a great page.

Your heart page is really different and it too is a great page. The black velvet just set off the photo perfectly.

Very cool indeed!

luv46kdz said...

Serene, the red lo is just gorgeous! You were a busy bee this wkend staying inside with that heat was the way to go!

Barb said...

Woowee Serene!! You were busy, busy!! These LO's are great!! Love the red!! I would love to touch that black paper!! I think you did great on the corners. I always was not satisfied with my corners on punches. Never got them exactly like I wanted. All those pics were super cute!!

It has been hot here but finally after four days of solid rain it is only 90 now!! But everything is pretty and green and super soggy!!

Hope you get a break soon.

courtney said...

Well, I'm melting along with you, Serene. Glad you're staying inside, cool and creative through this heat!
Love, love, love the summer layout...great usage of those circles!

Melissa said...

What a great way to use your circle! Your LO is great. I love the summery colors, the gingham, and all the other pretty summery accents!

Your hearts LO is so beautiful. You definitely were "punchy"! hehe

I can't believe you got 12 LOs done in 3 days! Great job!