Jeff was burning some wood last night and apparently unbeknownst to me he put the lighter on the bumper on the back of my truck. So today I went to Target to pick up a few things…one of those being the new Breaking Dawn soundtrack and when I got back out to the truck to put my stuff in the back, there it sat. I had to take a picture. I must drive pretty safely, cause it is about 10 miles or so to Target and I have to go down our road which is a dirt road. I showed Jeff the picture when he got home and he laughed. I put the lighter inside the truck for the ride home.
Today I got my Spice Cake Stationary Box class all figured out, I am such a procrastinator, I have had the class on the books forever and knew what I wanted to do but getting it done kept getting put off, so today I got it done and it is a…dor…able.
Here's the box closed. We had done this box at a Spring Fling event a year ago or so and we did it in pink.
Do you think I could find my notes with the dimensions? Nope. Not all my files got copied over to my laptop and I gave up looking, so basically I had to take this pretty pink box apart to get the measurements. But now I have them written down.
Added since original post…my sweet friend and upline Rhonda came to my rescue she had the PDF on her computer that we made for our event, so I am putting the PDF here, and please note that it is for the pink box, so I did not do any of the border punching for my Spice Cake box, but everything else is the same. Enjoy!!!
Download Stationary Box Directions
They'll make the box, and then four notecards with envelopes to go inside. This holds the notecards #107311 and not the standard size card. If you live in Arizona and want to attend the class, I need to know right away, I only have a few seats left.
So did you watch the CMA awards? I think I've missed it the last few years or only caught a bit of it. I did miss the beginning when they sang Footloose, but it's been a while since I gave my two cents on a show…so here goes…
Natasha Beddingfield who sang with Rascall Flatts, what the heck was up with her skirt? I almost think it was the Snuffleupagus, I mean at one point I swore I saw his trunk…
…if you watch the video below when the clock gets to 3:00, tell me if you don't see it…
…maybe that is why Miss Piggy was there.
Kellie Pickler looks awesome, the last time I saw her on a show she had put on quite a bit of weight and she got to present with Emmett from Twilight…lucky lucky girl.
Seems that ball caps are the new cowboy hats…and I'll be honest I love my man in his ballcap, and if it's a camo one, that's all the better…just a little me tidbit thrown in there for y'all.
Speaking of y'all, the new movie with Dolly Parton and Queen Latifah called Joyful Noise looks good.
Keith Urban sang and I thought he was having throat surgery?
The girl that sang with Kenny Chesney must not have gotten the memo that she would be sitting on a high up stool, cause she wore a short short dress…yikes! Good thing she plays a guitar which she could hide behind, and not a harmonica. She could have used part of Natasha's fur skirt.
Glen Campbell tribute, that made me cry, boy he had some amazing songs didn't he? I did not know he had Alzheimers. I am so glad they did the tribute now when he is still himself.
Lionel Richie, he has had some amazing songs too, BUT this was the CMA's which is country music. So I would have much preferred if they were going to sing the songs let the country people sing them in a country way by themselves and maybe have Lionel in the audience, I didn't mind the first and second songs, but his duet with Darius was awful.
Faith Hill has the longest legs.
Carrie Underwood's outfits, ugh…it was like The Jetsons or something, I think I only liked a couple of them, and that last one where you could see lots of cleavage, (no wonder Brad likes being co-host) she must have used strategically placed sticky strip or that would have been quite the final send off for the evening. Holy Mackerel.
Band Perry, wow what a night for them. I love them and looks like I need to go pick up their CD.
Sugarland, who the heck was that guy that sang with her? He could not stand still and I was waiting for him to split his pants he had his legs spread so wide.
Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton – their gonna need a bigger mantel.
Reba looked amazing as ever.
I think that is all I remember, I tried to take notes, but then my phone needed charging and that was where I was taking notes…ha!
I'm gonna say nightie night. Can you believe I am actually going to start a book tonight…a real live paper book…it's a hard cover and enormous. Stephen King's "Under the Dome", it's gotta weigh 10 pounds. Not looking forward to having that lay on my chest in bed while I read, but I bought it before I got my Nook. I think I own all Stephen King's book in hard back. He's one of my favorite authors, I always said if I could meet an author he would be number one on my list…of course there are so many others I love now that the list is longer.
Have an awesome Thursday, Grey's Anatomy looks like a good one…at least the commercials make it seem that way.
Thanks for stopping in, and listening to my blabbering.
Mz. Cookie says
I watched the video and I really could see Snuffleupagus and I had a good laugh but I was wondering how she kept that top on? I kept looking for duct tape but didn't see any…lol. loved your Stationary box…. thanx for sharing your wonderful creativity
You are such a hoot! As always, I have to agree with you. I think did see ole Snuffle hiding under there…LOL
Wish I lived in Arizona! Would love to make this awesome box! After you have the class perhaps you could do a tutorial. PLEASE! Thank you so much for your creativity!
Jacqui Lines says
Crap I forgot to PVR the show – I'll have to see if I can find it somewhere else. Ellen had Glen Campbell on her show a couple weeks back. He sang – it was sad to know he has Alzheimer's. I totally saw the trunk on that skirt – that was hideous!
I'll give you more feed back when I watch the show…but yeah..The Band Perry – awesome and so is their CD!!
Doris D. says
Great minds run together! The minute Natasha appeared on stage in the skirt I told my husband she looks like Snuffleupagus. That skirt was hideous. I agree with all your assessments of the night.
Pinky Roth says
Di, the fact that the lighter stayed on your bumper is amazing!
I love the box you created. I would love to be able to make one.
I, too, watched the CMA. I did not watch it all, but I did see most of it and I totally agree w/all your comments about it. I was so glad that they gave the tribute to Glen Campbell now before it would be too late.
I agree I hope Greys is as good as they make the commercial sound.
I am going to make the roast today…
Wendy Carr says
Thanks for my morning laugh! I hadto watch the video, and you're SO right!
Susan Z says
You are so funny!!! I watched the video and I saw Snuffle's trunk, too!!! TFS
Andrea Thompson says
I faithfully read your blog and I don't think I have ever left a comment before. . . .shame on me! BUT, I couldn't resist today. First of all, you crack me up. I'm ashamed to say that most stamp blogs I check out I just look at their projects and don't take the time to read their "blabberings" as you put it. ; ). But, I ALWAYS read yours. You make me laugh, you make me feel like im a friend, and you inspire me! Yet, we've never formally met. I have seen you at Convention, but next time, I'm gonna stop you and give you a hug! Ha ha ha
I just wanted you to know that you have touched a strangers heart . . In a good way. Thanks for all your "blabberings", and all your inspiration.
Have a wonderful day.
OMG – I so totally see Snuffy in the front of that dress!!!! That is so funny!!
I tell you, reading your blog is the highlight of my day! Have a wonderful Thursday!
Michelle Gray says
Hi Di. Thanks for the run down on the CMA. Growing up when I did, of course I was a fan of Glen Campbell. He definitely deserved a tribute.
Quick question. Are you going to offer a pdf of the project shared in this post? Hope so.
I 2nd Jacqui's CRAP!!! I forgot it was on too. My sister Facebooked that Natashia was wearing the shag carpet from her old house. LOL I hope I can watch it on the internet or maybe they will replay it on the Contry Music channel. I do love reading your posts and feel the same as Andrea. You are so funny. If I lived in Arizona, I would love to take your classes. Atlanta is a far little drive.
who dressed her? lol
I ditto everyone else, you're blog is a hoot to read! I don't read most, I skim.. not yours 😎
Diana – will you be offering the tutorial for sale for the stationary box? I would love to make one! Thanks!
Dorene Donaldson says
Saw your video this am, then at dinner tonight my husband and I discussed the show, because I must have taken a nap during the first hour…any way I asked him what he thought of Natasha outfit, and he said it was some kind of fur thing…I said like a Snuffleupagus and he said yes….So we just got home from dinner, and watched the video again, and laughed and laughed, and he found it in more spots also.. what a hoot…do you realize what fun you bring to so many every day? I also must read your blog every day. Thanks, Dorene In California
Carol Guerard says
Hi, I would also love the directions for the box, it is one that can be used for all occassions. thanks for sharing. Happiness. Carol G.
Helen Lebrett says
I saw his trunk too!!!! yep, kinda makes you wonder who dressed her, and what she was on to think that looked ok to wear in public 😀
Linda Hellem says
I would love to learn how to make this stationary box, it is perfect for gift giving.
Could I please get the instructions from you?
hi diana! i wish i lived near you so i could come to this class too! any chance you could share the directions, please? i would love to make one for a gift i need this upcoming week! thank you so much for always keeping me entertained, laughing and inspired!!
Alanna N says
Oh wow, that box is great!! Off to check out the instructions now 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Dee in N.H. says
LMAO!!! Who told her that skirt was cool???? And what IS that trunk doing under there? What a hoot!
Wendy Hawkinson says
I love the stationery box. The Spice Cake button is a to die for accent. 🙂
I LOVE my The Band Perry cd. It is REALLY good. Please tell me that I really didn't hear that Lionie Richie had a country cd coming out. Sorry, but he doesn't do it for me. Now Blake Shelton–yum!