To my children he is "Uncle Kurt", but when they were younger they didn't quite get his name right. One child called him "Cookie" - that's pretty sweet. If you say "Uncle Kurt" you can hear all of those "K" sounds and understand where "Cookie" comes from.
My other son's name for him didn't come out quite as sweet - "Unca Dirt". But...I was doing a happy dance over this nickname when I realized that I had a stamp that said "Happy Dirtday"!!
The "dirtday" stamp comes from a Stampin' Up set called I Dig You - but the trucks in it seemed too young. He's my younger brother but given how old I am, he is no spring chicken either! I found an old Close To My Heart set called Little Builders that had more rugged trucks and he'll like the jeep as he used to do all of that rock-hopping, crazy jeep stuff. (Before he had two charming little girls who depend on him!!)
I used the sketch from Try Stampin' on Tuesday:
Guess what? I did it! For the first time IN MY LIFE, I experienced Black Friday (but it started on Thursday). It was a strange and unique experience that I don't care to repeat. Although I did learn from the people around me who became great friends in the 4 hours of sitting in the candy aisle at Walmart waiting for a TV to go on sale - that Walmart does Black Friday well. First, we didn't have to wait outside in the cold. Second, they had items distributed throughout the store and gave you maps when you walked in so you knew where to wait. Third, the people from the food court had coffee carts they wheeled around the store! I bet they have full-time staff that works all year on strategic planning for Black Friday. I did witness one fight over crockpots - seriously??!! My kids were bored...but we got everything on our list!!
- Stamps: Stampin' Up I Dig You, Close to My Heart Little Builder (old)
- Paper: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Stampin' Up Night of Navy, the Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby brand) Stonewashed
- Ink: Papertrey Ink Dark Chocolate, Stampin' Up Night of Navy and Crumb Cake
- Accessories: Creative Impressions Metal Loops, Stampin' Up Night of Navy Taffetta, EK Success border punch