Well, There’s Your Problem

This LO is from my trip to Montana with my sister and nephew to visit my parents.  Bless him.  This story cracks me up every time I look at these photos.  We’re still giggling over it!

Ethan Helping Fix Jeeves

Ethan Helping Fix Jeeves

The journaling is long, but if you want to read it, here’s the story:

On the way up to Montana, we had so much trouble with Lois’ Jeep, Jeeves.  The connector to the battery was bad, and who knew what else.  We stopped for gas at the Smith’s by the house, and already we had a 30 minute delay!  Fortunately Neil (of Neil’s Pro, across the street) came over and got us going.  Once we got to Montana, we had more problems, including an overnight park in town.  A new starter, new connector cables and new battery sorted it…. but I noticed a damp patch under Jeeves teh night before we were due to leave.  Dad checked the oil, and found we were 3 quarts down!

Ethan knew Papa was working on getting Jeeves ready to go home the next day and he was NOT impressed.  He was having such a good time he didn’t want to go home!  He had a bit of a cry, but working on the Jeep was too tempting.  He wanted to “Help Papa”.  So he got over his distress and went to work next to Papa.

He started poking at the tires and working through the tool box, being Papa’s Helper.  Then Papa needed a flashlight.  So, obviously Ethan did, too!  He climbed under the chasey and looked up with the light, and in a very worried little voice said, “Oh my!”  I was sitting beside him and looked over my shoulder at his momma and said, “That sounds expensive!”  Seriously, the kid sounded JUST like a shady mechanic spotting a quick profit!

18 June 2013


CS: Bazzil
PP: BasicGrey
Die Cuts: Spellbinders
Washi: MME, Queen & Co
Arrow: America Craft
Car: MME
Chevron Mask: Heidi Swapp
Acrylic Paint: American
Modling Paste: Liquitex
Font: Dear Lizzy
Pen: Marvy

If you can’t tell, the red chevron at the bottom is modeling paste through a Heidi Swapp mask, then I painted it red with acrylic paint.

Modeling Paste and Acrylic Paint

Modeling Paste and Acrylic Paint

I did this for the Child’s Play Challenge Blog.  They run a great challenge blog with fun inspiration.  Don’t let the name confuse you… they don’t expect LOs to necessarily about children… just that the inspiration is all related to children.  So anyone can play!  The challenges run for the full month, so you’ll have plenty of time to work them.  They also currently have a Design Team Call out, so if you’re interested in joining, get to work!


7 thoughts on “Well, There’s Your Problem

  1. tanbraelabs says:

    Great layout, and love the story!

  2. tanbraelabs says:

    Oops, hit the send button before I meant to. Wanted to ask, what is the die you used to cut the gears?

  3. Steffanie S says:

    Really fantastic layout, Adele. You do a fabulous job with layering embellishments—amazing, really! Such a boy page! Love how you used that lined paper to your advantage and just journaled away! Great story!

  4. Wendi R says:

    wow!!! great 2 pager and sooo love all the fun photos!!!!! VERY fun!!!! sooo glad you played along with Child’s Play blog!!!

  5. Love your double layout and it’s design! I love your embellies! Super great page!

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