Friday, February 13, 2009

In Zebs Words

I find Zeb inspiring already! But I really want to share her latest post. As artists it is an important post to read, and pass along.

Monday, February 9, 2009

How about some Valentines

Well since our household size increased by 2 it has gotten a bit harder to find any art time, let alone blog time too. Most of you know that Lyle and I are adopting my neice and nephew. They have been here a week now. Time management has never been my strong point anyway, so we are all learning here.
My MIL is coming to visit, she will be here Sunday. Then the week after she leaves all the kids start swimming, gymnastics, or tea kwon do classes. And at the end of the month I get to go on my annual ( though I missed out last year) Stamp Away Weekend with the girls! Oh so looking forward to that!
So until I have some new art to share- here are some cards I did about a month ago for a SCS challenge. The challenge was to make a card front only, something the kids could use for Valentine cards in class. This one is a good one for the little guys. Dylan is SOOO in to rockets, thanks to Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear. Too Infinity and Beyond!
This one is just cute for any girl. Oh yes, another part of the challenge was we could only use neutral colors, with red or pink. So even though I had intended this card for Shelby, I could not make the bug purple.

Hey, I remembered I had a Fiskars Border Punch, got to pull it out for this one.

This card is BIG! The stamp was big so the card had to be big. It is a full sheet of cs folded in half. Also used SC211 for this one.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

To Do List

How fun is this!!! I got this from Kristins blog You are suppose to bold the things you have done. I have accomplished 43/100.

1. Start your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii.
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain.
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris.
13. Watched a lighting storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch.
15. Adopted a child.
16. Had food poisoning.
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grow your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when your not sick.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a marathon.
28. Ridden a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset.
31. Hit a homerun.
32. Been on a cruise.
33.Seen Niagra Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors.
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truely satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michealangelos David.
41. Sung Karoake.
42. Seen Old Geyser erupt.
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a resturant.
44. Visited Africa.
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing.
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower.
51. Been scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive in movie.
55. Been in a movie.
56. Been to the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class.
59. Visited Russia.
60. Served at a soup kitchen.
61. Sold Girl Scout cookies.
62. Gone whale watching.
63. Got flowers for no reason.
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma.
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration camp.
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicoptor.
69. Saved a favorite toy from childhood.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar.
72. Pieced a quilt.
73. Stood in Times Square.
74. Toured the Everglades.
75. Been fired from a job.
76.Seen the changing of the guards in London.
77. Broken a bone.
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.
79. Been to the Grand Canyon.
80. Published a book.
81. Visited The Vatican.
82. Bought a brand new car.
83. Walked in Jerusalem.
84. Had your picture in the newspaper.
85. Read the entire Bible.
86. Visited the White House.
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox.
89. Saved someones life.
90. Sat on a jury.
91. Met someone famous.
92. Joined a bookclub.
93. Lost a loved one.
94. Had a baby.
95. Been to the Alamo.
96. Swam in The Great Salt Lake.
97. Been involved in a lawsuit.
98. Owned a cell phone.
99. Been stung by a bee.
100. Read an entire book in one day.

$6000 Smile, and dreaming of Spring.

Yep $6000. and she won't even look at the camera hours before those braces come off.
Well they are gone, she is looking at me, but is that a smile? Can't even turn her head towards me. Geez! Is it a rule that turning 13 means, turning against mom? I wanted to take a picture of her in the chair getting them off, but she refused.
Well anyway, I think her smile (on the rare occasion I get to see it) is one of the most beautiful sites in the world.

I started playing with some spring cards last Sunday before the flu hit our house. My poor little man is STILL sick today, but doing much better. The rest of us are a lot better.
So I got to finish up the cards I started. Pamela I need a large size BG texture stamp please!!!!

I love these leaves all popped up in different spots. The petals are roughed and fluffed too.

I just love this tulip set. Love it!!!

Ok, my first ever card with my first ever set of Nestabilities. I was hopeing the layers would be closer in size. Guess I have to buy several sets then huh? Not sure I like them well enough for that. I do want a couple of different shapes, but not all of them, thats just crazy.

I found this pattern paper on the back of the shelf. Must be the first pack of pattern paper I ever bought.