Monday, August 30, 2010
I know this was the July stamp of the month, but I still cannot get enough of these adorable hedgehogs. I used Magic moments scraps and Happy Birthday stamps as well. Another busy week. I'm hoping I'll manage some time to create. One of my goals for this school year is to find time every week for card making and scrapbooking.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
I used Oliver for this card. The papers are CTMH Moon Doggie. The surfer x-ing sticker is from the Moon Doggie Stickease.
I haven't posted much because I started back to work this week. School starts on Monday, so I've been busy, busy. I've also had a health issue, which put me in the emergency room (I won't bore you with details) and a minor car accident. I backed right into another car in the school parking lot. One of the parents from Austin's class. It was completely mortifying. I'm hoping it only gets better from here. We have a BBQ at school tomorrow, and I still need to go finish the bulletin boards in my classroom.
The good news is that I did create enough cards today to post for the rest of the week :)
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
pictures from Legoland. I wanted to make posters out of the Lego photos we took and use them as artwork for the playroom walls. While mine aren't as artistic as Becky's, I think they are perfect for the boys' playroom, which is now more of a Lego room anyway.
I made the posters through Costco. My only complaint was that I couldn't drag and drop the photos where I wanted. I had to keep hitting the shuffle photos until I got the layout I wanted. It took over an hour. Collage posters: $5.99 each. Frames at Michaels: $6 each. Can't complain.
Friday, August 13, 2010
It proved trickier than I thought since the kit used all the Olive and Smokey Plum papers, while the Stickease were mostly Hollyhock. Other than a couple of embellishments and thank you stamps, I only used the kit and Stickease. I still have lots more card bases and scraps left, but here's what I accomplished today. Not bad for a $4 kit (or even a full price kit at $9.95).
Sorry the pics are a little on the light side.
This one was my favorite. I ruffled the B&T paper and used ribbon and a rub on.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
I used Splendor papers and the Hot Diggity stamp set. I love this little owl. I didn't have any ribbon with me, so I had to fake it with some background paper :)
Last night I got to meet one of my stamping idols, Sparkle Smith. I've been blogging/facebook friends with Sparkle for gosh, I don't know, four years or so. When she heard we were going to be in Seattle, she suggested we meet up. While I would have loved a stamping play date, that wouldn't have been fair to my family, so we went to dinner instead. I must say, she is a sweetheart in person :)
If you haven't seen her blog or her new line of stamps, be sure to check them out!!
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Watch out for dinosaurs!
And butterflies. Austin wasn't going to leave the butterfly garden until one landed on him. This one did, and then wouldn't leave :)
Trying out the contortionist box.
Cone was supposed to be for checkers.
When we got back, we got some disappointing news. One of the highlights of the trip was going to be to go to the Mariners game Friday night to see Mike Sweeney play. I've known him since I was five, and always love getting a chance to see him in action. Unfortunately, yesterday he was traded to the Phillies. Good news for him since he'll have a chance at a ring, but bad news for us because we won't get to see him. Why couldn't they have waited until this weekend?!
Today was day 2 at the Seattle Center. The boys wanted to come back and try the circus acts that were to crowded yesterday at the Science Center.Tightrope walkers:
Then we went up in the Space Needle. Austin has been begging to go all week. We had a lot of fun, but it was a little hazy. We were also hoping the Blue Angels would fly over while we were up there, but they didn't start practicing until an hour later :(
After the Space Needle, we fulfilled one of Brendan's requests and rode the monorail downtown. We had lunch and walked around a little. We were going to go to the aquarium, but the boys were too tired. We got to sit in front of the monorail on the way back. At first Brendan was upset, but he ended up loving it!