Sunday, July 30, 2006
I still am working on my A-Z album from last weekend. Geesh I am beginning to wonder if and when I will get it done.
Pool was cleaned yesterday and I see it is dirty again with leaves and debris. So guess I better head on out and clean it up AGAIN.
Can't believe it is Sunday so soon and it is back to work again tomorrow. I have class on Friday at DM to look forward to and class at Jan's on Wed so not too busy just enough.
Friday, July 28, 2006
We were looking for the SHE book, couldn't find that but did find these wonderful figures with great sayings. The Mermaid is hanging from the bathroom mirror and the other 3 have yet to find a resting place to my liking. I think they will move frequently in the next few days.
On to Michaels to find some stenciling stuff and paint. But look what I found. These folders (6 of them) came in a pack and I think they will make a great album. I have a picture of it in my head so lets see if I can get it to work. I also got the little notecards to use as journaling tags.
And that was about the extent of my day. Lunch at Crackers. A run to Target to find the elusive document boxes, and of course Costco which I already posted about and am now home. Ready for a nap or something.
Monday, July 24, 2006
We had a BBQ yesterdaywith all the family. Totally fun day. Jenn andI were taking lots of pics of swimming and other things. Mr A wanted to take pics so I gave him the camera. What a hoot. He framed each person for like 10 minutes and then took the pic. So above is some of the pics he took. Mine is awful of me not the pic he took, just me, so guess what no one is seeing thatone. Can you tell we were all tired after swimming??
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Beth and Colleen at Mystic Paper with Kim the owner in the background. We were early and Kim was cleaning up and getting ready for our class. A marathon class by the way. 11-3 no breaks at all of our choice.
The tradition continues as we decorate a "birthday bonnet" for the BD girl. Hat is from Australia from Colleen and then I used flowers, Tulle and old lace and old jewelry to embellish it.
What along day. Class at Mystic Paper was very involved, lots of new techniques faux finishes, . Each letter of the alphabet had a different finish. We made it through all the alphabet letters that required special techniques and still have to finish the more simpler ones. Front and back cover is done other than that our books are in a state of not being completed. Lots more work to keep me busy.
After the class, well we left before class was officially over, it was off to Houstons for Beth's dinner. As usual great food and company.
A busy day and we were exhausted. Pics of book will be coming. Our instructor suggested that we take pics of each page so as I had the camera I have pics so can let you see what the book is supposed to look like.
Kids coming for BBQ and swim and I have no food so guess it is better that I get dressed and head to the store!!!
Saturday, July 22, 2006
so first class was with Kim K and we made this sweet little friend album.
As usual can't get these pics to upload in order but this is my bag packed and ready to go
Poor pic but this is where I spent my day
Food from the cheesecake factory was sooo good and rich and fattening but.... Goodie bags given to all of us were amazing and yes folks I one a prize surprise surprise as I never ever win anything. So a great day and nite.
Now on to Beth's celebration which starts at Mystic Paper and ends at Houston's
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Saturday is Beth's Birthday and we are taking a class and then celebrating her birthday at Houstons, And finally Sunday kids all coming for a BBQ and swimming. Busy weekend!
More details to come. I'm charging the camera and my cell phone and I'm packed for the classes and crop so all is good. Later
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Class at my favorite store Devine Memories with one of my favorite instructors last nite. A really good class and the end product is pictured. It was different doing a page on myself. So anyways here is the finished product. A couple of days of rest and then Friday, Saturday and Sunday are going to be packed full. Classes all day Friday and crop Friday nite at DM for Autism. Saturday class and Beth's BD celebration and Sunday kids all coming to my house for BBQ and swimming. Busy end to a hot hot hot week here in Arizona
Sunday, July 16, 2006
I was told by the guy selling it to me that it is from Germany and that this is a bread box storage thingy. Ta da.
Colleen's is white with a blue top and is in the more traditional shape. So if the seller is to be believed I have an old German bread box that I'm going to put scrapbooking supplies in. Regardless of age I love it.
I had fogotten to post these pics with my post of last nite, so here they are. What is this??? Can anyone guess?? I bought it at the antique store yesterday and am going to use it for storage of something. Just not sure what yet. Colleen bought 2 of these in different shapes and sizes. So here are some clues:
#1. It is old ( ya good clue since I bought it at an antique store)
#2. It is from a country that starts with a "G"
#3. It was used to store a food product
Ok any guesses? My sister and of course Colleen know the answer. I will give the answer in my next blog post! Leave me a comment if you think you know.
Off to clean the pool. The big wind left many leaves etc in my pool.
Saturday, July 15, 2006
Surprise on my doorstep when I got home. My Scrapmuse monthly scrapbook kit arrived complete with the much anticipated candy bar. I get one candy bar a month when my kit is delivered. Now it is hot here so I will leave to your imagination the condition of the candy bar. I threw it in the refrig so hopefully it will recover from liquid to a somewhat misshapen bar. A really good kit as usual and there are stamps which is new for me. Apparently this is not a new thing and stamps and inks are often included in the kit. Lots of paper. I know I need more paper. So off to put it all away.
Friday, July 14, 2006
It was so hot in the store that one lady passed out, I'm thinking she saw her bill, but I'll go along with the heat story, that they had to walk her to her car with all her bags. They handed out these cute little water bottles as you went in. Of course we got ours going out but water is water. Aren't these bags just too cute??
Ok so the new Stampin Up catalog for 2006-2007 came out the last week of June. Yeap all of you that know my competive, addictive ways know that I had to order right away. Thanks Jan for putting in that first order for all of us. And yes Colleen beat me she got way more than me. I'm being conservative ya right. Actually I am being good as I'm waiting for the coupon in August to order the much wanted coveted stamp, punch, ink pad tin. Ha Colleen I get 12 free cards naner naner since I'm waiting. Anyway order arrived last night and I have it in my hot little hands today. Now to use them. I'm a great collector of paper, stamps and tools.
Off to Nordstroms with Ms Colleen. Big sale. I'm not buying (smirk smirk)
Thursday, July 13, 2006
We put together a magnet board. I love the board and actually was going to put it in my scraproom but... Hmm I'm thinking that I mite hang it in the kitchen dining area as these are the colors I want in my kitchen area. Guess I will need to see if I can find paint. I would like to paint the cupboards the sand color. Another project another day.
Tomorrow we hit Nordstroms sale. Not buying anything ha ha ha
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Jan's part 2 Christmas card class, total of 12 cards. I now have 24 cards for Christmas. Mite help to mail them huh?
Summer page. I'm learning tons of new techniques, brushing on previously learned techniques. Class tomorrow nite. More later
Sunday, July 09, 2006
Sadera's last dance recital was held on June 17. She looked so pretty and so grown up in her outfits. Since this was her last year at this studio it was pretty special. The studio did not hire a photographer so one of the mom's took pics. Really turned out well.
Friday, July 07, 2006
The 3 cards we made during the open house at Jan's.
Weekend is ahead, one would hope the humidity will leave and we can have just nice hot weather. No big plans for the weekend. Class at DM on Sat and probably lunch with Colleen for sure and maybe Beth. Just a relax and enjoy weekend.
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Colleen's Picasso masterpiece!
Jan trying to figure out what Colleen is creating. After we finished the cards we played with all Jan's stuff. Too fun.
Colleen and Michelle
Still playing with eyelets and my crop-a-dial. Putting eyelets in anything metal Ican find. Here is the latest project
Stampin Up open house tonite with John's grilled shrimp. Hopefully Colleen will save usall some. Should be fun as we get to play with new stamp sets from the new 2006-2007 catalog. Jan's make-n-takes are always neat
Tuesday, July 04, 2006
So, a very quiet day here, but a good day. I shopped, laid in the pool for an hour and played with being creative. All in all good day. Hope everyone is having a safe and good 4th of JULY