Monday, August 23, 2010

Online class


I am so excited to have signed up for an online tutorial with Karla and Beth
Can't wait to get started

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Good Ending to a Long Week

The past two weeks have been long stress filled and did I say long and stressful. I really looked forward to this week end to just relax and enjoy a class at Mystic. All my wishes were fulfilled.

My week started with a theft. Someone had the nerve to not only come onto my property during daylight but also while I was sitting watching TV in my living room. I guess they couldn't get the extension cord unplugged so she cut it. I couldn't get to the driveway fast enough to catch her or get the plate number. Geesh an extension cord??? So I have had a feeling of insecurity and a little fearfulness since. Slowly ever so slowly that feeling is leaving.


Today was just what I needed. A day to play with Sadera and Jenn and Tina We met at TC Eggington's for breakfast. After a yummy filling breakfast of fritatas we headed to Mystic Paper to take a fun class with Tricia


Sadera& Jenn at breakfast


Tricia was demonstrating the Cannon Selphy printer. To say we all loved it is such an understatement. Tricia was so generous and printed many pics for all of us to add to a 7 Gypsies mini journal book

Jenn & Sadera working on their mini journals

The calendar option of the printer

The 2x2 option

Another special effects option

My little 7 Gypsies journal. Still working on it








Despite the stifling heat and humidity it was a great day. Thanks Tina for sharing the day with us.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Expectations not fulfilled

Well this weekend I had huge expectations of getting the front yard cleaned up, the pool fixed and my disaster of a scrap room cleaned up. Need I say none of the three came to pass. The landscapers were a no show. I waited all day for them to come haul the tree away and nope nothing. I have a feeling Sheriff Joe may be the cause. My neighbors landscapers didn't come either and he has the same theory. Pool repair people called and an "emergency" prevented them from coming so rescheduled for next week. Then we come to the ROOM the mother of all messes. It is a disaster that is for sure. I had such good intentions, but..... as I was putting things away, throwing things away and generally trying to organize and destash I happened upon the ceiling tin tiles I had purchase from Mystic Paper a long time ago. I thought it would make a great mini album of Les Sirenes event I attended in California in July. So out came the Graphic 45 beach papers and away I went. Time flew as I put together this album. I used a lot of the wrappings, tags and embellishments I had collected from the event. The general pages are completed and I even have some photos put in it. Still need to add more photos and journaling to complete. I am pleased with the project and am anxious to really finish it.

Friday after work I made a perilous mad dash to Mystic to pick up more Graphics45 Steampunk Thinking this is my favorite yet. Have a few ideas for these papers but I really need to attack that room and get it cleaned up before I do anything else.

Cover of the album. Wish I had picked up a few more of these tin tiles

Inside pages







So the weekend is over and tomorrow it is back to work. I think the weekends just fly by or maybe it is I try to squeeze too much into them.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

A Little Trim Please

This has been one week that I am so glad is over. I am hoping that next week is going to be a much better one. Tuesday when I got home from work a big branch from the olive tree in my front yard was laying in the yard. I was lucky that it missed my house. Fast forward to today. TJ rounded up the troops and they all descended on my house with fresh croissants to take care of the BIG branch. Well they decided to take down a few more branches to protect the house. Ummmmm Jennifer, Sadera and I were sent to Home Depot for a chain saw. When we got back over half the tree was down and a short time later the whole tree was lying on the ground. Little Anthony had a huge blister on his and from using the small saw to cut up the branches. After cleaning up the mess and filling TJ's truck with as much as we could we all showered and headed to lunch. Time to celebrate John's birthday

My huge olive tree pre it's trim!!!


The fallen branch

Anthony working so so hard cutting the tree up

And the little trim turned into a take down!!

The girls!!!!

The guys

Another yummy lunch at Cornish Pasty, lots of conversation and laughs
Thanks kids for helping today