I went to a wonderful retreat last weekend in Carefree, Arizona and worked on scrapbooking projects all weekend. This is the 16 x 20 canvas project that I did as an extra project. It matches the colors of my home and looks so pretty on my wall. I am so happy with how it turned out.
Today I worked on Thanksgiving cards for my family....I used a Dustin Pike Digi stamp. If you want his stamps check out his blog at Dustinpike.com He gives a free one every week and adorable sets for purchase. I love his designs! OH HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!
Here is the new Soccer Banner. I am, ho hum, so tired of purple. I hope we get a color change next season. Of course I also said that last season and we got purple again! I think I am also running out of ideas. Anyway...I made the girls a chili pepper because the team name is Salsa. It actually truned out better then I thought it would. Hope the girls like it tomorrow when they see it for the first game.
This just crack me up. I wanted to have a layout on my new magnetic frame in the motor home. I did not have any pictures that fit the 4th of July theme yet for this year so...I took a picture of our traveling mascot "Rooster Coogborn" It works for me!
I participated in an online challenge today and these are a couple of the pictures I took of Chloe and Taylor playing in the pool to add to the layout. I love the colors of the kit. I hope I win I would like to get the whole kit. Aren't they cute! What wonderful weather we are having.
I am working on my card for my dad for Father's Day. I started with this 12 x 12 layout and I resized it down to a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 and this is the card i am now working on.....It is going to be very basic...not my normal flowers, ribbons or stickles and bling...but that would not be my Dad's style anyway.
It was a tough game this week with a really tough opposing team. I was lucky to get this shot of Chloe deflecting the Soccer ball off her head. Pure Luck. We lost the game 1 -3 but it was an exciting game to watch. Salsa played very hard and really kept the heat on the other team. It was also hot. Thank goodness we had an 8 am game. It got up to 103 in Saturday, in the high 80's when they played.
Chloe was going to San Diego for three days with the whole fifth grade class on their Oceanography field trip. This is an annual trip and she has been waiting for this since 1st grade. It is also the last year our district is going to do this trip so she was very lucky.
Phil decided since she would be gone he would surprise me and take the whole three days off. SURPRISE!!!! NOT!!!!! So I decided I need to set him up with projects so he would not be in my face 2 4 7 ! Chloe gets home at 8 pm tonight and Phil is so ready to go back to work!
Susan if you want to create a mini book out of this I will definitely be in your class....LOL....so here is what Phil has been up to the past three days!
He built me another garden box. Then I decided we needed sun shade over the new garden beds when it hit 102 yesterday, so he got up bright and early at 6 am to work on that.....He installed new ceiling fans in three rooms and then moved fans around in two more. He fixed some of our outdoor lighting, and as you can see from his list....He still has a very busy day today! LOL..... I did give him a break yesterday and took him to the movies to see Gran Torino.
I think he will rethink surprising me with time off in the future! LOL.
Okay I am very proud of this garden. I have lived in Arizona 9 years and have never attempted this even though I had beautiful gardens when we lived in Seattle. The pictures go through from the building of the box March 7, to the planting and finally the most current pcitures I took on April 20 Here you go! This is my Garden Layout.Building the box.
Planting and building the tomatoe cages out of bamboo that I have been growing for two years.
All planted! March 7 2008Now here is is one and a half months later on April 20th. Notice I had to build a bamboo fence to keep my dog out...she loved eating the tops off the Marigolds! Also a 180 pound Mastiff is not condusive to having a beautiful garden.
Okay I just finished the banner from hell tonight...I have major hours in this thing. It is all piecing like paper piecing only in felt and all cut on my MAXX! Each hair bow is a hand tied ribbon.Tomorrow is the first game for the Spring Season so I am good to go. I think the girls will all flip over this one! (they acutally flip over all of them...LOL...but this one is especially cute!IMHO)
I even had to redo two heads from two girls because I had their hair color wrong. Thank GOD for the ginzu knife.....can you tell which two had their heads chopped off and re attached? Those would be Courtney and Haley! I love this software! I would have been hours re cutting all the little pieces that had already been glued on and re gluing, oh felt glue actually fuses .....so .....undo does not work! ...OH VEY!!!
I think this is my best banner yet. I deserve 1st prize..oh yeah...there is no first prize...I am the only BANNER MOM !!!! Okay...I guess I will just reward myself with a new pair of Ed Hardy sunglasses!
Here is my second Inchie Frame. I planned it out so I have room around three sides to put in two rows of Twinchies so I am figuring there will be 24 twinchies with the inchies! I am going to stay with the same theme of hearts, flowers and Insects.I think it will be cute and can not wait to see it filled in,(when we do the Twinchie swap, I'm ready!) Sorry about all the reflections in the picture...but a least I had all my clothes on! LOL...Unlike that man on EBAY!
I was part of an inchie swap with my Thursday Therapy group. we had to each do 10 different sets (designs) for 21 people. When we were all swapped we ended up with 210 inchies! This frame only has 128. I almost have enough left for a second frame! Yeah! I pulled out all the Hearts and flowers and dragonflies/butterflies. That will be the theme for the next frame!
I decided it as time to post some pics of Chloe actually playing Soccer...and the new Soccer ball that Phil got her this morning at Justice, for Valentine's Day. She will love love love this ball! Oh I am also puttin up a picture of Chloe's "special" freind Tyler. He is bringing her water. He walks her home and carries her back pack, violin. He calls and asks her over for pizza dinners at his home. She was the only girl her invited to his "paint ball" birthday party. They are both in fifth grade and he is only 6 months older but her is a very large boy and she is the smallest in the fifth grade. They are really cute together! I think he is going to bring her a Valentine. We will see!