Sunday, April 27, 2008

Texas Road Trip Word Album

I finally finished this fun little album with pictures of some short road trips we took last month. I am trying to get my samples ready to take to GASC in June.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Circle Journal again

Here are my pages for Susans Circle Journal. The Mexico is a sneek peek of the Word Bud that we will be doing. I used White Out paper, copper dabbers,stamps and bling. The title and flourishes are laser cut and painted with copper dabbers.I used my Circuit with the SCAL program to cut the palm trees and welded words.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Retreat in Milford Texas!

The 9 of us had such a fun time in Milford, Texas, at Our House Retreat. This is such a super place, food was great, rooms,crop room and 2 really super nice people. Of course the retreat would not be complete without some excitment and funny things!
We stopped in Corsicana to shop at Scrappin Good Time but our GPS,Jill, was not wanting to give us directions, so we detoured via a beautiful cemetery. We met Susie and did some shopping, then on the Milford, Texas. Milford is a tiny town and we even got lost there, so we stopped at the police station and got directions from a very handsome policeman. We arrived at Our House, unpacked, and headed for Wax. We had lunch at the 1879 cafe, shopped and visited with Carolyn at the Crafty Scrapper and then went to Just Scrap It, to finish out the day shopping. The rest of Friday night was spent scrapping and visiting, it was so much fun to catch up with people I don't see very often.Janet said that Debbie and I kept her awake all Friday night with our snoring, probably true, I am, sure so she was moving to another room. Saturday was a yummy breafast and off to more scrapping. That night around 11 Janet said she wasn't feeling well and as the night progressed she got worse. About 1:30 Debbie and I took her to Wax. to the ER, amazing how you can find a hospital in middle of the night in a strange town! They gave her an iv and meds for her upset stomach and soon it was 5:30 am. Debbie and I getting totally silly over a blue barf bag and it was a good thing the ER was not busy! We decided to go sleep in Janets SUV while she was getting another IV so we had to bump butts to keep warm. A side note, everyone was making fun of my socks with my Crocs but those socks kept my feet warm! We finally got back to Milford around 6:30 am and crashed for a few hours. Janet felt better after the meds but was still weak so we left around 1:30 Sunday. This was such a great retreat and I can't wait to do it again minus the ER visit.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

On the Road Again

There are 9 of us going to ,Our House in Milford, Texas for a weekend retreat. This is sponsored by Just Scrap It in Waxahachie. We are all so excited and of course we will have to make a few shopping stops along the way. First we are stopping and shopping at Scrappin Good Time in Corsicana, then to Milford to unpack, off again to The Crafty Scrapper and Just Scrap It in Wax. I will post pictures of the retreat and shopping fun when I get back!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Backyard Resident

Along with our turtle Dodger,that has been living with us for 4 years,and several families of lizards, we have acquired a new resident. We saw a snake skin in the grass a few days ago but didn't give it a lot of thought. Last night the owner of the skin made its appearance. I have no clue what type of snake this is but he has taken up squatters rights in our back yard. I don't mind him living here as long as we each stay in our own space and don't cross paths.

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Iris

in my backyard has a lot of memories. It was last year about this time that my sweet little aunt became ill. I spent the following 3 months caring for her in Lubbock. She was really not a flower garden person but she had planted iris in the alley and they bloomed without care. I dug some up and planted them in our backyard and this one bloomed this week. Every time I look at this purple iris I will be reminded of her and all the memories.
Tomorrow another story about our backyard.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

School Word Bloom

I made this yesterday using Cosmo Cricket paper,blackboard chipboard, and the matching dies. Love the bright happy colors of this paper.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Chipboard Waterfall Album

We have had a beautiful weekend, sun shining, blue bonnets blooming, just love this time of the year. We worked in the yard some, just enjoying the weather.
I finally finished this waterfall mini album. It has been sitting on my desk for weeks. I used Basic Grey and Cosmo blackboard chipboard, added some little acrylic birds and bling!

Friday, April 04, 2008

12 month book

We have had a cold rainy day here and I finally found time to scrap for me. Here are March pages 1 and 2 for my 12 month book. Tuck was a big 6 in March and we were there to celebrate. My friends and I went on 2 road trips to do some shopping, what fun!! Starbucks and Sonic! When we were in Waxahachie,every time we started taking pictures a stranger would volunteer to take our group picture. We were going into Stabucks and a nice lady going through the drive through, stopped and asked us if we wanted her to take our picture. She got out of her car and took our picture. How nice was that!!
January and February are posted in a previous post.