Archive for July, 2010

Monkey Fun

July 29, 2010 |  by  |  Tutorials  |  1 Comment

So here is the latest Copic creation! I am adding one more tutorial over at GIS for those that are interested and stay tuned for a full class of Copic goodness in the fall. Lori in particular loves this little guy, hmm imagine that!

The girls have had their second round of swimming this week and lots of running around with Mom trying to escape the heat. Today is considerably better so hopefully we will get to make a couple loops on the bikes tonight. We saw a movie at the library with friends yesterday, can’t beat Finding Nemo and free popcorn! Today we got to steal Dad from work and eat lunch together and are doing a little quiet time.

Hope all is well out there with family and friends!

Thunder and sketches

July 24, 2010 |  by  |  Challenges, Scrapbooking  |  3 Comments

So I am just plugging away! I am loving the sketches from Sassy Lil Sketches, and this one was so quick and easy! i didn’t really make any changes and had photos that dropped right in. i love it when a page comes together lickity split. this one only took about 30 min. and that is with coloring a flower, and putting thread in all the button holes!

The girls had a good week too, be watching for a layout with them in grass hula skirts they made themselves! The weather is beyond wacky right now. flood warnings, thunder storms, on and off down pours, humidity that hits you when you walk out the door like a ton of bricks. BUT we are having a great summer. The girls each earned 2 free books one each from Barnes and Noble and Borders. Each store had summer reading challenges going on and they picked out new books to keep today. Of course Sara has already finished one, but then is that a surprise? Hmm…NO!

Hope all of the family and friends are well sending hugs your way!

New Toy

July 21, 2010 |  by  |  Cards, Copics  |  1 Comment

Two things to post today. The first is a card that includes Copic loveliness and is from a sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches. Thanks ladies!

The next is the results of my first round playing with my new toy! I just got a Copic Air Brush System. Way to fun! Similar to the effect you get with misting inks but a continuous spray and goes with all my markers so I have lots of colors.

Not much else to report today, hot and sticky here big surprise but we are still having fun with bikes, library and the girls are playing at Pump It Up this week for a few days and they love that as well.

Good Morning Monday

July 19, 2010 |  by  |  Family, Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

Well another week and we are off to the races, at least I am! Lots going on this week. The girls are doing a morning activity Monday, Tuesday and Thursday this week. They are going to Pump it Up for a little play/art time! Way excited. Good thing it is indoors though because we are supposed to have thunder storms here all week! It is pouring as I type. Of course it is still supposed to reach 83 today so no rest from the humidity yikes! Lots of little errands to try to tuck into the day and hopefully an activity of two at the library as well. Oh and to top it off my doodling class starts this morning with a good sized crowd again I am thrilled!

We visited the race track Saturday night and had an absolute blast! Once a year at our local track they do a camel and ostrich race! Hilarious. We knew it was popular and were warned about traffic so we went early, really we did about an hour and 15 min. before start time. It took us about 30 minutes to do the freeway which we knew would, then from exit to parking was over an hour! It is only about 2 miles!!!!!!!! Needles to say we missed the camels BUT the girls were ready with their Pollyanna attitudes and were excited for the ostriches “the ones they really wanted to see”. We saw several horse races and the ostriches. Hilarious! Be watching for a layout!

Here is one more layout I managed to finish last weekend (I added a title after) Woo Hoo Thanksgiving 2009, check!

More Art

July 15, 2010 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

I am going to attempt to just keep adding layouts here as they come. I am enjoying “sharing” them no matter how many are stopping by.

The girls are at a park day camp from 9-12 this week and are loving it except for the bugs! The mosquitoes took their fair share on Monday! We coated them in bug goop on Tuesday and did better. The heat is so thick you can cut it but we are mixing our time inside and in the sprinklers so we are hanging in there.

I am going to have to take a mini break from scrapping to get working on writing but I am excited with a class on Copic Markers so hope it goes quickly!

Here is another layout from this past weekend.

And here is one of Brenda and I at our crop. I was too excited to use my new papers and do this layout so whipped it together. Sorry about the color I took this at night without natural lighting woops!