Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I used Madison's teddy bear for a prop the other day and she decided that she wanted a photo shoot too. Here are some of her pictures:
We worked in the yard today. The elephant ears are taking over our little fish pond. So, today we pulled them out and raked the accumulation of leaves out of the fish pond. Once we finished terrorizing the fish, Sonny tilled more fertilizer into the garden. Then we tag teamed dinner. I peeled the potatoes, seasoned the steak and Sonny did the actual cooking.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm back! We had a wonderful time. The girls were so good, as usual. The temperature was HOT! It fluctuated between 99 and 105 degrees. We planned on getting there around 4 pm. But, in reality, it was more like 5 pm when we got there. It was a good thing too, because it was hot. The laser show didn't start until 9:30. We staked out our spot on the hill overlooking Stone Mountain for the laser show. We left our blanket and drink cooler and explored the rest of the park until about 9:00. We rode the air bus to the top of the Mountain and enjoyed the cool breeze as the sun began to set. We left the mountain top and went down to ride the train around the mountain. This was what Madison wanted to do the most and she was so happy. When we returned to the hill for the laser show it was packed. We knew our blanket was there, but we had to step over people and find little paths to it. I am so glad we staked out a spot early. We returned to our motel room around midnight. Exhausted! Big Shot Materials List for Bigz and Originals Dies The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors. Thick corkboard, Thick chipboard (59 mil) , Colored magnet , Ruffle board, Paper wood, Balsa wood (3/32"), Bass wood (1/16"), Metal mesh, Aluminum (.016), Tin (.008), Adhesive and non-adhesive mat board, Drawer liner , Shelf liner , Vinyl , Static cling vinyl, Shrink film, Fine sandpaper, Clear acetate (20 mil) , Vellum , Card stock , Patterned paper, Flocked paper, Contact paper, Textured paper , Metallic paper, Linen paper, Suede paper, Embossed metallic paper, Basketball embossed paper, Faux alligator textured paper, Self-adhesive glitter paper, Fabric, Canvas, Iron-on fabric , Soft plush fabric , Burlap, Velvet Corduroy, Lace, Heavyweight denim, Terry cloth, Funky fur, Thin leather , Quilt batting, Warm & natural batting, Fusible fleece, Self-adhesive craft metal, Self-adhesive cork, Self-adhesive foam, Self-adhesive magnet, Self-adhesive felt, Adhesive and non-adhesive rubber, Pop up sponge, Poly foam, 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)

Friday, June 26, 2009

The wild blueberries are almost ready to pick. I doubt that we get any, all the little critters usually stop in for a treat. I need to walk down to the other end of our property to check on those berries. These are the ones up near the house. The bushes are not as full as they have been in the past.
Here is the Folded Photo Wallet that I will be teaching at Priceless in July. If you are interested in taking the class, just go by Priceless Scrapbooks and sign-up. I would love to see you in class.
We are taking our granddaughters to Stone Mountain, GA for the weekend. I'll be back Monday. Have a great weekend.
I needed to prep the 6 x 6 Purse Scrapbook class for Saturday. So, I decided that I should follow the direction sheet to make my own version, just to make sure that they didn't need tweaking. Of course, the directions needed major tweaking. But, I created a cute 6 x 6 Purse Scrapbook once it was all said and done. Here is my version: I used the Glistmas paper by S.E.I.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I worked on a project that I will be teaching at Priceless last night. It's not ready to share just yet. Here is the Recipe Flip Book that I taught last Saturday. We used S.E.I's Mimosa paper, which is just gorgeous. It was a fun class, everything went very smooth. I shelled the last of my black eyed peas - for a while anyway. Sonny turned them over last night. But, the new batch that we planted a week ago are peeking out of the ground. The second batch of green beans are blooming, so they will be ready to pick in a few weeks. The new squash plants look awesome, I am ready for more squash.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Boy was yesterday HOT? ...or what! I stayed inside as much as possible. Sonny was looking for some punishment, he went out and made some adjustments to our new steps. By the time he came back in he was soaking wet from sweat. I practiced coloring with my new Copic markers. I am getting better, but I have decided that I need more colors. Now, I will have to do something with all those images that I colored. I have a box full of containers that I have kept thinking that I will alter and reuse. I hate throwing away a perfectly good container. LOL Well, I finally did one, can you figure out what this box was used for originally? Have you seen the new Sizzix Bigz Die that Stampin' Up will have in the new catalog? When I first saw it, I thought, I'm not impressed. I don't need to have that one. Then! I watched a demonstrator video on it! Bad, bad, bad, thing to do. Well, I am now the proud owner of it. It's called "Pop-Up Look Here". I used Cosmo Cricket paper to create my first gift card holder using this die. I liked the card better before I added the stickles. I wanted the arrow to be real sparkly, pointing to the gift card. I guess that's what happens when you use an off brand that you have not experimented with yet. I'm off to shell black eyed peas, have a relaxing day.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Here is one of the projects that we did at my Stampers Ten club meetings for June. I have been rearranging my stamp room. I just have to get better organized, because I am running out of room. I moved my punches and added another row. I changed the way that I organize my ribbon too. Here is a little project that Maddie and I did for her to give her Dad. She argued with me on every move.... for three, she is very opinionated. I guess she just knows what she wants. PS: There is now a gold star on her hat (Maddie insisted! She's a Rock Star and she had to have that extra star.) It was fun to make with her....

Monday, June 15, 2009

Good Morning! I want to share a few things that I made for birthday gifts this month. Here is a set of cards that I made for Patti. I used S.E.I's Black Orchid paper. I made six cards, two note cards and a box. I made Bonnie a 12 x 12 bag to carry four of her project boxes. I'll be making one of these for me I'm sure.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Hello everyone! I know that you have all missed me this week. (busy,busy,busy) I am in a class right now learning how to make my blog even more fantastic than ever before. I will have more on this later.