May 28, 2008
I layered lots of yummy things- stickers, vintage text, stamps, and a reproduction picture. I added ribbon, crepe paper, buttons and some pearl and crystal-like beads. It was fun to make, and the JOY title fits it well (which is embellished with black Stickles- love that stuff). I bought more plaques the other day, so there will be more of these made soon.
Layering like this is hard for me. I tend to be more clean and simple when it comes to scrapping. I am learning a lot as I go. For instance, I probably should have really concentrated on layering the background first, before putting the picture on (see previous post). It worked out just fine in the end, but I am approaching my other ones more carefully and thoughtfully. My goal is to just keep improving. Marilyn Healey is the master of layering- go check her out. Of course, there are many artists out there who layer well, but I go to her site often for inspiration.
The crepe paper rosettes are easy and quick to make. They've been showing up on quite a few of my tags lately!
I hope you enjoy looking at it! Thanks for looking!
May 24, 2008
May 20, 2008
I am thinking that if this is the way all of the government works, we are seriously screwed.
May 16, 2008
Who could ask for anything more?
May 15, 2008
Much going on around here this week. Jason's last day of pre-K was today. Tonight was his program, unfortunately I was the only one from my family there. Oh well.
Much too tired to write more now, but I have pictures to post of it later.
AND- some serious Mother's Day goodies to show off!!
May 12, 2008
I bought the Fire King and the chopper because I hoped I might sell them for a profit on eBay. Well, don't think that's going to happen. There are tons of the little french onion soup bowls around. And the jar appears to be from preserves, married to a chopper top that doesn't even screw on! DARN. Buyer beware- I need to do more homework.
Anyway, so far I've remade the planter in to a pincushion, and spruced up the wooden horse.
Now, the second part of my mission was to get Adam a new social security card. I printed out the form, filled it out, and took his birth certificate with me. Turns out that a birth certificate is not good enough- my 2 y.o. needs a photo ID. Yes, you read it right. Where- I asked not too politely- would a 2 y.o. get a photo ID? Oh, you can bring a print out of his shot record (HUH, how's that better than a birth certificate??) or a medical card. BUT they medical card must have his name on it. Well- big shocker here- ours plan doesn't list names, just the parents. Great. So I travelled about 45 miles round trip, wasted time and gas, and bought some clunkers at the thrift store. It's Monday, all right.
May 8, 2008
May 6, 2008
First, let me back up a step. I don't like fluff- never have. I love peanut butter- but NOT with fluff. That white stuff is just awful- sweet and sticky. But hubby likes the occasional fluffanutter sandwhich, so we have some around. Up until very recently, Adam had never had it, and Jason had only eaten it a few times (he likes it, of course).
This past Sunday I went grocery shopping. When I arrived home, at 11:00, I saw the tell-tale signs of fluff on Jason's face. Hmmm, I thought, he was eating fluff this early? So I carry the first round of bags into the house, and this is what I see:
Adam- covered in the sticky stuff from eyebrows all the way down the front of his new shirt (yes- new). And he was loving every minute of it!
Fast forward to this morning. We ate early, as Jason had to go to pre-K. When we got home, I needed to eat. So, as I'm scooping a healthy dose of cottage cheese and cut up bananas into a bowl, Adam goes into mini-meltdown mode. He really wanted something, but it wasn't what I was eating. Finally, he made it clear that he wanted something in a particular cabinet, and then I knew!! Not only does he want fluff, but he knows exactly where it is kept. WOW- this kid is going to give me a run for my money.
May 3, 2008
red carnations, also called sweet william.