Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
I think I'll order a pizza and make some cards. I've got a few projects I want to work on so I think I'll sketch some stuff out too!
Saturday, July 18, 2009
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Hope to see you soon!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Any guesses as to where my inspiration is from? If you know and live in the East Bridgewater, MA area, stop by the store and fill out a Guess form. It could be worth 20% off any one item in the store! And when the contest is over (July 31st), I'll post here on my blog what the inspiration was from so that you guys can see. Please don't post your guess here on my blog. Thanks!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Now I'm going to read and tomorrow I will hear some news. Good news (fingers permanently crossed) and then get some samples ready for Saturday. Saturday we've changed the Demo from Copics to Stampscapes. If you are in the East Bridgewater area on Saturday between 1 - 3 pm, come on by and say HI! I'll be demoing these stamps.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Today I slept in late, hubby was home. Then about Noon we headed off to the theaters where we saw the 1:15pM viewing of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Not too many scenes made me cringe to bring a 6 and 8 year old. (Although my 8 year has become wiser lately and I must watch what he watches.)
I must say that this was one of the longest movies I have been to in a while. We weren't out of the theater until about 3:50PM. Of course Caleb and Patrick loved it and Bryce, well.... he wasn't too thrilled all the time.
It was a typical good versus evil battle with some romance and action built into the plot. I think I'd have to see it again to totally get everything that was going on. And of course, in kid fashion... Caleb needed to pee at the end, right in the middle of the big action scene. Of course. But I sent Daddy to go with him. :-)
It's not my favorite Transformer movie but it's always fun to see stuff you watched as a kid on the big screen. Speaking of shows I watched as a kid, we saw a preview for G.I. Joe. Yah, I thought it was a remake on RoboCop, everyone was all done up in this Robot like gear. Oops. That's a definite skip in my book. I might not even watch that when it gets to the Red Box. How come no one will bring back He-Man and She-Ra. I used to love those shows!
Well that was our movie event for the weekend... I'd say for the month but I'm positive I won't get out of bringing those kids to see the next Harry Potter when it comes out next week. I'm off to read my book. I finished the last book in the Twilight Series this weekend. I really wish it wasn't for Young Adults. It has a great story and I love the characters. I just wish they'd BITE!
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We played a ring toss game, had some cake, ate some food, had some fun, laughed and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! Happy Birthday Traci! Thanks for being such a great friend!
Friday, July 3, 2009
Well, if you have kids you know... this project took me ALL day! All day. And, to boot, I accidentally chose the wrong brown for the ground and ended up saying... Ah, never mind, I'm not doing this again!
I started this little girl at about 11 this morning and I just finished her at 9PM. If it's not one thing it's another with the kids. Hubby had to work today so again, it was just me here with the kids all day. And if you thought it didn't rain, you'd be wrong. On our way out of the grocery store, we were tinkled on. So, yet another day with rain. Sparse amount, but still... rain.
To top things off, all day I've been suffering with stomach aches. I ate some and feel a little better but my back is now killing me. I think that the Z Pak meds I'm taking is doing a toll on me. Only two more doses and hopefully I'll be all better.
Anyhow, about the picture above... She was colored in using the exact same colors in the exact same areas. The girl on the left is Ninah paper and the girl on the right is the Ranger Glossy. I can notice a difference in colors here at home but on the screen, it may be more subtle. I think the hat and the dark brown (obviously just rototilled) dirt definitely look different.
I also did a little sample on some shrink plastic, coloring in some white shrink plastic with a dark color and a light color to see the color comparisons. I colored before and after and the colors are different. Which in my mind is a no brain er but sometimes we just don't think of that when we are using our shrink plastic.
So I'll use a similar comparison as above with the shrink plastic, some vellum, transparency, glossy card stock, metal and photos to make up this month's Copic Collection Class. Lots to go over in class this month!
Tomorrow I'm off to celebrate the 4th. I'm up early to make some Buffalo Chicken Wings and cut up veggies for a dip. It should be a great time.... IF my back feels better.
Happy 4th of July to all those Americans out there!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Oh wait, I found a photo of Bernadette digging into the kitty litter cake...
Since the last time I posted I created a few pieces of art. I made this book for the Bookbinding class I taught last Sunday. I didn't finish it until the night before. Shame on me, I know. So, we are going to offer it again in August or September. Giving people the opportunity to sign up. It's a 4 hour class. You are given 3 piece of chipboard, two pieces of metal, two piece of humungo adhesive, 9 piece of white card stock, one piece of 12x12 paper and along with some buttons, canvas and twine, you can create a book that really holds up!
And then we used some Copics to color in some dragons. Mom's is the cutesy dragon and mine is the more, ah.... maybe majestic. She's on the left and I'm on the right.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
My kids have been out of school since the 16th of June, so they've been here with me for over two weeks. Camps start next week so I'll have a slight reprieve. I've been enjoying having them home but it's gotten me off my schedule. I'm used to creating when they aren't here to continually ask for something and now, well, that's not happenning.
When it's not raining (which is nearly everyday lately), the boys have been playing outside with the neighborhood kids or I've been teaching them to ride their bikes. Neither of my kids are off training wheels and really, they both should be. So we are trying to make an effort to get them riding by the end of the Summer. With no training wheels. As you can see I'm wiping Bryce right out...
But when we are inside... I feel like all they do is watch tv or play the wii. And they argue, which is keeping me very busy. Refereeing is a full time job. Today we are going to get back into a routine. The are going to read more, do their flashcards, and we'll find something else in the house to do then to play that darn wii. And I'll start blogging more. I promise.
I have a few things I've been working on. I'm going to play some today as well and see what I come up with. A class for the Scrapbook Cupboard is in the works.
I've been asked to create a few pieces of art from Kandi Corp again so I'll be working on that as well. I can't show you what it will be until after CHA but I'll try some sneak peeks.
Let's see, what else have I been doing.... I've been devouring books like they are candy. I've started several new series and completed a few I had been working on too. Of course you can always see what I've read by looking at the bottom of my blog. I keep my goodreads account up to date. While I know I'll never get to read 209 books this year, I'll definitely make 109. I've already read 47 books. OK, well I listened to a bunch and I read a bunch. And I got a stack delivered from Amazon today. All first books in the series.
It just started thundering here (again), so I think I'll jump off the PC, make some lunch and start those new routines...