Sunday, March 20, 2011
Yesterday Danelle and I drove to Idaho Falls to scrap with Robin and some friends. Chris is trying to earn money to go to Washington D.C. with his history class this summer, so we started out with a breakfast at Applebee's, where the kids were acting as the waitresses. They got to keep their tips. Chris brought us pancakes and sausage and orange juice. At 10:00 we left and went to Robin's house for the crop. It was a fund raiser for "March of Dimes". She is a Farmer's Insurance Agent, and they try to be involved with the commmunity and charitible organizations. It was the first time I had seen Robin's new home and it was fabulous. Loved the front door and everything inside. It was a great time. Danelle and I both pretty much just worked on cards. I didn't feel real terrific, so I didn't get much done. Danelle made invitations for the Easter egg hunt and some Christmas cards. They were both soooo cute. We left about 3:30 and headed home.
Jeff & his dad went for a drive to Challis, but didn't get to see any elk like we did last weekend. I think his dad was pretty disappointed. We both had snow storms to drive through. Ours wasn't too bad...first in Idaho Falls, and then from Fort Hall until we headed west through Pocatello. Taylor made Robin call us to make sure we were okay. I thought that was so sweet of him.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Tomorrow morning Danelle and I are leaving early to go to Robin's. Can't wait to see her and the kids. It seems like forever since we've seen them.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
I just couldn't resist posting about Jeff's birthday. He's been thrilled today. He has the whole counter top filled with cards, and we had pizza for the family at Doc's tonight. It was so much fun. We had some pizza leftover- enough to send a box with the Jones' and the Gibbon's. But what fun. Vern & Reta and Mom came, and then Braquel and Keven, Gary & Danelle, and the kids...except for Mikayla who had a baseball game (missed you) and Sally and their kids. Jason is gone for the week. Darin called and Steph called, so Jeff was just so thrilled. Thank you all for your support and the well wishes and the gifts that Jeff got.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
When we got to Danelle's, Chelsey made me feel bad. She said she thought her gift was the best wrapped one until I got there. I didn't know whether to feel bad that I made her feel bad, or feel wonderful that she thought mine was cuter...um...I didn't mean to make her feel bad.
The party was fun, and I loved it when Ellie blew out the candles and then stuck her face in the cake...I guess she thought she'd just finish it off. The other part that made me feel good was when we got there, she wanted to sit by Grandpa and Grandma and drug a chair over to us. She always acts so excited and happy to see us...it just melts your heart.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Sunday, March 13, 2011
You start by punching several layers of scrap papers. I used a 1" punch. Then you glue 5-6 together and let dry. I left a color on top that I actually wanted to use. Then you sand the edges, you can stamp on the top or use patterned paper to match your card or layout. Then punch your holes...I used my cropadile. Then cover with crystal effects or whatever brand you use. Let dry, tie with floss...wow...I was actually impressed with them. I think I'll be doing more of this technique.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
This technique was to paint with stickles. So, you start with the lightest color, and then pull it out with a paint brush. Then you put a darker shade in the center. It didn't turn out too bad.
I'll post another card, #2, tomorrow.
Friday, March 11, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Ellie loved the blocks in my bookcase, and would play with them. Hitting them together. Danelle kept telling her no, and she would just smile and keep doing it. Sometimes, she would bang them together and then look up at Danelle to see if she was going to scold her. The second page, was Danelle throwing her up in the air...and then Ellie spit up...right into her mouth. So lucky to have the camera!
Monday, March 7, 2011
Sunday, March 6, 2011
They did have some folded flowers like the one above, and they told me they used a Martha Stewart scoring board. They didn't have one, so I ran over the Craft Warehouse, and they did. I tried making one, (the above is my first) and it's a little harder than it looks. First off, the patterned paper tears quite easily when you try to score it. Also, they told me they scored in every other dip, which is what I did. It seems a little close by the time you fold it all up, but it does work. I used one of the paper buttons I made for the center...I should have tied some ribbon or string through it. I was just trying to glue it on there to hold it, and didn't really think of what it was going to look like. I figure I'll just glue another center over that to cover up the holes...no big deal.