Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Project 365: July 23rd - July 29th

Before I post my Project 365 photos, today was my day on the Midnight Oil Design Team blog - so if  you  have a chance, hop on over & say HI! :)

July 23 2009
A few months ago when I hurt my foot while doing yard work, I was planting these beauties - look at them bloom!    They are already super tall thanks to all of the rain we have had this summer!

July 24 2009
I read how to make your own glue dots - so here was my test run! They do work & they are super sticky! I use a TON of glue dots for my embellishments!

July 25 2009
Here is the first official team huddle of the 2009 football season at our Kick-Off party!  

July 26 2009
Rick mowing the lawn on our lazy Sunday! :)

July 27 2009
The first day of Gassed Up Football Camp.  All seven of these boys are on our team - five of them are returning for their third season together, one his second second with us & the other one it's his first season with us!

July 28 2009
This is the face of a boy who said "yes I put sunscreen on" then sat out at the Sky Sox Game all day ... I don't think he will do that again! :)

July 29 2009
Since it was 50 degrees and pouring I opted not to go to football camp, so while we were getting Seth's football bag out of my truck Oswald decided to jump on in ... later Ninja joined him and then I had to drag both of them out! lol!

Thanks for stoppin' by!!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Project 365: July 14th - July 22nd

Here are some more Project 365 photos:

July 14 2009
A photo of Seth at his school day camp - he goes here while I am at work.

July 15 2009
Our town had an ice cream social fundraiser, two of our friends were going up there & we already had two of Seth's pals over so it was fun with lots of friends!

July 16 2009
Seth went to Build-a-Bear with his day camp today; he made this dog that he named Brownie. I keep telling him it's a kangaroo not a dog! ;)

July 17 2009
Seth & his buddy Michael playing Madden Football on the Wii.

July 18 2009
My nephew turned 6 on July 11th & my niece turns 3 on Aug 1st, so they had a combined birthday pool party! Fun times!

July 19 2009
Seth riding his bike waiting for his neighbor friends to come home.

July 20 2009
Seth had a dentist appt. today so we ran errands then hit the zoo - this polar bear was adorable swimming!

July 21 2009
Rick & I used to play this game all of the time years ago & Seth wanted to play a board game so we taught him how to play - he loves it!

July 22 2009
Seth jammin' on his ipod & playing on his computer.

I just rec'd my Arts Cow photo order - 100 free prints with only $5.99 shipping ... now my Project 365 album will be 100 photos heavier - this is such a great project! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Queen of Paradise Island Challenge!

Come join us at Croppin Paradise for our annual summer scrapping survivor-style challenge! There will be 4 big winners, including one Queen of Paradise! Scrap your way through our challenges, win immunity, risk being voted off the island, make some new friends and maybe even win the crown!

The first challenge will be issued on July 31st!

Sign in on this thread!

You are suddenly stranded on a beautiful island paradise when your scrapping vacation cruise ship sinks unexpectedly…

You may not have saved your clothes, but you managed to save your scrap supplies!

You decide you love it in Paradise and never want to leave… but there is a tribe of natives who would rather you go. They become intrigued by your luxurious pattern papers and your guillotine style paper trimmers and decide that ONE member of your cruiseship party may stay and become their Queen…

Hope to see ya there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Crop Addict August Kit

WHOOO WHOOO - check out the new kit for August over at Crop Addict!! I am super excited to work with both of the lines featured in the August kit - and it's on it's way to me! YAY!

Here are some peeks - be sure to check back to see my work with this yummy kit! This kit is available on July 22, 2009.

Main Kit:

Kit Option:

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Project 365: June 29 - July 13

Whoa - I thought I had posted some of these already ... so I added to it to bring me up to date! :)

June 29 2009 My mug from Bear Country USA!

June 30 2009
A horrible photo from my Pentax camera without a flash - lol - Seth ran off before I could shoot another one! We went to see Transformers 2 - great special effects, but a bit long for me. ;)

July 1 2009
Seth's day camp went to Beadniks today - he made this necklace.

July 2 2009
Today at Seth's day camp they made fourth of July crafts - I love this little pin wheel.

July 3 2009
We went & had lunch with Rick's Grandma Sarah today.

July 4 2009
Seth watching the fire works in Highlands Ranch.

July 5 2009
Happy Birthday Rick!! Isn't the monkey cake great?!

July 6 2009 Seth & his pals painted their faces at day camp today - along with playing in a bounce house with slide and eating snow cones ... I think Seth said he had 4 snow cones today LOL!!

July 7 2009
Our friends told us we had to try a new burger place called Five Guys Burgers & Fries ... it was pretty good!

July 8 2009
Seth with our neighbors - Charlie & Cassidy playing with water guns in the back of Rick's truck!

July 9 2009
Seth with his pals - Peyton (from school) & Alex and Jason who live around the corner who Seth actually met in pre-school before we knew they lived a block away!

July 10 2009
Rick & Seth went to the drag races - Seth took my small water proof camera. I love seeing the photos he takes, he is def. my kid!

July 11 2009
Seth's baseball season end party. We had at the local park with water fountains. Seth rec'd a trophy and a metal - his metal was for 'most runs scored' for the season ... pretty cool!

July 12 2009
We met some friends at Dairy Queen in the middle of a lazy Sunday to enjoy some ice cream - the kids loved the treats!

July 13 2009
Today a neighboring company that shares a building with us thought they hit a gas line because the building filled up with the 'rotten egg smell' ... it was a bit scary at first worrying about getting out of the building without touching anything or making anything that could cause a spark. The firemen said there was not a gas leak but it gave us about 45 minutes of soaking up the sunshine! :)

Thanks for stopping by & I hope your Project 365 is still going strong! :)

Monday, July 13, 2009

Sketch challenge over at Croppin' Paradise!

It's Monday - how about an easy challenge?!

Come join us for this week's challenge at Croppin' Paradise to create a layout using a GREAT PageMaps Sketch!

I flipped the sketch & created this fun layout using Piggy Tales It's Raining It's Pouring Collection!

Please post your creations in the challenge thread so we can see what you create! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Bo Bunny Card Sketch

Join Bo Bunny in celebrating their anniversary with this card sketch on their blog! Bust into your Bo Bunny stash & make a card for a shot to win the awesome prize on the Bo Bunny blog!

Here is the sketch:

Here is my card using the FABULOUS Grease Monkey line:

Happy Anniversary Bo Bunny - thanks for all of the great scrap supplies! :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

I had a lot of fun playing in Photoshop this week with Jessica Sprague's free photo editing class - I can't wait for week two! :)

Here is a recap of this week's photos:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

Lesson 3

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Thanks for stopping by & have a fabulous weekend! :)

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Tamron Lens Give-Away!

Check out this link & be sure to sign up for the Tamron Lens Give-Away!

Wouldn't these be an awesome addition to my - oh I mean your - camera! :) GOOD LUCK!

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


I can shout it now!! I have been asked to join the MOD SQUAD!! That's right I am now on the design team for Midnight Oil Designs!

Check out their great products: HERE and be on the look out both here on my blog & on the Midnight Oil Blog for some projects with these YUMMY products!!