We went to do some shopping in Bloomington today, so Jim just had to go to Krispy Kreme. So you're thinking what does doughnuts have to do with Peyton having stitches??? Well, we bought some "kremie" doughnuts for him and took them by their house. He started his summer vacation with an accident and his first 3 stitches. The dog knocked him down and he hit his head on the coffee table. He not only got the stitches...but ice cream, too for holding still while the doc put the stitches in!
Saturday, May 29, 2010
This sun dial is just a few steps away from the fountain in the previous picture. (yep, I cheated by taking two pics in one day...but I could have gone back and taken it today!) Anyway, this is a very complicated device and is pretty accurate as far as sun dials go!
Today I went to the park to take my picture of the day. This fountain is across the street from the Lagoon. At night it is lit with bright colored light bulbs. I was surprised that my point and shoot camera stopped the water droplets as well as it did! There are weddings held at this fountain in the summer time.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
More of that BoBunny paper!
I used George to cut the circle at the top of the page. I punched the tags that I used for "St Pete Beach" with the Jewelry tag punch. The sand pail is one of the cardstock journaling blocks. I cuttlebugged the right strip of cardstock with the swirls folder. This layout began with a sketch from Page Maps by Becky Fleck.
Not much Cricut here...just the waves cut from Everyday Paper Dolls. The tags are some old ones that I got a long time ago from Deluxe Cuts. A few rub-on letters on vellum and some brads.
The parasail, boat and life jacket are from a Jolee's 3D sticker.
I used Wild Card to cut the title for this layout. I used the fit to page to make it as large as I could. I cut it twice, using the second cut to pop dot the letters. The "On The Beach" is using the font from Wild Card, too. I cut the hearts from the Wedding Solutions cartridge and inked, layered and pop dotted them. I inked around all the edges and added some bling and flowers. The centers of the Prima flowers are from the Boho Blossoms Stampin Up punch with a brad in the center.
The background paper is just sand and the shells are along the bottom and under the title.
This paper is BoBunny...I just love it. I have used several of the papers in this line. And I bought the stickers and cardstock journaling blocks to match (you will see!) I cut the letters from Plantin SchoolBook (trying to use all my cartridges again!)
I used my Life Is A Beach cart again! I cut the surf board at fit to page. The title was cut once in blue and again in yellow so I could layer the "Up". I inked the sand paper and used the Martha Stewart punch along the edge. The 'Bake your buns" was a rub on. I added some bling to the title.
On page two I cut the "hang ten" and layered and inked it, too. The paper is a double sided called Island Mango, I think. I bought some of the paper at the scrapbook store that I visited when we were in Florida on vacation and some of the same from scrapyourtrip.com. The shells are rub ons.
Mrs. Clark has a "mystery" reader every week. The children are given hints and they are to guess who the mystery reader is. Usually, the reader is related to one of the students. Today was the last reader of the year. The mystery reader was Mrs. Clark's son, Corbie! She said he doesn't really read it, he has it memorized. We enjoyed seeing Corbie and his brother Zane!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Jim and Rob went fishing today at Oak Run. They kept 54 bluegills...or gillies as the boys call them! Rob just bought this new truck. It is a 2009 and it had only 6000 miles on it. He got a pretty sweet deal as he would say! Congrats to the catching of the fish (for a fish fry later in the summer) and on the purchase of a new truck!
I think this guy is pretty funny! He greets me every time I go to the tanning salon. I started tanning because we are hoping to go to the beach again this year. We shall see what happens in the Gulf. All reports so far say the BP oil spill is not in the Loop Current yet and shouldn't impact the east Florida coast. I'm tanning anyway for summer. I get a rash if I stay out in the sun too long and don't have some color to my skin.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Our kindergarten classes study the butterfly and watch them grow from a caterpillar to a cocoon to a butterfly. Today, I heard a bunch of noise in the hallway...there were several students coming to tell us that the cocoon had opened and the butterfly was moving it's wings! Very exciting news! This butterfly is called a painted lady. When the others develop into butterflies, they will release them out on the playground.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Today was Play Day at school. Our company that does our fundraiser brings these bouncy things for the kids to play in and on. The kids have a great time jumping and bouncing . I had to give it a try, too. But I have to say, someone with a bad knee should NOT be bouncing on anything. It was a busy crazy fun kind of day!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Here are the two people in my life that I couldn't live without! Stacie and Nathan! Love you to pieces my daughter and son! I didn't take this picture of them...it was taken last fall, but just look at the smiles...(lots of my $$$'s in those teeth! lol) I guess they were a little "happy". This was at the 3rd Annual McCormack Invitational. I don't know all the games they play, bags I think...they have a really great time!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This is the list we made today. Every year, when the carnival comes to town, we make a list. Our selection is for our favorite ride/booth that year. The rides are set up across the street from school and the students are soooo distracted by the whole production.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Our passports came today! We can officially leave the country and come back in! It took about a month to get them back in the mail. We thought it would take alot longer. Also, this picture covers the challenge at gotpixal...take a picture with 3 of the primary colors in it. I have red, blue and yellow.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Much to Jim's dismay....I took this photo of him with the plan to do this layout! As the story goes...he wanted to go to the Grand Canyon in 1995, when the kids and I wanted to go to the Bahamas. We went to the Bahamas...and he still wants to go to the Grand Canyon. (Well, we have flown over it 4 times already!) I used Wild Card to cut the vellum "thinking" bubbles. The Grand Canyon stickers and the sunglasses and starfish are Jolee's. The chipboard embellies are from K&Co...as is the paper. The sand paper is punched with a Martha Stewart shell border punch. I inked all the edges (ala Tim Holtz!) The title is made with rub on letters.
We enjoyed having the cabana for shade...definately worth the $20!
We ate at the Bubba Gump Resturant in Madeira Beach! It was really fun and I can't wait to go there again! I used quotes from the movie for the title and some journaling. This paper (Spring Break paper pad from Michael's) had the filmstrip running through it and I used Tim Holtz's new filmstrip die as a border down the side. The yellow letters are acrylic...don't know where I got them...I had bought the "stupid is" bumper sticker when we were at the gift shop and it was bright yellow, so I needed to use the yellow in other areas.
Ahoy Matey! This pirate ship was docked at Madeira Beach at St. John's Pass when we ate dinner at the Friendly Fisherman. I used Life's A Beach and Paper Doll Dress Up for the ship's wheel, treasure chest and pirate ship. I cut multiple layers in brown and white to be able to layer and pop dot the cuts. The letters in the title are from Cuttin' Up. The parrots are Jolee's dimensional stickers. I inked and doodled where I could. The patterned paper is from Hobby Lobby and I inked it too.
Since I was cutting pirate "stuff" and I wasn't sure what sizes I needed...I used my extra cuts for a layout of our Pre-K class at school. The class always does a Pirate Unit and dress up like pirates for the day. They have sooooo much fun in Pre-K!
I covered up their faces! The paper had the pirate ship printed on it. I just covered up the one on the first page by turning the paper and placing the "treasure map" paper over the ship image. I inked the edges of the blue paper to give it some dimension. It's a pirate's life for me!
This is our "Caught You Being Good" bulletin board at school. The students are eligible to receive an orange paw print if they are "Caught Being Good". We write their name on the paw print, fill out a certificate to take home to mom or dad and they get to pick a pencil, too. I cut the letters on my cricut out of black chipboard and orange cardstock using the Cuttin' Up cartridge. (love that cartridge!)
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
ROAR!!!!! Tonight was "Walking With Dinosaurs!". OMG! It was truly amazing. We had front row seats and loved every minute of the show! It gave me goose bumps when the TRex mama came out really mad because the other dinos had cornered her baby! She made quick work of running them off! Peyton, Cyndi and I enjoyed the entire show and didn't want to leave when it was over!
Monday, May 10, 2010
They're Coming! Walking With Dinosaurs is tomorrow night. I made this card for my nephew. I sent it to him over the weekend. He should have gotten it today! I used the Dinosaur cartridge to make the circle and dino. I cuttlebugged the layer with the mosiac texture folder and inked it, too. The frame is from Fabulous Finds. This is an easel card...got the directions from splitcoaststampers.com. Tomorrow, I hope I have an awesome picture of the dinosaurs for my potd.
Saturday, May 8, 2010
The cards for the month of May were made using a sketch. We had 4 different sketches to pick from. The cards could be for any occasion and any color combination. My Chirpin' Chicks friends out did themselves once again! I have the best creative group of card makers!
Kellee M (she is the best copic marker user I know!)