Ryan and his crew were here at 6:30 this morning to start putting new shingles on our house. They worked until it started to rain at 1:45 p.m., this afternoon.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I started making the Halloween cards that I will send out this season. I love to make the cards to send to my family and friends. I send almost as many Halloween cards as I do Christmas cards! This one was sure alot of fun...and work! lol
The Peoria Art Guild Art Fair was held this weekend. I painted a tile for the community art mural. It is #26. I hope I can get a picture of the finished piece this year! The art fair is held on the riverfront. There are sure a lot of pretty things there...with some pretty high prices, too.
I punched the remainder of the backs for our Paw Awards, tonight. I used a 1 3/4" punch to make the circles for the backs of the green, red and blue awards. The girls at school helped punch the 200 orange ones that we used the other day.
For about the last 5 years (or as Tim says, 4 1/2, since he only has 4 1/2 fingers on one hand! lol), Tim has daily asked Cindy if she has made any apple crisp! So today was the day! She had a big bowl of apple crisp and vanilla ice cream waiting for him when he brought the mail. Tim has been our mailman at school for about 22 years!
I had to wait for the cable guy to show up this afternoon, between 4 and 7...so I sat at the kitchen table and punched paws for the Paw Awards! Each punch makes 5 pieces of confetti...and I have to make 800 of them...lots of confetti!
We had our card swap tonight. The challenge was to use acetate on our card. I cut the front of this card and edged the bottom with a Tim Holtz die (stamp). You can't really see that in this picture. I also cut an acetate leaf using the distress leaves die (Tim Holtz). I used alcohol inks to color the back of the leaf. It was fun to use the acteate. I want to make some Christmas cards this same way...only snowflakes or snowmen!
I didn't take this picture...I found it on the internet. It was a sad day as we watched the special on TV about September 11, 2001. I remember being at school and thinking this was a horrible accident...until the second plane hit the second tower.
Today is Saige's first birthday party! Her birthday was yesterday and we had a big birthday party today! I picked this picture because there are 3 generations (wish I had gotten my brother in here, too!). My mom, dad, nephew (Tyler) and great niece (Saige).
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
This snowman is part of the board book that I created in the class yesterday. It is a pop-up. The center of the red paper is where it folds back and collapses the 3-D snowman. I will add a hat, scarf and eyes...maybe arms, too, soon. There is also a Christmas tree on another page.
Scrapadoodle sent an email out on tuesday. Lance Anderson, who owned Rusty Pickle paper company, was going to be teaching two classes today. I had taken a class from him before and had a great time. I called and registered for both classes. He is an awesome teacher and keeps the class moving along. He always makes sure that everyone has a successful project!
I stopped this morning to take a picture of this flower. It is a morning glory and last year, there was a huge bush of them right along the street. This year, the "bush" has been trimmed back and there are only a few of the flowers. This morning, this was the only flower in bloom. I looked forward to seeing these flowers this year, but was sadden to see only 1 at a time!
Hello, Winston! You might as well get use to the camera if you are going to be living in this house! We are keeping Nate's dog until he can move into a place where he can have a dog. Winston is Nate's 7 year old bull dog. He thinks he weighs 5 pounds...but he really is 40 pounds of drool and poop and gas!
This is the hail storm that did $1,776 worth of damage to my car and $977 worth of damage to Jim's car. Today, I got my car repaired. Jim's will be repaired on Thursday. I don't know how they do it...but it is done from the inside...paintless dent repair!
We took Jordan to Toys R Us to buy a birthday present for him. He was 6 on August 1. In about 5 minutes, he had thrown all of the Backyard Safari toys in my cart! We went to McDonald's to eat lunch and stopped at the airport to see if there were any planes landing. No planes, but we thought we would come back another day. It was so much fun taking him out for the day!