Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fast Week, Thursday Already!

Well it's already Thursday and I'm so not ready for the weekend yet. lol I know, everyone is always ready for the weekend, but his weekend is hubby's birthay/retirement party and I still need a few more days to get ready!! I'm sure I'll be ready, but I want everything perfect.

Tomorrow is my son's birthday and he'll be 35. I can't believe how fast time goes by and I miss the child he was, but so proud of the man he has become. Anthony has a great heart and he's such a wonderful person. He does have his moments, but we all do. He's coming over to help me out a bit and spend the night and am very excited I get to spend his birthday with him!!

This was Anthony at 3 months and I've always loved this picture!

I thought I had a newer picture of him, but not on this computer, but hoping to take some pictures this weekend and I'll post a couple.

So have to run, still lots to do and I'll talk to you again really soon!


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Fun Friday, Work Saturday, Lazy Sunday!

It's been a whirlwind weekend! Friday had such a fun day and night in Walnut Creek and then the class in Brentwood. Sara met us at her home and made us a taco lunch, which was excellent. Spent some time playing with her dog Cody before I left for my class and Richard stayed there. Richard and Sara spent the evening picking up the crib and dresser and they had a heck of a time and had to make a couple of trips to Babies R Us. They did have a good time though and got to spend some quality time just the two of them.

The class Friday night in Brentwood was so much fun. There were around 14 of us and Sherry Mendoza with Prima was such fun and very funny. I did learn a lot of different techniques and I do love working with canvas. I didn't get a chance to finish my album, but took a few pictures of Sherry's for future reference. Hope I get to take another one of her classes in the future.

On Saturday we loaded up a queen bed from Sara's house and brought it home. Bringing home the bed was the easy part other than loading it up and driving it back. I hate it when I can't see out the mirror and then driving on a freeway I'm not familiar with for over 2 hours with wind! We get the bed home and have to move the double bed out of our bedroom, carry it to the front yard, clean out under the bed and then vacuum where the bed was and of course the rest of the room too. Now we have to bring the queen bed in the house and set it up if we want a place to sleep. Well of course the frame that we have is supposed to be a full/queen and the new queen mattress doesn't fit the frame, so it's now on the floor. We should have taken the frame that Sara had, but we thought we had one. Now she has to bring us the frame on Saturday when she comes, not a problem. Sunday I did get some cleaning done and did 4 loads of laundry, mostly bedding and dog blankets, but nothing since then. Dinner was easy, so clean up was a breeze too!

So now ready for Monday and getting ready for our party on Saturday, Richard's 60th birthday and retirement party. I think we're having around 60 people, so have lots and lots to do to get ready. Richard is doing outside and I'm of course doing the inside and making lists. I have to plan my days or I won't get everything done. I have lists by stores and I did finally ask a few people to bring some things, food of course. I don't want to kill myself trying to make everything.

Here are a few of the pictures I took of Sherry's album from Friday and can't wait to finish mine, but I'm sure it won't look anything like hers. I did buy a few things that we used in class, but couldn't afford to get everything and I really wanted to! hehehe

This is the cover of the Album, it's Prima Mixed Media Resist Canvas Album and we used the Inner Pages Refill kit to do the pages.

These are a couple of the other pages from her album. I was rushed when I was taking the pictures and so they're not so great and these are the only pages I got to take pictures of. I'm hoping she'll have some pictures on her blog or somewhere that I can look at too.

I will talk to you soon, going to be a very busy week for me, but will make some time to post. I have a post for Tuesday with the DT, so I will probably see you then!


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Hot Sunday - Awesome Announcement

Well Sunday is here, but it's freakin' hot again and it's supposed to be over 100 all week and I'm so not happy about that!! I hate the heat and it makes me grouchy too.

So for the announcement, I am one the new Design Team Members for My Cricut Craft Room . I am very excited, this is my first DT!! Here is a list of the new Design Team, it's a big list!!

Here are my really bad pictures of my projects that I submitted, I really need to work on how to photograph cards and layouts. Any advice would be appreciated!! lol

This is a tag I made to put into my canvas album. I used the Summer In Paris and Cricut Cartridge and the flower was made with the Art Philosophy (CTMH) cartridge.

This is a farm/tractor album I'm making for my brother-in-law and I used the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge for the little man and the tractor. The alphabet was done with the Old West cartridge.

This is the canvas album that's still in progress and mostly used the Summer In Paris cartridge. Again, sorry my pictures are horrible!

Lastly, these are the graduation cards I made for this years graduates using the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge. For the wording on the outside and inside I used the George and Basic Shapes cartridge.

So that's my news for the day and I'll be posting a lot more stuff in the days and weeks to come. I wanted to get a running start, but hubby gave me his flu, so I've been sick and hoping I feel better later today or tomorrow. Lots and lots to do, this is a very busy time of the year! We're having a birthday/retirement party for hubby, first grandbaby on the way and just life happening all over the place. We're usually pretty much homebodies, but so far this summer we're running and don't expect to stop until around the second week of September!!

Have a great day and I'll talk to you soon!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

It's Thursday Already!

I can't believe it's Thursday already!! With the 4th on Wednesday my week is all messed up and don't know what day it is. I'll probably be confused until Saturday when I have lots to do helping with the C.O.R.E. Projects garage sale in Sacramento. If you can make it you should come out, there's going to be lots of cool finds!! lol If you can make it the address is 3548 53rd Street, Sacramento, Ca 95820. Maybe I'll see you there, helping set up, so probably be gone early. I've been going through lots of clothes and other stuff looking for items to donate and came up with tons of stuff!!

I've been so busy cleaning and going through things I haven't had time to do any fun stuff. I do need to take some pictures though, thought I had some to share, but I can't find them. I have lots of garage sale stuff in my craft room, so I'll take some quick pictures tomorrow while I'm in there. I was looking around in there earlier today and hated that I didn't have time to do anything. I did get a new to me rolling stand for in there and going to take the old one to the garage sale. The new one to me is really nice and my Cricut Imagine fits, along with other stuff too and the cartridges fit in the 2 sides that have doors. Will try to take pictures of that too, it's pretty cool and swivels. My mom got a new TV that we picked up for her last weekend and so she didn't need this cabinet any longer, so it came home with me. I have the Imagine put away for now though, have the E2 out since it fit better on the other cabinet and just going to keep rolling along with it for a while.

Sorry to run off at the mouth, lots going on in my mind tonight. Hope everyone had an awesome 4th and I'll see you tomorrow!

Talk to you soon.