Tuesday, June 29, 2010

We have a winner!!

Lucky SUSAN!! who said: At our local fair several years ago, my five-year old daughter was feeding a calf in the petting zoo area. I managed to get a shot of her wide-eyed and surprised look at the moment the calf took the food right out of her hand. I still smile when I think about that photo.

Susan-- email me (hal01015@msn.com) and I will pass your information along! :) CONGRATS!!

And here's a couple cards I've been working on lately. I'm on another huge card kick. I just love that I can make something so special for someone out of almost nothing! :) I got to use some new Hero stamps on these too--that always makes my day!

Completely random stuff on here--little bits of October Afternoon's new lines, Hero Arts, Jenni Bowlin, etc. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

it's me...

I promise I didn't disappear! I just simply got lazy... or busy. one of the two... or maybe a combination of the two. haha

SOoooo big news--Shimelle Laine is starting a new class this coming weekend--July 5th! And she's offering a giveaway 
on my blog! we LOVE giveaways!

I fell in love with photography a couple years ago. I begged my husband for a camera over and over again. He couldn't see what was wrong with his basic point and shoot. Once I had talked him into it, he took some pictures with the new camera and he said, "Why didn't we get this a LONG time ago." We love it. I love it. I capture the small moments of my children's lives that I'm going to, one day, forget when i'm old and gray. Even looking over the pictures I took last year I can see them growing through the pictures and watch their personalities shine through the photos. So here's a couple of my favorite photos I've taken:

If you are interested in Shimelle's class check it out here.

To enter the fabulous giveaway, leave me a comment telling me about your favorite picture you ever took!!

I will post a random winner on Tuesday!


Thursday, June 10, 2010

Fishy bag...

This month's theme over at the Hero blog is Summer fun and the fourth of July. I was asked to make a project to go along with the theme and I came up with these fantastic little recloseable snack bags. I sewed one up quickly out of canvas material and stamped my fish right on it. Instead of coloring it in, I stippled ink over them, layering colors to give it a watercolored look. Then I topped off my scales and bubbles with glossy accents to give them some texture. The best part about these is that I can take them on picnics, to the park, family reunions, etc, and my kids will always know which one is theirs! :)

I hope you have beautiful weather wherever you are! Enjoy some sunshine for me! And a steak too--my mouth still wont open very wide so I'm stuck with mashed potatoes, yogurt, and pancakes.


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The Bounce House

The other day our friends invited us over to play in their bounce house--the boys are always so excited to go jump! This time I remembered to bring my camera!


Landen enjoying his popcorn.

Three goofballs.

 The guys played bocce ball

Yes, that's your belly Landen!

What a face!

Summer is going to be great! ;)

Monday, June 7, 2010

disappeared for a little while...

Thanks for the concern everyone! Sorry I've been gone for a while--went on a wonderful vaca to Seattle to see my family, then came home to get my wisdom teeth taken out. UGH! I'm horribly swollen on one side like a baboon. literally. My friend Marlyce pointed out that it's better that I have a face that looks like a baboon than a butt that looks like a baboon. I suppose she's right! LOL I'm not in too much pain cuz I'm hopped up on those fabulous pain pills!! Hopefully the swelling will go down so that I can actually talk and get back to my normal routine!

Until then.... here's some fun cards for you! ;)