Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A new project

I'm really excited about this project (for a couple of reasons.) I found this window for sale at a yard sale for $5!! I immediately so the potential for a way to display photos (imagine that!) It needs to be cleaned up and then painted. One of the reasons I'm excited is that Dawn (my husband's ex-wife) is going to help me "antique" it. I know that sounds strange, but I've wanted us to have some sort of friendship all a long. We are very different people and I don't expect her to want to be my best friend, but I do want to have a good relationship with her if for no other reason than for Hailey. In fact, we're going to the fair together tomorrow to take Hailey. I'll keep you posted on how this project goes. I'm hoping to learn a lot about how to refurbish things like this. It should be fun!!

I've been busy

I've been busy lately (big surprise) and have lots to share...thinking I'll break it down in to more than one post so that I don't appear to go on and on!! LOL!! At least then I won't feel like I'm babbling.
Here is a couple of pictures of a birthday card I did for a friend and coworker. The only reason it's "blog worthy" is that it's my very first gate fold card and I think the Michael Strong stamps on it seem to put the finishing touch on it.
This friend has had a very tough year and I thought an extra special card was in order for her. I hope she likes it!!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Busy day

Yesterday was a busy day for me creatively! I finished two 8.5x11 layouts (I do these and put them on a clip board to display them. I print the pictures as wallet size prints and then can fit two or three on a page. They are just quick little pages of pictures that I want to be able to look at for awhile, before they are put away in an album.
The first layout is my husband sporting a famous passenger while he was riding the scooter. A co-worker of his strapped Mr SquarePants to the back of the scooter while they were working and my husband road the silly thing around like that all day!!
The second layout is for my friend Lisa. Her son's first grade put on a circus and he was the "world's strongest clown!" He was adorable!! I took a lot of pictures that day, but these were my favorites. The page is on a clip board ready for her to take home the next time she comes over!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Looking at the Big Cats

Today was Hailey's 12th birthday, so we took her to the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center
Point IN. It was an amazing experience and sad at the same time. I have a million pictures...okay, almost 100 pictures of all the cats. Some aren't the greatest as all of the photos were taken through chain link fence.

Please check out their website. They need all the help they can get. It costs a lot of money to run the Rescue Center. I mean, can you imagine what it costs to feed a 600 pound tiger?!!