Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Starting the Summer With Tanya

Tanya, my BFF, came to Texas for a 3 week visit in June. I was shocked at how much I have missed her. She looks great and we spent some time together at her beach house. The kids really surprised me. When they were young, they were FORCED together because Tanya and I spent so much time together. Now, they are older and live in separate states but just fall right in line with each other. Just like "peas and carrots" you know what I mean. Reagan has cried several times wanting to see Wells again. I told Jerad last night that I am taking the kids to Colorado for spring break. Wells and Logan have promised to help the kids learn to ski. It should be fun!!!! Here are some of the beach photos.

BTW......many of you have asked about my photo border, like the ones in this post. Believe it or not, the photos are taken with my iPhone using an App called Hipstamatic. It is cool because you can switch film or change your camera lens to give you a variety of effects. The lens in these photos is the "John S" lens and the film is Kodot film. They are my favorite. Hugs

Sunday, July 4, 2010

2 posts in 2 days....WOW!!!!

Hi all,
wanted to post some photos of the projects I did for By Design Kit of The Month Le Bistro Rose. The paper had a decidedly patriotic look to it so I went in the July 4th direction. This was a project we started at Creative Escape last year so I took it further and added the great papers and embellishments I had in the kit. I also used lots of stamping which adds so much. I had this exact project in my mind back at Creative Escape. It played out well I think. Let me know if you have questions. Hugs

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Five Girls and a TuTu

Yikes it has been a while. Needed a creative outlet today so I decided to make a TuTu. Why a TuTu you ask. Well, you know I am running a half marathon in September right? Well, I wanted to do something crazy, but who can really run a half marathon in a TuTu? Well NOT ME. My friends running with me know I like to do crazy stuff (like crowns at CE). So they were not surprised when I started throwing around the word TuTu. I am sure they were all rolling their eyes though :) So, Shannon got us into the big pasta party blowout the night before the race and guess what, we are wearing TuTu's and little crystal crowns. HEAVEN. Yards and yards of pink tulle is any girls dream right? So, I had to figure out how to make one. I really think it turned out OK, what do you think. Big Pink Fluffy Hugs Everyone :)