Friday, July 31, 2009

A Project, As Promised…

I actually was partly on the ball this year for Father’s Day. I made a card for my husband and a card for my dad (unfortunately, I did not get one done for my father-in-law—sorry Bumpo!) This is the one I made for my dad. Tune in tomorrow for the one I made for Mel!


And here is a picture of it with the cutest card-giver you could ever imagine:


supplies (all CTMH, unless otherwise noted):
Back Country Level 2 paper pack
Treetops stamp set
Say It in Style stamp set
twill ribbon--natural
photo clip—autumn terracotta (retired)
safety pin & brads—outdoor denim (retired)

colors: outdoor denim, autumn terracotta, goldrush, barn red, olive, colonial white

size: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2”

idea from: my original design

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gotta Love Summer!

I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but something has been keeping us VERY busy lately--—namely this…………..


which is just a couple of blocks away from this…………..


Yep, we are now the proud owners of a beautifully renovated 1930’s beach cottage and we love it! We have been spending as much time as possible there lately, especially with the unheard of high temperatures we are having in the Northwest. Today was over 105 degrees back at home (and no air conditioning at our house, so it was 94 degrees inside when Mel got home after 8 p.m. this evening), but a nice comfortable 60-some degrees here at the coast.

Unfortunately, Mel had to head back into town to work for a couple of days, but Em and I opted to stay here the rest of the week and invited one of my best friends down. Mel and my friend’s husband will be back on Friday for the weekend. Hopefully by next Monday the heat wave at home will have calmed down to a bearable temperature, as I really need to get some things done there—like cleaning and creating (in no particular order).

And believe it or not, I do have some projects ready to share over the next few days, so be sure to check back!!!