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Friday, July 16, 2010

Birthday Cards

I had to make a couple birthday cards for family members this week. One for Tukker & one for Braiden.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Envelope Mini Album

I have been wanting to do a mini album for Grandma Donna for a while. We don't see her as much as I would like to, so I wanted to send her an album with things in it we have been doing this year so far. It is hard for her to travel like she used to, so I wanted her still share in the fun with us.

I started out with Basic Greys two scoops. It has a 6x6 paper pad, small brads, larger brads, chip board shapes & chipboard alphabet (didn't use the alpha).
I cut out of cereal boxes 2 parts for the cover & 2 parts for back. By the time they are covered in paper & inked you can't even tell they were made from cereal boxes.

I went looking on you tube for a turtorial on making the envelope album. I found one that has beautiful papers & embellies WOW!!!! Check it out here.

So here are all the pic's from the album.

It was a blast to make & I am excited for Grandma to get it.


Monday, July 5, 2010

I have had this big idea for the past few months. I wanted to go see my oldest son Calvin & surprise him. So I was real sneaky & every time I have talked to him the past few months I would ask him about his work schedule, if he was taking any days off soon, questions like that. So later last week I asked about his schedule (he probably thinks I'm going senile ( I am to young for senile :) asking the same kinds of ??? every time we talk :). So Saturday afternoon we left for Challis, a 5 hour drive for us to surprise Calvin. It was a beautiful day for a long drive, I was so excited to see Calvin & us spend some family time together.

We checked into our motel & went out for dinner to the restaurant where Calvin works. As soon as we got there Calvin came walking out from the back and was putting something away at the salad bar. I hollered " Hey Goodlookin", Calvin turns around & he was surprised. It took him a second to let it soak in. Then I gave a big hug and all was good!!!

The owner of the restaurant insisted Calvin come and spend time with us. It was a slow night so I didn't feel bad about Calvin abandoning his post. It was great to see Calvin and spend time with him. We all had Patty Melts & talked. I got to explain my craziness.

The owner was nice to take a family pic. We had to let Calvin get back to work so we went bowling.

The next day we meet for breakfast & went on a ride. Calvin took us to a fun hiking, creek crossing, picture taking place. We all took of our shoes & socks to cross the creek & go on a little hike. Man o man the water was cold. Then we found a tree across the creek and came back over on it.

After our hike on the way to take Calvin home we stopped and got some "good" fireworks. It was a short trip, but so glad to spend time with Calv & miss his so, and wish he lived closer to us!!!!!! Maybe someday :)


Saturday, July 3, 2010

USA Wood Blocks

I have these 3 wood scrap pieces  I have been wondering what can I do with those. I saw where someone had made USA blocks out of them, so that is what I did!

First I got some blue paint. It was old & really thick so I added some water to it. The paint color turned out ok just almost looked like a blue wash. I figured that was alright since most of the front of the block will be covered.

The I picked out some scrap papers. I also used my cricut to cut out the letters. My dial was set on 2 1/4 for the letters & I used the capitals in that font.

Next I started putting on the papers. I used Mod Podge matte finish.

Here they are drying. I will add a top coat of the Mod Podge to finish.

Have a Happy Fourth of July weekend,
Connie :)

Friday, July 2, 2010

Carch Specks :)

Carch & I had to go to the eye Doc a few weeks ago. Sure enough Car definetly needed some glasses. He is wanting to get contacts but the Doc suggested getting glasses and getting used to them first. So we went and ordered his specks. He was so excited to be able to see he had a count up on how many days going on our fridge with magnets. As soon as we got the call his glasses are ready we were there!!!

Carch looks super handsome in his new glasses!!!

Love you so much dude!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mom :)