Thursday, August 28, 2008

Our Bounty

I love this time of year when we can begin harvesting all the vegetables we've been nurturing and babying over the last couple of months. This is just a small sampling of the goods we'll be hauling in over the next couple of weeks as the temps begin to cool and the days get even shorter. We have corn, green beans, squash (yellow and zucchini), and peppers. We've already exhausted our lettuce - boy was that good! So lovely and so much more tasty than what you buy in the stores. Just wanted to share with you... :)
This first week of school has flown so far. Is this an indication of what the rest of the year will be like. Crazy, isn't it?
Hope this finds your week going smoothly. I'm glad it's almost Friday b/c I have a 3-day weekend ahead (maybe some time for scrappin?) Enjoy and see ya soon! Brenda

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Laugh Out Loud

So...are all the kids back in school? Ours started yesterday and they're lovin' it. They're all at different schools, but mainly on the same side of town, so when we do have to drop off/pick up, they're pretty close together. Our eldest is in middle school now (6th grade) and my husband and I were saying how much like high school it is. The school is very nice and each grade (6th, 7th, and 8th) have their own hall and gathering area, so there's not too much interaction between the older and younger kids. She's got 7 periods, so they're keeping her very busy and she seems to really enjoy her teachers so far. Check back with me in a month or two...
Fall seems to be right around the corner here, with cooler temps in the mornings and cooler overnights. Sigh...I'm not quite ready for that, as our spring/summer was slow in getting here. The flowers and plants we put in are beginning to look like summer is winding down, so I guess it's time to prepare for the colder months ahead.
On a different note, what d'ya think about this card. The only thing that's stamped is the greeting - the rest is paper cutting just done freehand with some scraps left over from previous scrappin' projects. I then took a pen and outlined around the whole thing. I got the idea from Paper Crafts magazine and changed it up a bit to suit my taste. I think it turned out really cute.
Hope your week is going smoothly and if you have kids, they are settling into a routine again. Have a wonderful Tuesday - see ya soon! Brenda

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Hi Friend!

Did ya hear that? It's the sounds of ecstatic yippees as the end of summer vacation comes to an end! Not trying to be cruel - I DO love my kids - it's just the lack of activity and boredom, constantly hanging around mom and dad, looking to us to entertain them that's driving me nuts. I'm ready for them to be on a schedule again and back into a routine. OK... now that I've said that, I'm so glad you stopped by :) Here's my latest and greatest creation - it's all Cosmo Cricket and I'M LOVIN IT!!! Aren't these papers just darling? I used my Daisy D's rolling dispenser that applies a faux stitching b/c my sewing machine doesn't really want to work right, so I was pleased with the outcome. Lovin' these papers!! Hope your week is going well - enjoy your day and hopefully you have time to create something fun. Hugs - Brenda

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It's love...

Hey - how are ya? It's Tuesday evening and I thought...I really need to get some scrappin' done really soon!! It's been entirely too long since I've put picture to paper, but I sure have been a card makin' fool, haven't I? Here is one I made for some friends who just got married. They had a lot of red and black in their wedding and so I thought I'd carry that theme through with this simple, yet pretty-as-can-be card. Love the buttons and ribbon across the top to dress it up a bit and their names are stamped with a CTMH alphabet. I put the letters side by side on my desk, then placed my clear block on top of them and came up with a pretty straight line. Then I had a cute little heart that is from Studio G and plopped that right next to their names. Simple yet personalized and made with love! Thanks for looking - hope your week is shaping up to be a good one! Bren

Friday, August 8, 2008

The dog days of summer?

So, we've come down to this. The kids are truly bored and doing whatever they can to keep themselves busy, at the expense of the poor dog! On the other hand - she really is quite funny looking, isn't she? I nicknamed her Hannah Dogtana or she could be Snowpay (like Sharpay from High School Musical) - which one do you like best? Well - just thought I'd post a funny for today. Enjoy your Friday!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blue is the color of the day!

Hey, hey, hey -- lookie what I got this past week at the fair! Woo hoo! I was so very excited and flattered all at the same time! There were some talented ladies who entered cards and pages and these 2 happened to win over all of them! WOW!! I also took second on another of my cards and even entered a scrapbook page, which got a "participant" ribbon - whatever that means :) Anyway, wanted to share with you the winning cards. I love the tall card to the left which is made with Love Elsie papers and was very simple to say the least. The other is an idea I got from and it was actually a card map idea. Love it! Well...I guess I'm done bragging for now. Hope your week is going well. Can't believe it's already Wednesday and we're heading toward the weekend again! Enjoy and hugs! Bren