Saturday, April 21, 2012

Lumberjack Workout

Several trees in the backyard didn't leaf out this spring.  Found out many neighbors are having to remove dead or dying ash trees because the Emerald Ash Borer had done it's damage.  We lost 3 trees so far but there are at least 2 others that will eventually die, it's just so sad.  All the trees were larger than the house, so we hired a tree removal company cut them down, but to save some money we had them leave the logs instead of hauling them away.  A landscaping friend helped us rent a gas powered wood splitter...what a time saver...but work was hard.

Need wood?
 Now that that the hard work is done I did a little playing, getting ready to teach a card class at the local scrapbook store this week.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Parisian Post

Tonight I worked on a gift for a friend who loves to send snail mail.  While on the phone with her the other day she was reminiscing about a trip she and her husband took to Paris.  I remembered these vintage souvenir cards my mom handed down to me and decided I could use them to make her a some blank stationary. They were looking a little ho-hum with just the picture and stamping, at this point my mind usually travels to glitter as an embellishment.  I wanted the effect to be subtle so I used coordinating colors from my Sparkle N Sprinkle collection.

Glitter colors: Misty Blue & Shimmering Seas

Gold Dust and Bronze Splendor

Golden Silver and Celestial

 Charcoal and Black Ice

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Fun

(for you Fer)

Easter tradition was in full swing yesterday, the family came over for dinner and an egg hunt.

The guys had a bit too much fun with hiding places this year.

 Here is the small kid crew, several family members didn't make it home...and oh we missed them!!

 Of course we live for these moments...

They are all getting so big, don't know how much longer they will see egg hunts as a fun thing to do.
Hopefully we can get a few more years out of these kiddos.