Saturday, June 27, 2009

Did My June Challenge For Scrapbook Nook

Hi Everyone! As much as I have been fighthing this paper, I got my challenge done. Vanessa who owns the local scrapbook store here in town, does challenges monthly. You purchase a kit for $5 and get about $10 worth of stuff. You have to use everything in the kit.. in some way or another. I didnt actually buy this months kit but was sharing it with a good friend of mine, Denise (who by the way is super creative herself!). I honestly didnt like this paper. It isnt "me" at ALL! We had to use the "vintage yummy" by Sassafras Lass. I just kept looking at this wondering what the heck I was going to do with it. Definately not my style.. was very "cutesy". So, I got one of my mirrors and did something that I learned in a class with Tim Holtz. I think it turned out ok considering it was something I was dragging my feet over. The mirror is one of those cheap $2 mirrors from Ikea. I used misc stuff from Tim's Fragements, Idea-Ology line, some Ranger products and some misc stuff Ive found in my "stash". Ill be handing this over to Vanessa on Monday. Wish me luck!

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Very Special Gift From A Very Special Friend..

This morning after getting ready I had the mail carrier deliver something very special to my door. It was a good sized brown box. I love boxes.. !! I mean, who doesn't? Inside was a lot of bubble wrap (the big bubbled kind that makes the good "popping" sound) and as I unwraped it I discovered something very special.. this plaquie in memory of my baby...Bailey. Robin, thank you so much. I had to re do my makeup after reading the beautiful card and what it said on the back of the artwork. It's awesome!! Thank you so much. Love you lots! Ok, now I need a kleenex.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Taking Time Out...

Today is Fathers Day and I took the time out to go visit my parents. They have a summer home on a lake. My dad has a pontoon boat and offered to take my mom, brother Jasmine and I for a ride. How could I refuse? I rarely get to enjoy the summer sun with my job as an Innkeeper so this was a real treat for me. It was an awesome 81F day and I was loving it.. I think Jas was too! Just dodge the drooooooling dog! LOL. Happy Fathers Day!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Motorcycle Custom Painted With Perfect Pearls? You Betcha!

It has been a week of up's n down's. I guess that is to be expected. So, I thought Id share something pretty special to me. I am a harley chick! I own a 2004 sportster. I decided to have some custom painting on it. I didnt want anything "loud" on it.. but something that make it a "stamper/scrapbookers" kinda bike. I had a local paint artist, Roger Manley paint it for me and we used Perfect Pearls in the paint to create some very cool "ghost flames". Look closely and you can see them. It just depends on how the light hits the bike at different angles. Here is just another way you can use Ranger's Perfect Pearls. Pretty cool, eh? :-)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Goodbye My Bailey Girl....

I wasnt sure if I should post this but maybe sharing this will help heal my pain. When I got home from Ranger U, I came home to a very sick doggie. We rushed her to the Vet 10 min after I walked in the door.. unforunately what poor little Bailey had was uncurable. On June 9 2009 at about 330pm.. Bailey left us to go to doggie heaven. We discovered she had what is called Autoimmune Disease. It is something that apparently is hereditary. It came on so sudden, so fast. I had so many unanswered questions. If interrsted, here is a link to educate you on it.. as it is most common in Cocker Spaniels . I'm slowly healing. I also have an older doggie, Jasmine, who is 10. I think she is feeling a little loss too. I know time heals.. Bailey, I love you and you will always be in my heart.

Ranger U June 5 - 7, 2009

Hi All! Finally posting a picture from Ranger U in Tinton Falls, NJ. It was an awesome weekend.. I made a lot of new friends, and seen some familiar faces.. and got down and dirty and creative.. learning 70 techniques total.. Oh yeah.. it was a busy weekend. Ill post a few pictures of my adventure. So, thank you to Tim, Claudine, Suze, and everyone at Ranger for a great weekend of creativity! I was definately in "my zone".