Sunday, October 31, 2010

Senior Pics

Hi!! Yesterday I had the pleasure of being asked to take this charming young man's senior pics. I have to admit, I was nervous. I've never had the opportunity to do this. So, I thought.. ok.. this will be a good challenge for me. I love to take pics.. but I've always been a scenery photographer. I mean I take snapshots of family but.. that is just so different. It was fun tho. The only thing I was frustrated about was the sun. It was not cooperating and we were battling it all day. Poor Brett was squinting a lot. He would kill me for posting this (but he has no idea I have a blog LOL). Some of the pics that were taken are very silly and goofy.. long story short.. his mom went with us, and he started to act up as kids do and I just kept clicking the camera, like I alwyas do! So, enjoy! Take time to have fun!

Ok.. the video wont work.. so here are just a few pictures...

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010


It is fall with 60 mph wind gusts. Brr!! Mother nature is getting wicked :) This is what it is like as winter approaches.

Monday, October 25, 2010


So, I am making stuff for the art and craft show.. and i stumble upon Kimberly Van Diepen's blog. She came up with this awesome idea using Ghirardelli Chocolates. My preference.. the Peppermint Bark. Choco-gasmic! Can you say yummy? I don't have the die that Kim has but I made do with what I have.. and it came out kinda cute. Almost as cute and Kim's! Check out her blog and her video on making these cute and delicious little chocolates.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

More Stuff Being Made...

Little notepads and will have matching pens.. Just a sampling of some of the stuff I am making for the Art N Craft show.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Whatta Mess!

I'm on a roll! I'm mass producing  for a Art & Craft show I am participating in on November 12 & 13, along with November 19 & 20th. If you are local, please mark these dates on your calendar. It will be held at Laurie Carey's home at 501 East Melendy Street, Ludington. It will be 10 am until 6pm all four days. Now.. to show you my "not so tidy" craft area.. egads! LOL.

Now, back to the grind.. Santa's helpers are waiting for me to get back to work! :-) 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ho Ho Ho Holidays.. Already?

Getting ready for the holidays.. I went to Jenny's and we made 5 more designs of Christmas cards. How fun eh! Now.. to do enough so I can send out cards this year... Hmm.. Not sure LOL. I thought Id share what I did tonight.. I had such a great time. Jenny, thank you for letting me come by early and getting me into this workshop too! Looking forward to November's as well!

Friday, October 15, 2010

The Smell Of Autumn Is In The Air...

Reflections in the water.

Mother Natures new carpet.

The channel at the opening of the State Park

And the clouds tell the story too. Fall is here.. the trees are changing colors and cool crisp breeze is here. The smell of those blanket of leaves on the ground is something that reminds me of my childhood. I think this time of year is so pretty. I just dread what comes after fall......... winter! I'm not a winter lover. I don't care of the snow. I hate to be cold. I'm soaking all this in good.. before the pretty palette changes to white  and "snirt" snow stuff.

This is my new ride.. I finally have it home. Yay! (it was in the shop 5 days after I got it but it is running nice now.. thank goodness!)
Da Jeep!

Just had to get another picture.
And here.. is fall in northwest Michigan!

a small pumpkin patch

Overgrown asparagus.. love how it turns color

Just outside of a cemetery.

A cute country yard

One big Elk!

The track to nowhere

The Ludington Lighthouse

River in the State Park

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Butler Book - It flips and pops up!

At the club scrap retreat, we made this awesome book. They had additional kits for sale in different colors. I bought blue, more pink, and black n white. Inside are pages that flip and pop out.. and you add your own pictures to it and embellish the outside.. here are some cool examples Kay had for us:
Ok.. here is the inside of what it can look like once you add pictures...

So, this is what I made today:

 So much fun! I made 2.. have a few more to assemble! :) Have a great day and take time to be creative!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Stamp Club was tonight........

And, as usual, I had a great time with great friends! One of the members (Teresa) is due with a baby boy in December. We were sneaky and did a "mini" baby shower for her. Here are some pics and the projects.. I love stamp club. I guess I like being a social butterfly! Thanks, Jenny.. awesome projects once again!