Thursday, July 29, 2010

Create to Create

Hi friends! It feels like it's been so long since I've shared a project with you.

I've been getting pretty messy lately while creating and in the interest of saving my clothes, I decided an apron would be a nice solution. I was inspired by my friend Kim to decorate my apron before I totally ruin it with paints, inks and glimmer mists LOL

What do you think? Does it look familiar?
I used regular inexpensive acrylic paints to color it and then added sparkle with Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist all over and some of the new yummy Pomegranate glimmer mist on the very bottom. I also painted the stars and stardust with silver and frosted lace Stickles. I wish you could see the way it shimmers, it's so pretty IRL.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

One Year Anniverary!

Today is a very special day for me personally. One year ago today I had LASIK eye surgery and went from a prescription of -8 to perfect 20/20 vision!
Everything about my procedure has been wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone who is considering having it done.
Even after a year, I still catch myself sometimes reacting as though I'm wearing my glasses. (like when it's raining, I shield my eyes so I don't get spots all over my glasses LOL) After all, I did wear glasses for over 23 years!
Some of the recent joys of not wearing glasses that I have noticed are: going swimming with my girls this summer and not worrying about just jumping into the pool. I can ride my 4-wheeler and not fight wearing my glasses under my goggles. I can wear any cute pair of sunglasses I want ;)
But my most favorite thing so far about not wearing glasses is waking up in the morning with Lilee at the side of my bed and I can see her!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Lilee's Hair Disaster

I'm sure a lot of you have children, they may be grown now or they might still be babies. Well then you are also aware of the things they can do to make you crazy. Today my nearly 5 year old Marleen, took it upon herself to give her little sister Lilee (almost 3 years old) a new hair style.
I thought the two of them were blissfully playing in Marlee room, making a huge mess like they almost always do when unsupervised and quiet. It wasn't until Marlee brought me a crafty "project" she had constructed out of my address labels that I realized they had gotten into our home office (where they know they are not allowed to go). So when I went to see what else she had gotten into, I found various locks of beautiful curly red on the hallway floor. All I could do was gasp when I spotted Lilee sitting on the floor completely missing her bangs! i asked her why she cut her hair (assuming she had done it to herself) and she replied "Marlee did it". I surveyed the damage and found there wasn't much I could do to make it better because I didn't want to cut anymore of her hair off.
Here she is completely bangs-less

and from the side it's almost a mullet.

There is a nice size chunk missing right at the back crown of her head, there's no hiding that Alfalfa spike.

This was the best solution I could come up with. Here's Lilee and her new hair style that she'll be wearing until it grows back in

Marlee is still sitting in the living room recliner being forced to watch the food network until punishment has been decided.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Lilyboo and Sketchy Thurdsay's

Hi, I hope every one is having a great weekend. I'm having a fabulous weekend, actually my whole week has been great! Kevin has been on vacation since the 4th and we've just been busy doing things around here like riding our 4 wheelers and hiking at Old Man's cave.
So here's my layout for this week's Sketchy Thursday's challenge.
I colored up a Lilyboo digi "garden trellis" that is perfect for my layout, cuz I really do love my garden. It's not much (about 4'x9' raised bed) but that's all the room we have. I'm just happy I can have any at all :)

Since I had a couple of picks of my garden and wanted to include them all, I made a little fold-y flap to hide my other two photos behind my colored image.

See - when it's all closed up, you'd never know they are back there!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Dragonfly Card and Video

Hi all! I finally got another video made. It's been a while since I worked on one. I made a dragonfly card using the new dragonfly color Glimmer Mist (seems appropriate, right?) Of course you could use any of your favorite colors of glimmer mist for this technique.

Visit Your Memories Here for Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in a variety of colors and Prima Pearls and Crystals (which come in various assortments for only $1.49)

Lilyboo July Challenge

Summer theme challenge.

We have decided that the challenge cards should use a Lilyboo designs image. The prize for the winner will be a Lilyboo designs digi of their choice.

So if you haven’t got what you need for a summery card already pop over to our gorgeous new Lilyboo designs shop over on Cuddly Buddly and see if there is a digi you need in there, with prices at 99p (around $1.49 U.S.) you can’t go wrong.

There are 90 freebies over on Cuddly Buddly so if you haven’t popped over there to grab some yet, go now!!!

We can’t wait to see what you all create with these gorgeous summer days as your inspiration.

So, head over to Lilyboo's Challenge blog to see what the DT has come up with and link up your summery Lilyboo creation too.

Here's My Card (which I posted yesterday)