Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One Weekend Two Shots (June 25-26)

June is going by way to quick for my taste!  The fourth will come and go and so will summer vacation. 

Well here is my final weekend shots.  This was just a great project to do.  I can't wait to go back and print these pics to put in my book.  Reading the stories about the shots as well as the memories they provoke will be something.  Dedra truly is an amazing artist and I encourage all to stop by her blog and see just what an inspiration this woman is.  Pop over to Between Us and say hi, browse around, you won't be disappointed in the least, I promise!

Preparations, preparations.  Our daughter's wedding will be here before you can blink and we are getting our home and projects together.  This is a birthday card I made for my bro-in-law, as well as some tid-bits I'm putting together for a banner that will be for my daughter

Tools of the trade, well just a couple of them.  Hubby has been working in the living room building new built in book cases as well as a wood wall above the 2 cases and the fireplace.  This will go with the rest of the wood in our home and be just gorgeous.

One Weekend Two Shots (June 18-19)

We are in the final two weekends of this fun project!  Here are my shots -

Have ya ever really noticed what a pretty color beets are?  I love to roast them on the grill with some olive oil, salt and pepper.

 This is "Duende" she hangs in our kitchen.  A revelation for me was hubby telling me he loved the pic because it reminded him of me :)

Monday, June 13, 2011

Anniversary Album

My sis-in-law asked me to make her parents a 50th Anniversary album.  This was a bit intimidating at first.  I've never done something this important before.  I also only had 5 days to do it, and a lot of people didn't get all their pics to her in time.  It was a large album, about 14x12, and instead of it going up and down, I flipped it and had it going side to side or wide ways.  I think it came so very nice.  I used my cricut E 2 for the whole thing,  I cut and welded some great titles and flourishes that I made custom myself!  They came great, I need to save them on my Gypsy to use again.  My DCWV stacks ( I can't remember the names) were employed almost exclusively except for one page that was BoBunny's timepiece collection.  Here are the pics, and my sil just loved how it came, as did everyone who was at the party this weekend for my niece's b.f's graduation and saw it too!  She'll bring it back from New York with her when she returns so I can finish it.

My bro & sis-in-law and their kids.  The words on this page says Life's Celebrations which I then welded together with a flourish.  I also put quotes about daughters, grandchildren and friends on the pages, printed on velum and inked around the edges -

On the bottom I used a gorgeous gold tulle to make a pretty bow

Her sisters children all follow on these page.  Not all the pics were in so I left an unglued mat on this one

On this one I used my Tim Holtz Big Shot bird cage die and added little beads on the bottom

On a side note, the baseball album for Coach went over so well the parents asked if I would do various albums for them and they would pay me!  Getting paid for doing something you love, imagine that!!  I may have to have hubby make a brochure of my work to give to people.  Hope you like how it came.

One Weekend Two Shots (June 11-12)

This is from Santino's Baseball party.  He had a blast diving!

Their cake cam great!

One Weekend Two Shots ( June4-5)

We're coming to the final weekends of this awesome project!  Again I'd like to thank Dedra Long from Between Us for putting this in motion.  It's been a lot of fun and I think my picture taking skills has expanded dramatically!!

From my bedroom window on the 3rd floor of our home, the gorgeous magnolia tree on the side of our house -

In the beautiful morning sun, a basket of Bath and Body Works goodies that Mom got me for Mother's Day -

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Baseball Mini-Album

For my son Santino's coach I have made a baseball mini album.  Sonny had such a great year I wanted to make a memory book for his coach to remember his team by.  I think it came so nice!

I used my cricut like crazy for this.  The Sports Mania cart, Plantin Schoolbook and Cricut Sampler.  I cut chipboard in the shape of a ball field, and used various papers, some baseball some not for the pages.  I had baseball stickers and used pop-ups for dimension in the book.  I think the parents thought I was crazy with all the pics I took at the games, but I had so many great pics to choose from.  Here you go -

One Weekend Two Shots (May 28-29)

Here are my shots-

Cupcakes from my fave bakery downtown, Martha Greens Doughlectables

A mural done by my daughters graduating 5th grade class, the starfish was Sophia's -


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