Saturday, April 30, 2011

Mouse Paper Mom Part 2

So I finished my second project and am so pleased with it that I will likely make another for myself to keep! I can't wait to show you what's inside. It's so darn cute :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mouse Paper Mom

So I took the first class "Mouse Paper Scissors" and continued on with Mouse Paper Mom. I absolutely love Heidi's creativity and saves me time not having to come up with ideas.

We are making 2 really cute projects. The first is a mom album with fun components for the inside pages. Once Mother's Day arrives I will show more detailed pages.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Procession of the Species

"The 17th Annual Procession of the Species Celebration

Saturday 4:30pm Imagine…Create…Share

Created by the community for the community, the Procession of the Species is a colorful and joyous street pageant using the languages of art, music and dance to inspire cultural appreciation, understanding and protection of the natural world. Come celebrate your element: Earth, Air, Fire or Water. Rain or Shine!"

We headed down to Olympia to see the Procession of the Species parade. It was my first time and it is quite the site. Not your average parade. No advertisement, No motorized anything, All costumes handmade. It was really cool to see what ideas people came up with for their costumes.

Some of my favorites were the jelly fish, squid, seagulls and crows. Oh, and I can't forget the giant razor clam that playfully sticks his head out.

After the parade ended, we headed to a restaurant for barbeque and got in just in time. The line after us was crazy long!!! We ended the day by driving to Cabela's to use a Christmas gift card and then to my sister's to hang out with my family.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Gray Wolf Trail

Saturday morning Christopher and I got up at 6 am to catch the ferry to Kingston for the drive up to Sequim. There was a little drizzle on the way up, but Sequim is known for being in the rain shadow and having beautiful weather year round. As we drove on Hwy 101, a bald eagle flew right over our car worthy of a knuckle bump.

Once we got to the trail we started our 8.4 mile roundtrip trek. It was a great hike to get these old legs back in shape. We found 3 separate campgrounds each one getting better further in. At the third site we stopped for snacks and another bald eagle flew right past us going up river. It was an awesome site worthy of another knuckle bump.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

birthday card for dad

my dad's 64th birthday is coming up and i made him this card that looks like grungy metal. he's a well driller so i think he'll appreciate it versus butterflies and flowers! also added some techniques i learned from mouse paper scissors :)
Happy Birthday Dad! Love you!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

show and tell

i forgot to show what i made during my craft day with the girl friends back in march. i just finished my classes at mouse paper scissors and i was on the band wagon making these little paper yo yo's and banners.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Photoshop Skills

slowly but surely i am building my photoshop skills. today i downloaded ali edwards' free thankful thought overlay. i am thankful that i can do this on my own and not be dependent on other people to do it for me!