Monday, April 26, 2010

It's Monday again and that means that it's time for stinky work after a nice weekend. My Uncle Kenny and his daughter, Maddy, are visiting from Florida. They've spent the weekend with us and it's been just wonderful having them with us. Obviously, due to the distance between us we don't get to see each other that often so I'm just overjoyed that they are here. Unfortunately, Maddy flies out today because she has to get back to college and my uncle will be leaving tomorrow. I'm bummed that I can't be with them today but Jim is home with them today and I'll be taking off from work tomorrow. I know I'll be sad when Uncle Kenny leaves tomorrow but he's informed us that he'll be back in June so that is something to look forward to with great anticipation.

Monday is also the day for posting my los for our circle journal. Here are my los for Jessica's theme. Now, those of you who know me, know that I am not a big fan of summer so this was not the easiest topic for me. I had to think of other reasons besides the obvious ones that people like about summer because those are the things that make me not like it. The heat and humidity that come with that season are enough to make me hibernate in my frigidly air conditioned house. So, that being said, there still had to be some things about summer that are ok and after some thought, this is what I came up with. I glimmermisted the journaling mats which was fun. I love spritzing things with glimmermist. Don't you? And that adorable butterfly is courtesy of Lisa.

Alrighty, back to work I go. Hope you enjoy my "sunny" los.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Well, hello long lost cyberspace. My internet service at home has been down since Saturday and I've been seriously jonesing for the world wide web. I even came into work a little early today so I could get my fix of it. You know it had to be bad for me to come into work early. Since I don't have all that much time, I'll make this post quick.

I took a nap yesterday afternoon and, of course, it messed up my regular sleep schedule. Since I couldn't go to sleep at my normal hour last night, I decided to scrap and get caught up on some sign-in tags for the cj swap. At 2:30 a.m, I was finally feeling like I could go to sleep so I put my stuff away and went to bed. Naturally, I was zombified this morning but at least I was productive.

Here is the sign-in for Jessica's 3 Reasons I Love Summer theme.
Here is my sign-in for Emma's 3 Favorite Actors Theme.
And finally, my sign-in for Elaine's 4 Things On My Welcome Sign.
I have to tell you how much I'm loving my Gypsy. I would have spent a whole lot of time looking for these shapes on the backs of the Cricut cartridge boxes. Instead, I just did a quick search on the Gypsy and it brought up all the carts that contained these shapes. Then I was able to cut directly from the Gypsy to the Cricut. In fact, I didn't even know that I had a cart with a door hangar on it so my Gypsy is proving to be worth every penny.

Ok, I've been on here longer than I should have been so I have to run.

Hope you like the sign-ins. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Logan's handmade book

Hi, all. I thought I'd show you the book that my son created for a compulsory bookwriting/illustrating contest in which he participated. While the contest is optional for most students, it was mandatory for his honor class. Naturally, just one more project he had to do in the month of February bringing the total to ten projects for that month. Logan decided to use a golden retriever mix named Kasie as his main character. Kasie was probably the most lovable golden retriever mix ever. We were burlarized once and I just know that Kasie licked them and brought his ball for them to play with him. You can see a pic of my beloved dog in the book.

I helped with the construction of the actual book but Logan wrote the story and did the drawings all by himself. The rules of the contest stated that the book had to have a title page, copyright page, dedication, blurb, about the author, etc., in addition to a clear message within the story. The rules also did not allow for any kind of plastic or metal binding or we would have used metal rings. His book has been submitted as a finalist. Keep your fingers crossed, folks. The winner of the contest gets $500.

Hope you enjoyed his book project. I am very proud of him and the work he did on this. Remember, fingers crossed!