26 July 2011

Fourth of July Weekend

My parents drove down from UT and we met them in Phoenix. We stayed with them at the Embassy Suites for the night. The next morning, they all went for a swim and I took photos. Hubby and I headed back to Fort Huachuca and the boys stayed with my parents. We hit Barnes & Noble, Michaels, and Jo-Ann's (which turns out to be right across the street from the Michaels). On the Fourth of July (since we were kid free) we went and saw a movie. Bad Teacher was pretty funny. The boys were returned to us a few days later (after being spoiled rotten). I guess I need to download the photos from our "vacation" we took about a week later. :)

20 July 2011

Shadowbox Swap

I never remember how to order my photos. The first five are items that I made for inside her shadowbox...her being Stevie (www.myartcanvas.blogspot.com). I had the worst time painting this shadowbox. The first one..the colors were too bright and I tried painting over them...not my best work. So I ordered two more shadowboxes...good thing I did. I settled on white, because she likes Shabby Chic and Rachel Ashwell paints everything white. :) I was stupid and left the paint for the inner boxes out and wee one decided he wanted to paint. He painted the outside box green....not all of it. I barely had enough green to finish the inside boxes, so I used the outside box of shadowbox #3 and started over again. I decided against the birthday theme, so that she can have it out year round. She is the only female in her household as well. I can feel her pain. I, also, did not glue anything down.....I thought she might like to pull things out to touch them....which led me to fill the last boxes with handmade items she could wear and put back. I made a brooch (with reclaimed Simply Shabby Chic fabric), a ring, and three bobby pins with vintage findings. I had a good time making those and I am tempted to make more. Her favorite colors are pink, mint green, and aqua. The bottom photo is the little box of adorable she made me. :) There is a little fairy sitting on a cake and a fake strawberry....she makes her own strawberries and that is why she got a pea pod from me. She loves fake food as well. :)

19 July 2011

Overdue Swap Photos

Loads of swap goodies came my way in the last month. Little books, bling and summer lovin tags. My contibution to the tag swap was the snow cone in the upper right hand corner. I used glittered paper for the ice part....it glimmers like a real snow cone (thank you cheap Target scrapbooking paper....99 cents for two 12" by 12" sheets and they have eight packs of other paper for the same price...check it out) and a real snow cone holder for the snow cone holder....you can't fake that waxed paper cone...so I cut up real ones. Next post will cover the Birthday Treasury Shadowbox Swap...what I sent and what I received. Then I'll cover what we've been up to the last few weeks.....I remembered my camera and took photos. :) Woohoo...a few more weeks and school starts.