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Monday, May 30, 2011

Is This May?

So...here in Utah we are having a different spring for sure. Mr Creative tracks weather and water for his job and this is going with the trend of every 30 years or so.
Very sad sight this morning where the bird bath is iced up and there is snow on the ground...very little but snow none the less!

On a happier note...I finally talked Mr Creative into buying a swing set for our Grkids to play on so that we can keep them under control in the back yard. So far grson I has enjoyed it a bit but he has been sick and we have had Seattle or Forks weather here so no playing in the rain! LOL Hopefully once the spring gives way to summer it will get lots of use!

Bye the way Happy Memorial Day and a big THANK YOU to all who have ever served and most especially now to those who wait!
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

OH Yum Icecream Cake

One more page for the mini. It is pretty simple with the one photo but I wanted to show the fun photos displayed with this Chocolate ice cream cake. Dad was in heaven as his favorite things are chocolate and ice cream! LOL
Sketch Nuts about Sketches
Supplies: pp Guy Stack DCWV and Luxury Stack, cardstock DCWV and Co'ordinations and stash, Twill and brads from stack, ribbon Martha Stewart. Cricut carts Graphically Speaking and From the Kitchen
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Friday, May 13, 2011

Always Eating

First two pages of a mini album in the works.
Love this new stack from DCWV...the perfect papers.
Sure hope my Dad doesn't see this as it will be a gift for him LOL
Sketch Nuts About Sketches
Supplies: DCWV pp and cardstock, Bazil cardstock, ribbons Martha Stewart and unknown, Cricut Lyrical Letters and Straight From the Nest., ink from stash

I think it's because people stay still when they are eating so I always seem to have pics of the family! LOL
A page for a gift album in the works
Sketch by Nuts About Sketches
Supplies: PP and cardstock DCWV Guy Stack, brads Basic Grey (I think), ribbon, sticker tag letters and ink from stash
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

One More For Now

Finished this a bit ago.
I love this Crafty paper stack from DCWV and even though this will be in the Christmas 09 album I decided to use it for these pics.
I got the chance to do some sewing/quilting with my Momma and my gr'niece while visiting NC. This is another sketch from Nuts About Sketches and even though I only had two photos to use it worked with the sketch just fine. I also dug out some Prima flowers and old fancy brads from Making Memories and ribbon to complete the page.
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Mr Roboto

Grson I was talking about making a blue robot like he had on one of his puzzles. I asked him if he would like to make one with Nana's Cricut Of course he said yes! LOL

He picked out the shiniest papers from Nana's stash and we designed, loaded the mats and cut the robot parts! Then we glued them together and Nana suggested he might like to add some sparkle with jewels, Yep again!
Here is his special robot
Supplies: DCWV glitter paper, American Crafts metallic paper, cardstock, jewels from the stash.
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From the Quiltroom Design Wall

I have to admit that I have been spending much more time in the scrapbook world than the quilt world but I have to keep up in a couple of areas so here are the latest from
Victoria's Friendship Quilt
this is an 8 inch block and I am keeping with my chosen palette of fabrics so there will be a lot of repeated use of them. I still need to do some stitching on the applique block so hopefully that will be done soon.
Color From the Heart Lesson 5 Inspiration
For this exercise we were to find something that inspired us to create into fabric something that wasn't fabric...if that makes sense LOL
I looked for 2 weeks or so to find something that made me want to do this. I was looking for something spring like and searched all kinds of images on google and finally found the image that just made me want to jump in and create.
This image is of the Castle Eilean Donan in Scotland which happens to be the castle owned by my very own Clan MacRae!

At the top you see the inspiration image and then below the fabrics ready to sew into the Trip Around the World quilt. The squares are 2 inches unfinished. I had planned only to pick the fabrics to start out the project since my friend PN was teaching the lesson at our New Friends Quilt Circle but once I found the photo and started picking the fabric I just couldn't rest until I had the whole thing done! LOL
I finished it on Mon. afternoon took it to our meeting and everyone assured me that it indeed showed how the image inspired my quilt.
PN and CH borrowed the quilt plus the others from our lessons to do a trunk show for another group KNOTTS in Orem, Utah. When I get it back I will add a border and then take another picture to show the finished quilt top.
I really love my quilt and might just quilt this one. I had only planned on making tops but I might not be able to help myself and actually make it into a completed quilt.
I started out with 13 fabrics and added and subtracted about 3 of the fabrics to get the final look. You might notice the "out of place" square but I didn't notice until the top was sewn so I had to do some reverse sewing to fix the boo-boo.
Sorry such a long post but you probably can tell I really love this project!
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Las Vegas Scottish Festival

Mr Creative and I traveled south in April to spend a long weekend in Las Vegas to see their version of a Scottish Highland Festival. It was really nice weather and we enjoyed outself despite Mr C's still healing broken ankle.
For their opening ceremony they welcomed the Navy Band out of San Diego. It was great to see the boys in their dress whites since all military mostly wear the camouflage ACUs most of the time.

Here is one of the pipe bands at the same ceremony.

There was a whole bunch of both Scottish and Irish dancing it is quite a contrast to see the tradition of the Scottish dancers in their dancing kits and jackets and socks compaired to the glitziness of the Irish dancers with their bright almost neon colors and sequins. LOL
I forgot to take pictures of them
Here is a link to some typical dresses for the Irish Dancers
and then one for the Scottish Dancers
Don't know any of these girls personally but they are very typical of what you would see at the festival!

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Doing Some Catch UP

I have gotten way behind in my blog posting...Sorry about that Chief! LOL
I need to take a bunch of pictures so I will go back to Easter for these

I made cards for my "far away" grandsons since I couldn't be there to enjoy Easter with them.
Most of the papers are from DCWV Spring stack of 2009 and to tell the truth I can't remember which Cricut cart I used for the chick but I think the Bunny is from Winter woodland.or maybe not! LOL
Anyway Grson I helped me out with the cards and I gave him his own chick to take home and play with.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

MY Mother's Day Gifts

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

DCWV Give away!

Erin at DCWV is giving away all kinds of goodies for National Scrapbook day...and I bet many of you didn't even know there was such a thing! LOL
Visit the blog to enter

Friday, May 6, 2011

Scrapbook USA EXPO

Did you know that there is a new blog for Scrapbook USA?
And just to think only 125 more days until the next Expo in Sandy, Ut!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

To my Mother, and the mother of my Grandsons, my daugher.
Love You all!
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