Saturday, June 30, 2007

Rain, rain go away!!!

Sigh. This is what I wish I could be doing!


Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketBut no! The rain here will not stop. We have had rain everyday for like two weeks. Some streets are closed because of flooding. I am accustomed to wacky Oklahoma weather (hello, tornadoes!) but I am really tired of seeing our local weathermen on tv every second. And Harrison longingly looks out the glass door at the wet yard. He say, "Oh, no, rain!!!Not again. What a mess!" every day. I know there are areas of the US that need rain, and I also know that Texas is fairing worse now, but I wish I could sing the "Rain, rain go away" song like I would when I was a little girl, and it would disappear. Tomorrow we are going to the Sam Noble Museum to look at dinosaur bones. I am tired of watching videos or going shopping out of rain boredom. Thanks for listening to a grumpy gal!
BTW, we saw Ratatouille. Ben and I loved it, but Harrison was bored towards the end.

Dramatic Chipmunk

Love this little guy! I saw it on Best Week Ever tonight. Too funny! :)

Mika Brzezinski of MNSBC rips Paris report

I'm with you Mika!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Will Ferrell and Pearl part 2

Pearl's Last Video with Will Ferrell-Good Cop, Baby Cop

RAK


I have posted a RAK at the boy scraps blog for these Cloud 9 Designs chipboard/coasterettes with boy
designs on them. All you have to do is leave a comment saying why you started scrapbooking or why you would like to start scrapbooking. One winner will be chosen at random on July 5, 2007-Thursday. Good luck! I will post the winner here and on the boy scraps blog! :)

My Scrapbook Room! And more recent buys...

My sizzix/cutting area Stuff I just bought yesterday
(the cloud 9 chipboard will be for a blog RAK)
My scrapbook desk (where the magic happens...j/k)
More supplies, paper, cricut and light box
My shelf with all our a/l free albums and magazines I subscribe to
My paint, ribbon and button stash-I like to see the colors!
I plan on painting the tops of the little jars to match the buttons someday.
At the bottom you can see my ATG gun that I love so much, some small Fiskars
cutters and a Marvy mat.


Thanks for checking out my messy scrapbook room!!!

I just realized its 1am!!!


So it is my 4th wedding anniversary! Yea! We made it 4 years! :)

Reflective~


This has been such a whirlwind of a summer that I have barely had time to stop and think! It is has been raining daily here where I live so I have had so much time to reflect and even to do a little reading. It has been nice! My challenge to you is to take time to do something for yourself today or find a nice way to de-stress. Make yourself that cup of tea, paint your nails or browse through an old friend of a book.
Now I will rant about all the rain! We kept making a park playdate with our friend Darcey and her son Zane but it will be rained out again. There are two indoor play areas locally or there's always McDonalds (argh...it smells like feet! sorry but it does) so we don't have many choices.
These past two days I moved everything (I mean EVERYTHING) in my scrapbook room so it will be more efficient. Now if I could only find the time to use it! In between the rain we went to the zoo today.
I found out that a local antique mall that I adore had a rummage sale with half priced items on Sunday. I never saw the sign!! So I missed it but then today while driving by I saw that they are having a tag sale (whatever that is...) on the 4th of July. I need to tell my mom and maybe we can sneak away to go look. Last time we were there I bought a vintage purse and she bought a beautiful rustic wine rack. She always has such a good eye. I miss not getting to spend as much time together since I have become a mommy and she works full-time now. Appreciate your mommies!!!
I did more scrapbook hoarding...I bought some items from Cloud 9, Fiskars, Heidi Grace, Basic Grey, L'il Davis. If I remember I will post pics. I really need to buckle down and start using stuff. I also went crazy and bought new curtains for pretty much the whole house. Curtains are something you never really notice need changing until years later and one day you look at them and think, "THOSE DRIVE ME BATTY!"
Well, enjoy your day and remember to do something (even little) for yourself!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

This makes me like her more...

“I used to be a workaholic and very ambitious. I don’t know why, but it’s all melted away. I have almost zero ambition. I just want to go home and be with my family. Motherhood changed every fibre of my being and I think I can honestly say it brought me as close as I’ve ever come to being really happy.”
- Calista Flockhart tells the Daily Telegraph
I saw this on Perezzers. What a sweet quote!

Monday, June 25, 2007

When purses attack...



Two year old makes Mensa!!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070622/od_afp/britaineducation_070622192501
Yay for her! That's so cool. I know its unusual for a Harrison to be reading at age 2 (he will be 2 and a half this Thursday!). And he knows his abcs (in and out of order--not just the song but can identify the letters), their sounds, shapes (even pentagon, hexagon, oval), and colors. But I have no immediate plans for any testing--even just the local school district test. I don't ever want to be one of those "MY CHILD IS SMARTER THAN YOURS" moms. That's just annoying. I love him as he is and no, I don't sit and do flashcards or anything like that with him. He learns at his own pace. I just make sure his little brain stays stimulated by hands-on situations. Its hard just being a parent nowadays period. And CNN has you constantly wondering if your child will be abducted, eat ecoli, etc.
Today I am rearranging my scrapbook room so my desk is by the window. I am always changing stuff in there.
I had a pleasant surprise when I checked my inbox and my pal Melisa sent me some Hobby Lobby coupons. Cool! So much to buy and do...
And our friend Darcey and I are planning on getting Zane and Harrison together for a Thursday playdate at the park (stay away RAIN!!).
We have been having rain for like the past 3 weeks everyday! At least it is so sunny it dries fast but then we have mud everywhere. Yesterday we were swimming and it started raining on us in the pool.
3 more days until our 4th wedding anniversary!!! YAY!!!

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Starburst Little Lad Dance - Berries and Cream

Okay...now he has a dance video out. SCARY!!!!

Starburst Commercial

This is the weirdest commercial I have seen in awhile. BERRIES AND CREME! Pure genius advertising LOL.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Which Sesame Street character are you???





Looking for scrapbook layouts to scraplift????

http://scrapbook-layout-ideas.blogspot.com/

Today my son totally lived up to this blog name...

Yesterday we went to story time at the zoo and then went swimming. Today I had huge ambitions to take Harrison to the planetarium at the Omniplex Museum. We were having a blast until it was time to wait in line for the planetarium. He started to get antsy so I left Ben to hold our place and started walking Harrison around. He kept running up the stair case and got mad if I followed...hissy fit ensued and then we just ended up coming home. He was fine once we were in the car but I was not too happy. Then I saw the DG store was closing so I made Ben stop the car, $40 later...I was in a better mood!! LOL Seriously, drive by the Dollar Generals near you and see if they are closing because everything is way cheap.
We went swimming (even with rain clouds above) and now Harrison is napping.
We are having our garage sale tomorrow !!! We had to cancel it earlier because all we keep getting is RAIN here. Keep you fingers crossed for me that the rain clouds stay away because mama needs some SB money LOL.
I have officially registered to attend the big Oklahoma crop at the state fair in September...yay! I get to meet other local weirdos obsessed like me with paper!!!
8 days until our 4th wedding anniversary!!!!! I cannot believe how fast time goes by...

I am a hoarder....










Here are some pics from my store raid!!!



I am an admitted scrapbook hoarder. I click on every forum thread that starts with Scrapbook Enabler Alert...to see where the good sales are! Last night I got some scrapbook goodies at Hobby Lobby. Today I discovered two Dollar Generals are going out of business (20-60% off everything)...so I stocked up on stuff to alter, picture frames,stuff to scrapbook with and just junk in general (shoulda got some cleaning supplies though).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

I LOVE this blog!!!


About Father's Day...

My parents bought Ben a recliner. I know it sounds cliche to get a recliner for Father's Day, but I cannot believe how nice recliners are nowadays. This thing has a refrigerator in the arm!!! It has a refrigerated cup holder, a built-in massager, a place for the remote/ tv guide (Harrison put toys in it) and it reclines all the way back. It is tan leather and feels so fluffy when you sit on it. Everytime Ben gets up I run to sit on it because its so darn comfy...now I am counting down the days until he goes back to teach at school LOL. We only got Ben a card and two shirts. Argh.

Happy Father's Day!!!!


Happy Father's Day everyone! I hope it is nice and restful!



I actually used my Cricut!!!!

Late Friday night I finally reached out and touched my Cricut. It had been unused for about a month or two or so...eek. A Cricut machine is used to cut shapes, letters, etc. You buy cartridges of certain fonts. I only have the George one it came with but now I want more! I know my faithful readers know that I had my husband Ben stand in line for a few hours outside of Michaels a few months back when it was only $139 (the cheapest it has ever been!!). SO I was feeling a little guilty. I read the whole manual and started using it again. It helped that I moved it where it is easier to plug in. I made a cute LO of Harrison and the Easter bunny (on the filmstrip slideshow above).

Friday, June 15, 2007

My Name Is...

Your Rapper Name Is...

Vanilla Scrappy
I would rather be silly scrappy!!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Thomas Wood Trains Recalled!!!

They have lead paint! I sort of panicked because I knew we had a train and its car that were wooden, and were Thomas. Then I went to the recall site and realized it was not from those dates and I looked at the pictures and realized we were okay...for now anyway LOL. They will replace trains being recalled.
Go to this site but make sure you also click their link to see the pictures of the recalled ones.
http://recalls.rc2.com/recalls_Wood_0607.html

You have to go

to the Crop-a-latte blog at www.cropalatte.net and see the awesome book Lori made out of binder sheets from Office Depot. Cool!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

What story does your purse tell???



I found this while browsing (okay, lurking) online



"But I will admit, sometimes, it's overwhelming. Not because of the work, but because I refuse to put the work over family. I see people on 10 store teams and, from experience, can tell you either their dh or kids or both are being somewhat neglected. I refuse to put my kids in front of the tv for scrap time and I refuse to stay up until 2 am scrapping. When dh goes to bed, so do I. So, yeah, more than what I'm doing now would be too much and I have no problem recognizing that." (Anonymous was the poster's name).


I absolutely applaud this person, whoever she is! I have been trying to find a balance between my scrapbooking obsession, other interests, writing my book, doing stuff online, and raising my son/being a wife/ being a daughter/friend. My rule (the one that works for me because I get obsessed easily) is I do not get online unless my son is napping, not in the house (well, out and about with daddy or family), or asleep at night. I do the scrapbooking at night after everyone is asleep. I do not do this every night. I am soooo not perfect LOL...staying up late gives me huge under-eye circles and the first word I utter when dh is awake is "COFFEE!"I admit it is easier for me to get stuff done because I do have insomnia and Ben--my husband-- is home for the summer. You have to find what works for you. Anyway, I agree with anonymous about not putting work before family. Its hard though!!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Online consignment shop!!!

We have ordered the new stuff from them. Great store!!!!
http://www.wornbutnotforgotten.com/store/Default.asp

Busy as a bee...that's me!

I have been really busy trying to get this garage sale stuff under way. We are having it Thurs-Sat. So I made signs, gathered some stuff...but I know I have to sort through more and start pricing. So I will make this post short and sweet until I get back on the 'puter later tonight!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

More Scrubbiness~~

Ha! I found more of that scrapbooking video. I love when she says to cancel the cable because I have said that to my scrubby before. We are going to buy this movie! It's 9.99 and free shipping for it at www.mockutv.com

Sketches!


Sketches by Elsie

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Mama said WHAT?!?

Today we worked really hard on doing our spring cleaning (yes, I know its summer!). We are just a little late about it. We are having a garage sale this next weekend. I am going to let go of most of Harrison's baby stuff and Ben has a ton of dvds and cds (new) that he did not sell in his ebay biz. He is still selling on ebay but mainly focusing on his comic book stock. So we deep cleaned the living room, laundry room and bathroom. Tomorrow we take on the three bedrooms and eventually the garage. We went to Southlakes Park today. They had the hugest frogs I had ever seen. We walked the wooden bridge, and Harrison swinged. I had thought about taking my camera, but then hesitated. I missed a really good shot of bales of hay next to $700,000 homes...country in the city, get it? On our way home, we stopped by Braum's and got ice cream. We drove near SNU and spotted our old cat Forbes. He had been missing for about a year (no, we never let our cats be outside cats). We tried to catch him, but he would run and then stop in front of us and stare. It was definitely him. I want to go back. Maybe we can gain his trust again or maybe I should just let him stay wild.

Friday, June 8, 2007

They Have Been Secretly Taping ME!!!!

OMG! I almost tinkled watching this!!! I can't wait to show it to Ben. I seriously think they have been secretly taping us. Poor Ben has hauled stuff for me, and I was planning on looking for inspiration this weekend LOL!!!!! I mean c'mon fellow scrappers...we have to laugh at ourselves sometimes! :)

wowzer

If this is true (it is Fox News ya know), I hope she works on being healthy.
" Itty bitty Hollywood Boulevard babe Nicole Richie may be well on her way to packing on some pregnancy pounds.
According to Life & Style magazine, the “Simple Life” star recently underwent a series of blood and urine tests which confirmed she is pregnant. This follows a sighting of Richie two weeks ago at a reproductive clinic.
“Nicole’s determined to get healthy for her own sake and the baby’s,” an insider told the magazine.
The Tinseltown tiny is yet to refute the rumors, with her reps refusing to comment."

Source:
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,277713,00.html

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Pinball Song Remix!

I think I've posted the original Youtube Sesame Street clip before but here's a new remix. They put a little of Yellow Submarine in the animation . I swear they have subliminal stuff in this LOL j/k. Harrison loves it! And it teaches counting!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Have something to give away? Want something for FREE?!??!

www.freecycle.org
ENJOY!!!!!

Grateful


I am really grateful for mommy friends. I have three that I consider my good friends- Melisa, Audrey and Darcey. They are wonderful moms! Its also good that two of them scrapbook so I don't always sound like a crazy person when I talk about it. And Harrison enjoys the playdates we sometimes get to have (we have been so busy lately!!!).

Today we went to see the Lucky Penny Players. We left early because my younger brother was there and he did not want to stay. He hates crowds. I guess he gets that from me. So we took Harrison to a local park. I had my Canon EOS 35 mm (remember our digi batteries are dead...Ben is buying some as we speak) with me so I got wonderful photos of Harrison just having fun. Then we went to visit my in-laws. I have to tell you I was in SHOCK at how they remodeled the back yard. It looks like Extreme Makeover was there or something. And Ben's dad was working extra hard on some rocks when I had a scrapbook inspiration while watching him...he gave me a really good idea but I am going to keep it secret (just until I can figure out the feasibility of it). Then I will share-I promise! Their backyard is a beautiful oasis. They have plants,flowers and vines everywhere. They did amazing work with rock, brick and fencing. There are statues, stones, bird baths. AWESOME!!!!

After leaving there, we headed over to Will Rogers Park...probably one of the best places to take pics around here because of its beauty and on the bonus side, there are lots of wild animals for Harrison to see. We saw baby goslings, turtles, birds, koi fish, and the cutest frog you ever did see. I had just taken my last picture when LO and BEHOLD we see Mr.Froggy being a goofball for my camera and swimming in the fountain. OUT OF FILM. MY WORST NIGHTMARE!!! Now I am always going to bring along an extra roll...I had two sitting on my desk! Ben promised we will return so maybe my buddy the frog will re-appear!!!

Ben is back with the batteries now! Harrison is in sweet slumber. And I have a scrapbook room that needs organizing!!!!

Tomorrow my mom turns the big 5-0!!!! We got her a CHICKEN (glass) and some apothecary bath stuff. I will have to share a picture of the chicken later...it is very unique but I love it and I know she will, too!!!

Cowboy Cookies-YEEHAW!!!

I got this recipe from Family Fun magazine. I plan to make it soon. I had never heard of cowboy cookies and the other day while we were at my mom's house we had one for the first time. Basically, you put everything in them! Which equals superfun for kids!
GIANT COWBOY COOKIES!~
These oversized cookies combine favorite trail mix ingredients with a classic oatmeal cookie. The precise flavor--from M&M's to dried fruit--is the chef's choice.
Ingredients
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups rolled oats
2 1/2 cups total mix-ins: semisweet chocolate chips, M&M's, chopped walnuts or other nuts, and/or raisins or other dried fruit
Kids' Cooking Skills: Use this recipe to teach your child how to customize cookies with favorite ingredients, use a spatula to fold in ingredients, and flatten cookies with a wet glass.
Directions1. Heat the oven to 350° F. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, cream together the butter and both sugars, then beat in the eggs. Stir in the vanilla extract. Finally, stir in the flour mixture.
3. Using a spatula, fold in the rolled oats until thoroughly combined. Pour the desired mix-ins into separate small bowls and ask your child to select and measure 2 1/2 cups total of her favorites. She can then fold her choices into the dough.
4. Use a 1/4-cup measuring cup to transfer the cookie dough onto an ungreased baking sheet (you'll be able to fit about 6 on a sheet). Wet the bottom of a wide glass and press it onto each cookie to flatten it (alternatively, you can flour the bottom of the glass). Bake for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack and let cool. Makes approximately 22 cookies.
TIP: To prevent the dough from sticking to the glass, wet or flour the bottom of the glass frequently

Scrapbook LifeStyle Day 4 - Free Scrapbooking Show

I just did a search for scrapbooking on YouTube...I had never thought to look there as a resource. Enjoy! twinklescrapbooks

Play dates

Want to find other moms in the area for your kids to play with?
http://www.myplaydate.com/index.php?page=resources

The dog is covered with buttons...



Today was so busy. This morning Ben took Harrison to music class. They had fun! Then we went swimming. Harrison is such a daredevil! He kept climbing onto the lounge float and jumping off into the water--with arm floaties on, of course! I'm not insane (really). Our little poodle Keely loves to swim so he jumped in with us and when he got tired he got on the lounger with Harrison. We watched the animated kid's movie Shark Bait after all that. It was surprisingly good. They really seem to crank out kid's movies nowadays that sometimes us parents have to suffer through LOL, but this was a good one. When it got dark we went outside and looked at the stars.

Once Harrison fell asleep I FINALLY finished that altered clock. I really love how it turned out. I have to go get new batteries tomorrow for the digital camera so I can't put pics up yet-but trust me I will. I also did a LO of Harrison in the pool. I was having a hard time with that page because I kept scrapper's block. Ben did not mind telling me truthfully what he thought of it. It was funny because he started talking about the way I was laying some of the paper strips and how it reminded him of ancient Japanese art (sorry, I CANNOT remember the term he used) , and then he blurted out, "Ummm...did you know the dog is covered with buttons and rhinestones?" Poor Kipper was fast asleep with embellshments all over his fur. That's my dog!

Tomorrow we are going to see the Lucky Penny Players. They do improv for kids. We caught one of their performances last year and they are so funny!

Monday, June 4, 2007

A book to make it better...

I'm watching Little People, Big World right now. This is a great family. If you don't watch it, it comes out on TLC. It is about a family of little people, and their struggles and triumphs they experience. I think its the show's 2nd season. I've seen every ep. Right now its tough because their son just had surgery to fix the bowing in one of his legs. Its so touching how his grandpa is crying because his grandson is in pain.
Argh. It kind of reminds me of my own surgery. I had surgery this past Christmas to remove a tumor from my leg. I still have the Frankenstein scar to remind me of it...and the pain!
Well, today we took Harrison to the library (yep, again). He met two of his goals for the summer reading program so he was super excited about getting a ribbon. He wore it on his overalls very proudly as we made our way to the zoo. Went to the zoo, and that is where our day kind of went sour. I don't want to make this too lengthy so I will give you a summarized version. Basically, someone was doing professional filming of some man talking about the zoo. We saw the camera and tried to stay far away from them because we are aware we have a toddler and toddlers make noise when excited! So anyway, sure enough they follow us into one of the exhibits, Harrison makes noise, we go to take him away from the camera crew when one of the ladies with them approaches and says "Shhhh. Can't you get him to be quiet?" Oh, no she di'int!!!
Ben just looked at her with his teacher look and said, "What?" Harrison started crying very badly! We left that area, and I took Harrison into an empty exhibit building to try and calm him. SURE ENOUGH! They follow. So we go outside and just wait until they get really far ahead of us with their filming and such...this dragged out forever because the man went into detail about everything, Ben was mad and Harrison was sad. When they wrapped up, the man left. We were looking at the red wolves. The film crew starts freaking filming us!!!! We leave, and Ben goes to the office and talks to 3 people before getting to the head of marketing. She apologizes, goes to the gift store, picks out a book for Harrison and then walks to find me and Harrison and apologizes to him. The man they were filming was the zoo director!!!! And I have no idea what exactly the film is for but I know we are on it several times without our permission and not very happy about it all. I know we got an apology, and that was very nice of her, but I wish we could have got one from the lady who was rude instead. It hurts when you see your child sad because of something someone said and yes, I know it will continue to happen in life and I cannot always be there to protect him...but when I saw his little red-cheeked tear-stained face reading that silly book the lady gave him...I wondered...does it make the hurt go away?
(On the upside-we came home and had a great time swimming. I was really happy to see him laughing and smiling).

Want some healthy snacks for your kids?

I really reccommend a subscription to Family Fun magazine. I post-it that baby like there's no tomorrow because it always has great ideas on fun recipes like making gooey gack or backyard games. Here's a Family Fun link to some healthy snacks for your kiddos:
http://familyfun.go.com/recipes/family/specialfeature/super-snacks-book-sf/super-snacks-book-sf.html

The Children's Place

The Children's Place is having a sale on graphic tees for $5!!!! And a $5 flat shipping rate, free shipping on orders over $35. I just got Harrison some tees from there a few weeks ago :( so bad shopping timing for me! Even if you don't want to order anything they have a really neat contest going on with a chance to win $500 gift cards.
http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Home?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=10001

Sleepy boy


Harrison is such a sleepy boy. I need to go wake him up. He stayed up too late reading Eric Carle books all night. He has us read them over and over. Currently, he loves The Very Busy Spider, and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me! He opens the moon book and it has this giant poster foldout of the moon and stars. Then he tries to jump in the book a la Blues Clues! Every night he wants to run outside and go "look Star Moon!" During the day, he has to spot the sun (with us always cautiously reminding him "Don't stare at it!"). Space is his big interest currently. We even watched a little program on it yesterday. We have summer plans to go to the planetarium. The sweetness of youth is that you can be anything...astronaut, president, singer. I remember watching the very badly filmed and acted movie Space Camp in my younger years and wanting to be an astronaut. Too many people said, "Impossible!". So I decided teacher was more suitable. My wish today is that if Harrison truly wants to be an astronaut--he becomes one and does not let naysayers ruin his dream. For me, it worked out for the best, because could you imagine me up there among the stars? :)

Did you order cheese?


I am such a cheese! I called my mom right away to let her know I made the DT at Crop-A-Latte. She was very happy. She loves my stuff...even the stuff from 5 years ago that screams OLD SCHOOL (Paperkins, anyone?). And then Ben took a screen cap of my name on the list LOL. Like I know I was not the only one picked, but I am sure I am the cheesiest at this point.

It really does mean a lot because for the past two years I have been a stay-at-home mom, and I gave up a very successful teaching career (was working on my Master's at the time, got a coveted position at school)...to have my angel boy. Since then these past two years have not only gone by too fast....I just kinda blend into society, like wallpaper. I go to get my haircut and the girl asks,"So what do you do?" And I say sahm. And that pretty much kills the convo because a 19 year old, single girl with no kids thinks your life is pretty much boring. Some people have an illusion that sahm stay home,and eat all day while watching Oprah or The View or something. (HA! Only seen Oprah once). So I was really proud to make DT because it is the first real accomplishment I have made in the scrapbooking world and the first one I've made in my personal life in 2 years (after Harrison...because yes, I see having a child as an accomplishment). Thus, the cheesiness.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

I am a paper diva!

I have much love for everyone at www.cropalatte.net. I just found out I made their paper Design Team...a Design Team Diva to be exact. This is very exciting! I really look forward to working with these great people and feel blessed for the opportunity. Be sure to check out their forums at www.cropalatte.net/forums
My ID there is twinklescrapbooks. PM me anytime if you ever have questions.

Howdy y'all!

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This is my HOWDY! card I made using a pic from that summer reading program (read yesterday's post). I really like the history behind the two boys in it--Bud and Temple Abernathy rode across the U.S. circa 1910 from Oklahoma on horseback ALONE at ages 9 and 5, believe it or not. Here is a poem about them:

http://www.thelongridersguild.com/abernathy-poem.htm

You can read about their book (Bud & Me) here:

http://www.amazon.com/Bud-Me-True-Adventures-Abernathy/dp/0966216601

I made this card for Ben. Just for fun. I used paisley paper from The Paper Studio because it reminded me of a bandana print. I tore it open because the effect reminds me of a Wanted poster. Then I made a Daisy D's paper frame for the pic. There is a woven rope print behind it from The Paper Studio. I added a silver metal heart-shaped furniture tack, gold rope ribbon and raw letters, and inked edges. FUN!

Here are some scans of the prints from the reading packet~




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I know they are a little crooked, but I did them in a rush and cropped in Photoshop. LOL
You can actually get fun clipart that ties into this western/Oklahoma stuff here:
http://www.odl.state.ok.us/summer/clipart.htm

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Well, its Saturday...

I am probably the only crazy lady who stayed up all night AGAIN. I did not intend to, but just could not sleep. It's all good...I got laundry done and re-listed all my husband's ebay stuff he meant to re-list. I also added some graphics to it. I hope to do more later (heh heh). Really, Ben does not mind.
I got some great books to read from the library.
Here they are:
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Yup, I know most of them are about scrapbooking. That's because I make a bee-line for that section everytime! I love that we have access to 4 libraries around us (and can request stuff online) because I have to say Oklahoma has great scrapbooking selections!
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The Pottery Barn Kids' Room book got a little cut off. I want to read the Mexican Revolution one because I think it has fascinating photographs.
Speaking of fascinating stuff~ Harrison signed up for the summer reading program (goal: 8 books per visit LOL), and you would not believe the AWESOME vintage-looking postcards they gave him! I will scan and post them sometime this weekend, but I was very impressed with them. And, yes, I am going to use them because he only wanted the stickers.

We attended the Red Earth festival (a Native American celebration here in OK)
and here are some pics I took at the parade-

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These were chiefs. They looked amazing...very wise and solemn.
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This was a beautiful princess. She posed for me but there was so much rain that the close-up did not pan out. Then I took another while she was in the parade but the tree was in the way! Finally, I got a pic because she came back and decided to wait near us. I saw her on the news later that night! I love how the sidewalk and grass look in this shot...like it narrows in on her.
My husband Ben is registered with the Cherokee tribe. He also has enough blood for Shawnee, but you can only choose to be in one tribe. I think its important for Harrison to be apart of his culture, his Native American side as well as his Hispanic side (Although, bad mommy that I am, we did not make it to the Cinco de Mayo festival this year).
Played ABC's Bingo last night. Nooooooo Bingo!
This weekend I plan to alter a clock (sitting on my desk now!) and make some photo holders. Around the house I plan to clean really well today and play Hi Ho Cherry-O! with Harrison. My mom is coming to visit today so my house better be white glove clean and smell like pine trees!
If anyone wants to email me their blog or web site-do it! I will put it up here as a link. I need to update some links anyhow. Just make sure you put BLOG in caps in your subject line because otherwise I might delete it as SPAM.