Wednesday, January 31, 2007

More Inspiration than Needed

CHA was really wild. I'll post pictures from home when I have a chance. I got to see so much and get a lot of really good ideas. I met lots of people from all over the world and got to see some famous (in the craft world) designers as well. There was so much to see, it was overwhelming. I brought home lots of catalogs. Let me know if you want to see them. I have an idea for starting an artist trading card swap, so watch for details. Maybe we can inspire each other.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Converse/Exciting Week

Okay, these are my birthday Converse. As you can see they have patches. I really like them and have been wearing them all week. Also, I took a picture of some of the paper mache bowls we have been making in art. They need to be sprayed with a clear coat before the kids can take them home. I love the bright colors they used to paint them with. They were painted with all the donated acrylic paint, so we are putting it to good use right away. I will be at CHA for the next 4 days. I am really excited. I'm not sure what to expect, but know it is going to be idea overload. Also too, the scrap fundraiser night is next Friday so this is an exciting week. I'm looking forward to it all. What exciting things do you have going on this week?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007


Just two more days until CHA. I can't wait. I have to get off the computer and make my namebagde holder. I have to make it really creative, as I am going to spend the weekend with the most creative people in the country. I'll definately post my experiences as this is the first time I get to go to a craft and hobby world fair. Thanks for all the birthday comments. Jill D. I hope you have been celebrating by leaving at 4:30 this week. I noticed your comment was left at 11:4osomething which is too late for a kindergarten teacher to stay up.

We have been paper macheing in art elective. I'll try to remember to take some pictures tomorrow. We are getting messy and loving it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

the latest

This is my latest digital scrapbook page. I am having fun with all the kits and stuff. I have been checking out all the posts on twopeasinabucket, trying to find out as much info as possible about CHA. Can't wait for this weekend. I need to find a namebagde holder and decorate it. Guess that is the thing to do. I'm excited to meet a bunch of really creative people at the convention. I'll let you know how it goes.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Happy Birthday To Me

Today is my birthday. I am wearing free dress to work and it is going to be a great day. I had lunch with mom and dad yesterday and this was the cake. It was really good. We played two-square in their familly room. It was fun. Tonight, Preston is making beef-strogonoff. I think that's how you spell it.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


Tomorrow is my birthday. I'll not tell you my age. Hope you will leave a Happy Birthday comment on my post. I am working so hard on it. My birthday wish is that more peeps will enjoy it.

Grandparents Day

This is art from grandparents day at school. Emma made frames for her grandparents and they were so cute, I had to take a picture. The other is of a group collage that we did in 6th grade with the grandparents. It says "Joy is to Behold God in Everything." There are selfportraits in it. Can you find the Grandpa that thinks he looks like a clown portrait?

Friday, January 19, 2007

Yummy Things

Here are a few pictures that I played around with in Photoshop Elements. The filter gallery is fun. Especially when you are using photos of yummy things. I got some yummy things today. Preston took me out for my birthday and Lady Footlocker had by one get one half off on Converse, so I got to get two pair. I love my new grey ones. They have cut outs with plaid material patches. I love plaid. I'll post a picture of them tomorrow. I also got a green pair to replace my worn out ones. I also got a new can opener for the trailer and a new peeler cuz my other one disappeared. He also bought me some Escada perfum. I'm going to smell yummy too, and I'll be able to peel potatoes with ease.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Paper Mache

Megan and Alex with glue all over their hands. They are really into the paper mache layering and want to make their bowls really thick. You go girls!

Angel Friends

My Valentine Angel has friends. They are all hanging on the tree that Preston made for me. I have found some inspiration. Rachel at Red Velvet Art is doing a Valentine Card Swap and I hope to get in on it. What you do is send in your information and you get 3-5 people's info in exchange and you send Valentines to total strangers. Sounds like fun. Maybe I can make some Valentine Angel Valentine Cards.

Well tomorrow is Friday so that is exciting. It is Grandparents day at school so everyone is looking forward to it. I just have one art class and I want to find something fun to do with that class and their grandparents. I have some ideas, but haven't narrowed it down. If I come up with something artrageous I'll let you know. Also I want to post a cute picture of Megan and Alex in art today. They are making paper mache bowls.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Getting Inspired

Guess I am getting inspired by our next holiday. Now that Christmas is over, it's time to start thinking about Valentines. If we start thinking about it now, we have time to plan something really fun and decorate too. What are your special plans for this Feb 14th? Any ideas. I need some inspiration......

Monday, January 15, 2007

more digital fun

I have been on the computer a lot lately. I am checking out all the free digital kits for scrappin' like at two peas. I can't believe all the free kits out there. It's a wonder that they sell any of the ones that cost. It is like getting free scrapbooking supplies, so as you can see I have been obsessed. Like I need another addiction.
Emma and Henry have been teasing a lot lately. Needless to say, it has been driving me crazy. So we all all going to take naps today, since its a holiday and there is no school. That way we can wake up rested and happy and prepared for the week. I'll do it if I can tear myself away from the computer. Preston might have to unplug it...! Or I can disipline myself. Yeah, that's it, only 2 hr. a day. Yeah, that's it.. Well guess my time is up for today. Got to go.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

This is Cassie's (2nd grade) Pop Art Hamburger that she did after we talked about the artist Claus Oldenburg. You can check out some more of my students' art at artsonia. It is a very cool website for schools to raise money. Calvary has an online gallery. Thanks for looking.

Megan the Super Hero

Megan made herself into a super hero Friday at school and ran down the hall with her cape flowing in the back. So creative, I just had to take a picture. Doesn't she look like she's flying through the air? If you could be a super hero who would you be? and what super powers would you have?

Henry at Boomer's

Henry went to Boomer's today for Kalani's birthday. He had a great time going on the rides and playing games. I love this picture. Are they having fun or what. Happy Birthday Kalani and thanks from Henry for the great day.

Friday, January 12, 2007


This is Jack. He is our dog of 3 years now. We got him from the pound and found out he is a runner, though he hasn't taken off lately. He gets really comfortable in his bed at night and lays upside-down. He goes camping with us and chases birds in the backyard. He's a pretty good dog. If you ever talk to Henry, ask him about the time jack was attacked. He's got a really great story.

Thank you Laurel and Jill for leaving comments. I was so excited to have comments. They were really nice ones too. I checked out scrapgirls and it is yummy like two peas. I can't get enough of scrapbooking right now. I am really excited for Calvary's Scrap on Feb 2nd and also for CHA at the end of January. I am hoping to see Elsie Flanagan there. She inspires me.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Comment Anyone?

This first image is of a paint donation given to the school. Patty, the old cheer coach dropped off 4 bags of acrylic tubes of paint. We are in paint heaven. The other two are some art I have been working on. Not sure about how to produce it, maybe they'll be in greeting card form soon.

One request, if you're looking. Can you leave a comment? I haven't had one comment yet. Just click on comments and click on anonymous but sign your name. Thanks. Maybe I can give my art students extra credit if they come to my blog and leave a comment. What do you think?

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

first digital scrapbook page

In my creating memories magazine, there was an article on how to create a digital scrapbook layout, so I tried it for the very first time tonight. I did it. It was pretty easy. You can download a free 30 day trial of Adobe Illustrator here and then download this digital kit here and have fun. I think I need elements for my birthday. I think they sell it at Costco.

Who has tried the digi way?

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Thrift Store

I've been inspired. Lately. This is just the beginning. This is a self-portrait called, "She loves the Goodwill" which is true of me. I went there today for about an hour. Jill picked me up and we had fun. Not sure we got what we were looking for, but we found some stuff we really had to have. They had children's clothes at 50% off. Jill tried to pass a kid's rocker off as clothing, but the guy didn't buy it.
I found a cute shirt with beads randomly sewn on, (and I mean randomly). I am going to sew a few more on randomly. I also got a cute jeans mini skirt, that you will not see me in. I am going to make a book bag out of it to carry all my important stuff to and fro. Happy Mondy.

Valentines Paper Bag Album

This album is being donated to the Calvary Scrapbooking Night on Feb 2nd. Hope you can be there. It is going to be a lot of fun. I have a lot of donated items already that will be door prizes or raffle prizes. Let me know if you want more information. I can't wait. There will be make-and-takes, demos, consultant help, die cut center, dinner dessert, fellowship and fun, but most importantly we are going to have fun and raise money for the new computer system for the school.
Hope you can join in the fun. Sooooo Excited!!!!!!!!

Raggedy Friends

This is soooo cute. I found it when I was looking for art projects and just had to save it. Who had a Raggedy Ann doll when they were a kid. I did, and wish I still had it.

Monday, January 1, 2007


I got a really cute charm off of Etsy by a girl named Allison Strine. I love mine. Its not this one but it has a bird on it and it says "she runs with a paper trimmer" which is true about me. I am really inspired by this artists artwork and want to learn how to make charms using a sodder iron. Preston says he has one.


This is a scrapbook I put together of all the funny words we use in our house, and their definitions. Its a good reference for those whoe don't know what we are taking about when we art talking about pork-n-nudie.

Desert Cycles

The kids riding their motorcycles. Emma learned how to ride the 80 that she and Henry got for Christmas. Henry is going to have to grow into it. Henry and Josh had a good time riding quads around and around the campsite. It was really crowded out there but we had a great time and had fun with the friends we went with. Looking forward to the next ride.

Friends fill your life with joy, your soul with sunshine and your heart with love.


At the gas dome out at the desert, before we got caught in a dust storm. The wind was really blowing and our ride got pretty adventurous from here on out.

Angel Ornaments

These are some ornaments that I made before Christmas. I decorated my little tree Preston made for me for Mistletoe Mall. I think I'll keep it up all year and make ornaments for the season. It's a great way to display things.


Love this picture of Emma and her freckles. 2006 has been a great year. We have share many experiences with friends and family. I look forward to many more good times in 2007. Wow, time flies when you are having fun. Christmas vacation is almost over. Back to school tomorrow. Don't think I'm ready. I have lots of ideas for the coming weeks. Looking forward to a Scrap Nite at Calvary at the beginning of Feb. Also looking forward to an art conference at the end of Jan.

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.--Robert Byrne

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.---Danny Kaye