Friday, June 29, 2007

Needs met

Just a few pics I snapped today of creative needs being filled around here. Looking forward to more where that came from.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

art camp

I took some pictures today at artcamp. These are just some of the projects we have done this week. Tomorrow is the last day and we are going to have an art show. It has been a fun week and the kids have been awesome.

Daring Card Makers Mid Week Challenge

This card is for the daring card makers mid-week theme. They have lots of weddings coming up, so they did a love theme dare. I used scrap paper torn on a chipboard heart shape, added ribbon, and bling and a tag. Next I mounted it on pop dots on top of inked paper and a ribbon attached with brads. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

angel game

We went to the Angel game today with the All Stars. The Angels lost, but we had a lot of fun. The girls even got on the jumbotron, so that made the day. Go Angels!

Monday, June 25, 2007

art camp and daring card makers

It's a busy morning, we are on our way to art camp, but I wanted to share the sandcastles the kids made for practice for camp. Our theme is beach so these are sandcastles made out of sand and cornstarch to help them stay together forever. We also added glass and shells and flags. We will be making them tomorrow in camp. Let me know if you want the recepie. The third picture is for the daring card makers dare this week, to make a card using a tag or packaging of some sort. Mine has a tag from one of my favorite sweatshirts. It was a cool tag, so I just cut it off and added it to my card and embelished. Easy fun. Thanks for looking.

Friday, June 22, 2007

Tag Game

Okay.. now on to more fascinating things...
I have been tagged with some questions to answer so here they are..

My roommate and I once: went to a KISS concert
Never in my life have I: Been to Florida
High school was: a learning experience
When I'm nervous: I can't sit still and put my fingers in my mouth
My hair: Brown with some red and a few greys
When I was 5: I took a dance class that had tumbling at the end and I love the tumbling more.
When I turn my head left: I can see over my left shoulder
By this time next year: I hope to have broadened my teaching abilities.
My favorite aunt is: Don't have too many aunts, so I'll say Aunt Casey cuz she calls me on my birthday and Aunt Margaret, because she always lets us come stay at her house.
My ideal breakfast is: a cup of coffee with flavored creamer.

If you visit my home town: You can take an art tour. Brea has 143 pieces of public art.

If you spend the night at my house: I'll be up before you, always up early.
My favorite blonde is: Emma (blondish-brown)

My favorite brunette is: Jill (awesome curly too)

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds: cats
Last night I: watched a high school softball all-star game and two of my former students were playing. yea!
A better name for me would be: jennalee (screen name)

I've been told I look like: someone who looks like me

If I could have any car, it would be: red classic convertable vw bug

If you are reading this you have been tagged, which means it's your turn to answer these questions.


Like my new banner? I figured it out on my own. I thought it was a lot harder than it was. I still feel like I can work on it some more, but just getting it up there is progress. I just needed some uninterupted time and I got some of that tonight. Donna is having a contest on her blog if you want to give her an idea of something cheap and fun to do with the kids this summer. Check it out here. You can win some scrapbooking stash.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

mail surprise

I got a package in the mail today from an artist friend in PA. She sent this little sketch book for me. It's so small I can loop it through a chain and make it a necklace. I think that is what I'll do. It is so cute, and just came in the mail out of the blue. Those are the best presents. Random acts of kindness. Thanks Roc. I'll pay it forward.

We picked up a slip-n-slide today while we were out running erands and the kids did some surfing on the front lawn.


These ATCs went really fast on I love paper piecing, layering and inking up the edges. I'll have to make more cuz they traded really quick. We are off to run errands. Art camp is next week, and our them is BEACH, so I want to make sand castle sculptures. I need to buy cornstarch, sand and sand castle molds. Oh and also a old pot to make them in. We are also going to check out the new Orange Library and sign up for the summer reading program. Have a great day.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Happy Father's Day

Hope you had a great Father's Day. We celebrated ours with softball, a John Wayne movie and rib dinner. It was a great day.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

few things

I am working on a few things for classes at the Red Bee. These houses are going to be a class and the trading cards also. The paperbag books were done by Jill on Friday night. She is making one for each one of her students! Wow! What an awesome kindergarten teacher. You rock Jill!

Friday, June 15, 2007

this and that

1. This is a picture from Emma's class party on Tuesday. The class went to Carly's house and swam.
2. A picture of Jack stretching this morning.
3. A couple of projects I am working on for gifts for the season. SHHH! Don't tell anyone.

Thursday, June 14, 2007


It is now, summer vacation! Looking forward to sleeping in, and hanging around the house. Looking forward too, to exploring Southern California. I have a few fieldtrips I want to take. Definately going to check out a few museums, libraries, and thriftstores. Where are you going this summer?

Monday, June 11, 2007


Just some new ATCs for trade. I got inspired by another artist and thought I would try a technique with the sewing machine. Got a lot done at the Red Bee on Friday night. I was there with Jill who was making a paperbag scrapbook for each one of her kindergarten students. Are you done Jill? Let me know if you need more help. She used about 10 glue sticks.

Softball Weekend

It was a softball weekend. The Tustin Silver2 team played 6 games total to win the Tustin AllStart Romp. They were on a roll and there was no stopping them. Awesome job girls and coaches!

Time to regroup and back to school for just 2.5 more days. Looking forward to the end.

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

paper bag scrap books

The jr. highers made an art scrapbook for their last project. Here is a picture of some of them. I am going to miss my eighth grade class. It has been a great year. We played pictionary today and had a lot of fun.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Just Some Art

Just wanted to post some artwork from this year. I can't believe there are only a few days left of school. We have had a lot of fun in art this year.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

This picture is from the field today in Placentia. It was a rough day on the field, but Emma had fun. I found a cute letter about the "typical softball parent" here if anyone is interested. It talks about how much time and energy we put into our softball players, only wanting the best for them.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

eye candy

Need some eye candy. I love looking at other people's are and getting inspired. Here are some images of art I like looking at. Happy Saturday. I am going to scrap at The Red Bee tomorrow 11-6. See you there.