Monday, July 15, 2013

You Mean It Rains In The Desert?

June/July is monsoon season here in Tucson.  And that means rain.  I'm not talking about a sprinkle here and there either.
 From Millan.Net

I was just about to leave the house to get the boys from piano lessons when a microburst hit our neighborhood.  65mph winds and sideways rain.  At one point I couldn't even see the houses across the street.

Just thought I'd share a bit of Tucson with you all!
From Millan.Net

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


It's been quiet around here today with the boys at school!  So did I scrap anything, make any cards, or work in my office?

No.  I went to the myself...and took as long as I wanted! From Millan.Net

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Smell of Freedom

Welcome to another blog hop with the Stampers with an Attitude team.  This month we're sharing our Patriotic Art with an Attitude!
 From Millan.Net
If you're following along, you've just come from Melinda's Blog.
Are you on inspiration overload yet?  From Millan.Net

Well, let me show you my project.  I told the boys my idea for it and they all gave me blank stares. From Millan.Net

I don't think they quite understood my vision.  But when I was finished, they all thought it was cool!  How about you?

Inks: Saddle reinker
Paper: Pacifica, Colonial White, Cranberry cardstock
Tools: Artiste Cricut cartridge, quilling tool, spray pen, glue dots...lots and lots of glue dots

The frame holds a 5x7 photo to give you an idea of the size.  All the flowers were cut with the Accent 2 flower on page 54 of the handbook.  I cut plenty of them at 2.5" and 2".  After rolling them up, I sprayed them with a Saddle reinker/water mix to give it an antiqued look.

So this has been dubbed The Smell of Freedom in our house and now sits in our entry way.  I have to admit, I don't have a lot of patriotic home d├ęcor so I'm excited to now have something to put out every year.

Thanks for stopping by!  Next on your travels is Cat's Blog...Enjoy! From Millan.Net

Monday, July 8, 2013

Purple Is A Manly Color

It's been a while since I shared a Studio J layout with you.  And since I'm still (kinda) unwinding from Convention, this would be the perfect time to show you a quick layout the boys helped me with.

Last year we started the boys in Kempo lessons...because they sorely needed some sort of physical outlet!  (Especially Knock-Out, man that kid can wear me out by mid morning!)  A couple of weeks ago, they all took their purple belt test and passed.  We got some shots of them outside the gym with their lots of them acting, well like themselves.

Studio J: Moonlight Kit

Some of the boys in the class weren't too sure about wearing purple, but their instructors told them it was the manliest belt color.  I suppose it worked because they all proudly wear it now!

This is the last week of summer break for the boys.  We've been going non stop for the past month, and I'm looking forward to getting a break myself! From Millan.Net

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Get To Know CTMH

From now until July 31, CTMH has a cute free download you can save and print!  Use them in your cards, scrapbooks or just print them and give to someone as a thank you!

How many ways can you tell someone they make you happy?


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