Friday, September 7, 2007

Friday Already?


I really can't believe that it is Friday already. My kids have made it through their first 4 days of school! Nolan has jumped right into Kindergarten and is absolutely loving it. Here he is on his 1st day. He was thrilled yesterday because he had homework already.



On the other hand Sophie wasn't as thrilled - although I think she is happy to see some of her friends again. She had a little bit of a rough day on the playground tho. There is a boy that likes her and his way of showing it is to tease her and chase her around the playground. However, sometimes the teasing gets a little out of hand so she was a little upset that day. I think each day it will get a little easier. Here she is in her class. She is really excited about watching the live Monarchs turn from pupa to butterfly. One of them just formed their chrysalis today and the kids got to see it. How cool is that?


Tomorrow is both Sophie & Nolan's 1st soccer game for the season. This is Sophie's 4th season of soccer and Nolan's 1st. I will only get to see 2 of Nolan's games as both he and Sophie play all the other games at the same time. I am asst. coaching Sophie's team so I really need to stay at her games. I really enjoy watching her play. She really likes it. We are hoping everything will be okay for her as her foot is still healing from her biopsy. She is going to play defense and goalie so she doesn't have to do as much running. She's still limping a little, but I think we're getting there!


Now for some stamping stuff. Right now I am beginning my 1st every altered book. I am doing a memory album of my Great Uncle Steve. I found a book recently at a garage sale and the title of the book is "The Very Best People". I though this would be a great one to alter with his photos because all the people in the photos are of my dad's side of the family and growing up - for me- they really were the very best people. I wanted to be like all of them. I have some ideas in my head and I need to get them on paper.


Today was spent hooking up my old scanner so I could scan all the old photos so I can photocopy them to make transparencies and such out of them for the book. Wish me luck on this one - I'm a little nervous about it - an excited at the same time. I'm going to be trying some collage techniques and really getting artsy fartsy! (I think) It took me forever today to get all the photos scanned (old scanner). Now I have to go in and edit them as best I can to get the best quality.


Now - to close I am sharing with you another item that is on the Art from the Heart CD for all you SU demonstrators. It is one of the display samples I did for Convention using the Wanted stamp set, Outlaw Designer Paper, the Sanded background stamp and Think Happy Thoughts stamp set. I have the template for this boot card if anyone would like it. Simply send me a comment with your email and I'd be happy to email it to you. For the boot strap I punched a piece of paper from the Outlaw DP using the Word Window Punch. Then I placed that piece onto a piece of creamy caramel cardstock and adhered it with the dotto removable adhesive. Then I took the matting tool (the name of it slips my mind right now - you know the little circle things that you put a pencil in the center and run around what you want to mat) and matted that piece and cut it out. Then I permanently adhered the punched piece to the mat piece and did a little faux stitching using a basic black marker and the paper piercing tool. I stamped the heel piece using the sanded background stamp with chocolate chip ink on creamy caramel cardstock.
Okay - I think that's it for tonite. I'm going to edit a few more photos then off to bed.
Good Night!


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