Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

We're Having So Much Fun

We are having a blast on the Oregon Coast. Hard to believe vacation is almost over. We've caught 24 crabs and eaten handful after handful of huckleberries. It's poured buckets of rain and had beautiful sunny days, and a squirrel running across the roof that has driven us nuts!! We're keeping our fingers crossed that we've fixed the leak in the roof and we have new hardwood flooring in the back room and out to partway through the kitchen. We've also taken a couple of beautiful hikes, which I'll scrapbook this week and post as well. Have a great Wednesday, everyone!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

CCC AI Agate

Well, I thought I was down for the count on this one. Thought I packed grungeboard, but couldn't find it, thought I had some fabric scraps along, but no dice. Tried it on some thick chipboard and it turned out like $#!@. Then I saw some hardwood flooring scraps leftover from our project in the back room and decided to give it a go on that. I may add a little to it when I get home to my plethora of supplies, but I'm happy with it so far. I used bottle, stream, lettuce and meadow on the bottom; red pepper, butterscotch and latte in the middle; and stream, stonehenge, denim and eggplant on the top. 2 new Stampscapes stamps for the image.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Crabbing Fun!

We are having a blast at our little cove in Oregon. The crabbing on the Siuslaw has been fantastic. The weather has been off and on. A couple of beautiful sunny days and some knock down, drag out, frog stranglers too. Wouldn't trade it for anything though.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Happy B Day Paul

What to do, what to do? I tried to anticipate what the challenges might be for the
CCC over at StudioL3 this week since I'm on vacation and have limited supplies. Completely forgot to bring ANY of my masks. However, I did want to make a card for my son's 23'd birthday yesterday and came up with a little improvise. I took my little stick man stamp from Club Scrap's Polynesian kit and stamped it on a double layer of packing tape, then cut out the mask. Unfortunately, it tore on the very last image I tried to create, but the card turned out kind of cute anyway. Have a great weekend everyone. And Happy Birthday, Paul!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Grunge Rose

This week we're making grunge flowers from our wonderful CCC books. You should hop on over to StudioL3 and see some of the gorgeous art being created for this challenge. I hunted and hunted for my grunge paper this week and couldn't find it, but I did find a rose all cut out from TH's 12 Days of Christmas tags from last year, so I went with it and decided to make a holiday brooch. The ribbon really brightened up with the flash, it is much more wine colored in real life. Have a great week everyone!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Hey,'s Adobe!

This was just a stop for the night at Zion as we were driving from AZ to Washington one year. The colors were spectacular.
A beautiful sunrise at our property in Snowflake, AZ. One of the rare occasions it actually got snow, but it sure was pretty.
One of our favorite camping spots on the Oregon Coast is at aptly named Sunset Bay. You're almost guaranteed a gorgeous sunset every night. (well, that's if the sun is out, this is Oregon)
That's the name of Club Scrap's new kit and it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I've been looking through a ton of picture files the last few days and every few minutes I come across one that is perfect with these designs. Guess it helps that I live in the desert, but I find that it goes with just about anything.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some Fall Magic

Just finishing up my last ATCs for a swap using each month of the year as the theme. Only criteria being the intial letter or name of the month somewhere on the ATC. I used some Tim Holtz stamps and a little Club Scrap, the bases are all K&Company paper and then just some bling from my stash. Hope you're all having a wonderful holiday week end. Thanks for stopping by.