Riding the exercise bike to retreat!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Veggie Box: Week 2

We had a lovely array of veggies in the box this week. Some we've never even tried before and found delicious! Those beautiful strawberries were the crown jewel though. So sweet and luscious, we're already munching our way through the 2nd box and can hardly wait for more.

Layout made with Club Scrap's Common Threads digi kit.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Grungy Monday 12

Well, it's been awhile since I've been able to sit down and tackle the Grungy Monday challenge from Linda over at Studio L3, but I think we're settled in Oregon enough to do a little art.  This week's challenge is a cool resist technique from our friend Tim Holtz. I don't have all my TH supplies with me, but I think I have enough to at least give my interpretation. This is going to be my mom's birthday card next month (shhhhh....don't tell her). I started with some K&Company paper and cut a tri-fold card, leaving the front a solid 4x5.5. I stamped some chinese lanterns on the front for the resist tech and then added some more paper, a doily, some Recollections bling and one of my favorite Happy Birthday stamps from Club Scrap's Be Wonderful UM sheet. On the inside panels of the trifold, I stamped some more lanterns; raised a little bird, added a rub on swirl and a torn panel from a scrap at the bottom.

Thought I'd add some quick and dirty instructions for the folds and cuts on this card for those of you interested:

Start with a 5.5" x 12" card base (this will fit in a regular A2 envelope when folded up)
score at 4", 6", 8" and 10"; make a cut with your craft knife and ruler 1 1/2" from the top and bottom edge starting at the 4" score line and ending at the 10" score line. Fold the score lines in opposite directions and decorate the panels.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Community Farm

One of the first things we did upon arrival was join the Winter Green Farms Community Farm. For 19 weeks we will get a box of veggies every Friday, which is about the time we're going to be in Oregon, and our first box was this past Friday. It's been an unusually wet and cold spring here so we knew the first box was going to be a little sparse, but the taste is absolutely fantastic and the weather has warmed this week so we're expecting the boxes to be fuller and fuller. We're having big salads every night and last night we had lettuce wraps using that lovely green Boston lettuce you see on the right. Yummmmmmmmmy!

Scrapbook page uses Club Scrap digital kits: Sonoma, Arts & Crafts, and Gratitude.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Paula & Diana's Flat Adventure

I brought my flat crafting buddies, Paula and Diana along with me to Oregon and boy have they been having fun. Here they are packed in with my knitting and crossword puzzles for the long drive.

We camped at Red Rock Canyon State Park in Southern California the first night.

We enjoyed a lovely breakfast of granola bars and coffee while we were treated to a spectacular sunrise.

A stop at our favorite fruit stand, Casa de Fruta had us making a fast getaway after the girls started climbing on the antiques.

We had a relaxing evening during our visit with friends in Los Altos

There always seems to be a plumbing or water leaking problem when we arrive in Oregon, so they donned their Hazmat suits and masks to help with the cleanup.

Yesterday, they put on their hard hats and helped with tree trimming so we could find a window for the satellite dish.

More adventures to come from Flat Paula and Flat Diana as the summer progresses.

These are all mostly QDDL's from various Club Scrap digi collections.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

We're Almost There...........Oregon Bound!

Looking forward to cool temperatures, walking along the beach and stuffing ourselves with seafood!

Digital scrapbook pages using the new Club Scrap kit Dream in Color. Isn't it Gorgeous?!