Sunday, April 17, 2011

Getting All Crafty

Lately I've really been into crafting. Some of it has to do with a new monthly crafting group,, that my friends Melinda, Hattie and I started together. We get together once a month to chat, eat and make a fun craft. We've only met three months so far, and we made this:

and these (the insides are interchangeable for the seasons... "HOP" for Easter, "I <3 U" for Valentines and "USA" for Memorial Day/4th of July are the ones we've made so far, though at a later group we'll also do "BOO" for Halloween and "JOY" for Christmas):

Last month it was this cool subway art:

This month coming up it's my turn to host and we're making pedestal frames and an apothecary jar. I can't wait!

Being part of the craft group has really got me in the crafting mode and I've started making things on my own a bit too. Like this little setup, made with things I found at the thrift store (and it was my try at making a pedestal frame before the craft girls got here).
Then I broke out the vinyl and decorated these buckets for our motorcycle stuff: and this jar, for our Disney change savings jar.

It's been a lot of fun crafting and I see many more projects in my future.

(Please pardon the less-than-fabulous pictures... taking and posting them off of my cell phone is so much easier but it doesn't take nearly as good of pictures.)

Monday, April 04, 2011

More Photography...

Spring has sprung and that means it's time for photography. I had a shoot Sunday with a beautiful family (which is posted on my photography blog... see the link on the right) and in preparation for that shoot we visited the park I was shooting at. The kids played on the playground equipment and Brian and I scouted around. We found some good places for pictures and I found these flowers growing in a clump. I gathered Rissa and asked her to take pictures with me. She happily agreed, regardless of the fact that I asked her to lay belly-down on a rock covered in moss and even a creepy crawly bug or two. She even managed to look fairly happy while doing it. :)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Gulity Pleasures

One of my scrap sites does a question of the day. Today's was to list your guilty pleasures. It got me thinking about the things I love to do just for myself. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Staying up late, after eveyone has gone to bed and the house is finally quiet, to watch girly movies and scrapbook.

  • Curling up on the couch with a good book and reading all day long.

  • Shopping for scrapbook goodies on the internet

  • Driving in the car alone and singing along (very loudly) to my favorite tunes.

  • My spendy-but-fabulous Biolage shampoos and conditioners.

  • Sleeping in late on Sunday mornings.

  • Burgerville Raspberry Milkshakes (which I can only get in July!).

  • Midnight premiers of the Twilight Saga movies.