Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Remembering Summers' Past - Part 2

This is Courtney and Megan in August 2006. They loved the City Museum -- so many places to explore. Unfortunately, August in St. Louis is very hot so the activities outside were a little to hot to enjoy.

Something every girl enjoys is SHOPPING! We spent hours at St. Louis Mills -- it helped to keep us cool.

Scrapbooking is something I wanted to share it with Courtney & Megan. We decided that each year they visit we would take pictures of our time together and make a scrapbook. Each of them made their own mini album.

Check them out -- Courtney is a "butterfly and bling" sort of girl.

Megan is a sports nut. Two totally different personalities!

Here we are in Wisconsin when we took the girls home. I always hate the good-byes!!

Thanks for visiting my blog -- check out August 2007 tomorrow.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Remembering Summers' Past

I can't believe August is almost here. I'm looking forward to my two grand-
daughter's annual visit. It's a time that is very special to me and I get very excited the closer it comes. Courtney (14) and Megan (12) live in Wisconsin. I go back home about 4-5 times a year to visit all of my family who live in or near Madison. I have 4 grandchildren up there: Courtney, Megan, Hunter (4) and Tyler (13).

I was looking through pictures from the last few years and I wanted to share them. I noticed how quickly they have grown! This picture is from August 2005 when we went to the Magic House.

Here they are swimming at my daughter Leah's house. Her pool is always a big hit with the girls.

Thanks for stopping by. . . check back tomorrow for more pictures from other summers.

Friday, July 10, 2009

New In-Colors -- I love 'em!!

Check out these two cards I made using the new In-Colors. When I first saw the new In-Colors, I wasn't sure if I would like them or if I wanted to give up my Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette. However, once you have them in your hands they are beautiful!! These two cards are for my July Stamp-a-Stack classes.

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cameo Coral, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
Ink: Cameo Coral, Bermuda Bay, Certainly Celery, Barely Banana & Basic Black
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Polka Dot Ribbon, Scallop Edge punch, Circle Punches & Stampin' Dimensionals

I tried a new technique with this card -- embossed reinker spread or reinker WOW. I CASEd the card from here. It was easy and I love the colorful result.

Thanks for looking. Enjoy the weekend!


Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Shimmery White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry reinkers, VersaMark & Melon Mambo Stamp Pad
Accessories: Whisper White embossing powder, Blender Pen, Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon, Oval Punches & Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 6, 2009

Happy 4th of July

I hope you all had a "sparkling" 4th of July. Unfortunately, here in St. Louis it poured rain most of the day. However, it stopped late in the afternoon and we were able to set off a few of our fireworks. It wouldn't be a 4th of July without little ones blowing bubbles and showing their excitement over the fireworks. We spent the afternoon at my step-daughter Leah and her husband Mike's home. It was supposed to be a "pool party" but the weather did not cooperate. Friends came over with their daughter Mia to play with my grandchildren Ella and Michael "Bubby."

Ella, Bubby and Mia playing with bubbles.

Mia and Bubby watching the fireworks.

My son-in-law Mike and his friend John are really just big kids.
Check out the fireworks they had for the evening!!

I tried to capture the "sparkling" event. Mike set up a "firework" launching area on the far side of the pool. It was perfect. The reflection of the fireworks in the pool was beautiful.

The evening ended with a downpour of rain just AFTER we had put everything away and went into the house!! We had a great 4th of July.