Thursday, September 29, 2011

Miss Amy's New 'Doo

Our neighbor cuts our hair. It's fabulous really. She's from Germany and was a hairdresser there before moving to the States. Anyway, she started wanting to cut our hair as a thank you for my watching their house when they go out of town. Pretty cool deal, huh? Well, for the past month or so, she keeps talking to me about Amy's hair. She wasn't happy about it at all. To her it looked stringy and straggly. The ends were super duper thin. Well, yesterday was the day to finally do something about it. Amy was up for it, so across the street we went.

To give you a refresher, here she is on the first day of school:

 And her she is now! Wow, what a difference, huh?!

She is quite happy with it and I think it looks adorable. It really "fits" her personality.  I'm not sure how dad feels about it (Guys with their thing for long hair, you know, and I'll never have long hair). Jessica likes it, but says she wouldn't cut her hair like this. I think it looks so much healthier. Oma told me she thinks the super thin hair was baby hair and now it's cut off. Sounds reasonable to me. 

I'll have some cards to share soon. I agreed to make the birthday cards for the staff at our school and the first batch is just about done.

Also, Erin G is in town today and should be arriving soon for a quick visit. Yay!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a great week.


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Haunted House WIP

Wow! Thanks so much for all the great comments you've left on my post yesterday. Gosh, it's great to know that you are still there and willing to encourage me after I've been MIA for so long. Thanks!

The card you all liked so well is one I saw wayyyyyy back in July and you can find it here (yep, I pretty much copied it). The other card is from the Hero Arts blog and I really liked the look of the embossing and then coloring/painting in the Perfect Pearls. It's from June...and you can find it here. Glad to have the credits taken care of for those cards.

I have to share that my hmmmmm....2 year or so wait for a particular tool is finally over and I'm thrilled (although my hubby isn't) to pieces. It went on sale at Hobby Lobby last week for an incredibly good price and I also had a Visa gift card in my wallet for $35, which I applied to my purchase, making the out of pocket cost that much better. What tool is it? Well, if you know me at all, I've mentioned a time or two (or three or four) that I wanted a Cricut Expression. And now I own one! Yippeeeee!

And I finally was able to make a project that is larger than 5.5 this case, the 3-D Haunted House on the Happy Hauntings cartridge. *Ü* Wanna see? I put in my title that it's a wip (work in progress) because I think I want to add some details to it, but am not sure. In the meantime, here it is put together (cut at 7 inches) I took a bunch of photos....

 Jessica made the witch's broom you see on the stoop. Cute, eh?

Really, it wasn't all that hard to do, just took some time and patience. I cut all the pieces out one day & started putting it together and then finished putting it together a second day. I used textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby (black) and some Co'ordinations cardstock (yellow). 

I think it needs a little more oomph, and am toying with the idea of adding some detail to it. What do you think?

The girls saw me working on this and wanted to make something, too, so Jessica picked out a witch and Amy the bat and I walked them through how to cut the pieces and put them together.

Fun, huh? They were quite tickled.

Today I had a little extra time that the girls were at school because Amy is in Choir again (92 kids in it this year) and Jessica joined the Jumprope club (61 kids) so they are both at school and extra hour on Tuesdays. I'm working on a few things during that extra time. Hopefully I'll have something to show for it soon.

Thanks ever so much for stopping by! I hope you are having a great week so far.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello Out There!

Well, hello to those who may still be checking in here!

I am still alive and kicking. Yay! I last posted in goodness! Right after summer break started and now the girls are back in school. LOL We had a great summer together.

Amy's in 5th grade this year
Jessica is in 3rd grade.

Both girls are thrilled with their teachers and enjoying being back in school.

I'm trying to work my way back to trying to be creative.
Here are a couple of cards I've done over the past few weeks.

Both cards are pretty much copied from cards I've seen on blogs. Although at the moment, I can't tell you which blog. 

Unfortunately for me, I was a bit frustrated after completing each of these. They took longer than I anticipated and the process felt frustrating. I must be really rusty at creating, huh?

I don't know how consistently I will be able to create, but when I have something to share, I'll pop back in.

Thanks for visiting and I hope you have a great day!