Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fourth of July

For the Fourth of July, we went to my Aunt and Uncles house. They live on the water, north of town. We had my cousin's jet skis and tubes, so we were set for a fun day. It was crazy the weather this day. We were in a hot spell, and the water is normally pleasant, after you get in for a bit. Its normally a bit cold starting off. This day the water was like bath water. The only place I found cool water, was 20 feet deep, when I got dumped from the tube.

 Right now the water is out very far. Its at least a block walk through the grass to get to the edge of the water. So we didn't get any pictures of jet skiing and tubing, because no one wanted to carry the camera out to the edge, and then back to the dock.
The patterned paper is from WRMK. It was actually one single sheet, that I cut us and layered. I cut the stars on my cricut and jazzed them up with some Perfect Pearls.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

The Amusement Park

 Every year we go to our local amusement park with my cousins. This year was extra special because both of the kids were tall enough to try new rides. "A" was tall enough to try the roller coaster, and he LOVED it. He still talks about it months later. And "E" was tall enough to ride on the bumper cars. We had a blast on the roller coaster, ferris wheel, bumper cars, and the slide. I love experiencing the joy through the kids eyes.

 I was so mad when I loaded my pictures and found my finger to be blocking the lens. So I cut off what I could and still scrapped the picture. I loved the smiles so much, I had to keep it.

One again, I as in a misting mood. The patterned paper was from WRMK. I used a red glitter pen to outline the page, and frame the pictures a little more.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The Hot Summer

 This summer was just plain hot. We don't get into the high 90's very often and even more rare is too see it above 100 for an extended period of time. After a week of 100's I realized that I need a picture to sum up this summer. So I snapped an iPhoto of my dashboard thermometer one day. This picture was a way to summarize how hot it was this July. Even the lakes were bath water warm. 

For this page, I started with a plain white piece of paper. Then I used my Mister Huey's mask and some Smooch Inks to mist. I love how the reds, oranges, and golds signify the heat that we were feeling. I used alcohol inks on a piece of aluminum can, and ran it through my cuttlebug. I love how this page turned out. I am trying to use other mediums on my pages. Of course I keep my pictures mounted on cardstock to be safe.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Tulips on Mother's Day

 On Mother's Day weekend we decided to take an impromptu trip to our favorite Door County. There is a restaurant called The White Gull Inn. They won the Good Morning America breakfast challenge. So we drove up for lunch. They have the most beautiful flowers and outdoor decorations no matter what time of year it is. The tulips happened to be in bloom when we visited.

After lunch we went to the state park to hike and bike. When we were sitting on the rock wall at the light house a snake crawled out next to us. And the butterflies were also out. I didn't like how these pictures fit with the page, but I didn't want to toss them. So I put them in the pocket.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy 50th to a special someone

Since you don't have a facebook and I can't come wreck havoc on your office...I get to embarrass you on here :)

Nothing creative about this card. Just lots and lots and lots of glitter.

Here's to a happy birthday from your princesses!

Join me in wishing my dad a Happy 50th Birthday!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

I'm Still Here

I can't believe how much I have been neglecting my blog lately. Lots of good stuff has been brewing. I have four and a half more weeks of student teaching left. Then I graduate in December! Since my last post I finished student teaching in first grade and I am now doing my second placement. This placement is a bilingual special education classroom for upper elementary students. I am so in love with teaching. I job hunting and looking forward to the future.

So here's what I've been up to this fall:

The capitol in Madison, WI. Beautiful fall day visiting my sister at college.

Who knew Madison had gorgeous fall colors and hiking.

My first field trip as the teacher. We caught a turtle during our pond study session.

My favorite bike trail

My pumpkin-a real creation. I drilled it this year. Way messier than I anticipated. 

I've got auto posts now scheduled for Wednesday and Saturday mornings. I've been scrapping a little here and there, as I have free time. I am looking forward to my Deer Widow's Crop on Friday night at my LSS.