Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy 4th of July..a little late!

So I hope everyone had a happy 4th! We went to one of Joel’s coworkers house for a barbeque. One of the guests was a personal trainer, she informed me that I was a “grazer,” yeah like I did not know that! Grazers eat little bites all day long so they don’t feel like they are eating too much yet they are consuming lots of calories and yep that is me to a “T!” The eternal battle with the same five pounds! I gain them and loose them on a regular basis. Wish they would just go find somewhere else to hang out besides my hips!

We are still being tortured by the mockingbird. Last night at 9 it was so peaceful, then voila about 11:40, dude starts going to town. I must be getting used to him or extremely sleep deprived as I went right to sleep, despite his wicked ways.

I wanted to share with you guys what the girls and I made for the 4th of July. It was a fun project to work on together. I can’t say it is an original idea but I will give you the link so I am not stealing anyone’s stuff!

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Cute Huh? I got the idea from this great blog:

Wish I could have found that polka dot material...that would have been great. I think I will have my Mom be on the lookout for orange and black and purple clothes at garage sales and make a Halloween one! The girls got to work on their tying skills too. Win, win!

So since I was casing (copy and sharing everything in stamper speak) this holiday, here is the card I cased to take to the Barbeque…loved this!

too cute not to copy… hey they don’t all have to be original ideas sometimes!

But since I am working on swaps for convention, at least trying to figure out what I am going to do, I have been playing with the new set, “More the Merrier” and this set is giving me fits, I have to say. It must be the same for everyone else because there are only a handful of cards made with it on splitcoast so far..what gives people? There are like 200 images of circle circus and 8 of more the merrier and they came out at the same time....we all need some help with this one I think!

I am not the best watercolorer, but here is one attempt that I kind of liked…it probably won’t be a swap card, but hey I am trying…..

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There is even sewing on this one..impressive huh? Too much time went into the craft show basket….time to try again…I am thinking the pumpkins this time! Take care!

Ciao for now…..Deidre


Amy said...

I feel the same way with the "More the Merrier" set. I fell in love with it when I saw it--so many cute images, but when I got my hands on it, I had trouble deciding what to do with it. I'll have to keep trying.

PamperingBeki said...

The wreath looks adorable! Thanks for sharing!