Sunday, January 25, 2009

My son's got the juice

LOL, my son is feeling very proud of himself for creating this evening his very own original design lego automobile. He says he was inspired by the television show Home Improvement, which has become a favorite of his lately. He named his amazing creation Alpha 1 Gangster, and says that he decided to build it when he saw Tim the toolman working on his own hotrod. Here he is with his prized creation. He made me take photos from each side so he could remember it even if it were someday taken apart. How cute is that???


by Love the photo she posted, reminds me of my own boys pirate days, lol.

The instructions for this tag are:
*Go to the 6th folder in your my pictures folder.
*Post the 6th picture.
*Explain the picture.
*Tag 6 people.

I'm tagging:

This pic is of my son, Jesse (on the left), in the 2nd grade at their annual "sock hop." His friend Colin didn't have his own shades to wear so they were sharing for this pose. Aren't they cute? The picture below that is #7 in the same folder and I just had to share it, too, because they were so cute trying to be "50's" cool.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Not feeling very creative lately . . .

I'm not sure why it is that my creative wheels have not been turning. Perhaps it's too much Facebook time, or perhaps the gray economy has my spirits a little more down than I realized. I've been perusing other artist's creations, loving their work and hoping it will spark some kind of fire in me to start creating something again. In the meantime, I thought I'd share one of my favorite cards. I made this for my mother in law last Mother's Day . . . I used the criss-cross method to make it, so it's an envelope with a pull out card. I used the same method to make some graduation announcements for a friend of mine, whose grandson graduated from high school last year.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Here's the baby boy paperbag album I did recently, as well. I'm not sure who they are going to yet . . .

Friday, January 2, 2009

These pics are of a little baby girl paperbag album I did recently. These are so fun to do and make great gifts!

A few cards

I'm always inspired by the work of Regina Easter, whose blog is featured in my list to the right. These cards came from that inspiration, though I tried to tweak each of them to make them my own.

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Seems like such an overused term: Happy New Year. Yet, we say it over and over again, each and every year as we say good bye to one year and hello to the beginning of a new one. I've always found it interesting how we mark time this way, always an ending, always a beginning. Yet we know time is a constant, always there. We seem to feel the need to segment everything, put it in it's little box. Maybe it's so we can feel that the slate is clean, anything bad will be over and a fresh beginning is in order. That's not such a bad thing and if that's what it takes to lift the spirits, then why not?

I myself feel the need to make new resolutions, new starts. I'd like to lose weight, like so many others. I'd like to be more organized. I'd like to spend less money, be less materialistic. I'd like to spend more time being creative. I'd like to spend more time with my family. I'd like to take more time to see the needs of others and to do what I can to help them.

Maybe marking the start of a new year IS a good thing: it reminds us that there is always room for improvement, that we need to stop and reflect on the way our life is going and perhaps re-evaluate how we are living.

My new years wish for you is this: May you find yourself considering all the things you've done in your life and letting the things that mean nothing go by the wayside. May you remember to cherish the truly valuable gifts you've been given: your family, friends, the world you live in. May you remember to thank God each day for all you experience and all you are able to learn, and for the grace you are offered in light of all your shortfalls. May you be blessed with a peace you've never experienced before and may you share that with others.

In my playlist, there's a song by Brandon Heath called Give Me Your Eyes. Listen to it. Really listen to it. Then ask God to give you His eyes and spend your "New" year looking around you.