I know it has been a long time since I posted anything but I am going to give this blog on last effort! Things have changed lots since my last post! This is my new little dolly! Natalie was born Apr 1, and has been a perfect addition to our family! She is such a character already as you can see in this picture!!! Madelyne is almost 10 years old, she is growing up so fast! Danielle is 8 years old on Saturday! Again could they grow any faster :( Here is Riley, he is starting Kindergarten this year! I am still scrapbooking, cardmaking and all that other fun stuff. I am also starting to crochet and quilt, so hopefully I can post some of the fun stuff I do! The kids are very much into all the crafts and stuff that I do! I am so thankful that they enjoy to spend time doing creative things!
We went to a small wedding on Friday nite, and while we were waiting for the happy couple I thought we could take a family picture. I had my fancy camera and a tripod (I was the official photographer for the wedding) I set up the kids first and got such a good picture and it only took a few clicks and there it was!!! Then I set the timer and had all of us in there, Steve gave the cheesiest "CHEESE" smile, so I had to try again, and it turned out, Steve still looks a little cheesy but not as bad. I like this picture because it captures who Madee is. You can dress her up but it doesn't stop her from being herself. She likes to find things, alive things, things that crawl, creep, jump, slither any thing that most people would stay away from! I love that about her!
Here is one of my favorite pictures of the couple that got married.
And this one turned out so cool!
Well that's all for now, I will have more creations soon to show you!
I am playing with my new preview set from SU, the Sock Monkey, he is pretty cute, I think I will have to make a real sock monkey for the kids soon! Anyways I have a few leftover canvas bags from VBS and I thought I could alter them a bit and sell them at our craft table at Cultus Lake. We are fundraising for our trip to Ukraine in October. I thought that I would make a cute bag for a little girl with the sock monkey on it. My daughters are dragging around the bags that they made at VBS, so I think that any little girl would love to have one.
I used Brilliance ink to stamp them out, then copics to color and then heat set it with my iron.
The bags came from the good ol' dollar store. I love that place for the most part, when I find great things to alter, for super cheap!
Well that's all for now until I make some more bags!
I went scrapbooking with a few of my friends on the saturday of the May long weekend, and this is what I accomplished. I love the Scrappin Kits by SU, there are so many things you can do with them. This is a current kit that I used for Danielle's page. I like to do a collage of pictures I love of each kid. Danielle loves to ham around and be silly, and know when to pose for the camera!
Madelyne's page is also using a SU kit from last catalogs hostess set.
This one is for Madee's riding lessons, in most of the pics she looks miserable but she tells me she is concentrating so she doesn't fall off. You will also notice that I didn't finish my journalling, something I end up doing often, I just don't want to state the obvious, she is riding a horse, so I wait for something more profound to say, sometimes it doesn't come and then I have to state the obvious.
We went to the Cloverdale Rodeo during the long weekend, and we all had so much fun! Madelyne is really into the rodeo part, I think Danielle loved the rides and Riley just loved everything. Now that Riley is so much older we enjoy these events so much more because we are not worried so much about the baby's sleep and feeding schedule. Now if the kids don't get a nap it's no big deal, although Riley fell asleep just as the Rodeo started, he was sprawled out over both Steve and my lap, it got quite uncomfortable after a short while. I will have to find the picture of that and share it later.
Madelyne is somewhat trying to decide which area she would like to take her horseback riding, whether it be jumps, lesiure, barrel racing, right now I think she would be a perfect Rodeo Princess.
What do you think?
Danielle would also make a great rodeo princess, but she would have to do it underwater because sometimes I think she would rather stay under the water when she is swimming than come up for air!
Riley decided he wanted to ride the sheep next year. We will have to practice on our friends sheep until then.
Can anyone guess who this guy is? We were lucky to get a picture of this guy, I really love my new zoom lens!!!!! I feel like the paparazzi!
It's Steven Seagal, look at how huge he is!
We actually went on some rides this year, well we let the kids go on some and I had to take Riley down the large slide. I'm so proud of Madelyne, she is working with her fear of scary things like rides, I didn't think that she would want to go on something that lifts her in the air, but she went and I can see that she loved it. Danielle has always been my brave one who would try anything. Riley is also quite cautious, but not about everything, and is easily swayed to try it!
Doesn't it look like this cow is wanting Danielle to help her escape, "Please, Please get me outta here, I don't want any more people to see me this way!!!" I will have some creations to post tommorrow, so come back to see!
Here a couple birthday cards that I did a little while ago. I thought that I would build up my stock of birthday and thank you cards so that I could just grab and go, but I only ended up getting a few done and still I scramble to make one when I need it. These cards all are using the All Wrapped Up set from SU, as well as SU paper. I also put googlie eyes on all of them.