Saturday, July 30, 2011

Class of 2011

Today Caprica Six graduated from beginner's obedience class at PetSmart. She knows how to sit, stay, take and leave treats, give paw, and walk on the leash without pulling! Good dog!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I'll be sure to wear some flowers in my hair.

In 2 weeks I'll be in California on the fastest family vacation of my life.
Day 1: Fly into San Francisco.
Day 2: Go to a wedding in Sacramento.
Day 3: Fly out of San Francisco.

There will be 7 of us in 1 van and we are going to tour the hell out of San Francisco. Everyone has a little something they want to see or do, Golden Gate Bridge, the ocean, a tour of Google, wine tasting...can we possibly squeeze in a stop at City Lights Bookstore? I'm dying to see it, especially after rereading On the Road a few weeks ago. Fingers crossed...

P.S. I found this photo of City Lights Bookstore here.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

1 year ago today...

we adopted this cute little girl dog. We are so lucky!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Song Bird

This week at Scrapping the Music the challenge is to use the song Three Little Birds by Bob Marley as your inspiration. The lyric "Singin' sweet songs" made me think of my niece singing at her big sister's wedding last summer. She sang "The Way I Am" by Ingrid Michaelson. So sweet! Three Little Birds also inspired my Song Bird title.

I cut the bird out of another piece of patterned paper very carefully so I could use the paper again someday. I traced the talk bubble from some Old Navy junk mail around the song lyrics.

if saguaros grew as fast as antlers

Monday, July 18, 2011

All About Captain

The challenge at From Screen 2 Scrap this month is to use the movie poster from "All About Eve" as your inspiration, and as an added challenge include 4 colorful arrows, hearts, and a photo with 1/2 a face. I've never seen the movie but now I kind of want to.

The best photo I ever took of 1/2 a face is of Captain when I was trying to imagine what he would look like with 2 eyes. Of course we love him just the way he is but we never got to see him before his eye incident and I just wondered.

I have 7 arrows, and I stamped the hearts (and the title and date). I liked the contrast in the movie poster with the white background but I just couldn't bring myself to use white paper. My compromise was white with light yellow swirls; they're hard to see in the picture.

Friday, July 15, 2011

pretty in pink

Feels like my summer is ending...

P.S. pretty in pink is by awesome gold.

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Wishing for more rain and rainbows!

P.S. Not sure who made the rainbow city, but it wasn't me.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

blue skies

This week at Scrapping the Music the challenge is to use "Blue Skies" by Willie Nelson as your inspiration. I love Willie! I used this as an opportunity to scrap some more of the pictures I took on our hike last year where you can see the sky.

I love taking 2 photos side by side and then matching them up on my scrapbook page. It gives you a better perspective of the setting.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

red/Octoroon Girl

This month at ARTastic the challenge is to use Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley as inspiration, using a photo of yourself, the color red, and a hat or gloves as an added challenge.

Hats made me think of all the pictures I have where I'm wearing a cowboy hat. Red made me think of all my second place ribbons.

I had to find a second place ribbon that corresponded with a photo from the same class. Luckily I wrote lots of information on the back of all my ribbons, including the # of competitors, how my horse behaved, location, and date. It's like I always knew I would be a scrapbooker! Anyway, it enabled me to match the actual ribbon to some photos I had.

These pictures were taken in 1993. Whoa. That's Nacoma. She was a skittish horse but she made up for it in looks. I have many happy memories of things we did together and going through the ribbons I relived some proud moments with her too (like this one! We beat 16 other kids.)

I made a big mess trying to find the right ribbon. I took this picture to show Corey all the fun I had when he was at work!

Monday, July 11, 2011

yellow/saguaro dreams

Summer Colors Week at Poppytalk has come and gone, but I'm participating this week anyway. Yellow gives me the opportunity to share some saguaro pics.

The mesquite tree in our front yard has been sickly which has set me to dreaming that we could replace it with a giant saguaro! What's more Arizona than a saguaro? Too bad they cost so much. A 3 footer starts at around $250, and the kind of my dreams could cost over $1000!

Corey chopped the sickest half of the tree off and it is making a strong comeback. For now I will enjoy our free landscaping and start saving my pennies for the grandest cactus of all cacti.

P.S. The top photo is a scan of a greeting card I sent to a friend. Notice "saguaros" incorrectly spelled "sahuaros."

The dreamy backyard photo came from vivafullhouse.

The saguaro blossom photo came from Dan Hiris on Wikipedia.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Disneyland part 2

(The line for) Soarin' Over California:

The California I made was so cute I hated to cover it up:

Did you know that Disneyland is still open after the fireworks?

A chance to use my pirate stuff!

I love that guy:

Good times:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Disneyland part 1

At last I finished scrapbooking our trip to Disneyland from 2008. I thought I would share the first installment of pages today.

Star Tours:

We went to California Adventure too. I had a lot of fun digging out my distressed supplies to make a scary page. It consists of 3 different patterned papers since the main one I wanted to use was 8 1/2X11 and this is a 12x12 page. I used my mini-pinking scissors because they seem the scariest! See my penny?

Stay tuned for 6 more pages of Disneyland scrapbook awesomeness.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Today we watched Blade Runner.

And Corey played with his new camera.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Photos from 4th of Julys past