Sunday, April 19, 2009

We're off to the Museums in Washington, D.C....

Two cousins going "toe to toe"... : )

...from the Disney park...

Thinking of what so many of us do every day...

I just had to snap this teapot!

One of several pair of Dorothy's famous "ruby red slippers" worn by Judy Garland in the "Wizard of Oz".

I barely got Phylis Dillers' wig in the photo!

Do you remember Julia Child?! Below is a photo of the actual kitchen from her home where she did all her cooking!  She donated it to the museum of American History.  

Seeing the "puffy shirt" made me smile..., that was probably a good idea to place it next to Oscar the Grouch.

Good old Kermit!  "It's not easy being green..."

Photos of the models are a couple pics below...

Six designs for a new African-American museum in the making.  Which one do you favor?  I want to see which one is later selected.  

This was our first stop at the museums on the mall.

This was our second stop on the mall.

The Hope Diamond!

Aren't these fish beautiful?

I should have written down how many feet this octopus was, because now the exact length escapes me.  Even from this angle I couldn't get the entire body.  If you live in the DC area, check it out.

Easter flowers from caring friends.  These are the first Easter flowers I've received in a very long time.  They are blooming nicely, too.

A 40th birthday card.  Someone's favorite colors and character!

These photos were snapped of the sky just after the rain this week.  Seems like lately we have had several thunderstorms.  But it's always nice to see a rainbow...

Another birthday card for...can you guess?...yes! a pool player!  Challenging since I know very little about pool!

Hope to be back soon, but there is so much going on...One day at a time...

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Allentown Rubberstamp Convention; this and that...

This is jewelry made from paper! Of course it doesn't hurt that they are also made with swarovski crystals. This jewelry is sold in kits by a company called Outlines. I just think it is very nice and quite unique. (and no, I don't work for the company...)

This is the cutest unmounted stamp I purchased for two dollars!

I have been looking for these wonderful stickers!! The set in the center was purchased with a gift certificate from the convention! The other set was a set of old fashioned perfumed bottles.

I thought this was the cutest favor, and it looks too easy to make. I just had to snap this photo. Unfortunately I don't remember the name of the company. If you recognize it, don't hesitate to let me know...

A birthday card made with the cuttlebug heart folder. Some nice shiney ribbon to catch the glittery balloon, a nice silk flower inside with a butterfly. The pretty happy birthday postage stamp is a post card reduced in size. 

This is the one card I completed. : / This card is based on a design I made way back when I first started making dimensional cards. So I guess I cased myself. I tried to update it with cuttlebug folders. The ties were cut and traced from a handmade template and glued over a metal hanger.

Hey, Hey...well today Miles is getting together with 2 of his middle school friends that he has known since preschool and fourth grade. It should be very interesting. Perhaps I will get some cards made today. : ) (looks that way...)

The boys ended up going to King of Prussia mall. They loved it! I would not trade anything to go back to being a teen again, though. Thirty, maybe... : ) But it is nice to see them having such a good time together and thinking they are so smart, and getting over on me...

I took them to the Allentown Rubberstamp Convention on Sunday. I was happy, they were not. But they dealt with it. :)