Monday, August 30, 2010

What a Sexy Beauty!

Not bad for a 9 year old car!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Christmas Mystery Block Number 1

I shared block number 3 the other day. This is block number 1. I had it cut out long ago, but put one of the sections together wrong so I put it aside. Well last night I got it out again, went through the pieces and here she is! Not to bad. I still have a ways to go, but this monthly practice will be just what I need.

(They call this a "Mystery" quilt because you don't know what the individual blocks will look like before you join the club. Each month they send you a new block pattern and the fabric to make that month's block. At the end of 12 months you will have 12 blocks to put your quilt together. - See information at The Fat Quarter Shop if you are interested in joining in!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

It is truly a dogs life

I snapped this picture the other day of Bailey ready for bed. Doesn't he just look all comfy!! LOL - Bailey, you need to get your head off my pillow!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Christmas Block of the Month

A couple months back I joined this Mystery Block of the Month Club through The Fat Quarter Shop. I get a new block pattern and the fabric once a month. This is block 3. It is called Wreath Over My Door. Good thing they give you fabric in abundance - I cut (and re-cut) a few of the pieces a few times!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hello Kitty, Kitty, Kitty!

Isn't he just the cutest little (or not so little as the case may be) kitty! And soft, he is soft because he is made from flannel. Mr. Kitty is the latest in my animal quilts! I am now off to make a turtle!!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sunday in the Park

This past weekend Kari, Ching and I ventured out to Manhattan Beach for lunch and girl time. Kari and Ching drove in together and met me at local Target so we could carpool in one car. It was a good thing too, as the parking lots we found were metered and you are only allowed to park for 2 hours! I know – crazy! And the local police were out marking tires and handing out tickets if you were longer than you should have been. We ate lunch at Simmzy’s. The place was right on the main drag and we had a little bit of a wait. Not bad and the food was pretty good. By the time lunch was over it was time to move car!! We lucked out and found a spot right around the corner. We feed the meter again and went exploring. We window shopped down to the pier. At the end of the pier there was a small aquarium. Next stop was this really neat cupcake store where they even had doggie cupcakes!! Then we where off to the Manhattan Beach Creamery. It was a throw back to an ice cream store of old. They also had lots of vintage candies! We each got an ice cream and we sat outside to enjoy it. More window shopping and then we were off to Pollywog park in Manhattan Beach for a Neil Diamond concert. The singer wasn’t actually Neil Diamond, but he did a good impersonation!! All in all, it was a nice, relaxing day with good friends.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Who Let The Dogs Out?

This cute little pink and purple doggie is going home to a sweet little girl to love and cuddle with. One of the ladies at work commisoned me to make a doggie quilt for her little girl.

I did the ears a little different this time. I used an uber soft, rosette fabric to accompany the flannel. In this view you can also see the silver glitter in the butterfly fabric a little better. This quilt has two glitter fabrics in it. The pink section in the leg with the red hearts on it has silver farries in it that doesn't come through in the picture.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Do you know what today is?

08 - 09 - 10!! How is that for numerology?

On a sadder note, today marks the 1 year anniversary of the loss of our dear pet, Butter. We still think of you my friend. Your absence has left a deep hole in our hearts.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Did you see these two FREE digi kits at Two Peas

Aren't they the cutest! I can see myself using these!!

Post Card frames entitled, what else, Santa Cruz postcard frames! Too cute.

He said, She said post its. Wouldn't this make a cute scrapbook page!! You will have to sign up at Two Peas in order to download this. But did I mention that they are FREE!! The price is defiantly right!!

Look who made it into the Orange County Register!

Jillian took the kids to the library to watch a magic show and a photographer from the Orange County Register was there snapping photos and these shots made it into the paper!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Journaling in Your Own Words

Join me in a FREE 3-week journaling class, that will take place on the Elle's Studio blog! During the class they will be featuring 12 different scrapbook designers and they will be sharing how they tell their stories - each featuring a special layout they have made just for our class! Along with other tips, techniques, giveaways and MORE! I can't wait for the class to begin!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Posing with Mr. Pumpkin Head

I did this layout based on sketch 135 at Sketch Inspiration. I used some new cut files from Jill D-Zines. Don't you just love the spider web in the corner? Be on the look out for these new files. Patterned paper and leaves are from Bo Bunny. These silly kids enjoyed posing iwth Mr. Pumpkin Head. Disney sets up some really neat posing opportunities.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Scraping With The Girls

Saturday, Kari organized a crop at the Oasis for people to have the opportunity to visit with Sherry who was visiting from Australia. Sherry had come to the states to attend the summer CHA. She came sharing gifts of things she had acquired there. We had a blast sharing and giggling and just being girls having a good time. She also brought a generous supply of chipboard from Scrapware (an Australian company) to share with all of us. I used some of the chipboard on each of the layouts I worked on.These 4 layouts were from the July Basic Grey monthly kit with just a few modifications.
These were pictures of Arianna when she was just a wee little baby.
This is the family house that my father grew up in. The little boy in the picture is, I believe, my brother as a youngin.
The baby in this picture is my great grandmother with four generations of women. I am still lacking one name. Once I get that name, I will add the names to the layout.