Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Like I Promised. . .

Here it is - This is the journal I made for our 25th Anniversary trip next week!
It is all Black & White with a little bit of silver and some bling. There is room for photos once we get home and room for daily journaling while we are away. It even has space for momentos we pick up along the way.
It isn't exactly what I invisioned when I started, but over all I am happy with it.
Click on the photo to see the pages inside

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Man, It Feels Good to FEEL GOOD!!!!

It has been two whole days that I have felt great - back to my old self! And no one else in the house is sick either! It seems like forever since we have all been well.
Sunday I went shopping with Bryanna - just the two of us, it was such a nice day. I have been wanting to get a new outfit for our photo session on Coronado Island in 2 weeks. I found exactly what I was looking for - I always have the best luck when I shop with her!
Today I got the house all straightened up and it feels so good to have a clean house again. Tonight I played in my studio and got a whole project completed - again seems like forever since that has happened and again it felt GREAT!
Us three girls are heading to Vegas in December for Lizzy's 21st birthday (can you believe my baby is gonna be 21!!!) I thought it would be fun to have something to countdown the days until our trip. So, this is what I came up with. I actually got the idea from someone else, but I love how it turned out.

Click on photo for more details
I have also been working on a travel journal for our 25th wedding anniversary trip to Coronado Island that I hope to share with you tomorrow night.
I hope you all had a great weekend like I did - enjoy your week!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just Thought I'd Share. . .

What I did today.
My friend Judie's daughter got married today. I got to be a guest, a photographer, a designer and a "gopher". It was great fun and brought back memories of my daughter's wedding. Here are just a few of the pix I took today. . .

They didn't have a penny for the shoe - luckily I had a shinny one in my purse and found some tape in the office!

It was a HOT one today - I did not envy her in that big heavy dress! Although she was a beautiful bride and really kept her cool even when they were running so far behind while getting ready!

You just have to love a Mother/Daughter kiss on a wedding day!

This was the brides own idea - I thought it was a beautiful idea to actually lay the petals out in a design

They had the most beautiful flowers I have ever seen at a wedding! They were just stunning!
Well, it's late and I must crawl into bed. I hope you are all having a great weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Just a Quick Share. . .

Just wanted to pop in and share a couple of the things I have been making in between nursing sick people and being sick myself.

This first one is a Christmas Card holder I made with my fav G45 papers and my new fav toy - my Cricut. My daughter does a more "cartoonish" christmas at her house and so I made this for her to hold all of the Christmas Cards she will get this year. I used chipboard as the base for all of the pieces, added painted, wooden clothes pins to the backs of the trees and attached all of the chipboard pieces with ribbon, I even added some stickles to this project (my 1st time using stickles). The candies, Merry Christmas and kitty are also on chipboard and raised up with pop dots.

You can click on the picture for more close up images.

This next one is a diaper wreath I made for my dear friend's daughter's baby shower (which I could NOT attend Sat because I was sick). I had seen diaper cakes before but never a wreath. I was playing online one night and saw some and thought "I want to make that!" and so I did!!! I made mine quite a bit bigger and love the double teired look of mine. It was super fun and easy to make - only took me about an hour and a half.

You can click on the picture for more close up images.

So what are all of you up to on this last day of a 3-day weekend??? I am home alone today. Gary managed to go to work today - he was feeling pretty bad last night. Liz is at work. Mom went for a masage this morning and then out to "tea" with some gal pals. Monkey is with her Mom and Dad and her Nana from Nor Cal. I have managed to do a few things around the house, including making yet another pot of soup. This is teh 3rd pot in a week. I am hoping that eventually this "jewish penicillin" is gonna do the trick! Have a great day!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Guess What?????

Well sickness reigns in the Gladden household still! That's right! Gary is sick with a yucky cold and allergies and Friday I got a fever and slept in my bathroom on Sat! I don't feel sick today just worn out! Hopefully this will be the end of it for all of us!!!!!
Take care of yourselves - talk to you soon. It's back to bed for me

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OMGoodness. . .

so Gary has a sore throat now - wonder if he will be the next one to be sick at our house???? Seems it is never ending around here!
Well, I'm off to pop another vitamin C. . .

2 Posts in 1 Day!!!!

Can you believe it?????
I just finished the sample for the Christmas Countdown Blocks and wanted to get it posted. This class will be taught on Saturday, November 14th. It will be an ALL DAY class, so pack a lunch. There will ONLY be 10 spots available for this class and no kits will be available. So be sure to get signed up early. I believe 2 spots have already been taken without even seeing the sample.

Click on the photo to see more images.
This will be a great weekend to get you ready for "Decking your halls". Sunday the 15th will be my Christmas Banner class. Again there is limited spaces available for this class - don't be left out. You can see the banner to the right here, under "Upcoming Classes" and read all of the details for both classes.
There are only 78 days left until Christmas, isn't that exciting!!!!!
See ya soon

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sharing the Joy

I haven't shared any pictures for awhile now - with everyone being sick and all there have not been alot of photo opps.
This 1st set of pix are from this morning. Monkey and I made some chocolate chip cookies together. She did really well and was a BIG help! Take a look at how BIG she is getting. . .

Yeppers, that's her adding all of the chips to the mixer!

Now it's time to put them on the cookie sheets

Hot and fresh out of the oven - this is her pan that she made

Every good cook must taste as they go to make sure it's worth serving

The smile on her face says they are good enough to serve!!!!

She put her cookies into 2 little bags, one for Mommy and one for Papa! Not only is she a good cook, she is a good sharer (is that a word?)
These are from Saturday night. Addison came over for dinner and I wanted to play a game. Teasing, I said "let's play Twister". Addison had never played Twister, so Twister it was! I was the 1st one out each time. The moves I would have to make that would but my butt or some other equally offensive body part in Addison's face were ones I just wouldn't make, even if I could! But it was great fun to watch this 6'4" guy play this kids game.
They ended up in a few awkward positions - but it was fun to watch!

Lizzy consideres herself a "Twister Pro"
But at the end of the night it was Addison that was the Pro! He won 2 out of 3 rounds.
Hopefully I will be back soon with some pictures of the projects I have been working on. Until then, I hope you are all having a great week and staying well!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Can You Blelieve it. . .

Now I am sick! I got everyone well for a few days and then Wednesday I started feeling bad. By Last night Lizzy was starting to feel sick again. Hopefully we will all being feeling great by tomorrow. I actually got a few projects done this week and want to share them with you as soon as I feel like getting pictures taken and posted.
Have a great weekend friends!