Friday, April 24, 2009

The shoe ...

Roxanne and I entered the shoe decorating contest at Ten Seconds Studio. The winner was posted today. Neither of us won, but did receive mention. The winning shoe is very cool! Check it out at

Here's a couple more shots from different angles of mine. The flower is all metal, backed with grungepaper ... thank you Wendy Vecchi for that idea!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm off again .....

.... and this what I hope to be seeing alot of next week!

I'm going on the 10th Anniversary Club Scrap cruise to the Caribbean. I've always wanted to see these blue waters in person, and this was the perfect opportunity. I'll be sharing the adventure with many good friends. On the days at sea we'll have classes full of great projects, and the days in port will be spent relaxing, sightseeing, eating and playing

There will be tons of photos to share when I get back, and possibly a little video. I've been playing with a flip recently ... pretty cool little toy it is!

I'll share the adventure with you when I get back!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

I'm back!

I always thought New York was nothing but a big concrete jungle. Afterall, I was born and raised in Phoenix, and the only pictures you see of New York are the city, right?? But, this picture is what I see when I go. This photo was taken inside the zoo at Bear Mountain Park, which is about 10 miles from where Frank's parents live. That would be the Hudson River you see through the trees. It really is a beautiful area and full of history.

This is me being Aunt Sharon. That's James on my shoulders. He introduces himself as
"J-a-m-e-s" (spelling it out, rather than saying it). He had me smiling the entire time we were there .. such a cutie. And two of his older brothers, Andrew and Patrick, standing in front of me.

The 80th birthday was a very nice celebration for Frank's father. A very large gathering of family and close friends, tons of food and gifts ... he loved it.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Spring is in the air ...

Isn't she cute? She's blowing into her pinwheel.

She's a bronze (NOT) statue that I recently placed in my backyard ... she is a constant reminder to play and have some fun!

I need to give her a name .... can't keep calling her "she"!

I'm off to New York .. Verplanck, NY to be exact ... don't look you won't find it on the map, but its close to Peekskill.

We'll be celebrating Frank's dad's 80th birthday ... and Easter, of course.

Check out ... the shoe I made for the contest is posted on the blog!! Roxanne and I both entered a shoe .. we shared a pair ... wish us luck!!

Have a Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Amaryllis watch ..

.. started this weekend. Amaryllis are a flower that grows from a bulb, they look similar to an Easter Lily.

As far back as I can remember, my mom grew a row of Amaryllis on the sunny side of our house. When they were in full bloom, she would cut a bouquet of them for me to take to school for my teachers, or to the church for the altar. These flowers have a thick stem and big blossom ... how my 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade teachers must have smiled when they saw me peeking out from behind those large bouquets!

My mom had the best neighbor, Wilma, who always took care of the plants around my mom's condo for her, and shortly after she passed away, Wilma planted this row of amaryllis in memory of her.

So now ... we watch ... waiting for the blooms ....

Here's to you mom!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Impossible is nothing ...

I was so wishing I had my camera with me! I had just finished my yoga class and was settling into my car. A young man was standing at the bus stop ... and must have thought I was a dirty old lady!! I kept looking at him, and he at me ... and i'm sure he was wondering what I wanted ... he couldn't tell I was trying to read his T-shirt! And he wouldn't twist the right way so that I could read the last line, but thank you, he finally did .... I'm afraid had I had my camera I'd have embarassed him asking if I could take a picture of it.

It was a simple brown shirt with big white letters ...

You see impossible

I saw the finish line

Impossible is nothing

He was a runner, the shirt was from a marathon ... but it applies to so many things in life.

Always remember, nothing is impossible, if you just keep moving forward!