Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weekend Wrap -Up!

I had a busy wonderful weekend, I hope you did too!

I started out with a Friday field trip to the beach with my hubby for lunch at our favorite place, The Rivers End. This restaraunt is the best because only the locals know it hides at the end of the beach near the windsurfing rigging area. They must have a special deal with someone, because they are the only restaurant on the beach. The reason it is named The Rivers End is because it is the end of the San Gabriel River, where it meets the ocean. It now is the fairway for the local harbors but back when the restaurant first opened, it was just a lone little taco bar among the seagulls.A few pics of our heaven.

Our View...awwww

Friday night was Home made guacamole beer and tequila shots...yummm!

Saturday was another fun filled day, complete with a trip to the ArtBar in Santa Ana's Artist Village (pictures and details to come, I want to do it justice). Once we got home, I worked on a few things, including documenting a trip to Gum' Antiques (another trip I will show you later). During photographing my finds in the backyard, my kitty high-jacked the shoot and was a much cuter subject. Here is a Kitty Collage from his intrusion...

Sunday was another fun filled day. We started with a bike ride and breakfast in the Huntington Beach Central Park down the street about 4 miles (that's 8 miles both ways, my legs are still feeling it!)

The rest of Sunday was laundry, dog baths and BBQ'ing dinner in the backyard. We had planned to see Alice but ran out of energy and time, oh well there's always next weekend!

Well that was a snapshot of my weekend, geez I am tired...but relaxed :) What did you do?

Have a wonderful Sunday night, see you soon.


Saturday, March 27, 2010

Paper Bag Album Basics with The Scrappy Tree

Check out what we are working on at The Scrappy Tree Community this weekend!

Paper bag Album Basics, here is mine:

And don't miss our Spring Bloom challenge, ending this weekend ( but there is still time to create something and enter to win this!

And last but certainly not least, it's that time again, for Art Journal Friday! The topic is set, join in the fun this weekend :

Time is the theme,and we could all use more of that!

Have a great Saturday! I am off to the ArtBar in the Santa Ana Artists Village, I'll take some pictures!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

It's been awhile...

Okay, I have been a bad blogger...
Between the holidays, a work trip to Florida in January and an extension of that trip
for a few days of fun, Valentines Day, a crazy work schedule and an old dog, I feel like I have had no sleep, gained ten pounds and had no time to blog. BUT, I'm back with a new look and a little bit of energy...

A few projects I have squeezed in while I was away:

A few projects for The Scrappy Tree~Clockwise from left to right : Altered tag, Paper backed buttons, Wall hanging and custom glitter buttons.

A few more: Altered tag, and some acrylic tag necklaces.

They continue: my attempts at bottle cap art magnets and bracelet art using Sepia accents from Ranger, my new favorite thing! The big picture with the furry guy is my new cat who decided to help me takes some pics of my altered tags. His name is knock knock... because he knocks but we call him kitty :)

Lastly a few gifts: My friend Vety had a birthday, so the hanging mobile with clips and artwork of her family was her gift. She has two adorable twins that are very funny and full of energy, the perfect topics for many projects! The other project was for two of my favorite people that recently were engaged. I had this idea in my head forever and it seemed to take that long to finish. It is an old fashioned Jacobs Ladder that I altered with scrapbook paper and embellishments. The trick was painting it so it continued to work as a ladder. After many tries, it still functions and flips from saying Engaged to pictures of the happy couple and where they were engaged.

A few more things, our new addition or rather a new addition to our house, our Grand-doggy Layla. The nicest Pit-bull on the face of the planet. She definitely is a lover rather than a fighter and loves to chase balls and give hugs.

My Craftroom buddy Indy

One last thing and I will stop yammering on, I made three new goals:

1. Blog more

2. Wreck this Journal and share it here:

3. This one was a joint goal by me and my hubby, spend $300.00 for the next 6 months. I know! Crazy talk. But seriously, I have lots of col things I need to use up and a bunch of kits collecting dust so I may have to mention this a few times too!

Thanks for visiting!