Monday, September 29, 2008

Michael's Birthday Weekend!

It was Michael's birthday this past weekend and it was jam packed with lots of activities! My in-laws came in from Las Vegas and helped us celebrate. Then, we had a little b-day gathering with some friends on Saturday night. We also lucked out with great California weather too!

It was also my Dad's birthday weekend too! My Dad and Mom got to celebrate in Alabama with my bro and his family. They got to check out Richard's brand new gym, Crossfit Birmingham, which had it's opening this week! I'm so proud of Richard and Carrie for all the work they've done in opening the gym. I'm sure it will be a big success! They are quite the gurus in their fitness expertise. I get to check it out first hand in a couple of weeks when I go out to visit. I'll definitely be posting pictures!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Making my watermark in Photoshop

So now that we have the Fios internet connection at home, it's opened up a whole new world to me on my computer! First of all, it always took forever to watch any sort of video on the internet, and it was choppy at best. Tonight, I watched a video to learn how to do a watermark on pictures, so I decided to create my own to put on the photos of my cards. Here's my finished product:

This is one of the card options that we'll be making on my World Card Making Day workshop on October 4th. (You can click on it to see a bigger version) You'll have to come by to see the other 2 cards!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Our trip to NY and Connecticut last weekend

Last weekend, we went to our dear friends' wedding in Connecticut. It was just beautiful! It was my first time to Connecticut and I was impressed by how green and picturesque everything looked. We flew into the Westchester county airport and got to spend our first night in Manhattan. That was a lot of fun for our brief stay there! We got to share a room with our good friends Jeff and Rachel (NY hotel prices are just ridiculous!) and then we all went out to dinner with our friends Jorge and Amy. The next day, after a quick tour of some NY sights, namely Rockefeller Center, Times Square, Central Park and 5th Avenue, off we went to Rye Brook, NY, which just borders Connecticut. The wedding was in Greenwich, CT and the setting was just awesome. It had rained the night before, though we lucked out with pretty nice weather the day of the wedding. A great time was had by all! The bride and groom looked fantastic and all the friends and family that attended kept the dance floor packed all night! Check out the pics below (click on a picture to view in a bigger window):

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Stampin'Up! Online Ordering Now Available!

I am so excited that Stampin'Up! has now enabled Online ordering from demonstrator websites! WooHoo! You can check out my demo website here and feel free to place an order if you like :)

I'm offering a special to the first 10 people that place an order on my site...they get a spool of the new taffeta Riding Hood Red ribbon, which is just super cute. As you can tell, I've been really into my crafting lately. It's probably because I had done so little of it this past year! I have been playing with the Big Shot die cut machine as well. Working on a Halloween banner, but it's not quite done. I'll try and post a picture up tomorrow so you can check it out. Ciao for now!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just want to share a few cards I've made..

Hi there! I can't believe it's September and I've been back from the Stampin'Up! convention for over a month now. Of course, I came back refreshed and renewed to stamp after my long stamping hiatus, so I thought I'd post a few thank you cards I've made recently. It just took me a little while to find the time to upload the pics. Enjoy!

This is a simple, sorta masculine thank you card.

I love this card - clean and simple.

This is a fun girly thank you card using the new Bella Rose paper.