Friday, June 17, 2011

Beautiful blooms!..

Yes... I am still here in Idaho
The best laid plans... lol. Since my last post I was informed that my niece in getting married. So my sister and I decided to delay the move so we could attend. As much as I wanted to get this move over with I am at least home when my Peonies were blooming.

Not only that... check out this vintage fencing at a local antiques store and the bed rails at a local yard sale. Since my back yard is already has a wood fence ... what could I want that for! ¯\(°o)/¯ 


I have several projects in the works in my back yard. The vintage fencing is one and another one will be utilizing these windows we found on Craigslist. I will be posting more on that soon too!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Eagle Fun Days... NOT! Free Carnaval Printable

Things have just been crazy around our house, with getting the after winter yard work done and moving my studio to make room for my sisters arrival there just has not been time to breath but we had our grandson Saturday so we took the day off and went to the Eagle Fun Days. OMGosh I will never go again!!! I had expected it to be similar to the Emmett Cherry Festival and as I said... NOT. First of all we arrived and could not get within a mile of the place. But having promised our grandson a parade and carnival poppa put him up on his shoulders and we made the long trek to the parade route.

With my feet already killing me we watched there dismal excuse for a parade. It was a total joke consisting of Firetruck, Ambulances and nice cars. There was a couple of clown cars from Zamsows and a helicopter car and lots of acrobatic troupes followed but a bunch of kids with super soakers wetting everyone down. But our grand baby is 3 so he didn't know any better and he had a blast. We consoled ourselves with "that is what counts"... lol
Then there was the carnival. It was over a mile away from the downtown area where the food court and their few vendors were... so another long walk. It was located on a vacant dirt lot that was covered with goat heads. Seriously, the soles of my shoes were covered solid with them. It also only had about 8 - 10 rides and a "midway" of a few games. Each ride cost about $2.75 and it took them over 5 minutes to load the ride then they ran the ride for only 1 minute : / Quinton was only big enough for 4 of them and I even had to ride one or he could not get on... so I squeezed my rather large "blank,it,e blank" onto the obviously too small seat so he could ride. Quinton however was delighted, he had no concept that grandma paid over $5.00 a ride so he could ride each one

Tell this kid it was a disaster! Still.. if you are in the area, my advise is to skip "Eagle Fun Days" it is too spread out with no parking. Just save your money for the "Emmett Cherry Festival" the following week. I would have but I am leaving for California so I don't think I will be here. I will miss it though. All the kids in our family usually but the wrist bands so the cost is cut down quite a bit. It has a cute little parade that goes right by a lovely tree covered park were all the food booths, vendor booths and carnival is located and it has lots of parking. The entire thing has twice as many food booths, carnival rides and vendors and the cost is just about the same.

This came from a very small Victorian die cut. There printing techniques were not the greatest either. It doesn't really meet my usual standard of quality although I did touch it up as much as I could. But it fit the theme and if you don't try to print it too large it should work for a lot of things.

Feel free to pin the thumb above but please do not pin the actual download. I would like everyone to stop by here to download it so they don't miss all my other fun free downloads

Sunday, June 5, 2011

I'm Published!

Whooo whooo! 

 Just out in Somerset Gallery is an article on Steampunk Birds. Several months back Lynn Stevens of Trash To Treasure Art hosted a play day in her lovely studio. Several friends got together for a day of artistic bonding, wonderful mocha lattes (made by Lynn's wonderful hubby) She hand carved us all a bird blank to start with and we went from there. It was a wonderful day and one I will always treasure!

This is my bird... I really think my pictures are better than the magazine :)) but they were trying to get all of them at there best angle so that makes it a little harder to photograph.

Our article did not make the the preview so I made a little preview for ya! ... Enjoy!