Sunday, July 28, 2013


Serano Creek campground. Posted from my tablet.

Here's more photos now that I'm home....

Our camp site.

My camping buddies.... Jim....


And Jena's friends... Can you see them?

Chip and Dale.

It was a nice two days... time to go home:

July Card Club Kit Reveal

Welcome to the Club Mojo July card kit reveal! We have 10 ladies in the club this year... 10!!! These are all wonderful ladies who I've had the good fortune to meet at Scrappin' Mojo.

It's time for our Club reveal. This month's kit was put together by Niki! I LOVE the fresh pretty colors in this kit, and this kit is HUGE! Wait until you see all the talent and inspiration! Here are mine:

Here are some close ups:

After making all my cards, I still have lots of kit leftover for more cards.
That's it for me this month! Be sure to checkout the creations from the other ladies:

Beth -
KimP -
Diane -
Terri -
Mary -
KimO -
Jan -
Niki -
Stella -

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's Here! It's HERE!!!

Look what's here! The marathon book is finished and in our hands.

You've seen all the pages already, but you haven't seen the cover. Sorry the picture is so bad. There was lots of glare... it's so shiney :oD

Here's the back cover...

This is the documentation of my first and last marathon; and why I would not want to do this again. Cheryl suffers from short term memory loss and is singing a different tune now... as you can see on the last page of the book.

Hahaha! Oh boy! Marathon training starts again this weekend! LOL!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Weekend update

Chris and I finished stripping the wall paper in my bedroom, then Chris decided that he wants the wallpaper in his room off too. After we finished Chris's room we had enough wallpaper remover to strip the wallpaper in the entry way... so 10 hours later, our house is completely wallpaper free. However, Cheryl is thinking of wallpapering her room. Chris said that he's not volunteering to take the wallpaper off when she gets tired of it, haha!

I took a day off from house cleaning and stripping wall paper to take an art class at the Laguna Beach Art-a-Fair with Agnes Copeland. She a collage and watercolor artist. Her collages make me smile. Here is the collage that I created in her class. The photo that I was working from was of Portofino, Italy:

I like the way it came out. I might add some pen work. I still need to think about it some more...

Jim and Cheryl are in Arizona. They should be home later this week!!!

Saturday, July 6, 2013


I started peeling the wallpaper out of my bedroom when I was pregnant with Cheryl. I stopped in the middle because my water broke and Cheryl was born. Now, 23 YEARS later, Chris offered to help me finish. Here is our project...

We start by peeling off the vinyl:

Then we need to remove the paper backing. What a long messy process that was:

We had 3 walls to strip. We have vaulted ceilings in the bedroom and at least we finished the tall wall and half of the slanted wall, in 4 hours.

Chris is a BIG help! WOWee that guy worked hard today, and that was after we did a 10.5 mile bike ride. I treated him to a Hawaiian salmon dinner afterwards. The last full wall has a sliding glass door in it, so I'm hoping it will go fast:

Dragon Highway, TN

Cheryl flew out to Atlanta to ride home with Jim. As they were going over the Dragon Highway in Tennessee. It's a well known biker road, and as they came around a corner, they got their picture taken. This is the first look that I've gotten of the new trailer. Jim found it in Nashville.

Miss you, Hun! I hope you and Cheryl are having FUN!