Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall's Gift

Wishing you a peace-filled fall.

These painted, stamped and embellished envelopes should have been in the mail during the month of August.  They'll be in the mail first thing today!  I applied the same painting techniques that I use on my tags.  I wasn't sure how well the thin paper would hold up to acrylic layers but they held up fine and I like the soft texture the paper developed when the paint dried.  For those who have taken my classes, try painting on envelopes to see what I mean.  You may not want to part with these envelopes but they make great partners for arted up tags or cards you send out.  By the way, I've started painting my own faces and the two models below are samples.  I have a long way to go but I'm pleased with what I've done so far.  Practice makes perfect, practice makes perfect, practice makes perfect.  I don't know how many times I typed that in Typing 1 but in my case, practice makes it almost perfect for me.  
Yesterday Penny and I received a package in the mail from my friend Carolee.  She has taken several of my classes and knows all about Penny.  shy smile.
I'll have to wait for Penny to grow a little more before I can read this exciting book.  I'm thinking of other titles to start getting now!  Thanks Carolee!  This book has a great story line.  It's about a little girl (Penny) whose grandma is an artist (BIG HA!) and her grandma lives in the kind of building I could see myself living in if I didn't have a house!  The author (Devon Kinch) and Carolee, nailed it!  
Fall is off to a great start.  Enjoy the peace it brings.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

O.N.E. Really?

Has it really been a year?

A beautiful dessert table created by Penny's mommy and Grandma Carmen.  Grandma Carmen made all the sweets including the birthday cake!

Penny has to have inherited the crafty gene.  There's too much creativity in this family.  Look at the cute bag my niece made to hold her gift.  

It was a beautiful day.

In Los Angeles no party is complete without a pinata.

 I think you've probably guessed by now that this was a lady bug theme.  I don't know how my DIL found all the lady bug accessories but she pulled it off and it was a big hit with everyone from this little one year old to the 83 year old couple (my parents)!  
Thank you Penny for coming into our lives.  I always heard that being a grandparent is different.  People should have been telling me it's AWESOME being a grandparent cause that's what it's like being your grandma.  AWESOME.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

June, July, August, September?!

In June, Frida and I picnicked together.

In July there were fireworks!

August brought heat-breaking temps.

And now you say it's September?!

Wha' happan?  Age, that's what happened.  Summer lasted a lot longer when I was a kid.  Oh well, I already know from past years that this year will zoom by so fast that before I know it, it'll be June all over again.  YAY!!!