Friday, June 22, 2012

Des Moines - Art Fair

Before I left Iowa, my dad and I went to the Art Fair. I have never seen these statues before since they have been added down by Meredith Corporation. I thought they were so neat. I thought the first one could be an idea for some crafty thing and the other, is just plain neat. There are more so if you are in the area, and love art, stop on by and take a look. The horse statue is metal, but made to look like drift wood.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Freedom Rock - 2012

I finally made it to the Freedom Rock outside my home town in Iowa. I have followed it since Bubba started painting it but have never made it there. My favorite year was the year for memory of 9.11. Just so moving and what a great memorial for all the military, fire and police. This is only the front picture of the rock, all sides are painted. Look at the beautiful sky and how real this looks. There are some other places around the small towns where Bubba paints. Nothing like this rock though. It's such a great site and people do not deface the rock now that he has started painting it.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day Card and Scrapbook wall hanging

I made this for my dad for Father's Day. I love the combo of the papers. The car for the card, was one similar to the old convertible dad has. I didn't get a good picture of the scrapbook page (when I am home in October, I will take a better one) or have time to finish the title. It will go on the bottom green strip and say Cycle buddies. The pictures are of my dad on a few of his motorcycle trips. He loves to go on cross-country road trips. Dad really liked it and so did the family.

The sketches were from Sketch Support. I really liked that site. They are taking a break right now but hopefully, they will come back soon. The card used Card Sketches #18 and the Layout used One-Page Sketch #21. The card sketch is a great one for small scraps. The card in the picture below shows more of the true color of the papers than the layout does.

Supply list: Bazzil, Authentique Free Bird papers, SU vanilla Stampin Up car and Happy Father's Day stamps, SU top note, Cuttlebug, chip board shapes ($1 at JoAnn's), Twine.

Friday, June 15, 2012

My boys and Me before leaving for Iowa

This was me and my boys before leaving for the airport when I went to Iowa. Jake was so sad and was acting so odd. Jackson was sad because Jake was sad. Jake barely let me out the door, kept rubbing his face on the door, and kept making sad noises that sounded like he was talking to me. He made me feel so bad that I was leaving. I kept asking my roommate throughout the week if he was ok because Jake's behavior was so strange.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jackson in my Ghetto Pool

I had to do it...I bought this little $20 pool over Memorial Day weekend because all I really need is a place to lay out and be able to splash water on me now and then. I filled it up and for two weekends, Jackson would come to get some pets and sips of water and lean so far in, he would almost be in the water. Well, just as you would expect, I emptied it and refilled it during the third weekend, went in to put swimsuit on, and came out to Jackson laying in it, then sitting in the little pool. I couldn't help it, he looked so cute and happy, how could I be mad and make him get out? I asked him what he was doing in my pool and he looked at me like "Mom, I'm laying here, geeze." He couldn't lay his head down because of the water, so used the edge to rest his head. How cute is he? Could he look any happier?