Hillary Heidelberg at scrapbookgraphics has a new template set, Inspired by...Mondrian. These are they layouts I did with the template. Other Credits... Kit: Awaiting Autumn: Julia Makoktinsky' Background Paper, Swirl, Alphaand Glitter: School Stuff by Pamela Donnis Paper: Solidly Embossed by Sara Marie Ribbons: Ribbons Galore by Heather Roselli Buttons: Button Chippes by Fee Jardine
I just bought a tripod and remote control for my new camera. The main reason I wanted these items was so I could get good family photos, which are few and far between. We are going to Yellowstone in a couple of weeks and my main goal is to leave with at least one family photo that will work on a Christmas Card. I took the new toys out today and played with them. I grabbed Boofy from the henhoue to pose with me. She took it all quite well.
I bet everyone thought that we got ourselves a new pet after looking at the first few photos. We actually went to the zoo to see the new Predators of the Serengeti exhibit. Christian and I tried to go on the opening day, but it was so crowded we could barely move and the animals did not seem to be very happy either. They were hiding. The crowds were small today, both kids were in a good mood and cooperative and the animals wanted to show off too.
Not only are our ducks organic pest control and yard fertilizing units, they are also a sprinkler system. Today is the first day of autumn, but the temp is in the 90's. I filled the wading pool and the ducks were thrilled. They stayed in for about 30 minutes.
I took some updated pictures of the turkey yesturday. It looks the turkey is a tom. He will not be with us long enough to meet his full manhood. He is very sweet and easy going. He does not like to be picked up. He is a good eater. We bought a chick when we picked him and she is very close to him. It will be sad for her when he goes to the butcher. Credits: Kit - Shades of Fall by Lindsay Jane Designs at pickleberrypop, Frame - Leaf Stamp Clusters by Lindsay Jane Designs
I finished my scarf today. This was my first big knitting project. I am going to learn how to knit socks in early October, so until then, I will be working on a birthday present for Liam and a couple of other small things. Stay tuned.
Hillary Heidelberg at scrapbookgraphics has a couple 8.5x11 template sets. I have to admit that I was not too eager to work with that size. Then I got a notification for some discounted 5x7 photobooks from Artscow. All of a sudden working with that size had more allure for me. I have now completed one layout from each set and I love them. The layouts would make wonderful wall art or look nice in a photobook. I am not sure what I am going to do with them yet, but I am having fun working with the size. Credits: Template: 8.5 x 11 Resized Templates 2 by Hillary Heidelberg Paper and Flowers: Snapping and scrapping - A collab kit from The Daily Digi Frames: Everyday Moments by Lindsay Jane Designs Word Art by The Glam Fairy Splatters: Millenium Tree House Graffitti by Tangie Baxter
Last night was the annual free Oregon Symphony Concert at Waterfront Park. I used to go to these concerts when I was in High School and College. The concerts did not happen for many years because of the cost and then started back up a few years ago. This is the first time I have been able to go in 19 years. Portland Taiko and the Portland Youth Symphony also performed. It was a fun time. Liam had a hard time during parts of the conects. Loud music freaks him out. The highlight of the concert was the finale of the 1812 Overture (which was a tradation even when I was in high school). The Oregon National Guard brings actual cannons and shoots them off into the Willamette River during the final movement. After the piece is over there is a fireworks display. Liam hated all this and had a sweatshirt over his head. During the fireworks, he was shaking and I could feel his heart pounding. This was the first time Christian has seen fireworks and he loved it. I am letting Christian use my old camera and he took the photo yesturday.
We went to the park this afternoon. Credits: Template - Resized 8.5x11 Template Set by Hillary Heidelberg Frames & Staples: Art & Craft by Lindsay Jane Designs Kit: Snapping and Scrapping - Collab kit from The Daily Digi Splatter/Graphitti: Mill Tree by Tangie Baxter This is a layout I did for a kit that was just released today. Kit: Cottage Life by Alana McCarthy