Sunday, May 18, 2008

Costa Rica

Back in January, Jeff and I took a much needed break and warmed up in Costa Rica. It was warm and beautiful, dry, not humid. It was the dry season so the greenery was not as lush as just the month prior to our arrival. I'm currently working on my scrapbook for the trip and I will post layouts at a later date. In the meantime, please enjoy these pictures.

Turtles! I love turtles...

More turtles. Aren't they cute?

Jeff and I decided to go on an Adventure tour. It was sparse on the 'tour' but heavy on the Adventure. And although I grew up on a farm, I was scared poopless throughout the zip lining, free falling, Tarzan swinging, rock climbing adventure. It was ridiculous. And it was all my idea, so I have no one to blame but myself. I thought I would expand my horizons. Yeah. Nuff expansion for me just with the gear... should'a stopped then.

Here I am harnessing in for the free fall part. If I can figure out how, I will post the video clip of me screaming my head off moments later as the guides gently lower me into the canyon. Yes, I said gently. The guides were all very nice, despite my hysteria. Our tour consisted of Jeff and I and a conglomerate of Canadians who obviously were more adventerous than myself. They were pros. They all truly embraced the experience [so did Jeff]. Me, I just wanted to run. The Canadians were all so nice that when I made it thru the free fall, they applauded. What characters!! They, and Jeff, were all my biggest cheerleaders throughout it all.

"S" Monogram cards

So since Monogram cards and scallops are so hot right now, I decided to try myself. I made these for a friend of mine.

I used Martha Stewart Crafts Monogram letters.

The scallops were made with Marvys Giga and Mega punches.

The color scheme is Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Creamy Caramel, and Very Vanilla (copyright SU!.

The swirls were made with Autumn Leaves flourishes v.2 by Rhonna Farrer.

Ribbon from Michaels. Enjoy!

Dahlia Fold Thank you card

I found a tutorial on paperfolding so I tried it. Here are the results. I'm not crazy about the proportion of the card. However, I do like the color scheme. The recipient liked it, that's all that really matters. I can 'fix' proportion at a later date.

Cute Cats

We have cute cats. Let me share with you.
This is Bear impersonating Cassonova:

And this is Bear last spring on our deck, in our flowers. He LUVS flowers:

Now, this is Pi Pi, our beautiful Persian/Himilayan mix:

Don't let her fool you, she gets to go outside on the deck, too.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

May already...

I've been Artfully Asian inspired this past weekend. Pics to follow shortly.