Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Just popping in real quick to share some photos I took while in New York.  We went in to see a Yankee game.  I tell you, it was the most amazing game I could have gone to.  History happened right before my eyes and I couldn't have been more excited...the rest of the game just continued to get better.
It was a rushed trip so unfortunately I do not have any pictures of us there but I know there will be a next time.  These pictures I took while trying to get on the freeway back to Connecticut.
I also played around with some more filters.  Again, I have so much fun with picnik that I can't decide on a favorite.  My husbands aunt and mother say I should try to sell my photos.  How awesome would that be?  I would love it.

Our time here is coming to a close.  We will be driving on first thing Friday morning and although I am excited to get home and my own routine I am sad to leave family.  Leaving family is difficult because you never really know when the next time will be.
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Friday, July 8, 2011


Happy Friday all!!!
I decided to sit and share a photograph I took.  Wednesday we headed to New Haven, Connecticut to go to the Yale Peabody Museum.  The nice thing is that they participate in this great program called Blue Star.  For summer there are a bunch of museums around the country that allow military and family to access their museums for free.  I have taken advantage of 2 of those museums so far and it ha been great.
While in New Haven I was amazed at all the beautiful buildings.  That is one major thing I LOVE about New England.  There are a bunch of old gorgeous buildings that sill exist.
Leaving the museum I was able to snap a shot of this beautiful building.  Afte returning home and looking at the picture I see that it is a library.
This is the original shot I got.

Then I played around with the preset editing on (I LOVE that website)

I can't decide which version I like better.
Have a great weekend!!!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

End of another season

Hello everyone!!!
I hope you all had a wonderful, happy, and safe 4th of July.  It was so nice to be away, with family.
I am here to show you the card I made for my oldest son's baseball coach.  This is the first year he didn't have his dad as, at least, the assistant coach.  It was a difficult transition for him and to be honest me as well.
I, of course, waited until the last minute to get something together.
I started with spring rain cardstock, to match the team colors.  The main image is a Whimsy stamp and was stamped, once with staz-on and the other with versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I had hoped that would help with the bleeding when I colored the image.  It did with for most part but since it wasn't a clear stamp it was a bit difficult to make sure both images matched up.
The chevrons were also stamped with versamark and clear embossed.
I was done with all of that but after looking at it a bit I knew that it needed something else.  That is when I thought of doubling the buttons.  I think it added just the right finishing touch.
Since coaching takes more time than you can imagine I figured it would be nice to give him a gift for the family.
My mother in law a while back, gave us some popcorn plastic "bags" to eat our popcorn in at home during family movie night.  I thought that would be nice, who doesn't like movies and popcorn.
Of course I added some hot cocoa mix to go along with it.  I know it is summer but if they don't to drink it now that can save it for the winter.
I have some wonderful pictures I want to share with you soon as well.
Have a great week!!!
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Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July


May freedom forever ring...

Have a wonderful and safe holiday.