Monday, June 29, 2009

Rock & Roll 1/2 Marathon Share!

Happy Monday!! Well I SURVIVED the R & R 1/2 Marathon on saturday!! I had a goal of 3:45:00.. about mile 6 I figured I was on pace to hit the 3:30:00 mark.. so a new goal was set... and off I went.. I finished in 3:29:57 minutes! WAHOOO!!

We left about 4am to head down to catch the bus to the start line.. good thing we did.. buses were backed WAY UP.. and one got there minutes before the race.. we saw people running to start...

The race was going for one hour before we got to the start line.. we were in the last corral.. had a GREAT time... so glad I did it.. gonna do it next year.. with a GROUP of people.. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! :)

Other then having sore feet.. and hips! I felt GREAT.. I went to bed EARLY saturday and by sunday I was fine.. ready to go again?!! OK maybe not.. but was very HAPPY with myself!!

Got to go to lunch with Larry, Kimmie and Buggy afterwards to Bahama Breeze (YUM!) then home for a nap.. LOL!!

YES I did take my camera on the walk.. and NO I wasnt the only one.. :) I am sharing about 20ish photos.. I took about 50! HA HA!! :) I put them in a slide show for ya.. THANKS for stopping by and taking a look!!!

thanks for stopping by!! I have more to share this week before we head out!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009


YIPPPEEE it is that time of the month! PTIs BLOG HOP!!

This month you had to use something that inspired you about summer!! EVERYTIME I put out this table cloth my mom made me oh.. 14 summers ago ~ it just says SUMMER!! and how can you not think summer with a picnic basket!!!

So I used Laurens new template, my new fruit stamp set.. some OLD school CTMH paper.. and made this up.. you cant tell but I stitched the basket to make it looked weaved.. well you can see that but it has darker thread.. inked the edges and there she is..

Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the hop!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Happy Wednesday!

Happy SUNNY (for the moment!) Wednesday!!!

I have a couple shares for ya!! First off looky what I WON last week from Leah! she made the cutie pie crocheted goodness there! SO PRETTY~ THANKS again Leah!

Next up a couple shares.. first one is for 2 challenges I did.. Kristii at Color Me Daisy had a card sketch challenge for June... I just moved the embellie to the other side... love how fun and quick the sketch was!! This PP is all my 6 X 6 BG lime ricky pad! a bit BRIGHT but very fun!!

The second challenge was by Melissa at Moments 2 Remembers Blog.. create your own flower! and crinkle it.. then crinkle it again! Added some copics on the flowers, a K & Co. flower center.. colored my pearls to match with my copics.. some stitching a stamp sentiment (hero arts) and done! Fun FAST and easy!

Next up is a LO I did from when I got to meet Mara when we were in Santa Monica for Spring Break! Such a FUN time.. I have to get side 2 finished up.. then the LO will be a bit more balanced.. but I REALLY want my charm this month from M2R so I took Colleens challenge to paint on the LO!!

Used my NEW big punch for the scallops on this one! and I used a super cute vintage stamp in the corner.. (cant see it to well!) it was perfect in blues with a palm tree!

That is all I have for today.. TOMORROW I will be BACK.. with my blog hop goodie for PTI's Blog Hop!! Oh how I LOVE the 25th of the month!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!! Have a GREAT day....

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday Favs....

YIPPEEE Summer vacation has officially started!!!.... AND it RAINED most of the day! GO FIGURE!!!! :) But it is nice to have no routine for awhile!!!

Justins last few days of grade school went well... he is happy, sad , excited and nervous all at the same time for next year!!!

Amanda is about the same she loved her class AGAIN this year.. she has had some GREAT classes there.. we have been lucky.. GREAT GREAT teachers for the kiddos!

Ok on to Friday Favs..

#1- ROSES! These are blooming in my yard!!! :)

Not to bad for a rose that was half dead before Steve got it planted for me! My grandparents gave me this about 5 years ago for Mothers Day.. I LOVE the color!!!

#2- STRAWBERRIES! These are growing in our garden! YUM! Already picked a bowl full and had strawberry shortcake! YUMMY!

#3- WINE FRIDAY!! (the boat! :) ) Taking her out this weekend for our first trip.. so cant wait... HOPE the rain stays away!!!

#4- UPS.. need I say more! LOL!! Love when they stop by the house and bring a box to me!! :)

#5- The 3rd Friday of the Month.. BUNKO.. and that means Moms night out!! SO EXCITED!!! Gotta share these FAVS.. wrap Steves dads day gift.. and get ready to go!!

There they are for the week! Been a BAD blogger this week.. we were so busy.. hoping to get lots more creative stuff done for ME.. and will share this week...
Have a GREAT weekend! Happy Fathers Day!
THANKS for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Fun! :)

Happy Tuesday!! It is a BIG day in the Johnson house!! THIS BOY.....

Is having his 6th grade recognition program today (graduation to me! LOL!) last year of grade school.. WHERE did the time go.... He is excited and nervous.. and looking forward to BIG ADVENTURES! (not to big I hope! LOL!!)

His program is at 1pm today.. I got to help alot with it.. last night we decorated.. it is a Cruise theme.. so inside the gym is like your on a cruise ship.. so gonna get LOTS of photos today!! :) Then after school gonna have a little BBQ here for him AND to celebrate my moms birthday!!


Tomorrow is the Justins classes big PARTY.. bowling then a picnic.. should be fun.. AND the weather is supposed to hold!
A mom donated some candy for prizes.. I didnt think you should let 88 kids have a free for all of 530 pieces of candy! So I did the up in little bags and used my PTI star stamp, and circle punch.. just stapled them closed.. they arent super fancy.. BUT when you have 88 to do.. not enough time for fancy.. besides the kiddos wont care.. they will want what is inside! HA HA!!

Here is a close up of 1...

and here are all EIGHTY EIGHT! :) so glad they are finished!! :)

and FINALLY!! here are the 2 cards Amanda and I made for Justin today... He liked them both! :)
Again used my star prints set from PTI... CS, Ribbon, Button and Ink (except black that is stazon) all PTI

THANKS for stopping by.... and letting me SHARE... hoping I dont CRY like a baby today! LOL!!! Will get lots of photos.. um that is a warning for ya! :)

Have a GREAT day!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Friday!! and my Friday Favs!

Happy SUNNY Friday! Oh my... so much SUNSHINE here in our little corner of WA. state.. whatever is a girl to do! :) Take out the boat... sigh.. soon very soon!! ANYWAY.. if we have no rain sat. or sunday we break a record of the longest dry spell for May and June.. so I have been told! :) It is just PREFECT for me... Mid 70s... the house is in the 70s.. ahh.. if only I could see the Ocean it would be PERFECT! Ok it is pretty darn near perfect with out the ocean.. but..... hee hee! Hey a girl can dream..

Ok on with the favorites.. in no particular order here they come for this week!!

HEY Zoa I got that blinky..see it over there.. is there a blog or site for this.. I just loved seeing yours so I BORROWED the idea... just curious.. :)

Ok here we go..

#1- COPICS... need I say more.. these are FABULOUS.... Cant wait to REALLY REALLY get good with them... :) Have a few blogs bookmarked..and youtube videos to watch showing them! :)

#2- PTI sneak peeks on Nicoles Blog (cant WAIT for the 15th.. when they are available!)


#4- Broccoli Salad! LOVE this salad.. there are lots of ways to make it! Today mine has Broccoli,Yellow Peppers, Red Onion, Almonds, Bacon, Grapes.. Dressing- Sea Salt with Garlic, Pepper, Mayo, Ap. Cider Vinegar, and Sugar! Cant wait for dinner! :)

#5- Fancy Pants Stamps!! LOVE these Summer Soiree ones!! :) They will be mine next week!! Come on mail! LOL!!

There they are for the week! :)

Tonite we are off to Amandas bridging from Brownies to Girl Scouts.. sigh.. my girl is growing up!! It is at a park we have never been to... so cant wait to check it out!! Then having a potluck afterwards! Tomorrow off to wild waves! Sunday errands, and PHOTOS being printed.. I havent had any printed since BEFORE our trip in April.. I know I KNOW.. I used to go in once a week.. I am SURE they miss me! :) Steve is gonna get the boat finished and READY to take out the following weekend! YEAH!!

THANKS for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Little Share.. and Field Day!

Happy SUNNY Wednesday~ LOVING our weather this week.. Sunny and not to hot! (Like last week! EEK not that I am complaining.. ok maybe a little 90 is to warm for me in June! LOL!!) this week in the 70s.. just perfect! :)

Ok on with some fun.. NOW this isnt one of my best cards.. and it wasnt meant to be! My Amanda saw her friend get a lunch bag note.. and asked why I didnt do them.. I dont know.. my mom sent them to me.. (I WISH I had saved them.. sigh.. ) ANYWAY.. she loved the CUTE little fairies I got last week... From All that scraps so I printed her out one.. I bought the stamps in DIGI form.. LOVE that.. they take up no space in my room and I can resize them anyway I want! :) anyway.. printed her.. used my COPICS! (LOVING them!!) and colored her in! I WISH you could see all the sparkle! I used my copic Spica pens (never knew they were copics til a couple weeks ago! LOL!) ANYWAY.. she just glitters.. I mounted her on Rasp. Fizz CS, inked with lemon tart ink ~ use a RF ribbon, and LT button (all from PTI) put her on a small white note card I cut and snuck her in Amandas lunch.. I hope she likes it!! :)

I am still learning how to use my Copics (so NO!! laughing at my color job! lol..oh I said no laughing.. :) ).. I found a GREAT Blog HERE lots of GREAT info... I need to sit for about a week and look at all that is shared... I want to get REALLY good with them!! :)

Now a fast share of the kiddos! THANKS if you have made it this far! Yesterday was field day at the school.. it is a fun day the 6th graders run for the other classes.. Justins group did the rope climb... He was in charge of timing and writing down the times of the kids!

Amanda wanted to do his station first.. so she did...

She wanted to ring that bell at the top... and SHE DID! :) I could NOT have made it!

She did get a couple blisters.. eek! I guess they found gloves to help with that... it was not pretty! She is still proud!

FUNNY STORY... I was showing them photos today.. and Justin said when he saw the one of her ringing the bell... Amanda welcome to the blog.. you made the post today! HA HA!! oh that made me LOL!!!

Ok THANKS for stopping by.. I am off to CLEAN my scrappy/crafty space... then today is the pizza party for Raven Racers.. I earned it in both their classes!
Have a GREAT day!!!

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Dinner, Dessert, and a Card! :)

Happy Saturday!!! Hope your all having a GREAT day.. ours has been nice.. went to the schools family fun run today! Justin and I did the 3 miles.. Amanda and Steve did the 1 mile! Then home...errands, creative time! and a YUMMY (if I do say so myself! dinner! and dessert!!) I felt like pasta.. really I felt like a trip to Italy.. BUT that wasnt gonna happen so I settled for yummy pasta and a glass of wine! :)

Here is what I whipped up - the boys are happy there is leftovers! You know it must be pretty good if they are happy for left overs! :) it is my own recipe, pasta, fire roasted tomatos, ital. sausage, wine, roasted pepper, onion, mushrooms, artichokes, fresh basil from our garden, kalmata olives, and Parm. Cheese.. and some garlic of course! a little butter too.. shhh dont tell my diet! :)

Then for dessert I whipped up some of these yummy mini cherry cobblers.. I added some nuts, vanilla, and cinnamon to the cherries.. and made the biscuits with bisquick, van. soy milk (shhh dont tell!) and some sugar.. Yep boys are happy left overs of these too! :)

and finally a card share! Leah issued a challenge for our PTI blog group to make a flat one layer card... harder then I thought!! But I was happy to get it done!

For my card I was inspired by Cheryl she used Friends til the End.. and then I remembered a card I made a few years ago, and used the same LO basically.. I used my glimmer chalks to color it, and edge it.. also used my new Spica glitter pens all over too!! I was pretty happy with it! Amanda loved it.. hmmmmm maybe she will get it! :)

Thanks for a FUN challenge Leah! Now to find out what our group #4 is!! My turn is coming next for #5 or #6.. I gotta get thinking!!

THANKS for stopping by! Have a GREAT weekend!!

Friday, June 05, 2009


Happy Friday!! I am so EXCITED for the weekend!! Ours is full of FUN stuff!!! FINALLY cooled down.. we hit 91 yesterday.. for the first week of June that is CRAZY I tell ya!!! I wasnt ready for it! Today it is a nice 70 something.. and a bit breezy.. if only I could see a beach out my window it would be PERFECT!!! :)

So I had HOPED to share some cards today.. but NOOOO to hot to create! I want to get my PTI blog group challenge done.. it was due yesterday! EEK! I will.. I WILL!!! :)
and I need to work on Thank You gifts and cards for the teachers... AND make up 90 cute little treat bags for Justins BIG party on the 17th! Busy me! and it isnt supposed to be 90 again so I should be fine! :)

I have a little fun share for ya! :) My buddy Zoa has been doing Friday Favs. for awhile and I ALWAYS think I will do it.. never have.. BUT today I did!! :) So I thought I would share.. if you do a FAVS post on your blog.. will you let me know so I can come peek! :)

Friday Favs-

#1 SURPRISES in my camera.. deleting some photos today I FOUND THIS photo my Justin took a couple weeks ago.. LOVE IT! :)

#2-FLIP FLOPS! No need to say more!! Ok my girl needs her toes painted.. that is all I am saying! HA HA!

#3- Farmers Market Flowers... my newest of the season.. hoping to take photos of them ALL, and scrap them in Oct.. to REMEMBER them til next year! :) Gotta LOVE $7 flowers!!!

#4- A new scrappy mag... I LOVE that flower on this LO... so gonna LIFT that idea!!

#5- A movie and wine with Steve tonite!! (He's just not that into you! Cant WAIT to see it!)

So there they are!! Hopefully I can keep on with them! Fun to see what will be a favorite each week.. hmmm I feel a mini album coming on! HA HA! :)

SOOOO PTI started PEEKS of their JUNE release... OH my I am in TROUBLE... BIG TROUBLE.. and there has only been ONE peek! I gotta get stuff on ebay... :) LOL!!

Oh and my good friend Colleen gave me a sweet blog award! I PROMISE to give it to others on my next post... hopefully this weekend.. or monday for sure! :) I hope!! THANKS Colleen!!

That is all I have for today.. I have a few minutes so I am gonna go visit my PTI Blog Buddies.. see what they are up to!
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL weekend! THANKS for stopping by!!!!

Monday, June 01, 2009

New Trees, A Rock, and A Card! :)

Happy SUNNY Monday.. we have had such BEAUTIFUL weather for a week now.. they SAY it is gonna last a few more days! I hope THEY are right! :)

We had a GREAT went to darn fast I tell ya!!!

Wanted to share a couple photos of our new trees.. and Dwayne "the rock" Johnson! (LOL!!!)

Steve has been researching trees for awhile now.. and knew what he wanted for 2 of them.... here they are...

For the other one he said what do you think? Um this one.. it is so PURTY.. so he got it.. no info on it or anything .. just that I liked it.. ahhhh what a guy!! (He later read it can get up to 75 feet... EEK! hee hee! :) and in the photo you can see Dwayne "THE ROCK" Johnson! HA HA!! Steve found it buried when he was digging the tree holes.. he washed it.. Yeah he is like that! :) and said he was keeping it.. and naming it.... ok fine.. so he says I like The Rock ... So I said hey we can call it Dwayne for short as in the actor/former wrestler Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.. Steve liked it so well ~ that is its full name!! YES we are a bit SILLY here! HA HA!!!

So cant WAIT for them to fill out a bit more... they look so nice in our yard!!!

I also have a card share for ya! the one I forgot the other day! :)
LOVING using Kraft paper with the white on it!!! and cant stop using yellow!!!!

I have ONE more thing for ya.. then I will get my stuff done before my friend arrives for lunch!

On the 1st of every month there is a senior DT challenge from PTI... you have to peek at THIS.... I LOVE everything Nicole and the team shared.. all links are on her page.. and she shares some GREAT flower links too.. I had to share it.. I also had to order the book she linked.. I so want to learn to crochet flowers.. my mom said she would help me! I figure if all else fails.. I can use the book for paper inspiration too! :)

Ok that is all I got for ya.. cleaning duties are calling...
Have a GREAT day ~ THANKS for stopping by!