Friday, July 22, 2011

Summer Crafting and Water Fun

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great summer! Our summer fun will begin tomorrow, as we go on holidays. Of course the biggest packing challenge for me is deciding which of my papercrafting and art supplies to bring (oh, but hubby, can't I just take it all???). My hubby James was teasing me and saying that he would rent a trailer to haul behind the motor home just for me and my art supplies (okay, he said for me and my 'stuff'). He is so understanding!!!

I've had some fun lately creating with a few new stamp sets from Stampin' Up! I think the new sets and colours are so much fun! With the scrapbook page, I had these photos and quotes hanging around from the teacher gifts I had made. I decided to put them together on the page. For teacher gifts, I had put the quote right on the photo and placed it in a frame. I know one teacher was very excited to get something that was different from the standard gifts. I gave them cards as well. He liked his cards so much, that he promptly ordered 10 more, with the 'motorcycle stamp on them, please!' It turns out that he's been repairing a motorcycle, and was going to finish it on the weekend.

The quote states,

 "To think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."
 by George Kneller.

I love trying to look at everyday things in a different light, or at a different angle.

At the end of June, the boys travelled with their dad down to Montana for a weekend with their neighborhood friends. Here are some photos of them enjoying some time at the lake (I don't remember the name, but I know it is long). they went out on the boat, and JJ even got to do some water fun!

At home, Juliana and I had some relaxing fun as well. She got herself a Build-a-Bear Bunny, and has been busy ever since sewing outfits for Aero, as she named her bunny. It is so great to see her enjoying the sewing machine, and coming up with some great items.

Happy Holidays to all! See you when we return!
Susan Bruyn
Posted by Picasa

No comments: