Sunday, July 31, 2011

Old Faithful

We had to go out and sit at Old Faithful about 30min before it decided to erupt. Of coarse, a 4 year old doesn't have much patience regarding this waiting. Although, while sitting we saw a dragonfly, chipmunk and a bluebird. But was Harlee ever excited when it started to spurt. She thought it was cool. But then she thought it would just turn off again and we could go and get ice cream.

A Few Wildflowers along the way

The wild flowers are gorgeous this year. Fields and fields of them. Maybe because of the cool wet spring we had. And here it is the end of July and they are blooming profusely.

Thursday July 28th- Mid Geyser Basin

Wednesday July 27

Have a bit of catching up to do on the blog here. I have some great flower shots, critter shots, geyser shots, waterfall shots. The weather was fantastic and the colour in the photos is just awesome. I'll try to make multiple post so they won't be so long with photos. Only 465 photos of mine to sort through. Without further ado.

We arrived around dinner time on Wed. and unloaded the car.
Harlee was excited to see the cabin and be able to sleep in a bunk bed-especially on the top.
Caitlin started a fire to toast the garlic bread and Curtis manned the stove.
Yummy spaghetti dinner!!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Good Morning from

West Yellowstone.
It's a beautiful chilly morning coming from the first National Park in the country.
Hlad a yummy dinner last night cooked by Curtis and Caitlin. Cait made a fire.
Harlee said she really missed her mum.
Hopefully some pictures to follow

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

He makes me Smile

with his expressive little face. You always know where you stand with Nic. He doesn't say much with words, but his face says it all!!!!!
Worked today and now on days off until next Monday.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Get Your Glitz On-Challenge #4

You needed to use background stamps.
I don't have many Glitz Design stamps-but did have a couple in my stash. The stamp in the right corner is from them and I inked with Distress ink in brown Coudoroy and embossed with clear embossing powder.

Product used- Paper from Glitz Design- Vintage Love
I believe the dark blue paper is from MME,
Bazzill cardstock and a small bit from Fancy Pants design.
Glitz WhatNots-vintage
Gltiz mini letters
Sizzix Tim Holtz big clock die, Heart cut on Cricut and embossed
Rubber stamps from Glitz, A Stamp in the Hand Co, Penny Black,and Cats Life Press
Prima Marketing--flowers that were inked with distress ink
MME brads and key

This is my favourite kind of layout to do--vintagy and grunged up.
Not that I don't do lot of either kinds of layouts

Onto my day--didn't get much accomplished.
Spent over 2hours at the cardiologists today
And see the heart conduction specialist.
I will be going for a electrophysiology study and probably an ablation in a couple of weeks. Have to travel to Missoula since it isn't done here in Great Falls.
Hopefully it will help my heart issues I have been trouble with for about 20 years now.
Had a wonderful lunch with a couple of good friends and visited for quite a while.
Cait and I went for groceries for our up coming camping trip to West Yellowstone.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Page Maps Punky Sprout Challenge

Product used: Papers from Prima Marketing, Fancy Pants Design, Crate Paper, MME. SEI. 3Bugs in a Rug,
MME diecut
arrow cut from Echo Park paper
Title cut from Quickutz sunshine font
NNE flower brad and jewels

I flipped the sketch around so it would fit my vertical photo
Edges stitched and inked.
Another great sketch from Becky Fleck at Page Maps

Sketchy Thursday August Challenge.

Product used: Paper from Fancy pants, Bazzil cardstock and Crate Paper
Fancy Pants letter stickers
My Little Shoebox mini letter stickers.
Cut out from Bella Blvd.
Stash buttons

Here is the page I did for the Sketchy Thursday August Challenge
You needed to have a Summer Topic
You needed to use the colours Red, Orange, and/or Yellow- I used all 3
And there needed to be a journal spot.

So, onto Saturday--has been pretty quiet around here.
Cait went camping with her friends last night, after she got home from Missoula.
Curtis and I went to the Farmer's Market this morning.
Got the grass mowed and trimmed and now is being watered.
Have done laundry-folded and put away too.
Back to work tomorrow for a day.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tim!

Today is Kirsten's husband, Tim's birthday. They are planning to go out for the evening, so I will go over and watch the little ones for them. Hope you have a great birthday, Tim.
Don't have too many photos of him, but did manage to find one to post.
It's Friday again--I don't know where the time flies.
Need to run a few errands today.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Picture of the Week #29

We have had some hot days, even though our summer started late this year.
And H&N have enjoyed being in the pool

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

MME challenge#25

This my entry for MME#25 layout challenge
Here is the sketch and the theme is Celebration.
You must use 80% MME product.
You can see other great entries here

Caitlin and I spent the day together, which we haven't done in a long time.
We ran some errands and then went shopping for a bit.
I managed to find a new bathing suit, which was badly needed. And it was on sale.
Also got a few other goodies.
But Cait got the bargain of the day. Just before she came home from Austria, she managed to lose her wallet, and that is the main reason we went shopping--to look for a new wallet. And she got a new $27 wallet for $0.99. Now that was the deal of the day!!!!
Spending the evening alone--Curtis is in Missoula, and Cait has gone to derby practice with Kirsten.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sketchy Thursday challenge 7-14

Product used: Bazzill cardstock
Prima Marketing-Flights of Fancy Collection
Harmonie-Rococo collection
Prima Flowers
MME brads
Title cut on Quickutz using Harvest font
Impress rubber stamp by joshepinekimberling

This is the layout I did last night for this weeks challenge at Sketchy Thursdays
It's been a hot one today--up to 99F.
Cait was minding the grandkids and brought them over to play in the pool.
I think they went home tired and sleeping and hopefully napped for their mama.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

More Sunset shots

Thought you might like to see a few more shots from last Saturday evening.
Canceled from work today.
Allergies right now are overwhelming--even with drugs on board!