Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Lions, Tigers and DINOSAURS????

Lions, Tigers and Dinosaurs??? Yes that's right there are great big Dino's at the zoo.
They are so cool. The Brookfield zoo opened the exhibit this year and it runs through October. If you live in the Chicago area go check it out, four of the Dinosaurs are radio control and you can move them yourselves(Alex really liked that part). Of course Alex's favorite part was getting to eat ice cream :)

My little man has also graduated from Pre-School. I can't believe how fast he has grown up on me. It seems like just yesterday he was a tiny baby in my arms. The kids performed all of the songs and nursery rhymes that they have learned. I am so proud of my little boy.

Last but not least is the canvas that I made his teacher to remember the AM class by. The tutorial that I used was done by my friend Celina. I am not sure if she posted it yet or not, but check her out here. Thanks Celina for the wonderful directions. His teacher really liked it.

I wanted to use a mask to make the back round but it was not working, so I tried something new, and I must say I really like it. I painted the base of the canvas yellow and let it dry. Then I clear embossed a flower image over the yellow. For the final step I went little by little and painted a blue as the top coat. I then took a paper towel and rubbed it over the embossed image to bring the yellow through, I am really happy with this and I cant wait to make another one.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Gotta go now! The kids just broke out of their cage.

This has got to be on of my new favorite stamps. I found it at a garage sale for $1.50, and it was well worth it if you ask me.
I made this frame to hold Alex's hand print that he gave us for valentine's day. It was so cute, he came out of preschool and said"I heart you mommy" it made my day!The following are cards that I have made for my mom. Nothing special, but I am happy with how they came out.

That's it for now, thanks for stopping by!!