Thursday, July 21, 2011

Summer Days!

 We are enjoying the summer over here. Nights are mostly spent at the ball field, which has been hot lately...shssh!! Long nights with catching fire flies and dodging water balloons. If I could bottle this age I would. Being bored comes the best creativity. We have made water slides from boogie boards, tents with strings and tying water balloons with spoons, but this the fun of summer and growing up!
 Learning to boogie board, finding seashells, peeling shoulders and endless ice cream cones.  We are enjoying no schedules and have already counted down the summer.....bummer! We have visited some family and have relaxed.  Gardening is a bit challenging, but we are still trying.  We love flowers and it so fun when they actually come back the following year. Can you tell I don't have a green thumb.  This year I have introduced succulents into our space and I love them. Being silly, trying to stay up really really late (this is big when your six), being able to eat two smores because mom says it is ok just this one time :) Summer is about being free, laughing, and having fun.  I know this will not be the case much longer, our almost teenager will not want to be around his boring parents....sniff sniff, but today I am enjoying the summer, family and grateful to see these experiences.   













Tomorrow is not here yet, so I hope your enjoying your summer days and nights. Eating smores and laughter.  It goes by so quickly, but today I think I will be indulging in a scoop of ice cream. How about you? Smiles, Jackie   

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wow...I fell off the planet!

I cant believe its been since January since I last posted. Kids, life....holy smokes the time goes fast.
I have been super busy, teaching, working and doing a bit of designing. I obviously cant balance so well, since I haven't journaled any of it! I hope that will change, I think it will.

The power of blog land, I recently meet so many wonderful ladies. Its been uplifting and inspiring to say the least.  I had the chance to go to Nada Farms. WHAT A TREAT!! The farm was beautiful and all the sweet vendors had lovely wares.  I shopped and even took an art class.
I had a ball and Jeanne was such an amazing teacher!! Here is us with my new mixed media piece~YAY!! You must go check out her clothing line.....simply gorgeous!! I will journal soon...
A special thanks to Traci, your pictures are beautiful, thanks so much for taking them this weekend. The one above picture was taken by Traci. You ladies were a treat and have inspired me in so many ways, thank you!
Chat soon ~ xoxo   

Thursday, January 27, 2011

love....make some love and share!

Creative juices are easily distracted with three kids. I try to be creative daily but sometimes our life becomes chaotic and....well, I will be honest.....it doesn't happen! I did happen to get some things done for the love day and my daughters birthday which is tomorrow. Happy Birthday Baby!! I haven't been in clay in so long.....I miss it, but my hands are thankful. I created this french girl holding a heart on a buttoned box. I also made the frame with buttons.  Found the frame in the clearance section, painted and glued buttons which I had on a piece of burlap. This piece will stay out all year, but perfect for Valentines Day. I forgot where I saw this frame idea, so if it was your idea, send me an email and I will add your link.   

I have been painting canvas and making bags which I got the idea from this talented gal. I was fortunate enough to take her class last summer and I have found painting fun, intimidating, but fun! I also made this box and got the idea from her book Canvas Remix, so full of great ideas. This box will be for my daughter for her hair clips, I am trying to keep those things organized....trying....  

It was made from all the scraps from the canvas bags, just cut up and glued to a box. I added a fun wooden knob and some wooden feet.

I made a few bags for Christmas presents and just got carried AWAY! My daughter asked for one for her birthday and I thought it would be fun.  I got the great charm from here. Her shop is so fun and she also had a fun spread on making bags in the magazine Gifts Cloth Paper Scissors. The striped bag was from her pattern and then I made two others with words. The combinations are endless!       
Make some of your own love today and share it with others....xoxo!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Happy New Year

Wishing You and Yours Peace Love & Happiness!!