Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Dallas World Aquarium

Here is my latest digiscrap page. I created it using a template this time. I actually made the background paper and the little fish myself in GIMP. I would love to start creating my own digiscrap kits. I like using the templates b/c they're faster, but I do feel like I've lost a little creative freedom.

Thursday, June 19, 2008


I was weeding my butterfly garden, and, boom, out of nowhere a wasp stung me through my glove! The good news is I think my immunity to the suckers is building b/c my reaction is minimal-just some swelling and throbbing. I know some people whose whole arm would swell. I love butterfly gardening, but the same plants that attract butterflies attract every stinging insect on this planet. And since you're supposed to protect the caterpillars, pesticides are out of the question. Wasp and yellow jackets love to eat my baby caterpillars too. Darn you wasps and yellow jackets!

My Printer Is Here!

My HP 9800 came today. Yeehaw! Like I said earlier, I found a good deal on this wide format wonder on Ebay. Of course, after my purchase, I decided to read the reviews. I always do that; buy first--read reviews later. The reviews were awful. I'm happy to report mine is working beautifully without any kinks. I printed off some Fourth of July part invites, pics of my son, and a digiscrap page (12X12). Everything turned out awesome. I'm excited about being able to print out my digiscrap pages now. I also have some plans for ubercool birthday cards. Did I mention the ink cartridges are ten dollars cheaper than my old Epson's? Most of the people who complained about it on Ebay were trying to use it for their businesses. I can see how a cheaper wide format HP would not be a great choice for high volume printing. It seems like you'd need one of those huge printing press like machines to do that kind of job. Anyway, I am happy for now creating digital masterpieces in GIMP and playing with my new printer.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

New Projects

Here are a couple of things I've created in the past few days:

Big Hydrangeas!

My sister is asking people to post pics of their biggest plants. She also wants pictures of cute animals and kids. My kid's asleep and my animals aren't cute. So there! Anyway, here is my big hydrangea bloom. Yeah, I know, you've all seen bigger, but I'm proud of my blooms this year.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 14, 2008


Today has not been a great day for me and my creative endeavours. My printer officially died. I am very disappointed because I was planning a super cool Father's Day card for the hubby. Now I have no way to print it out. I'm just going to have to show it to him on the computer tomorrow. LAME! I did buy a wide format printer off Ebay. It should be here next week. It's an HP 9800. The super cool thing is that it will let me print off 12X12 scrapbook pages. This guy had a ton of them in his warehouse and was selling them pretty cheap. Don't worry; he's a platinum seller and had over one thousand positive reviews. I'm safe.

The gardening is coming along slowly. I bought my son a bubble machine, and he sits in his exersaucer and watches the bubbles float by while I get a bit of gardening done. The zinnias are looking good, and I have several that reseeded. It's going to be zinnia crazy around here soon. I hope it looks nice by my Fourth of July party.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Viva mi garden!

Since school let out, I've been working in the garden as much as I can. Things have gotten way out of control. Last year I really didn't keep up with anything at all b/c I was mondo preggo. Now I try to sneak out when the baby is sleeping or preoccupied with daddy. I took some pictures of all the things going right in my garden to give me a little perspective. I tend to get pretty doom and gloom when my gardening tasks overwhelm me. I also went and bought some pretty zinnias today to help me get inspired.

Sunday, June 1, 2008