Saturday, July 17, 2010

I Think THIS is the ONE!

Simple, but nice.  I like it!

Cover and Back....may add an embellishment or two :)

Front Page

This is an example of the inner pages....not all of them are the
 same (different designs)...some are blank (for the creative or journalists) and they are intended for 4X6 pictures.  I figured most people take pictures this should work.


Friday, July 16, 2010

Idea....not sure if I like it.

I haven't added text yet.  It will say "Remembering our Roots" across the trunk....probably in burgundy.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Harley Anyone?

I am taking a small crafting break.  My goal this morning was to design and put together a few layouts together for our upcoming family reunion that I could give away as "gifts."  Each adult has to bring two cheapy gifts, and being this is our 20th year of reunions....I thought a layout would be really neat.  Those of you that know me know that if it were that simple for me to get things done, something must be wrong with me. :)  SO instead of finishing this layouts (I'm drawing blanks guys) I decided to work on a project I started a few days ago.

I'm super excited about this book because I think it's coming together very well.  This was also my first time using glossy accents, which I have decided I LOVE!  I may offer this as a if you are interested, leave me a comment and let me know.  Cheers.

So far, I only that the front and back covers done.....I'm not sure if I will decorate the insides or not.  I wish I could better show the dimensions...the white is where applied the glossy accent...I think it looks really nice :).

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Our New Friends!

I am happy to announce that I am now the proud parent of two new pets:  a velvet damsel and a royal damsel.   These are our "test" fish to make sure all is good in their environment!  Not sure what we will name them yet...any suggestions???

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My Aquarium Adventure

Hello All!   For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted a salt water aquarium.  This week, I was able to start one!  And here's what it looks like so far:

Okay, you got me!  This isn't my aquarium...this is actually a shot from inside of the Aquarium I visited while in Virginia.  Pretty huh?  And not a piece of real coral...but anyway....

     I was with my mother this week for the holiday and we happened upon a garage sale that had a tank and a stand for sale.  I thought...hmmm. I wonder how much it is.  Well, they lady said I could have EVERYTHING for $5.  Now, some of you are saying....Wopidity doo.  But let me use more detail (Dr. Cook would be very proud of my right now :P).  When I asked the woman for the price I was just acquiring about two pieces....but their where other pieces on the "stand" that were included in this price.  There with actually 2 aquariums (one 10 gallon, one 5) a hood, light, filter, and heater for the bigger, a bunch of decorations, gravel, tank cleaner stick thingy, and a computer speaker. you see why I HAD to get it.  Five dollars was my garage sale find of the year! 
     SO......with these new finds, I decided it's time to get started.  A saltwater tank for me and a freshwater tank for my almost 7 year old (he almost had me totally convinced to get him a tail-less gecko today, that child is too darn cute)!  After I did lots of research, I went to VIPets in Jenison (gotta love this place) and the manager there gave me everything I needed to get started (about $60 worth of stuff....$25 of it being live sand) and now I am ready to go!  Here's my set up so far.

     It's taken a while, but the water is finally at the right specific gravity and tomorrow Xavis and I will go and get damsels to test out the tank.  If I'm a good mommy and able to keep them a live, I will then be able to get Nemo and his girlfriend, and Dory and a friend and MAYBE  a star fish...we'll see.  Wish me luck and I'll keep you posted as I add more creatures into the environment.  Thanks for reading!!