Brayden went with me and PawPaw over to Granny's to help plant tomatoes. He had a great time out in the yard. The wind was blowing and he had a little trouble walking over the ground because it was so uneven in places (especially the garden), but it didn't seem to slow him down at all.
He found leaves
He tried to feed Candy dandilions
He helped Pawpaw plant tomatoes
At the end of the day he was worn out, but not quite ready to go back to Nanna and Pawpaw's yet. Do I see the beginnings of a little pout? My little grinch is so absolutely adorable.
The brown-headed cowbirds and red-winged blackbirds have taken over my feeders, but I don't have the heart to run them off. The red-winged males are especially handsome with their colorful shoulder patches. This is why I have to constantly refill my satellite dish feeders. These guys make a really big mess, but nothing goes to waste because a lot of birds like to feed on the ground. The mourning doves are especially fond of feeding on the ground below these feeders. The indigo buntings like to hop around below the dish feeders as well. These guys really standout when feeding in a flock of blackbirds. There must have been 6 or 7 in my backyard today. But that is not to say buntings are opposed to eating at the feeders. They were all over the place today--on the ground and at the feeders.
I have decided to start a blog for my craft blog entries. I will be updating the blog with other craft sites and doing more on the layout as time permits, but as for now you can view my craft blog entries at My Craft Shelf
I created this card using Paisley Cartridge and the sentiment was a sticker I had in my stash. The paper for this card is DCWV and I really love their paper. I have been wanting to make something combining these colors for a while, but just couldn't decide on what. This card will be entered in several challenges for this week.
I created this card using Hello Kitty Greetings Cartridge too. I think I got a little carried away with Hello Kitty this week, but it was fun! The sentiment is from Stamabilities and the ribbon was some ribbon left over from Tabitha's wedding programs. The ribbon didn't show up very well in the picture, it looks better on the card itself. I will be entering this card in several challenges for this week.
I created this card using Hello Kitty Greetings cartridge and the sentiment is a Stampabilities stamp. You can't tell in the picture but I used beads for the ends of the umbrella. I also outlined the clouds using Stickles. The ribbon is just regular white craft ribbon I don't remember where it came from, it was just part of my never ending stash. I will be entering this card in several challenges for this week.
I took the time to do a few scrapbook pages today. The pictures are not very good. I am still having a little problem getting the lighting just right. You can't tell on this page of Brody but the background paper is actually embossed.
After adjusting the lighting on this page of Brayden the picture itself seems a little off. I will have to come up with a better lighting scheme.
This page of Brayden is a very simple page, but I wanted the picture to be the focal point so I kept it simple.
I created this card for My Pink Stamper challenge. She is giving away a Cricut cartridge I would love to have. Creating this card was so much fun. Having two grandsons I don't get the chance to think "girly" too much, but these colors screamed girly. Take a look at her website, it is great! http://www.mypinkstamper.com
While it saddens me because I seldom see my grandson Brody and I know he will grow up not really knowing his grandfather, I do look out from time to time at his tree and think about him growing up. I just pray that he will somehow blossom into a young, strong Christian man who understands that all life and beauty come from God.
Here are a few pics of the Bonsai tree Sean and Tabitha gave me on Father's day. I have enjoyed caring for it. I also put a hen-and-chicks plant in the pot as well along with a few rocks from the New England coast.