Day 181 – My Blouse All Fixed Up Now

June 30, 2010

I think this turned out really well!  Considering that I had a couple very noticeable black spots on the front of my mostly white blouse from my ink pen….I can definitely live with this!  :o)  Saved my $38.00 brand new blouse!!!


Day 180 – Dyeing My Blouse

June 29, 2010

I bought this really pretty blouse recently and I only wore it one time…..I was at the grocery store when my ink pen kind of sprung a little leak and got on my WHITE blouse.  That blouse cost me $38.00!!  And I thought it was ruined!  Then I thought….what if I dye it?  So here is my blouse on the stove in a pot of dye.  It is currently outside drying in the air.  I will take another pic of it…and post tomorrow.  I didn’t want to dye the whole blouse because along the bottom edge, it has this beautiful black embroidery.  So I thought I would try to partially dye it.  I figure if it doesn’t look good….I can re-dye it later.

Day 179 – Another Preview

June 28, 2010

Last week in my class, our instructor said we could have 3-6 papers and 3-6 embellishments.  The last lesson…the 2nd instructor who will be looking these kits over now says only 3 of each… I had to whittle my kit down to only 3 papers and 3 embellishments.  Not too easy!

Day 178 – Mini-Kit Preview Finished

June 27, 2010

I’ve been working on my mini-kit preview for my class…the kit will have 6 papers…..6 embellishments; although it looks like more embellishments…I’m grouping the alpha example….and the “You Make Me Smile” sticker and button…..and the 2 little label tags, I am counting as one.  Here’s the preview. 

I uploaded my mini-kit to Jessica’s website(  You can download my kit here:

Day 177 – Old Faithful of California Video

June 26, 2010

Yesterday we went up to Napa Valley and the Calistoga area.  Here’s a short video of the geyser.

Tony and I met up with Amy, Johnny and Preston for dinner.  We had a wonderful dinner on the patio of the Rutherford Grill.  Here is a picture of Preston and me.

Day 176 – We Went to Napa Today

June 25, 2010

We drove up to the Napa Valley today and went to the OLD FAITHFUL of CALIFORNIA.  Tony had never been there.  We got to see it in action 4 times.  It erupted about every 10 minutes for about a minute-and-a-half.  The last time I was there. It erupted about every 40 minutes and lasted for about 3 minutes.  The lady said it’s spewing more often because of all the rain they’ve had lately.

Day 175 – Logo Tweaked

June 24, 2010

I played a little more with this logo.  I like the added changes better.