Sunday, April 21, 2013

A few posts ago, I bragged about my grandson. I couldn't figure out how to post videos so there weren't any. I was shown how and I am posting some of them now. I use an old Powershot camera and the zoom doesn't work once the recording has begun and I can't judge how much zoom I need before he starts his event. You may need a magnifying glass, but here he is on

 The Pommel Horse.

The Rings 

The High Bar 

The Parallel bars 

These are four of his six events, missing are the Floor and Vault. There were too many people in the way to get good pictures.Hope you enjoy these videos and thanks for dropping by. Take Care

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Paper Bag Purse

Here I go again, jumping out of my box. Its a really cool world out there in craft land. Thanks to Youtube I made a paper bag purse. Scrapbook Place is doing some daily challenges. I check them out each day, and this one caught my fancy. I made it, but never uploaded it to contest.

I decided to use my paper bag purse as one of my swaps. The swap is Recipe card. We are given items we use for our card. This month it is 1 layer, 2 colors and 3 embellishments. The yellow is my one layer, added to a pink base gives me two colors. The flower and butterfly are two embellishments and the third one is the ribbon handle.

This is a side view showing the paper bag inside.
I found the instructions for making this on Youtube. The video is by Kristan  Wilson and you can visit her blog by clicking on her name. I don't know how to link to her Youtube channel, but I noticed on her blog that she has her videos on the side. So if you are interested in making this darling purse, you know what to do. Let me know if you make one of these paper bag purses and what you used it for.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Build a Sketch

Its April, almost May. Oh my gosh, the months are flying by and I still have swap cards to make. So far for April, I have made one. Not good, I usually have all but one done by this time.

The card below is my BAS, see title, for April. I have included a photo of the pieces that were to be used.

The base card is 5 x 5 and the second layer is 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 (not shown). All elements must be used plus some embellishments.

I had so much fun with this stamp. Its a digi from Delightful Inspiration from the Heart Stamps. I sized it to fit my 2" circle, printed out several copies and began coloring and cutting. The flowers and the rim of the pot are popped up for dimension, I added Google eyes on the chick. The paper is SU Lucky limeade and Wisteria wonder. I used many different pens to color the image with. I am entering this card into the Delightful Inspiration from the Heart stamps blog monthly challenge. 

Thanks for stopping by. Take Care

I'm bragging

The first weekend of April was spent in Reno at the Mens Region 1 Gymnastics Championships. Levels 5 through 10, ages 8 - 18. My grandson, Jordan was competing  in Level 8, age 11-12.  Arizona, Hawaii, Nevada, Northern California and Southern California, make up Region 1. CA has two Star teams representing it. The top 70 Level 8, age 11-12 boys in our Region, including the Star team, were competing.

From the 70 boys, the top eight make up the Region 1 Select team that goes to the Nationals in Portland. There will be a total of 25 boys, including the Select team, going , representing our level 8, age 11-12. 

Jordan qualified for  the Level 8, age 11-12 Select team. Its not the first time he has qualified, but it is the first time he is old enough to go.

All the levels 8 - 10, ages 11-18, from each Region, have a Select team and a set number of boys from each level and age group representing them. At Nationals, the select teams will compete against each other. But all the boys will competing for top honors individually.

I had originally put in videos, but they didn't work, so deleted that post. No pictures, sorry,
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