Thursday, May 27, 2010

Graduation Day!

It is finally here! I know you thought I would have a photo of the graduating girl, but not yet as she does not actually graduate till tonight. Those photos will come later. Today I am focusing on all that I have been doing leading up to today. Working on lots of projects for my daughter's grad party. All the decor was handmade. As much work as it was to make, it also brought me joy! I love that I can make beautiful things out of nothing. Here are so pre photos, just of the stuff piled in the dining room getting ready for its journey!

Please ignore the other stuff in the picture, like my dining room centerpiece! I didn't remove it while I was working on things...just piled stuff on the table as I would finish it. It will feel good to get all of this packed up and moved to the party site, the sad news is I have to bring it back here to store it, no idea where it will all go! Some of it will find a home with a friend, the big blue bucket is hers, she let me borrow a few of them and all the centerpieces, I just made minor adjustments to them so they would match the party colors. My daughter wanted bright, fun colors to match her personality. She got them, pink, purple, yellow, orange, lime green, and turquoise. She also loves Gerbera daisies so on all the centerpieces they have ribon and daisies. The photo picture is buckets of flowers and pictures for the display table, I have tons of framed photos and those buckets to be on display...also I have 2 scrapbooks one from all 10 years of cheerleading and the other is from homecoming one year...been working on a high school album, but I did not finish it...maybe before she leaves for college I will have it done. I also made some banners, one that says congratulations Miranda and class of 2010. These kinds of things make me happy, seeing it all come together. Can't wait for tonight! We are expecting about 60 to 70 people! Lots of friends and family coming to celebrate with us! My heart is so full!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I got nothing for you!

But a long, busy day at work! I really have nothing to share today, but since I was on a roll this week and have blogged every day I wanted to keep going.
I did manage to finish 10 graduation cards for my daughter's friends, that is a good thing because starting Saturday we have a ton of parties to attend.
Today I have to be at work early for training, always hard to go to training on a work day because it makes the day seem that much longer. Of course I can't complain because my boss brings in the best people in the business to give us training and it is really a great thing!

I am so excited about the end of the school year, things are winding down and we will have a much needed break. I love those lazy days of summer, doing nothing, playing outside, sitting by the pool. Can't wait!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We are so proud!

Can you believe I am posting for a 3rd time this week. Don't be so shocked! I am just so excited we went to honors night last night and my daughter will graduate with honors and also received a scholarship! We are so proud of her and all that she has accomplished during high school. We also know that she will do well in college because she has such a drive to succeed! Here are a few photos highlighting the event last night.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

It's only Tuesday

I feel that my week is coming together much better today, even though it is only Tuesday! I ended up being super productive yesterday and getting a lot accomplished, made me feel better and really helped brighten my mood!
Today I am tackling the long list of things to get done for my daughter's graduation party. I am starting now that way I won't be in a panic next week trying to get it all done. I always seem to procrastinate and then get overstressed in the end. Not this time, I am going to pace myself and hopefully be able to enjoy the moment a little more.
Today is my monthly card swap group get together, unfortunately I will not be joining the girls for the night. My daughter has been invited to honors night and I am so hoping she receives one of the scholarships she has applied for. Anyway it is more important to attend tonight's honor event then the card group. I did remember to photograph my card and I went ahead and photographed my friends card too, cause I like it so much!
The first card with the tulips is my friends card that she made. I think it is my favorite because tulips are my favorite flower. The weird thing is I have never grown tulips in my flower beds, not sure why I don't go out and buy the tulip bulbs and plant them, but just never done that! Note to self: buy some tulips to plant this fall for next year.

The second card is the one I made, I have been wanting to do some type of rainbow card for a while and just could not decide on one design, this one just came to me and it evolved. Not sure it is my most favorite card, but it does make me happy and it was fairly easy and quick to put together. Next month's card group is at my house, should be a fun time!

I can't believe I have posted 2 days in a row to my little ol' blog...amazing! Guess I have more to say with as much activity that is going on in my household right now! Who knows maybe I will be back tomorrow with another post!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Mopey Monday!

That is what I feel like, mopey. Really more then anything I am tired from my busy weekend and I need to just push past the exhaustion and get on with the next thing I have to do! This weekend was the start to our many grad parties and activities! I did manage to sit down and make a card for the graduate, been meaning to do it all week and just never got the chance. Actually I made 3 cards and some new flowers, so I guess that is considered productive! I just feel that I have so much to get done in the next 2 weeks that when I accomplish a small task it just does not seem like much!

In other news we are a week and 4 days away from graduation! Can't believe it is already here, time just seems to fly by! We have been steadily receiving response cards for our daughter's graduation party and it looks like we will have about 60 people joining us for the evening, could be more, still waiting on some to respond. Wow is all I can say, I am thrilled that we have so many people to support our family and join in the celebration. I feel so blessed! Of course the pressure is on to get all the decor items ready for the celebration and all the food stuff ready to go. We are having the event catered but I am making the desserts, well at least some of them. Planning a day next week to get all of that done!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Flower Bliss

I have spent the last several days making these fabulous fabric flowers! I have been seeing them everywhere and have been wanting to learn how to make them and finally had the time to sit down and get all of the directions. Then it was off to the fabric store to buy lots of yummy fabric. I found that buying remnants worked out great, they are almost half the price of the original cost and it does not take much fabric to make these flowers. A quarter of a yard makes about 4 rolled roses and 4 layered peonies. If you visit Rhonna Designs blog she has step by step instructions for the layered flowers and then if you watch her video she teaches the other techniques.
I have put either clips or pin backs on them and can wear them with coordinating outfits. So excited!
I was so happy to learn these flowers that I took the plunge at making a bib necklace. I have seen these on sale everywhere and have been dying to buy one...Well I made one and then on Mother's day my kids actually bought me one! So now I have 2, actually I am giving the one pictured to my mom. Of course I will wear it a time or 2 first! I gotta break it in and make sure it looks good!

This is going to be another busy week, I think May is just notoriously crazy! Especially when you have a child graduating from high school, oh my there are so many things going on! Hope I have time to post again this week.

Monday, May 3, 2010

I am featured!

Just wanted to share with all my peeps that I was a featured artist over at Liz Qualman's blog, go here to see my work. I really enjoyed working with her sketch this month and more exciting was it was featured. I will be doing it again this year, can't wait! I will keep you posted on my next date.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Senior Prom

The day is finally here and my battery went dead in my camera and I left the extra battery at home so I had to beg photos off of other least one of the parents was nice enough to email them to me right away. I am so pleased about that, it doesn't make me as sad! I am extremely exhausted from all the chaos leading up to this day! I worked until midnight finishing the beading and hemming on the dress, then woke this morning at 7am to make the corsages...I must be crazy! I would do it again in a heartbeat! At least now I have a couple of years before my son will be in high school and boys don't seem to be so high maintenance!!!
Going to bed early tonight and hoping to sleep in tomorrow, then will be meeting the girls for a day of beauty! Can't wait, finally a day for me!