Monday, May 11, 2009

First Holy Communion

No, not mine but my oldest niece's. It was a beautiful ceremony and all the girls were stunning in all white. Taylor is only 11 and looks all grown up and almost as tall as me. Where has the time gone?

This is Taylor and Cristy outside of the church.

Myself and Taylor outside of the church.

Taylor and the twins who are now 11 weeks old (Sheyla on the left and Emily on the right).

Taylor at home just before leaving for the church.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Coloring Images With Distress Inks

I'm sure this is not a new technique, but I have just discovered it and love it! I found a Zig Aqua pen at Michaels a few weeks ago and decided to give it a try. For this technique you really need to use watercolor paper. It's specifially made to hold up being wet and not curl and the colors do not bleed. You can find the paper in the artist section of any craft store.

Just stamp your image using a waterproof ink (I like Ranger Archival Ink) and then take the aqua pen and swipe it across your distress ink pads and fill in your entire image. It's so easy to blend and layer color this way. Once the image is colored, just cut it out and you're ready to add it to your card or layout. Super easy!
Products: Strathmore watercolor paper; Ranger distress inks, archival ink, and stickles; Zig Aqua pen; Prima stamp

Sunday, May 3, 2009

2009 Robins AFB Air Show

We all had a blast! It was hot, but still a gorgeous day for the annual air show. Many of the planes were open where you could walk through; there were several exhibits, and 8 hours of aerial acrobatics. And who could resist all the single GI's. Then there was the security - metal detectors, x-ray machines for all bags - and that was just to get in the gates. Once we were actually on the air strip, there was no shortage of MP's and local police.

Here are just a few of the groups that performed:

Golden Knights
Sky Soldiers
GEICO Skytypers

Here are just a few of the pics. Warning: these are all raw images and have not been cropped or edited. Haven't had time for that yet.

Airshow pictures
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