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Friday, March 13, 2009

Ski Pictures, and Altered Notebook

Sorry I've been missing all week. I just couldn't find the time to get my pictures on the computer and blog. It's been a busy week. Here are some of the ski pictures I promised. We arrived at the condo about midnight, so we didn't really get to see much till morning. We woke to a Winter Wonderland. All the snow was untouched until the kids woke up. Here's Amanda clearing off the handrails for us.

The icicles were huge on our balcony. It was so beautiful. We tried to tell the kids to leave them alone, but...

they were irresistable. The icicles had to be broken off and used as swords. This on was taller, but got broken before I could get a picture. That's Bubba, he's almost 11 years old, just to give you an idea of how tall he is.

Finally it was time to go ski down Sugar Mountain. We loaded all the kids into the back of the truck to drive to the resort, which was only about 1/4 mile away. This is the only picture I got of all the kids together. I'm glad it turned out!!
The first day there it was so cold. Here's Bubba all bundled up. Not a bit of skin showing!!

Amanda was fearless going down the mountain after the initial apprehension wore off. I couldn't keep up with her, I was too scared!! I like to keep my arms and legs attached to my body, thank you very much!
Now Sammy was pretty much with the other boys the whole time, so I don't have many pictures of him, but I did manage to get on the ski lift with him a few times, so I took the opportunity to get a self portrait. We had a really great time, and I'm glad we made it back home with no major injuries, just a few bumps and bruises. That's almost amazing, considering the kids have no fear, and just zoom on down, full speed ahead!!
Now, what you really came here to see. Amanda's going to Haleigh's birthday party this afternoon, and she's big into horses, in fact, it's a horse party!! I didn't have any horse stamps, so I called one of my very good customers who I knew had bought "Wanted" and borrowed it from her. This is what I started off with. I read on someone's blog the other day (I'm sorry I don't remember who) that she had taken out the wire of a notebook, decorated the front and back, then put the wire back in. I never did like a strip of whatever color the notebook was on the wire side, so I never attempted to alter a spiral notebook. So when I saw that someone else had taken one apart, I thought "Why not give it a try?"And here is the finished product. I think it's just adorable. I beaded a pen to match, and tied ribbon and packaging twine on the wire to dress it up, without being too frilly. The bigger hole punch on my Crop a Dile was just the right size to punch the holes out after I had covered the front. The DSP is retired from Stampin' Up!, it's called Outlaw. I also covered the back with Chocolate Chip CS. Anyway, I hope she likes it. I think I'll have my girls do one of these tonight for stamp night.

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Twila said...

Hi Carrie! Looks like you all had a good time sking. I've never tried it, but I don't think I'll start now. Love your altered notebooks. Too cute.

June said...

Skiing is so much fun and I'm glad everyone returned safe and sound. Your altered notebook and beaded pen are fantastic! What a super gift for someone... thanks for the inspiration!!

jazzystamper said...

I loooove your notebooks they are awesome!!! I have never seen snow Im envious really!!!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great notebook. I am sure Haleigh loved it! Your ski trip seemed fun. Each time I take my students, I have the same fear...and they are so fearless!