Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Marah Johnson Class

My Book Club friend Sherry, hosted a class in her home, with Marah Johnson.  Marah taught us all kinds of cool things about Twinkling H2o’s LuminArte paints, which is a Creative Imaginations product.  Here’s a fun video!  Here’s a LuminArte blog.

We started with this adorable ATC.  The Twinkling H2O’s are rich and sparkly and luminescent.  The camera doesn’t show the true effect you get from these beautiful paints.

Did you know that Harlequin Romance novels are the way to go for great words?

Then we each received a piece of paper and a face…A beautiful face from a magazine.  We painted the background, the lips and eyes and whatever we wanted with the paints. 

We used Gorgeous butterflies to create hair or a hat in my case. And, Paint pens and markers to add further doodling.

I had so much fun with my first girl, and we had left over butterflies, so what could be better than making another girl in my journal.

I know, she’s practically exactly the same, but that’s what my journal is for…techniques and I didn’t want to forget this one.  I just enjoyed it so much.  I still need to add some journaling.
We played with the paints for hours non-stop!  Oh, we made a page of flowers.  Mine’s not finished yet.

Marah is a great teacher and very generous.  She brought lots of product for us to experiment and play with.  Look, I still have a butterfly to play with!  She also brought product to purchase, so of course, I went home with 3 pots of this gorgeous paint.  Can’t wait to get some more.

Paint It! with LuminArte, also by Creative Imaginations is one of the products that was created specifically for the Twinkling H2O’s.  They are die cut embellishments with lots of detail.  Add the paint in any color, over 150 colors if you add in the Silks etc., and you have a custom embellishment for your project. 

Sherry’s studio was the perfect place for this class.  All the ladies were lovely and talented!  I really had a fabulous time.  Yay!  Let’s do it again!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Alex

I just had to share this crazy boy with you.  This is my little grandson, Alex.  In these pics, he is having his first birthday cake.  I promise he did not eat that whole cake.  Most of it’s in the chair and on the floor.



We had Alex’s Birthday at Old Poway Park.  It was a beautiful day.


The Steam Engine was running and we had about 40 family and friends crammed into that train. 

We reserved a room at the Old Hamburger Factory.


The staff is so incredibly friendly.  The food is wonderful.  You get the room and it’s kind of like having a home-base.  You do all the festivities there, but then you also have the entire park.  People came and went all day.

IMG_0535We had lots of children at this party and they were loving being able to play all over the park.  I highly recommend it for a kids birthday party.  The park is quite large. 



This is part of my family, including granddaughter, and two grandsons, my son and daughter and her husband.




Here’s both my grandbabies…three weeks apart in age.  So different in every way.  The little girl is all Girlie and the little boy is all BOY!  It’s awesome!  What a Blessing!

They were already having a tug-a-war over the balls.  Cute!


My sister, her grandbaby and me.  We have healthy babies in our family.  He’s only 3 months younger than Alex.

I have a million pics of this day, but not one of my daughter with her son, Alex.  Hopefully she got one. 

If you’ve never been to Old Poway Park, it’s worth a trip.  Especially if you have kids.  They’ll love it.  It’s on Midland Rd. in Poway, right across the street from Stamping Details.  I know some of you have been there.

It was a special day for a special little boy.  Thanks to John and Christine for all that they do for our family.  Alex is a lucky boy to have such wonderful grandparents.