Hello, I am back again ready to share some fun stuff today. It's been a crazy busy start to our summer vacation, busiest we've ever been in June I think. With Summer and I walking in the early morning hours before the sun comes out and she had to be at Driver's Ed my quiet morning time isn't as long now. I knew it would be easier if I just stayed off the computer all week, things should be better after this week. I must say I've never driven around town so much in a short amount of time, it will quiet down after this week though and hopefully feel more like summer vacation and so some fun stuff.
Above is a beautiful Chinese Dogwood tree at my sister's new house. She is all moved in and setting up her house. It's been nice to have her nearby and have popped in several times to visit and see what is new and going on there. This tree exploded with these flowers last week and I knew it was a perfect start to a mandala. She had some other flowers growing around the house too but sadly I was too late getting to them so I used what few things she did have left and made one yesterday.
Here is my Mandala for Monday, so happy to have one this week. It was a little breezy so I hid behind the garage and worked quickly before it blew away. Click on image to see better if you need. Those are wild strawberries in the middle, so cute and tiny. I brought all this home and added it to what I could find in my yard and made a few more mandalas to share over the month. YAY!!
I've been in some personal swaps lately and am excited to share them with you, so fun to receive a bunch of goodies at one time of the same theme. I haven't made many ATC to trade so this was nice.
Here is napkins from a napkin swap. Who knew there could be so many pretty different napkins out there. I LOVE seeing these!! Click on the image to see these better, seriously some are like art work. I didn't think to put the ones I bought and used, will try to next week. The lady that hosted this likes to use napkins in her journals/artwork and wanted a variety without having to buy packs of the same style. I think this was a great idea for her and anyone who uses napkins. Not sure what I'll do with mine but I do love them.
Here is my butterfly swap I received!! Look at these beauties! Love all the different styles and colors. Will be getting a flower swap soon from this same hostess, can't wait to see them. We are now in the works of trading for a State/Country swap which I am REALLY excited about. Working on mine and will post next week if they are done. They are also doing a alphabet swap but I knew that would be too much and am taking a break for now.
Before sharing more of my art fun, let me say HAPPY T DAY LADIES ! Thank you Elizabeth for hosting us again this week and making time even though you have been quite busy yourself. Today I'm sharing our first smoothie of the summer, love when this happens. There will be plenty more of these for us and maybe even here as my T posts. Today's was a mix of Greek Vanilla yogurt, some frozen mix fruit (bananas, strawberries, blueberries, rasberries) with some fresh banana added and milk. It turned out pretty good for not doing these in a year. The kids all liked it and had seconds.
Still going strong on my ICADs and enjoying them too. The bottom right one is for the SOC of last week, knew I wouldn't be posting this week so only did the one to remember the colors. Will share more next week. Hoping to keep going strong till the end, YIPPEE!! I am still writing on the backs, sorry I forgot to get a picture again of that.
In all this crazyiness I found someone who makes inchies and had to make some. Someone from T time makes these too I think, hope she visits and see these. Finally a place to put all the tiny scraps I like to keep. I tried to squeeze in a few each day when I could, told the kids to give me 15mts of quiet to get them done. Not sure when I will do more but will share them if I do, I LOVE THEM!!
I fit in some Project Life too, last couple nights and am almost caught up, need to do last weeks. Here is my intro to June page, totally was going to do bright happy summer colors but my hands kept going for these colors and I really like the way it came out.
This is for the first week of June, even has my SOC colors in there. Click on the image to see better. You will see a turtle on the right side, found that guy one morning while walking Lucky, he is hiding in the garden. thankfully Lucky didn't notice him, not sure what he would have done.
I'm sorry shared these in the wrong order, this one is the first week of June and the above is the 2nd week of June. These are the last day of school fun stuff and Renee getting a haircut and her driver's license. Click on image to see/read better.
Last week I did another Insta gram prompt for my friends, I picked TREES !! I love trees and really wanted to see some from all over the world. Well, the ladies did great and once I get them printed and in my PL I will share them. I thought it would be fun to extend this to you ladies as well. If we all took one picture of a favorite tree or any tree from where we live and share it next week on T Time. Let me know in the comments if you want to do this, no pressure just thought it would be fun.
Have to give a shout out HELLO NANCY!!! Miss seeing you again, hope all is well dear friend.
Thanks for visiting me and hope you have a wonderful week!!
p.s. I won't be able to visit till Weds due to babysitting all day then going out to dinner. Sorry but I didn't want to miss another week to link up.