Escape to Mammoth Mountain

Hi!

I am sorry it has been so long since my last post. There have been many things going on in my little universe. A vacation, a move and a whole bunch of other stuff all crammed into one little month.
I am finally all moved and will hopefully have all my crafting and sewing paraphernalia sorted so I can get some work done!

The beginning of June started with an amazing but too short trip up North to Rock Creek in the Mammoth Mountains for fishing and some hiking. The pictures are from day two, You would never know it but the day before was overcast and the second we hit our camping site it started raining! So we had to set up our tents in the rain! I love the rain and we were quick at tent set up so at least we were able to get a fire going …. I must say there is nothing like sitting out in the rain around a fire in the woods!  It is amazing up there, It’s crazy to still see snow on the mountains in California in June.

A beautiful day for fishin'!

A beautiful day for fishin’!

Oooh where does this go!

Ooh where does this go!

An Awesome Creek

An Awesome Creek

Oh what a sky!

Oh what a sky!

 

Holy snow capped mountains Batman!

Holy snow capped mountains Batman!

I could live right here!

I could live right here!

Love these mountains!

Love these mountains!

Love these mountains!

Love these mountains!

I even found a mushroom!! Now that's a good day!

I even found a mushroom!! Now that’s a good day!

Much more to come so keep in touch!

Cinco De Mayo 2014!

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Cinco De Mayo is Monday, May 5th. I am Mexican, German, English, Irish, and Spanish, so I love the plethora of celebrations throughout the year! Famous for backyard bbq’s, vibrant colors, loud music and celebration, Cinco de Mayo”the Fifth of May,” is a Mexican Holiday that actually celebrates the Battle of Puebla. This battle took place on May 5, 1862.

Check out more facts at: latinamericanhistory.about.com – http://latinamericanhistory.about.com/od/thehistoryofmexico/p/10cincodemayobasics.htm

Great Sites with amazing Cinco De Mayo Crafts

Tatertotsandjello – http://tatertotsandjello.com/?s=cinco+de+mayo

TipJunkie.com – http://www.tipjunkie.com/post/cinco-de-mayo/

DLTK – http://www.dltk-kids.com/World/Mexico/Index.htm

Spoonful.com – http://spoonful.com/crafts/mini-pinatas

Sheknows.com – http://www.sheknows.com/kids-activity-center/articles/990207/cinco-de-mayo-crafts-for-kids

Check out these amazing sites for party planning!

Todaysmama.com – http://todaysmama.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas/

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/tijuanaflats/cinco-de-mayo-party-planning/

Nubry.com – http://nubry.com/2012/05/5-party-tips-for-hosting-a-cinco-de-mayo-celebration/

The36thavenue.com – http://www.the36thavenue.com/2014/04/cinco-de-mayo-party-ideas.html

Punchbowl.com – http://www.punchbowl.com/party-ideas/cinco-de-mayo

Have a wonderful holiday everyone! Be SAFE!! ….I mean it 😀

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Make/Decorate Cards with Scrap Paper

Making your own cards is such an awesome way to inspire someone, cheer someone up or simply let them know your thinking about them. Everyone loves to receive a card and if your like me you probably have tons of scraps somewhere.

What better way to use them up than to make cards!  I try not to throw anything I can use in a later project away, which means I am always looking for ways to use up old scraps of paper!  I made a bunch of inspirational cards last year, it was really fun, and it was a great way to use odd scraps.

Here are a few ideas to get those creative juices flowin’!

Digital Stamps, quotes and construction paper

Digital Stamps, quotes and construction paper

Scraps!

Scraps!

Buttons! Construction paper and stamps.

Buttons! Construction paper and stamps.

Felt, stamps, construction paper, foam paper.

Felt, stamps, construction paper, foam paper.

Digital Stamps and Quotes, construction paper, and stamps

Digital Stamps and Quotes, construction paper, and stamps

More Scraps Construction paper, embellishments, stickers, stamps

More Scraps Construction paper, embellishments, stickers, stamps

Add some inspiration, Its like sending a hug

Add some inspiration, Its like sending a hug

Fun with markers.. Go on.. go crazy with markers and stamps...it will make someone smile

Fun with markers.. Go on.. go crazy with markers and stamps…it will make someone smile

Vintage Wrapping Paper and construction paper scraps were used for this card..along with some stamps

Vintage Wrapping Paper and construction paper scraps were used for this card..along with some stamps

Do you like to make cards out of scraps? Or have you been inspired to make one? Leave a comment, pic, or drop a link I would love to check it out!