Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dexter found Tweedles' Bubbles

Good morning world! Oh dear, is it HOT!!!Had a tough time sleeping with this weather. I am so glad it will be gone by the weekend. This morning I am posting an eyeball for your enjoyment as well as my little Dexter surrounded by bubbles. I just thought the eyeball might be fun & a little different. I believe my little Tweedles sent her special bubbles down to Dexter. The 3rd image of the young woman is from the Graphics Fairy. They were all done with Photoshop Elements.
Have a fabulous Tuesday everyone!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

1ST Fall Weekend is a Scorcher

Glad to say I am heading for the coast today. The weather here will be around 100...so...there's no better time than this to escape!
The pictures this morning were done on PSE using images from morguefile.com & pdphoto.org. Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

More Mosaic

Good morning everyone! I completed a couple more mosaic pieces yesterday & now my basket is almost full. I did one of the balls with broken glass this time & the other with the half marbles. I really like the look of both but I think my favorite is still the 1st one I did on the far right. I used no grout on that one & it looks more lively to me than the others. What's amazing is that they all started with a piece of styrofoam! I think I need to try one with some terra cotta colored grout next! Hope you're all having a creative week!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fall is Rolling In

Good Morning! It looks like Fall is rolling in even though they are predicting a huge jump in temps by the weekend. I think it will be our last little heat spell.
I am posting a PSE pic this morning (what a surprise.) I don't think I will ever get tired of doing these. The background is from a Flickr texture group & the image was from The Graphics Fairy. Today I will be working on grouting a couple more mosaic balls. Happy Tuesday everyone!

Friday, September 17, 2010

300th post & new mosaic pieces

Good Friday morning everyone! I am amazed at the fact that today is my 300TH post on my blog since February 2008. I do love my blogging friends & thank you all so much for dropping by.
Today is mosaic day! When I was visiting my sister & brother a couple of weeks ago we slipped in a little mosaic class with Julia Jae at the Black Door Studio in Everett Wa. I am making a point, from now on, to attend one of Julia's classes on each trip. She is positively wonderful & so very generous with herself & all her supplies. I completed three pieces. These all started with styrofoam. We spread the tile adhesive over each piece & applied the glass/marbles etc. I did 2 with grout & 1without grout. They were quite fun to do. Thank you so much, Julia!!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Please Help the Dogs

How often have you had a chance to have a 20 pound bag of dog food donated to a shelter simply for writing a blog post? It’s really that easy. Pedigree has upped the ante big time. And please spread this message: The food drive is not limited to pet blogs. Imagine if we could spread this message beyond our circles and see how far it goes? The numbers could be substantial. Here is the full scoop:

Each year, more than 4 million dogs end up in shelters and breed rescue organizations. Pedigree created The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive to help shine a spotlight on the plight of these homeless dogs.
This year the PEDIGREE Adoption Drive is raising awareness for homeless dogs by donating a bowl of food to shelter dogs for everyone who becomes a “Fan” or “Likes” The PEDIGREE Adoption Drive on Facebook. So far more than 1 million bowls have been donated.

Special for BlogPaws West: For each blog that posts about the PEDIGREE® Adoption Drive through September 19th, PEDIGREE® will donate a bag of their new Healthy Longevity Food for Dogs to shelters nationwide. It’s simple: Write a post, help a dog.

It is so easy to make a big difference. Please set aside a few moments to write a post. Include the bullet points above. Copy the pics if you’d like. Add whatever you’d like in addition to help get the message out. Because this is not limited to pet bloggers, there is tremendous potential. Know bloggers in other categories that might be interested? Please share this post with them, write one of your own, and go to their site at http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2010/09/write-a-post-help-a-dog/ on Thursday to leave a link to your post. Let’s make this huge. It would just feel great.
Please....don't miss the chance to be a part of this!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

New PSE photos

Good Morning! Yes.....I am so hooked on Photoshop Elements it is ridiculous! I feel like it's one of the only things I care to do right now (aside from a little yard art that I will post soon.)
The bottom photo is from pdphoto.org & the background is from a free flickr texture group. The middle one is some type of plant background that came from pdphoto also & the image came from The Graphics Fairy. On the top pic, I believe both of these images came from morguefile.com.
Happy Tuesday everyone!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Home from the Northwest

Good Morning! I am home from Washington State & getting back in the swing again.
I had a wonderful trip. My family (plus the dogs) drove down to Oregon for the Dahlia Festival in Canby. We also met one of our fellow bloggers there....MS. TWEEDLES & her moms. We had a fabulous day...enjoying the dahlias, going out to Tweedles big forest for a visit & then a wonderful dinner with our dear friends.
Thank you, Georgie, Paulette & Tweedles for joining us!
Today's posting is all about the dahlias....hope you enjoy all the pics. I also have more on my flickr link. Wishing you all a beautiful weekend!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Good morning everyone! I am still in the Northwest enjoying time with my family. I am posting a couple more photos done last week. The backgrounds & images are from
pdphoto.org & morguefile.com. They have wonderful free images.
Enjoy the end of a beautiful long weekend!