Sunday, May 12, 2013

Trike Ride Rancho Vistoso (Arizona) for Mother's Day

I took a trike ride the day before Mother's day as my own private mediation and celebration.  It was a gorgeous day in Tucson!  The temps in the high 70's low 80's.  Went exploring in Rancho Vistoso.  They have wide, clean inviting bike paths.  I have wanted to ride out there for quite some time.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words, this blog post is mostly pictures.  Enjoy.
Going downhill Rancho Vistoso Blvd. This was a BLAST!  I went down to First and Oracle had a salad for lunch after my ride.
 A little lake at a golf course.




This is a bench near Woodland Park.
 
 


Monday, May 06, 2013

Mother's Day cards/bookmarks and more things to do with Washi Tape

 
I am working on some special order cards with bookmarks for Mother's day.  They are more like mini six-page books that cards.  Each has a bookmark inserted in a pocket on the last page of the book.  Below are photos of just the bookmarks.  They are all laminated for protection.  They are also magnetic to really hold your place. 
 


The picture below gives you a better idea - a six-page mini book rather than a card.
 
I posted a washi tape tutorial a few posts back.  In the photo below you can see where I have used washi tape to make a little belt to hold the mini book/card closed.
 
In the photos below I show some of the covers of the mini books.  The edges have washi tape.  In this case, I did use washi tape that I purchased.  The first photo below shows the mini book with the washi tape belt across the top.  The photos directly below show the mini books without their belts.
 



 
Photo below is a sample interior page.  They can be custom ordered to have any type of  wording that you want, any color palette you prefer and you can have photos included.
 
The three photographs show the last page of the mini book.  On the left is the removable magnetic bookmark that was pictured in the beginning of this post.  They slip into the side pocket and they can be stored in the card when not being used in a book.


If you are interested in a custom mini book card with removable magnetic bookmark, for Mother's day, birthday's, Thank you or just because, please contact me on this blog, or my Facebook page or my store - all the information is on this blog.  If you do not see the card on the Big Cartel (my online shop), you can contact me to order.
 
 
 


Saturday, May 04, 2013

Cyclovia Tucson, April 23, 2013 - May is National Bike Month

Checking out at  Wally World in preparation for a day of fun at Cyclovia Tucson, April 23, 2013.  Sun screen spray, Blistex and my new water bladder.  The yellow should stand out well double as a safety feature.
Six-year old Madison in the BICAS tent tuning up her bike.  Getting ready to decorate it for the ride.
Here is Fluff it Up a wonderful gourmet organic cotton candy vendor that is solar powered. It is not like any cotton candy you have tasted.   This cotton candy is amazing!!!  40 flavors.  He gave away free samples.  They go to different events like 2nd Saturday Downtown Tucson but if you can't wait, you can get some at Time Market.
.....AND WE ARE OFF..............THE GIRLS ARE RIDING OUT FRONT...
 
 

I JUST CAN'T RESIST.  THIS LOOKS SO RELAXING.

....AND IT IS....AH, THIS IS THE LIFE.
Pit stop at Roadrunner Bikes tent to fix Mindy's brakes!
Giddyup.
Here I am after stopping for a veggie burger at one of the food trucks.  I was just leaving Brandi Fenton park after playing in the water park.  I got drenched and LOVED it.....That is Mindy's right foot in the corner.
What a day...riding off into the sunset after music, food, free brownies, free cookies, free water, free sunscreen, free beads at Beads of Courage, free bike maps, free lemonade, free cow bells....dancing, piano playing, water squirting.....can't wait until the next event.  The people in the neighborhood were wonderful, many of them turned on their sprinklers to help cool the riders.
Sorry I didn't get more photos, there was truly just too many things to do and see.
I can't wait until the next Cyclovia event!
 
We have another winner for the first contest in May!  Dawn, please check out her wonderful blog A Tangle in Time!
 
May is National Bike Month!
 
 
 

Friday, May 03, 2013

We have a WINNER for the April contest and we have a new May contest!


We have a winner for the April bookmark giveaway for commenting on my blog.  Thank you all for the nice comments.  If you didn't win, don't worry there will be many more chances coming up!  The winner is:  Lissa of http://lissaslongyarn.com/.  Congratulations Lissa.  She just started selling her postcards on Zazzle.  Check her blog out. 

I also have a random winner.  Every month I have sent out a surprise to someone that has purchased from me or commented on my blog.  In April it was a blog commenter, Monkey!  I could not resist sending monkey one of my famous banana bookmarks of course.  You really should check out this silly, fun and very different blog.  You won't be disappointed.  http://www.himonkey.net/

Where have I been?  Right here of course.  I have been making bookmarks, riding my trike, making cards, working on my Art Gurlz bookmarks and canvases, making journals, boxes, taught a couple of mini workshops, participating in National Letter Writing Month and much more.   I almost forgot, I got my magazine article sent off to Interweave Press to be published in their Premiere issue of I Love Paper.  I also participated in the book giveaway on World Book Night. 

I'll be back!!! 

So, let's have an easy quick contest.  Name the movie or person that made that famous comment: "I'll be back" and win a bookmark!