Friday, December 26, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I made this card for my dog groomer. I've had this stamp since one of my boys was really young! He used to go with me to the local stamp store (when Lexington HAD a local stamp store) and he would talk me in to buying some really interesting, odd stamps. This is one of those. I'm going to put it with some bone-shaped sugar cookies and drop it off when the girls go to be groomed this weekend. I haven't had much response to my first blog candy offering, so either it was a dud or people just aren't that interested in my blog. Sniff, sniff. Oh well, so I'll leave it open for a day or two more and then I'll send two really, really NICE gifts to the ladies who did respond! So, if you're interested go to the post from a few days ago and respond. or respond here. Have a good night.
Sunday, December 7, 2008
I made these cards with a stamp I purchased last year and didn't ink up. I forgot to look to see who made it. I'll check and update later. I love the look of this card but it is a little too artsy for my husband. They will go to girlfriends who like this style! I made the most wonderful jambalya in the crockpot today! It was the perfect thing to have on a cold winter day. Don't forget to leave a comment on the previous post for a chance to win a new stamp and some other goodies!
Saturday, December 6, 2008
To celebrate the birth of the Savior, I have this sweet stamp to give away. Actually, it is a duplicate of one I already own! Guess I liked it:) Anyhow, I will put some other goodies in the package as well. Not sure what, but since I LOVE decorative papers and embellishments, I'm sure some of those will make it in the box. This stamp is by Heidi Satterberg for Stamps Happen. It looks so cute stamped out and water colored. I add "shiny stuff" to the straw. Now, I guess I need to do the To Win This Package bit: To win, leave a comment under this post telling me what you do to keep your focus on Who this season is about; how do you work in time to read His Word, worship, etc. - how do you keep from getting caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season? I want this to have a quick turn around so let's say have your comments to me by EARLY (6 a.m.) Wednesday morning and I'll announce a winner either later that day or early the next.
It's snowing here and very cold. People in the bluegrass region freak out over even a little bit of snow so my trip to the grocery will be interesting! Not much else going on with me. I've been a bit under the weather with an upper respiratory thing that's going around school. It starts with a cough and then turns in to the dreaded PINK EYE. So, antibiotics for me!! I've felt lousy so no stamping, cleaning, or decorating got done this week. My husband did vacuum though. I can't stand a dirty floor...and he knows it. Wasn't that sweet of him?
Well, I'm off to face the hoards. Have a great weekend and keep looking up!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Our Thanksgiving was good. We drove up to the Indianapolis area to spend the day with my mom and stepdad. Oldest son, youngest son, and his girlfriend joined us. It made for a really long day, but I'm glad we went. I think that in less than a year mom won't know anyone. She already really doesn't know exactly WHO my husband and boys are. Just that they are someone she should know. She doesn't remember my name, but she does know that I'm her "baby". It's hard because we would have made some different choices for her care, but we are not in charge. My stepdad has chosen to do things his way and he does take good care of her. He does not want any help from any source. I know that this is exhausting for him, but he refuses any help. So, we pray.
Jake's girlfriend and I got up early, too early, very early to do some shopping Friday morning. I'm talking we were at Home Depot at 5:45 shopping! 15 minutes later we had a $49 lighted Christmas tree. It looks great! Next stop - Staples. Then, the mall. We were both SO exhausted, but it was fun. I really, really like this girl!! So, we pray:)
Saturday, I went back out to Michaels to get some more decorative touches for the new tree and some Iris boxes to organize the stamp room. Kelsey and I were both exhausted. I cooked a Thanksgivingish meal for all of us here.
Today I have felt under the weather and have slept a lot. We did take the kiddos out for breakfast. The youngest and his girl both left to go back to their colleges and the oldest is at his apartment.
We have so much to be thankful for... Thank you for reading my ramblings! In the next day or so I plan to give away a duplicate stamp I discovered.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I made this card using a Stamping Up set for the main image and the orange background. The image on the green strip is from Great Impressions. The cardstock is from Stampin Up and the ribbon is May Arts. I hope you and yours have a Happy Thansgiving! We are driving up to my mom's for the day. It will be a really long day, but we need to get our oldest son back so he can go to work on Friday.
Monday, November 24, 2008
I made this card as a thank you for one of my parents who cut out 12 girl colonial hats, 12 boy hats, and sewed 12 boy vests! That is a huge job! The paper is Bo Bunny (Beautiful Life - Leaf), ribbon May Arts, sentiment is Great Impressions, Dew Drops on the side of the Cuttlebugged brown. Thanks for looking and have a great night!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
I haven't been making many cards lately, but today I spent several hours down in my stamp lair and this is one of the cards I came up with. I semi-CASED it from a card by Lindsey Botkin published in a 2007 edition of Cardmaker. Yes, I am a pack rat! I think I changed it enough to actually call it "mine" and I was really pleased with the results. The tree image is from Hero Arts and the sentiment from Stampin' Up. The decorative paper is from Basic Gray (Recess-Principal) and Imaginisce (Exotic East). I used copper colored brads on the two little half circles. The brown cardstock is from Stampin' Up and the ribbon from Michaels.
On a personal note: I have been so busy with school and family commitments. Mid-term grades at school and my second graders just had their big "Colonial Day". We spend about six weeks studying Colonial America. Then, they choose a Colonial trade to dress up as and give a short presentation about. We also have a Colonial "feast" with foods served during colonial times. It is a wonderful day for the children but LOTS of work for their teacher (ME!!). I come home exhausted. The parents are a great help. There is no way I could do this on my own.
Sadly, my aunt just passed away. We spent last weekend out of town at her visitation and funeral. Her only daughter and I are sister close and this has been especially hard on me. It has really surprised me that I have responded with such sadness. I think it may have something to do with the fact that she had Alzheimers and my mom (her sister) also has it. This has really sent my mom into a tailspin. We are going up there for Thanksgiving. It will be the first Thanksgiving in years that I haven't had all of the family here.
Well, I hope you've had a great weekend and keep looking up! Thanks for looking at my card!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
I don't normally do a lot with Stampin Up, but I decided to take a monthly Christmas card workshop just to get out and meet some real live stampers. This is one of the cards we made. I make my cards every year and I need to begin thinking about what to do this year. I usually go with a dark red, dark green, and gold. I could change it up this year. Hmmm....
I'm going with my husband and his BMW club on their yearly fall drive through the windy backroads of Kentucky to a state park in the mountains. They drive really, really fast and I really don't like that. I usually take an allergy pill which puts me to sleep and I try to pretend I'm not worried! He really likes me to go, but I'd rather be home SLOWLY stamping away the weekend. SLOW is the key word here!! Pray for me!
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
These are two cards I made with a stamp I've never used before. The stamp is from Hero Arts. Again, I really like this stamp and I don't know why I've never used it! The weather here has turned a lot cooler and it really seems like fall now. I love it! Hope you're having a great week!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
This is a thank you card that I made using Junkitz paper.
The thank you and the design around it were stamped using markers. They are from a clear set by Impression Obsession. I made several of these because they were so fun and easy.
It is really windy, windy here in Kentucky today. I can't even imagine what those hurricane winds were like! I had to run to the grocery this afternoon and a cart came flying (ok, blowing!) across the parking lot and knocked me down. I've hurt my elbow and I really pray it's not broken. It's on my stamping arm! It was so hard that I thought someone had pushed me or run into me. No, just an unmanned cart. It was so crowded in the store you would have thought we were getting ready for snow! Here in the Bluegrass even a hint of snow causes a major run on the grocery stores! Well, I'm off to do progress reports for my students. I dread those. I agonize over the comments because I know what it feels like to be the parent receiving them! Hope your weekend finishes well and keep looking up!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
head is 3x's its normal size. Allergic to something. I am not kidding, this is actually what I received!!! I'm picturing beach ball size, aren't you? Guess that explains why she wasn't at school today! So, I stamp to preserve my sanity or what's left of it! Have a great week and keep looking up!