- Paper: Rose Red, Artichoke, Basic Grey Stella Ruby, Watercolor Paper
- Ink: Markers in Rose, Artichoke and Mustard, Vanilla Craft ink
- Accessories: May Arts Ribbon, Eyelet, Tag Punch from SU, Dew Drops
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
- Paper: Shimmery Vanilla, Celery , Pretty in Pink, Black
- Inks: Celery, Black, Pink
- Stamps: Innovative stamp creations Fancy Designs 1
- Ribbon from May Arts, Glittery Brads from Paper Studios
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
I have been guest designing for Innovative Stamp Creations and have started getting my samples done. I have just gotten started but wanted to post this sample. I used the SCS color combo challenge for this week, Chocolate/Vanilla/Sage. Hope you like it.
- Stamps - Fancy Designs FD1-308 by ISC
- Ink - Versamark, Chocolate chip craft ink by SU, SU sage marker
- CS - SU Sage, Shimmery vanilla, Chocolate chip
- Clear button, May Arts Shimmery ribbon, Paper Piercer
Monday, May 19, 2008
In other news...........I am going to Vegas baby! Yesterday hubby told me that he has to use up 100 hours of vacation before August 1 or he loses it. He pretty much springs this news on me every year. It really drives me up a wall. I love to plan vacations. Its a *thing* for me. I love planning every detail and I get very excited and dream about what we will do. I love the anticipation of a trip. We started out thinking about where we would like to go. First we were thinking Caribbean.........taking the kids and going to Aruba or to St. Lucia, or to Cozumel. Then we realized that 1. Dear Daughter would be taking college courses at the junior college this summer and she works part time at Old Navy so more likely than not, she wouldn't be able to go. 2. Neither of the kids have pass ports and after looking online at the processing time , we would need three weeks or more to get them. 3. we waited too late to plan anything for June.
So then hubby's mind drifts away and I was losing him......too many problems and its too much trouble for him and he says "I could take Blake to the deer lease for a week and just fish and work on my deer blind and feeder". *gasp* That leaves me completely without vacation! I can't do that! Then I say how about the river, let's go rent a cabin at the river. I get online and start calling. Um, ya, booked up since last year! Gotta have more planning time for the river because the cabins are all booked up already. Then I started to think about how going to the river isn't really a vacation for me anyway. I have to pack up my whole kitchen, bring towels and linens, cook while I am there ect... How is that any different from what I do everyday? Then he suddenly says, " why don't we just go to Louisiana and gamble at Le Berge". I go look at the price for a room and, wow, not good! He then takes the gambling leap and bless his little heart, he says we should just go to Vegas! Bingo! We have a winner! WE love Las Vegas! Its our favorite place anyway! We get free rooms and free food there thanks to our many vacations past! I can have frozen drinks with umbrellas in them out by the pool and pretend I am in Aruba. I can gamble all night and we don't have to bring the children! Yay! So we are in a rut, I will be the first to admit it. But I like the rut! I like getting off the plane and knowing exactly where I am going , how to get there and what to expect. We are treated really well there by the slot hostess. They love us to come visit. Sometimes we even get a free upgrade and wind up in a luxury suite. Its great! I had the whole thing booked within an hour. My mom was on board for child care and all was right in my world. Now I can dream about winning the megabucks again every night for the next 5 weeks.
We still have a long weekend in July at the lake with family planned, and at the end of July we plan to go to the beach. I told the kids I would take them to Schlitterbahn(waterpark) one day and maybe to Sea World. The kids will get their vacation too. Now most of our summer is planned. I have nothing in August planned so I need to work on that month. By August my son will be driving me crazy with boredom. I will get it figured out soon.
So that is what is going on with me. I just ordered a bunch of A Muse stamps too, there was a sale LOL. So I will be stamping on my down time. Hopefully I won't lose any blog readers in my time off but I understand if I do. I think everyone is busy in the summer.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Well, here she is , its prom night and I tried to get her to powder her nose and she said no, I tried to get her to curl her hair more, she said no, tried to get her to wear more lip gloss, so said no.Do you see a trend here? I am hoping she says no for the rest of the night LMBO! She is 17 and ready to concur the world(so she thinks) My not so girly girl is all dressed and ready to hit the dance floor in 4 " stelleto heals and a full length satin halter dress. Her dad showed her some dance moves last week and made me tear up a little, it was very sweet. My how time flies. I never thought I would be old enough to have a 17 yo daughter that drives and is staying out all night tonight. I just never saw it coming. Here it is though and I have to suck it up and let her have her night. Have fun my sweet little girl, enjoy the night. Stay safe and make good choices!
*sigh* I may throw up.................or go have a few margaritas
Friday, May 16, 2008
I realized that my A Muse paper and notecards are all too feminine as well. I need to shop for some more manly colors and patterns.
Hope you like them.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 09, 2008
- Paper- Watercolor Paper, Celery Green, Rose Red, Basic Grey Sultry
- Watercolor crayons, Versafine Black
- May Arts ribbon, Heidi Swapp Ghost shapes flower, Paper Studio, glittery brad
- Janome sewing machine
Thursday, May 08, 2008
I was channeling Pinefeather AKA: Heather Nichols, when I decided to stamp this birthday card for my friend. The colors photographed a little weird even in my lightbox but you get the idea ;). Happy Birthday Tara, what's it like to be 39 again for the 3rd time? LOL! BTW if you are reading this , your card is in the mail.
- Paper- Aquamist, Spring Moss, and SU kraft, PT Everyday blessings
- Ink- SU white craft ink, Pallette Spring moss and Aquamist, stazon Timber Brown
- Ribbon by Papertrey Ink
- Mini Brads
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
Here it is all spread out so you can see the goodies.. The brads are super cute too. I feel like everyone really outdid themselves on the door prizes this year.
This great little gift bucket is from Texasjodylynn . She and I were room mates again. We met way back in October 2005 at the very first North Texas SCS gathering. Jody always makes me something special when we get together. We had a super fun time as usual. Thank you Jody for being a great friend and roomie.
I had a fabulous time this weekend and hope we can all get together and do it again next year. Now I am exhausted and trying to get back into the swing of things around the house. The cleaning fairies forgot to come while I was gone.
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Friday, May 02, 2008
Here are the pictures I promised of my chocolate lovers book. I have started a small collection of stamps that represent my love of chocolate and I had the idea of making a little book with some of the little square Giradelli chocolates tucked inside. Unfortunately you can't get too many in there or it won't shut! I just realized I left off the back page photo. I will have to try and go get a quick shot of it too. Its not exciting, just another cupcake image. I hope you like it.
*here is the last page