Sunday, January 27, 2008

Murphy's Law...
Yes we have been having one of those kind of weeks. I am blogging to you from my parents computer while simultaneously honing my wringer washer machine skills and babysitting my four year old nephew and Morgan the puppy. Well, I am not quite doing it ALL at the same time, but you get the idea. Clothes are washing, babysitting and blogging are occuring. We are having vehicular issues at the moment.. always a JOY. We are also having computer issues So if you don't hear from me regularly, just know that I am busy working on projects to post and will post like a mad woman once we get everything back to normal!

Some things to look forward to...

  • Last night I made 40 nugget wrappers for a 15th Anniversary Dinner for all of us crazy Wal-mart people that I work with! Hard to believe I have worked there that long. Pictures will be posted. Thanks BS2 for the pattern/sample!
  • I am participating in a Trash to Treasure challenge hosted by my BS1. I have three items to alter/re purpose/bling-out. I have a few ideas swirling in my head. I would work on them at St. Andrews School Crop, but that would ruin the surprise!
  • I made a cute little spinner card for our Crafternoon Crew gathering make and take. Valentine themed with super cute little stamps!
  • I have make and take pages to work on for SASC for my CMC Barb Shaffer. I will be doing pages with the new snowflake/swirl punch.


Until we meet again, take care!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

An Old One, but a Favorite!
Just checking in to see if everyone is still warm and cozy, inspite of the weather. I have spent the past couple of days pretty much chained to the house, keeping after the coal furnace to keep my house toasty. Looks like some snow is coming this evening, I guess that is okay, since it had to warm up some for it to snow.
This is one of my most favorite cards I have ever made, but man did it take some time to make it! It is stamped 3 times, watercolored, cut apart and layered with foam tape. The scan just doesn't do it justice. It is the only card like this that I have made.
I am getting anxious for the St. Andrew School Crop coming up in about two weeks! I am planning some projects and hoping to minimize the amount of CRAP that I have to tote along with me. Can't wait to visit with gals from CPS, too! St. Andrew School crop is also well known for their fantastic meals! All of that uninterrupted cropping time is wonderful and when you add the good food, it doesn't get any better!
Someone needs to kick my rear in gear too! I got my Cricut for Christmas and would you believe I have not used it yet???
Take care!

Friday, January 18, 2008


Just a couple more cards made using my page-a-day calendar from last year.
This one with the three hearts is probably my most favorite. It is just so simple!

Wondering who all out there is planning to go to the St. Andrews School crop on Feb 1 & 2? Hope to see you there.


2:05 AM....

Can't sleep....

Up surfing the SCS galleries....
The card in this post is mine from this weeks Sketch Challenge.... Search the gallery using SC159 to see hundreds of cards based on the design!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Some more of those addicting little stamps!!!!

These little cuties came from AC Moore. I have actually already used the Valentine ones, so I don't feel so guilty about buying them! I am kinda excited to use the St. Pat's ones as well, I have some fun papers to go with them! Since Easter is right on the heels of St. Pat's I will have to be on top of things. It is strange, it was New Years 2 weeks ago, Valentine's is in a month, and then right into St. Pat's and then BAM it is Easter. Seriously, St. Pat's is Monday and the following Sunday is Easter. I really am not trying to RUSH the year, but geez... could we get some time between the holidays!
There was a question about the Carding Bee... I kinda named it that, like a quilting bee, but for Card crafters. I am planning a day at camp just for card makers. I hope to have some stamping companies to vendor and some neat make and takes to do. Alot of scrappers make cards, but not all cardmakers are into scrapbooking, so I wanted to host a day just for card makers. Originally I had this Christmas Cards in July thing planning in my head, but July was just too full on the Camp schedule. Hopefully next year I can get a July date!
So what has everyone been doing with this hibernating weather we are having? I have been loading card pics up to Splitcoast. I am Lizzyscrapsnstamps over there. Hopefully this afternoon I will get my Sketch challenge card posted. I have never tried one before and I am loving it. It seems a bit easier to work with a sketch and just pick the papers to go with it!
Keep warm and take care!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Have I mentioned lately that I LOVE my Cuttlebug?

These two were made using the "YOU" embossing folder for the Cuttlebug. So FAST, so EASY!!
Just zip the white sheet through, zip the red scrap through, ink it up, pop dot the red one on top and to quote my 4 year old nephew Tyler "VIOLA!" Love it!
Been rearranging some furniture here at home. I have alot of mis-match, came with the house pieces that I am working with to make them more functional. I moved the antique sewing machine table behind the sofa and it works perfectly back there! It is just the right height and size. We also moved a quilt chest, quite rustic in style to the kitchen door area. It will be for seating and storage in our coat hanging area. This house is full of furniture and it has been very challenging trying to make it all fit and work together and be functional all at the same time. It is coming together a little bit at a time. I have quite a sentimental connection to the things in this house since they belonged to my grandparents. Bless my DH for putting up with my need to hang onto it all, since we have a rather small two bed, one bath house.
Stopped in at Camp Harmony today as well. I wanted to firm up some calendar dates for some upcoming events. Mark your calendar ladies, we are planning a "Carding Bee" for June 14 and the Fall Camp Crop is on the calendar for November 8. I had really hoped to do "Christmas (Cards) in July", but July is just tooooo full of family reunions and other events, so we went to June for the Card event.
Take care!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I Can't Resist these Stamps!

Really, I can't go into a Michaels or AC Moore or Joann's without buying a couple of them! It was six on this particular day at Michaels. They are so cute and only a dollar!!
I have been busy working on a make and take for my card club for this Friday and also on my recipe tags for the swap. We are doing a Red/white/blue BBQ theme tag book this time around. I will post pics when I have some to share!
I have to confess that I didn't even get out of my PJ's today (Monday) I just showered before bed and put on clean jammies... I am such a BUM!
Take Care!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Valentine's Day is going to be here before you know it! That means you need to get on the ball with those crafty cards and things. I got the opportunity to work on some yesterday while manning my table at the Speaking of Women's Health event at Wal-mart. I also was able to give out a bunch of flyers for the Spring Crop! Registrations are trickling in, keep them coming!

So these cards and many of the others that I got to make yesterday were made using papers from last years scrapbook page-a-day calendar. I loved that calendar, it was nice to look at all the papers in it throughout the year and now this year I am going through it and using the papers for cards and crafts.
Take care!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Keeping It Simple

A simple sympathy card is sometimes best. Even better is using things you already have on hand and using up your scraps. I also wanted a more manly card, so that was achieved with my color choices.

Specs on the card

  • Base is brown cardstock, Pat Catans 12 cents/sheet.
  • Basket weave pattern paper, most likely from a Slab or stack, not sure.
  • Ribbon from the $1 Spot at Target.
  • Two green cardstock scraps from my stash.
  • Stamped images were from a friend! We were swapping stampies!


Just to catch up a bit on life in general... over the weekend we thought that my Grandmother was on her deathbed, but that woman has more lives than a cat! Thursday she was admitted to the hospital, unresponsive, with pneumonia and kidney failure, pupils fixed. Mom called the far flung family to come to the hospital. They were considering hospice and by Saturday she had rallied and was conscious and yelling at everyone, go figure! They are not sure if they will attempt her next hip replacement tomorrow or not.


We are cropping on Friday evening at Berkey Church of the Brethren, 6 PM to 11 PM. The goodie is a really nice one and the food is always YUM! Hope to see you all there! I will have a make and take using the goodie!


Saturday is the Speaking of Women's Health event at your local Wal-mart. I will be at mine doing Papercrafting demos from 10-2.


We have started to get registrations for the Spring Camp Crop! If you need info contact me and I will send you the flyer!

Take care!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Happy New Year!
(a few days late)
Hope everyone is having a great 2008 so far! All is well here, just darn cold! As usual with the beginning of a new year, many of us vow to turn over a new leaf... so let me tell you that some of the things I would like to accomplish this year include the following.
  • Organize and declutter, especially the kitchen, bath and bedrooms. My DH will be thrilled if I accomplish this one!
  • Be better off financially at the end of the year. I certainly don't want to work until I am 80, so we need to make some decisions to make that happen!
  • Use up my scrap stash. It is totally out of hand, I could scrap and stamp for the rest of my life and someone else's and still not use this all up!
  • Scrap more, stamp more, blog more and keep up with my daily devotional readings.

I will be posting some organizational tips and pics of my scrap area when I get it cleaned up from all the Christmas gift creating. It looks like a bomb went off in that corner of the room.

Take care!