Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Back from the Weekend

Hi everyone! How was your Memorial Day weekend? We usually stay home on holiday weekends, but this year we went camping. We headed to the coast and stayed in a very nice RV park called Hiouchi Hamlet, about 20 minutes inland from Crescent City. The top picture is our home away from home in our site, and the second picture was the view from the door. It was so quiet and peaceful there. We did the tourist thing for a couple of days and on Monday just stayed at the site. I even got some scrapping done on yesterday. I was able to finish a baby book I have been making for my Sissy's daughter who is going to have a baby girl next month. Saturday we went up to Gold Beach, OR and went on a jet boat tour up the Rogue Rive and on Sunday went down to the Trees of Mystery to see the giant redwoods. We went there once when we first moved to No. CA about 20 years ago and we were still awed by these beautiful trees. They added a gondola ride to be able to see the giants from the top. It was absolutely beautiful!! On the way back DH even indulged me in stopping by the LSS in Brookings, OR. Isn't he great?? lol I think I'll keep him! Well, time to change the next load of laundry. Hope you all had a great weekend and remembered that we had this wonderful holiday weekend because of the men and women in uniform, past and present! Have a great week, and as always, thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tuesday Night

Hello everyone, how's your week going? You can tell we're in the middle of spring, everything is green, pollen is flowing, and the weather is getting warmer. Pretty soon we'll be sweltering, but that's for another day! Just wanted to share a card today. One of my bff's shared a Youtube video showing a card made like this and I had to try it. It's made using SU Whisper White, Shimmer Paint, Pastels (chalks), and embossing powder. I didn't use the exact stamp set in the video, but it's very similar. Not only was it easy, but really fun to make! The silhouette stamp was one I picked up on clearance at Joann's and the sentiment stamp is from Pink By Design.  I just went looking for the video, and of course I couldn't find it...so sorry, really wanted to give credit to this talented lady. I really loved making this card, so I think this will be done in one of our workshops soon. I hope you have a nice evening, and as always, thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Let's try this again....was getting ready to publish this post when "POOF" it disappeared! grrrrr! I hate when that happens!!! Any way, I just wanted to wish all my blog friends a Happy Mother's Day. I wanted to share a version of the card the girls did in my workshop on Friday night. The corner piece comes off to make a bookmark. Pretty clever, huh? I'm not sure who created this, but I think it's adorable! I used all Stampin' Up products for this, except the stamp. I know that sounds awful, but I don't have any Mother's Day sentiments from Stampin' Up yet. I used a Pink By Design for the sentiment. The pictures below are of the card the girls made, and they did use SU stamps. ;) 

I just want to thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful day!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Saturday Evening

Hello everyone. How was your Saturday? I'm sorry I haven't been around for awhile, been really busy with a couple of workshops and getting ready for Mother's Day. I may not have been posting much, but I still check out everyone's blog when I can. I wanted to share a card that one of my co-workers asked me to make for his 90 year old aunt. She just got her license renewed and he wanted something special for her. I used my Nifty Fifties and Groovy Times Cricut Cartridges, Pink By Design Stamps, Recollection, DCWV, and American Crafts cardstock, Stampin' Up Ink, Walmart Nail Heads, and Martha Stewart border punch. He absolutely loved it! I hope his aunt does too. Well, thank you so much for stopping by, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a nice evening, and if I don't make it by tomorrow, have a great Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I Really Am Still Here!! :)

Hello everyone! Sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I've been super busy prepping for a workshop last week and a craft fair that was held at work today. Phew! I think I need a vacation!! lol Not really, but I have been very focused on these two events. We had a great turnout for both and the ladies really enjoyed their projects. Here are some pictures of my table at the craft fair. You can see the little purses we made Friday night at the workshop.
The ladies really had fun with them. I painted the picture frame and stamped the mat on my Stampin' Up logo. And my really cute business cards that DD #2 had made for me are in front. Like my $2.99 card holder that I decorated?? It even has a little leopard flower on it! ;) All the cards on the right side of the table were challenge cards I've created over the last year or so. Quite the collection huh?? I thought this was the perfect answer to my over-grown card collection and promote my Stampin' Up business too! I had a lot of fun, so all my prep time was worth it! Well, time to get ready for another fun-filled day at work. Ya know, this job thing really gets in the way of my play time!! lol But then it really helps pay for all my toys!! ;) Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a good evening.