Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Little Lambsy Divey

So my grandma used to sing this song to me when I was little.... "Marsy doates, and dosey doats and little lambsy divey. " Just recently I discovered that it really is "Mares eat oats. And does eat oats. And little lambs eat ivy." Hee hee. That makes more sense.

This was the other card I made this past weekend.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Owls!


Aren't these the cutest owls ever? I got to sneak downstairs yesterday and managed to make two cards with my new Rachelle Ann Miller stamps. I have 6 of her stamp total now and I have gotten all of them from 7 Kids College Fund. I have bought them all on preorder from them and they always get them out to you as soon as they come in. I haven't preordered any of the new Christmas ones yet, but I am eyeing that Moose! Oh and the Snowman of course cause I have a severe snowman addiction.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008

Did you plant these?



I am so not a gardener. A few years ago I planted a bunch of things that would come back every year and I wouldn't have to mess with them. Hosta, Daylily, Tulips, Daffodils, I've got some phlox, there were some peonys there already when we moved in. Well, I haven't done much with it since then and it is pretty over grown. Things need to be split and moved. Maybe next year.

So we have been ignoring the flower beds and every couple of weeks my husband takes the weed wacker and trims down the weeds. He left a huge thistle that I guess he thought was a flower. It turned all brown after it got taller than me and he finally got rid of it. We had some trees coming up that I took out and we had something coming up in an old flower pot that I had Gerber Daisies in a few years ago. That something turned out to be these sunflowers. I never put them there. Maybe the kids planted them?



Wednesday, August 13, 2008

My initial, slighty intoxicated, thoughts on the new SU! Catalog

Last week, my dear friend Crystal came to my rescue and brought me one of her preordered catalogs so I could drool over it. I decided not to buy a box this year and instead buy a couple from my upline since I only have one customer and do a workshop once every few years. She showed up in the midst of a crisis that didn't turn out as bad as I thought. My son had cut his lip and I thought he put his tooth clean through it, but he didn't. Anyway, once I got all the kiddies to bed I decided to indulge in a big glass of wine. It was like half the bottle mixed with a little sprite, because I am a sissy and a lightweight when it comes to drinking. If I drank more often I am sure I wouldn't get tipsy so easily. After taking only a few sips and perusing the catalog I decided to shoot an email off to Crystal telling her thanks and apologizing for the craziness and telling her what I thought of the catalog. I also sent this to Tracy, my upline, just incase she wanted to know what I thought too. I guess wine makes me chatty. Lucky for Crystal and Tracy I have a severe aversion to the telephone or I would've been chatting their ears off. So I thought I would share with you all what I thought since I know the whole world is dying to know what I think of the new catalog...

Thank you so much for bringing me that catty! I am so sorry all heck was
breaking loose when you showed up. I was going to make you look at Carter and
tell me if I should take him to the ER, but I didn't want to traumatize you or
Megan. It ended up not being that bad after we got it to stop bleeding and put
ice on it to get the swelling down. Phew!

So after all that I opened a bottle of wine and have taken two sips from my big glass and have been perusing the catalog. So don't mind the chattyness. Have you made out a list yet? Of what you are going to order I mean. This is my list. I need to talk this through. Hee hee.

Tasty Sweet - cute, but how many Halloween sets do I really need? I
have carved and candlelit, and have used it maybe once. It isn't current though,
but we aren't doing a Halloweeen camp so it would only be for personal use...
Hmm

Snow Swirled - really like this one. But how many Christmas sets does a
girl need. My projects for our Christmas camp don't really require stamping so I
don't need another, but I may cave on this one. I am such a sucker for
snowflakes.

Owl Together Now - I am disappointed in this one. The owls are
too little. I think I am going to have to get the one from CHF with the owls or
the PTI one.

Humor in High Heals - This one is a maybe... but
then I just looked at the price and am not so sure it is worth that to
me.

Cheers to You - Yeah I am getting this one and I know you
probably don't need to borrow it. Does it seem like the newer sets are
higher priced than they used to be? Well they are die cut.

Crazy for Cupcakes - Cute. Maybe. Giant cupcake on the next page... umm probably
not.

Putt Putt - Cute concept, but not for $24.95

Pocket Silhouettes - Cute, but too small for me I think.

Inspired By Nature, Kindred Spirits - both of these intrigue me. I'm not sure though.

Happiness is a Journey and Nature Silhouettes - I would like to have a masculine set. I like the saying in the first, but not really feeling the train. I like the images in the second, but I don't know when I would use the sentiment. You know I'm not all about that.

Under the Stars - Definately when it is on sale like I think I heard
it would be.

Say it with Scallops - I like it. I wish that lollipop image
was some where in a different set and bigger though. I like the lollipop
flowers.

Puns from the Past - I like this. I like puns. The images are kind
of small. I like bigger. It is in the preview catty so maybe when those sets are
on sale.

I'm so happy the Summer Picnic didn't retire and you have a pack
of paper you can use. If you want to borrow my Tart and Tangy someday you
can.

I don't like the Christmas paper so much and I need Christmas paper
for the camp. We are making some gift bags... I hope there is some cool paper in
the Holiday mini. But our camp is in October so I don't know if I will be able
to order that in time. Ok now off to finish my wine.




Tuesday, August 12, 2008

It Felt So Good

I actually stamped this past weekend. I went downstairs, dusted off the cob webs, literally, and cleaned my stamp area. Then I proceeded to tweak my stamp camp cards. And after all of that came this beauty. I had fun making it and I am happy with how it turned out. Isn't that what it is all about?


And then yesterday these came in the mail. I preordered these back in June before the promise I made to myself. I can't wait to ink these. I love my Rachelle Ann Miller stamps.


Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Same Ole, Same Ole

No stamping. I have my last two SU! orders sitting in their boxes still. I did open them to check and make sure they were all good and they were. But that is as far as I have gotten. I have packages and more packages of stamps, ribbons, brads, dew drops, gems, stickles, etc. that I have received from the PIF threads piled up on my desk. I need to put it all in its place and stamp again. I obviously haven't gotten anywhere on that promise I made to myself a few posts back. I need to stamp something if I am going to get anywhere with that. Maybe this weekend...


Monday, August 04, 2008

Got Sidetracked

I meant to post this last week after my order came and I added a button to it. Well, my order came and I was too lazy to add a button to it and take another picture. So I was going to post it and then all the new SU! catalog and convention news started coming out and I completely forgot about this card. Amidst all the excitement I got a gig as a temporary mod at SCS helping with the convention threads. I am like almost famous... in my eyes anyway. Hee hee!

This card features the Emerging Colors technique. And it has some of the new SU! colors. Tangerine Tango and Baja Breeze. I paired them up with So Saffron and Not Quite Navy.