Thursday, November 30, 2006


Last night we went for pictures. That was not fun. Morgan hated it and Carter kept sticking out his tongue. Here are a couple of the shots...

New addition!!!

Another you say? Well, this is one of the furry nature. She doesn't have a name yet. We go pick her up on Saturday. I can't wait!!!!

You think I am crazy, right? We already have dogs. Here is how I am justifying this one.... Ever since I had kids I became an obsessive compulsive freak about dog hair and other stuff on my floors. This one is a minature schnauzer and they don't shed.

Corey has a couple of hunting dogs that I keep telling him he needs to get rid of because he never has time to spend with them. And we have our Lab Sable that we have had since we first started dating. She will be with us forever, but she lives in the outdoor heated condo because of all her shedding. Plus, she isn't exactly thrilled about the kids. She tolerates them when they are outside playing with her, but I can tell she would much rather they leave her alone. I don't think she would ever hurt them, but she is a big dog too so I don't want to take any chances either. Accidents happen. I've been wanting a family dog for a long time. My Grandma had a schnauzer when I was growing up and she was my best buddy. She would go with me every where. I miss Sarina. So I am finally going to get my house dog!

Here is a picture from the breeder. Isn't she sassy?!

Monday, November 20, 2006


I finally got to play a little with my stamps and such. I need to do a lot more to get ready for Christmas, but here is what I did for a tin exchange.

I made a covered notebook and matching pen and some simple cards and envelopes to go inside. It was fun and pretty quick too!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

How bad is this?

The SU! demo site is down for a couple hours today for maintenance and I can't stop checking to see if it is back up so I can order some stuff!!! I just ran out of the vintage violet stitched ribbon, not because I used it, but because I gave it all away. So now I need to order more. Do I really need to order more, if I haven't used it and it is about to retire? We know it won't be around because it is one of the InColors that is only available through June 2007 and it isn't in the next mini catalog, but I feel like I should order it. And I need to order cranberry because I actually used that one, and I may as well order the thyme too so I have it. Crazy, isn't it?

It gets worse...I was on splitcoast trying to decide what I am going to make for Christmas gifts this year and someone points me to these Altered Starbucks Frappuccino packs, ya know the 4 pack of the bottles of cold Starbucks? Well, people are taking them and decorating the bottles and holder and putting other stuff in them. Now I want to make coffee scented candles in the bottles and of course I need to order Like it a Latte so I can decorate the packaging with it. And while I am at it...what are these pocket notes? Maybe I should check them out. So I look in the gallery and see all the cute stuff people have made with those and now I need them and a couple more stamp sets. It just goes on and on.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What a beautiful day!!!

The weather was absolutely georgeous today. Sunny and mid 60's. I took the kids to the nature center for a "hike". I say "hike" because what we did was nothing like a real hike -- the kind I took with my dad and husband (before he was my husband) a few years ago in Colorado. Through this canyon to get to some secluded river so they could fly fish. I thought I was going to die! Today's "hike" was nothing like that, but it was pretty adventerous with a stroller. I had a few people ask me how I made it with a stroller. There were some muddy spots and a suspension bridge that was a little hairy, but we survived. Morgan pretty much slept through all the bumps too. It was good to get out of the house and a break from the running and screaming and fighting that goes on everyday here.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I'm a Collector

I'm one of those people that when they decide they need something they need the whole darn set. Our stamp sets for example...I had to have Little Layers, Little Layers Plus, and Little Layers II and I think I only used the pacifier and the graduation hat and maybe the fish. But because they all coordinated I had to have them. I used to collect CM albums. Never put anything in them, just had to have them. I bought a bunch of the hostess ones off of ebay. This summer when money was tight I ended up selling them all probably for 1/2 of what I paid for them. I never used them, but I had to have them. For awhile I was obsessed with the BST board on SCS. It just felt good when I was able to trade a stamp set I wasn't using for one on my wishlist. I finally realized I wasn't using the ones I got much more and I was spending too much in postage for all this mailing stuff around. Well, it is happening again. Right now I am obsessed with getting The keychains that were sold at convention. They are so cute. Well I think I have one, but now that isn't enough. I want one of each and an extra one for my friend Crystal!

Here they are. Aren't they so cute? These aren't mine. I found the pics on SCS.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Stamp Camp Cards

Better late than never... Here are a couple of the cards we are doing at the current stamp camp. We did 2 sessions of this camp already and the 3rd session isn't until December. My upline and I had a hard time getting our schedules to synch!

This card is my favorite. It is a big buckle card and uses the faux shaving cream technique for the flower.

The inside of this one says "Will you pick up my mail while I am gone?" I wanted to do something funny and I hadn't used this set since I bought it so figured I better put it to use. We did some watercoloring with the watercolor wonder crayons and aquapainters on this and they loved them! I love them too! They are so much fun.

That is all I have to share right now. I haven't had too much time to be creative lately. Hopefully soon!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Winter Mini Pre-order

Today us demos could start ordering stuff from the winter mini. My order is in already! I got Big Pieces, Fancy Flexible Phrases and the Small Tag Punch. Of course I got some other stuff too from the big catty. I can't put in an order unless it qualifies for hostess benefits. That's not a real rule, just mine! I needed some stuff for our next stamp camp, a gift for our group's Christmas exchange and a few things I have been wanting for awhile. Next week sometime it will be here!
I'm cleaning the house now, can't you tell? I'm waiting for the floor to dry. I need to feed the kids and if I have time later I will post some cards I made. I haven't posted any good stamping stuff for awhile.