Sunday, July 27, 2008

I stamped!

On Friday I got together with Crystal and made some card prototypes for the next stamp camp. These are using all SU! products of course. The stamp set is Pun Fun. I wanted to make a card where they could pick any image from the set to use as the main image and with Pun Fun that is easy because they are all similar in size. Here are two examples of the same card.

The colors I used were Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue and Pumpkin Pie. I stamped the main image in black StazOn on Confetti White. I prefer to use a thicker cardstock when I am going to use aqua painters or the blender pens. For these I used the aqua painter with Watercolor Wonder Crayons. I borrowed Crystal's scallop border punch for the scalloped Pumpkin Pie piece and I added a dot to each scallop with the white gel pen. I tied a knot in the Pumpkin Pie striped ribbon and wrapped it around the Bashful Blue cardstock. The main image is popped up with dimensionals. I think for the camp we will stamp the Polka Dot background stamp on the Bashful Blue layer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


To a computer screen near you. SU! ONLINE ORDERING!!!!!! See that link on the right for my Stampin' Up! Website? I need to make it big and flashy or something cause soon you will be able to go there and order SU! products 24/7. You won't have to call me or email me. Of course if you want to that is fine too. But if you'd rather deal only with your computer you can have at it. More details to come.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Making a Promise to Myself

Sorry for the lack of creative posts! I haven't stamped since my last stamp camp. Oh the horrors. I have plans to stamp this Friday with my pal Crystal. Hopefully, I can come up with something good and it won't be a repeat of the worst stamp night ever where I made The Card from H-E-Double Hockey Sticks.

So the reason for this post is that I am making a promise to myself regarding my stamp buying habits. I have so many stamps that I had to have and that haven't gotten used. I am no longer going to buy stamps (other than SU!). I am going to earn those stamps that I want. How will I do this, you ask? I will use what I have, or get images from other stampers, and make projects to enter contests to win said stamps. Or enter blog candy drawings (don't laugh I have one two blog candy drawings in my life). Or get on a design team.

These are the stamps I want and I am going to earn (this list maybe modified):
  1. Verve Anniversary Birds
  2. The Cat's Pajamas It's a Mod, Mod World
  3. CHF Kim Hughes URA Hoot
  4. CHF Kim Hughes Making the Grade

Ok there are more I want, but maybe I should stop here and see where that gets me. Hee hee.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Furry Side of My Family

This is our old gal Sable. She is 10. We got her when we first started dating. Both of us were deprived of dogs in our youth so we are making up for it now. Corey was big into duck and goose hunting so he wanted to get a Lab. Sable is not the typical affectionate lab. I think she was separated from her mom too early. She is very independant and doesn't really care if you pet her. She pretty much just walks away from the kids. Carter chases her all over the yard and she just keep walking away from him. Sable has had two litters of puppies. One was planned. That one she had 10 babies. 6 girls and 4 boys. 6 of them were black and 4 were yellow like their daddy. The other time we didn't even know she was pregnant and Corey went out to feed the dogs and heard crying. We quickly moved them all into the house and set up a bed for her. She had two out in the kennel and had two more overnight in our basement. They were mixed puppies. We believe she hooked up with Ace's brother Duce that we had at the time, unbeknownst to us.

This is Ace. He is an English Pointer. I think he is about 4 year old. He is one placement away from being a champion field trial dog. He makes me a little nervous because he has a big strong looking jaw, but he has never tried to bite us. He loves attention and to be petted and he listens very well to my husband. Not so much to me. He looks at me like who are you talking to? especially if DH is around.

This is my baby Bailey. She is a Minature Schnauzer. She is the only house dog. The others all stay in the outdoor kennel that is heated in the winter. She is almost 2. Corey hates her because she barks at everything. The only thing that bugs me about her is that she always manages to get her tongue in your mouth when she gives kisses and she gives them when you aren't ready. Eww!

This is Dot. She is an English Setter. She is only a couple of months old. They are similar to English Pointers, but they have longer hair and don't get as big. She is a nut and likes to chew on everything including the kids. Morgan does not like her at all. There is Maddie sitting in the background.

And here is Daisy. Ace's girlfriend when she gets older. Also an English Pointer. About the same age as Dot. She is a sweety. And if you want to see the freckles on her butt check out the next picture. I stratigically placed a flower over the not so cute part. You can click the pic to see the freckles if you want.

THE END! Hee hee!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

I've been away

We were "up North" last week. That is what we say here in the lower part of Michigan. In the summer you go "up North" camping or to the cabin, or whatever.
We had to tent it this year. Our lease was up on the truck the week before our trip and we ended up turning it in and are borrowing my MILs car during the week until we can pick up a car for DH to drive that we can pay cash for. So no truck meant no borrowing my mom's pop up and it also meant a very packed Chevy Malibu. I should've gotten a picture of that. When we left we had 2 kids, 3 bikes, a huge duffle bag and a packed trunk. When we came home we had 3 kids, 4 bikes, a huge duffle bag and a packed trunk. Oh and a dog we pick up on the way home. Don't even ask!
Ok, I can't just say we picked up a dog and not explain. Her name is Daisy. She is an English Pointer. We have a male English Pointer named Ace. She Ace'e new girlfriend. My DH had been talking with her owner and was going to buy her and I told him we needed another dog like a hole in the head and so he came to his senses and told the guy we couldn't afford her. They guy wasn't able to find a suitable owner and kept contacting DH. Eventually they came to an agreement that he would give us the dog in exchange for one of their pups down the road. She is a really sweet dog. She has freckles on her butt. Hee hee. She slept on my lap for the last hour of our ride home after we picked her up. I'll have to get a picture of her and all the other dogs we have.
I was tagged while I was away by Jana. I have to list 7 random things about me.
1. I have a blue M&M guy tattoo.
2. I love M&Ms.
3. I am so mad those Wildly Cherry M&Ms and the Raspberry ones were limited editions and now I can't find them.
4. I picked up some designer M&Ms at the store the other day. Way too expensive! But they look cool and the triple chocolate are really good. I am trying to eat them slowly.
5. I am addicted to blurfing.
6. I also got peanut butter ice cream sandwiches at the store the other day and they are really good too!
7. I just got this funny email from my aunt...

There is a factory in Northern Minnesota which makes the Tickle Me Elmo toys.
The toy laughs when you tickle it under the arms.Well, Lena is hired at The
Tickle Me Elmo factory and she reports for her first day promptly at 8:00
The next day at 8:45 am there is a knock at the Personnel Manager's
door. The
Foreman throws open the door and begins to rant about the new
complains that she is incredibly slow and the whole line is
backing up, putting
the entire production line behind schedule.The Personnel
Manager decides he
should see this for himself, so the 2 men march down to
the factory floor.
When they get there the line is so backed up that
there are Tickle Me
Elmo's all over the factory floor and they're really
beginning to pile up. At
the end of the line stands Lena surrounded by
mountains of Tickle Me Elmo's. She
has a roll of plush Red fabric and a huge
bag of small marbles. The 2 men watch
in amazement as she cuts a little
piece of fabric, wraps it around two marbles
and begins to carefully sew the
little package between Elmo's legs. The
Personnel Manager bursts into
laughter. After several minutes of hysterics
he pulls himself together
and approaches Lena .. 'I'm sorry,' he says to her,
barely able to keep a
straight face, 'but I think you misunderstood the
instructions I gave you
yesterday...''Your job is to give Elmo two test

I am supposed to tag more people, but I am lazy so if you want to list 7 things about yourself, consider yourself tagged!