Saturday, October 31, 2009

Bittersweet Halloween

This is our dog Missy who my husband calls the GD (the good dog) and this is one reason why she is so good. She let me put this silly devil's costume on her and even went out in public down the street for a walk this afternoon. She didn't even try to take it off. Unlike the LD (lucky dog as my husband refers to Darcy) who did not like his Monsters, Inc. hat.

These costumes were bought for them by my dear friend Linda who I'm sure was trying to cheer me up and it worked. Yesterday we had to put one of our dogs, Balou, to sleep. He was 15 years old and was a rescue dog so I feel like he had a pretty good life. But it doesn't make it any easier to let them go. The vet came out to the house and after he was gone my husband buried Balou in the back yard next to a menagerie of other pets that have been lost over the years. Goats, chickens, rabbits, and other dogs. They become like your kids and no matter how mad they sometimes make you, the unconditional love they give is priceless. I will miss you Balou......

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Friends in A Box

This is a project that Jen Picard created and I just loved how easy the box was to make to hold a set of cards. Thanks Jenn! I wanted to case her actual project but didn't have the right DSP (drats) so used Autumn Traditions instead with the 24-7 stamp set. Did you notice that I used a corduroy button? I love these buttons and tend to hoard them. I don't know why...... maybe I need to see a therapist!!!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

More Holiday Recipes

These were the rest of the recipe cards we did in class. Only three recipe cards to go and our albums will be complete. I will start another of these classes in January 2010!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Holiday Recipe Album

Here are a couple of recipe cards we did tonight in class. We only have one more class to fill our Holiday Recipe Album. Did I tell you that the girls all decided to keep their albums instead of giving them away as gifts? I told them they should have made at least two!

Katie Going to a Wedding

This is my beautiful daughter Katie playing around before going to a wedding. I love her little blue cocktail dress. She got up early to go get her hair done and put this neat little peacock feather in her hair. I was so glad to have her and my oldest daughter home for the weekend. The only bad part is the weekend just goes by way too fast!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Mojo Monday

Well here it is way past my bedtime and I am determine to get this card posted. I had a list of things to do and this was one of them. The other was to mail a package off today and I forgot it was a holiday and the post office was closed! Had letters in the mailbox too!! I am sure I was not alone on that blooper. So I decide to stick with traditional Christmas colors and used Glorious Green and Real Red. I then decided to use the unconventional Circle Circus stamps for my background and More the Merrier Hostess set for the snowmen. Aren't they so so cute?
I then used my Ornament Punch that is in the Holiday mini with Glorious Green cardstock and the Merry Christmas stamp is from the Delightful Decorations stamp set which is also in the Holiday mini. So tell me what you think? I am going to bed now. 6 am comes too quickly.

Friday, October 9, 2009

A Treat For You!

Just a quick little treat you can make with the Petal card die. Just fold three sides and apply an extra piec of Cast A Spell DSP to the front and wrap with a ribbon or as I did here, use the Trick or Treat stamp from the hostess selection, Holiday Best. Oh and the best part..... a piece of chocolate!! Yum Yum.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shabby Chic

Just finished this card for another swap. I love this new hostess set, Patterned Pines that is shown in the Holiday Mini Catalog. There are three trees on one stamp but I cut them out separately and mounted them. I used the snowflake punch to make two flakes and overlapped them. I used Certain Celery, Real Red, and Very Vanilla.

A Green Thumb

So I was getting to go to my downline meeting when my husband said he wanted to show me something neat outside behind the fire truck (yes I said firetruck!). As I followed him out I said, "It isn't a snake is it?" As I walked around the back of the truck my husband was saying how he threw this old dead (or so he thought) mum plant out under the pines last year and today he was walking out back and noticed this huge plant in full bloom! Amazing.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Day Two in The New Stamp Room

It has been a whirlwind these past 16 hours. Two stamp classes back to back in the new room. The wood floors aren't down yet but that didn't stop us from stamping our hearts out today. My husband is amazing and helped me set up for the classes. Then my daughters came home from Richmond to help me with the rest of the decorations and snack preparation. I have such an awesome family. The ladies made 9 Christmas cards and 1 Halloween cards. I can't believe it but they are ready to do another class!!! That made me feel good since I was a little nervous doing so many cards in one class. Thanks to you special girls for making my day! Time to sit down, put my feet up and make up a class roster. Oh Hubby, I might have to quit my day job!!!! lol.

The New Stamp Room Is Launched!!!

I held my first stamp class last night in my new stamping room!!! We did 10 different Holiday cards. I was worried that it might be too much. NOT. Everyone had a good time and the ladies really got creative in making the cards their own. Thank you Linda, Nikki, Sally, Beth, and Paula for making my class a success! Here's to many many more times together here playing and have fun.