Monday, August 31, 2009

Tonight's Scrapbook class....

Thought I'd give you a sneak peek of tonight's scrapbook layout we'll be doing. (Don't forget you can click on the picture to get a better, closer view!) Of course I've embellished mine out some. I rarely get my pages finished out before class with pictures, but these pages seemed just perfect for the pictures I just received of my beautiful granddaughter Carleigh. These are her professional dance recital pics from this last spring. Dance is definitely in her blood...she has the attitude and the talent for it. And.....she's quite the ham!
Hoping to see you all tonight! Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 24, 2009

You're so sweet......

Yesterday was the 1st of what I hope is many "Cards for Heroes" day. I had two special friends come over and we made handmade cards to send overseas to the troops that they in turn can use to send back home to their loved ones on holidays, birthdays etc. You know, they don't have the local card store that they can go pick up a card when they need we are helping to fill that void! The soldiers are so appreciative of the cards. My hubby even helped out by smoking a brisket that was soooo yummy. So we had brisket sandwiches, baked beans and potato salad and a lot of talking and laughing. Thanks Lisa and Jody for joining in and helping out. You are indeed SO SWEET!. Here's to you!

If you would be interested in coming over once a month and making cards for soldiers, let me know. I do limit it to only 8 per month so everyone has room to work. You can send me an email if you are interested. The next date will be Sunday afternoon, September 20 at 1:00 PM-? The LAST Scrapbook club meeting for this session will be Monday nite August 31 at 6:30 PM. I will be continuing the club for those of you who want to keep going. If you're interested in joining the group let me know. September's club nite will be Thursday, September 24 at 6:30 PM. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 21, 2009

It's time to's the weekend!

It's weekend coming up....I'm ready. I need a little R&R. I'm off work this weekend and in the mood to relax! As a matter of fact I have a nice long 4 day weekend. My plans?....mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, (okay, thats work really) making some cards for soldiers on Sunday with some friends, and some grandkid time on Saturday. Somewhere in there I WILL put my feet up and relax a little! In celebration of the weekend coming, I made a relaxation card! I'll encourage someone else to relax a little and send it to them down the line somewhere. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend too. Guess CTMH catalog coming out soon!
September 1st!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Welcome Home!

My brother and his wife that live in Vancouver just moved into their new house after having to live in a small trailer at a RV park for many many weeks waiting for the paperwork to go through on the house they had purchased. Needless to say, they are ecstatic about finally being able to leave the ole RV park! (Sharing a bathroom with endless other people parading through not high on my list of a good time either!) So in celebration of that event, I sent them a card congratulating them on their new home. I'm very happy for them!

And here's a glimpse of the inside:

Looks like it might be a rainy day today.....perfect for stamping! Love it! Hope you all have a wonderful day. Check back soon for some news!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

One proud Mama!

My daughter went and took her state boards for her LPN license on Friday...she's been stressed out waiting for the results to be posted on the state nursing boards website. Scared to look in case they're not there (afraid she failed) afraid to look in case they are there and then she has to open up the website and see the results...I remember that agony so well, only back in the day we had to wait 6 weeks not just a few hours. Of course taking the test on Friday meant that the nursing board was closed over the nothing posted there. More agony. But she found the test site website and this morning her results were posted! She passed! She called me and yelled into the phone "I passed...I passed.....I passed....I passed" that's all she could get out for awhile! So congratulations to my little girl....(she hates it when I call her that!) who is officially an LPN now and on her way to RN. Good job make me proud!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Back to School and a tutorial

School will be starting where has the summer gone? I've been working on a card for each one of my grandkids to help send them off to school. I don't know if they'll appreciate the effort since it's sending them back.....summer's almost over. Poor babies!
I wanted to show you how you can easily make a cloud background for your stamp image. This works great for things like planes, kites, or even flowers if you'd like to have a sky type background to stamp your image on.'s very easy.

Here's the cast of characters.... a piece of white cardstock, a sponge dauber, ink in your choice of sky type color, and a scalloped punched piece. (I used the Marvy big purple punch for my scallop. You can use whatever scallop punch or die cut you might have.)

The first step is to lay your scalloped punch onto your cardstock and daub the blue ink lightly just over the scalloped edge.

Turn the punch different ways and continue to lightly sponge daub the edge only with your blue ink

This is kinda fuzzy, but you can see the clouds starting to emerge. Keep turning your punch different ways and daubing away.

When you get a piece the size you want, you can cut it out, then stamp your image on top. Eazy as pie!
So give it a'll have fun!