Friday, September 12, 2008

Mirror Lake UT

Here they are, that teardrop DH built is so much fun to camp in. If you have never seen one they are only big enough to sleep in and the kitchen is obviously on the outside. It is a 4 x 8 length total. He has built 3 of them the last one is aluminum sided and is a 5 x 10 which will hold a queen size bed or close to it. The area we camped in is North eastern UT around Kamas. It is gorgeous up there and there are tons of little lakes for fishing. Many of them must be hiked into or if you bring horses you can ride in. Very fun area for adults and children to go to.
Hi everyone, just had to take a few minutes today to play with my new stamps and make a Halloween Card. Halloween is my favorite holiday, I love fall and watching kids having fun on Halloween. I have to be home on that evening to see all the cute little outfits that the little ones wear. I am still working weekends for a while longer so posts will still remain sporadic for a bit, but I promise as soon as I am done I WILL BE BACK! I am going to post some pictures of our recent camping trip (only one we got to take... :( ) for everyone to see. The area is gorgeous if you ever get a chance to go.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Stampin' Day today!

Wow, it has been so long since I have stamped or posted anything. I am so excited I stamped some Thank You cards that were simple but yet I think they will do the trick. They are made with Nice and Easy Notes from Stampin' Up and I used copics to color them. The colors are E Eggplant, O Olive and S Sun. These are to give to people that helped us on Saturday with our Company Picnic. We had a great day, Dan (DH) and I sold shaved ice at the event also it was a blast. There were approx. 450 people who came and we planned games for the adults and children. Our business has been just crazy this summer, it has been sunny and hot so a nice cold shaved ice goes down pretty well. Then about a month ago we added coffee and blended drinks, such as blended coffees, smoothies and Tea based smoothies. They have really been doing well. Our town has the largest free concert in the state, at the end of July, this place was hopping. It has been nice being so busy this summer, but we are also looking forward to late fall for some time off. Working full time along with running the business on the weekends has been a real adjustment for me. I even took a vacation day today, just to have a day off. It has been wonderful!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Hello Out There!

Hey everyone, hope you know I haven't forgotten you. Things are just as crazy as always here. Starting to work full time next week and doing the Ice on the weekends and Holidays just hasn't left me alot of time for anything, including cleaning my house.... yikes. Dust bunnies all over the wood floors, yuck. Anyway our Daughter is coming for a visit and DH doesn't know she is, how fun to suprise him. He doesn't read this so no worries! She will be here Friday and is only staying for 3 or 4 days. Always fun having the kids around, we had such a terrific vacation in AZ. It was hot hot and we were loving it. Spent lots of time with our son and his girlfriend and had tons of laughs. I hope to get back to crafting soon, I better before I lose my touch (haha what touch!). Anyway hope you are all well and keeping up with your crafts and having a fun summer!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Snow in June

I am looking outside right now and it is snowing! Is it any wonder on my SCS in location I say "The place that global warming forgot!"? Dear Husband just planted our bedding plants finally since we are leaving for AZ tomorrow morning. They won't last in the house forever, they are starting to look sickly. I hope we don't end up like the place in Washington state, but then I don't want to have the problems of Indiana or New York either. I just can't wait to be somewhere warm for a few days. I know some of you are saying warm?? Ok hot, scorching hot. I will try to post a picture with this post later today if I get a chance, tomorrow is my Sister Ann's birthday and Monday is our Son's 23rd. Oops didn't do a card for him yet.... Have a great day and keep on stampin'!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cards, Cards, Cards

A girl get well.... This one is a Rubbernecker stamp and I put crystal effects on the chocolate at the top but it doesn't show in the picture. This cow is just so sick looking with his tongue hanging out. Any one for a coffee break? I need one today, the weather is cold and rainy here which is the way it has been for weeks. Looking forward to some hot weather in Phoenix! Must I say this is a shameless case of Faith's card, you can check out her posts by the link under the blog listing Markie's Mom. Today I am just posting numerous pictures of cards I have done recently that I have not posted. If you would like any information about them feel free to ask I will reply asap to your post on your blog. Thanks for Looking everyone and have a spectacular weekend!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Stressed? Not Me!

Here is a fun card I made today on my DAY OFF! Yeah, I finally got to make something. It has been so long and I am feeling like I have lost my knack for card making, I know just about everyone gets to feeling that way sometimes. Even when I have an hour or so just haven't felt like coming down to my room and creating, could be because our basement is torn up.... My husband has been changing the water lines in our old house to get rid of the small galvanized ones so he has sheet rock dust everywhere. It doesn't seem to matter how much I sweep until it is over it is never over.... So rather than look at it I stay upstairs on the computer or busy with the business. We are still working every weekend right now but in a few weeks we are taking a week off to go to Phoenix and see my Mom, sister and our son. We are excited to be going down even though it is hot right now, it is still cold here. Gets down to around 35 at night still and that is too cold. Would love to hear what you think should go inside the card. I am not really sure how to word this one. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a terrific day and hope to post again Friday, yep I am off again!

Monday, May 26, 2008

A hectic life....

Good morning everyone, just had to get a posting in today. I feel so bad when I don't get at least one done in a week. We are working the Ice biz this weekend again so no crafting. This is a card I made about a month ago but hey at least I'm posting right? Todays is a rubbernecker stamp that I just fell in love with. The inside of the card says "Hey, how did my Moms butt get back there?" For those of you in your aging years such as myself I think you can appreciate it. For those of you young enough to not worry PREPARE yourselves! Have a great day and take care.....

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Busy Busy

So sorry I didn't have a post last weekend, My husband and I opened our shaved ice business for the summer this last weekend and it makes it tough to craft. We don't run it full time so we try to devote as much time as we can to it while the weather is nice. We have so much fun with it, we have some really great customers and if you ever get into our area please stop by and try one, you will be hooked for life! They are very yummy. I will try to get a card made up and posted soon but in the meantime just know I am thankful that you all stop by to check out the blog! Thanks everyone. Have a great week.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Good Morning, hope everyone is having a wonderful Mother's Day! This is another one in a somewhat Zindorf style, it isn't brayered. It shows with my sponged edges. These colors were so beautiful together. The two colors used here are Pomegranate and Apricot. Have a lovely day ladies, enjoy your family and friends!

Michelle Zindorf Style

How is everyone's Saturday going? I have been wanting to try a Michelle Zindorf style card for sometime now and although I tried yesterday I just couldn't do it. So I started over today and wallah! I think I got a pretty close one. I did two but my brayer leaves black marks even after being cleaned. How many of you have tried one of these cards? If you would like to check out one of Michelle tutorials here is a link to her blog. She has tons of them, have fun with it. I would love to see a link to yours, please feel free to leave me one. I will come over to your place and check it out. I have added quite a few blogs on my blog roll this week and hope to do some more soon. Hope you all have a wonderful stampin' day!

Friday, May 9, 2008


Happy Friday! I really love to play with the challenges. I don't participate every week in all, but I do try to do the Card Sketch and the Featured Stamper. If you ever find your self in a rut, using the same colors and the same layouts they are a fun way to get you to try something new. So here is this weeks Color Challenge and Card Sketch challenge all in one card. Go check them out and play. Don't forget to sign my Guestbook while you are here. I love checking out everyone else spaces. Have a great day!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Feeling Froggy?

Today is featured stamper day over at SCS, I love to participate and today is no exception. Today's feature is Kim (aka nutsymuhl) here are a few links to her blog and gallery. You may want to go check them out, she has a terrific style! This is the card I chose to case and mine is the post. Congratulations Kim!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Hillbillie Matthew

Here's a little story, we have some neighbors and they have the cutest little guy who is 3 now, his name is Matthew. Matthew is the smallest Hillbillie I have ever seen. Matthew is the wild child who does things like pee off the back porch and wears a Festus looking hat for those of you old enough to remember Gunsmoke! Anyway they took a trip to Yellowstone last year and the tourists took more pictures of Matthew because of his Hat! Karen (his Mom) said they were like paparazzi, it was so bad. So needless to say I thought immediately of Matthew when I saw this little guy. Hope you all like the story of Matthew and the card that portrays him!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Bloomin' Beautiful Stamps

I just received this set last night, I have been wanting it for a few weeks now and thought I better get it before it was too late. This set is out of the Mini occasions catalog which closes at the end of the month. I wasn't sure it would make it into the new catalog. For the colors I chose the base is pale plum and layered with Whisper White, then used Almost Amethyst that was cuttlebugged for the next layer. I then did a white and pale plum again with the image. The image was painted with reinkers in both the same colors and certainly celery for the stem. I used itty bitty backgrounds for the dots in pale plum again. Just a few spots of stickles for the shine.
I took my music player off, I read somewhere that most people don't like them on blogs and I do understand everyone has different tastes in music. Please leave feedback if you would like regarding this, I am always interested in other peoples feelings on anything. If you get a chance drop down to the bottom of my page and sign my guestbook.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

These are my posts for Ila's blog candy go to her site and check it out! Here is a link or I always have one in my blog roll for her. Ila I hope they are right!
I wanted to use Frankenstein from Whipper Snapper because of the square card, he is a tough one. I still had to cut off most of the stamped image. It is extremely large. The Just a note is a High Hopes image that I received last week. The wording on Just a note is a Rubber Stampede stamp.
Just a quick post with my card today, this is a Northwoods Rubber stamp. I saw someone on SCS with it and fell in love. I used Elegant Eggplant as my base and layered it with Carribean Blue (from the SU in colors 2007), and Lavender Lace. I used my paisley Cuttlebug on one layer to give it a little pop. I sell cards to locals for different occasions so this one will be a Mother's Day card probably, I am really bad about putting wording on the fronts of cards, does anyone else do this? I always think what if I want it for something else and I have already given it a specific occasion? One of my quirks I guess.... Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

High Hopes

Is there any thing better than a Day off in the Spring? Okay maybe some of you are saying ...yes, but my guess is most of you are saying NO. I just love spring , today I had a day off and cleaned the house! My hubby will be shocked when he comes home... I was even happier when I checked my mail and found that my High Hopes stamps came in. I have been waiting for them because well *sigh* I am a High Hopes Virgin, until today. I called Tina at HH Friday concerned that I hadn't gotten them, she was so very sweet and pleasant to chat with. Did you know you can make ornaments with stamps, she was telling me about these and she has some on her SCS gallery. Her SCS name is Pickled-Tink. Anyway she assured me they should be in within a few days. I'm not a very patient person. I love these stamps though and they were worth the small wait. So here is a sampling of my first HH Card. I don't know what to add in that empty space on the top left, it was worse with out the doodling. If you have any ideas I would love to hear them. Hope you all like it.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

We have a Winner!

Congrats to Lauri at Paperville she is the lucky winner of my blog candy. Lauri please send me your info so I can send out your goodies. Thanks to all of you for playing, I love some of your quirks! If you all didn't read some of them or all there are some really funny ones, you might want to go the the March link and check them out. I think we all have some when we really stop to think about it and thats what makes us original. Lauri's quirk...if I miss the first episode of a serial tv show (like LOST, or 24) I will not watch the rest of the season (or in the case of LOST the entire run) but will wait until reruns or rent the entire season.Is that quirky ??

Saturday, April 12, 2008

You Cheer Me Up Award!

I received this award from Deb at Sharing my Obsession. She is one terrific blogging friend and has some really great cards on her site. I love to drop by all the time and check out her stuff and read her latest. She is such a caring person, and has some links for some very deserving people. Thanks Deb for being you and giving me this special award! I would also like to thank Julia from Create with Me for tagging me, I have posted this tag already once just about a month ago so will give you this link and hope you will go check out Julia's site and leave her some love.
I would like to recognize the following ladies who always leave me comments. I want them all to know how appreciated they are and how much I love visiting their blogs!
There are many others who stop by my blog and I appreciate it, Please sign my guest book and I can stop by and see you!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

How are you all doing? I miss hearing from you, I see people coming by but if you don't leave a message I don't know how to find your blogs.... Please take a moment to just say hi if nothing else that way I can stop by your blogs also. Don't forget I have blog candy to give away soon so check out that post. I love hearing every one's quirks, some of you are so funny. You other ladies may enjoy reading theirs if nothing else. I made a few cards today. One is a Sympathy card for a dear lady in town who lost her husband. I am curious if this says "Sympathy" though, would love to hear from a few people to let me know what they think. Is is appropriate?
The other is a Mother's Day card, I got some new rubber and couldn't wait to try it out.... Hope you all like them and stop by often. Take Care!!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


This post is for a dear friends son who has been diagnosed with a very rare form of Leukmia. He is married and a father of two small children. He found out just over a week ago by shear accident. He thought that he may have had a bulging disk in his back and this was what he found out instead. I hope that if any of you have any extra cards laying around that may cheer him up you would send him one. He has been so upbeat and positive through all that he has found out. Please if you do nothing else keep him and his family in your prayers. Prayer is such a huge help in a time of need. Thanks so much for checking this out.
His address is:
Ryan Kiggins
9317 229th Ave E Buckley WA 98321

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Blog Candy!

Hello everyone, hope this is finding everyone well rested from the weekend. I got a few things done this weekend so I am feeling pretty good, did a little shopping and some stamping. I have some other things to do also but wanted to get my post in before it got to late today. As I promised in my last post I have blog candy! I have included some Michaels, American Crafts Premium ribbons, and unknown ribbons. Card embellishments from Joann's, a Cuttlebug folder that is D'Vine Swirl, and a retired (hostess) set brand new of Warmest Regards from Stampin' Up! I am also throwing in a few of my cards. I hope that you all will enjoy these items, as they need a really great home. The stamps were an extra set I got when I hosted a party for me, myself and I which I do frequently.... I try to buy alot all at once to keep my status good and then I get the goodies from it also. All you need to do is post a comment to this and let me know what city and state you live in and one quirky thing about you. I love to hear what other people think is funny about them.... So let's have it ladies. I will draw the winner on April 13th. Keep those comments coming in and good luck.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You Cured?

I did this for the featured stamper challenge on Sunday, I love doing those and this one was no exception. This is a case from this card , of Amy's. She has a fabulous gallery check it out if you get a chance.
I am going to give this to my sister tomorrow, she had been sick with a cold since she got back from Texas on vacation. Yuck! No one likes to be sick and she is doing a class with me at the Senior Citizens Center. It should be so much fun. I don't do classes often and she is a board member so she asked me if I would. Classes kinda freak me out, I get rattled if there are too many people and the last one I had was too big. So I am a hobby demo mostly. Anyway hope you all like the card.
I am going to be posting a blog candy give away in the next few days so check back soon ladies....
Colors used, eggplant, olive and celery papers. If you ever want more info on my cards I usually list details on my gallery at SCS, or you may ask any time.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Marvin LOL!

Hi Everyone, today we have a story! Yeah my first one.... This is Ralph although in my town we call him Marvin, so from here out that is what he will be called.....
1. Marvin sees life through rose colored glasses.
2. Marvin seems to think that the neighbor lady next door who is 30 thinks he's a hottie....
3. He is also very color blind, hence the mismatched socks and undies. He also has never heard of clorox bleach, that is why his underclothes are a tad dingy.... Just a tad mind you...
4. This flower of Marvin's is one huge flower in, Marvin's Garden of Eden!
5. I am not much of an artist but I do know Marvin!!! LOL

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baby Cards...

Here is a baby card made for a friend, she has a shower to go to on Saturday and asked me to make her a card for it. I ordered they swiss dot cb folder and had hoped it would come today but the Mail person didn't have it... :( Maybe tomorrow. I thought it would be more appropriate but used the flower one instead. I really had to look for a ribbon tying tutorial and never found a video which is what I must have. (See I am challenged when it comes to reading instructions! Can't do it.... )Shy Whistler I did find a great instruction one here. I think I did an okay job, one problem I always seem to have is that the ribbons come out pointing up rather than down so I tied it then turned it over before attaching it.
I have made a few and would like your opinion on them. Are they both alright for a girl and which one would you choose? Please let me know what you think.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Shopping Day!

Oh my I have been a bad girl the last few days.... I have had a 4 day weekend going on and I have purchased stamps from 3 different companies on line. I finally broke down and bought some Rubbernecker, I love the old folks ones with the very funny sayings, then I bought some Hanna stamps a couple of sets and a few Riley's cuz I think he is so adorable. The one of him in the Chair with his coffee is my favorite... The other one's I bought are from eclecticpaperie, a few of those Ronnie stamps. However they are sold out of the Mirror Mirror one that I wanted most. Maybe next weekend right? After all what are computers for? LOL I just know that having this many days off and not leaving town was not the best thing for me to do, but then I also know that had I have gone to SLC I would have spent more so I guess it justifies it right? Tell me I am right ladies I need support here..... Well hope you all get a little laugh out of this post, I know I did!
I also found this blog of Katie's that tells you how to get these cool signatures they have lots to choose from so go check them out. Mine looks very similar to my own writing.