Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Years Resolution!!! is actually snowing out....we didn't get a white Christmas....but will definatly have a white New Years Eve!!! Started just as we were leaving for my eye Doctors appointment...thought we were gonna have to turn around...but made it, and it actually had let up on the way home...but should continue all is so pretty. Was glad I had put a pot of Chicken soup on the stove to simmer for dinner!! That and muffins...yum!!!

I have been in a quandry over not being able to blog on here like I did before I took my job. There just is not enough hours in the day....and so, I have made a New Years resolution....that I will TRY to blog at least once a week....preferabley on the weekend...and more if I can get it in, but I am going to stop beating myself up over not posting. I know you all understand...but I want to have time to put together classes...and there are only so many hours in the day!!! With taht are some cards I my Christmas Mailbox!!!

Got some fantastic cards this year...will post thru January!!!

And these were from a Fall Thank You Swap!!! Love them all!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010!!!

It's just been way crazy with work, and all the Christmas preparations...but I really got caught up today. I'd like to say, I'm totally done shopping....thought I had finished this morning, with gifts and food for meals...but got home and realized that I still needed ONE more thing!!!! So, I have to go to a funeral tomorrow morning, and will swing by the shops after that. Steven gave me a huge surprize and actually finished the trim on the Laundry Room doors, so now I need to get paint for the door. It looks SOOO......good, very rich and elegant...will take a picture when I get the door painted!!! He's out in his shop working on the shelves for above the washer and dryer...WOOHOO!!!! So I aplogize for not getting things are the projects we did last week at Stamper's 10. This was a little folder made out of one of the rectangular envelopes, that held some little thank you notes...too cute!!!! Right now I am in love with the color combo of yellow and this is a project I came up with.
If you like spy movies...we rented Salt last night...and it was very good!!! Lots of twists!!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Hey All!!

Sorry I have been so missing in action.....My company Christmas Party was last nite...and I was in charge of it...and so I have been very busy...things should return to normal soon!!! The party was beautiful...came off with no hitches...We had it at the Cliff House. Food was fabulous. The place was fabulous....although I want to try and schedule earlier next year so we can get a room with a fireplace...was the only touch missing!!! I won one of the Door Prizes...a Belgian Waffle Maker....guess what we had for b-fast...Yumm!!!! Will put pictures as soon as they get back from the photographer!!!

So thought I'd post a few pics....

These were last months Stamper 10 projects....will post this months in a few days...need to get the boxes cleaned out!!!

These were in my pile, I think they were from a swap!!!! They aren't marked, so I'm thinking it was my Stamping Friends Club Swap ...we did back in October.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Swap Gift Card, and a Tip....

Here is the Swap Gift Card Holder I did for our party promised...

She came out really cute...the picture does not do her justice....she is attached to the cutest little suitcase....I need to make another one...this was a great idea Kim!!!(Kim hosted the event, and came up with the gift card exchange!!! I got a cute card and gift card holder form Sandy...will post it later!!!

Haven't done a tip in thought I would do one!!!

Look closely at the corner punched photo holders...we do not carry a punch like that...this is how I made it....

Punch one of the 5 Petal Flowers out....

Next, take your square Punch, and align it up from 2 points..and punch...a perfect v-shaped photo corner!!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Cards for the troops....

Well, I'm sure everyone is busy with was only Phyllis and myself...Here today working on the cards...not sure how many cards we got done...I will count when I stamp the backs....but we did have fun!!!!

Here are some cards that I found in my pile....

These were from our Stampin' Friends last month that we did at Donna's....we obviously did Christmas....will post more later....tomorrow is our get together for December...and I will post our gift exchange....we are doing a gift card holder with a gift card....too much fun!!!

Then these were just some cards in my stack....I think they are old swaps!!!
Yesterday was our big Children's Christmas Party at really came off great...the kids were so excited with Santa!!!! What a great way to get into the HOliday spirit!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lazy Day....

You just have to have one of those once in a while....We went to Church first thing this morning...then home, where I puttered around again, then I actually took a nap...haven't done that in was so nice. Thought I would share some more with all of you.

Our theme for projects yesterday was Christmas and Winter...and this was my contribution. I love doing Big Shot snowflakes!!! Then out of my pile of past goodies....

The Soft Suede card was one of our Technique classes, I think it was October's.....we used the Smooch spray, and the specialty designer paper that does a resist pattern....
The Little Owl card is using the new Owl Punch...he was one of the projects for my October Stamper's 10. I just love him!!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

No Black Friday for me!!!

No...the temptation to sleep late was too big for me....besides...I didn't see anything I couldn't do without!!! So I slept in...Blissfully!!!!

Today is just another puttering around day, working in my office, and working on the boys rooms....that is, if Matt ever gets up....most of what I need to do is in there.

Thought I would post a few things from my pile of projects.

These were some of the Pojects we did at the October RMI meeting....
Theresa presented these. Nice box of cards!!!!

And I think this was the card I did for the swap that night.....Or it may have been for Stamping Friends swap...either way was a swap card!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Day

WE had a fabulous Dinner at my Daughter Kris' home....Good Friends, Family, Food and Fun...could you ask for more.....Came home and decided to just putter in my office...and worked some more on Christmas presents for Co-workers...

This was so easy, and they really came out cute. I also finished up my project for Saturdays get together, and my Swap for the day at Kim's...but can't show them to you yet. I promise I will get pics of them before I give them all away!!!

Next I need to get some past mail from my mailbox posted...

Both are birthday cards, I lost in my pile...the first is from Mary Kay...I love her colors, and the second is from Paula Cooper. Belated Thanks guys!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I love my job....have no problem getting up in the morning and going in....but it sure is nice to have 5 days off!!! Today I've been puttering...something I haven't had the luxury of doing in a while. Started by running into Falcon and doing a couple of errands, then back home for a soup lunch (it's a soup kinda day!!!) I had it set in my mind to work on the Boys rooms...but can only take so much of that at a I work for a while, then come down to my office and do some little task, then back up to tackle the mess upstairs. Why is it when you are swapping out always looks way worse before it gets better!!! Anyway...have one bookcase moved and done...and the other is half empty. Cleaned out the heat ducts...they were so full of dust and dead flies...Yuck!!!

Thought I would share a bit more from my pile of past projects....

These are from Rocky Mountain Inkslingers, probably the October meeting....the little Treat Holder was done by Theresa, and the Paris card was a belated b-day card from Linda.

These are from my Halloween Mailbox...the Cat was from Abbey, and the Spider was done by Isabelle. Too much fun!!!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Fall into Winter

Hello all....I finally feel as if I'm catching up!!! Will surely do so this next week!!! Such a good feeling!!!

Friday was a fun day at work as I set up Christmas trees and decorations....will finish up on Monday and Tuesday along with getting Children Christmas party and Company Dinner gifts all wrapped. At home I'm about done all the gifts that need to be mailed, on to the kids here at home!!!

Thought I would share some more out of my pile of cards here....

These were from last months RMI meeting....I think our swap was all of mine were of that theme....the cupcake one was done by is a slide out pop-up card...too cute, and the Pear card was by Theresa....thanks guys.

These 2 I believe were from last months Stampin' Friends...the projects that we worked on!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Relaxing Wednesday....

Today was my day off, for this week...and while a just love my job....I also love to indulge on days off!!! Slept in late this morning, took my time getting dressed and the house picked up, then went to do a few quick errands, and now, I'm back in my office, splitting between working and playing!!! Thought I'd get a few more things posted before my pile gets too high!!!

This first one was in my mail box...a Birthday card from Nancy....Love the flowers!!!

These 2 were from a swap I did with my Stampin' Friends group....I think at Isabelle's house...we did Thank You's...and not sure who did them...but wonderful fall colors!!! Well, I'm off to work on some future classes, adn to close out a workshop and get some orders in!!! RMI meets tonite, so need to get my "stuff" together for that!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Busy Weekend!~!!!

It was a busy weekend with a Craft Fair, but I got it all done!!! WooHoo!!! Classes for next week are all put together, and I may even get the invitations for work done!!!

Tuesday night is my Technique Tuesday Class, and we will be doing Faux Cracked is the card we will be doing!!!

I'm loving this set...Out West!!! And my ever favorite..."Circle Circus"

Let's take a look in my box of goodies>>>

The top card is from my MailBox...a wonderful Thank You from Jenell...
And the red card with the butterfly was from a swap with RMI, Elaine did this one!!! I think we were using Die Cuts!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

I'm Back!!!!

Boy, it seems like since forever since I posted...I do has been crazy. First there was the show, then I worked a 40 hour week this past week, haven't done that in a I need to learn how to re adjust my time!!!

Today was my day off...and it started out cold and blustery and raw.....but I spent the day with some great people, we went to a Scottish Tea at Montague's, downtown....yummy!!! Then off to Van Briggle pottery for some shopping and a tour. Fun!!!

So now I'm, back home and catching up!!!

I have a stack of cards on my desk waiting to be posted on here....and so I will just start posting...they are in no particular order, no rhyme or reason...and hopefully I can remember what they were from!!!

This first one was one of the projects we did at a workshop last uses the Poppin' Pastels technique. While my group loved the technique, they weren't too crazy about using the darker colors...and I must say I agree with them, so if you try this technique out...use light pastels.

This was a swap that one of my stamp clubs did last was for Thank you cards....and this was my contribution...will post the other swaps later...they are still packed away in my bag....

Speaking of should see my office....I'm still sorting thru the show...and so there are bags and boxes more shows after the one I have this weekend....if you want to go to a good craft fair...there is one at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Security....stop by an say "hi"!!

Well, the snow that has been trying to fall all day, has started...we shall see what this brings...I may be home tomorrow, and if I am, will definatly post!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Class Day

If you weren't missed a great Class...this was one of my Mini Big Shot Classes. We did 3 cards, using different techniques with the Big Shot.

All of the projects were designed back in June....then the new catalog came out and this Die was no longer availabe...but we had the little Petal Envelope I made a matching mini treat holds and M & M. So cute. The class was also recheduled 3 it has sort of evolved!!!!

Here's project #2....I ended up changing the papers on this one...and I love these colors....this is using Alunminum from a soda can in the Big Shot.....Makes some neat things...and there are no sharp edges like you would think!!!

Lastly, we did the Buttervly Die....and I just love this card....He almost lifts off of the page!!!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Is this Kansas???

The wind doth blow.....oh boy, is it windy!!!! I think our trash cans are in Kansas by now!!! All the tomatoes are in...have been giving them away, and will make sauce this weekend.....

There are a few uprooted plants in the gargage with tomatoes ripening....but the garden is now officially done!!!

Today was my day off...catch up day!!! I had my hair done first thing...bad idea...I looked like a mad woman once I hit the door!!! Will be spending this afternoon cutting paper for upcoming events!!! Then RMI this evening...Woo of my sanity savers!!!!

Thought I would share something from my mailbox this past week...

Thanks Sandy, lovely card!!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Kookie Spookie

Just a quick post.....I just finished up these cute spiders for work on Friday!!!! Hope they enjoy them!!!

Still busy trying to wrap up the Stamp Show....but I'm getting there!!!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Coming up for Air!!!

The Stamp Show went very well this past weekend....the facilities at the Larimer County Fairgrounds were fantastic....wish the crowds had been a bit is a long way out there!!! The drive home wasn't fun....there was a big wreck on I decided to cut over to E-470....early to avoid it all...but the exit I took was one of those split ones...then the guy in front of me cut me off, so I missed my exit...and ended up going west instead of Boulder....due to bad directions from a gal at McDonalds in Broomfield....So after much wandering in the dark, I finally found a road I knew...but it took me almost 4 hours to get home.....not fun.

Today was a very productive day. Got the house back to normal, then got some show work done...and then I actually got my swaps for Wednesday night done....

Then I thought I would share the projects that Joyce shared with us last RMI....since we will be meeting Wednesday....

Too much fun!!!!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Birthday Share

I finally feel like I'm getting caught up....thought I would share one is from Naomi....but I don't know who did the 2 more birthday cards I got from gals in the Rocky Mountain Inkslingers group. The Purple one is from Naomi, but not sure who did the Blue one...but love them both!!!

We also have a brand new Grandaughter....will get pictures up later...haven't been able to get them off of my camera yet!!! Her name is Emily, and she was 5 weeks early...but both mother and baby are doing fine!!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I So Sorry....

I am so sorry I haven't been posting...I have been feverishly trying to get things together for the Stamp Show up in Loveland on the 22 and 23rd.....and I have also had some Christmas Invitations that I have been trying to get done for work...once I am thru those, I think my life will get more normal....We already know the dates of the 2 shows for next it won't be so crazy, if I'm careful!!!! Will post the invitations in a day or they are almost done!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Lazy Saturday...

I have so much to do, and am trying not to stress decided...I would do what I could and the rest would just have to wait for another day...with that attitude...I did amazing things.....Started this morning....decided to put a yummy dinner in the Crock Pot...Chicken with all the fixin's...was it yummy!!! And the house smeslled heavenly all day...Oregano and Rosemary...yumm!!! I also decided, while I was making a collosal mess in the Kitchen to make stuffed cabbage for tomorrow...since I will be gone all day...I will just have to have Steven pop it in the oven...toss a salad together...and we're good!!! After that was all done...Steven came in and said he'd clean up the Kitchen...gotta love them!!! So I went off and tackled some laundry, and a little now I don't feel like I've neglected it too much....Next I tackled Bills....the much dreaded chore...and I guess cause the house was smelling so domestic...and I was on a only took a very short time. Next I worked a little on the Booth for the Show up in Denver in 2 I no longer feel so behind in that...and can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel!!! So now I'm getting my swap together for tomorrow....will share it later...And hopefully I can throw a project together....Thought I would show a few Birthday cards from August....I just found a stack from Rocky Mountain Inkslingers....

I think these were made by Kim and Cindy!! Love them!!! Will post more later!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Playing Catch Up Again!!!

I have a box on my computer desk, that I place things I want to post on my Blog....needless to is full!!! And I am way behind!!! These were swaps from our Yearly Celebration at Rocky Mountain Inslingers in August....I am so sorry to not get them on here sooner....It's looking like, with work, I am only going to be posting on here 3-4 times a week....

Our Swap for August was a Tag Theme....

The first 2 were very collagey and done by Cindy and Naomi!!!

Here we have Carol's and Linda's...great job!!!

And here is Theresa's!!!

And lastly, my tag!!! Enjoy!!!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Wonderfully Fall!!!

I just love it when the weather finally turns a little cooler!!! I have so much more energy. Today was a great weekend!!! Yesterday I had a wonderful workshop at Sharon's'....When I get my kits cleaned up, I will show what we made...but the Owl Treat Boxes were a big hit!!! Thanks Kim for the idea!!!

Today was catch up day for all sorts of odds and ends...but I did manage a great phone call to my brother Mike, and then a nap!!!! Topped it of with homemade meatloaf, squash casserole and fresh green beans from the garden....the last of them, for dinner!!! We have tomatoes coming out of our will probably make sauce on Wednesday...along with some baking!!! Yumm!!! Another reason I love this time of year...the smells and tastes are so good!!!!

Thought I'd share one of the Rag Purses I finally got together for me!!!

I just love the red and black colors together. Have material for one more of this size and then I'm gonna make a tote bag size, in yellow and black!!! These little bags are very easy to make, minimal sewing, and they are very quick!!!!...Addicting too!!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Very Productive Day

Hello was my day off...started with a doctors appointment...then went and bought some new work old ones sort of started falling apart....came home and made some Zuchinni Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting...yummm!!! Will have those with dinner, Cheeseburgers, mashed potatoes, and squash (yes, we still have squash,and ALL the tomatoes are about to turn red!!) Then have spent the rest of the day catching up in my I can stamp for fun tonite!!! Life is good!!!

I will be doing a booth at the PaperCraft Fest in Loveland in have been getting things together for that!!! Don't want to wait till alst minute!!!

Here are some more pictures from the Stamp day at Phyllis'. These were some of the projects we did!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Bad Luck/ No Luck??

We have had a rash of car problems this past month...Steven has fixed or had fixed, everyones car at least once...some more then once this past into my car...and it was again deader then a doornail...this, after replacing the battery 2 weeks ago...this time it was the starter....which is being caused by an oil leak that is dripping on shorted out...he fixed the starter, but needs to get the oil leak fixed or it will happen's always something!!! CARS...

I was able to use his truck, and get to work today..and he was able to fix it...and use my car to get to in the end God was watching out for us!!! I worked thru lunch, anticipating leaving early to get him the truck for I was able to leave early, run the few errands I had...and I will have some time to myself later this week...WOOHOO!!!! Thought I would post a few swap cards from Phyllis' a few weekends ago....We did lots of yummy colors!!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Welcome Fall!!!

I am lovin' these cooler days and crisp nights....although didn't like the full moon last kept me awake!!!! Kept thinking someone had left the front lights up to check twice....I guess I need to get some heavier curtains for our room...Nick has black-out ones in his room...he's such a mole!!!

Am so ready for a day work...but love the break too!!!! Busy time of year!!! Worked like crazy all week...Steven was booked solid with inspections....and these were full house inspections...I can only pray that it keeps up!!! So we were like ships passing in the night... about the time I'd be crashing in the Lazy-Boy..he's be coming in...

Thought I'd post what we did Tuesday night for our Technique Class....It was a Faux Torn Look...very easy, and a very nice card!!!

If anyone would like to join us we meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month...cost is only a $2.00 material fee...and we learn a new technique each 12 new ideas a year!!! Let me know!!!