Thursday, June 26, 2008

Ah, to be home

Its so great to be home! I love going on vacation, but I also love the feeling of being home and able to sleep in one's own bed. I've actually been back a few days but have been recovering from the vacation. Did I mention I stepped through a small snow hole that was hiding a rock? Well, lets just say I'm still swollen and hobbling around(nice 8 inch bruise and scrape), and to add insult to injury my other leg has a huge bruise around my ankle/foot from playing catcher at a baseball game the next day barefoot. I'm just that talented. So I've been propped up letting everything heal. So here is a card that was supposed to be shown last week (yes, its another case from something I saw), but I had in reserve for times like this. : ) I don't have the deets, but will put them on when I can hobble upstairs again.
Card deets: Cardstock-wild wasabi, chocolate chip, barely banana, whisper white. Ink-creamy caramel, basic black, image colored with copics. Stamp- cheesecloth bg, . Accessories- ribbon, brad.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Oh, deer!

We have had deer walking past our windows for the past few days. The deer are fearless around here. There was a cute little fawn last night with its mother, the baby hadn't even losts its spots yet. Later on was another doe with a young buck. This morning a few more were walking past and one is bedded down right now to the left of the window. Card deets: Cardstock-blush blossom, sahara sand, whisper white, SU dp. Ink- basic black. Stamp-Sidekick sayings. Accessories- paper piercer, ribbon, hodgepodge hardware. eyelets, blue crystal (center of flower), punch, chalks.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Volcanic fun

This is the view from the top of a cindercone looking toward Mt. Bachelor. It was so windy up there! But we had a blast walking around it. Next we went to the Obsidian flow fields. The trail went through snow a few times and I found out first hand that not all snow is packed down well, some just covers lightly over an empty spot. I have a wonderful bruise/scrapped leg about the size of a baseball. The hike was breathtaking though!!
The rocks in the foreground are pumice, brown and black obsidian. We also visited a couple lakes at around 6400 ft above sea level. One had a waterfall that we hiked to see.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

What's in a case?

Oh, the weather here is gorgious! Not too hot, not too cold. There is so much to do and we are so wiped out from the drive down here. Anywho, short and sweet. This is another great case from a card I saw. Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Card deets: Cardstock-sky blue, night of navy, white. Ink- sky blue, night of navy. Stamps- this last years sale-a-bration... Accessories- ribbon, stickles, CM star punch.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Calm, serenity

Well what a day we had at the airport. The good news..we made it to the west coast, the bad news, wrong place on the west coast. But everything worked out in the end. The weather couldn't be better! If only I could bring some of it home with me. sigh Anywho, this is a case of a card that I received from a stamping friend. Card deets: Cardstock-tempting turquoise, basic black, whisper white. Ink-tempting turqoise, basic black, green galore (?). Stamps- Polka dots and Paisley. Accessories- silver hardware, corner ticket punch.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Monday morning blur

Hopefully when this posts (if I did it right) I'll be so many thousands of feet up in the air heading to cooler temps and loads of family. (pod?gaggle?gang...ah, got it...tribe!) I was in a bit of a rush to take the pics in between getting everyone packed. This is one of my favorite things in the world! Coffee! I wish there was some way I just could be hooked up to an iv line in the morning to coffee. lol I tried out one of those tri-fold cards a while back. Couldn't find the magnetic snaps in my area of stamping siberia, so used velcro. I paperpieced the dress of the lady from the same dp as the main card, just a smaller print. Card deets: Cardstock- chocolate chip, close to cocoa, white, SU dp. Ink -chocolate chip. Stamps- Hot Stuff (MFT) Accessories- paper piercer, scalloped punch, diamond square brads, colored pencils.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Come Sail Away

I'm hopelessly addicted to seascapes. I so need to weed out some and give them to new homes. But I don't see that happening in the forseeable future. Number one priority is getting everything ready for a mass migration to the west coast next week for a family reunion. I've been scoping the weather out there and I must say I am looking forwarded to the cooler temps!! Card deets: Cardstock- blue bayou, sky blue, whisper white, some random scrapbooking paper that I found. Stamps- Calm Seas (retired SU). Ink- pallete black noir, image colored with copics. Accessories- ribbon, ribbon punch, dewdrops, photo corners punch.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

An oldie, but a goodie

Yup reruns...the most memoriable thing about growing up was that summer was reruns.. no new shows until fall. Some have stood the test of time (M*A*S*H) others you have totally forgotten about. Anywho, this is a rerun of sorts. Same card layout from a previous post, just different colors and an added ribbon.
Card deets: Cardstock- Wild wasabi, sahar sand, whisper white, SU dp. Stamps-embrace life. Ink- palette black, craft white, image colored with copics and stickles. Accessories- window punch, paper piercer, brads, scallop punch, CM cutting system, lemon tart twill (PTI).

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Orange you glad

I'm not a bright color person. I like neutrals, earth tones, but I was in the mood to use up this chatterbox room paper. This particular card went out as a get well to my mom. She has been under the weather for a while now, and will be on the road to recovery for several weeks.
Card deets: Cardstock-Only Orange, Whisper white, chatterbox room dp. Stamps- Embrace Life. Ink- Basic black, image colored with copics and stickles added. Accessories- ribbon, pearls, corner punch, square punch.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


In less than 24 hours my house is about to be turned upside down again. Our eldest daughter is coming home to stay for a bit. This is something that we have hoped and prayed for. The upside down part is... I lose my craft room. When I first started stamping I could fit everything in a shoe box. Then a craft tote, then my wonderful dh got me a stamping cabinet for Christmas and all my stamps fit in it. Now...I have to figure out how to get everything into a 4 ft section of the living room (I can't pack 'em away and live with out them...hello!) I'm putting all my scrapbooking stuff in my bedroom, since I don't usually scrap unless I'm at a retreat or crop. And all the stuff that has been dumped in the craft room for storage has to find a place to live. (its so funny when the kids clean up the all ends up in my craft room and I slowly redistribute it to the right persons room, who promptly takes it back downstairs, and is then told to clean it up; and back up to the craft room it goes....vicious cycle! I'm seriously beginning to think the book "If you give a Mouse a cookie" is a loosely based autobiography of our household) Card deets: Cardstock- White (PTI), Basic black,Grey, Daisy D's dp. Ink-palette black, image colored with copics, copic glitter. Stamps-Very Punny. Accessories-paper piercer, white gel pen, ribbon, eyelets, corner punch, dew drops.

Monday, June 9, 2008

May the blur be with you

Ok, after a long virus scan, rebooting and cursing the computers ancestry, we got the main computer up and running. So I'm starting with the blurriest picture first. Another victim of the kids. Did you ever notice that things are used up in proportion to amount of teenage girls in the house? I have a wonderful digital camera that is usually guarded carefully against such incursions from said teenagers, but alas in my dwindling years I forgot to put it away and they, in their youth, drained my batteries. When I downloaded it this morning I found that my normally sane teenagers had taken a boatload of funny faced pictures of themselves. That answers my question of why they were laughing hysterically in their room the other night after we had gone to bed. Silliness begets silliness. So this was the last picture I got out of my camera before it gave up the ghost. Well, battery ghost, they are currently getting their charge put back in and I am looking for a better hiding place for the camera. We went to see Kung Fu Panda. It was a cute, funny movie. A whole pod of teenagers went. Gaggle? Herd? I wonder what the appropriate designation for that would be, anywho, a large group of girls and boy and pimples went and laughed their heads off, and then as the credits were rolling the boys jumped up and started doing shadow figures on the screen. We laughed even harder as they did a improptu 2 minutes dialogue.

Card deets: Cardstock-sky blue, groovy guava, whisper white. Ink-sky blue, groovy guava. Stamps- Butterfly kisses (PTI) Accessories- ribbon, bling, scallop oval punch, CCS for oval.

Web blues

I uploaded my pictures this morning on the main computer in preparation of uploading to my blog. Guess won't connect to the internet. We've had problems getting virus's into it due to the kids surfing. I need to load my camera's software on my laptop, but guess what...I can't find it. So bear with me, I'll try to get everything working again by this afternoon after the movie. It's date day youngest has a 'boyfriend' and his mother and sisters and us go to a movie or some event every couple of weeks.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


OMG! Did you see the playoff game last night? Triple overtime and the Penguins pulled off a win!! I almost hyperventilated! We are a family of just a bit crazed hockey fans. Our team didn't make it to the playoffs, so we picked our next favorites as the playoffs went into full swing. I wouldn't say a house divided type thing, but my dh is sure trying my patience rooting for the Red Wings. Ok, back to our normally scheduled stamping. (I need to find some penguin stamps and stamp a few cards Card deets: Cardstock-wild wasabi, green galore, whisper white, su dp. Stamps- Embrace Life (SU) Papertrey (1st set). Ink- Wild wasabi, basic black, image colored with copics and stickled. Accessories- ribbon, brad, window punch, nestibilities, stickles, paper piercer

Monday, June 2, 2008


Chocolate. You can never have too much. What can I say? I made a few of these chocolate holders this weekend. They are so simple to make and fun to give. Busy weekend. Middle child went to Six Flags, youngest had her bff's spending the night each night. I can't believe that we are in June already. Half the year gone! Anywho grab a piece of 8x 11 paper, cut length wise 3 3/4ths inch twice and make two of these great holders. Score 3 3/4ths for first and a bit less the other way for second score.

Card deets: Cardstock- Chocolate chip, Berry Sorbet (PTI) PTI designer paper, white. Ink- Green Galore, Chocolate chip, Berry Sorbet. Stamps- Oh, So Sweet (SU), It's a Celebration (PTI) Accessories- chocolate chip ribbon, foam dots