Friday, December 26, 2008


Finally, I've had a few minutes to pick a winner for the "5,oooth Visitor" to my blog. There were eight entries, so scientifically, I had Zach choose a number between 1 and 8. He chose 7, which would've been Kyle's comment #7. I said "NO!" Then he chose #3....Melissa! So, what kind of cards would you like Melissa? I figured you might need some thank you's right now, but I can do whatever you'd like. ;) I have a stamp set for you and I'll make 10 cards of your choice. Let me know!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas from Us to You!

Merry Christmas! From it's beginnings as this, our card turned into what you see here. Too much coloring, but I love how it turned out!

It is soooo cold here. Right now it is 14 degrees (I'm typing this on Monday, though it won't post until Wednesday). Yesterday it was 1. Tomorrow it is supposed to be around 30, so it will be thirty times as warm as it was yesterday. WOW! The wind chill is what is bad. I have no idea how cold that is making it, but I am sitting here shivering.

I hope you all have a nice and peaceful evening and wonderful day tomorrow. We are having the missionaries from our church over for Christmas Eve, so that will be fun. The boys always love having them over! When my brothers served their missions, I was always grateful to the families that took them in for dinners, especially around the different holidays. We want to do something special. Any fun ideas?

Monday, December 22, 2008

A Little Somethin'

Miracles do happen! I stamped last night. Okay, I was forced to because a swap was due, but still. I can't believe how busy I've been lately. It has just been so crazy. I've had this huge list of things to do and none of it has even been MY stuff. I'm finally through with it for the most part, and can start working on my own things. Christmas shopping.....yeah.....that would be a good thing to work on. Hmmmmm.

Anyway, this card uses a new Level 2 Hostess Set that will be featured in the Spring/Summer Catalog that begins on January 18th. The set is called A Little Somethin' and has six cute greetings including the following: Thanks a Bunch, Rock Star, Howdy, A Little Somethin' Somethin', Lovey Dovey & Friend. The Designer Series Paper is called Raspberry Tart and it is WILD. I love it! For this card, I stamped the Baroque "big mama" stamp on the DP with Versamark and embossed it with clear embossing powder. You can kind of see it on the scan, but of course it looks better in person.

Gotta go get busy doing "a little somethin' "!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


5,000 visitors........WOW! Leave a comment to this post and be entered in a drawing for cards and a stamp set!

Nursing Home Cards

About every other month I go to a local nursing home and stamp with the residents there. Sometimes they do the stamping, but lately, it seems that they like to watch me stamp. Last week, I made lots of Christmas cards. This is one version I came up with for one of the men. I just take vanilla and white paper, so I dressed this one up a bit. I take scraps of ribbon that I have left over from classes or other projects. They think ribbon on their cards is the neatest thing EVER. If you ever need an ego boost, go and stamp with some elderly people. ;) They think everything you do is magical!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Richard's Projects

The reason Richard built this last winter......

was so he could have a place to work on disasterous things such as this.......

and turn them into lovely --- um, I mean rugged, tough things like this!
It took him several months, but he had a great time working on this and now has a nice truck when he needs it. He even sold his other one a couple of days ago, so he must have some confidence in it. ;)

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Customers ~ newsletter will be coming....

Stampin' Up! Customers: the December Email Newsletter will be coming, but I decided to wait until after December 10th, because that is when the Retiring List for the Fall/Winter Catalog will be released. I'll be able to include that, rather than sending a second message. Thanks for your patience. Hope your Christmas plans are going smoothly. My cards are soooo stinkin' cute (but too much work this year!) and I'll post them as soon as they are finished and in the mail! ;)

FYI: the last day to order for Christmas delivery with Stampin' Up! is December 16th. Gift Certificates are always available!