Wednesday, September 27, 2006

More card ideas!

These both use the Stamp of Authenticity set. The brown card is layered with some of the new cardstock colors: true thyme, cranberry crisp, and buckaroo blue and is lifted right from page 5 of the current Stampin' Up! Idea Book. The real red, certainly celery, and buckaroo blue card is my own design.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

and more cards!

I've neglected my card making so long that I've gone crazy with it the last few days! I've finally made some cards using a few of the new things form the 2006-2007 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog. The "Thanks" card uses a new OnBoard Accents chipboard flower covered with new Marigold Morning cardstock, the new Riveting hostess stamp set, and some of the new Ribbon Originals. The "Welcome Little One" card uses the Riveting stamp set again along with one of the papers from the Holiday Thyme *Christmas* paper collection from the Holiday Mini Catalog. "Wishing You the Best " combines the Riveting stamp set with the new It's Snow Time set watercolored and mountd on red and layered on a card in the new Cool Caribbean cardstock (my fave new color combo!) "Warmed by Friendship" again uses the new It's Snow Time set with the real red and cool caribbean combo.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

I'm a card makin' fool!

Bad weather and car trouble kept me home all weekend so I passed the time in my studio making a gazillion (okay, 21 to be exact) cards.

Rainy Days

Nasty weather including a tornado in the area around dinner time kept me home yesterday. I spent most of the day making cards. I made a series of Halloween cards for a DT assignment that I will mail out next month to some children I know (you'll have to wait 'til the ScrapLovers DT reveal on 10/20 to see them) then made a set of Christmas cards with some adorable Heidi Grace papers I found at the LSS (check the ScrapLovers Sweethearts reveal for 9/20 to see more Heidi Grace). Do you make and send cards? How do you spend a rainy Saturday?

Friday, September 15, 2006

Puca Project

I just found out about it this morning but I will definitely be participating!
Get the detail here:

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sneek Peek

Here's a peek at tomorrow's Sizzlin' Summer Stamping Challenge for Check the Special Challenges forum for instructions for this and other stamping techniques to incorporate into your scrapbook pages.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Remembering 9/11

I won't be attending any public ceremonies today. I think I might finally be able to scrap my memories of that day. I haven't done it before because it was just too painful but today I feel like getting it out on paper might help. Now I understand my grandparents' generation talking about the attack on Pearl Harbor or my parents' generation asking "Were were you when you found out JFK had been shot?" For this generation the question is "Where were you and what were you doing on 9/11/01?" I know that I WILL NEVER FORGET.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Cyber Croppin'

Drop by on Saturday, Sept. 9, for the monthly cybercrop. There will be a project posted each hour from noon to 10:00pm eastern plus fun and games all day! I will be starting off at noon with a "one-sheet-wonder" card class. Please join in. :)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Weekend in Review: Saturday

Saturday morning we were up early to load the car, don our garb, and make the two hour drive to Holly. The first thing we did upon arrival was to purchase a bodice for Kacie that was made of embroidered sari fabric then we found a purple feather headband to go with it. Then we were off to Ladyfair's booth to meet up with forum friends and have pictures taken. We spent a couple of hours wandering the shops were Tom finally found a belt that he liked. We went to the Queen's Tea at 4:00 were Tom and I participated in both the musical men game and the wooing contest. (I'm waiting for my ren forum friends to post their photos.) After tea we went to Ample & Trite's show were Tom was pulled on stage to play the part of "Beulah". We capped off the day with the pub sing at the Guiness Pub were many of the musicians from around the shire gathered together to perform for the queen and us "good gentles" then joined in as the queen and her court paraded to the gate for the farewell song. After the full day at faire Tom and Kacie were both sawing logs by 9:30 and I went to bed by 10:00!

Weekend in Review: Sunday

Sunday we took it easy with a short day of watching the entertainment including Owain Phyfe's Irish music, the joust, and the Pirate Shantyman & The Bonnie Lass. ***ALERT-READ NO FURTHER IF YOU HAVE A WEEK STOMACH!*** Okay, this was extrememly gross when it happened but hilarious in retrospect! Remember my beautiful flintlock pistol from my previous post? Well, it got baptized at "Our Lady of the Blue Waters". I was using the port-o-privy when the pistol slipped from my sash and into the blue waters. The image of the split second that it was suspended on the surface before slipping under will be etched in my mind forever! I flipped out! There was no way I was reaching in after it but I wasn't about to wave goodbye to my $50 purchase either. I decided that I would leave my phone number with security and ask that the persons responsible for cleaning the privies retrieve my pistol for me. While I was trying to find someone from the staff my husband found a stick, fished out my pistol, and washed it off. So I tucked it back into my sash, washed my hands with an alcohol wipe, did not touch the pistol the rest of the day, then scrubbed the heck out of it with scalding hot water and antibacterial soap when we returned to the hotel.

Weekend in Review: Monday AM

Monday morning we packed up, checked out of the hotel, and arrived at Hollygrove around 11:00. First thing on the agenda was getting Kacie's face painted. Then we gathered with friends from the Renaissance Festival Forums to be formally presented to the queen and take photos. (I'll have to wait for someone to share the photos with the queen since I didn't get any with my camera.)

Weekend in Review: Monday PM

Monday afternoon we watched the human combat chess match, wandered the shire and took more photos with forum friends, and took in a few shows including the Washing Well Wenches before calling it a day around 4:00 and heading home.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Faire Photos

Kacie enjoyed the Michigan Renaissance Festival but it wore her out! I'll give a full report Tuesday after I get home.

Friday, September 01, 2006

New Toys!

Mackey at ScrapLovers is challenging us to take a photo a day for the month of September. For today I just had to take photos of my pretty new toys for the High Seas Adventure weekend at Michigan RenFest! Those of you who no me will probably find it hilarious that I am all excited over my replica flintlock pistol since I am soooo anti- gun. :D but it is a non-firing replica and it's just so purty! UPS just delivered the powder flask to go with it, too.

Blog Challenge #2

Challenge #2 is to upload your "mug shot". I read that and thought "Gee, I already have my mug on my blog. I used my avatar. Oh! Not that kind of mug?!" So here is my favorite coffee mug. I've had this one for a couple of years and use it every morning. I get up in the morning a drink two mugs full of coffee will I catch up on my favorite web sites. I love my insulated mug because it keeps my coffee hot, it actually fits the cup holder in my car, the handle is comfortable in my hand, and (best of all) it is my favorite color blue! :D (btw- challenge #1 was to create a blog if you didn't already have one.)