Thursday, October 30, 2008

Blessed beyond measure

This is just a VERY simple card
but for me, right now, simple is where I NEED to be. I've not stamped in SO long I think I just overwhelm myself then I'm not happy with what I've come up with and then I'm discouraged.... :)
So, simple it will be for a while. :)
No real 'reason' for this one....
just to do it.
Even though I DO have at least 3 cards that I can think of, right off the top of my head, that I NEED to make...

paper- making memories, CTMH and SU!
Ink- Staz On Timber Brown
Ribbon-American Crafts
Diamond Stickles-Ranger **EVERY time I use my stickles I ALWAYS think of YOU Aura!!! Aura 'introduced' me to stickles. I'll always remember that day--you, me and Kris creating at your house!! :) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. I LOVE my stickles!!!
I SURE hope to see you at Korie's baby shower!!!
Misc- Nestabilities Oval, Fiskars (purple handed) hand punch

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A few 'somethings' to share.....

I've been TRYING to 'create' today. I think I've lost my 'mojo'!!! *sniff*
I go back to work tomorrow night and I think it has something to do with that. I'm 'kinda' weird like that. Sometimes when I KNOW I have limited time, I just can't make things happen like I'd like. Oh well..........
This is what I've got (for now):
This is just a little something for Samuel's teacher. They're having a Harvest Party on Friday. Of course I'm working Thur-Sat and it's on my right in between night so chances are I won't wake up for it. We'll see....maybe I'll just surprise him (Sammo) AND myself, set the alarm and go in for a bit. I KNOW he'd love it. Honestly, I think THE WORST thing about working is missing all the school things for the kids. It's nothing big just a jar from Walmart filled with one of his teachers 'favorite' candies....DARK CHOCOLATE!!! A woman after my OWN heart!! :) Of course I HAD to get Dove....silky goodness!! Mmmmmm.
**EDIT** I didn't like that ribbon on the rim so I decided to take it off, it was only adhered with glue dots, and I put new ribbon just below the rim but on the glass. It looks MUCH better, IMO.

This is a card I made up for my friend Korie. Her birthday is on Halloween. Anyone who knows me well knows that Halloween isn't one of my favorite holidays. It just never has I don't have many Halloween stamps. I found a few at TCW (The Craft Warehouse) last time we were in Wenatchee...just the $1 Studio G type. These are from one of the sets I picked up. I TRIED to work with the latest Created by Courtney Challenge but it just wasn't working for me. Who knows, I may just scrap this one and start anew......
**EDIT** I just put some red stickles on the witches hat. I *think*, hope really, it will improve it a little....still feels like it needs something in that right hand corner...
Samuel just got home from school and I told him we'd make cookies this afternoon when he got home, so I'm going to see what he's feeling up to. I might be back...................I might not.
Enjoy the rest of your day!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MORE Blog Candy!!

Crissy over at Crissy's Creative Spot is offering up some BLOG CANDY!!! Click on over to enter!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Peggy's Comment Contest

Peggy at Color de Jour has a 'Comment Contest' going on!!
Click on over to her blog and check it out!!
If you **WIN** she'll make you something out of some beautiful fabric she recently got!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Happy Birthday to Pam!!

A few of the girls from work had a Birthday dinner for one of our friends/coworker, Pam. It was her 50th Birthday!!! I'd gone in to work the night before to celebrate there as well and had brought her a bucket full of fall flowers, purples and yellows---it really IS pretty!!! I knew I wanted to bring a little something the next night as well and came across the idea for this coronet on Lorie's blog, live, love, laugh, create.
I LOVED it when I saw it on Lorie's blog and thought WHAT A GREAT idea!! It was pretty simple to 'whip up' all I had to do was go into town to get some flowers.....
I didn't have time to make up a front panel for mine....('Welcome' or I was going to do 'Happy Harvest') mine is a little more plain but I liked it just the same....... I LOVE the flowers. They REALLY do look better IRL. I didn't get a chance to take a picture of it upright...all I got was this one while it was on the table.
I have a few more made up awaiting flowers......I'm PLANNING on running to WalMart after church today. I HOPE they still have these flowers.......I'll post what I come up with.
And here's the Birthday girl herself with her Chocolate Torte cake made by Katrina.
Happy Birthday Pam!!!!
**I apologize for the not so great pics. I had the hood on my camera (dingaling) so they are a bit shadowed. **

Saturday, October 11, 2008

I just HAD to share......

How can you help but laugh!?!
I was going through some pictures for another blog I'm working on.....a family blog....and came across THIS picture of Samuel from last year.
THIS is SO Sammo!! This kid just MAKES my heart happy!
What a goof ball!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

This morning

The fog was already rolling in when the sun came up this morning. There's just something about fog over the water that I just LOVE. So OF COURSE I HAD to snap a few pictures.
This is what I got:
This was the first one.
I just think it's SUPER cool looking.
This next one is of the island in front of, or back of our house--my dad says it's the back because our 'front' door is on the other side. Whatever. It's the East side.
It was kind of weird really....I'd looked outside, noticed the fog and thought I NEED to get my camera out of the car. I tend to leave my camera in the car because it NEVER fails, if I DON'T have it, I WANT it for SOMETHING-so now I just leave it in there. It was a chilly night last night and I haven't started parking my car in the garage yet, so I KNEW I was going to have to let my camera sit for a few minutes before I could take any pictures. The next thing I knew the fog was almost GONE! UGH! I thought. It just figures right?! Well, about 10 minutes later I looked back outside and low and behold there was even MORE fog than there was the first time I looked out. Hmmm.
The same but different......
more sky....more trees.
This is looking to the East and more South....
Well, I have a few cards to make up. So, if I'm going to get any of them done I guess I'd better get to it.
Have a GREAT week!!