Archive for July, 2007

My Special Man!

Dsc06042While I was back  home, I thought about my husband a LOT!  I knew he was working hard on his missions trip!

This sketch is one of Beate’s.  If you don’t know who I am talking about you can visit her blog here!  She is one of my main sources of inspiration.  She is so talented in all areas of stamping and scrapbooking!

Supplies Used:
    Stamps:  Priceless, So Many Sayings (hostess)
    Paper:  Wild Wasabi, White, Black, POP                 Amethyst
    Ink: Pretty In Pink, Black, Almost Amethyst
    Accessories: SU Scalloped Punch, SU Corner         Rounder, SU 1-3/8" Circle PUnch, Brads,                 Dimensionals

Until Next Time…Happy Creating!!
(and hug your hubby today!)


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School, Already??

It’s hard to believe that my kids will be back in school as of Aug 16th.  That just seems so early.  Of course the first couple weeks after school got done, I thought I was going to pull my hair out!!  After that first couple of weeks, I can’t remember anything!!  The time has gone so fast.  It has helped that we have spent some time in Iowa this summer visiting family and friends.

I was just thinking about how long it’s been since I’ve posted a tutorial or something like that.  I haven’t forgotten about my list, it’s just been too hard with the kids home.  Hopefully once school starts back up, I will have more time to get back to the tutorials.

Since I’ve been drooling over Nichole’s craft space, I keep trying to figure out how to make mine even better.  Everything takes so much $$!!  I would like to make my space a little more user friendly.  I love the cabinets that I have, but there is still so much to find a place for!!

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Card For Dad!

Dsc06041I hadn’t used this set for a long time.  The reason I bought it was because my dad is a farmer!  Sometimes I purchase things just for sentimental reasons!  I know that doesn’t always make for good financial sense, but it makes me think of my Dad!  I’m going to send this to my dad, now that I have it posted.  He has been working some LONG hours lately!
This is a retired set from Stampin Up! called On The Farm.  I used my SU 3/4" and 1" circle punches for the animals.

Until Next Time….Happy Creating!!!

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Pretty In Pink!


Here is one of the cards I made while I was back home.  I used my SU!  Doodle This set and my Sassy Stems.  I outlined the flowers and filled the centers with Stickles.
The background was embossed with my Cuttlebug and so was the small flower down in the corner.  I then punched the flower out with my 1-3/8" Circle punch and layered it with my SU scalloped punch.  I cut my oval layers with my Creative Memories Oval Cutting System.

Colors:  Regal Rose, Rose Red, Celery, Barely Banana

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One of the blogs I subscribe to is {capture the moment} by Nichole Heady!  She is also connected to PaperTrey Ink!!! 🙂  She has her new studio finished and it is to die for!  I just had to share it with you.  Nichole’s Craft Studio

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Well, I survived my trip back home!  It was a crazy week!!  I really thought this one would be a little more relaxing than the last trip, but that wasn’t the case.  This could really turn into a long story, but I’ll TRY keep it brief!!  The kids went VBS while we were there, so I THOUGHT I would have every morning to myself, since my mom still had to work. Dsc059371

Here are a few pics from VBS.  The theme was Rescue Zone- Saved by God’s Power!  They had several Emergency Vehicles at the church throughout the week.  The Hospital helicopter even came one day.  My daughter was so excited, because she got to sit in it!


In this picture, my son is in the red shirt with the "sea" sign.

Each of my kids got special reading parts in the program.  They were very excited.  Also, the kids earn points throughout the week for attendance, bringing their bible, offering, saying their memory verses, bringing a friend,etc.  Well, we were guests of the cousins so my kids didn’t earn extra points for that, but both of them had the highest points of their class and they each got a VBS theme T-shirt!  They (and I) were SO excited!  They did a great job!

After the program, the church puts on a carnival in the back parking lot.  There were several games to play, plus food and balloons.Dsc059631

This is one of the Associate Pastors.  He was having fun sporting a suit that was too small and had bare feet!  I think he planned all the layers to help keep him warm!!


The next 2 pics are of my kids trying to launch water balloons! It was an awesome setup!  One of the church members parked his business trailer out in the back of the parking lot and the kids got to launch water balloons at it!


This is my husband’s twin brother!  He is a policeman back home and he got to bring the Police Motorcycle to the carnival for the kids and parents to see.

Well, my parents have been extremely busy working on my sister’s house so my mom didn’t have much time to work on the family reunion stuff that needed to be done by Saturday.  We played Family Feud and we also had to put together an address/email book that included all the relatives.  Of course we decided to stamp the covers (a little bit). 


Here are the address/email books that we put together.  I didn’t finish coloring them in.

I used the SU! Neighborhood Jumbo Wheel and the Loads of Love and Loads of Love Accessories sets.

I didn’t sleep well all week so I was also extremely tired.  Needless to say, I only stamped 1 morning out of the whole week.  I always stamp with my SIL while I’m there and we didn’t even stamp!! I will try to upload some of my finished products later.

We managed to go to the pool a couple of times just to decompress!!  That was nice!  The family reunion was really nice and everyone seemed to have a great time.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect!  I think it was in the upper 70’s with a wonderful breeze.

My husband was gone all last week on a Mission’s Trip with our church so he was in Bemidji, Minnesota.  Since he was one of the drivers, I didn’t think we would see him until we got home on Sunday night.  He called Thursday night and asked if we could meet him along the interstate on Friday afternoon.  He decided to send the truck on home with the guys that were riding with him and stay with us those last couple days.  That was really nice for all of us!

That was my week!  I hope yours was great too!  It’s good to be home! 🙂  So much for keeping this brief!!

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SU’s Designer Paper colors that coordinate with SU’s Card Stock Colors

Coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors:

Brocade Backgrounds: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, River Rock

Cerise: Real Red, Very Vanilla

Charbon: Basic Gray, Very Vanilla

Creepy Crawly: Basic Black, More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie, Really Rust

Cutie Pie: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, So Saffron

Darling Doodles: Brocade Blue, Groovy Guava, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi

Dashing: Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock, Very Vanilla

Fall Flowers: Old Olive, Really Rust, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky

Flowers for You: Certainly Celery, Lovely Lilac, Regal Rose, Tempting Turquoise

LeJardin: River Rock, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Very Vanilla

Linen Prints: Apricot Appeal, Cameo Coral, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, Pink Passion

Notations No. 2: More Mustard, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi

Outlaw: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Petals & Paisleys: Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Rose Red, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink,

So Saffron, Taken with Teal

Prints: Monochromatic papers available in Almost Amethyst, Always Artichoke,

Blue Bayou, Brilliant Blue, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa, Groovy Guava,

Lovely Lilac, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, River Rock, Rose Red,

So Saffron, Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise

Porcelain Prints: Blue Bayou, River Rock, Wild Wasabi

Uptown: Almost Amethyst, Basic Gray, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi

Wintergreen: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Sage Shadow, Soft Sky

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