Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

I just wanted to say a quick Merry Christmas to everyone. I hope you all had a great day. We definately did. It was really great having Amy here to spend Christmas with us, the kids were so happy to have another person to show their new toys to and play with.

We are almost all packed up and ready to leave in the morning the rest of the week with our familys. Hopefully the weather is good tomorrow. I do of course wish we had had a little snow for Christmas but hope it holds off till around supper time tomorrow.

I also wanted to thank Sandra for the surprise I found when we went to do the last 2 blankets. Hopefully we can get to Micheals in our travels :)
Oh and Joe liked his blanket we made at Donna's and was surprised. And I got some goodies from CompuPro and a gift certificate for there as well so I will get to do some shopping when we get back!

Ok we are off to bed to get some sleep before the long drive tomorrow. Have a great holiday everyone.

Thursday, December 21, 2006


For not posting sooner but you know all of the excuses -it's that time of year.

It was a nugget box. You can find the patterns if you do a search on Split Coast in the forums section for nugget boxes. Darla was the fist one to guess a box so she was the closest. I have her address and will be putting a card in the mail asap.

The base of the box is mellow moss and the paper is from last years mini cataloge, I can't remember the name of it. The make merry if from tags and more and we used markers to color in the stamp.

I am almost done my shopping, I am going out this afternoon to try to finish and we are getting together tonight with some of the stampers for a little get together and to make some blankets. Believe it or not I actually have 3 of mine done. I am going to try to pick up the fleece today to surprise hubby with one that I will do tonight.

I'll try to post some pics of the blankets we do tonight. Gotta go make lunch.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

This is one of the projects we are doing on Saturday, but I am not going to tell you what it is :(

After Saturday I will post another picture for those of you that aren't able to come so you can see what it is.

I really do like to keep you all in suspense. I am the one who doesn't want to give any ideas for me for Christmas because I want it to be a surprise. I did do a wish list at CompuPro but I will be happy with whatever I get from there :) I love playing with new stuff (hint, hint Nicole).

Speaking of Christmas presents- I have been trying to not look at the "spoilers" on SCS to see what the gift from Shelli is for demonstrators. I have to say though that I am really tempted to see what they are saying about the gift. I am assuming it is a stamp set but I have no idea what it is.

Anyway, you can guess what you think is in the picture above and post it here if you want but I won't say if you are right or not :)

Hmm, maybe the first person to get it right will get an RAK (random act of kindness - a card) from me. You can post a comment here (sorry Mom-you can't play this one) and Sunday I will post a picture showing what it is and who won. Any guesses?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Just checking

I just tried to post a comment to Mom's blog and it wouldn't work. I was hoping I hadn't forgotten my password since it has been so long since I posted here! I guess it must just be a problem with her comments right now 'cause I didn't have any problems here.

I don't have anything to share right now. I am working on projects for Saturday. Well actually I just started last night, I have been sick for the last week and a half. I finally gave in and went to the hospital on Sunday and now have antibiotics so hopefully they will start kicking in soon. It figures I had a few days that I could have been stamping for fun and I didn't feel like it. Oh well, at least it will be over with before Christmas.

I am hoping to get some stamping in this afternoon so maybe tomorrow I will have something to show you. Maybe even a sneek peek for Saturday.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Look at what I did!

Ok, it might not be too impressive to some or most of you but I have to say that I am pretty happy with this.

This is the pattern I drew on the back of the patterened papers for the class. Don't mind my names for all of them, if you look at the picture of all of the cards hopefully you can figure out which piece goes with which card. If not let me know and I will explain it better. If you click on the diagram it should come up bigger. The measurements aren't to any scale I just used "paint" on my computer and eyeballed it.

When I was figuring out my pattern I used grid paper and marked off 12 squares by 12 squares and then figured out my main pieces I wanted to get out of the paper (for me it was the tote and the tin) and then worked around those to create the other pieces for the cards.

I hope this helps some of you out and maybe will inspire some to make their own one sheet wonders.


These are the cards and tin we did in the One Sheet Wonder classes on Saturday. We also did a tote and a bookmark. All in 2 hours!
It was lots of fun and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Hopefully it wasn't too stressful for anyone :)

I had a few people ask for the template for the OSW so I am going to attempt to figure out how to make one on my computer. If that doesn't work I will draw a picture (if I have to resort to that please excuse my drawing - it is pretty much as bad as my computer skills, no it is worse for sure!) and take a picture of it. Wish me luck.

This Thursday is the last one of this year so we will be doing Christmas cards and then on the 16th of Dec we get together and I will have 3 projects for everyone to do and I will bring my stamps and inks and everyone can finish up any last minute projects/cards or maybe be inspired and do some new ones. I can't wait, maybe I will even get some time to play.