Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Same but different

This card is the same layout as the last one but I changed the stamp set and color combination. The inspiration for this came from a notebook Beate posted on her blog a while back. I loved the color combination (who doesn't love brownand pink? LOL) so I had to do a card with it.

I'm not sure if you can see it but I used the glitter pen to add a little sparkle to the flowers. It really makes them "pop" in real life.

We had a great weekend with Mom and Dad. Emma was attached to Dad's side from the moment they arrived and she didn't let Tommy out of her site for long. They brought Ian and Emma a Mickey and Minnie and they have been carrying them everywhere with them. I had stamp camp Saturday so they went to see Ian skate in the morning and then Mom and Emma stopped in at the end of stamp camp for a visit.

We, of course, had to make a trip up to the farm so Grammie and Grampie could see Tehwana. The only problem is that we all smelled like "poop cow" (that is what Emma calls it) when we got back.

They left yesterday morning and Emma was trying to convince us that Tommy wanted to stay here. I don't think he really wanted to make that long trip but I'm sure he was happy to have a break from Emma and her picking at him :)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Something I forgot to tell you

I am waiting for Ian to fall asleep before I go up to stamp (my stamping area is right outside his room) so I thought I would share a quick story from a while back.

Before I do that I will mention the card. It is one we did in class from a while ago. I can't remember when but I'm pretty sure I haven't shared it here.

The flowers on the top are stamped in Ruby Red ink on Ruby Red cardstock and then I took a glitter pen and added glitter to the dots. The second picture shows the sparkle a little better.

Now for the story. Before Christmas Joe was doing some body work on the neighbor's car and he had painted it. He had taped off the area he didn't want to paint and when he went back to remove it the there was some adhesive that wouldn't come off. He asked if I had anything to take it off and we talked about Goo Gone but we were afraid it might take off the paint. Then I said what about my adhesive remover (from Stampin' Up!)? He took it out and he said it came off perfectly! I luckily had a couple for classes anyway so he can keep that one in the garage. I guess my stamping stuff isn't just for crafts is it? Hehehe.

Mom and Dad are coming for a few days tomorrow and I have stamp camp on Saturday so you probably won't see any posts from me until after that because I am still not ready for stamp camp :)

I think I have 2 more projects to figure out then I will be cutting everything out. Some day I will be able to have them done far in advance........

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I am actually writing this Wednesday night (are you shocked I am so organized? LOL!) while listening to the water dripping from the light fixture in the sun porch. I was a little freaked out but Joe has been on the roof numerous times (which was also freaking me out because of the ice up there) and he cleared off the roof. It seems to be slowing down and Dad assures me the water in the light isn't a fire hazard.

Anyway, I am crossing my fingers that by Valentine's Day this will be all over :)

This is the card I made this evening for Ian's teacher. He picked out the paper (with just a little help) and I pretty much did the rest. He did write in it an it was so cute but I forgot to take a picture before I sealed the envelope.

I am loving the new rub-ons! I used them a while ago on a scrapbook layout I did and on something I can't share for stamp camp (sorry). On this card I wanted a heart but I didn't really order any Valentine's sets this year and I couldn't find a heart I liked with the paper so I went into my rub-ons and found this in the Sale-a-bration pack. It fit perfectly in the scalloped punch and was a quick and easy way to put a heart on the card.

Today is also Mom and Dad's anniversary so I want to shout out to them "Happy Anniversary" since I didn't get a card in the mail (big shocker there.........hehehe). They are supposed to be coming next week for a few days so we'll celebrate then :)

Update on the water: It has stopped dripping. Yay!!! We have been here almost 4 years and we have never had a problem like this so I was a little (maybe an understatement. lol) worried for a while but it is looking better now.

School was cancelled again today because of the roads. Aparently there was a lot of water on the road last night and some flooding in the area so it is quite a mess out there. I want to go later this morning to see what the river looks like (and of course take some pictures).

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Ian is in love!

Ian fell in love on the weekend. He won't stop talking about her.

He told Grammie yesterday the she is a cowgirl.

Her name is Tehwana (not sure if I spelled it right but that is close).

We went to the farm 3 times on the weekend to see her and we had to go back tonight to see her again. She is all he talks about!

Wanna see a picture?

Here she is...................

She is about a month old and seems to have taken to Ian too. She was licking his jacket while he patted the top of her head and then she started nibbling on his pant leg.

Ian came home Saturday night and asked if we could buy a farm so we could buy the calf!

This is a better picture of her. It was really hard to get a good picture because wouldn't stay still for very long :)

I was also taking some pictures of the horses because Lucas' birthday is this weekend and I thought for a present I would enlarge a picture of one of his horses.

This is Tex, he was one of last year's colts. What do you think of this picture? I may have to go back up by myself to try again. I am happy with this one but I kind of wanted one of one of the mares.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

What we've been up to

I don't really know where the time goes. I always have good intentions to post more often but I guess life gets in the way. LOL!

The last few days I have been researching/looking for a new camera and bugging everyone around me. I'm sure Joe is tired of me talking
about cameras but he's going to have to listen for a little longer until I get one. Hehehe.

This is a hostess gift I did for the last stamper's group party. I don't know how well you can see it but the center of the flower is covered with the new chunky glitter. It is so sparkly in real life!

I don't think I mentioned it before but Ian started taking skating lessons a few weeks ago. Well sort of. He went the first week, then Emma was sick and I had stamp camp so Joe couldn't take him the second week and then last week we were all sick. Tomorrow is the next class and there is supposed to be a big storm so it will probably be cancelled. Anyway, we have been taking him at least once a week so he can get on the ice and what a difference! He went from hardly being able to stand up on his own to moving all around the ice. I put skates on a couple of weeks ago and he is doing better than me. LOL!

And this is what Emma has been up to :)

A few nights ago we were getting ready for bed time. Joe and I were getting their snacks ready and we went into the living room to find her like this. The orange on her nose stained a little but the rest came off.

Thursday morning I came in from taking Ian to the bus stop (the end of the driveway) and she had colored all over her hands in black and purple. I guess at least it isn't the walls ;-)

Friday, February 01, 2008

Exciting News!

I have been a little behind on the news the last few days so I just found out today that Stampin' Up! has a special on the starter kit that starts today.

From now until March 17th new demonstrators will recieve 20% off the starter kit plus can choose any stamp set from the catalogue free! This means the starter kit is only $208. Whooo hoo! This is the best price I have seen on the kit. Let me know if you would like more information on this special.

Also, I just finished setting up a buisness website. I have been thinking about starting one for some time now and finally decided tonight was the time to do it. LOL! Please visit and let me know what you think. Just be kind........I just set it up tonight and I haven't had a chance to do many up-dates. Over the next couple of days I will be adding cards and projects and I will up-date my calander. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to comment here or e-mail me. I would love to hear your feedback. Here is the link.

As you can see I didn't get to download the pictures off my camera today. We are supposed to have a storm tomorrow so I should have some time to do that (and maybe stamp/scrap) since we will be stuck inside :)

What a week......

Last Friday Emma came down with the flu and had it through till Monday or Tuesday (I can't remember now-the days kind of blend together when you are up all night. LOL). Then I got it Tuesday night and was fine by Thursday morning except for being sore and this headache I can't seem to get rid of. This morning Ian woke up saying that he wasn't feeling well and within half an hour he was sick. I can't wait till this is all done and we can get on with things (like stamping...hehehe).

On the upside we had stamp camp last weekend and had a really good time. I think I took pictures of some of the projects. I will try to download them off my camera sometime today and will post something later.

I just wanted to update some of you that have been asking what is going on. I even got an e-mail saying that Angie commented on Mom's blog wondering where I was. Too funny. Sorry for leaving you all hanging :)

Oh! Did you all know that Sale-a-bration starts today! Whoo hooo! That is the other thing I am working on (in between cleaning up puke-sorry I couldn't resist. LOL!), I am trying to figure out what to order for my pre-order from the new mini (starting March 1st) and of course what SAB sets I "need".