Saturday, April 26, 2008

New Header Photo!

It's Springtime so it's time for the birdie to go and flowers to go up in it's place! Here's another "Breanna Original" for my header! She took this picture in my Grandmother-in-law's garden last year! I really liked it so it's the header picture....for now! She has so many great selections to choose from I might have to change it again! LOL!


Friday, April 25, 2008

Single Layer Card


One more camera phone picture to upload and my DH will be home! YEAH! I can't wait! Almost 19 years of being together and I still hate when he's gone! Like a sad puppy in a window! LOL! Anyway, here's an idea I had in my head for a while and thought I'd give it a try! What do you think?!!

I used all SU Products including the stamp set - "Embrace Life"! The paper is Taken with Teal, Bashful Blue and Whisper White. I didn't have all the matching inks so I used Sky Blue ink and black! I scribble colored the flowers with the Taken with Teal marker though! The corners were done with the ticket punch. I still like how it turned out and can see more being made....soon!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Stamp Camp April 27

Well if you're anything like my you're a very curious, impatient, gotta know, have it now type of person! Instant gratification that is! That being said, I am posting a few pictures of the things we're making at this Sunday's Stamp Camp! I have a couple of other things still in the works but, for now enjoy these pictures! Sorry about the clarity but my DH is still gone so I took these photos with my phone again! Don't forget you can click on the pictures to get a better look too!

This is a "gate fold" card. It uses the set "A Little Birdie Told Me"

This is a candle holder we'll be using the new Stampin Up "rub on's" with! These are so versatile as to the surfaces you can put them on! The pink paper is in there just so you can see the rub-on better!

If I had to choose a favorite I think it would be this one! This is a "Z-fold" card using a hostess stamp of a "Plumeria"! I just love how elegant you can make a card with this stamp. If you look closely the first layer has a brushing of silver on it too! I can't wait to show you how simple it is to do that!

This card is made using the little note cards that come from SU complete with envelopes! There are 3 different colors and I chose to use the Kraft color. Since the picture isn't the clearest, you can't see the pink "ty" behind the thank you words! It's much prettier in person!

Well, I hope you're planning to be at my house on Sunday! I'm looking forward to seeing you and so is my personal baker! I hope you like chocolate as she found a new brownie mix to try!

Talk to you all soon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thank You Tree Card

Okay, remember I said in my last post "bless the inventor of the camera phone"?! Well that being said, I am uploading a picture of a card I made tonight. It's a thank you card using some new stamps I just got yesterday from "Paper Trey Ink", an online stamp company. The set I got was for Father's Day and I just loved the trees and the compass that came with it so stay tuned for more from this set! Anyway, I made this card as a "thank you" for my administrators at school. This week is secretary appreciation week and they took us out for lunch! It was a very nice and leisurely lunch that we all enjoyed! I decided to make them this card to thank them for being great people to work for/with! If you notice I used all SU products (stamps being the exception) but I bet you can't guess what the tie was made from!! You know how you get clothes sometimes and the tags are attached with a string instead of those annoying plastic things?! Well, I saved one thinking I might have a use for it and voila! There it is in action! LOL! So Breanna will be happy as I recycled something on "Earth Day"! I hope you can see the card well enough in the picture to enjoy it!

I'm a little chatty tonight as I drank some tea a little later then I should have and can't sleep right now! LOL! The caffeine is killing me but my tummy feels better for having drank it!

Here I Am!

The funniest thing keeps happening to me! The other day I was walking down the hallway at work and saw this lady I knew! When I walked into my office I'll be darned if she wasn't walking out! Now it was really getting weird when I started seeing her at my house...... LOL! It was ME! LOL! Seriously, things have been so crazy busy between home and work I was running into myself coming as I was going! What kept me so busy that I haven't been on here, have missed a swap I really wanted to do and more?! Well at work it's not only report card time but we're deep into winding down the 07/08 school year AND winding up (yep - winding UP!) for next school year already! After printing over 1,000 report cards, doing untold numbers of audits and filing out the, well you know - I'm still going strong! I haven't even been running as I've had a mystery pain in my side that is aggravated by running. This pain is baffling the doctors as they x-rayed my pelvis and did an ultrasound and found nothing! Weird thing is though.... the pain is in my left side under my ribcage! I'm thinking like a real estate agent here perhaps but, isn't location everything?! I have gotten some good drugs (hello valium!) off of it but, well, I took two and let's just suffice it to say... not doing those anymore!LOL! I'm dealing with it as best I can while the doctors look up their anatomy books to decide what to do next (my elbow x-rayed perhaps?!) My DH is out of the country this week too and took my camera with him, well okay he took the family camera with him so I haven't been able to take any pictures unless I used my camera phone! Bless the inventor of that little baby! So anyway, that's me for the last week or so! Crazier then usual but still here! LOL!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Cute Drawings

Not many know this but, I have a brother, in the Navy, who is currently serving in Iraq. He's been there since December last year. He has missed a few holidays already and a couple of other important dates as well! Valentine's day was one of those but a couple of the kindergarten classes at my school wanted to "share the love" and they made him a bunch of Valentines! They were SO cute! Well his birthday is coming next week so I asked them if they would draw him some pictures! These little children are SO talented! I scanned a few of the pictures they drew in to share since they are SO cute! Each child had to draw a picture of themselves with the birthday person. Since they don't really know what he looks like they all made their own interpretation of him in their pictures! So, being in a multi-cultural school you can only imagagine how unique each adorable picture is! LOL! Here they are below!

A friend of mine's daughter did this one!

This little girl's is very talented! He can even read the writing in a mirror!

Yikes I hope he doesn't burn his head being so close to the sun!

My personal favorite here! Do you think they saw him first thing in the morning?! LOL! This is probably closest to his likeness as he is bald and works out on his muscles a lot! Gotta trim those nails though!

He'd probably like to be nice and tall like they drew him in this one! He's one of the shortest in my family! I'm taller, not by much though, then he is! LOL!

Friday, April 4, 2008

We Have Cupcakes!

One of my friends from school has a baby who is turning the BIG "1" tomorrow! I remember when she first said "I'm pregnant"! Well we were talking in the teacher's lounge one day at lunch and she saw a magazine with cupcake pictures on it. One thing led to another and, after a few conversations, she decided she'd like for me and Breanna to help her make Cookie Monster cupcakes and an Elmo cake! I wish the coloring had been darker but they really turned out cute! She's so cute and so fun so making these with her was a blast! Take a look at how cute they turned out!

Making these sure did make me miss not getting to make these sort of cute cakes and cupcakes for my kids any more! Maybe I can talk Breanna into a Barbie or Princess themed party.........................LOL! I doubt it! LOL!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

I was thinking yesterday, no pain involved here either! Here I am in D.C., it's Cherry Blossom Festival time and we have yet to go! We're hoping my brother can come up the last weekend of it and we'll see it for, what may be, our last time! When we went last time it was gorgeous! Sunny, a little cool but nothing beat the flowers! So here are a few pictures from a couple of years ago

My DH took this great picture and I just love it! We have it as our screen saver too!

Here's a close up!

The festival is set up all over with lots of events and, is it ever PACKED! This is the only shot of the lake/pond we could get! Sorry but we're in it (the "Polo pals"! LOL!) and blocking it but you can see some of it - just enough to tease! Doesn't it make you feel warm?!

I added this shot of the White House too. It's another picture in our screensaver too. It's beautiful and both my DH and daughter claim to have taken it! LOL! They had their own cameras and were taking pictures of everything! There is actually a fence around the WH but you just have to stick your hands and camera through to get a shot "bar free"! LOL! It was also taken a little later in the year as you can probably tell by the flowers!