Sunday, March 28, 2010

Surfin’ Grannie

T100_2608he paper for this card came from DCWV Summer Scrapbook in a kit.  Stamp is a $1.99 stamp from Ben Franklin.   Flip flops are from JoAnn’s.  Inside the card is the saying You are only a kid once, but you can be young for a lifetime.  Happy Birthday.  The sentiment comes with the surfing grannie.

I made this card in about 15 minutes from thought to finish.  I went down to my little corner and tried to color an image I had stamped the other day but it didn’t turn out.  So I was looking through my stuff and came across this paper and had an eureka moment when I knew the stamp I had to go with it.  LOL. 

Thursday we went to the dermatologist.  I got zapped a couple of times and Jim got off scott free.  Then we went looking for a new fridge.  Home Depot didn’t have what I wanted and at Lowe’s I probably could have ordered it and it would take a month to get here.  The next day we went into our local town (Sault Ste Marie).  Our first stop we saw one but we weren’t sure that it would fit so were going to go home and measure again.  At our next stop we found one that we knew would fit and it is being delivered Tuesday.  The fridge has to go between the counter and a wall so size is very critical. 

There was a tad bit of rain overnight and today was partly cloudy, by the weekend we could have temps 60-70. 

Time to go watch UnderCover Boss. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010


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When I saw this card on Kathi’s blog  I fell in love with it.  I used paper from the Silhouette pack since I didn’t have black and white polka dot paper.   There is natural hemp from CTMH in the buttons because they had four holes and I thought it looked funny.  Ribbon is from Joann’s.  Flowers are colored with a cranberry marker from CTMH.  Stems and leaves are colored with clover meadow.

It is a beautiful sunny day here.  Hubby and I just got back from a walk.  Not much going on around here.  I guess we lead dull lives.  No, we don’t lead dull lives, just everyday ordinary ones for which I am very thankful. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Spring Fever

Some friends and I got together and did some stamping.  One of my friends had this bird stamp.  I have no idea who it is by.  100_2601I looked but didn't write it down.  It is a wooden stamp.  The white crocheted flower is from CTMH’s White Daisy collection.  The heart button is from my stash.  Background paper is from the Silhouette collection. 

I have spring fever.  It has been 60 and sunny all week.  The snow is gone!  Today I raked one of my front flower beds after going to the dr and getting my neck and back cracked.  What a relief.  Jim brought two of our front porch chairs up and I sat outside.  However all good things must come to and end.  They are forecasting a big storm for this weekend.  Don’t know yet if it will be snow or rain.  Some of my crocuses are up and blooming.  Have one daffodil with buds on.  It is next to the house so should be okay if we get snow.  I have even written in my gardening journal that I started yard work March 17!


Kathi how are you coming along with your new computer.  I still have a couple of glitches with mine.  Mostly software I think.  One is a printing problem.  When I tell it to print more than 5 copies it just keeps printing.  I didn’t get a new printer as mine is still working good and I am used to it.  Then there is a mail merge problem in MSWord.  It will only print the first three names. 

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Is Coming


As I was cleaning my desk this lone card from Lasting Impressions was begging me to stamp something on it.  The stamp is from Stampin’ Up.  I colored it with Prisma colored pencils.  With just the stamped image the card was rather plain and as I had some dew drops on my desk I put them in the depressed embossed squares. 

It is really looking like spring this past week.  The snow is melting like crazy. It is so nice to drive on clear roads.  Although I’m sure we are going to get  some more nasty weather before it is finally nice for good.  The sun has been just wonderful this past week. 

About ten days ago I woke up with a stiff neck.  When it didn’t go away I put some heat on it, which made it worse.  Ice didn’t help either.  Since it was the weekend I had to wait until Monday to call the dr.  I got in on Wednesday and he told me I had a sinus infection.  This past Friday night I woke up at 1am  with my sinuses draining like crazy and my sciatic nerve was killing me so I got up and took some Tylenol PM.  I woke up at noon on Saturday feeling a zombie.  Today I feel like a real human and was up at 8am. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

And Baby Makes Three



For some reason this card didn’t photograph well.  Maybe I need to charge the battery.  Cardstock is white.  I used the baby buggy embossing die for the Cuttlebug and ran it through three times.  The ducks are from the Wild Card cartridge for the Cricket. I colored the beaks with an orange marker.  Ribbon is from JoAnn’s.  Sentiment says “Congratulations” and is Hero Arts. 

In September we are going to be great grandparents.  We have seen the ultrasound of the baby at 7 weeks. 

I really enjoyed watching the Olympics. Now I can go to bed at a decent hour.   I even watched hockey when the US was playing.  I thought that NBC did a very good job of covering them.  I liked the special interest stories the Mary Curillo did.