Friday, April 30, 2010

Sleeping Beauty


The bench and cat are one stamp from Art Impressions unmounted stamps.  There were several other stamps in the set.  The vines and flowers are small wooden Art Impressions stamps.  I used Twinkling H2o’s to color the image.  Flowers are stamped in CTMH’s Hollyhock.  I used watercolor paper.  It is mounted on CTMH Textured Dutch Blue.  The Cuttlebug Happy Birthday is the reverse side of the blue.

Today it was supposed to rain all day but not one drop fell.  I worked cleaning my area.  Still have some fine tuning to do.   I need to go and get some groceries, there is mighty slim pickings in this house.  Tomorrow I plan to spend it working on laundry and getting  some things ready that Leola wants us to bring out.  I hope it is somewhat nice tomorrow so I can work outside even for half an hour.  Sam has his second interview at Wal Mart  this week.  He has one algebra class that  he is taking this summer.  One of these years he will get through college. 

The trees here are really starting to leaf out.  Daffodils are all blooming, tulips are all coming up and some have buds.  And the black flies are out in force.  Gotta go get those groceries. 

Kathi, if  you ever get over this way, would love to have a cup of coffee with you.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Mighty Mac


This is the Mackinac Bridge as seen from the north end.  Every time we want to go south we have to cross this bridge.  It is 30 miles from our house.  Most of our doctors are south.  People that live north of the bridge are called Yoopers and those living below the bridge are called Trolls.  At one time the Mackinac Bridge was he longest suspension bridge in the country. 

I did not sleep well last night.  Hope it was the full moon.  Sam said he didn’t sleep well either.  I wanted to get down to my cards this afternoon but didn’t make it.  Only have  a week and a half before we leave for Colorado so I have to get with it. 

Jim left at 2 this afternoon to take our car to get the tires balanced.  Four hours later and $450 poorer he came home.  We needed new tires and the dealer didn’t have any in stock so had to go find some.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             100_0350

Saturday, April 17, 2010



When I saw this card in the Summer Close to My Heart Catalog I couldn’t wait to make it.  I will have to wait to May before I can order the paper pack and stamp set but I think I did pretty good.  The bird stamp is from Stampin’Up, the script stamp is Hero Arts and the flourish in the corner is CTMH’s Love Flourishes.  Metal frame is from CTMH.  CS is Bamboo, Chocolate, Colonial White and Garden Green.  The bird is stamped in Brilliance Coffee Bean and colored in a little with Prisma Color pencils.  The rest is stamped with CTMH Pepperwood (retired).  I put 2 lengths CTMH’s of Chocolate ribbon together and topped it with twill from CTMH.   The card is 4 1/2 inches square.

Thursday is was 75 degrees and yesterday and today in the 40’s with a cold wind.  This morning we had snow but it didn’t stick to the ground.   Thank goodness. 

Found out last week that the baby my granddaughter is carrying will be a girl.  At this moment her name is going to be Kambrie Rose.  She is due Sept 5.  We are going out to Colorado in May for her graduation from Cosmetology school and to attend a baby shower. 

The other day when I was in town I was very tempted to get some bark nuggets ( I use them for mulch in one of my flower beds) but I knew it was going to be cold and I didn’t want them sitting around.  I’m not sure what the forecast is for this coming week. 

Monday, April 12, 2010

A Round Peg Does Fit In A Square


The paper is from the You Rock paper collection.  CS is white, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim and Goldrush.  Orange sparkles are Hero Arts.  Flower brad in the middle is from my stash.  Stamp set is CTMH Playful Petals. 

Wow, it is the middle of the afternoon and I am posting.  That is because we are going to Petoskey for a Fit for Golf class for Jim. 

Last Friday our CTMH consultant gave us our Summer catalogs.  Boy do I ever like it.  So many neat card ideas and just what I need—a couple more paper packs that I just have to have.  There are also some neat stamp sets. 

I guess the biggest news around here is that we are going to have a great granddaughter.  Leola and PJ found out last Thursday that the baby is a girl.  They sent and ultrasound pic of her face and she is beautiful.  We are going out to Colorado next month when she graduates from cosmetology school and to attend a baby shower her friends are giving her.  The shower is early but Leola wanted to have when family could come. 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

I Have No Idea for a Title. LOL.


I saw a card made with the Animal Crackers Creative Basic Papers.  And it was bright and cheery.  Mine seems a little dull.  Might have to charge the camera battery. 


The last couple of days have been quite stressful.  Monday I don’t remember why I was stressed so it couldn’t  have been too bad.  Yesterday Jim was filling out a form to get our rebate for our new fridge.  He was having all kinds of problems with his printer –kept wanting to go to the fax(which we don’t use).  Finally I told him to go get the mail and I would install MS Word 2002.  He was using Word Perfect and in my opinion it is terrible.  Installing Word didn’t help.  Went to the fax program and shut off everything, still didn’t help.  I was ready to pull out my hair.  I thought I’d give Control Panel a try and Jim said click on Printers and Fax and when I did I saw the problem immediately.   The fax printer was checked. All I had to do was uncheck it and check the correct printer.  Today was some better.  I got my are cleaned and made a couple of cards.  Dinner was leftovers so that was easy. 

Tomorrow we are supposed to get 3-5 inches of wet heavy snow.  And maybe that is why I am somewhat stressed.  When I worked at school the kids were always hyper a few days before a storm.