Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bountiful Harvest


Stamp is Penny Black, CS is Garden Green, Chocolate and Bamboo.  It is colored with chalks.  I tried this stamp two other times with chalk pencils (too heavy) and cream chalks (way to light).  The image is stamped with Versa Mark.  Embellishments are CTMH Chocolate Collection.  I distressed around the edges of the Bamboo with Chocolate.

I had every intention of posting last night after I watched Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy with Jim.  I was going to use that time to work on blanket I’m cross stitching for Kambrie.  I think I got one row done and the next thing I knew it was 8:45pm.  I crawled out of my chair, got my jammies on and went to bed.  And then I was up way to many times going to the bathroom.

Today was another delightful day spent doing some outside work.  The leaves are beautiful but not quite at peak.  And they are falling like mad.  Yesterday as I was putting some of my yard stuff away I noticed there was a hole in the roof of the storage shed.  Jim went out and looked and discovered a big limb had come down on it during a big wind we had the other day.  He repaired it today. 

I was talking to Leola the other day and Kambrie was making noises.  That was pretty neat. 

Time to go get some supper.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This card makes me laugh.  I wanted to do a card with the bat and hat to tell you a story but didn’t want a traditional Halloween card.  Stamp images are from Inkadinka Doo. I put Diamond Stickles on the hat and bat and Orange Stickles on the pumpkin.  Pieces are mounted on Autumn Terracotta Textured paper.  Card base is New England Ivy Textured paper.  The print paper is BoBunny Mango Luau Dude.  100_2675 The ribbon brad is purple with green brad.  Checked ribbon is a scrap that I had.  Felt flower is from Prima.  And I used a Bitty Sparkle from CTMH.  Stripped paper in the corner is the opposite side of the flower paper and I put a purple button on it.  And I use my piercer   around the edges of the flowers.  I also used an orange brad and black and orange sparkles.

Now for the stories.  When Sam about  6 or 7 he asked me if I was going to dress up for Halloween and replied no.  He said he wanted me to dress up like a witch.  I thought that was rather odd and asked him why.  And he told me he like the pointy hats.  So I dressed up. 

This summer about day break Jim got up to use the bathroom and I saw a shadow of something flying.  When he came back to bed I said “There is something flying around in here”.  He turned on the light and checked all four corners but saw nothing.  I pulled the covers over my head and went back to sleep.  That evening as I was shutting the living room drapes guess what came flying out.  You got it a bat.  Sam got one of our fishing nets from our ponds and captured it and spent a while looking it. 

Talked to Leola and she and Kambrie are doing fine.  Said the baby is a natural at nursing. 

Jim gets an A+ for today.  He went golfing in the morning and then was going to town to do some errands and asked if I needed anything.  I needed one skein of floss from JoAnn’s.  Gave him the number and told him the color and he came home with the right one. 

Time to go get some dinner.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Ready To Take On The World

This is Kambrie at four days old.  In this photo I can see Leola.  She is being held by PJ’s father.  They live in New Mexico only four hours away and we are four days away. 

Today I am counting my blessings even more.  Talked to Leola and she told me that PJ had picked up his grandparents and brought them to the hospital to see the baby.  On his way to take them back home  their car was rear ended and totaled.  But praise God that no one was hurt.

I am working on a couple of cards but don’t have the finished cause it was too nice out today and I spent some time getting the yard ready for winter.  And then I just sat in our backyard swing and watched the birds.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby Pics

Just got these photos on Facebook.  Can  you tell I am a very excited  Great-Grandma!  These brought happy tears to my eyes.  Now I have to get busy and finish the cross stitching on a blanket I am doing for her.  Wish I could just reach through cyberspace and cuddle her.  I called all my friends and told them to check out my Facebook page.  And I’ll have to print them out for my brag book.  LOL

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

She Is Here!


Kambrie Rose Romero was born this morning at 4:30 am.  She weighs 6lb13oz and is 18 inches long and has dark hair.  As far as I know Mom, Baby and Dad are fine.  Leola called me at 8am which is 6am their time.  She had been in labor all night.  PJ was watching them clean up the baby.  We will be out there in a month.  I am so excited. 

This is the card I made to send to the happy parents.  It is one of the new clear cards from CTMH.  Yesterday I had a gathering at my house and our consultant said you could put the clear cards through the Cuttlebug, so we had to try it.  We used the folder Stylized Flowers.  At first I thought I would make it into a wedding card but when Leola called this morning with the good news I knew I was making a baby card.  I looked through all my baby patterned paper and nothing worked.  Then I got out my flowered vellum and this one hit the spot.  When I looked to see what the name was I knew I had the right paper.  It is called Wild Rose and is by K and Company.  I have probably had the paper for a couple of years.  Then I backed it with Hollyhock CS.  I used my Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities to cut out the circle for rose paper as I wanted to make sure I got the flowers ( a couple of rosebuds) to show.  I used my Cricut to cut out two 4 1/2 circles of Hollyhock.  The ribbon is CTMH Ribbon Rounds Summer Celebration Organdy. 

Still having a cool, windy and sometimes rainy September.  Yesterday Jim and I went for our mile walk.  When we first started it was cold and windy  and a few raindrops but about 3/4ths of the way the sun came out and it was hot and I had to take off my sweatshirt.  Tomorrow is supposed to be nice and Thursday nasty.  Jim needs to re-roof our basement entry way so he is hoping a couple of good days in a row. 

Time to get some dinner going.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

A Hole In One?

100_2671 I got the  idea for this card from a flyer in Michael’s.  They used two stamps from the Stampendous line of stamps.  One is called Little Golf (C195) and the other is Changito Golfer (D170).  Michael’s didn’t have the stamps and a search on Stampendous’ website came up empty so either it is a brand new stamp or a discontinued one.  I used the golfer from a retired CTMH golf set.  The round green is part of a stamp from Northwoods Stamp Co.  And I used a golf ball brad.  Paper is from the Passages paper pack.  Ribbon is chocolate from CTMH.

The weather is less than desirable, looks more like the end of fall rather than the beginning.  We have been having rain and lots of wind.  At least it isn’t cold. 

Still no baby.  Talked to Leola a little while ago and she was on her way to the dr.  Her due date was always Sept 5 ( our 51st anniversary) but then a couple of weeks ago the dr changed it to Sept 13 and the next week proceeded to tell her she would probably come in a week.  She sounded good and said she would call after she got home. 

Sunday we went to Traverse City for our anniversary dinner.  We met my cousins there and had a good time at Red Lobster.  They are headed back to Phoenix next Sunday.  They have a summer cottage near Traverse City. 

All three Sams are loving their new apartment.  All are working two jobs.