Saturday, June 30, 2007
The Rules: …. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment. sounds like fun, right? here we go...
1. I am afraid to drive on bridges over water when my kids are in the car (it is getting better as they age. When they were all small and "non-swimmers" my knuckles were totally white!
2. I have a dream to become a sculptor (I've only practiced with playdoh...but reading the agony and the ecstacy is downright painful for me!)
3. I believe I can do anything (blame my mom for that one...she must have told me that when I was at an impressionable age)
4. I believe in the goodness of mankind. I think the best of people and when they let me down, I am crushed!
5. I'm training for a triathalon with my sisters. If you know me...you are laughing. Enjoy that!
6. I love music of all kinds. I can listen to opera one day and Country the next. It is like people...it all has something to offer.
7. I can't play games on the XBOX because they make me motion sick. Figure that one out...
Now I am taggin 7 more people. I hope they play along!
Elsie Flannigan http://elsieflannigan.blogspot.com/ (one can dream...)
Christina Twing http://forloveofpaper.blogspot.com/
Beth Thomas http://astampingoodtime.blogspot.com/
http://thewoodenporch.blogspot.com/ ( she won't give her name but she makes me laugh!!)
Brynn Wennen http://www.createandsharewithbrynn.blogspot.com/
Michelle Tweedy http://www.painteddesertserenade.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
I promise to post something stamped later today...right now....I'm going back to check on my new catalog. You know, when they are just born like this, they need lots of attention....If you would like one of your own....you know what to do! Get out that calendar and pick a date!
Monday, June 25, 2007
In other news...I was innocently walking through the grocery store this morning when I was suddenly assaulted by several rather large bags of carrots. They just jumped right into my cart! It was a rather pleasant surprise when I saw there very reasonable price. I decided to bring them home. My children cheered and promptly picked up the peeler and assumed their positions for the canning ritual that has become an almost daily occurance at our home this summer. My daughter actually had two friends come over and help. I didn't even ask for this help, I promise! But heck, I'm not dumb enough to turn them away! I think they had fun....we ended up with 60 pints and 7 quarts of carrots. I may have to do more....my vegetarian daugther has already opened two pints to eat and they are still warm from the oven!
Aren't they lovely?? (The girls are pretty cute too! )I 'paid' the girls for their services by treating them to a movie. If you have not gone to see Evan Almighty yet, GO! It is a wonderful movie!! WAY better than Bruce Almighty. (sorry Jim) Steve can be funny without being naughty! What a thought! It was funny, clean and frankly...inspiring. I highly recommend it.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
The next card I made is from the same set, just another stamp. I started with a card base of Soft Sky, another new color in the SU catalog next year. I stamped the floral bough with craft white and then cut off 2/3 of the front of the card. I stamped the bough again on a piece of whisper white with the Soft Sky stamp pad and mounted it under the flap of the card. I thought it looked a bit like fabric so I added a faux stitch line with my piercing tool and white gel pen. I also used the gel pen to add dots to the middle of the flowers. I tell ya, once I get that gel pen out I just go crazy with it! I pulled out my Be Happy set and stamped the "smile" with Soft Sky. I wanted a scallop around that, but I don't have one yet so....I pulled out my word window punch and punched out a bunch of those. The punched out piece was just long enough to mount behind the smile circle and hand over like two 'scallops.' I just kept sticking them around until I had a full scalloped circle. I have to admit....this is one of my few orginal ideas! yay for me! I took my piercer tool and poked a hole in each scallop just to add some more texture. The dot on the 'i' is one of the new Ice rhinestone brads. I love these!! To finish off the card I tied some narrow white organdy and silver cording around the front of the card and rubbed the white cardstock edges with my Soft Sky pad. This card does make me smile! I can't wait to play with it more!
Friday, June 22, 2007
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Because of all this canning and a certain birthday (my daughter's) I haven't had much time to stamp the last few days. I am sharing a card I made for a swap a few years ago that features a couple of sets that are retiring. The girlfriends is one of our favorite sets. My youngest daughter especially likes it. On this card she is colored in with the M3. The background is a fun tie-dye technique using the Sketch it set. I stamped the big flower in only orange, green galor, pink passion and yoyo yellow. After I had the paper pretty covered, I spritzed it with water from a squirt bottle. The colors all blended together like a nice tie-dye shirt from Joe's crab shack. The cardstock can start to curl a bit so I usually put it under a heavy book til it dries. You can really get wild with this technique. Have fun!!
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
After talking with my new canning friend and not being able to find directions for canning pickles in the oven, I decided to play it safe and use my steamer. It went pretty fast, but....only five jars at a time. So....after three steamer batches, I went ahead and did a batch in the oven. 275 degrees for about 35 minutes. You know what? They sealed faster than the steamed ones! I love that little "clink" sound you hear when they seal. I wait around and count them with each batch. The steamed ones took quite a while but the oven ones just started singing right away! So...I'm pretty much sold on the oven idea. For those of you that have been looking at the idea on the internet and reading all those "don't do this!!" notes, all I can say is...it is working! One difference from what I have read and what I actually do is that I DO cover my jars with the lids. This does allow the stuff in the jar to get hot enough.
Anybody want some pickles? I think I may have to branch out to relish tomorrow....
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
I am totally loving this new patterned paper...it is so bright and cheerful! Of course, you can't go wrong with daisies.
My goal this week, again, is to take pictures of my craft room. As soon as I find my desk I will do that! In the mean time, Sharon has some awesome pictures of her room you can look at, as well as some pictures of the new SU In Color papers from the new catalog. Go check it out! I'm going to go clean....maybe....
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Fold your strip of paper and your grid paper in half. Be sure to fold on a line of the grid paper.
When you get all your cuts done you can pull the paper out of the grid paper and open it flat.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Sunday, June 3, 2007
Your Partner: Supportive
Your Hair: Dark
Your Mother: The best
Your Father: My Hero
Your Favorite Item: Piano
Your Dream Last Night: Thirsty
Your Favorite Drink: Water
Your Dream Car: Jaguar!
Your Dream Home: In it!
The Room You Are In: Bedroom
Your Fear: Water
You Want To Be In 10 Years: Young
Who You Hung Out With Last Night: Husband
Your Not: Perfectionist
One Of Your Wishlist Items: Bind it all
The Last Thing You Did: played the piano
You Are Wearing: Brown
Your Favorite Weather: windy
Your Favorite Book: Magnificent obsession
Last Thing You Ate: Brownies with ice cream
Your life: Full
Your Mood: Happy
Your Best Friend: Michelle!
What Are You Thinking About Right Now:Why I ate those brownies...
Your Car: dirty
What Are You Doing At The Moment: Listening
Relationship Status: Married
What Is On Your TV: Dust
What Is The Weather Like: Beautiful!
When Is The Last Time You Laughed: Today
Now I'm supposed to tag some people....so I am taggin a couple sites that inspire me for different reasons. These gals have some awesome stuff to share! Check them out!