A productive Sunday

I had a goal in mind today, and that was to at least make a card. And - Go me! - I made two. I really do try to stamp whenever I can. But I can't tell you the last time I scrapbooked. That is something that I really need to do. There is just so little time!

Our evacuees are scheduled to go back to Beaumont tomorrow around 10:00 am. They are happy to be going back home, but also worried about what they will find when they get there. They do not know the state of their homes and belongings, but I know they are desperately hoping for the best. Please continue to pray for them as they go home tomorrow. It will be a long and stressful ride for them all.

Anyway, here are the cards for today. :)

This one is with the Cheers to You stamp set and the sweet always paper. Great pinks in this paper! I put some dazzling diamonds on the drinks to give them a little sparkle! We all need fun pink girls night every-now-and-then, right?

Besides wanting to do something fun, I was also in a fall mood today. Really wanted to do something halloween-ish, but this is what I did instead. Maybe I can get something halloween-y during the week. Wouldn't that be nice.

That's all for tonight.


Back at it again...

Thursday night we got 100 more evacuees from hurricane Ike. I went and worked Friday night and then spent most of the day yesterday at the church. We lost electricity because of the storm, both at home and at the church. I've been cleaning and doing laundry, talking with the kids and just been an extra pair of hands. I hate that I won't be able to help much this week because of school. Please keep these people in your prayers; as of right now they do not know when they will be able to go home. I had the chance to worship with some of these people last night, and I received the blessing. Some of these families are in such good spirits, and are so thankful. I for one am happy to serve.

We have some debris in the yard, but luckily nothing major. There were trees and power lines and poles down all over the area. A few trees were down across the road and on houses just a few houses down the road. We were/are lucky.

A few days ago I did manage to stamp a few cards last weekend. This is one of the cutest stamp sets that I got from the new Stampin' Up! catalog! :) The owls are too cute! Mom said that she never would have thought that owls would be popular again.
I used the new Washington Apple pattern paper! Super cute colors with new Riding Hood Red and then of course the great Pumpkin Pie!


Give-Away Results!!

Hey ladies! It has been a fun week, getting to stop by your sites and have you pop over for a little visit to mine... :) But the time you've been waiting for is here!

Random.org picked the following lucky ladies to be winners!

Here are your random numbers:
1 3 16
Timestamp: 2008-09-06 20:51:32 UTC

So, Mary of IsabellasCloset, Mary Isabella of Daisy Bouquet, and Jann of A Vintage Heart - you are all winners!! Please email me your snail mail address so that I can get these goodies out to you!

Thank you to everyone who commented - be on the look out for more goodies soon!


Give Away Time

I can not walk from one side of my studio without having to step over something - and it is all boxes of scrapbook stuff that is just sitting here - without purpose or place. So - I've got 3 - count them - 3! give aways today! Post in the comments section by Friday, September 5, and I will draw Saturday morning for 3 lucky people!
Prize #1
This is a collection of 55 8x8 scrapbook papers! Most have 2 sheets of each design, but the others just have 1. Bright Cheery Colors! :)
Prize # 2
This is a collection of 72 6x6 scrapbook papers and cardstock. I had joined one of those monthly kit things, and never used a drop. Nice. Various patterns and styles - good companies: Chatterbox, SEI, Creative Imaginations, and Reminisce - just to name a few.

Prize #3
A collection of unmounted, red-rubber stamps. These are from Purple Onion Designs, again from the monthly kit I was in. There is a complete Alphabet, a set of numbers, card sentiments, the words bliss, joy, happy, thanks, XOXO and a to:/from: stamp. Sorry I couldn't photograph these well. You will need to either mount these yourself, or use with an acrylic block.
Remember - post a comment by Friday, September 5 to get in on the fun! Look for more give-aways in the future!


This morning

LeeAnna was watching Leap Frog Letter Factory, and she has all the toys out of the box, spread all over the floor. Earlier she was in the toy box *with* all the toys.

So, I snapped a few pictures.

Then, here is the conversation that followed.
L: Who are you taking a picture of?
Me: You.
L: Here, take a picture of my skunk. (referring to the mouse)
Me: Silly - that's a mouse not a skunk.
L: Oh. Well, take a picture of the mouse.
Me: Well, hold it up so that it's pretty.
L: Take a picture of kitty too.
Me: Ok.

How do you confuse a mouse and a skunk? Ah! It's fun to be 3.

Want to know why I haven't stamped...

I'll show you.

You think we've got enough stuffed animals? They had all been out for a "sleep parade." They were lined up from one end of the living room to the other - all supposed to be asleep. And then after our nap, we certainly had the giggles. LeeAnna didn't want her picture taken. But, oh well. :) Ha!

Aunt Bee has been a busy lady. But I've got some banners that I can't wait to show you, and hope to work on some cards and things this weekend. :)

Have a great day!



Just letting you know that I'm still alive. Granted, it doesn't seem like that some days.
I wanted to post a card that I just made! (yes!!) I made it for Kristina's Color Challenge 12. I gotta say - she is one talented gal. I am just happy that I had a few minutes to do something with my stuff. Of course, after I sat down, I didn't know what I wanted to do.
The colors this week are Sahara Sand, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White.

Sorry I've been quiet. I've been keeping my friend's little girl this summer 4 days a week. So, the weekends are when I have time to sit down and do things. And don't expect much next week, since it is VBS week, and I've still got things to do. (And I don't like the feeling of that much unfinished business.)
I'm going to go work on some banners. I'm surprised that this didn't end up covered in glitter. I know I've been covered in it for the last couple of days. (Esp. since I spilt my new brown glitter all in my lap last night...) *ha*
Happy Stampin'! :)



I'm really sorry. I can't believe that it has really been since February since I sat down and did a little post for you. I've been supremely busy - but I guess that is really no excuse. (or maybe it is?)

Lots of things have been going on. But the best news is that there are only 9 more days of school! WOW!! And I still have a whole lot to cover with these babies. A whole lot more...
Today was field day, broke out and wore a pair of shorts! And let me tell you - you could spot my big ol' white legs across the football field. LOL!! Some of my kids were in the mood to whine today - so I had to hear crying at each event. Joy. *NOT!!*

I really wish that I had some new cards or scrapbook pages, or *something* to show you. But I don't. I really wish that I did. I made a REALLY cute card for my Nana for mother's day, but I forgot to take a picture of it. But you would have been so proud to see that I actually do remember how to stamp.

I am really tired right now, but my plan is to stamp TOMORROW!!! And so maybe - just maybe - there will be something new to show you. Maybe I'll dream up something awesome!!

ETA: Hey!

I don't think I ever put my flamingo page online for you to see. So, there. Sorry it looks a little crooked. I had trouble getting it to stand up for the picture.


a lot going on...

I have a lot going on right now with work and all, so the stamping has slacked. I am working on gathering up some blog treats to share with you, so check back for more information on that. :) Here are a few other projects that I made not long ago. I thought that you might need a little brandy tidbit. *hehe*

I new stamps on the way - so look for new things soon!

This is a swing/flip-flop card that I made. Polka dots and glitter. What could be better?

I certainly love the little western flair! This was a smaller sized card. Large and small star punches. And stars are my favorite shape.

well - stars and of course - polka-dots! :)


a card or two...

So, this card I whipped up this morning, while I was (still am) doing laundry. This is for Sketch Challenge 161 over at Splitcoast. I really like the sketch challenges. I had some new things sitting, (since I haven't had much time to stamp lately) and so I thought that I *needed* to stamp this morning. It was important to my health. (that's what I say anyway... at least my mental health...)

This card I made to send to Stampin' Up. They were collecting submissions for display stampers for convention, and I really, really wanted to apply with my submissions. But I wasn't able to get my things mailed, even though I had made them in plenty of time. I'll post the other 2 cards and scrapbook layouts a little later. I'm still a little disappointed with myself. But I guess I could still send a few things in. I never know what might happen.

I *NEED* to go outside and take some pictures of MY NEW CAR!!! It is certainly a monumental deal! I had my hooptie little blazer, and I traded her in for a hot tamale tahoe! :) It has been so rainy lately that I need to rinse her off before I take some pictures. So - look for that soon...
(yes, I cried driving off the lot - because I had my little blazer for almost 7 years. You gals will understand getting attached... or at least Mom will...)

I'll post some more things later... I need to go munch. :) hehe!


I really stamped!

Just a couple of cards that I made over the Christmas holidays. Was nice to get a chance to sit at the scrap table and make something. I don't know about you, but it sure gives me a good feeling. :)

For this card I wanted to use the darker gray color that SU! has put out in the last new catalog. I wanted to go with something elegant, although, I'm not sure if I accomplished that. I used the silver encore ink to give it some real shine. :)

This was for a sketch challenge over at Splitcoast, and my proportions got a little off. But with a little tweaking - all is well. I used a color combo out of the new Spring-Summer catalog, which, btw - I'm waiting on pins and needles to get - and it hasn't even shipped yet?!?!?! (I'm a sad case indeed...)

The weather around here has been crazy. From 17* a few nights ago, to nearing 70-ish today, my head feels like it is in a blender. My goal is to stamp a few things, and take it easy. I really wasn't prepared to go to school thursday and friday - but we made it. The kids weren't really ready either.

Have yourself a good day. I'm off to stamp a bit! ;)


Happy New Year!

Wow! It is 2008! Sorry for the silence on my end. Trying to get a few things done, and Christmas with first graders NEVER has a dull moment. I've been trying to get rested before we go back to school Thursday. (which I think just a week and a 1/2 is too short...)

I haven't been at my stamp table quite as much as I'd like, but believe it or not - I've whipped out a few things! Exciting huh?!

The first that I want to show you is this great pennant banner that I made based on a tutorial over at Splitcoast. There's not any stamping, but I had a lot of fun making it. It really is very simple.

Here is a close-up of one of the "E"s. I don't think the camera shows all the glitter very well.

I've got to run, but I'll be back shortly. :)