Monday, July 27, 2009

Daughter got bit by the Tim bug...

Bethany loved the one necklace I made on Saturday so much, that she asked if she could make her own. So after her nap today, she did just that.

She painted her metal flowers and leaves...

She loved using the distress hammer... She was careful to not hit her fingers.

And she was so proud once the necklace was finished. Great job, don't you think?

A quick necklace with picture...

I can see how these could be addicting. Hardest part was deciding what photo to use. I actually printed it out twice and when I put them in the frame, I put one photo upside down. So, should the frame flip over, you'll see the same picture the right way up. [smart thinkin', I know....]

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Class with Tim...

Ideaology Intrique... I couldn't agree more! When I signed up and paid for this class well in advance, even the store didn't know what classes would be taught. I was thrilled beyond belief that the jewelry making class with all of Tim's goodies was the one I would be in!

Skydiving? check...
Bungy Jumping? check....
Taking a Tim Holtz class & hanging with Mario? check, check......

me and the Man

Here is Tim telling me how he's so excited I'm taking his class and how happy he is to finally meet me. ;)

me and Mario as we take photo number 97, trying for the "no neck" look. LOL

Mario hanging out by me...

My area to work (great seat -- right up front and on the end)

bracelet with dangle charm:

necklace #1

close up

A birdhouse inspired pin...

Close up:

Necklace #2

Close up:

A Paris themed Necklace #3

Close up:

I can now say I have all of the goodies it takes to make all of the necklaces and the birdhouse pin. My daughter has already requested to make her own metal flower necklace. Fun times...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

I'm a blog winner!

I won on a blog! Kim at think fast asked "what is your favorite summer treat?" She would pick three names to win some stamping magazines. I love stamping magazines and the ideas within them, so I left my comment.

I was so tickled to find out I was one of the three names! My magazines arrived today and I am one happy person. Doesn't take too much... some coffee, definately dessert, and some magazines from a lady I've never met but follow her blog for a while. Does it get any better? ;)

Here is the thank you card that is heading to Kim... the previous owner of these lovely magazines. Thank you so much, Kim from across the miles!

Thanks Chuck!

The other day, we took a drive to our friend's house and then he suggested we go to Chuck E Cheese's for lunch and to let Beth play. We had a great time. Here is a thank you card I made for our friend, Chuck, who treated us to lunch.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

My Orthopedic surgeon...

Gotta love him for putting me back together and making me feel human again.

He, along with my Neurosurgeon did a great job with the plates and screws that now make a home in my spine... C4, C5 and C6 to be exact.

I saw the doc the other day and got the A-OK that he's releasing me from his care... I'm so happy considering the last visit, he was talking about possibly having to go back in.

Made this for him as a thank you. If you ever need a good Orthopedic, send me a note!

I received a note from my orthopediac surgeon thanking me for my thank you card! I was so floored that this man would take the time out of his busy day to send me a thanks. Wow. He said he loved it. awwwwwww.....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

SU! party at my home...

What a great way to spend the late morning and half of the afternoon! We had so much fun creating these two cards and post it note holder with a spot for a pen.

We laughed, we talked, we created, we ate, we laughed, talked and created a whole lot more.

From L to R:
Barb (SU! demo Goddess), Terah in the back, Linda F in the front, then Dawn and Pat (my mom peaking over Dawn's shoulder). Me sitting, then Lis (who had just come from the dentist and one tooth pulled later!), Brandy (my fabulous cousin-in-law) and Lynn.

I should have taken a picture of the spread I made for lunch... a Honey baked ham, au gratin potatoes, steamed string beans, applesauce, my 'famous" cucumber and pasta salad and rolls... along with endless beverages. Didn't think of it until after all that was away and dessert was out!

Lemon bundt pound cake and a Chocolate Fantasy... chocolate cake/chocolate pudding/Cool whip and crushed Butterfinger candy bar.

And the three projects we made.

Ladies, thank you for a wonderful day! And to my hubby and John, who took Beth to the Aquarium -- and didn't turn around and come home after the threw up all over the car and herself. The guys cleaned her and car up, went to the store and got her a new t-shirt and socks. (I packed extra shorts but not a shirt or socks)... and continued on their way... :)

My girl -- stamper in training

My daughter woke from a nap yesterday, as I was in my office... She really wanted to make a card. So, she came in, sat down and made several cards! As you can see, she got more ink on HER than on the paper, but... we both had fun.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Black and whites...

A thank you card to a friend who gave us some cuttings of a few flowering trees...

Just a "hello" card to my "Aunt" Joyce and cousin Diann. Some times it's nice to get a card for no reason other then to say hi...

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Mojo on the Go Go...

The cards have almost been creating themselves... Love when that happens!

These were made from wallpaper, as I hosted a swap... All wallpaper!

Friday, July 3, 2009

A half a day all to myself...

My mom came over to play with Beth, so I had the later part of the morning and half of the afternoon (and then a nap time) to create. Love it when that happens...

A birthday card for Logan who turns one... (So happy how this came out. The bear is actually fuzzy, the balloon is 3-D and with Crystal Lacquer so it's smooth and shines... The wagon is cut out and layered and cut a slit by the paw so it looks like the bear is really holding it). I love when a card just comes together easily...

Poor gal is going to be lunch for the spider. I put Crystal Lacquer over the spider's eyes...

Great envelope maker called The Enveloper. I got mine HERE.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Rainy days are made for stamping...

Nothing says Florida like a gator, flamingo, and snowman... Snowman? :) See for yourself:

I love snowmen and this guy is ranks high on my favorites list. He's from Sparkle N Sprinkle and has several sayings for his sign, as well as the flamingo and gator above.

My daughter, looking thru the Sparkle N Sprinkle catalog... Future Stamper for sure!

This is a card that went out today for my inlaw's anniversary. I love this butterfly and the wing span!